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    Sites that make $1k/day with AdSense

    I'm curious if anyone knows of any sites that make more than $1k/day in Google Ads? Even better would be a forum that does. I'm serving up 400k impressions a day and looking to improve my ad placements to maximize revenue potential - just curious how other successful sites might be doing it.

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    You mean 400,000 pageviews a day
    Why dont your give more insight of your site, like website address, when was it launched, visitors a day........

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    In all honesty, I doubt that any webmaster will reveal his big money makers on this forum as it will generate unnecessary competition for his site. As for knowing about sites that certainly earn that much money have a look at www.ask.com and
    www.about.com for example.

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    I've heard of multiple people doing 1k/day in adsense on these forums, but not from one site. The only one I can think of is ebaumsworld, he profits about $500,000 a month and I think 1/3 of that is adsense.

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    I've been playing around with placements, but while the past week has shown a daily rise in the number of ad impressions (and an increase in the click throughs), the actual revenue per day has declined.

    I'm told that forums in general do poorly with AdSense. If my rate were in the 2%-3% CTR, then I'd be a happy man, lol.
    Last edited by extremefitness; May 13, 2005 at 10:23.

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    500k page views a day is not hard to achieve, especially in a forum. You would need a lot more the 500k impressions a day to make 1k from adsense.
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    I believe that to be true if what I am hearing about forums doing poorly in general with AdSense; however, that doesn't mean that someone should focus entirely on page views to generate revenue from AdSense. Given the wide variety of ad formats and possible ad placements, I would think that anyone with a site would look beyond just page views to maximize their earning potential.

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    Of course... but this thread is about 1k/day with adsense. I willing to bet even sitepoint couldn't do this. 1k a day through other means is another story. As for not focusing on pageviews.... I'm not sure how you do that, your first need the traffic before you can make any money with adsense. With no traffic or pageviews there is nothing you can do, no matter where you put your ads.
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    But we aren't talking about "no traffic" or "no pageviews" here. I'm not asking about how to increase my traffic (I have plenty of traffic), my question was simply about looking at successful sites to see what kinds of ads they are running and how they are placing them for maximium effect. I am sure that some people have invested alot more time in tweaking their ads than I have and I could learn from them.

    Anyone who is doing more than a few hundred thousand impressions has the potential to make $1,000 a day if they could get a decent CTR.

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    Sorry extremefitness... I didn't realize you made the original post. I think adsense in a forum is difficult then adsense on a content based site. With 400k in impressions you could probably 150+ a day with someone like Fastclick, using banners. Maybe even 250+ if you tossed in some popunders. I would recommend surrounding your forum with content, like sitepoint does. Doing this would help increase CTR with adsense. With fitness articles and content, a well placed adsense ad will defiantly increase CTR. The only other thing I would recommend would be putting adsense on the side of your forums, right now it looks like its just up top on the main page and no where else.
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    I run ads below the header like you do and also right under the first post.

    The majority of your traffic seems to be "babe" related which isn't very valuable traffic. It can also be hard to maintain. If I were you I would really try to promote other sections. Also bragging about your traffic at a site like this will lead somebody like me (total PR whore) to setup a site and snag all your biggest keywords damn near overnight.

    Also iwinweekly, fastclick doesn't allow forums! You're stuck with just adsense until you get good enough for somebody like tribalfusion.

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    After more browsing, you have nekid breasts all over the place... that is in violation of the TOS of basically every decent ad company!

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    Quote Originally Posted by iwinweekly.com
    500k page views a day is not hard to achieve, especially in a forum. You would need a lot more the 500k impressions a day to make 1k from adsense.
    That would only be $2.00 eCPM, it's not that outrageous.
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    I don't think I would have the guts to put adsense ads on forums as those are the people that usually eventuallyl get kicked out of Adsense. I read all kinds of "click fraud" type posts in various forums like this one and 80% of the time the complaints are from people who had ads in their forums.

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    That would only be $2.00 eCPM, it's not that outrageous.
    $2 eCPM on a forum would be very tough to achieve, but it might be possible if the forum has a high CPC, and a very specialized niche market.
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    Quote Originally Posted by petertdavis
    That would only be $2.00 eCPM, it's not that outrageous.
    From a forum, I would think it is. Then again I don't run a REAL forum, but I can't imagine them doing very well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iwinweekly.com
    500k page views a day is not hard to achieve, especially in a forum. You would need a lot more the 500k impressions a day to make 1k from adsense.
    Would'nt it be easily possible to make $1k a day if the keyword was of very high value.
    500k page views is not that hard to achieve, was there really any need for that comment? I very much disagree that it is 'easy', quite a lot of hard work.

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    Sorry, your right... it takes work. What I should have said is that 500k impressions for a forum is not as hard as 500k impressions for a site without a forum.
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    hehe if its not that hard to get to 500k/day please send all visits to www.youshareit.com i could use 400k more

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    i made exactly $190,201 last month from a 2 sites.

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    damm man what the hel are u doing!!!! DAMM how many did u have visits ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by iwinweekly.com
    From a forum, I would think it is. Then again I don't run a REAL forum, but I can't imagine them doing very well.
    Hmm, I thought everyone was doing that well with Adsense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aljido
    i made exactly $190,201 last month from a 2 sites.
    Sure you did...

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    Quote Originally Posted by aljido
    i made exactly $190,201 last month from a 2 sites.
    Links please :-)

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    Yeah, sure! Why you need to see his sites?


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