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    Am I Making the Right amount of Money?

    Alright, so I find myself having a hard time making money online lately...its probably because I have gone totally legit. Anyways about 3 months ago I started a website...I dont get much traffic on it, I will post my exact details below and I will let you make the decision. What I am wondering is if for all the traffic that I have gotten, have I made the right amount of money or have I been wasting my time. The Reason I ask is due to the fact that I have made so little and have found that this is not worth the time that I put into it.
    Anyways my websites are posted in my signature...but the one I am focusing on right now is FetchBlog.

    HEre are the Site Stats for FetchBLog:

    6,371 Unique Visitors
    22,886 Pageviews
    00:02:40 Avg. Time on Site
    86.75% % New Visits
    38.63% Bounce Rate


    I have made about 7 Dollars on Adsense and about 8 dollars on Adbrite

    Anyways, any information you guys could give me would be amazing. Thanks!

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    It may all be due to "adsense blindness". Try blending ads to the content itself instead of placing them in sidebars.

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    Good Call I was thinking about doing that...its a tad bit more work but it most certainly couldnt help...any other ideas?

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    Perhaps your traffic is more suitable for other type of ad product, try explore affiliate programs, clickbank, amazon etc. and see if that can help you generate more.

    Good luck
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    Quote Originally Posted by fetchblog View Post
    Good Call I was thinking about doing that...its a tad bit more work but it most certainly couldnt help...any other ideas?
    You will be surprised by the results. Try to include a adsense box format at the start of your alternate post and see the results

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    Social Sites promotion may be a better choice of promoting for your fetchblog....

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    That doesn't seem to good... i would tweak, and try to increase your ctr.

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    What do you mean? Social Sites...can you make money with that?

    Quote Originally Posted by mails View Post
    Social Sites promotion may be a better choice of promoting for your fetchblog....

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    It may all be due to "adsense blindness". Try blending ads to the content itself instead of placing them in sidebars.
    This will work better.

    What do you mean? Social Sites...can you make money with that?
    Social Bookmarking websites. You can get plenty of traffic from there.

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    Blogs don't work well with adsense, I struggle also with blogging and Adsense. Ads run way better on other sites I own that are not blogs.

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    The thing with adsense is just a small change or adjustment can pay dividends even with blogs keep experimenting until you hit the sweet spot.

    From a visual point of view as much as i admire your header image i would make it a little smaller height wise as i found myself staring at it for too long rather than wanting to read your content.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teflon View Post
    The thing with adsense is just a small change or adjustment can pay dividends even with blogs keep experimenting until you hit the sweet spot.

    From a visual point of view as much as i admire your header image i would make it a little smaller height wise as i found myself staring at it for too long rather than wanting to read your content.
    I agree tweak tweak tweak

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    I would test it out a bit and try using clickbank products
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    For the stats provided that is about right. I am surprised you are making more money from adbrite. How is that? Do you have more adbrite zones?
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    Is that total visitors so far in 3 months or per day?

    IMO your website is not attractive, did you try to spread the word about your site?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bess View Post
    Blogs don't work well with adsense, I struggle also with blogging and Adsense. Ads run way better on other sites I own that are not blogs.
    I would agree with this for blogs where you actually have regular readers. My CTR on those sites was terrible before I started hiding adsense from my regulars. But many blogs don't cater to regulars, they are just content for search engines. And Adsense works great for that.
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    Yeah, this is where AdSense works great, on search engines web sites. However, I would build it using a WordPress only if I would change the theme to not look like a blog. I would go for a short page, not that index with 10 articles on it.


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