TECH Making money off of adsense on a forum...

Pepsi1975

Mod of the Year
Jan 6, 2005
47,485
Detroit
I've been thinking about adding adsense to my page. I would also like to know what revenue is based on and is it worth it or not?
with your site i would wait till you get more content and a better host

and Naturally Baked how many times do you have to go over this?

this is like the third time you have asked this
 

pkr

Man paid sponsorship ftw on places like forums. No recurrent members will click your ads.
 

Drowned

NameThatPornstar.com
Mar 26, 2001
8,527
I make $500+ a month on my forum using adsense with an average of 100K+ pageviews a day... I positioned my banners on the second post of each thread and below the "post quick reply" button... I also have a 720 banner in the forum index and forum display below the navbar... that's it...

My forum is in spanish, and from what I've read, ads in spanish are worth less than ads in english...

I don't recommend using image ads... only show text ads, they're worth more. I changed to image ads the last couple of days and I got more clicks but each click was worth shit...

Date Page impressions Clicks Page CTR Page eCPM [?] Earnings
October 22, 2008 116,672 217 0.19% $0.21 $24.36
October 23, 2008 116,113 239 0.21% $0.20 $23.05
October 24, 2008 110,285 158 0.14% $0.23 $24.98
October 25, 2008 64,354 141 0.22% $0.30 $19.31
October 26, 2008 74,256 164 0.22% $0.29 $21.28
October 27, 2008 116,466 377 0.32% $0.23 $26.67
October 28, 2008 112,891 295 0.26% $0.14 $15.26
October 29, 2008 109,541 269 0.25% $0.15 $16.43
 

PBX

New Member
Jan 9, 2006
23
St. Louis
I make $500+ a month on my forum using adsense with an average of 100K+ pageviews a day... I positioned my banners on the second post of each thread and below the "post quick reply" button... I also have a 720 banner in the forum index and forum display below the navbar... that's it...

My forum is in spanish, and from what I've read, ads in spanish are worth less than ads in english...

I don't recommend using image ads... only show text ads, they're worth more. I changed to image ads the last couple of days and I got more clicks but each click was worth shit...

Man you should atleast have 5 different revenue streams. With that kind of traffic you should be in the mid to high 4 figure range.
 

Drowned

NameThatPornstar.com
Mar 26, 2001
8,527
Man you should atleast have 5 different revenue streams. With that kind of traffic you should be in the mid to high 4 figure range.

What kind of advertisers can I use? :dunno: The problem I've found is that most of the traffic is from central and south american countries... I think most advertisers and not interested in that kind of traffic :wtc:

1. Guatemala 193,889 51.01%
2. Mexico 43,293 11.39%
3. United States 25,741 6.77%
4. Spain 22,693 5.97%
5. Argentina 13,706 3.61%
6. Colombia 12,852 3.38%
7. Chile 11,704 3.08%
8. El Salvador 10,677 2.81%
9. Peru 9,338 2.46%
10. Venezuela 8,943 2.35%
 

PBX

New Member
Jan 9, 2006
23
St. Louis
What kind of advertisers can I use? :dunno: The problem I've found is that most of the traffic is from central and south american countries... I think most advertisers and not interested in that kind of traffic :wtc:

I would at least try in text ads, member subscriptions, link sales, affiliate offers.
 

transistor

Well-Known Member
Jun 28, 2002
79,793
my adsense revenue has plummeted the last couple days. i hope it's only because it's then end of the month and adword advertisers have reached their monthly spending allowance
 

PBX

New Member
Jan 9, 2006
23
St. Louis
Also adsense at the bottom of the thread is a good spot. 300x250 usually has the best payout.

This is how I have mine setup and it works pretty well.

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