View Full Version : Ad clicks from visitors
09-22-2009, 02:27 PM
I am just asking opinion here... My website's traffic was steady around 60 visitors / day for months and I was earning about 5c / day on average from google adsense. Now the traffic increased a little and now I am getting about $ 10c / day on average. Most days it is just zero. Some days it is more. I have around 150-200 visitors a day now. For example yesterday, even after 180 unique visitors, I got no clicks at all.
Am I missing something here? Does this earning seem too low in your opinion? If so, what should I do?
From the experience, just approximately, please tell me your opinion about how many adsense clicks per day should a website get with 200 unique visitors a day? I have a feeling that it should be way more than 0 - 2 clicks a day.... Can some people please give me opinions and if possible give me examples also?
09-25-2009, 07:09 PM
There's no way to say how many clicks you should expect. Some sites get more, others less.
The best thing you can do, in my opinion, is to experiment with your ad placement. Ads typically do better at the top/left of a page, but depending on how your site is organized the ads might do better somewhere else.
In fact, you might try Google Page Optimizer.
Your content will also have a lot to do with how many ads are clicked. Obviously, content is important to get organic traffic to your site - but if your visitors find everything they're looking for, they might not click on your ads. Likewise, if they don't find anything they want they might not click either. Your content needs to be balanced so that clicking ads will benefit the visitor.
09-25-2009, 07:26 PM
I also use Adsense, and experience the same as you.
I get more visitors per day ... about 800-1000 per day during the school year,
but only about 10-30 of them click on the ads each day.
During the weekends and summer (when no school), the visits drop off.
My site is designed specifically for teachers: http://www.catpin.com/bubbletest
So, I'm at about .50 to $1.00 per day average.
It's all about the value of the clicks as the businesses pay for ads.
There must be some mathematical "weighted" value on how much a click is,
and how long the visitor stayed and browsed.
If you view my site, you'll see that I put two sets of Google Ads in the left column.
I guess it's OK to do that, but I wouldn't put any more than that ... I don't know
what the limits are.
I would say that your earnings are right in-line with the clicks.
09-27-2009, 03:50 PM
thanks, still your click rate seems much higher than mine - you are saying 10-30 clicks for 800-1000 visitors, which means, say 20 / 900 or 1/45.... mine is about 1/150 !! I need to do something... ad placement really seems the only way, although I dont like to do that because it will ruin the visual appeal of the home page. May be I should do it in other pages but not home page....another question, how many monthly visitors should i have approximately before I start contacting people in my industry to place ads on my site? Is 4000 unique visitors enough or do I still have a lot of way to go?
09-27-2009, 05:52 PM
I make enough to pay for the webhosting each year, plus some.
That's enough for me. I don't advertise, or even discuss it much
other than in some scripting forums. And my demographics is very
narrow (teachers and educators).
It's possible that the companies that show up on my adsense links
pay more per click? I really think that there is a big difference in what
certain types of companies pay for ads.
You'll have to determine what your site is about, the demographics,
and your goals on how much it should be making (profit). Making
money is hard work, takes time, and isn't free.
Can you show us your website, and describe what the intent is all about?
Maybe we have some ideas on drawing visitors and clicks.