View Full Version : Google finally likes me

06-17-2005, 11:20 PM
Well, the Strange Facts site is now fourth on google for a search for strange facts. My traffic had doubled since monday, oooohhh a whopping 120 a day but hey, that better than the 60-70 I got before and its only going up.

06-18-2005, 02:10 AM
Good work :)

06-20-2005, 10:46 PM
Keep up the good job my friend!!!

06-28-2005, 08:41 PM
It's allways nice to get that jump in traffic when Google bumps up your site in their SERPs. Building traffic takes time, but if you build it they will come.

06-28-2005, 09:19 PM
Im not saying that 80-100 uniques a day is outstanding but when I look back 4 months and I was happy when I got 30 and now I'm disappointed if I don't make 60 in a day thats quite an improvement. Especially since I don't by any means spend as much time as I should on my sites, but I'm kinda starting to kick it into gear now and get goin. My goal is about $200 a month by the end of the year, its a high goal compared to where I am now but I'll do my best to reach it.

06-29-2005, 12:00 AM
its a high goal compared to where I am now
And where are you now?

06-29-2005, 12:07 AM
Lucky if I get $10 a month. I was letting the Halo 2 Hints site kind of die but someone joined the forum and decided to help me bring it back so I am working on reformatting that site now, hopefully if I get that site kicking I can double that income by next month.

06-29-2005, 12:28 AM
You can do it. I went from ~$10/m to about $200/m in roughly a 6 month period. Im not doing it full time either - I have a full time job and am doing a MSc part time, so you have no excuse! Get working!

06-29-2005, 12:37 AM
I'm putting in more and more time as the days go on so I hope its not all in vein.

06-29-2005, 09:17 AM
You should consider expanding beyond entertainment sites -- the CPM is way higher. I have sites that can make $10 a day off of 200 pageviews, where I would have to get 10,000 pageviews to do the same on my gaming sites.

When I first started making sites I made a huge game site, 200-300 profiles of PC games released in the past year. It took me about 4 months to do, working just about every day. I wrote a few reviews and articles, one even made the front page of Slashdot. It was tons of work.

A few months later I made a site about one of the hobbies/sports I play. Its underground, I'm not going to give specifics here ;) I wrote all of the content in 2 days. That was it. That site makes just as much as my game site right now.

06-29-2005, 09:19 AM
google hates me, I get like less than 5c per click.

06-29-2005, 01:40 PM
Me too. I feel like Google's ripping me off at the moment to be honest. I advertise using adwords, and I know that the ads displayed on my sites should be earning me far more than they are. Can't wait for adsense to get some serious competition!

06-29-2005, 01:49 PM
I was realizing this about the entertainment sites. I've been working my brain trying to think of a good non gaming site to make for about the past week but there is just so much competition out there I dont know what to make.

06-29-2005, 04:37 PM
I recently changed some placement and increased my adsense earnings a good deal, A massive graphical vonage campaign is helping though too I hink.

I went from an ecpm of $.25 to over $1.00

06-30-2005, 11:45 AM
Good for you!

07-01-2005, 06:25 AM
Doug if you keep at it $200/month shouldn't really be a problem.

07-01-2005, 11:34 PM
Thanks for all the support, if I reach my goal of $200/month by the end of this year, I'll be sure to let you all know.

07-02-2005, 01:15 AM
Hopefully you can start a few more sites that can help you reach your goal sooner than the end of the year.

Personally, I've been at it for 9 years, and am yet to make that much money. You're more ambitious than I, though.

07-03-2005, 02:07 PM
I have a few Ideas that I plan to act on. My biggest problem is finding the time to actually work on the sites. IT seems to be really scarce lately.