Well, I have a few things to report on my Ad-sense Publisher Experiment…
First, as I reached the magic $50 limit for cost, I put my ad-sense campaign on “pause”.
As you can see from the above picture, I had 287 clicks in 30 days, with 566,614 impressions, an average CPC of $0.25 and a total cost of $52.19 for that campaign.
And as you can see (as the “well, duh!” moment), my campaign went downhill after I put it on pause.
My traffic has dropped off considerably.
In addition, I have had no new sales since August 9th. I wasn’t making much money before that anyway – maybe one sale every couple of weeks, but at least I was getting sales. 🙂
So I’m torn… The AdSense stuff obviously helped with traffic to my affiliate site. And it’s not really AdSense’s fault that the clicks weren’t converting to sales. So I think I may go ahead and let it run another month to see what shakes loose.
Anybody else having luck or have any good tricks for AdSense? I’m all ears!
I’ve been using Entrecard for quite a while now. And on my main blog, I think I’ve met some great new friends and blogs via their service. But one of the things I’ve always struggled with is getting a number of “drops” per day.
Yes, there are some options…
You can bookmark 100s of Entrecard sites and open up multiple pages in Firefox or IE and go through them a chunk at a time. I have about 150 blogs marked this way and was lucky to get through 50-100 a day.
I recently had an interesting experience. I had someone out of the blue send me an e-mail asking if they could “sponsor” my blog. What it boiled down to was a paid link back to their website and the best income I’ve seen from any blog I’ve created so far.
(Every time I think of sponsorships… I think of NASCAR or the movie Cars from Pixar… Is that odd?)
My only qualm about the whole thing is that its topic (beauty product reviews) isn’t really something I thought of as a target ad for my blog (which is mainly entertainment reviews). That said, I reconciled it with the fact that probably 1/2 of my readers are women (just playing the odds here) and at least a portion of those probably use beauty products.
So I happily took the money, added the link, and was off to the races. The $$ from there will allow me to advertise via Project Wonderful and Google Analytics to further see what kind of revenue I can generate.
What do you guys think of sponsors? Are they a good thing? Let me know!