How Much Traffic Do You Need To Make $100,000 With Google AdSense

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Is it really possible to make $100,000 a year from Google AdSense (or by selling ads on your website/blog)? If so, how much traffic do you really need to make big bucks with Google AdSense?


How Much Traffic Do You Really Need To Make Money With AdSense?

Let’s say you want to make $100,000 a year from Google AdSense and/or Google AdSense alternatives.

Read: 20+ Google AdSense Alternatives You Probably Don’t Know

$100,000 divided by 365 = $274 a day.

So, you have to create either: 274 pages which earns $1 a day OR 548 pages which earns 50 cents a day OR 1096 pages which earns 25 cents a day (which sounds reasonable, right?). Let’s say you have 1,096 high quality blogposts and you earn $0.25 per click from AdSense.

I have analyzed the traffic and AdSense stats (using Google Image Search) of several websites including my own blogs and websites.

Read: How To Find The Traffic Of (Almost) Any Website

Google AdSense

From my analysis, I found that the average Page CTR is around 1%. But it really depends upon your niche, web site design and other factors. In fact I have achieved a Page CTR of over 20% in 2007 for a niche website and was making $100+ a day from Google AdSense alone.

Google AdSense Glossary

Page Views

A page view is what Google counts in your reports every time a user views a page displaying Google ads. We will count one page view regardless of the number of ads displayed on that page.

For example, if you have a page displaying three ad units and it is viewed twice, you will generate two page views.

Clicks

For standard content ads, Google count a click when a user clicks on an ad.

For link units, Google count a click when a user clicks on an ad on the page of ads, after selecting a link in the link unit.

Page Click Through Rate (Page CTR)

The Page Click Through Rate (CTR) is the number of ad clicks divided by the number of impressions or page views that you have received.

Page CTR = Clicks / Page Views

For example, if you received 5 Clicks from 100 Page Views, then your Page CTR would be 5%. (5/100*100=5%)

Cost Per Click (CPC)

The Cost Per Click (CPC) is the amount you earn each time a user clicks on your ad. The CPC for any ad is determined by the advertiser; some advertisers may be willing to pay more per click than others, depending on what they’re advertising.

Page Revenue Per Thousand Impressions (Page RPM)

Page Revenue Per Thousand Impressions (RPM) is calculated by dividing your estimated earnings by the number of page views you received, then multiplying by 1000.

Page RPM = (Estimated Earnings / Number of Page Views) * 1,000

For example, if you earned an estimated $0.15 from 25 page views, then your page RPM would equal ($0.15 / 25) * 1000, or $6.00.

Estimated Earnings

Your account balance (or earnings) for the time period selected.

Source: Google AdSense Help

You can increase the Page CTR by using one of those high CTR WordPress Theme for Google AdSense. But I really wouldn’t recommend those WordPress themes as it will impact the user experience very negatively. Instead, you can focus on creating awesome content and driving more traffic so that it increases your Google AdSense earnings (or advertising revenues) naturally.

Now, let’s assume that you have a Page CTR of 1% and your average CPC is $0.25 (I believe it’s a quite achievable target unless your keywords have no advertiser competition – e.g. a recipe blog).

Some of the top paying AdSense niches are Finance, Internet Marketing, Technology, Web Hosting, Internet & Computers, Software, Health etc. and some of the lowest paying AdSense niches are Entertainment, Arts, Movies, Celebrity Gossips, News blog, Jokes, Wallpapers, Quotes, Recipes, Photo blogs etc.

So, You Want To Make $100,000 A Year With Google AdSense, Right?

Google AdSense

As mentioned earlier $100,000 a year means you have to earn $274 a day. If your average CPC is $0.25 then you need 100,000/0.25 = 400,000 clicks a year (or approximately 1,000 clicks a day) to earn $100,000 a year from Google AdSense. Assuming that your Page CTR is 1% you need approximately 100,000 page views a day. Now, let’s say your “Bounce Rate” (it is the estimated percentage of visits to your website that consist of a single page view) is 100%. It means that you need 100,000 unique visitors a day itself to generate 100,000 page views a day.

In a nutshell, you need 100,000 visitors a day to make $100,000 a year from Google AdSense alone (with a CTR of 1% and CPC of $0.25).

But you are not using AdSense alone to monetize your website. Right? Let’s say you’re selling banner ads directly and is also selling CPM advertising which is an effective way to monetize your website.

Read: CPM Alternatives To Google AdSense

What are CPM ads?

CPM (Cost Per Mille) stands for Cost Per 1,000 Impressions. CPM networks pays for every 1,000 impressions you generate. If a CPM ad network is paying you $1 CPM then it means that they’re paying you $1 for every 1,000 page views you generate.

CPM Network earnings total depend upon your traffic quality but you can expect anywhere between $1 – $3 per 1,000 impressions. So, if you generate 100,000 page views a day then you can make $100 – $300 a day from CPM Networks. Again, you can earn $100 – $300 (or maybe even more) a day by selling banner ads directly to advertisers.

Advertising

Now, you can split the traffic into three as you’re earning $300 each from 3 advertising networks. It means that you need 100,000/3=33,333 unique visitors a day (with a bounce rate of 100%) to make approximately $274/day.

Again, if you have an authority blog then your bounce rate will never be 100%. In that case you can expect an average page view of 1.5 per user. It means that 50% of your visitors exits from the landing page and others visit more than one page from your website.

All in all, you need approximately 20,000 visitors a day to generate 30,000+ page views and it can earn $274 a day which translates to $100,000 a year in advertising revenues. Need a little more help reaching that $100,000/year goal? Add commissions from Affiliate Programs as well into the equation and you can hit that $100,000 goal with much less traffic. In fact, in 2008 I was averaging $200+ a day from less than 200 daily unique visitors with affiliate marketing. It was possible because when it comes to affiliate marketing it’s all about traffic quality and not traffic quantity.

  • http://knotnilla.com knotnill

    ohh its very useful for this thank you

  • http://www.bloggingaster.com/ Yogendra

    Dude you have analyzed very deeply. I appreciate your work and efforts to provide a very useful review of Adsense earnings.

    • http://www.maheshone.com Mahesh Mohan

      Thank you so much! :)

  • http://moneyctl.com Nandita B

    Hi Mahesh,

    Great post! I appreciate the way you presented a complicated subject in a simplified and interesting manner.

    Thanks.

    • http://www.maheshone.com Mahesh Mohan

      Hey,

      Thanks Nandita! And welcome to Minterest. :)

      - Mahesh

  • http://journalofamuslimconvert.blogspot.se Esma

    Thank you for your information. I have a question. Can you give me an example of a webpage or blog that gets more than 100 000 visitors a day to earn $100 000 a year? At which point or time can you expect this amount? Thankful for any answer!

    • http://www.maheshone.com Mahesh Mohan

      You don’t need 100,000 visitors a day to earn $100,000 a year. You need approx. 20,000 visitors a day to generate 30,000+ page views and it can earn $274 a day which translates to $100,000 a year in advertising revenues.

      • http://journalofamuslimconvert.blogspot.se Esma

        Okay, thank you very much for your answer. But what website drives a traffic with more than 20, 000 Visitors per day? Is there anyone? Please reply. Thankful for any answer.

  • http://www.geniuskick.com/ Mukesh @ geniuskick

    wow, you definitely have given some hope to aspiring bloggers. That’s a detailed analysis of adsense and it would undoubtedly help in achieving one’s financial target! Thanks!

  • http://www.josechukkiri-news.com josechukkiri

    Very useful article to understand the in-depth theory of online earning.

  • http://www.oktraveltips.com/2012/10/3-important-apps-for-travelers.html Joanne

    Wow..amazing article…it will be a long journey and stay focus to earn $100.000/ year.

  • http://pixwallpaper.blogspot.in/ shubhangi

    Very well described thanks for this article

    • abhi

      I started blogging on blogspot six months back now it has approximate 2850 viewer a day. i m using Blueadvertiser CPM ad services but i earned $5 only by now. how can i moneteze my blog. what is my future scope of earning by seeing current number of viewers?

      • http://www.maheshone.com Mahesh Mohan

        If you got 2850 pageviews a day go for AdSense or a CPM banner network.

  • http://www.LiveCheap.com LiveCheap

    Was just doing the same math this morning and have roughly the same analysis. In the personal finance area, its reasonable to estimate clickthrough of 0.5% – 1.2% and RPM of $2 to $8. Pages per user would range from 1 – 2.5. Of course if you can get the $8 per thousand pages and are getting 2.5 pages per user, every user is worth 2.5*$8/1000 or 2 cents. Then you have to figure out how much content, links, SEO is going to get you to 5MM visits in a year!

  • http://twitter140characters.blogspot.com twitter140characters

    Hi,

    thanks for the information was going through with all the comments and found to put one to clarify my doubts

    When you say visitors – you speak about unique ?

    i started my blog in the month of may 2012 initiated with 800 pageviews and growing to 15000 page views this month but my total earning is only around 3 to 4 $ i also have some other affiliates ads but that is based on sale i also added traffic revenue ads but that too is on CPM

    Can you help me out onto the same – how i can enhance my revenue

    i don’t expect 100000$ a year but my expectation is aroun 100 $ per month since it’s all about patience
    Your comments are welcome -

    thanks
    Sabrin

    • http://www.maheshone.com Mahesh Mohan

      Yes.. Visitors = Unique Visitors… But when counting page views I considered bounce rates as well. To expect $100 a month you probably need 1,000 unique visitors a day (organic traffic and not social media or referral). That’s 30,000 page views (with 100% bounce rate) and CTR of 1% and CPC of $0.33.

      Hope this helps..

      Thanks!

  • raj

    can you advise me suitable advertiser for my p0rn blog site, having 4000 pageviews a day; as google rejected my request it being adult content.
    pls help me out i want to monetize my blog

    • http://www.maheshone.com Mahesh Mohan

      Hello,

      I think adbrite supports adult sites. Check it out…

  • http://u-trick.blogspot.com Yogi

    Adsense is the expensive ads at this momment, but sometimes it makes me really confussed.

    • http://mbctimes.com/ MBCTimes.com

      I have disabled it in my blog because of just that. it is very confusing.

  • rahul

    what possibility to earn with my adult blogspot blog, it has currently 5000-5500 pageviews mostly from direct search engine. tell me in detail

  • Umashankar K. Meti

    Hi Mahesh,
    You know me. :p Well, wow! You’ve put in a lot of efforts for this in-depth analysis. Im not from a s/w field. I usually don’t read such articles but this one just kept me going. I understood very little, though. This is sure gonna help people like me, who don’t understand such technical words.
    I know this is really awkward to ask and I should be asking this, but do you think can anyone earn ( No, certainly not 100,000/yr but maybe +/-$100 – &200 per year. ) through Google AdSense without the knowledge of blogging skills?
    Keep writing. Luck!! :)

    • http://www.maheshone.com Mahesh Mohan

      Yes, you can! Bloggers blog what they learned, came across etc. they blog out of passion… so as long as you’re passionate about what you’re writing its not a problem… and you’re revenue will only go upwards and not downwards… $100 to $200 a year requires 100 (approx) visitors per day.

  • Umashankar K. Meti

    When I meant earning $100 – 200 per year, without blogging skills, I meant, like, without writing skills. I mean,… You know what I mean.

    • http://www.maheshone.com Mahesh Mohan

      Yeah… I know.. it is still possible as long as you’re passionate about what you’re blogging. If you don’t have blogging skills or writing skills then you need to write something original… something which can’t be find elsewhere on the Internet.

      Start here http://www.minterest.org/the-bloggers-handbook/

      • Umashankar K. Meti

        Thanks for the reply. I’ll check this link later. :)

  • http://www.newlove-makeup.com Bhumika

    Hey, I had a good adsense income in May..they adjusted and reduced the amount and later issued a cheque..and then they again keep making adjustments every month..and in turn make my adsense balance more and more negative..And they are still making those ‘Other- Adjustments’ ! What do I do ? And how to solve this ?

    • http://www.maheshone.com Mahesh Mohan

      Hi,

      I’m not sure if I got your query. You referring to the “Estimated earnings” you see on homepage and the “Earnings” you see on the payments page?

      If so then it’s absolutely normal… they do adjust every month end… but its all about how much difference its showing. If the percentage change is less than 5% then you need not worry if its more than 5% then there’s something wrong and I need more info.

      Thanks!

  • raj

    Hi,
    I have a blog @blogspot, with appox. 5000 pageviews a day, recently i had my own domain name, and i still use blogger@ blogspot as hoting page but what problem i facing is pageviews declined suddenly from 5500 to less than 1000 a day. why? and how can i overcome this issue?

    • http://www.maheshone.com Mahesh Mohan

      Possibly the site was penalized by Google. Check the date of recent algorithm updates by Google and see if you noticed the sudden drop in pageviews after that.

      Or else it must be temporary…

  • http://sciencestudioz.com Mandeep

    Great Post. This is exactly what I was looking for. This gives me a much better and realistic traffic goal for my website.

  • http://loyfly.com Kulwant Singh

    Nice post . Adsense is the best

  • http://exam2012-13.blogspot.com kiran mirji

    I have more than three blog sites. last year I have earned 100 $ within year but this year even though there is 100% ctr but I have earned nothing.
    can you guide me?

    • http://www.maheshone.com Mahesh Mohan

      100% CTR? Can you be more specific? I’m a bit confused… Or use the contact form if it involves private info.

      Thanks!

      • http://exam2012-13.blogspot.com kiran mirji

        what is actually contact form i.e you have given in reply
        ( use the contact form if it involves private info)

  • http://www.iphone5sreleasedate.com iPhone5s

    I’m getting around 25k pageviews per day to my adsense ads but only getting around 100 clicks. That’s less than 0.50% CTR. That’s very low in my opinion. What would you recommend for that?

    • http://www.maheshone.com Mahesh Mohan

      The CTR depends upon several factors. I suggest you to modify the theme and make it AdSense friendly. And again, if your bounce rate is very low then it means that visitors come back often. Those regular traffic (and social media traffic) converts rarely.

  • http://profounded.com Ray

    Great post Mahesh. I’ve was looking through via google for how much traffic is needed to generate a steady income. I came to the right place.

    • http://www.maheshone.com Mahesh Mohan

      Thanks for that and stay tuned as I’m in process of writing a similar article focusing on “traffic” and not income.

  • http://yapmouth.com Jeff

    On my site Yapmouth I get 697,317 hits and 543,258 page views and 40,000 new visitor a month and 400,000 spam bots, worms, I finally put stats and ads on my site. I going to be rich!

  • jack

    Hi,

    Very interesting stuff…I have a few questions..

    Suppose my website has 10 pages with 1 single same ad (google adsense) on each of the pages… And, a single visitor visits all 10 pages on Day1. So, how much impression would that be counted as?? Also, if that same visitor visits the site everyday, would it still be added in the impressions count? or is it just counted as 1.

    Thanks :)

    • http://www.maheshone.com Mahesh Mohan

      They will be counted as individual Page Views. If you’re showing 3 ad units within a page then it will be counted as one page view only but if a user visits another page then it will be counted as two.

      Thanks!

      • jack

        thank you…. so the more pages a visitor visits, the better it is for the owner , right??

        And, what would happen if the same visitor visits the same page after 10 days.. that’ll be added to page views??

        • http://www.maheshone.com Mahesh Mohan

          Yes. When your visitors visit more pages on your website it will increase the page views and also it improves the ‘bounce rate’ of your website too.

          If the same visitor visits the same page after 10 days it again means another page view and it will be counted as another unique visit.

  • Lester

    Hi Mahesh,

    I really like your analysis and I think we share the same thought.

    This is the reason why I just bought a wordpress plugin that can mass upload 100′s of articles for a certain niche and the plugin automatically schedules each of my articles for posting according to my settings.

    My plan is to make 100-200 blogs for different niches in 3 months time and monetize all by using adsense and other ppc ads.

    Do you think I’ll be able to reach the $100,000 mark in 1 year with my plan?

    Thanks.
    Lester

    • http://www.maheshone.com Mahesh Mohan

      Hi,

      Just because you have 1000s of content doesn’t mean that you’re going to hit six-figure. You need quality content and quality traffic too. The above math is based on organic traffic for a good niche.

      Thanks!

  • http://www.theworldtoptens.com Arslan@Top 10 List

    detalied post but i am surprised as it looks impossible to earn that much money at least from adsense. As you said average ctr is 1% and you need 30k plus visits to earn + $100. Getting traffic is really a big issue. But by the way, thanks for sharing.

    • http://www.maheshone.com Mahesh Mohan

      Yeah.. this is not a How To get traffic post… it wont work… but it will surely help you to reach a goal. ‘Coz 1% CTR is not difficult at all especially if your niche is competitive and also based on demad. :)

  • http://saiprasad590@gmail.com sai

    i am gong to start a website i am pretty confidence that i vl get 6000 visits how much can i get frm cpm

    • http://www.maheshone.com Mahesh Mohan

      It depends on your niche… Anyways for your U.S. traffic you should get at least $2 per 1,000 page views.

  • http://youthofest.com Shorya

    Hi,

    That was great content you have shared , its really valuable ,all your explaination is fair enough and i like the way you have explained.

    Thanks once again for sharing the information.

    • http://www.maheshone.com Mahesh Mohan

      Anytime! :)

  • http://www.brandinfo.in Brandin Foster

    So mathematical,but well explained, thank you for your great work…

    • http://www.maheshone.com Mahesh Mohan

      Anytime! :)

  • http://www.geeksgallery.com hari krishna

    Mathematical formula is very attractive. Bit difficult to get more that much difficult. needed more hard work for that place

  • Raj

    my blogs 2000 views per day & my adsense income is ~ $2 per day , is it ok ..?

  • http://naughtysam.com Naughty Sam

    I think About 2000 unique visitors are required per day to get your target income from adsense in a year. Even with affiliate marketing, I think it is difficult to earn $200 a day from just 200 visitors.

    • http://www.maheshone.com Mahesh Mohan

      With affiliate marketing you can’t predict the income as it depends upon your traffic quality. I managed to make $300/day with just 100 unique visitors a day in 2007-08. So it’s quite possible…

  • http://www.techntry.com Harsh

    Great Post Mahesh , You analysed very deeply how to make $100,000 a year.
    Thanks

    • http://www.maheshone.com Mahesh Mohan

      Thanks Harsh! Happy Earning! ;)

  • http://eridesktop.com eri

    thanks for your info and analysis, im trying to gain visitor to my website and start using google adsense to make money online..:D

  • http://www.maheshone.com Mahesh Mohan

    Thank you! :))

  • http://www.cacracker.com Noor

    Good analysis. .

    my site has more than 600 click but cpc is .03 $ which makes 20 $ around… If my cpc can .25 $ then I could earn 150 $… ohhhooo

  • http://www.apkdaddy.com/2013/07/ea-most-wanted-apk-download-v1047.html most wanted man

    Just enjoyed reading the post. What an in depth analysis of making money …
    you said that we could make 100-300$ a day from a CPM network,,but what if we use 2 such networks..it rounds to 400-600$ a day,
    So 20000 visitors can be reduced to 10000 visitors a day.

    • http://www.maheshone.com Mahesh Mohan

      Yes, but it depends upon your niche too. For example, you can make $2/CPM for finance, marketing related niche but if you have a forum or food related blog then it’s somewhat difficult to make even $1/CPM.

  • V

    Hello Mohan, Thanks for the Post and analysis.. But I have some questions, any chance I could contact you through your email?
    ThanK
    s

  • http://pakcrickettube.blogspot.com/ syed hammad ali

    siR im am nOt able to apply for Google ADSENE will u please help me that will be very kind of u

  • b.li

    nice article… i really want to learn more in this…
    please let me know how to generate organic traffic…
    my blog is edison-newworld.blogspot.com

  • http://www.techrecite.com Dnyanesh

    Hi,
    I have around 100 visitors per day on http://www.techrecite.com. Can I go for Adsense now?

    • http://www.maheshone.com Mahesh Mohan

      Yes, you can but the blog has to be at least 6 months old and they may still reject. But if your blog is 6+ months old and has good quality content then they should approve you. Check out the full AdSense policies in a nutshell here http://www.minterest.org/google-adsense-policies-you-need-to-know/.

  • http://www.physicsgamesfree.com Peto

    Thanks for info and calculations :-)

    • http://www.maheshone.com Mahesh Mohan

      :)

  • Jesse

    Very well explained, you have a thank you from me sir.

    • http://www.maheshone.com Mahesh Mohan

      Thank you, Jesse! :)

  • http://freshersitjobspune.blogspot.com Amit

    It is not easy to achieve 1,00,000 visitors per day dude…. :) .

    Thanks for the Post and analysis..

    • http://www.minterest.com Mahesh Mohan

      Yes, I know… But like I mentioned it’s an analysis and not a how to make money or drive traffic kind of blog post. ;)

      • http://edison-newworld.blogspot.com/ b.li

        How to generate the traffic in organic way?
        Need to generate legit traffic

        • http://www.minterest.org Mahesh Mohan

          Hi,

          Organic traffic takes time and it depends upon your niche and the quality of content. If you don’t want to spend money marketing then the best thing is to focus on content creation and its promotion.

  • http://www.gainmoreweight.com/ Ian Kelly

    How much articles do i have to have on my site, or even traffic just to get my first click? Anyone want to review my site and make suggestions, cheers guys!

    • http://www.minterest.com Mahesh Mohan

      It’s not a good idea to show ads from day 1. Try to get a steady traffic – like 100 visits or page views a day and then start monetization.

  • Tim

    Hi Mahesh,
    I was looking into starting up a online tool. My competitor uses Adsense and through some work I found he is getting 10,000,000 visits a month. For now lets assume those are organic or unique visitors going to his site to use his tool. I read above that that you say you need about 30,000 visitors to make $100 in a month. Doing the math, that means that if one gets 10,000,000 visitors a month he could make up to $33,333.33? Is that correct to assume?

    • http://www.minterest.com Mahesh Mohan

      Hi Tim,

      It’s just a math… real earnings will depend upon click-through-rate and the website category. For example, if you own a blog and is showing say 3 ad units per page then you can easily achieve a CTR of say 1%. But if you own a high traffic forum or some file sharing website then the CTR will be very low and the effective RPM will also be low because traffic quality is poor for those websites. If a website is getting 10 million page views a month then private ads and CPM banner networks could be a better way to monetize the content. He must be able to earn at least $3,000 to $5,000 from banner ads assuming a CPM of $0.25. Also, some banner networks pay only for U.S. traffic or they may give $1 for U.S. traffic and say 75% less for other traffic.

  • Tim

    $is that $3k-$5K a month?

    • http://www.minterest.com Mahesh Mohan

      Yes, that’s right. But please note that it’s just an estimate… based on some quick math. The real earnings may vary as it depends upon a lot of things.

  • http://maxitrades.blogspot.com Rajan Jothimani

    Hi Mahesh, after a year of blogging only now i have reached a page view of 200. I was rejected by adsense thrice before citing insufficient content.. Can I apply now with 200 page views.

    Thanks in advance

    • http://www.minterest.com Mahesh Mohan

      Yes, you can try but please note that page views doesn’t matter. They check domain age and content primarily. Also, it appears like Google is denying many applications from India possibly due to low traffic quality. But I belive that if you’ve got quality content, good design, and a good website architecture then they should approve you. Make sure you read their terms here http://www.minterest.org/google-adsense-policies-you-need-to-know/ before applying again.

  • http://edison-newworld.blogspot.com/ b.li

    Your articles are cool.
    Please let me know how to generate the traffic in organic way!

  • Atanas

    Hi, Mahesh!

    Your article is very interesting and useful, well done! :)

    I think I understood the basis, but not that clear in details…so I want to tell you about my case and I hope that you’ll give me an advice:

    I have a sports site (news blog) about a popular italian football club. For 9 months I create approx 8-10 pages (various news) per day. My content is good and interesting so the traffic is around 1000 unique loyal visitors that return several times a day. My average page views per visit is around 2.5 for this period of 9 months, but some days are even better – 3.1 average page views…

    So I want to ask you two things:

    1. Is the CPM the best way in my case to make good money? Is there a better option?

    2. How much money per month can I earn from 20,000 unique visitors per day? And for 50,000 or +100,000 unique visitors per day?

    With a few words – can I make real good money with this sports blog?

    Atanas from Europe ;)

    • http://www.minterest.org Mahesh Mohan

      Hi,

      Yes, if AdSense is not performing well then try a CPM network like Technorati Media. But make sure that you tried AdSense at first. Like I’ve mentioned in all previous comments the CPM, CPC, etc. all depends upon our content quality, website niche, etc. So it’s always a good thing to try different networks and pay attention to CPM. You can always use a simple math like – 1% Click Through Rate and use your ad network’s CPM to get an estimate.

      For example, if the AdSense CPM = $1 (based on old reports) and you get 100,000 page views then it means you will earn $100.

  • http://www.andrea-m.me Marco

    It always make me smile see people predict Adsense ernings.This is a good article after all :) but people need to know that CONTENT IS KING and make a blog just for make money with adsense it is a waste of time if you make high quality post you will make money.

    • http://www.minterest.org Mahesh Mohan

      Exactly! It’s all about creating a unique and quality blog. Traffic and money will chase you.

  • Abhishek

    Hello Mahesh,

    Today while wandering around on internet and studying everything that crossed my way, i spotted this article which made me think about having Google Adsense for my website too. Also, the other thing i noticed was you, happily answering every question asked, so i thought of asking one too :)

    Currently my website is on the path of linear growth, with Alexa rank of about 88,000 and growing everyday. We dont have Google adsense or any other advertisements right now.

    Each day we get about 6500 visitors on average, adding up to 24,000 page views everyday. I was wandering what approximately can we earn using Google Adsense (a rough estimate).

    We get traffic from India primarily.

    I hope you suggest us something great and take some time out to help us.

    Thanks in advance :)

    • http://www.minterest.org Mahesh Mohan

      It really depends upon your website quality, niche, etc. You can use the AdWords Tool and do a keyword research based on your own keywords… and see what advertisers are bidding for those keywords (for display network)… and use your math to get an estimate. It should work!

  • http://Yettobecreate Vetrivelan

    I have planned to start a Entertainment website about Indian Cinema News. All the post will be in English. I expected 5000 page views per day (now i am working in the same area, so I guess). I decided to write some articles and all language (Hindi, Tamil, Telugu.,,) lyrics in English letters(example Dhoom Machalae). My question is, this lyrics words are countable or not? Because you said that a post should contain 500 words. I also planned to write about meaning of that song and singers and musician. Please help me improve my plan. That is, please give me a suggestion to earn 20$ per day through this site.

    • http://www.minterest.org Mahesh Mohan

      Hi,

      Yes, lyrics are countable… but please note that it may be treated as duplicate content. Because there are tons of lyric websites out there so if your words matches with them then it’s considered as duplicate content. In that case you not outrank other websites…. so you have to focus on domain authority. That’s by building a brand. Also, earnings potential depends upon website quality (its content, audience, etc.). The CPM for Indian traffic is very low… if you’re able to get 5k page views a day then banner ads + direct ad sales is the best choice.

      Also, try to add some more stuff to your website that answers the question why should they visit your website to get lyrics when there are so many other credible websites in that niche.

      • Vetrivelan

        Dear Mahesh,

        Thanks for your quick reply.

        Yesterday (23 Jan) I read your blog about Freelancers. In that you mentioned “Pre Selling”. It means, if I had a ERP software with 5 modules, I have to send a software with 1 or 2 module (i.e, Item Master form, Purchase Invoice, P&L A/c, Balance Sheet) to the customer.

        Is my understanding about Pre-selling is right?

        While you reading this, you may confused about my domain. That is, in my previous questions I asked about Entertainment Website now I asked about Freelancer. If it is, I am a C# developer. So I planned to run a Website and also be Freelancer.

        Thanks a lot Mahesh. Now I had a clear route about my future plan. Thank god to know about a right person on right time.

        • http://www.minterest.org Mahesh Mohan

          Hi,

          Preselling means you’re selling something that you don’t have (but able to deliver). For example, in your case, let’s say you contacted few companies and said that you can deliver the ERP software that they require.. but the fact is that…you don’t have that product ready but you are able to build the software when you get the order (but you hide that part).

          Let me know if you have any other query.

          • http://- Vetrivelan

            Hi Mahesh,

            After a long time I’m back.

            One more doubt.

            If I post a film song lyrics as first on NET, then it could be taken as original content. Is it right? ( May be other will be post the same lyrics within another few hours or days).

            Pls give me your suggestion.

            Thanks & Regards,
            Vetrivelan.

          • http://www.minterest.org Mahesh Mohan

            If you published the lyrics of a song first on the internet then you get some advantage but still.. when a higher authority website publish the same content they will outrank you. Song lyrics can’t be compared with original content or write-up… it’s different.

  • http://Yettobecreate Vetrivelan

    I have some questions.

    1) Is it possible to know my content is a unique using any of Google tool?

    2) I am going to create a entertainment website. Writing a content based on a video interview or a regional news paper is a unique or not.

    Please help me.

    Thanks in advance.

    • http://www.minterest.org Mahesh Mohan

      Yes, you can try http://copyscape.com/ to find duplicate content. And you can use Google Advanced Search to find duplicate page in Google’s index. Search a para by using “Quotes”.

  • Vetrivelan

    Dear Mahesh,

    Thanks for your quick response. Information that you given are very useful. Whenever I write articles I’ll check the content before post. Thanks once again.

  • Vetrivelan

    Thanks a lot Mahesh.

    • http://www.minterest.org Mahesh Mohan

      My pleasure! :)

  • Muhammad Naeem

    hi Mahesh Mohan nice to see your post.please tell me what is the difference b\w organic traffic or social media traffic and why organic traffic has much importance.please reply

    • http://www.minterest.org Mahesh Mohan

      Hi Muhammad,

      Organic search traffic means the traffic that you get from search engine like Yahoo, Google, Bing, etc.. And social media traffic means the traffic that you get from Facebook, Twitter, etc. Organic search traffic is important because of its traffic quality. For example, when you share your latest blog post (let’s say a review of some product) on your Facebook page people click on it out of curiosity (mostly). But when you get traffic to the same page via search engines then it means they are interested in that product.

  • Muhammad Naeem

    Thanks for your reply.Please tell what is the average cpm rate for us , uk and canada traffic

    • http://www.minterest.org Mahesh Mohan

      You should get at least $1 CPM for US, UK, and Canada traffic. But please note that it very much depends upon your traffic + website quality.

  • http://www.arvisus.com Thomas

    thanks man, now I got some more insights about monetarizing my blogs!

    • http://www.minterest.org Mahesh Mohan

      My pleasure! :)

  • Atanas

    Hi, Mahes!

    I want to ask you these questions:

    1. What does you mean by saying “good and high quality content” – how can I understand if my site has a good content or not?

    2. What kind of niche is a “good niche” – how can I understand if a soccer (sport) niche is good or bad?

    3. Please, give me an example for a “high quality post” – is there a way to check if my daily posts are good or bad?

    Thank you, Mahes :)

    • http://www.minterest.org Mahesh Mohan

      If your content is ranking on top naturally then it means it’s good… If your content is getting a lot of social media love then it’s good… If your blogposts are getting good comments then it’s good… The best thing is… you ask on forums and get real feedback.. You can ask on Digital Point Forums (there’s a review section) where you can ask other users to visit and give feedback…

      • Atanas

        Thank you, Mahesh :)

        • http://www.minterest.org Mahesh Mohan

          My pleasure! :)

  • Suman

    Hello,

    I am new in google adsense. I want to know about traffic. I want to know that, if I advertise my site at other cpc or cpv advertising network with unique traffic.

    If I face the following states,
    1. My website home page or landing page with ads.
    2. Only other pages except homepage with ads.
    3. If traffic come to my website and click some of my ads like 10%-12%.

    Now my questions are,
    1. Is there any problem to show adsense ads in my website’s homepage or other pages ?
    2. Would google disable my adsense account?

    Please help me to solve my problem as soon as possible.
    Thanks.

    • http://www.minterest.org Mahesh Mohan

      Hi,

      I’m not sure if I understand your question… can you please clarify? Is that question about showing AdSense on multiple pages (on homepage, and inner pages)?

      • Suman

        Yes my question is about showing AdSense on multiple pages (on homepage, and inner pages). if i use advertise my site other cpc advertising network like infolink.com or speedyads.com or 7search.com etc. Then is there any problem to use adsense ads in my site or landing page. Is google disable my adsense account or any problem?

        Thanks

        • Suman

          Yes, my question is about showing AdSense on multiple pages (on homepage, and inner pages). if i use advertise my site other cpc advertising network like infolink.com or speedyads.com or 7search.com etc. Then is there any problem to use adsense ads in my site or landing page. Is google disable my adsense account or any problem?

          Thanks

  • http://www.techtrix.org Ramendu

    Nice and in depth explanation man.

    • http://www.minterest.org Mahesh Mohan

      Thank you! :)

  • http://zerocoolstuff.com zerocoolnews

    Nice article. Any idea, how to promote the site to greater extent?
    And i appreciate your knowledge in web traffic! :)

  • Prerna

    Thanx for sharing this information, its really helpful for new bloggers. what is the safest way to start earning money other than adsense.

  • http://hackersworkshops.blogspot.com Gaurav saboo

    Sir I want to make an educational blog for iit entrance exam can i earn 4000-5000$ per month which kinds of ads will be suitable for my blog

    • http://www.minterest.org Mahesh Mohan

      Go for AdSense + CPM Banner Ads….

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  • Vetrivelan

    Hi Mahesh,

    Thank you very much.

    -Vetri

    • http://www.minterest.org Mahesh Mohan

      My pleasure! :)

  • http://www.studybucket.org Manohar

    You’re the first person who easily explained about this hard topic. Very useful for me. Thanks for sharing man.

    • http://www.minterest.org Mahesh Mohan

      Thank you! :)

  • http://www.universestuff.com/ Ranjeet

    Very Nice and Great Article
    ,..but my Question is
    How Much imppresion required for adsense approvel

    • http://www.minterest.org Mahesh Mohan

      The approval is not based on your traffic or page view… you need a quality website (must be at least 6 months old) with a lot of original content. That’s it.

  • millionsinrevenue

    Hi,

    I work for an entertainment website that does $2000 – $4000 a day in Adsense revenue. This is done with about 150,000 unique visitors per day. Alongside this they do about $2000 per day with CPM advertisements coming from over 8 different advertisers!

    The biggest tip I can offer is to place your ad spots in the right places. Keep testing it until you get the best performance out of each ad spot. We have found 728×90 ads in the content area work best with CTR.

    The design is equally important and I know this company has spent over $10,000 developing this website to not only look STUNNING but load pages with blazing fast speeds. They have servers in 8 different locations worldwide if I remember correctly.

    Do it BIG!

    • http://www.minterest.com Mahesh Mohan

      Awesome! Yes, the math is still right I think. Assuming a CTR of 1% if you’re getting 150,000 UVs a day with a bounce rate of 70% then it’s absolutely possible.

      • revenue20m

        Their bounce rate is around 30% and they do 8 page views per user on average. The website has gallery based content where you have to hit the “Next page” button to continue.

        The Adsense CTR is 0.45% for one ad spot and 0.30% for the other one (both 728×90) – they run 2 adsense spots and 4 CPM ad spots.

        A 1% CTR is usually seen from a website with 1.5 – 2 pageviews / user. If we apply the same thing here we would get a CTR of 2.7% (0.45 x 6) and 1.8% (0.30 x 6) – these calculations show what CTR the website would be doing if they have 1.5 – 2 page views / user.

        These guys have projected revenues of $20 million for 2015 (they expect to be doing 1 mill unqiues / day at that stage)…I’m honestly shocked by all this and have learnt so much from working with them.

        I’m more than happy to answer any questions anyone has about all this.

        • http://www.minterest.com Mahesh Mohan

          So it’s a high traffic website like a forum… where we can’t expect a lot of adsense clicks… And yeah, you’re right we can expect a CTR of over 1% if it’s a content rich site with a lot of organic traffic. And it depends upon the niche and its competition too. I tested adsense in 2007 on a payday loans website and my CTR was over 10% and each click was worth over $2. The landing page was designed only to get adsense clicks + leads.

        • http://thewildblogger.com/ Ahmed Shawan

          I think the traffic rank of the site is less than 1K in Alexa and they offer world wide media based content having 10,000+ posts.

  • http://freeworkfromhome4u.blogspot.in/ Shirsha

    Great Explanation about adsense earnings!!!!

    • http://www.minterest.com Mahesh Mohan

      Thank you! :)

  • rajeev

    sir, my site traffic is 20,000 per day but earning dollar is only 30 $ , i m using 2 add on my website …what will i do and my adsense account is hosted account …plz suggest/help me ??????????????????????????

    • http://www.minterest.com Mahesh Mohan

      What’s the category of your website?

  • keshav gautam

    Dear Mahesh sir,
    i want to know one thing about adsense, My adsense account was banned 2-3 time before, now i have created new account using tablet, what happen when i login this new account by old laptop which i used before to create adsense account which account are now banned. and i use 2-3 more other computer to update my web site daily. i want to block this computer ip. so that my adsense will be safe. Please provide me all the information or the link where i can find the solution.
    Thanks in advance.

    • http://www.minterest.com Mahesh Mohan

      Hi,

      Once you’re banned from the AdSense network you’re not allowed to re-join the network (using the same address). Read the AdSense policies in a nutshell here http://www.minterest.org/google-adsense-policies-you-need-to-know/.

      But you can do one thing, create a new website with fresh quality content, wait for 6 months, and then apply for AdSense using another address. It should work.

  • Amogh Joshi

    hi,

    i am about to launch my social networking site but according to you it required 6 months time to use google adsense but as you know social media is a good platform. I am pretty sure that the traffic of my site will going to increase very faster so suggest me something – is their any alternate in using google asense also is their are any more places like adsence

    Joshi ! Amogh

  • http://www.minterest.com Mahesh Mohan

    Aggregator site? You mean it fetches content from RSS feeds of other blogs/websites? If so, then it’s going to be difficult to get approvals from quality ad networks… Because if you’re copying content then the original author may contact the advertisers to ban you.

  • http://www.vectorpsdfree.com/ vectorpsdfree

    Well, I have started my new blog 2 months ago and without any investment or anything I am daily receiving 450+ visitors. Its related to free web graphic niche. I will apply for the adsense after 6 months. Need your suggestion what should I add before applying adsense! Thanx

    • http://www.minterest.com Mahesh Mohan

      Can’t say exactly… because they’re denying a lot of applications… But if your website is at least 6 months old with original content (not user generated website or rewritten articles), and with a good design and user experience then there is 90% chance that you will get approval. If they denied then they will tell you why the application is denied… so you can work on that… Mostly it’s quality related issues… Make sure that you’re not violating Google Webmaster Guidelines (check http://www.minterest.org/google-webmaster-and-seo-guidelines/).

    • http://thewildblogger.com/ Ahmed Shawan

      Read my this guide, one of my sites have been approved recently as Adsense for content after 6 months of journeyHow i got Adsense account approved for a brand new domain