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

Google AdSense

Is it really possible to make $100,000 a year from Google AdSense (or by selling ads on your website/blog)? If so, then the real question is how much traffic do you really need to make big bucks with Google AdSense? While it’s true that we can’t predict the Google AdSense income exactly, we can optimize the ads in different ways so as to make the most out of it.

Also, you must make sure that your website category is advertising friendly because your AdSense income depends a lot upon the category of your website. You can use Google AdWords Keyword Planner tool to find out the competition in your industry. If there is enough competition (i.e. if the suggested bid by AdWords for keywords in your niche is high) then we can assume that Google will fill your ad spaces with high paying ads (see how AdSense works).

For example, if you Google search “loans” then you’ll see a lot of ads so it means that if you have a blog related to personal finance then there will be enough competition for your ad space. Now I’ve randomly added few keywords to Keyword Planner to find out its suggested bid by AdWords. Here they are:

Google AdWords Keyword Planner

As you can see, the competition for keywords related to “finance” is very high compared to keywords related to “food”. Of course, the suggested bid is just an estimate and the real cost-per-click varies a lot. But still, even if it’s $5 then it means a lot. Why? It’s because the cost per click to advertise on Google is very high compared to cost per click on Google Display Network. So if an advertiser is paying $0.50/click on Google then he may be paying only $0.10/click on Google Display Network.

How Much Traffic Do You 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.

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

So, you have to create either: 274 pages that earn $1 a day OR 548 pages that earn 50 cents a day OR 1,096 pages that earn 25 cents a day (which sounds reasonable, right?). Let’s say you have 1,096 high quality blog posts 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 Earnings

From my analysis, I found that the average Page CTR is around 1% (or it’s something that we can achieve easily). 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.

Let’s Do The Math To Make $100,000 A Year With Google AdSense

Let’s assume that you have a Page CTR of 1% and your average CPC is $0.25 (I believe it’s quite an 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.

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).

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 counts a click when a user clicks on an ad.

For link units, Google counts 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 Glossary

But you are not using AdSense alone to monetize your website, right? You can make more money by selling direct banner ads, in-text ads, CPM ads, sponsored links, affiliate marketing, etc.

Read: 30+ Google AdSense Alternatives To Make Money Blogging

Cost Per Impression (CPM) Ads

So let’s say you’re selling direct banner ads and is also selling CPM advertising which is again an effective way to monetize your website.

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.

Advertising.

CPM Network earnings totally 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.

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 exit from the landing page and others visit more than one page on 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.

How To Optimize Google AdSense

Google AdSense A/B Testing

You can optimize your AdSense ads in several ways. For example, you can try text ads only, image ads only, text & image ads to find out which ad format is performing better. Google recommends wide ad formats like 728 x 90, 336 x 280, 300 x 250, and 160 x 600 as they’re more advertiser friendly.

When you use the recommended ad formats, your AdSense ads should perform well because of increased competition. How? The recommended ad formats by AdSense are the most popular ad formats and hence almost all advertisers must be targeting those ad formats. So it increases the competition naturally and Google will be showing the highest paying ads on your website.

But it’s also a good idea to try different ad formats as Google is now offering a variety of ad formats (including responsive ad units). I would recommend A/B testing on your website to find out the best performing ad formats. Like, you can do A/B testing by trying different ad types, ad formats, ad colors, and then by placing your ads at different sections on your website (above and below the fold) to find out which position is offering the best CTR).

But what if your AdSense earnings are low even though you have good a CTR? In that case, I would recommend ad controls though Google mentioned that blocking any ad will reduce our potential earnings.

Google says:

It’s a myth that filtering ads can prevent ‘low-paying ads’ from appearing, so as always, we recommend blocking only those ads that you feel are unsuitable for your users.

Read: 101 Websites For Anyone And Everyone To Make Money Online

Finally, you can tweak the AdSense click-through-rate by using an AdSense friendly template for your website/blog. But make sure that your website is not ad heavy as it will impact the user experience in a negative way. And as always, you can focus on creating awesome content and driving more traffic so that it increases your Google AdSense earnings (and your advertising revenues) naturally.

Happy Monetizing! :)

First Published: July 2012; Last Updated: Monday, April 28, 2014

  • 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://svenssonsbild.tumblr.com Jerry

    Hi! I have a aggregator site with increasing traffic, but to my understanding a site without my own content won’t be approved for Adsense. Except selling ads directly, what other alternatives are there?

  • 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

  • roko

    how I will apply adsense for this website? http://www.gsmmachine.com/ is it perfect for google adsense?

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

      Can’t say that… if it’s 6+ months old then you can apply and wait… if they denied then they will tell you the reason and you can tweak the website based on that information.

  • Murthy Kvvs

    You have given good info Mahesh…Thanks for sharing!

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

      Thanks Murthy! :)

  • http://freeappsandmusic.com/ Christopher

    I need to digg into this article a little deeper. I have 9,200 visitors a day. Each visitor averages 2 page views, is on the site for 1.5 min and I am no where near the income you write about. I’m definitely leaving money on the table and doing something wrong.

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

      What’s the category of your website? Is that a blog, forum, file sharing, or something else? The above math is good for almost all content rich websites – like blogs, magazines, etc. But if you have a forum, image hosting site, wallpaper kind sites, then the above math is not applicable. The reason is… the traffic quality of those websites is poor.

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

      And regarding direct banner ads… you can check out http://buysellads.com/ and compare competitor websites (or other websites in your category) to get their CPM rates.

  • PattiSluth

    Apparently, you didn’t hear about this:

    http://pastebin.com/qh6Tta3h

    Punchline: Google won’t let you make $100,000 – they’ll ban your account before that ever happens.

  • http://www.udzial.com Gaurav k

    realy great calculations….. you have put which makes us visualise the whole scenario

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

    I didn’t read the whole story/article… I refuse to beleive that story for one reason:

    If I made $100,000 from AdSense then it means that Google earned approx. $150,000 in revenue and they have to pay me $100,000 (based on 68% publisher revenue share).

    Now if they banned me then it means the whole $150,000 (if they are not paying back to advertisers) is their profit…

    But my point is… if I made $100,0000 a month then it also means that I’m a quality publisher and I’ll be making that kind of money in future too… So if they pay me then they will be making $50,000 (or more) every other month.

  • vamsi

    sir,

    i have a blog name http://anonymoustestid.blogspot.com/ please recommend me to increase my traffic and to get income from it

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

    Hi,

    Need some tips to get visitors to my site

  • Christopher Gerboth

    I have some questions: Do you only get paid if a person actually clicks on the ad or do you get paid based on the traffic to your site? Seems like I go to a lot of websites everyday but I never click on ad’s within those sites.

  • Christopher Gerboth

    Does the visitor need to click on the ad in order for the publisher to get paid? Or does the publisher get paid strictly based on traffic to his website? I ask because I visit many websites everyday and I NEVER click on any ad’s….

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

      Hi Christopher,

      If it’s about AdSense then, yes, you make money only when your visitors click ads. It’s because AdSense follows a pay-per-click advertising model. Also, you may see some earnings even if they didn’t click any ads as some advertisers uses CPM advertising on AdWords.

      If you want to make money only by showing ads then CPM Banner Network is the best option. So in that case visitors don’t have to click the ads. You’ll make money from page views alone.

  • Dwayne Claridge

    Hi Would you be able to help with the adsense on our blog http://inthemean-time.blogspot.co.uk as we have been trying to make cash from adsense and seem to be banging our heads against a wall trying to figure this out and seem to be only earning between 2p to 20 pence a day on a good day

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

      Hi,

      I think the content is not so optimized… I can see 3000+ indexed pages on Google so if you have a lot of blog posts then it’s time to optimize the content and revamp the website.

  • Ali Malik

    hi
    i read your article it interesting i want t o now about pay per click
    if a visitor visit a website 30 time a month and a visitor click ad daily 1 time a day it will count 30 click per month or 1 click per month

  • http://www.celcomplan.com SarahZigler

    It is really that Cpc can be high according to our niche? I am doing a personal blog how to make high CPC?
    this my blog http://celcomplan.com

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

    It will be counted as 30… but it’s possible that AdSense may count those ads as invalid if the traffic is not genuine. If you are getting, say 1000 unique visitors, a day then it may be considered natural… so all depends upon your traffic quality and CTR.

    • Ali Malik

      thanks mahesh

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

    It’s not possible to increase the CPC manually since it’s algorithmic… it depends upon your niche too… If you have a personal blog then you can’t get the CPC of a personal finance blog. The best thing is… if the adsense CPC is very low then remove the ads completely and then continue to contribute quality content… And when you’re getting good traffic start testing AdSense once again… it worked for me.

    • http://www.celcomplan.com SarahZigler

      Does it really works? If I oof my adsense account for a while it is alright?

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

        We can’t predict that but it worked for a niche blog of mine. Also, another thing is… even if it’s a low competitive niche you can make good money with adsense if you’re getting a lot of U.S. traffic (like at least 30-40%).

        • http://www.celcomplan.com SarahZigler

          Im trying to get a good content for my website. But the most hard things to me is marketing my website it is new website and I’m just a beginner. I wish I can have 100 Unique Visit on my website, the reality is hard to get even 2 uv per day.

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

            Yes, I agree.. it’s somewhat difficult to get 100 uniques for a new blog unless you have some marketing budget.

            Now the good news is… if you’re consistent and you never give up then it’s actually possible to multiply your blog traffic as you go. Check out this blog post: http://www.minterest.org/how-many-blog-posts-publish-per-week/

          • http://www.celcomplan.com SarahZigler

            I will try to constant on blogging Thanks again!

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

            My pleasure! :)

  • http://www.sasabassac.info/ Jamie Noel

    Mahesh currently what niche trends going on for adsense highest pay?

    Right now targeting Digital Marketing sasabassac.info. I’ll get 1000 views per day. Is it oka ? or anything else to develop. Can you suggest me?

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

    Yes, digital marketing is a competitive niche indeed. Just try to target more U.S. traffic (or global) since we get higher CPC in U.S. for almost all industries.

    Also, you can check the advanced AdSense reports and filter the earnings based on ad units, countries, etc. so that you will know what works the best.

    • http://www.sasabassac.info/ Jamie Noel

      Appreciate your reply mahesh. Currently getting US related traffic only.

      My earning based “India” + “US” + “Germany” related. And make sure most clickable ad unit 160*600 !!

      And also traffic source maximum Reddit & Twitter only. Via Triberr i’ll get some high post reach. But still nobody subscribe email new letter. How to get that ?

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

        Hi,

        The traffic quality of social media traffic is not so great… because they don’t usually click ads unless your industry is social media friendly (like a shopping website).

        Also, if the content is really diversified then that could be a problem… people subscribe to newsletters when they know what they get… that’s why you see massive audience for niche blogs… and that’s why their bounce rate is very low.

        You can check out the Email Marketing resoures at http://www.minterest.org/the-internet-marketing-handbook/ for a start.

        • http://www.sasabassac.info/ Jamie Noel

          Thank You !! Really Interesting. Are you targeting like above mentioned strategies ?

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

            I actually never focused on newsletters or email subscribers before… Because I don’t have a publishing schedule and I blog about random topics. But yes, it’s something that’s on my to-do list. :)

          • http://www.sasabassac.info/ Jamie Noel

            Thank You Mahesh.

  • http://ruwix.com/ Ruwix Cube

    Are there any other good options besides AdSense you could recommend?
    I’m not satisified because the average CPC on my website is only 0.16$ so it generated 140$ in one month with 250.000 pageviews.
    Can you please have a look at my website and could you tell me if you have some tips how could I increase my revenue. http://ruwix.com/
    I don’t want popup ads or anything aggressive to annoy the visitors.

  • http://onemorecupof-coffee.com/ Nathaniell Brenes

    100k visits per day? Wow. That’s why I don’t use Adsense! Thanks for doing the math.

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

      Lol!

      But it’s page views not visits… the visits and unique visits depends upon your bounce rate. And remember, it’s to make a six-figure income. We don’t really need 100k visits or page views a day (or even month) to make a decent income. :)

  • ryan

    One day i wish to have 100k visits to my page!! only one way up and that’s hard work!!

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

      Yes, exactly! Good Luck on that! :)

  • Pramod Prakash

    Hi Mahesh,

    I know this question is a little trivial but What is the web hosting plan we have to choose? What is the total investment required? What are the other factors(financially) involved in running such a website? I have googled about it but haven’t found substantial information. Please help.

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

      Hi Pramod,

      There’s an upcoming blog post exactly about the same topic… The total investment can be as low as $10 or as high as $1000 (or even more) to setup a blog. Because it depends upon a variety of factors.

      So I request you to wait (or you can email me directly and I’ll be happy to send a preview). Because it will answer all your questions.

      • Pramod Prakash

        Thank you so much! My email id is *****@yahoo.co.in.

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

          Okay, Pramod. I’ll be in touch.

          P.S. I have moderated your comment and removed your email id from this comment to ensure your privacy.

  • http://itsfoss.com/ Abhishek Prakash

    But getting that much traffic is not a guarantee.. is it? I get around 15K visitors a day but adsense revenue is not even $15 a day.

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

      Yes, it’s just a math. As it depends upon a variety of factors. And the main thing is your website type. If it’s a content rich blog in a competitive niche (like a tech blog) then it’s actually very much possible.

  • Orsala Basheer

    great…post bro..really inspired by your ideas..will put froward practical very soon…

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

      Thank you! :)

      • Mansoor Khan

        HI MAHESH MOHAN BRO INEED UR HELP

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

          Please explain…

          • Mansoor Khan

            thanks mahes bro i want start a website for mobile laptop car tablet information and i want earn mony`

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

            Good luck on that! :)

          • Mansoor Khan

            its posbile i earn after launch website 2 month ago 10 usd doller a day

  • Sniperertn

    If a web site has 20,000 unique visitors per month, what do you anticipate the income generated from such flow. Also does this number indicate the actual page view daily or monthly?

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

      20,000 unique visitors obviously means that 20,000 real people visited your website (who are either new to your website or is coming back to your website after a gap).

      Can’t say anything about earnings as it depends upon a variety of things like I have mentioned in this blog post.

  • Sam

    Question @maheshone:disqus
    you said that Finance, Internet Marketing, Technology, Web Hosting, Internet & Computers, Software, Health etc. are some of the highest paying and some of the lowest paying AdSense niches are Entertainment, Arts, Movies, Celebrity Gossips, News blog, Jokes, Wallpapers, Quotes, Recipes, Photo blogs etc. WHY IS THAT IF MORE TRAFFIC IS STATISTICALLY IN THE ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES, CELEB GOSSIP, etc etc?????

    Also with this method you talk of and a lot dealing with the content, what would you say about a website that is reality educational informational site on subjects that challenge main stream media on educational truth that they don’t report, as we are seeing the citizens of the world awaking to more truth???

  • http://www.samsunggalaxytalk.com/ Garva Sharma

    Brother i have a forum and don’t know which is best monetization available for forum, Can you suggest me the best network for forum’s. Also i placed ad code on it and it doesn’t showing up
    Forum url http://www.samsunggalaxytalk.com
    Please suggest me a good place for ads.

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

      Try CPM banner ads if you have good page views.

      • http://www.samsunggalaxytalk.com/ Garva Sharma

        I have 600-1100 page views a day.

  • Pramod

    Hi Mahesh,

    Interesting article. I have always wondered but never given enough thoughts on blogging and stuffs. my ideas on this is very limited. But this article has inspired me a lot to try blogging, so did some of the comments below. Great work bro !!!

  • Prince Bechem

    wow!! Loved the advices… Inspiring!

  • bijesh

    Hi, Mahesh

    I am working as a web designer .
    I would like to start a website so which category you prefer for me ?
    and what about portal sites .

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

      Hi,

      Actually, it depends upon you and what you’re passionate about… A portal site is nice if you’re able to produce a lot of high quality content consistently.

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

    Thank you, Prince! :)

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

    Well, only if your website is attracting thousands of hits a day.

    • Mansoor Khan

      mahesh it is posbile after lunch website 2 month ago my vistior 1000 per day im new in this feild plz help

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

        Hi,

        It depends upon your marketing efforts. I would say forget AdSense, forget advertising and everything else. Just focus on content and build a quality website that’s useful for everyone because “write today, monetize tomorrow” should be the mantra when you start a new blog. :)

        • Mansoor Khan

          I Start website for cars mobile laptop tablet pcs cameras price pic videos and information

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

            Yes, that should be fine. Just focus on content, user experience, and try to add value to your readers and offer something that your competitors are not providing. That’s how people create successful businesses.

          • Mansoor Khan

            hi mahesh how to incres my adsen earning its based on trafic incresig

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

            The long and short answer is send more traffic. So write more quality content and you will get both – traffic + money.

          • Mansoor Khan

            thnx mahesh mohan for help me i will be touch with u

          • Mansoor Khan

            MAHESH what is
            Page impressions
            Page CTR
            Cost per click
            plz explain me

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

    Thank you, Pramod! :)

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

    The earnings depends upon your niche and traffic quality too.

  • Nazmun Nahar

    Nice post :)

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

      Thank you! :)

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

    Hi Sam,

    It’s all about traffic quality. Think about this: people who visit entertainment forums or websites may not be ready to spend money online at that instant. But people who Google about some products are actually interested in that product and they may buy it instantly when they find what they want. The same logic is applicable here….

    And the good thing is.. if you have traffic then there is a way to monetize it.. after all it’s the same people who are visiting different websites. It’s just that they take decisions at different times.

    Let me know if you have a query. :)

  • countyconfessions

    Great article

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

      Thank you! :)

  • mavrike

    some nice calculations & practical assumptions there, i have a site on higher education niche and a related blog site, i am selling online courses via main site and also monetizing free content on main & sister blog site, but i think somehow there should be an equation on Adsense (Xs) + Affiliate marketing (Xa) + CPM (Xc), so if we could find the optimum values of all X(es) here, then it is easy to have 100+ usd target a day with 500 something users. So factors to optimize are: Niche N, Combination of X(s,a,c) & Content Factor CF: and my equation is: Higher CPC (money) = Xs + Xc + Xa = higher CF with Unique N, CF means quality and keyword richness of your content. I wish i could be Einstein of Online advertising :D

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

      Haha!

      Hello, Mr. AdStein! How are you? :)

    • Sachin Siwal

      Great equation!! I am new all this stuff, just making my website, so just found some good calculations here in comments! Thanks for sharing.

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

        Thank you! :)

  • Umer Sarwar

    Hello Mahesh,
    Should we have a blog with content in competitive niche or low competition niche to earn more revenue. As I have my 1 month old blog, with content related to scientific articles and eBooks.. Do respond. Thank You in advance..

  • kay jay

    Beautiful write up.

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

      Thank you, Kay! :)

  • Micheal James Farmer

    Hi!
    I have five pages generating roughly 2000 views a week.
    Each page has Adsense. So far I have made 17 cents?
    I have screwed up some where?
    Even by page views I should be earning more then this and these pages have been up for a couple of years.
    Am I being ripped?
    Great article by the way!

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

      You’re showing ads but not getting any AdSense clicks?

  • Abdhur Rahman

    Hi
    I have one doubt. Which is the best for Google Adsense to make more money (Website or Blog?). I am planning to make money on Google Adsense.

    So, Please give your best suggestions. Thank You.

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

      Go for a WordPress Blog that’s search engine optimized.

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

    Hi,

    It really depends upon what you’re passionate about. Don’t just go after revenue… instead.. start a blog that you want to run for long time. Even if your niche is not competitive there could be several other ways to monetize it.

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

    Hi,

    I have already explained those metrics here by quoting excerpts from Google. If it didn’t help you then let me know and I’ll be happy to explain your query.

    • Mansoor Khan

      HI mahesh whait is
      Page impressions
      Page CTR
      Cost per click
      Please Explain

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

        Page impressions = page views.
        Page CTR = Number of AdSense click/Number of page views
        Cost Per Click = The amount of money you earned per click.

        Hope this helps.

  • abhi

    Hi
    Thanks for good info.
    i have a question….please help
    i have a .us domain
    exact search
    133000 seraches/month globaly
    my domain is btob.us
    it stands for btob music band and anathor btob=business to business marketing.

    how much can i earn from this domain

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

      Hey,

      It really depends upon your traffic quality and the ad programs that you’re promoting. There’s no simple formula…

  • http://cinehike.blogspot.in/ Pratheep Jack

    hi . how much money earn in movie galley website or blogger

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

      Hi,

      It’s impossible to give an estimate that way. It depends upon your traffic quality and the kind of ad networks that you’re promoting.

  • http://www.theunbiasedblog.com/ The Unbiased Blog

    I’ve a fairly popular blog with good Alexa Ranking, Google PR Ranking but the traffic is very low and there is no revenue at all. What to do? The blog is – http://www.theunbiasedblog.com

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

      A good PageRank or an Alexa rank won’t generate any revenue. It’s all about how valuable your website is.

  • http://commonstupidman.com/ Shahnawaz Sadique

    Another a good article…Mahesh what education niche how you thinks about its CPC

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

      Education niche? Not sure but I feel AdSense should perform well for that niche.

      • http://commonstupidman.com/ Shahnawaz Sadique

        Adsense is going good but not as expected..That is why I am asking you to write a article on this niche with your research..I would love to read it

  • sonatasy

    Hello, i have a blog with 14,000 views a month. It is currently hosted on the wordpress platform but i’m thinking of converting it to a proper domain when traffic is high enough so i can host ads or use adsense.

    Is now the right time to do it? Do i have enough views for the ads/adsense to properly monetize from it?

    Sorry if i sound novice.

  • Mansoor Khan

    Hi mahesh whait is the best website to chek my website traffic and earning

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

      Google Analytics + Google Webmaster Tools + Jetpack by WordPress.com (if it’s a WordPress blog).

  • http://goodhealthyworld.com Mehrooz

    Hi Mahesh… this is Mehrooz from Pakistan… My website is GoodHealthyworld.com & i have recently applied for Google Adsense. I have google analytic but problem is it shows around 2000 sessions per month and my Alexa Rank is under 0.4 million and in top 3500 websites in Pakistan. My query is i check mt stats on different websites and they say i have traffic of about 4000 visitors daily but it does not show up in google analytics. Also, day by day my alexa rank and sarch queries are improving. can you confirm me if i am getting around 4000 viistors daily and i that correct how much can i expect to make through google adsense… Also to earn 1000 USD/month, how much traffic do i need

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

      Just check your Google Analytics and Jetpack Stats. See if they’re matching or not.

  • Matan

    I recently started up a Gaming blog, I’ve put out a decent amount of content in the first two months with a friend of mine but we’re still seeing very little traffic. I was wondering if you have any tips to possibly get the blog out there?

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

      Maybe you missed on-page optimization. Focus on content quality, internal linking, and keyword research.

  • Daniel Tripolar Montgomery

    Sounds like you need to be in the top 500 sites in the world to make even 10 grand. This is bullshit help. F**k adsense.

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

      Lol! But not exactly… it’s not about top 500 or top 5000 websites.. it’s about the number of content rich pages in our website.

  • Mansoor Khan

    hi mahesh what is globle and regionl website whts difreence
    and which one is best

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

      Where exactly?

  • Mansoor Khan

    pakistan

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

      If you live in Pakistan then Local results means number of Google searches done by users in Pakistan for a keyword. And global results means the number of google searches done by users across the globe for the same keyword.

  • Mansoor Khan

    hi mahesh my website doman is .com so it is globle or regionl and my friend domn is .com.pk
    he say my site is a regionl and 8500 vister per day and has per day earn 13to 18 usd doller google adsen

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

      For domain names, .com, net, .co, .org, etc. are considered global (or top level domains) and domains like .pk, .in, com.pk, etc. are local (or ccTLD domains). But it doesn’t mean that it can’t outrank top level domains as it depends upon a domain’s authority and niche.

  • Mayer

    Hi, I put up a blog (fightitout.net) almost a week ago and I’m getting 900+ views a day. I’m using Adsense through the Google publisher plugin. I think that’s pretty good but:
    a)there’s a huge discrepancy between the pageviews in Google Analytics and Adsense
    b) it’s only estimating 3 cents in estimated earnings!
    It’s not worth the effort if thousands of views get me 3 cents! What am i doing wrong?

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

      Hi,

      If difference in page view count in AdSense and Analytics is less than 10% then it’s somewhat normal. Otherwise, make sure that you’re showing AdSense in all pages. Regarding earnings, the reason could be your niche. The industry of your blog is not so clear and anothr reason could be AdWords smart pricing (https://support.google.com/adwords/answer/2604607?hl=en).

  • Khalid

    Hi Mahesh,
    Thanks for such a nice and detailed article about the AdSense and earning money through it.
    Can you write an article how to insert AdSense or other monitizing programs in websites, wordpress or blogs. If step by step then it would be better.

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

      Hi,

      Thanks for that!

      Regarding AdSense code usage, please Google the tutorials that you’re looking for. For example, how to insert AdSense codes in WordPress or BlogSpot or HTML.

      I usually cover a topic when I’ve got something nice to say about it. That said, I’ll surely cover it when I write a relevant blog post. :)

  • KDAWG

    What about for a hunting forum that gets over average of 300-500K page views per month depending on time of year

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

      I suggest you to start with banner ad networks on that. Also, try few Google DoubleClick Ad Exchange (AdX) partners as they may deliver better CPMs.

  • Ginamarie

    Just learning about adsense. Going to try to help a friend bring in some extra revenue. He writes News articles in our area almost real time. He had a webpage, and gets about 57,000 unique visitors a month and growing. With close to 200,000 views a month. You said news was probably a low niche. But what do you think in your opinion adsense could bring in monthly? I do know it’s just your opinion. Also do you have any experience on what type of ads they may place on a news website. Thank you for you’re time.

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

      AdSense should do well on news blogs if it’s of high quality and is getting good traffic from the U.S.

  • Lynesslim

    Hello Mahesh. It’s a really nice article there. And it is very informative. However, I have a question. I’m currently building a social network for members to do microblogging, post articles, diary, photos or whatever. So the content of my website is basically from my members. And I’m planning to pay my members 1-2 USD for every 1000 views on their post. Is Google Adsense a good choice? Because I’m worrying that because my website is not niche, so the CTR won’t be high. Can the earning from adsense able to cover the cost of paying my members?

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

      Yes, for content rich websites Google AdSense is always the best way to monetize and it’s really simple. But there could be better alternatives too. You have to test different ad networks and monetization strategies to see which one offers the best results.

      One thing that you should take care is the quality. Only accept quality content from the members and you’re fine with AdSense. Also, like I’ve mentioned in this article AdSense earnings depends upon the category of your website and source of traffic. If it’s in a competitive industry and you’re getting a lot of traffic from U.S. then it should perform well.

      • Lynesslim

        Hello, thankyou so much for your prompt reply. But my website has no specific category, because it all depends what members posted in their profile. For example, some member might make their profile as their diary, some might use their profile to post technology information and stuff. So our website can have a variety of post of different category. Because Google Adsense depends heavily on CTR, so I’m afraid that revenue from adsense is not enough for me to cover the cost to pay my member.

        And yes, we will filter off low quality post.

        However, my website is Malaysia based. Targeted audience are mostly Malaysian. Will that be detrimental?

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

          Okay, I got it.

          CTR is important but it’s not everything. Just focus on creating an useful website. Commit for the long term so that the traffic should only go up. Also, I think it’s better if different categories are organized as different sub-domains so that the domain will be somewhat Google Panda proof.

          If the language of the website is English then it won’t be a problem. But for non-English websites AdSense may not be the best option. But still.. if you have the traffic then there must be a way to monetize it.

          Write today, monetize tomorrow. :)

          • Lynesslim

            Hello. Thanks for your reply again. Really informative!
            I have another question, when google categorise your website, do they categorize your website as a whole, or page by page.
            For example like my case, if we have members who often post articles about technology, but at the same time we have other member that often post about food. In this case, how do google categorize our website? Food or Technology? Or they will categorize member post separately? Hope you understand my question.

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

    Hi,

    I’m not sure about that… in fact no one can say that… but there’s one thing… Let’s say, you’re posting recipes on the website example.com and your’re showing AdSense ads. In that case it’s safe to assume that your niche is “Food” so it’s more likely that you’ll see Food, Shopping, Retargeted ads, etc. Now if your blog is diversified like you randomly publish food, tech, health, etc. then it’s more likely that ads also will be mixed. And it will be related to the content of the current web page.

    For best results, we have to start niche blogs. For example, like I’ve mentioned in this blog post some niches are very competitive. Let’s say, Payday Loans. So I I have a blog with a lot of quality content related to payday loans and is attracting organic traffic from U.S. then the CPC/CPM will be fantastic.

    Another example is this blog itself… I was showing AdSense few months back and they were showing ads related to tech, marketing, get rich quick, etc. itself..

    Hope it’s clear now. If not, please let me know. :)

    • Lynesslim

      Hello. Yes, I understand. Thankyou. But my website is a social network. So it is not actually a niche. So I was worrying about the Click Through Rate.

      Do Google provide CPM ads? Because I think CPM ads work better for my case where CTR can be disregarded. Any good CPM network can you recommend?

  • suman

    Hello Mahesh. I read your article and it’s very useful for me. I am very new. I have two questions, (1) I have 5 different website in weebly.com however, please tell me how many different website can I attach a single account ? (2) How many day’s after Google approved my adsense account in India ?

  • khan

    hi bro! i am going to ask you that i made a new webiste from last two weeks. could you please tell me how many visitors i need for my website to apply for google adsense.

    and after that when should i apply for it?

  • Hemant

    Hi mahesh ur artical is very helpful.
    I have a question ,i am planning to start a website for video sharing ,so I need to take a surver on rent ,so HOW can I choose a better surver for website and also a little bit cheap for me,so that I can afford that.
    And can you tell me about affiliate marketing.

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

    You can initially go for a shared hosting (or maybe DigitalOcean.com VPS).

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

    It’s not about visitors.. it’s about the website quality. Focus on building a better website and then think about monetization. Read [Blogging Tips: Write Today; Monetize Tomorrow!] http://www.minterest.com/write-today-monetize-tomorrow/

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

    Hi,

    Sorry for the delay.. Yes, they do show CPM ads but we’re not allowed to select only CPM ads. I don’t have any specific recommendation you have to try different networks and then stick with the one that’s offering the best results.

    On the next update I’ll try to add more insights about each network. :)

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

    You can show your ads on as many domains as you want.. They must comply Google’s terms (http://www.minterest.org/google-adsense-policies-you-need-to-know/).

    It takes at least 6 months for approval and moreover you need a useful website.

  • http://paulames.com Paul Ames

    Very well done and thought out article, thanks.

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

      Thank you, Paul! :)

  • dana

    hi
    I have an affiliate marketing website but I never have any sales and I hae no visitor on my website. what do I do? I hae not gain any money. I don’t know which part im missing. please help me.

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

      Hi Dana,

      The reason why you never had any sales is that you don’t have traffic. You have to first focus. Start a blog or website or newsletter or whatever it is and then define your targeted audience and choose an affiliate product or anything else that you want to promote and make money. It’s simple to explain but definitely not easy and you have to focus a lot.

      • dana

        I already have a website. I already create a website. although I do not know how to bring traffic on my website.

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

          The traffic really depends upon certain things like your content, topic, website category, targeted audience, etc.

  • Nicole

    Thanks, this is a really well-written article. Thanks for putting in the time to produce quality content. I hope this article gives you a lot of revenue. :)

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

      Thank you, Nicole. :)

  • avinash kumar

    hey, i am advertiser. if a same user click ten times on a add, then how much it count?

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

      Technically it’s considered as 10 clicks… but if they are repeated clicks then Google may mark it as invalid clicks.

  • Dan Draper

    Excellent post. I’m new at all this stuff but I’m learning fast. Random question, what is a good google index score? As I have one site on 13 and another on 133.

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

      Hi,

      Where did you see that? In Google Webmaster Tools?

      • Dan Draper

        Slimstat wordpress plugin

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

          Hi,

          I’m new to that plugin… never tried that before. But thank you… for introducing to me. I see that it’s a popular plugin with over 1 million downloads. So I can add it to the list here http://www.minterest.org/best-wordpress-plugins/.

          Regarding the index score.. I think it’s a metric specific to this plugin. I’m unable to find a reference to Index Score elsewhere.

  • Lex

    100,000 visitors in a day *average* is a crap ton. Projection math that you just need a certain number of blog posts to reach this, is not a good way to go. You can easily build a great 1000 page website and still get hardly any traffic.
    You are also going to need VPS hosting to handle that kinds of traffic and probably a whole team working for you to build those kinds of numbers. But on the good side, good ad placement and a good niche can boost your CTR way above 2%. 100k with Adsense is very do-able but getting that kind of traffic takes real skills not just a lot of content
    . Good luck.

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

      Yes, but like I’ve mentioned.. it’s just a math… And the data is sorted after analyzing different websites monetized with AdSense…

      And you’re absolutely right… getting that kind of traffic is not easy… but it’s not impossible too… it should be a team work. I’m getting around 75k pageviews only (from a total of around 200 blog posts) per month. So if I want to hit a goal of say $100,000 from AdSense then I’ve to hire a lot of writers and train them to write awesome content. Because as the indexed content goes up so does the page views and ad revenue.

  • drick

    My website gets around 30K visitors per day (sometimes much more), but it is in the lowest paying categories you mentioned (entertainment) and so make very little money. A CPM ad network would be great. Can you recommend any?

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

      I haven’t tried any CPM Networks recently… but maybe you should try Media.net. And check out http://www.minterest.org/google-adsense-alternatives/ for the list of CPM Networks.

      I’m testing few CPM networks now so I will update the above blog post if there’s a better ad network.

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

    Hey Jhoveleen,

    Yes, 100,000+ page views or visits a day definitely takes time, effort, and money. But 500-1000 visits a day is not impossible… if you’re focused then you can achieve it (maybe with zero marketing budget).

  • Rahul

    Do indians have to wait for 6 months to put ads in our blog?? …I just read somewhere and I am planning to start my own blog

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

      Yes, you’ve to.

      And even if they approved AdSense for a one month old blog it’s still better to wait. Write today, monetize tomorrow. :)

  • D Check

    Hello Mr. Mahesh. Love the article and can understand that really you do need high traffic for higher earnings from adsense. I personally have found out though that one can make decent earnings from lower traffic as well. Especially if the content is good. Another option would be to supplement adsense income by other methods. Like penny stocks. As discussed on http://www.pennystk.com Just wondering your experience with affiliate marketing compared to adsense.

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

      Hi,

      Yes, definitely. If the quality of our website is great then the Cost Per Click will also go up. Like, the same content will get better CPC it’s targeting U.S. traffic. Again, I agree that if we have the right affiliate program then it can bring 10 times more income than few AdSense units.

  • joequestion

    Thanks for the information.
    I’m assuming from your “not using adsense alone” comment that I can add a CPM banner to a blog that has adsense on it as well. I guess I though that adsense wouldn’t allow this as it may detract from their ads. So which is it? Am I allowed to have both types of ads on one website or not?

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

      Hi,

      You can show ads from any other ad network (as long they comply AdSense & Google Webmaster terms). Like, you can’t run adult ads or you can’t sell text links. But yes, showing too much ads really distract your users (especially banner ads).