Google AdSense income December 2017

2017 is over. My goal was to make 1000 EUR a month on Google AdSense by the end of 2017, didn’t make it. What did i make in December 2017?

€329,29

I will come up with a more detailed post about 2017 and what my plans are for 2018. The fact that I didn’t make 1000 EUR a month is bothering me, but I know it is 100% my own fault.

2018 will be the year I am going to make 1000 EUR a month on adsense or affiliate marketing (combined). I just bought a new domain as well for 250 EUR, more about that later.

Happy 2018!!

Google AdSense income November 2017

Google AdSense income for November 2017;

€328,75

Traffic went down and I barely made 300 EUR this month. This month is the slowest month of 2017. Still a nice passive monthly income stream as I didn’t work on my sites at all.

New travel site

I am working on a new travel site without AdSense. I am working with affiliates to sell trips & flight tickets. So far I made two sales (well, I was part of the funnel) and made €7,70 with that. I didn’t do any promotion / marketing yet, so this has potential. Will do a post about it later.

Google AdSense income April

AdSense earnings were stable compared with last month. Google AdSense income for April;

€341,21

Highest day – 22 apr 2017 – €19,30
Lowest day – 13 apr 2017 – €4,26

AdSense income April

Things are not moving the way I planned. My original goal was to make €1000 a month by the end of 2017 on Google AdSense. At the moment I am working on a new travel site based on affiliate marketing. The site will sell flight tickets, hotels, tickets for sightseeing etc. I got the perfect domain for it. Its an exact match domain which is easy to say out loud and to remember. I mailed the guy who owned it if I could buy it for €300,- and he agreed immediately. Sometimes you got to have some luck 🙂

The main site that is generating money on adsense is still running like it should. I added some new detailed pages few weeks ago which seem to be helping the site. I got plans to add even more pages to keep ahead of competition. More on that later.

Traffic going up

The traffic of my main travel site is still going up. Yesterday it had a high of 1,300+ unique visitors bringing in little over €20,- for the day. This is 100% Google AdSense income.

Screenshot of traffic of last 30 days;
Traffic travel site

In a previous post (May 2016) traffic just started to pick up for this site, I also posted a screenshot of the traffic back then;

Get more traffic

In the last 8 months things have changed. I got some top rankings for important keywords which are bringing in the majority of the traffic. 85% of the visitors are coming from Google with 13% being direct traffic.

Organic traffic

Returning visitors

There are quite some visitors that visit the site more than once. While checking reports I noticed there are even people visiting the site over 100 times in the last 30 days.

Returning visitors

Some even surpassed 200 times in the last 30 days. Who are those people? 200 times is A LOT. The site is build around a service though so they might be hooked to it and are just being curious all the time.

Learn to code

Reading code is no problem. I get the basics and can edit stuff I need. Nowadays with all the free stuff online it is not that hard to create a good looking website. But I came to a point I want to create things myself as well. And editing code is not always a walk in the park either. That is why I decided to pick up an online course on how to learn to code.

Back to basics

I just finished the first 10 lessons (small lessons) and it is really basic. I saw everything so far before but its good to fresh it up.

Always keep learning

Keep learning. Always. I regret years in my past where I did nothing and stood still. Watching tv for the whole night and not doing anything… If you are feeling the same, try to pick up a book, a free online course or whatever has your interest. It is better then waste your time in front of the tv.

Travel niche is getting my attention

The Travel niche is getting my attention. I am thinking of totally focus on travel websites. Some good points is that there is money to spend in this niche and it is ‘easy’ to promote travel websites. It is not really easy, it takes work. But you can promote it easier than most other niches. Also people are willing to share nice things about places they like going to or went to…

New project

With a good friend of mine we came up with a (in our eyes) great idea. I am not revealing what it is yet but it is some kind of service in the travel niche. Focussed on a particular area in travel. It is a service to help the visitor choose what they want. It is in a very early development stadium and we are not sure yet what path to take. We got a great domain for it so that won’t be the problem. This will be a dutch service to start with.

New domain

Another domain in the travel niche. I paid €250,- for this domain. It is an exact match domain and it has the two keywords I am going after with my other site. The other site made €180 on AdSense last month and is #3 in google.nl so there is room for growth. I just put up a single page site with Analytics to see what it does. Seems like 5 people a day are direct visitors. The singlepage site made €1.80 so far on AdSense in last 5 days with no work or links. I am going to build this site in the next couple of weeks and try to get on first page in google.nl as well.

AdSense so far this month

Just reached €100,- on AdSense in August. That means the average is around €10,- a day so far. Looks great and I hope to break €300,- this month. I will keep you guys updated!

AdSense Page-level ads review

A few weeks ago I started using Google AdSense Page-level ads on one of my niche blogs. The ads were running for two weeks and just got 2 clicks resulting in €0,47 AdSense revenue. The average of clicks a day is around 20 now, so the CTR is really low for these Page-level ads. I decided to quite AdSense Page-level ads for now.

Google Rankings

While reading my older post about using AdSense Page-level ads I state that the site is getting 100 uniques a day. Well, things has changed in last couple of weeks. The site was getting up to 400 uniques a day last week. I was ranking on #3 in google.nl for one of the keywords I was aiming for. A great success and the site was bringing in some extra AdSense money. But, this success didn’t last long. Just a few days ago Google put me back at #8… Bye bye traffic. The site is back at 100 uniques a day now.

Potential

My site was on #3 for about 1 week and I saw the potential of this rank. I am not sure why I am put back at #8 after one week. I even got one very related strong backlink from quite a big site. At least I know the potential of this rank and I will work to get it back. I did a due diligence on the number 1 and 2 and they don’t seem that strong. The backlinks they have are not super related and not from very high profile websites. I think I can beat them but it will take some time.

Google AdSense revenue

The AdSense revenue for June is setting a new record again. When I got that #3 position for my niche site the average AdSense revenue was around €5,- a day. Unfortunately the site is now at #8 and bringing in €1 or €2 a day. If I am able to push the site to the number 1 position, I guess the AdSense revenue will be around €10,- a day.

Rankings are picking up

One of my new niche sites gained rankings since a couple of days. What gets my attention is that the higher rankings in Google are not just from 1 or 2 keywords but from several keywords. Even keywords that I am not particularly targetting.

Check out the screen below (30 days of traffic). As you can see its going up, up, up. I am checking the numbers for today and it looks like it will not surpass 100 uniques today. It might stabalize around 100… I am not sure. But things are definitily moving.

Get more traffic

75% of the traffic is coming from Google. A good amount I guess. With this kind of traffic you are pretty sure it is targetted. The average time is over 2 minutes per visitor and bounce rate is below 5% (!).

Top Channels

The Google AdSense income from this site is also up compared with last month (obvious). Not sure yet where it will go. Will keep you guys updated!