Google AdSense Income May

June is here! This means I got an income report to share with you. In April I made a bit of €20,- which was a great improvement of the month before (March). The Google AdSense income from May were even better. I was aiming to at least €30,- but it got much better then that!

Google AdSense May Income;

€51,95

Yes, thats right. After the €20,- month, income shot to over €50,- in May. I am happy with the growth last month. One of my sites that was picking up rankings did very well. It made 28,76 in May alone and I am not yet into top 5 in Google for my main keyword.

Competition

I am focussing on the site that is making me the most money on AdSense right now. I found out one guy owns the top 3 sites in google for the main keyword I am trying to rank for. So the top traffic is pretty much controlled by 1 guy. It is not the only site I am working on though. This site made about half of May’s income, so I will keep working on my other sites as well.

More updates are coming soon

Trying Google Page-level Ads

Just installed the new Google Page-level Ads. I chose to install the Anchor / Overlay Ads, not the full page ads. I hope to see some results in the upcoming week. These ads will only show on mobile devices and only if Google thinks they will perform well at the specific user browsing my website. It gets its own report so details will follow and I will share it with you on my blog.

The ads are installed on the website I talked about in my last post. The site is getting around 100 uniques a day now on average and is holding its position on the first page of Google. The ranking is between 8 – 10 currently and I didn’t see it any higher yet.

I will keep updating the site and adding more pages to it. I hope to bump a few more places to number 5 or 6 in the next couple of weeks. The number 1 spot is hold by a website that is just 1 year old. I think it is beatable.

The Google AdSense revenue so far this month is looking good. I am not disclosing any numbers yet. That will follow at the beginning of next month. If you have any questions, just ask in comments and I will reply.

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!

Google AdSense Income April

The goal to make €100 a month by April failed. Last month earnings were just €5,65 so it shouldn’t be a surprise I didn’t make it. I made a few new website just for AdSense but those are not yet bringing in visitors or money. I have to admit that I didn’t work as hard as I wanted. If I put in more hours and work smarter the goal should be easy to reach.

For now; the Google AdSense income for April;

€21,13

That’s much better than March. This gives me new confidence that I can reach the €100 a month goal. I also made it to 100,000 ad impressions on AdSense.

100kviews

I am also working on an affiliate site on which I am selling shoes. It’s more a test and I am not yet putting in serious work. Will share the outcome of it with you in a later post.

Clear DNS Cache through Command Prompt

While updating or changing your site, it might be helpfull to clear your DNS cache through command prompt to clear any inaccurate data.

Clear DNS Cache on Windows

Depending on what Windows version you use (Windows 7, 8 or even Windows 10) the first step is to search the CMD program.

1. Search CMD
2. Right click -> Open as Administrator
3. Run the following command;
ipconfig /flushdns

Windows IP configuration successfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache.

Clear DNS Cache on Mac OS

To clear the DNS cache on your Mac OS you need to follow the following steps;

1. Go to Applications
2. Click Utilities
3. Click Terminal

Now depending on your MAC OS version, type the following command;

MAC OS 10.10;
sudo discoveryutil mdnsflushcache

MAC OS 10.7 10.8 10.9;
sudo killall -HUP mDNSResponder

MAC OS 10.5 10.6;
sudo dscacheutil -flushcache

If the command succeeds the system does not return any output. Make sure you know the admins password to execute this command.

Google AdSense income February

€5,27 for the month of February. Damn, its barely nothing and almost exact the same as the €5 income from January… One month to go to set up AdSense to break the €100,- month in April. Looks like i’m never going to make that but I won’t give up.

I have to admit I didn’t work good in February. The last 2 weeks were pretty silent in my AdSense quest. I did start some other projects though, but damn…

No excuses, failing to get €100,- on AdSense in April would suck big time!
Back to work!

Instagram project yet to be launched

The instagram project I was talking about in my last post is yet to be launched. The beta version should be finished by now so I think it will take a couple of more days to be online.

Also threw some more money into domaining. I bought a 4 letter .com domain as investment. These domains are going for $200 + on average nowadays. I bought one for $200 which seems like a good price. I also bought a dutch domain for €75 on a generic tax term. It has 9.900 monthly exact searches and the top 5 results in Google are all deeplinks. Let’s see if I can create something with value on it.

The €100 Google AdSense goal is going crap. I am at €3.65 so far this month. The goal is to have €100 in April. The theme on my creditcard site got updated and I had all these changes made in the code… All gone… I got another theme installed now but its just a very basic wordpress theme.

Instagram Project

Together with a friend we are working on a new project. It will be a site to use with Instagram. At the time of writing this the idea is not yet developed by someone else. It is quite unique and we think it has potential to earn a good amount of money.

Buzz

The thing is the site will need buzz when we launch it… I’m not sure yet how to proceed with the marketing. Marketing the site is one of the most important things when it comes to a new site. You can create the best website or app in the world, but with no one visiting, it is pretty worthless…

The site can be used by Instagram users. It will be focused on the advertising niche that is upcoming on Instagram. Thousands of dollars are spent each day on Instagram ads. Our plan is to get a piece of the action! At the moment I have nothing to show you yet, more on that later. The planning is to have something ready end February 🙂

Just wrote 3000 words

Yesterday I wrote about how I installed the word count plugin at my creditcard wordpress site. The thing is; it is highly motivating me to write. I discovered that the site had only 7000 words of content on it which is really, really low.

3000 words of new content

Today I wrote 3000 words of new content for the site. The average word count for blog posts was 270 words per post. This is way to low and not good for the search engines. Ofcourse quality is important too, but 270 words in one post is just not enough to get good rankings. The 3000 words of new content are divided into 4 new posts, which comes out to an average of 750 words per post. That makes a total of over 10.000 words on the creditcard site.

Website investing

While browsing a webmaster marketplace I stumbled upon a nice little website about an airport. The site is made in WordPress and is getting around 1,200 unique visitors monthly. Last month it generated €15,- on Google AdSense. The sale was set up as an auction and I bought it at €255,-. It’s kind of a gamble as the seller just got 1 month of Google AdSense statistics. I will keep you updated on how this will work out.