- Feb 24, 2006
Got all that. My nearly 1.3M pagviews may generate $25 on a really good day.
If your current effort is 100% AdSense, then it's no surprise that a large ad network wouldn't be interested. These networks want to take your current revenue successes and improve upon them. AdSense is easy and boring.
My site grossed $150k in 2011 (Display, affiliate, direct, subscription) Display alone that year was $120k+. I was working my ass off learning passbacks with GAM, tiered ad structures, studying and testing every possible means of getting the most value for the ad impression, while keeping the registered and supporting members happy with their ad load. I then killed a few years in the early days of prebid structures, and learning that process and how to make it work for my networks and membership. As a result, my 2016 gross revenue was more than double 2011.
I failed a ridiculous number of times, with zero revenue days when I'd screw up, networks closing my account (ie: OpenX), others threatening to close if I didn't offer enough impressions (Rubicon and AppNexus), plus dozens of others who "claimed" they would fit in my ad structure with improved revenues and ad competition, but miserably failing over a week or a month and me finally giving up, only to not get paid at all.
(just looked, I've experimented with over 40 ad networks in the past 15ish years)
AdThrive looked at my successful implementation and claimed they could be better. I wasn't convinced, considering the size of the cut they take. Clearly (and happily), I was wrong
I have a spreadsheet that tracks daily numbers for the past two years, and yearly numbers back to 2004. I grossed $780 that year, BTW Currently, my gross pageviews are between 4.5 and 5.5m monthly....AT only places ads on 1.7-2.0m pageviews.