Commission Junction Advertising Failure

Last modified on February 16th, 2008

As you can see, my little advertising experiment with Commission Junction is pretty failtastic.

Advertising Failure

Which is strange, because the ads are fairly targeted based on a few specific, popular pages of mine. I’m not a big fan of advertising to tell you the truth — I ripped Google Adsense off here a few months ago. To me, it’s worth $10 a month or whatever not to have them pollute my main page. I was testing a new concept though with more targeted ads that I choose, but so far it’s not working.

Is anyone here actually making money with your blog (i.e, enough at least to pay for hosting)?

5 responses to “Commission Junction Advertising Failure”

  1. Chris says:

    I’ve actually done well using Text Link Ads to cover hosting and registration. Unfortunately, with my blog redeployment that is in progress, I’ve lost my ads and therefore that may change, but previously was doing decent.

    Now if only I could get a referral sign-up or two… =)

  2. Duane Storey says:

    You mean Google text link ads? Or.. ?

  3. Boris Mann says:

    No, Google TextLinkAds. They are a bit…shifty, IMHO.

    I make about $50 / month. I was making almost $200 at one point, but that seems to have been a peak about 2 years ago.

    My site has a ton of content on it, and it also has high interlinking. For example, the tag pages include interstitial ads.

    I haven’t really done much in the way of optimizing for ads, ad placement, or looking at affiliate earnings.

    And, of course, you have to occasionally post content around which ads that people are paying to click on will actually appear 😛

  4. Duane Storey says:

    Why do you think the drop in revenue? Is it because Google is keeping more profit for itself, or because people in general are backing off of PPC type advertising? Any guesses?

    You also had a typo in your alt tag for your hyperlink above. I fixed it for you.

  5. I use plain old Goog ads and make about $50-60 USD a month from roughly 1000 unique visitors a day. That’s certainly enough to cover hosting.

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