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Why Don't My Numbers Make Sense?

 
Gabriel_Callum
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on 03/30/2012

I am having a problem with understanding my Adsense, Amazon Clicks, Wizzley Page Views and Google Analytics numbers. Here is why I'm confused. 

 

I currently have 37 Published Articles

According to the Wizzley Stats I had 46 page views. (I'm not even going to get into how absysmal I think that is for 37 articles...let's move on)

According to Google Analytics, I had 22 Page Views. Assuming that I get 50% of the page views shown on Wizzley Statistics that comes out right. 

According to Google Adsense, I got 6 Page Views. How does that make sense? Adsense is enabled on all of my articles and I always make sure I organize my modules so that Adsense ads show up. Shouldn't I have 22 Page Views according to Adsense?

Now, onto Amazon. According to the Wizzley Analytics reporting, I have had 36 Amazon Clicks in the last 7 days, but according to Amazon, I have only gotten 13. I'm assuming this means that the clicks shown in Wizzley Analytics are the total and the Amazon ones I see are the ones that I receive?  Is that correct?

 

So my questions are, first, am I correct on everything that I said I was assuming (like Wizzley Analytics versus Amazon Clicks) and second, why am I only showing 6 page views in Adsense when it should be around 22.   By the way, I am using just today as an example, but I checked the other days and it is the same basic ratio. 

 

As a bonus question, maybe you can help me figure out why I am getting an average of 1.2 page views per day per article. Assuming 1 Adsense click per 50 views (my views as shown in google analytics not total views shown in Wizzley statistics)  and an average of twenty five cents per click, I would need to write 10,000 Wizzley articles just to get 125 Adsense clicks per day to make $1000 t0 $1500 per month. 

 

Please someone tell me how to get my Adsense views to show up correctly in Adsense, and how to choose keywords or write/promote Wizzley articles to get 10-20 views per day (or better yet 50-100) instead of 1.2 views per day per Wizzley article. 

Thanks, in Advance,

Gabe


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TerriRexson
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on 03/30/2012

OK, I'll have a go. 

Wizzley stats are very generous, they don't filter out as many bots etc. I think adsense just shows the page views that used your adsense id. So my adsense page views are 60% of my analytics page views. 

My traffic is pretty dreadful at the moment. But it still seems to be making money. I focus on sales so adsense is just an added bonus. If I was to focus on adsense I'd be doing things very differently. 

I just looked at your profile and you have a lot of sales articles. Wny the focus on adsense?


Gabriel_Callum
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on 03/30/2012

I don't necessarily focus on adsense. That is, I don't purposely optimize my pages for Adsense or write for Adsense clicks. I have never gotten the kind of traffic that would prove it, but I suspect that there is a lot more money to be made from Amazon then there is from Adsense. 

However, I still would like my Adsense numbers to be accurate, and measuring Adsense is how I have always set my milestones for the future.. The reason that I use it in my examples above, is that even though I have not yet ever gotten enough traffic to even get a payout from Adsense, the results have been very consistent. For instance, I can look back over the two years that I have been using it, and see a very consistent average of 1 click per 25-50 page views, and an average of $0.25 -$0.35 cents per click. 

It is much harder for me to use Amazon sales as milestones, because they don't really make sense to me. I can't figure out if 1 out of every 30 page views equal a click through to Amazon and then if one out of every ten clicks results in a sale,or if one out of every thirty clicks results in a sale, nor can I seem to come to an average amount. 

I have always set my milestones by Adsense and basically just said, whatever Amazon gets will be a bonus. One of my main milestones is to be getting at least one click per day with Adsense. 

However, I do not purposely write articles for Adsense clicks, nor do I research keywords based upon what Adsense clicks are getting for that keyword. I don't even check to make sure the Adsense ads being displayed are relevant to the article I have written. I would rather make all of my online income through Amazon or another affiliate program that allows me to hook the customer up with exactly the product they were looking for, and a way to buy it quickly and easily. 

However, I still need a measuring stick, and Adsense happens to be that stick. 


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Gabriel_Callum
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on 03/30/2012

By the way, I just saw your two articles, Wizzley Earnings from 2011 and 2012 ( so far). With around 300 pages, you are earning on average $600. That comes out to about $2 per month, per article. That is precisely where I want to be (not making $600 a month, making an average of $2 per article per month), so I could make a goal of say -  1000 articles by X date and know that it will result in an income of $1000 to $1500 per months. 

I have been un-publishing and un-indexing all of my articles from other writing sites. I am about 5 shy from a total of 100 when I get all of my articles republished here on Wizzley. Nearly all are from Hubpages, and those ninety or so articles were making an average of $0.25 per month with Adsense, $1.00 per month with Amazon, and $1.50 per month with Hubpages Views Program (IN TOTAL not EACH) which is around $3 per month, or $0.03 per month per article. 

If they instead were making $3 per month per ARTICLE I would be jumping for joy! Congratulations on your success. 

I plan to have all of these articles republished by the end of next week, and then we will see what sort of income comes from having around 100 articles published. 

Perhaps I should make an earnings page for 2012 like yours so that I can have a clearer picture of what is going on. I think that will be my project for tonight, starting with my re-publishing process. Thank you for your advice, and for giving me some hope that putting in a massive effort to write 1000 or 1500 Wizzley articles could result in a real income of $2000 to $3000 a month. At least, if I can figure out what you are doing to make those kind of numbers happen - then it is possible. :)


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TerriRexson
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on 03/30/2012

If your question is, can you achieve adsense stats within your parameters on Wizzley then the answer is yes. And that's for me where I don't focus on adsense at all. I'm sure the folks that focus on adsense, and actually have a clue, do better. 

What I measure is revenue per page, but on a seasonal basis as there's a big seasonal effect on my sales. (What I really want to measure is revenue versus effort spent, but this is close enough for setting business goals.)

Edit: I was replying while you were writing your last post. Got to go to an Easter Egg hunt now ... more later


TerriRexson
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on 03/30/2012

I do an awful lot better elsewhere! I haven't really worked out how to do well on Wizzley yet. But it's ticking along nicely. Hopefully the pay off will be in the future. I'm enjoying it and I'd like to see Wizzley succeed. 

It might just be that my pages need some age, and of course it's not a good time of the year for sales. And many of my pages are built for the future, not now. 

You've already got a reasonable number of articles. If your articles aren't earning on Hub Pages and the ones you have here aren't earning, then you do need to think about your strategy. 

You can read My Approach to Affiliate Marketing. Basically I don't target exact match keyword titles at all. I'm all about the extreme long tail. This means that I don't get lots of traffic, but the traffic I do get is well qualified. (It also means I need to know what I'm talking about!)

(And the Easter egg hunt was great fun! We even had nice weather.)


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