At the beginning of June I was looking at launching a new website. The theory was something that I’d had practice in before, It was using social media to drive traffic to an affiliate site linking to cars. It’s me and a friend share.
So, as I talk to Chedders frequently, we made a fun bet, we had one month to see who could earn the most with adsense, no other earnings methods were included.
So, as some of you may know, I collect a lot of domains. I had decided to put this on the domain: uk-deals.co.uk, I had setup the site on a theme that supported adsense and went to work. This is my first major project using WordPress, so I was learning a lot at the same time.
We shared a couple of posts (unfortunately I don’t have analytics) but the clickthrough rate was nothing special at all. So I did more tweaking, I looked into adding yoast and making the posts more click friendly. Then one day (I believe the 6th) http://carsandmotorbikes.co.uk became available. This was the perfect domain so I learned how to migrate wordpress sites and relaunched with this. To my surprise, it actually had decent amounts of traffic!
Here was my traffic over the month:
Here is my adsense:
I’ll do a bit of a tweak soon, and show more images, but in the early days I had a lot of difficulty with mobile traffic and earning from them. I didn’t have responsive ad units, I finally got a reply from a friendly developer who resolved all my issues.
Now, as you can see from above, adsense really was not my strong point at all, so I did lose the bet with Chris. However, as I said above, this was a test for my affiliate earnings, so here’s the earnings from the site on eBay:
So, will I be carrying on with this site? Yeah I will, as you can see, four days really contributed to these earnings, so if I find the time to do this then I can hopefully grow the site much more.