I got one click for $16.08 yesterday. It seems that CPC is now higher after Panda.
Amazing! I really should focus on interesting niches that can bring money
I had a click for $28.68 yesterday on different site. The issues that I see with targeting high paying niches are
1) the 'cost of the content' is high
2) the niches how low traffic or the keywords are highly competitive
3) the high paying clicks are hit or miss.
The trend is to deliver less traffic to Micro Niche Sites which makes sense. Why should Google give publishers traffic and then pay them for it? This IMO is the reason for the EMD, Farmer/Panda and Penguin updates.
I just did an analysis of my "$28.68 click" site. The traffic sources are long tails from Bing/Yahoo and referral traffic from forums (someone liked the site and linked to it).
Revenue so far this month is $50 which is pretty good since I haven't promoted the site and it's basically sitting there.
I guess it would be worth it to promote the site using quality blog comments, forum posts and twitter. The blog comments and forum posts should be few in number and super high quality.
Adsense is paying out better than ever. It's just a matter of getting the traffic without depending on Google search.
You get maybe 50% of the Adwords bid value so it will be lawyer terms or medical compensation terms etc.i'm jealous ... why u always hit by 20++ dollar click, i can't even get a 2 dollar click .....
If you want to make easy big money you should trade stocks - ARM Holdings went up 3.6% today so if you had invested $10K yesterday, you would have an extra $360 today. Way more than a tiny $20