Honestly, the proxy business is played right out (saturated beyond belief). I mean if you're in a country where $1.00USD is alot of money, then go for it, lol. But if your looking to make good money, I wouldn't bother. It is very volatile, and earnings always fluctuate.
Oh and Adsense is also volatile itself. One day you can be earning an average of 2 cents a click, and the next day it could .50 cents. It is not very consistent.
I'm getting a lot more SEO traffic now, and my AdSense earnings are increasing. Where are you getting traffic from?
Originally Posted by Zash
$badcountry = array('CN','KW','RU','IR','NG','PK','TR','SA'); so my traffic pattern is OK I guess as North America is significant - dominant.
Shortly after having written that thread yesterday I noticed 3 fat clicks :money: (for the business under consideration) on one of my proxies.
This made earnings look much better for yesterday, whereas for the rest of the week I earn about 2 times what I did before season on average.
I am going to update the GeoIP database and pray to big G.
I am earning 1-2$ every day with an oldish proxy that has mostly all direct traffic from Iran.
I got one 8$ click and another 6$ click recently on two rather old proxies with very few visits (30-40) per day.
You cannot be 100% sure of anything.
You should do more research before you just block a country like that the ISO country code SA (Saudi Arabia) Pays about 0.01 Ecpm with media shakers etc. So its worth serving, same as TR (Turkey).
Originally Posted by Habaku
I'm exactly opposite. I sold two of my biggest earning sites recently, and expected my earnings to start falling. I run a bunch of other non proxy related sites, for example arcade sites. Which pay about the same as proxies (generally crappy).
Overall my earnings have been rising. Consistently getting clicks in the $2-4 range...about once a day. Wish I could figure out why the increase in earnings...
Originally Posted by Keldorn
I only started banning SA and other countries recently. Actually, I don't ban them but send them to an adsense free proxy with lots of other ads :)
So I get some cent from that too, but the bottom line is that my Adsense eCPM is much better since I ban "bad" countries from adsense.
This is a good point.
Originally Posted by z613
AdSense eCPM on The Tech-FAQ is a third of what it was a few years ago.