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Old 23rd March 2006, 06:35 PM
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Record breaking PPC revenue yesterday.

Earned US$ 7.82 for 330 domains parked at ND yesterday (parked for about 10 days) - that's breakeven revenue on a yearly basis!

If this continues, i'll shift over some more names from SEDO.

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Re: Record breaking PPC revenue yesterday.

what language were they? what extension? What percentage of the 330 were .com / .net / .jp / .cn / .gongsi etc (which ones get the traffic)
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Old 23rd March 2006, 06:54 PM
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Re: Record breaking PPC revenue yesterday.

Mostly Arabic, Japanese and Korean.

European generics still at Sedo (i thought they are better over there since Sedo shows French and German ads).

Chinese names, i've not parked them due to blocking problem - just registered an a/c at SC, i'll try out over the next 2 weeks.

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Old 23rd March 2006, 07:28 PM
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Re: Record breaking PPC revenue yesterday.

I would wait awhile before moving all of your names to NameDrive. Many of us have experienced the same thing. When we first move our names to NameDrive the revenue seems to be decent. After some time has passed this decent revenue dries up and all we see are clicks in the .02 -.11 range. My own revenue is actually decreasing today. It was about a dollar higher yesterday. I know that they say that they report only the average until they get accurate results from the ad provider. The experience however of watching your accumulated revenue go down while the clicks increase just leaves one feeling cheated. Most of the current traffic comes from North America. If the traffic is from North America and the ads are in English then why is the PPC revenue so poor? This doesn't make sense.
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Old 23rd March 2006, 07:43 PM
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Re: Record breaking PPC revenue yesterday.

Yesterday was my worst day at ND for number of views in the whole of March...it does seem a bit variable......

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Old 23rd March 2006, 07:49 PM
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Re: Record breaking PPC revenue yesterday.

Thks, would monitor for another 2 more weeks.

North America makes up only 9% of the clicks for my domains at ND.

Most of my clicks are only one to five cents, but ocassionally, there are a few big ones that bring up the average to about 8 cents.
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Re: Record breaking PPC revenue yesterday.

I am also experiencing a huge day-to-day volatility at ND. Makes me wonder...
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Re: Record breaking PPC revenue yesterday.

Those are great number, Touchring. Hopefully they continue.

I had my worst day view-wise yesterday, but the clicks were normal. Lots of variability now because speculators make up alot of the traffic. It definitely is a good sign though that traffic and interest is there, just need to lift the dam so the clicks can flow.
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Re: Record breaking PPC revenue yesterday.

That's strange, my yesterday revenues are those in 'grey', i suppose those are from Google?
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Re: Record breaking PPC revenue yesterday.

Yes, I was hanging fire before starting a thread but my figures hit a soft patch yesterday after getting severely revised downwards which they haven't been of late. I think ths downward revision can be quite arbituary. I think I blame Google more than anyone!
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Re: Record breaking PPC revenue yesterday.

The grey bar indicates revenue that has been adjusted from the average initial values to the actual values.
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Re: Record breaking PPC revenue yesterday.

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Yes, I was hanging fire before starting a thread but my figures hit a soft patch yesterday after getting severely revised downwards which they haven't been of late. I think ths downward revision can be quite arbituary. I think I blame Google more than anyone!
The problem is that without transparancy there is no way of determining if the problem lies with Google, Namedrive or something else. This creates doubt. Namedrive has my business at the moment but if they wish to keep it I have to have confidence that they are treating me fairly. Even if they are treating me fairly now the problem is that the perception is otherwise and there is no way to verify it.
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Re: Record breaking PPC revenue yesterday.

I think when the revenue become substantial we will have alot more options and say in this matter.
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Re: Record breaking PPC revenue yesterday.

My traffic was the lowest yesterday that it's been for weeks and weeks!
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Re: Record breaking PPC revenue yesterday.

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My traffic was the lowest yesterday that it's been for weeks and weeks!
Same here. I had a couple of good days last week but suddenly yesterday a trickle of traffic and almost no CTs.

The other thing that makes me wonder is when I look at what people are searching for on the site, I look at an ascii escort domain I have and I see traffic from 4 different regions over the period of 30 days and in 3 of those regions, people independently looked for "geneva escort" and "bangkok escort". Ok - I get "Bangkok escort" maybe even from 3 different regions. But it seems suspicious to find that from 3 different regions someone is looking for "geneva escort" - do you guys follow? Am I alone here or is something very unnatural about this traffic?
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But it seems suspicious to find that from 3 different regions someone is looking for "geneva escort" - do you guys follow? Am I alone here or is something very unnatural about this traffic?
It could be that "geneva escort" was at the top of the list of the "related searches" box on the left, or on the top header, and instinctively that is where people click. Those show up as searches too.
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Re: Record breaking PPC revenue yesterday.

I have another example of strange traffic. I have a domain that gets alot of traffic, but almost zero click-thrus (about 1%). When I look at the user searches they match the keyword almost exactly. The ads on the page are very relevant to the searches being done. There is even a Russian language ad. Most of the traffic (95%) is from Europe. But no one is clicking.

The average Russian domain gets closer to 10% CTR. Even some where the ads are probably not exactly what people are looking for. Very strange.
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Re: Record breaking PPC revenue yesterday.

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I have another example of strange traffic. I have a domain that gets alot of traffic, but almost zero click-thrus (about 1%). When I look at the user searches they match the keyword almost exactly. The ads on the page are very relevant to the searches being done. There is even a Russian language ad. Most of the traffic (95%) is from Europe. But no one is clicking.

The average Russian domain gets closer to 10% CTR. Even some where the ads are probably not exactly what people are looking for. Very strange.

I get about 12% CTR on average across all domains. Arabic is the highest at 26%. Korean is around 20%. Russian is around 3% (lower than what you are getting).

btw, Fab, you got lots of Arabic names, you would surely know how my stats come about. I'm getting RPM of $30 on Arabic names.

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I get about 12% CTR on average across all domains. Arabic is the highest at 26%. Korean is around 20%. Russian is around 3% (lower than what you are getting).

btw, Fab, you got lots of Arabic names, you would surely know how my stats come about. I'm getting RPM of $30 on Arabic names.
Wow, that's very different from what I get. I get a CTR of only 7% on my Arabic names. I do get a fair amount of views. Maybe my keywords need adjusting. I get about 18% on my Farsi domains, but lower total views. Russian is at 10%. Very different results.
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