You are not paying...
So as the admins here recently said, there are some changes in the earning and membership policy. That they analyzed the last month data and found many countries to be very poor on revenue-generating aspect.
If the policies are already applied, no more members from India and other countries can join here. There is some white-list, but unfortunately I don't remember which countries feature in there.
So, what were the observations? That India is second in generating the traffic, after US. That doesn't come as a surprise to me. I have always noticed that people from here and Philippines are most actively hunting for such sites and maybe US trumps only - well - because sites are hosted there!
India is second!! That should be some great news, then why the long face? Hmm... thanks India for coming here so often, but you are quite not profitable. We won't pay much for your visits... that makes you contributing <1% in revenues but not our problem, you look at it.
Yes, they pay by views/impressions, or whatever they call it, but what they care for is how those views are translated in monetary gains! Obviously our viewing their ads dancing in one side doesn't make a difference. It's only when we are clicking on those ads, some business opportunity arises.
I have no idea how people in other countries respond to these ads, but Indians are mainly cautious of ALL the ads with so many malwares flying around... we rarely click on anything. Or when we do, it's mostly the wrong thing!
Since this discussion has come to fore, I spend most of the time watching the ads I get here. There are some uninteresting ones, looking lame. Then there are some which make you wary. There are bra ads too, ah no thanks I don't wear those o.O
But then there are ads from two reputed four wheeler companies, from Cartoon Network and as I saw today, from online shopping portals too. These should be good. Why don't we try clicking on those and find out more? Who knows we might end up buying something, that too with a good bargain!
When the ads are clicked, those clicks are tracked. And while no one can be sure, an upsurge in sales will be linked to these views too. And they will notice that yes, on this site we get a lot of clicks so there are more chances of people coming to our store if we place our ads here. The value of this place increases, and they start paying more for the impressions.
That will increase the revenue from here. In the sense of revenue per impression (or something). It's all my idea, and I will surely try this out Admins can test the impact.
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