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How does KenyaTalk and Blogs/Sites make money?

MuBig

Village Elder
#1
@Deorro @admin
I have been looking up info on how sites make money.
The general advice is to not touch Google Ad Sense or any ad provider that has banner ads since the model leads to payment of peanuts. 1000 views generate 1$ per page.

KenyaTalk has non intrusive banner ads that are easily blocked by an ad blocker. The ads are very untargeted (to me) which is so unlike google ad sense so I guess it is some other provider?!

How does this site make money? I am really interested. I know it has crazy traffic of over 20K views per day but do the banner ads make money enough to keep Admin and his Moderators happy?

I am genuinely interested in the blogging venture,niche sites that make money via simple things like ads.

Bloggers keep mentioning Affiliate Marketing but I am sure the numerous blogs owned by akina Alai, Nyakundi make money.

I know that I haven't really put my point very well across, but anyone please answer the general question : how do blogs/sites make money? What ad providers? Google Ad Sense?
 
#11
You mean akina admin don't make handsome amounts of money?
What about blogs? Akina Ghafla, Mpasho, Techweez and Kachwanya
forums are like hobbies for most of those who operate them. They can't compete with platforms that are available.
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The others make Money primarily through
1.Advertising banners
2.Sponsored articles
3.Social media campaigns
The more fans you have the more money you can charge for these sources of revenue. (Fans you see through pageviews, sessions, users, etc.)
 

addCache

Village Elder
#14
They sell user information:D:D:D
Could be true but dont expect them to accept they do. Otherwise how do we get thousands of "spam" messages in our inboxes everyday. Names and email addresses are used to spy on users for targeted ads but even google will never tell u they do it.
 

salfaman

Village Elder
#15
@Deorro @admin
I have been looking up info on how sites make money.
The general advice is to not touch Google Ad Sense or any ad provider that has banner ads since the model leads to payment of peanuts. 1000 views generate 1$ per page.

KenyaTalk has non intrusive banner ads that are easily blocked by an ad blocker. The ads are very untargeted (to me) which is so unlike google ad sense so I guess it is some other provider?!

How does this site make money? I am really interested. I know it has crazy traffic of over 20K views per day but do the banner ads make money enough to keep Admin and his Moderators happy?

I am genuinely interested in the blogging venture,niche sites that make money via simple things like ads.

Bloggers keep mentioning Affiliate Marketing but I am sure the numerous blogs owned by akina Alai, Nyakundi make money.

I know that I haven't really put my point very well across, but anyone please answer the general question : how do blogs/sites make money? What ad providers? Google Ad Sense?
Well, I have been using Google AdSense for the last 2 years on MY BLOG and actually, it's true that they pay peanuts. Sometimes you have more than a thousand pageviews a day but when you check your earnings on google Adsense you will be discouraged NOTHING! There are better advertisement platforms like Ezoic and Mediavine which requires a certain of traffic for people to join. This is restrictive for new and small blogs.
The biggest issue facing bloggers is the use of Ad-blocks by most people today. Ad-blocks are killing blogs that depend on advertisements for revenue. People who use Opera Mini to surf on their mobile phones, the browser has a very effective ad-blocker and in addition, a feature known as Reader Mode which strips the blog entirely and only leaves texts for reading. Such a browser considering its popularity costs bloggers millions.
For instance, check this List of the Top 10 Most visited sites in Kenya and what they make daily. The values there are the potential revenues the sites can make like Tuko.co.ke makes enough to buy a Mercedes Benz C200 yet with adblockers and reader modes, these revenues can be greatly reduced.
So I think bloggers should start using other means to generate income from there blogs like affiliate marketing and stuff. Otherwise blogging will just be expensive and time-consuming to maintain
 
#16
Well, I have been using Google AdSense for the last 2 years on MY BLOG and actually, it's true that they pay peanuts. Sometimes you have more than a thousand pageviews a day but when you check your earnings on google Adsense you will be discouraged NOTHING! There are better advertisement platforms like Ezoic and Mediavine which requires a certain of traffic for people to join. This is restrictive for new and small blogs.
The biggest issue facing bloggers is the use of Ad-blocks by most people today. Ad-blocks are killing blogs that depend on advertisements for revenue. People who use Opera Mini to surf on their mobile phones, the browser has a very effective ad-blocker and in addition, a feature known as Reader Mode which strips the blog entirely and only leaves texts for reading. Such a browser considering its popularity costs bloggers millions.
For instance, check this List of the Top 10 Most visited sites in Kenya and what they make daily. The values there are the potential revenues the sites can make like Tuko.co.ke makes enough to buy a Mercedes Benz C200 yet with adblockers and reader modes, these revenues can be greatly reduced.
So I think bloggers should start using other means to generate income from there blogs like affiliate marketing and stuff. Otherwise blogging will just be expensive and time-consuming to maintain
Considering that hiyo site iko na very little content, how do you get so many clicks?
 

Le Dante

Village Elder
#18
Haya
Click this
Try this one
https://rr.lovevova.com/MzgwNDAwMjI=

You can withdraw even 1$. Referrals give 2$. It will make you download a shopping app from the playstore.
Unaeza cash out hata 0.5$. Ukifungua, utakuwa na 1.7$. Withdraw hiyo. Fanya referrals at 2$ each. Withdraw. Ni shopping app. Inafanya kazi kama referral system ya Kilimall ile ya 150bob but hii unaeza toa dooh.
 

Le Dante

Village Elder
#19
Hey Le Dante, my blog was deleted 2 months ago due to some hosting issues...i had more than 200 articles...all were lost. now im rebuilding it.
Pole
You need help rebuilding it? Naona iko in dire need of articles. Recruit me. I can do product reviews really good. And in other accounts, I can tell good Hekayas like no one in this village.
 

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