I run into this question in my first week in Triond, and it never stopped interesting me. I notice many people left Triond due to it, and yet it seems no one know why the same amount of views can lead to different revenue. However, I believe I have found the answer to this question!
Before reading this article: If you have ad-Blocks of some kind, please disable them and refresh the page. Why? – keep on reading!
If you are a Triond member like me (if you are not join now! follow this guide and start earning money!), you must have run into this annoying question already: Why some article earn less per views than others?
Just to be clear – I am referring to articles that are publish on the same website, since we all know that Triond’s different website yield different revenue per view.
I am talking about situation where you see something like that:
All 4 articles appear on the same website.
Or even worse, something like that:
Both articles appear on the same website.
And if you want to see something even more annoying just view this picture!
However, as annoying as it is, I figured Triond will not be stupid enough to cheat us like that. So after thinking about it and reading some of Triond’s FAQ (Frequently Asked Question), I came up with a hypothesize:
I decided to conduct an experiment. I chose 3 date-relative articles that were published on the same website and that did not get views anymore. I contacted 30 of my real life friends and asked them for help in an experiment I am conducting.
I divided my friends into 3 groups of 10 people:
1. The first group was given a link to the first article and was asked to view it once per day for the next 3 days, with adBlock on(!).
2. The second group was given a link to the 2nd article and was asked to view it once per day for the next 3 days with adBlock off(!), However, they were not allowed to click on ads at all.
3. The third group was given a link to the 3rd article, was asked to view it once per day for the next 3 days with adBlock off, and was ask to report how many ads they clicked on if they decided to clicked on ads, of course.
By the end of those 3 days, I had 30 views on each of the 3 articles. And according to the third group’s report there were 4 clicks on ads (2 people clicks on one ad, and one person clicked twice).
The revenue was as followed: The first article did not gain any revenue at all, so 30 view were counted as nothing! The second article gain me 1 cent, and the 3rd one gain me 2 cents.
Article views that include no ads impressions (as in when you have adBlock on) gain you no revenue at all! When the person who read your article is expose to some ads – Triond earn something, and so do you. However, if this person actually click some ads – your revenue increases dramatically.
So now I know that many views we get are “wasted” since they are with adBlocks. This is also why stumbleupon is less effective in increasing revenue (since most people that use is also use adBlocks).
In addition, do not forget that adBlocks also blocks AdSence ads. So if you are using AdSence – you are getting fewer impressions.
The challenge now is to find a way to convince people to view your content with adBlocks off.
I hope Now you understand your revenue better, and also why I asked you in the beginning of this article to turn off your adBlock. I know that from now on I will be watching your work with adBlocks off. I hope you will do the same for me.