This week, Ken Brown, owner of Adgitize, posted some additional information about how the daily earnings are calculated. On your earnings report there are several columns of information. Here is a sample of mine from the beginning of this month.
As you can see, even though I earned the same number of points each day, and also was at .0089 percentage, my earnings were different for each day. This is due to two reasons. First of all the number of points in the system are different each day. The points depend on how many participants exist and how active they are. The other variable that is not so evident in the chart is the amount of revenue received each day. Ken wrote, "the amount to be paid to members is a function of revenue received x percentage of points earned." The key phrase there is "a function of." This means that there is some formula which Adgitize prefers to not make public. I have no problem with that; it simply explains why we can't look at the public statistics and calculate our earnings.
Ken also commented that he chooses to keep private the number of page views required to earn points at the various levels. However, he says that it is important to note several significant cut-off levels. If you earn fewer than 100 points a day, you will only make a couple of pennies. 100-199 points moves you to another tier of earnings, ditto with 200-299, and also at 300 or more points. Ken said, "not making a tier cut off point can result in a 25 cent difference in earnings for the day."
I have been trying hard to increase traffic to my sites, and trying to figure out at what level of traffic one moves to a new tier. It seems to me that at 500 page views a day one moves from 30 to 40 page view points. That assumes that this is a direct relationship, and not determined by a formula. I have not yet been able to make 50 page view points in a day, although my page views have been as high as 750 in a day.
I'm continuing to try to produce good content, and have persisted in avoiding traffic generators since September. I do have more traffic on the days when I do more Entrecard dropping. Many people do reciprocate drops.
If you haven't signed up with Adgitize, I suggest that it is a very good way to increase traffic on your blog. Most people "drop and run," but many times if someone sees something they like, they will read and return day after day.
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