Well, well, I thought I'd bring this topic up because I know some users hate ads - but some webmasters like myself know that ads can bring easy revenue to your site, and here I'll list a few advertising companies that you can run on your pet site - in the beginning - until you get more traffic.
Pet sites can run CPM ads
Have you noticed how Marapets has so many ads? They're making money from those ads - they're called cost per impression, and here's a definition of CPM:
Cost per impression, often abbreviated to CPI or CPM for Cost per thousand impressions, is a phrase often used in online advertising and marketing related to web traffic. It is used for measuring the worth and cost of a specific e-marketing campaign. This technique is applied with web banners, text links, email, and opt-in e-mail advertising. Although opt-in e-mail advertising is more commonly charged on a cost per action (CPA) basis, sometimes CPM is used.That means, the more pageviews you site receives - the more money you'll make. You can just put an ad on the footer - or a skycraper or an ad at the top of your site - it all depends you have to do the testing to find what CPM ad locations perform the best for you - but, a good an easy ad network to get into your site is new is Valueclick(they should still accept online pet games, someone correct me if I'm wrong), and plus, when your site gets bigger - you can get into the bigger ad networks like Casalemedia that has a bigger ad inventory and pays more.CPM is frequently used in advertising to represent cost per thousand. When used in advertising it relates to the cost per thousand page impressions.
For sites earning revenue for advertising impressions, the related abbreviation RPM (revenue per thousand impressions) may be used.
It is important to remember that when someone says something like, "our CPM is $5," this means that the cost per impression is $0.005.
Adsense ads https://www.google.com/adsense/www/en_US/tour/
Adsense is google's ad network - and we run their ads here. Why? They're a CPC ad network - which means, you get paid per clicks and sometimes impressions - depending on what ad inventory you select and such.
But remember, your adsense ads should be optimized well into your content - or easy ad locations that aren't so annoying to users.
So, let's discuss - what ways to earn from your pet site? I don't care what you say about ads, but if you're a true business game owner - you're going to try to make more money to invest into your pet game. Why? Investing is the number one way to grow your pet site - and quite frankly, some people need to learn about advertising networks and how they can easily generate money.
The ads are annoying though... Ya, I know, that's why you give your users a feature to remove the ads or something - why? Most pet sites selling cash shop items or accounts upgrades, so that's useful too.
And besides Slash wrote a blog post on monetized your petsite and she discussed a few things as well, like this:
She's right as well - it's all up to you though, its your business - if you turn your pet site into one.Pet sites frequently suffer from a lack of finances. They're expensive, and there's no doubting that. They require a decent amount of income to keep up. Consider all the costs associated with running one - server costs come first, then programming costs, artwork costs, and of course costs associated with keeping you, the owner, on board. Obviously you don't want to live in a homeless shelter while running your virtual pet website, so it needs to be able to support you!
But how do you get your site to support you? Ads are a bad decision, in my opinion. Ads have a tendency to piss users off, as they have negative emotional feedback and make the user feel like their playing space is being intruded. Instead, you want to provide natural mechanics in your game that the user will want to pay for.
So, what does everyone think about this post? Let's discuss.