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hello, I know how important is to be on google first page is you want to make money online. I have  a sports (soccer) betting blog for 2 months now and currently rank 2-3 place on first page for keywords: soccer free picks, soccer picks blog, soccer free picks blog.
however I only get around 60-100 pagevies per day and almost no adsense earnings.
MY QUESTIONS ARE: 1)IS IT NORMAL OR I DO SOMETHING WRONG;
2)WHAT OTHER WAYS TO USE FOR MONETIZATION OF THIS SOCCER BLOG.
address is:
http://soccer-free-picks.blogspot.com/
any help will be very useful for me
thanks

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Hello, it is not surprising that you are not making any adsense earnings as your traffic is actually still quite small and your website is still very new. In fact most of the traffic you are getting might be low quality and as such, highly unlikely to convert, with a high bounce rate.

For example, you might find that quite a lot of your traffic is actually referral traffic from bots, not real visitors at all, unless you are blocking bots, which most people don't do. This could mean even though it looks like you have 100 visitors, 1/3 of them could in fact be bots, meaning your visitors are actually much lower than you think.

I've read that for a blog to be able to effectively monetize, you need a minimum of 10,000 unique visitors a month. This equates to about 360 unique visitors a day, so I would concentrate on getting your traffic up, and on improving the quality of your traffic.

AdSense conversion rates are typically very low, and things like positioning and how well targeted the ads are will all have an impact.

For a blog of only 2 months old, the fact you are getting 60+ visitors a day is actually pretty good, but it can take months and months (usually 2-3 years) to make a blog generate an income from advertising.

I would not look at further monetization methods such as banner advertising, until you have a lot of content and your unique page views have at least doubled.

I hope that helps!

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