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Making Money with AdMob

12-07-2009, 03:45 PM
#1
Joined: Mar 2009
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Making Money with AdMob

To anyone with info regarding AdMob: (And apologies if you thought I posted this to show how to make money)

I think it would be a great benefit to developers if anyone could post information and actual figures regarding profits and downloads with AdMob to see if releasing free games with AdMob as a sustainable means of income.

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12-07-2009, 04:48 PM
#2
It depends on the app and revenue can be a bit all over the place.

Game1 has been out over a year and I don't do updates on it anymore. It use to be $4-$8 a day. Now $2 a day. It seems to high a pretty high click through rate for some reason. 2-3%.

App1 is not a game but runs on user generated content off a popular website.
Use to be $50 a day. Now about $25 a day. I only make minor updates.
300K ad request. 0.40% click through rate.

App2 is similar to App1 but the content is not as popular.
10K ad request. 0.45% click through rate. $2-$3 a day.

I do all this part time and actually haven't spent much time on them at all.

There's potential to make money on Admob. But I feel like it depends on the app. It has to be something users keep coming back to. And if they do that often, you'd potentially can make more than just a 99cent throw away app.

12-07-2009, 05:17 PM
#3
Can't comment specifically on AdMob since I opted for Mobclix, but I just wrote an article about this subject: So how much does an iPhone developer make?

In short, I make about 10 times more via an ad-supported free game than when I sold the game for 99c. Still not much though, it's something like a few dollars a day (but that's just for one game).
12-07-2009, 06:06 PM
#4
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Originally Posted by CurlyBrace View Post
Can't comment specifically on AdMob since I opted for Mobclix, but I just wrote an article about this subject: So how much does an iPhone developer make?

In short, I make about 10 times more via an ad-supported free game than when I sold the game for 99c. Still not much though, it's something like a few dollars a day (but that's just for one game).
Thanks for writing this up.
12-07-2009, 08:59 PM
#5
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: Singapore
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Does AdMob pay for views too or just clicks?
12-11-2009, 04:35 PM
#6
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 232
We're in the middle of our first experiment in free, ad supported games. I just wrote up our experiences today on our blog:-

http://retrodreamer.com/blog/2009/12...esults-week-1/
12-15-2009, 06:47 PM
#7
Has anyone tried Jumptap or Quattro and compared it to Admob?
12-15-2009, 06:55 PM
#8
Joined: Feb 1983
Location: Barcelona
Posts: 1,268,705
Before you post raw statistics publicly, be sure to check your agreements with your advertisers. Quite a few of them forbid you from posting exact figures.