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$200/hour from admob?

01-26-2009, 01:43 AM
#1
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 61
$200/hour from admob?

Just came across this article today and was astonished at the $200/hour ad-generated revenue that this developer claims to be getting from admob. Has any developer here tried admob and can attest to this being even possible?

http://www.crunchgear.com/2009/01/23...ards-the-lazy/

Last edited by katte; 01-26-2009 at 02:06 AM. Reason: added link
01-26-2009, 01:55 AM
#2
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 2,438
I saw that too. it's the sound grenade app (was #1). One thing to note is the app is designed oddly, in that one part of the app, the sound is activated and you can't turn it off easily. Except the ad looks like it has a button that might go to options. So you instinctively hit it. I did.

So, I believe a lot of that ad revenue (if true) is generated from unintentional clicks. That's my take on it.

arn

01-26-2009, 02:41 AM
#3
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 784
Quote:
Originally Posted by arn View Post
I saw that too. it's the sound grenade app (was #1). One thing to note is the app is designed oddly, in that one part of the app, the sound is activated and you can't turn it off easily. Except the ad looks like it has a button that might go to options. So you instinctively hit it. I did.

So, I believe a lot of that ad revenue (if true) is generated from unintentional clicks. That's my take on it.

arn
Ah, thanks for explaining. I wouldn't have figured it out since I don't even own the app.

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01-26-2009, 10:38 PM
#4
Joined: Oct 2008
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Posts: 395
you should.... Sound Grenade's annoying as hell.

Last edited by Fazzy; 01-30-2009 at 07:32 PM.
01-26-2009, 11:35 PM
#5
Ok no one click fazzy's click here (sorry for off topic)
02-20-2009, 11:02 AM
#6
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Round Rock, TX
Posts: 38
I tried it, it's bogus...

I have AdMob installed in my Bop-It! Lite app. It's been out now since 1/29/2009. Today, 23 days later I've made a grand total of $56.29. So, I'm not buying that claim.
02-20-2009, 12:05 PM
#7
An extensive study has been done on ad revenue. A summary can be seen here.

Cliff Notes = Ads are worthless for devs
02-24-2009, 04:50 PM
#8
I've made $100 in 4 months so $200/hour does sound unrealistic

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10-26-2009, 08:38 PM
#9
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 201
if the app is top 1,it may be true,i think

if the app is top 1,it may be true,i think

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10-26-2009, 08:43 PM
#10
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: lol
Posts: 2,715
$200/hour doesn't seem to be correct,Maybe like $25/hour seems to be correct!
Unless you made the ad to look like you need to click it, then it would be true