[Journey] My porn site journey to $200 per day

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I'm going to try and make this as detailed as possible by sharing my analytic stats and things that are working and are not working for me.

The process started with me creating the site. I have experience with programming so I decided to make the frontend of the site with Nextjs, Nodejs for the backend with Redis cache and Postgres as the database. At this point the site was loading in under a second so I was happy.

As I was making the site, I read on here from many people that it's better to choose a niche that your site is based around. I didn't think this was the best way to do it. While this may work for some people, I wanted to try a different way. As a result I scraped videos from 15+ of the top porn categories and added that to my site. This allows me to create seperate categories for many niches, so whatever people like, there is a category for them. These videos are scraped every hour and added to my database where they are able to be slowly ranked by google.

I finished the site in about a week, I bought a domain and the site went live on November 22, 2021.

My expenses so far:

Domain: -$10.00 CAD
Hosting: -$10.00 CAD ($5 / month)
Total: -$20CAD


Before the site went live I had created a twitter account and a reddit account. This is where I went through a lot of trial and error.

I created a bot that would scrape 7 videos every day from 4:00pm - 6:00pm and post them to twitter. For reddit I created my own subreddit and cross posted to other subreddits. To drive traffic to my site I would link my site under each post. Unfortunately, reddit shadow banned my account as I think they viewed my account as "spam", this deleted my subreddit which was at about 100 members. At this point I took a step back and kinda went over everything, clearly this wasn't working as I had been banned by reddit and twitter had been growing slowly (about 3 followers a day).

Note: The bot had been running for about a month now, on January 1nd I started making some changes.

At this point I did a few things:

1. I created 2 new reddit accounts, I used them normally for about 7 days and then created a new subreddit where I made both the accounts mod. I then used the other account to post to my subreddit so even if it got banned, the main subreddit would be fine. I also adjusted the bot to only post once per day every few days. I'm taking it slow but after another week I'll start posting more.

2. I started to focus more on twitter. As I said before my twitter account was growing slowly. I had read on here that spam is a good way to grow a porn site however I don't think thats true. Up until this point you could say I had been posting "spam" on twitter and reddit and it clearly was not working. I decided to disable the twitter bot and manually select and post high quality videos. I would also post between the evening hours when I got lots of engagement. This is when I saw improvements.

Once I started posting high quality videos I went from about 12k impressions per day to over 200k, 15 site visits per day to over 500 and gained 1000+ followers. All in a little more than a week.

tweet impressions proof.jpgjanuary analytics.jpg

However I wasn't happy with the bounce rate and the duration spent on the site. I've currently working on a v2 of the site which updates the ui, fixes bugs, introduces more content which I expect will help drive down the bounce rate and improve duration on the site. However the site duration is due to the content on the site which are short form porn videos scraped from redgifs. I will post an update when it goes live.

Around this time I also started getting some earnings from Exoclick. I'm not experienced with adult publishers so I'm looking for a higher paying publisher.

Exoclick earnings:

Impressions Revenue
(December 1st - 31th): 8,836(December 1st - 31th): $0.17
(January 1st -12th): 38,269(January 1st -12th): $1.60
Total: 47105Total: $1.77

As you can see I have quite a way to $200 per day. My main goal right now is to cover my hosting. If anyone knows higher paying publishers please tell me. Also if anyone ahs tips for me please do give the, I'm always trying to improve.
 

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Good luck, its great that you stop to think what isn't working and fix it
 

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really interesting journey, I hope it remains detailed. I'm particularly interested in ways to attract traffic.

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Good luck with your journey.

Did you compare redis with mysql and decided its worth the troube?
 

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Hi, wish you success. First of all spygalls is not accurate.
Another thing Exoclick is shit, I tested basically all ad networks
and I'm working with adsterra and I strongly recommend you to
try out adsterra.

If you have problem on registration, I can help out.

Adsterra ads you can combine with lospollos affiliate network.
Usually I run adsterra banner ads in my website and I send fake
messages with lospollos link to users.
 

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Hi, wish you success. First of all spygalls is not accurate.
Another thing Exoclick is shit, I tested basically all ad networks
and I'm working with adsterra and I strongly recommend you to
try out adsterra.

If you have problem on registration, I can help out.

Adsterra ads you can combine with lospollos affiliate network.
Usually I run adsterra banner ads in my website and I send fake
messages with lospollos link to users.
I've read reccomendations about Adsterra, I'm going to try it and include it in my next update
 

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Good luck with your journey.

Did you compare redis with mysql and decided its worth the troube?
I'm just using Redis for the caching layer. If you mean for my database choice then yeah postgres 100%.
 

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Nice. Once you start getting higher daily clicks you should consider pivoting to making your own banners and linking your own offers/links. Exoclick is fine in the beginning but unless you become a huge tube you're going to be earning mostly pennies with them.
 

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Once your site gets a little traffic just look at the banners being advertised on your sites. Figure out what offers/networks they use and copy them. Steal their landing pages etc.. With my current pornblog if I only run Exoclick I will make like $30/m with CPM, but having my own banners + iframe offer I make x10 that.
 

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Once your site gets a little traffic just look at the banners being advertised on your sites. Figure out what offers/networks they use and copy them. Steal their landing pages etc.. With my current pornblog if I only run Exoclick I will make like $30/m with CPM, but having my own banners + iframe offer I make x10 that.
How do you make your own banners? Do you mean redirect to an affiliate network like los pollos?
 

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Your traffic is being wasted.You are earning very less to be honest.
Circulate the traffic and if possible apply better networks. Running a site and experimenting is time taking but once you know you can forget everything. :)
What ad network do you recommend?
 

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Where are you hosting the videos?
XXX journey - my favorites
Best of luck op.
 

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Where are you hosting the videos?
XXX journey - my favorites
Best of luck op.
Videos are hosted on redgifs so I don't have to deal with DMCA . All I have to do is store the videos url.
 

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A few recommendations:

obviously make sure your site is mobile responsive, and test. most traffic is mobile nowadays.

Have links at the top: dating / cams / games test copy for those links - 'free dating' - 'watch sluts on cams' -play this game and cum in 3 minutes' that kind of stuff

In those links above: either use your own sites (usually white labels) or use smartlinks (which will send best offer according to geo, source desktop or mobile etc) One network that has many if not all offers is crakrevenue (based in Quebec)

One thing tho, if your traffic is mostly tier1 (USA, Canada etc) always, and I mean ALWAYS choose revshare for cam offers. you don't want to get paid $3 for someone who is going to spend hundreds if not thousands. It happens, and when it does you'll love the recurring revenue.

Ideally, it's more work, create links to offer per niche. so if you have MILF category, make sure to send to milf offers.

you can add cpm banners at the bottom: I suggest these networks: juicyads - plugrush.

Avoid popups. They pay more but...

Push can be nice, especially if you collect you own push leads, and send them offers afterwards.

That's all I can think of for now :)
 
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