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My Google Analytics have slowly been climbing over time and I'm wondering how many unique visitors I need to make it worth my time to look into monetizing that traffic with advertising on the site? Thanks.

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closed as not constructive by Anagio, John Conde Jul 30 '12 at 10:38

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I think this question is too subjective –  Aurelio De Rosa Jul 29 '12 at 18:38
    
I started around 1,000 page views a week. You need a user base in order to gain some profit from ads. –  Pxlc Jul 29 '12 at 18:59
    
@AurelioDeRosa why have you not put in a close request? Mine seems to be the only one –  Anagio Jul 29 '12 at 22:15
    
Nick the reason were suggesting to close it is because there's too many variables and not one answer is going to be correct. If my website was very specific to a niche category and I had 10 people a day I would place ad's on it. It does not take much time to put AdSense on your website but you're not likely going to make much unless you have thousands of visitors. –  Anagio Jul 29 '12 at 22:18
    
@Anagio Simply because I've not the reputation to vote to close a question. I can only flag it and that's exactly what I've done. –  Aurelio De Rosa Jul 30 '12 at 0:43

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In my experience, as soon as you hit 100 visitors/day, you can make enough from basic Google Adsense to cover your costs (assuming you are on cheaper hosting when you have fewer visitors).

In terms of time, Adsense takes only a few minutes of actual implementation (not counting the few days waiting to be approved). Even solutions such as BuySellAds, intended for high-trafficked sites, don't take too long to set up.

So I would suggest setting up Google Adsense, try a few ad positions and see how you do.

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