$200/hour from admob?

Discussion in 'Public Game Developers Forum' started by katte, Jan 26, 2009.

  1. katte

    katte Well-Known Member

    Dec 18, 2008
    Indie Game Developer
    Tokyo, Japan
    #1 katte, Jan 26, 2009
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2009
  2. arn

    arn Administrator
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    Apr 19, 2008
    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.

  3. BulletDev

    BulletDev Well-Known Member

    Sep 20, 2008
    produce applications under "Bullet Development"
    Vancouver, BC
    Ah, thanks for explaining. I wouldn't have figured it out since I don't even own the app.
  4. Fazzy

    Fazzy Well-Known Member

    #4 Fazzy, Jan 27, 2009
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2009
    you should.... Sound Grenade's annoying as hell.
  5. mehware

    mehware Well-Known Member

    Nov 22, 2008
    Ok no one click fazzy's click here (sorry for off topic)
  6. SnakeHead

    SnakeHead Active Member

    Dec 20, 2008
    President / Founder
    Round Rock, TX
    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.
  7. Schenk Studios

    Schenk Studios Well-Known Member

    An extensive study has been done on ad revenue. A summary can be seen here.

    Cliff Notes = Ads are worthless for devs
  8. Naughty_Ottsel

    Naughty_Ottsel Well-Known Member

    Feb 24, 2009
    I've made $100 in 4 months so $200/hour does sound unrealistic
  9. myandroid

    myandroid Well-Known Member

    Sep 18, 2009
    if the app is top 1,it may be true,i think

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

    Foozelz Well-Known Member

    $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
  11. Vexxed

    Vexxed Active Member

    Sep 8, 2009
    It depends a great deal on the app. Our games make from 1k to 8k per month depending on the game and the month.

    Basically, if your game has a high level of replay value then you can actually make more money from ads than you can from it being a 99 cent game. But if people will use it a few times and then never touch it again then ads really aren't going to make you any money.

    It also depends a great deal on which ad network(s) you use. Greystripe can get you a much better eCPM, but then the ads are much more intrusive than AdMob banners. We actually have both in our games.
  12. jwm2

    jwm2 Well-Known Member

    Oct 17, 2009
    What pisses me off is ads in games i paid for. If i pay for something i don't want it littered with ads, period. You made money off me, get off my back.
  13. Vincenzo78140

    Vincenzo78140 Well-Known Member

    On our side we tested Ads on BaDaBoo and it's around 30 $ to 100 $ per day. We added Admob not from the beginning, we already had around 300 000 downloads, now we have around 750 000 downloads. For me doing 200$ / per hour is really huge and mean huge number of downloads and replayability.
  14. Have you ever bought a newspaper?
  15. Or a magazine? Or paid for cable TV? Or gone to the movie theatre and then been shown upcoming feature trailers? It's everywhere. :)

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