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My First Week On Widgetbucks

After a week of putting Widgetbucks on my blogs, I can finally conclude that the switch I made from Amazon to Widgetbucks is the right decision. The click-thru rate (CTR) of the advertisement is high, almost comparable to Adsense when placed at an optimal position. And the earning potential? I already earned $20+ even if I placed the ads on a low CTR position (below the fold and at the footer). The amount per click is higher than Google Adsense too. Let’s just say that the amount I earned on Widgetbucks ($20+) will just give me a measly $8 to $10 on Adsense for that same number of clicks on that same blog. Of course, I can’t divulge exact figures here because those are against the policy, so, all these values are estimates, just to give you a hint of what’s going on.

Now, I decided to optimize Widgetbucks ad placement to get a much higher CTR than last week. If you check my textmates blog, I already put Widgetbucks ad inside the post of the permalink pages. Hopefully, it gives more bucks. An extra $20+ per week is better than nothing that Amazon gave me last year. Hehehe. Hopefully, after the tweaks I made, it becomes $20 per day.

If you haven’t tried Widgetbucks, sign up here.

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Marhgil Macuha

Marhgil Macuha is a Computer Engineering graduate of Batangas State University. He is currently a Senior Solutions Developer at a Canadian IT company.


  1. ah ganon ah… aabangan kita sa labas hehe..

  2. barely got a dollar on my widgetbucks.. 🙂

    Anyway, thanks for your comment on my URL plugin post.

  3. Unfortunately, AuctionAds still works best for me. Although, I don’t deny I have an ad from Widgetbucks.

  4. I have had WidgetBucks installed for a week now. So far I have had no click-throughs. I’m not too surprised by that as none of the categories suit my blogs very well. However if you have a technology blog, or if you write a lot about digital cameras you should do well at it.

    Although I have had no commission from it so far, I have gotten a couple of referrals. Hopefully they have technology-related blogs!

  5. @COB… hehehe. kumusta na ang NZ?

    @Eli… you’re welcome. unti-unti, lalaki din yang kita mo 😉

    @SL Lindens… I have AuctionAds too, but I don’t earn that much. Pay-per-action model doesn’t seem to like me.

    @Sean… I don’t have a technology blog. The one that get lots of click is my text messages blog. I put mobile phone ads there, because people searching for text messages (SMS) have mobile phones and probably be interested on those ads :). I already got 12 referrals, hopefully, they earn a lot so that I got some commision too.

  6. I got also a dollar for my http://www.pwsonglyrics.blogspot.com mas malaki ang kita sa adsense for me..

  7. By the way nakita mo na ba yung additional $25

  8. @Dexter… mas malaki pa rin ang kita ng Adsense sa akin, I just compared the amount per click, mas malaki sa Widgetbucks, pero mas takaw click pa rin ang Adsense. About the $25 bonus, according to their official blog, it will be reflected next week, including the earnings from referrals. 😉

  9. i just signed up on widgetbucks using your link, i’ll be your referral then, i hope this would work for me. i can’t say which is better, as for myself, i just started adsense, i’m barely 2 weeks old on this ads business

  10. @Ruby… thanks. sana nga, maging successful tayong lahat. since 2 weeks ka pa lang to this ad business, reading this might give you an inspiration 😉 experience ko yan nung nag-uumpisa pa lang ako.

  11. Wow. That’s great. I barely had click throughs with my widget bucks too. Same with Sean.

    I’m gonna play with the ad placements in the future to compare the click-throughs. Keep it up.

  12. wow! an laki naman ng kita mo sa widgetbucks. hmmm napagisip mo ko dun a. thanks for sharing this.

  13. This blog has insane number of ads. I had to scroll half an hour to read the actual content. Will I come back to this blog?

  14. @MyHive… LOL! You have all the liberty to do what you want to do. I don’t force anyone to read my blog.

  15. Thanks for the info! I will test right now

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