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Discussion in 'Android Development' started by Android Wax, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. Android Wax

    Android Wax Well-Known Member
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    Somebody slap me if I ever spend another dime on Admob. Biggest waste of a thousand dollars I've ever spent.

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  2. Seanette

    Seanette Android Expert

    What's Admob?
  3. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants

  4. Android Wax

    Android Wax Well-Known Member
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  5. newtzgames

    newtzgames Lurker

    Care to elaborate? I was considering using it.
  6. Android Wax

    Android Wax Well-Known Member
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    Sure. Statistics from Appannie.com, Google Play, and my Yahoo business account that records my views from people entering my website say that before using Admob and after using Admob all my downloads, purchases, and people entering my website was on average the same and still is.

    However, according to Admob I've had 100,000 thousands clicks on my ads. I had a budget of $1,000 and the maximum amount I set to spend was 1 cent per click

    Now out of 100,0000 clicks surely I would have seen increased downloads or people visiting my website. The strange thing is just about all banners linked to the free version of my apps and not my paid ones.

    So Google Play and Appannie are telling me that out of a possibility of 100,000, clicks on average even the downloads of my free apps stayed the same.

    About 6 months ago I set a budget of $200 on Admob and had the same results. However, I figured that I probably didn't get a fluctuation in increased downloads due to my low budget. But, a thousands dollars I figured I should get something in return.
  7. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande?

    I havent used it myself but I am curious also....

    How many downloads do you normally see, and actually see during that time frame?

    Were you doing any sort of targeting?
  8. Android Wax

    Android Wax Well-Known Member
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    Targeting yes. I was advertising my Hurricane live wallpaper app. I targeted the lower east side of the United States. (the states that are most affected by hurricanes and who might be interested in a hurricane live wallpaper.
  9. I'd had the exact same experience. Spent a ton, got near zero legitimate marketing value.

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