Comment on Making Money with Racist Jokes by SEO Dave.
The responses don’t give any solutions to converting joke/humor traffic per se, but does sum up the problem, humor/joke websites suck for making money! Most of the traffic to my funny jokes site is Google searches** looking for funny racist jokes, black jokes, white jokes and the very offensive nigger jokes: this traffic does NOT convert.
** Because of this post about making money from a jokes site this website is gaining thousands of search impressions a month for racist joke Google searches: mostly image searches!!! Do a Google image search for “funny racist jokes” and note the Check Pants Pocket image from this article is top 10!
Users don’t go to a funny joke site to buy a product or find a solution to a problem etc… they visit to have a laugh or kill time while bored at work. On my funny jokes site most of the visitors are looking for racist jokes and those who comment (3,000+ comments on one jokes page for example) are mostly trashing one another: racism is rampant!!!
This is a not so offensive race based joke I find funny:
You know the world is going crazy when the best rapper is a white guy, the best golfer is a black guy, the tallest guy in the NBA is Chinese, the Swiss hold the America’s Cup, France is accusing the U.S. of arrogance, Germany doesn’t want to go to war, and the three most powerful men in America are named “Bush,” “Dick” and “Colin.” Need I say more?
Most jokes offend someone and a lot of the time it’s based on racial stereotypes, redneck jokes are racist against white people: black people can’t get a redneck in the sun. Dumb blonde jokes again are racist since non-whites do not naturally have blonde hair.
Racist White Joke
Do white people consider redneck and dumb blonde jokes racist in nature?
Anyway, when I had AdSense on the joke site (before the AdSense ban because of a Mexican jokes page filled with racist Mexican comments) it averaged around £1 (~$1.50) eCPM (effective cost per thousand impressions). In comparison my websites about making money have eCPMs of over £6 and my SEO sites around £5. I have another website about classic literature that received around 2,000,000 impressions last year and it’s eCPM is even lower than the jokes site, so it could be worse :-)
I’m thinking about adding links to affiliates that sell prank products, but I’m not expecting many product sales despite regularly breaking 10,000 unique visitors a day, so no rush.
I have no idea how to monetize racist joke traffic!