You might have noticed that my blog currently serves ads from Google Adsense and Innity Performance Network.
If you are familiar with online advertising, you should know about CPM, CPC, CPA, CPE, etc. If you are new to it, you might wonder what are these jargons about.
Well, they actually refer to the model in which you will be paid for ads running on your website or blog.
- CPM - Cost Per Mille or Cost Per Thousand Impressions. This is the easiest model to generate earnings, as every time the ads appear to a visitor to your site, you will get an amount of money. The rate is at 1,000 ad served. If your site produces less than 1,000 impressions for the ad, you will get a proportion of it. Google Adsense reports the estimated CPM rate you receive based on your earnings with Effective CPM (eCPM).
- CPC - Cost Per Click. You'll generate earnings when your visitors click on the ads displayed on your site.
- CPA - Cost Per Acquisition. You will be paid for leads generated on your site (e.g. product trial sign up, submission of survey, etc.)
- CPE - Cost Per Engagement. You will be paid for engagements generated by visitors from your site. Engagement is defined when a user response to the ad through the act of experiencing the features of the ad format. These features include advergames, videos or even social sharing.
The rule of thumb: No matter what the revenue model is, visitor traffic is the key for you to get some earnings from online advertising.