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PlentyOfFish.com Now Generates Over $800,000 per Month from AdSense

May 24, 2007 by  

Remember in March last year I wrote about Markus Frind, the owner of a free dating site PlentyOfFish.com who was making $10,000 per day from AdSense?

When the news broke out, many were skeptical about the validity of his claim and some questioned his motive for revealing his achievement.

Here’s a guy who runs a multi-million dollars operation without the support of massive infrastructure and man power other than himself. It’s hard to believe how this is possible.

He posted on his blog a picture of a check from Google AdSense for nearly $1 million for a two month period. Google later confirmed the $1 million check was for real (the currency was in Canadian Dollar).

Today his site is now ranked fifth as most popular US dating site by Hitwise. Markus now reports PlentyofFish.com is bringing in between $5 to $10 million per year. That’s over $800,000 per month, or $26,000 per day!

He was recently featured on The Wall Street Journal where the reporter visits his home and writes about his seemingly impossible achievement. This should keep those skeptics quiet. This is an amazing achievement.

[via Web Publishing Blog]

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Comment by weirdoux
2007-05-24 21:20:43

that’s unbelievable!

 
Comment by pinolobu Subscribed to comments via email
2007-05-24 23:11:32

>RM2 million a month. Amazing. And who’s the one who said Adsense is dead? I went to plentyoffish just now – the site looks as ugly as it did more than a year ago. And I could hardly see any adsense ads.

However, there seems to be a problem with their registration. It keeps saying the many usernames I tried has already been used.

Comment by Gaman
2007-05-24 23:18:24

I remember, a few years back Marcus wrote to me to suggest about a link exchange with one of my websites. I didn’t know him at that time and nearly rejected his suggestion because of his ugly site design.

Also his link page was not very visible that time.

I think he was just starting out.

Comment by icy
2007-05-25 15:12:42

Nearly rejected meant you have accepted his suggestion? currently still have linking with his website?

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Comment by Gaman
2007-05-25 22:55:21

Yes. If you go to http://www.plentyoffish.com/outbound.aspx, my site Absolutely Freebies is near the bottom. Looks like he added the ability for webmaster to add their own link now.

Comment by pinolobu Subscribed to comments via email
2007-05-26 14:01:42

I went there – I thought he only wants to exchange links with dating sites?

 
Comment by Gaman
2007-05-26 14:05:53

Well you need to ask him that question. He offers free dating service and he wanted me to list him on my site which offer freebies. It’s quite fitting don’t you think?

 
 
 
 
 
Comment by papajoneh
2007-05-25 00:29:22

just from adsense… man, is this real with that much from adsense…I still can’t believe it. Respect to this guy. amazing indeed.

 
Comment by mrBadak Subscribed to comments via email
2007-05-25 00:31:35

cool… really prove that adsense is not dead… wow this piece of story gave me some motivation.. im bookmarking this post :P

 
Comment by Kay Kastum Subscribed to comments via email
2007-05-25 08:12:49

My Adsense made less than $100 even after 2 years.. ha ha-this means I still have hope!
Thanks Gaman for another great info.

 
Comment by Steve Yu
2007-05-25 10:16:47

oh god, so ugly!!!!!!!! He should hire someone to redesign the whole website. LOL

Comment by Gaman
2007-05-25 10:47:44

I wouldn’t do that if I were him. If it’s not broken why fix it? :)

It could end up costing him more money because all the extra graphic would put extra strain on the server.

I would however optimize the AdSense placements.

This is a good example where it proves that you don’t need a great design to make money online. Perhaps Marcus learns this from Jakob Nielsen, the usability guru

http://www.useit.com/

 
 
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