Almost all big news sites are getting paid per impression (PPM), meaning that for every pageview your advertisers will pay you an amount of money. So, if you are getting $10 for every thousand pageviews it’s much better if a visitor visits 5 of your pages instead of 1. It’s basic math.
By using the same amount ($10 PPM) we can set up an example. If you are getting 1000 visitors each day and every visitor simple visits one page, then you are making $10 a day. If you would like to make $50 a day you need to get 4000 new visitors each day or simple get every user to visit four more pages. What would you prefer in terms of time spent?
A simple method to maximize your number of pageviews
I’m sure we all have left our computers on during the night or maybe while we are away at work. You can use all of these visitors to maximize your income by simply adding one single row of HTML.
<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="600">
This simple row makes your page refresh every 10 minutes (600 seconds) which means that one single visitor can give you 144 pageviews during 24 hours, instead of simple giving you one pageview.
What if all of your 1000 visitors refreshes your page
1000 x 144 = 144 000 pageviews every 24 hours. This means that you will make $1440 instead of $10 every 24 hours on the same amount of visitors.
The best thing about this method is that there are no problems. Since you are only refreshing your page every 10 minutes no visitors will get disturbed.
It’s just my example above that never will work. Even though you will manage to find a few people who are having their browsers on during the night it’s only a few of your total amount. With that said, you will still get a lot more pageviews since a lot of your visitors have their browser on for more than 10 minutes when they visit you.