Niche Site 1 has now been monetized with a display ad network (Google AdSense).
While traffic is down for this site, and it is not eligible for a top ad network like Mediavine or Raptive, I wanted to start generating some income from this traffic, both as an experiment and so that readers could get a better sense of what this traffic would be worth, should they choose to put the AdSense ads on their site.
Niche Site 2 has absolutely skyrocketed this month. It more than doubled its pageviews, sessions, and monthly revenue!
I will provide more details in the site specific section below, but this site is really hitting its stride and is paying off much better than I had expected!