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Hi here,

I had a few website that I almost forgot about it and I had also some adsense ads on there. Forgot that too. Needless to say I haven't logged into my adsense account for over a year. I just did log in today and found that.



Some sites/ads still get traffic. Some ads are still get clicked on ...but estimated earnings are $0.00 !! What the heck ?? I know that Adsense revenue SUCKS big times but not THAT big? Are they not even paying those measly penny's anymore either. I have zero explanation for that.

Anyone knows what's going there ??

Cheers
Tom
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  • Profile picture of the author SunnyDelight
    Wow, that stinks... I certainly don't have an answer to this but i hope you get it figured out
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  • Profile picture of the author @tjr
    "This thing I didn't work on isn't producing results!"

    Color me shocked.
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  • Profile picture of the author dbrwn
    I never understood why people would want to place other people's advertisements on their sites. Don't they realize that by having those ads on there that it will drive their traffic away?

    That would be like Wal-Mart placing sales ads for Sears and K-mart in their windows and hope that people still come into their store to buy those very same items that the other stores are selling cheaper. That would be absolutely crazy! They would loose boatloads of traffic and if they kept that up, the company would fold up.

    I personally never ran any Adsense ads on any of my sites because I personally think that is a crazy idea just to make nickels and dimes. I mean, why would you want somebody to click away from your site just to make a buck? Does that tell others that you're a reputable entrepreneur if you keep driving traffic to other sites instead of your own?

    However, these are only my personal opinions. I think that if you put up a site, the site should be just your content and not anybody else's unless you're running a blog where you have guest posters and such. This whole Adsense thing has really gotten out of hand and to tell you the truth, I personally don't think that it works as well as it once did when it first got started.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jan79
      Originally Posted by dbrwn View Post

      I never understood why people would want to place other people's advertisements on their sites. Don't they realize that by having those ads on there that it will drive their traffic away?

      That would be like Wal-Mart placing sales ads for Sears and K-mart in their windows and hope that people still come into their store to buy those very same items that the other stores are selling cheaper. That would be absolutely crazy! They would loose boatloads of traffic and if they kept that up, the company would fold up.

      I personally never ran any Adsense ads on any of my sites because I personally think that is a crazy idea just to make nickels and dimes. I mean, why would you want somebody to click away from your site just to make a buck? Does that tell others that you're a reputable entrepreneur if you keep driving traffic to other sites instead of your own?

      However, these are only my personal opinions. I think that if you put up a site, the site should be just your content and not anybody else's unless you're running a blog where you have guest posters and such. This whole Adsense thing has really gotten out of hand and to tell you the truth, I personally don't think that it works as well as it once did when it first got started.
      There are several good reasons to use Adsense. For example if you run a website like viralnova that focusses on articles that get shared a lot and contains lots of different viral content. It's difficult to monetize this in any other way. Or what about site with shop listings or opening hours. I have sites that are pretty successful with Adsense.
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  • Profile picture of the author James McAllister
    You don't by chance run an Adsense-enabled YouTube channel, do you?

    Those clicks from YouTube will appear in Adsense but will not display earnings. If this is only from websites, I honestly have no idea.

    In any case the correct amount of earnings should appear in your total at the end of the month or whenever Google handles their payments.
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    • Profile picture of the author Devilfish168
      my adsense earnings also suck..

      I don't know how they calculate..despite got a lot traffic...

      anywhere I do " agreed" if you set up a site promote click bank , amazon ...is " Wise" don't have adsense ....
      but
      hard to say ..if your content or website happen to go viral ...a lot people shared...and earn some bucks and the amount is quite consider decent...

      on click bank , amazon wise people also don't buy thing at first view...which Alexa smith has mention here. i still remember her kind words and guide I will trying haven't successful ...earn big bucks or even some money.


      anyway ....no harm to put adsense ad ...up to indivddual...
      some bro claim it make your site look " a bit more professional "

      as you view those major sites....they also have adsense ad on it...gee I bet per month they earn quite a big decent amount of $???
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    • Profile picture of the author Peter Lee
      There was one time maybe 2 yrs ago when I encountered some of these clicks that did not produce any revenue and when I checked the forum the answer given was that of James' comment. The other reason was that of fraudulent clicks which Google has a way of determining which clicks are not genuine clicks. But usually for me at least after Google finds them they actually update the no of these clicks to 0 so I can't explain why they still show up on your account.

      Originally Posted by James McAllister View Post

      You don't by chance run an Adsense-enabled YouTube channel, do you?

      Those clicks from YouTube will appear in Adsense but will not display earnings. If this is only from websites, I honestly have no idea.

      In any case the correct amount of earnings should appear in your total at the end of the month or whenever Google handles their payments.
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    • Profile picture of the author drschool
      Originally Posted by James McAllister View Post

      You don't by chance run an Adsense-enabled YouTube channel, do you?

      Those clicks from YouTube will appear in Adsense but will not display earnings. If this is only from websites, I honestly have no idea.

      In any case the correct amount of earnings should appear in your total at the end of the month or whenever Google handles their payments.
      I monetized a few of my youtube videos and adsense displays clicks and earnings from it for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author vishwa
    This issue is really weird for me. I am a publisher of Adsense from one year and never had this type of issue so far and I am happy with my adsense earning. I will suggest you to contact adsense team, if possible or you can browse their forum
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  • Profile picture of the author QueenMelanie
    its not adsense's fault that your site isn't getting traffic
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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      Anyone knows what's going there ??
      My guess is you have something wrong in the ads placed on your sites. If your publisher number is wrong or any part of the adsense script is missing (even one quotation) - the ads will not work as expected.

      If your Adsense acct were banned the ads wouldn't show - so my guess is something is wrong with the way to placed the ads on the sites.

      Did these ads EVER produce income for you - or is this how they've been all along?
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    Tom I'd focus on creating eBooks and stuff of immense value to rake in revenue through Adsense and through other streams. Let's put it this way;if you're willing to put yourself out there by creating super valuable content and if you're ready to connect with leaders in your niche through blog commenting and through social media you'll gain a sterling reputation. With that rep comes trust and once you're trusted you'll get more clicks.

    Detaching from outcomes is key though. More time on creating, less worrying on getting and you'll rock it out dude!

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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      What people don't stop to realize is this:

      To earn Adsense revenue....you need VISITORS to come to your site and click on ads. If total visits to your site in a month is 200 or less....you can't earn with adsense (or probably any other ad on your site).

      What you need to focus on is getting traffic to your site before you worry about anything else (though I would check to make sure my publisher ID, etc is correct in the ad script).
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  • Profile picture of the author nizamkhan
    I would also suggest you to check if you have authorize your site(s) to display ads in your adsense account.

    Refer to this resource:

    Authorize sites to display ads


    - Nizam
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    • Profile picture of the author Steve B
      Monster24,

      You're learning why Adsense is not the panacea for making money online. So many newbies come to Internet marketing thinking they'll just throw up a bunch of niche sites, fill them with Adsense advertising, and before long they'll be rich.

      It obviously doesn't work like that. In order for you to make enough with Adsense or similar monetization to make it worth your while, you've got to get mega traffic to your sites so that the few clicks you get will add up. Most newbies can't drive that kind of traffic.

      As someone above said, this model works only when people leave your site (by clicking on your ads) with makes getting them to your site a futile exercise. Fraudulent clicks, pennies per action, and ad blindness all suggest to the observant marketer that this is not the best way to make money online. I would suggest you stop trying to make it work.

      The better approach is to create something that people really want and offer lots of value so that folks will stay on your site rather than leave it.

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      • Profile picture of the author Oziboomer
        Originally Posted by Steve B View Post

        The better approach is to create something that people really want and offer lots of value so that folks will stay on your site rather than leave it.
        Yeah...

        That's why all the major news type sites have no ads.

        That's why television has no ads.

        That's why magazines have no ads.

        Lesson here is....

        ...you provide great content and ...

        guess what?

        People come back.

        I would't say ads or adsense is good for all types of sites but you've got to be worthy of receiving traffic and understanding that people will come and go and if you are good more will come.

        Each circumstance will be different.

        Sometimes it's good to get people to click an ad when you are confident they will return.

        In some circumstances it actually gives legitimacy to your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rory Singh
    Adsense earning do suck!

    I have adsense on my site but it is only to make a couple of extra bucks from here and there. It is not a good primary income opportunity anymore.

    There is a person here on WF who claimed that they were making $300 per day. I believe it.

    But get this...

    They are getting 18,000 visitors per day!

    Newbies may think that this is heaven $300 a day.

    But that is a ridiculous conversion. If you have 18K visits per day & a little know how, you could be earning millions per year. Even if you are a dummy.

    It's not the traffic, the leads or the sales in regards to becoming successful online. It's your 'Mindset' that is the most important factor.

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    • Profile picture of the author jasondinner
      Originally Posted by Rory Singh View Post

      Adsense earning do suck!

      I have adsense on my site but it is only to make a couple of extra bucks from here and there. It is not a good primary income opportunity anymore.

      There is a person here on WF who claimed that they were making $300 per day. I believe it.

      But get this...

      They are getting 18,000 visitors per day!

      Newbies may think that this is heaven $300 a day.

      But that is a ridiculous conversion. If you have 18K visits per day & a little know how, you could be earning millions per year. Even if you are a dummy.

      It's not the traffic, the leads or the sales in regards to becoming successful online. It's your 'Mindset' that is the most important factor.

      Adsense is awesome if you're using it the right way and get a lot of traffic.

      When all cylinders are firing I'm doing $1K per day easily.

      You need a lot of traffic though. Most people who complain about adsense also suck at driving traffic.

      For example, the OP here is saying adsense sucks but he's not even averaging 10 page views a day.

      The only person who sucks is him and his marketing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lightlysalted
    Yeah Lots of people moving away from Adsense including me!!!
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    • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
      Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

      Did these ads EVER produce income for you - or is this how they've been all along?
      Great question. Unless and until the OP returns to the thread and answers that, there's not much point speculating.

      Originally Posted by Rory Singh View Post

      It's not the traffic, the leads or the sales in regards to becoming successful online. It's your 'Mindset' that is the most important factor.
      Not sure how that relates to AdSense income or the OP's specific question.

      However, I'm not going to diss AdSense. It contributed to some significant earnings for me over several years, and I was able subsequently to sell many of those sites for healthy sums. What you need to remember when much of your revenue comes from advertising, is that your customer is the advertiser (even with AdSense - Google is just the middleman), not the site visitors, and your job is to provide high-quality leads for your advertisers by posting content to attract convertible prospects. It's not simply a matter of chucking some AdSense code on a page and hoping for the best.


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  • Profile picture of the author Brent Stangel
    Adsense SUCKS
    You are just figuring this out?
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  • I joined Adsense a little over 4 months ago and I've been happy with my results. Granted, it was the first means of monetizing my site (after 4 years in existence) but I have developed a decent readership base (50k unique visits a month).

    I've only tinkered a little bit with the placement of my ads and the types of ads I allow, but for me, $500 a month will definitely pay for the upkeep of the site. It's also given me some data to present to paid advertisers in regards to impressions and CTR.

    I am hoping (negotiation in process) to sign a year long contract with an advertiser who is a perfect fit in my niche to make 5-6k a month with them taking the banner placement (currently occupied by an Adsense ad).

    If for no other reason, Adsense has been able for me to make a little cash while showing off where paid advertisers can place ads on my site.

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  • Profile picture of the author monster24
    thanks to all for your insights and answers. yes, I am very aware that Adsense on your site is not the best option. The funny thing is that I created some niche sites and forgot as the profit was never big anyway. But I think James might have the explanation as I do have a youtube channel. That might explain it. Thanks again ...and yes, I don't have Adsense on my real (not forgotten) sites lol
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  • Profile picture of the author ara67
    google sucks with adsense I had $176 then I sent all the info they asked for it so I that could get paid then I got an email saying adsense account was suspended but no explanation and no replies and no help whatsoever, I have moved on since then to better things and yes get some PLR and promote that that's what I did ..............
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    • Profile picture of the author David Ogden
      Originally Posted by ara67 View Post

      google sucks with adsense I had $176 then I sent all the info they asked for it so I that could get paid then I got an email saying adsense account was suspended but no explanation and no replies and no help whatsoever, I have moved on since then to better things and yes get some PLR and promote that that's what I did ..............
      I had a similar experience a couple of years ago, no explanation and no help, from time to time i try to get the matter sorted out. teh only reason I can think of is that I have moved countries a few times.
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  • Profile picture of the author Curtis2011
    In my experience with Adsense it takes around 30 unique visitors to a website to generate $1 of Adsense income, if there is at least one well-placed Adsense ad on every page of the website.

    Now that may vary by your keywords, especially if you have a site in a very high paying niche (like law or medical care or something). But I have talked online to several Adsense users before and they all earn around that level of $ per traffic amount.
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  • Profile picture of the author monster24
    Adsense is for bottom feeders ...not for real marketers. I have moved on a long time too. Thanks again.
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    • Profile picture of the author Devilfish168
      Originally Posted by monster24 View Post

      Adsense is for bottom feeders ...not for real marketers. I have moved on a long time too. Thanks again.
      than what you doing ?

      I also heard successful stories IM does make huge money from adsense..I don't mean few hundred k

      at least few k which is already good.
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  • Profile picture of the author dbsmitty
    I'm not a fan of Adsense... but for different reasons.

    In your case I doubt that your ads are getting the clicks you think they are.

    I've been banned from Adsense. One of my earliest endeavors in IM was putting up a cooking site and trying to monetize it with Adsense. A lot of my friends on FB knew about the site and apparently someone (don't know who - turned out to not be the person I originally suspected) got zealous on my behalf clicking on the ads.

    I know they have to protect themselves against fraud, but what bothers me is the potential for someone who actually wants to do damage to actually do it. You don't even have to be smart enough to write a virus anymore. Just find someone who has a site monetized with Adsense and start clicking away and get them banned.

    In my case, I hadn't really made any money with it yet when it happened so it wasn't a hardship. But imagine if someone gets to the point that their main source of income is via Adsense and all of the sudden and without warning, BAM. It's gone.

    I've heard of that happening to people with Google updates. I haven't heard of it happening where someone was suddenly banned like that - though in theory, it could happen. All it takes is some freak show looking to cause trouble.
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