Can You Make Money With Google Adsense?

by Sarah O 5 replies
Hello Everyone;

I am fairly new to the internet marketing thing and was wondering if you can make good money from having Google Adsense ads on your website?

Last month my beauty site had 164, 000 total vistitors (136,000 unique) and 1,400,000 page views. I heard that you only make a few cents per click on each ad.

My questions are:
1. Can you make decent money with Google adsense?
2. Is it hard to add to your site?
3. What would you estimate I could make a month seeing my totals? I want to make sure it can make some reasonable money and does not take away from my other sales.
4. Can you take it off if you do not like it?
5. I gain most of my rankings by getting listings in directories. Do they not frown upon having adsense on your website?

I appreciate all your advice.

Thanks
Sarah.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jon Alexander
    1. yes.
    2. no. a few lines of javascript code
    3. that amount of traffic should generate SOME clicks.
    4. yes.
    5. no.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dana_W
    I have one adsense site at the moment, and here's the thing: the amount that you earn per click varies hugely depending on a number of factors including which keyword phrase people used to find your site and which ad they clicked on.

    I've literally had days where a click on an ad was worth only pennies but I've also had days where a click was worth a few dollars.

    It's very easy to take off, you can do it at any time.

    It sounds like you have a fantastic amount of visitors but without knowing what your site is about, it's impossible to say whether it would do well with adsense.
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  • Profile picture of the author timer
    Hi Sarah

    Congratulations on having a site with so many visitors. If you have alot of sales already it may not be worth adding adsense as it may decrease them.

    To test it why not set up an adsense account but only put ads on some pages. Then after a month compare traffic, clicks on the ads and your sales from both adsense and non afdsrense pages and see if you adsense pages make more money overall or less.

    Alternatively you could set up a new site just for adsense.

    Good luck
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    • Profile picture of the author Frank Ayres
      i earn approx $100 a month for few sites that i dont do anything with.

      I am sure if i had your traffic i could make a lot more
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        • Profile picture of the author entrepenerd
          You could definitely make a good amount of money from Adsense with those traffic numbers. But, like you mentioned, you should definitely be careful not to lose any current sales due to the Adsense.

          It would definitely be worth split testing to see how things perform. Adsense is really easy to add to your site, and really easy to optimize (blend) with your site to achieve the best CTR possible. And, you can always take the ads off if they don't payout, or they start to damage your other sales.

          I wouldn't expect a 20% CTR like TOPGUN08 mentioned, just based on your much higher page views than unique visitor count. That means that people are actually reading your content and going through the site, which is what you want for more sales. High CTRs are actually a bad thing for sites like yours. A high CTR just means that people hit 1 page and then click on an ad.

          But, even with just a 2% CTR paying just $0.10 per click, you're looking at an extra $2800 per month. There are quite a few good paying keywords in the beauty niche, so I'm guessing that you'll be able to get a better CPC average than $0.10 that just makes the payout even better.

          Hope that helps.

          Good luck
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