So I've Decided To Test Adsense Out On My Blog...

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Up until now, I've been convinced that adsense sucked, but I've decided to try and confirm it. lol. So for the next 3 days, I'm going to see if adsense does prove itself worthy.

I guess we'll see! haha. Wish me luck
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  • Profile picture of the author Matt Morgan
    Originally Posted by CJ.Online View Post

    Up until now, I've been convinced that adsense sucked, but I've decided to try and confirm it. lol. So for the next 3 days, I'm going to see if adsense does prove itself worthy.

    I guess we'll see! haha. Wish me luck
    3 days? - give it 1-2 months at least

    I wouldnt give yourself 3 days to test, as many days can have 'no clicks', so i would wided your range to a month or 2.

    You can see how many clicks you get over an average then, to see if it is worth it.

    Don't expect too much in terms of clicks as many people do, only to be disappointed. But on the other hand you might suprise yourself and get some good clicks, and make some good money.

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    • Profile picture of the author x3xsolxdierx3x
      Originally Posted by Matt Morgan View Post

      3 days? - give it 1-2 months at least

      I wouldnt give yourself 3 days to test, as many days can have 'no clicks', so i would wided your range to a month or 2.

      You can see how many clicks you get over an average then, to see if it is worth it.

      Don't expect too in terms of clicks as many people do, only to be disappointed. But on the other hand you might suprise yourself and get some good clicks, and make some good money.

      GOOD LUCK, and let us know your progress.
      "Don't expect too in terms of clicks as many people do, only to be disappointed."

      But...even IF you do get alot of clicks, and make alot of money, do you think your reputation and credibility, if you are interested in establishing and reinforcing a personal brand, will be tarnished if you host Adsense ads that, while making money in the shorterm, lead to, like Matt pointed out, disappointment? Just something to think about...

      (Sorry about all the 'commas') lol
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  • Profile picture of the author robertphillips
    Originally Posted by CJ.Online View Post

    Up until now, I've been convinced that adsense sucked, but I've decided to try and confirm it. lol. So for the next 3 days, I'm going to see if adsense does prove itself worthy.

    I guess we'll see! haha. Wish me luck

    After doing my own testing I find adsense usually a waste of time.

    You really need a insane amount of traffic to make it worth it.

    I would do cpa or clickbank offers.

    Looking forward to seeing your results.
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    • Profile picture of the author Zeus66
      Originally Posted by robertphillips View Post

      After doing my own testing I find adsense usually a waste of time.
      That almost always means you're not doing it right.

      You really need a insane amount of traffic to make it worth it.
      Not always. If you aren't picking the right niches/keyword, then yes. If you do some good research, you can make pretty good Adsense money from less traffic than you think.

      John
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  • Profile picture of the author x3xsolxdierx3x
    Originally Posted by CJ.Online View Post

    Up until now, I've been convinced that adsense sucked, but I've decided to try and confirm it. lol. So for the next 3 days, I'm going to see if adsense does prove itself worthy.

    I guess we'll see! haha. Wish me luck
    CJ, I wish you the best, however, I'm not so sure that I'd put Adsense on my blog....people are becoming quite keen to it, and it's a bit of a turn-off to many.

    Truth be told, and many probably won't agree with me here, but I'd use VERY limited advertising on the front page of your blog. Instead, I'd utilize completely transparent, subtle, resource pages that highlight products/services that you have, in fact, used.....monetize with recurring commission services like eJunkie, aWeber, etc....

    Just my thoughts....
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    • Profile picture of the author Zeus66
      Originally Posted by SteveCowall View Post

      Not Really, I think Adsense seem to be alright. I have made a lot of profit with it.

      I think what you are dropping is where to place your ads, traffic and niche that you are applying ...

      I usually placed my ads next to a magnetic picture and every time people access to my page they will click on the Ads.

      My special methods that always made me a lot of net worth is to place a picture on the ads, so whenever they click on the picture they didn't realize that they are clicking on the ads. Learn how to use HTML ...


      Good Lucks,
      Steve Cowalls
      And your "special methods" will get your Adsense account shut down. Nice advice. Please don't anyone listen to this, unless you enjoy losing your Adsense account.

      If you do anything even remotely like this idiotic suggestion: "place a picture on the ads, so whenever they click on the picture they didn't realize that they are clicking on the ads."

      You will get banned for life.

      Dude, before you post again here at WF, think really hard about the content.

      John
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      Originally Posted by SteveCowall View Post

      My special methods that always made me a lot of net worth is to place a picture on the ads, so whenever they click on the picture they didn't realize that they are clicking on the ads. Learn how to use HTML ...
      Did you actually write this in a public forum?............effing incredible!!!!!!
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    • Profile picture of the author terryd
      Originally Posted by SteveCowall View Post


      I usually placed my ads next to a magnetic picture and every time people access to my page they will click on the Ads.
      Dude....there's probably no faster way to get your account banned than doing what you are doing.....
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  • Profile picture of the author brettb
    What's with all this adsense bashing? I had my first $20 day on Friday, and my first $8 day on Hubpages yesterday.

    I've also done the math and the articles in wrote in 2005 have made around $50 to date from AdSense alone. That's with a CTR of less than 1%, and considering each took 30 minutes to write, that's a great hourly wage!
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  • Profile picture of the author CJ.Online
    Man, after reading all these comments here, I almost want to just remove adsense from my site without waiting it out... I definitely don't want to risk giving my brand a bad name... Thanks for all the replies guys


    Because my blog is in the make money online niche, so most of my subscribers probably wouldn't go anywhere near it
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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      after reading all these comments here, I almost want to just remove adsense from my site without waiting it out... I definitely don't want to risk giving my brand a bad name... Thanks for all the replies guys
      I have to ask - are you talking about the blog in your signature?

      If so, adsense couldn't compete with the multiple banners there.
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    • Profile picture of the author paulgl
      Originally Posted by CJ.Online View Post

      Man, after reading all these comments here, I almost want to just remove adsense from my site without waiting it out... I definitely don't want to risk giving my brand a bad name... Thanks for all the replies guys
      You get that feeling from the nonsense people here.

      Think logical here. Some of The biggest, baddest sites on the internet
      put adsense on their sites. There is no problem and no fear.

      The only fear is from people who do things to shmooze google.

      There is absolutely NOTHING to fear from putting adsense on your sites.
      Nothing.

      If your sites have a reason for being online, then they have a reason for
      adsense.

      Paul
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      • Profile picture of the author x3xsolxdierx3x
        Originally Posted by paulgl View Post

        You get that feeling from the nonsense people here.

        Think logical here. Some of The biggest, baddest sites on the internet
        put adsense on their sites. There is no problem and no fear.

        The only fear is from people who do things to shmooze google.

        There is absolutely NOTHING to fear from putting adsense on your sites.
        Nothing.

        If your sites have a reason for being online, then they have a reason for
        adsense.

        Paul
        Facebook?

        MySpace? Where are they now...I haven't logged in in a LONG time...

        Squidoo? It DOES work great for Squidoo...I'll concede that...

        I know you could site alot of examples....clearly, the Adsense program is alive and kicking.

        I think there is a big difference between putting Adsense on a Web 2.0 Social Media Revenue share/content aggregation site, as opposed to placing it on one's own personal blog. However, I guess that begs the question as to what your blog is actually being used for....

        There isn't a chance in the world I'd put adsense on my blog. I guess when I think of a "blog", I think of trying to establish and reinforce a personal brand, rather than trying to get people to click-through only to be disappointed with where they end up. The last thing you want to do is have your readers feel tricked or be deceived.....instead, I would monetize by creating a close knit relationship with your readers, and include a subtle resource page, with products that you have REALLY used: recurring/non-recurring commission services/programs. (Think aWeber, eJunkie, Bluehost, etc)....

        There are quite a few blogs in the MMO niche that, although the operators HAVE made a decent living off of adsense (in other projects), wouldn't touch it with a 50 foot pole either.
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        • Profile picture of the author Kay King
          There isn't a chance in the world I'd put adsense on my blog. I guess when I think of a "blog", I think of trying to establish and reinforce a personal brand, rather than trying to get people to click-through only to be disappointed with where they end up.
          Now - I'm curious. Didn't you post a while back that you have no sites or blogs or your own but earn your income strictly with revenue share sites?

          Have you changed your approach?
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          • Profile picture of the author x3xsolxdierx3x
            Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

            Now - I'm curious. Didn't you post a while back that you have no sites or blogs or your own but earn your income strictly with revenue share sites?

            Have you changed your approach?
            Yes. My income comes strictly from Web 2.0 revenue share sites, although, there are more methods of monetization there beyond Adsense.

            That post was accurate at the time, however, since, as of recently, I have decided to venture out into my own blog. I won't be using Adsense with it. I'll be using the blog in conjunction with revenue sharing sites, as well as, a few other avenues.

            I think a distinction needs to be made regarding where Adsense is appropriate, in terms of what he hopes to do with his blog. I think it's more than appropriate to monetize revenue sharing sites, however, as far as the personal branding associated with blogging, there are TONS of very popular bloggers who won't touch Adsense.

            ....Not trying to cause trouble here...I do believe Adsense can be very valuable and has its place.
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            • Profile picture of the author simpleonline1234
              I usually placed my ads next to a magnetic picture and every time people access to my page they will click on the Ads
              I have to agree if you read the TOS of Adsense you will see that you first of all are not supposed to put the adsense anywhere near a picture...it can be close but not too close...and if you do something that will make the users click on your ads your account will be revoked and that is permanent.....trust me when I say....you will get busted.....it's just a matter of time before one of your sites go under a human review to see what your doing....they will not only revoke the account but anything in the account will not be paid.
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  • Profile picture of the author x3xsolxdierx3x
    How about we turn this thread into something productive for the initial poster, and state our cases for why/why not he should place Adsense on his blog? Specific examples of successes/ failures? Would you recommend it in one niche, but not another niche? Thoughts?
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  • Profile picture of the author ministerof
    Adsense is just an extra way to monetize your website or blog.

    We can't except it to be the main income stream , can we ?
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    • Profile picture of the author paulgl
      I can think of two huge sites of the top of my head.
      about.com and ezinearticles.
      Course every big news site, newyorktimes, etc.
      I don't have the time to list more. Kind of crazy to think
      big sites don't use adsense. We don't even have to mention
      the sites owned by google.

      Squidoo? Yup! Top 100 US site.

      If you seriously hate adsense, don't like it on your page,
      think it sucks, etc., don't use it.

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      • Profile picture of the author Kay King
        That post was accurate at the time, however, since, as of recently, I have decided to venture out into my own blog. I won't be using Adsense with it. I'll be using the blog in conjunction with revenue sharing sites, as well as, a few other avenues.
        Sounds like a plan - wasn't picking, but just curious.

        Paul is right - use adsense, don't use adsense. There's no right or wrong - some people make good money with it and some don't. Just like every other IM method you can find.
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      • Profile picture of the author x3xsolxdierx3x
        Originally Posted by paulgl View Post

        I can think of two huge sites of the top of my head.
        about.com and ezinearticles.
        Course every big news site, newyorktimes, etc.
        I don't have the time to list more. Kind of crazy to think
        big sites don't use adsense. We don't even have to mention
        the sites owned by google.

        Squidoo? Yup! Top 100 US site.

        If you seriously hate adsense, don't like it on your page,
        think it sucks, etc., don't use it.

        Paul
        I didn't say I hate it. It may not be 'appropriate' for other initial poster, dependent on his goals.

        Yes, I know where Squidoo is at. I've been writing for them for years, although less frequently as of late. As a Web 2.0/revenue share/content aggregation site, they are a bit different that the OP's blog.

        None of the sites that you listed, that I can see, are pure blogs. My approach to the OP question/concern was with the assumption that his blog, as most blogs are, used for the development and reinforcement of trust/personal brand.

        Not trying to argue here. I make quite a bit of adsense...but, is it appropriate for the OP's situation? It depends....
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    • Profile picture of the author CJ.Online
      Originally Posted by ministerof View Post

      Adsense is just an extra way to monetize your website or blog.

      We can't except it to be the main income stream , can we ?
      I've definitely heard of people earning a main source of income from adsense, but I know that on some blogs, it just isn't the way to go due to getting a low amount for clicks in that niche, etc..
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    Who knows, you could have sites like mine. My typical sites get about 100 uniques per day, and average about $30/each.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steven Carl Kelly
    I do very nicely with Adsense on many of my sites. I only thought it was a waste of time when I was doing it wrong. Once I figured out how to properly handle Adsense on my sites, my revenue skyrocketed.

    No, I don't have a dozen ad blocks on my pages (just one and at the very most, in a couple of cases, two) and no, I don't place them next to a graphic or anything like that.
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  • Profile picture of the author LisaJordan
    I purchased John's Xfactor master adsense course, I'd like to hear from him on how he views adsense at this point in the game with google banning thin affiliate sites for MFA sites. John if you are out there, can you chime in here? Thanks.
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    • Profile picture of the author XFactor
      Originally Posted by LisaJordan View Post

      I purchased John's Xfactor master adsense course, I'd like to hear from him on how he views adsense at this point in the game with google banning thin affiliate sites for MFA sites. John if you are out there, can you chime in here? Thanks.
      Hi Lisa - got your email about this thread.

      To answer your question, I have no idea. All of my sites have a minimum
      of 100 pages.

      I never advised anyone to build tiny sites with terrible content and using
      backlinks from bad neighborhoods.

      My advice is to start with 5 pages and grow from there (if you are going
      after micro niches).

      - John
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      • Profile picture of the author LisaJordan
        Okay, but in your adsense course you indicate you have some small sites and some authority sites. You used Yoga Mats as an example. I know you are big on articles, I only do this 3 hours a day, have a full time job. I've been only doing this a year. Just trying to find what is comfortable for me.

        Trying to understand when in your e-book you build like 5 sites in an hour, and that's not an authority site. So please understand I'm just trying to understand what you mean by mini-sites. And in case you are wondering, I pay for all my articles, and they are quality. I never said you encourage junk content either. I'm just curious as to your feeling of adding adsense to a site when it's a mini site. Not criticizing please understand that. Thanks.

        I'm inserting from your course,

        "My goal with this Micro Niche Adsense Course has also been to leave out any filler. What you are about to read is the exact system I have used to bring my AdSense income from $150 per day from 1 website (which I had to update almost daily to keep the income going), to more than $300 - $400 per day from 45 minisites
        (and growing) that are on 99% auto-pilot (with minimal maintenance).
        Each of my mini-sites brings in stable income, day after day, no matter what is going on with the markets. Some may make only $1.00 a day, while others reach up near $10 to $20 per day. The average is $5.00 per site. Regardless, I know that each and every site that I build today will rank for its intended keyword within 21 days of being indexted (sometimes less than a week)."

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        • Profile picture of the author XFactor
          Originally Posted by LisaJordan View Post

          Okay, but in your adsense course you indicate you have some small sites and some authority sites. You used Yoga Mats as an example. I know you are big on articles, I only do this 3 hours a day, have a full time job. I've been only doing this a year. Just trying to find what is comfortable for me.

          Trying to understand when in your e-book you build like 5 sites in an hour, and that's not an authority site. So please understand I'm just trying to understand what you mean by mini-sites. And in case you are wondering, I pay for all my articles, and they are quality. I never said you encourage junk content either. I'm just curious as to your feeling of adding adsense to a site when it's a mini site. Not criticizing please understand that. Thanks.

          I'm inserting from your course,

          "My goal with this Micro Niche Adsense Course has also been to leave out any filler. What you are about to read is the exact system I have used to bring my AdSense income from $150 per day from 1 website (which I had to update almost daily to keep the income going), to more than $300 - $400 per day from 45 minisites
          (and growing) that are on 99% auto-pilot (with minimal maintenance).
          Each of my mini-sites brings in stable income, day after day, no matter what is going on with the markets. Some may make only $1.00 a day, while others reach up near $10 to $20 per day. The average is $5.00 per site. Regardless, I know that each and every site that I build today will rank for its intended keyword within 21 days of being indexted (sometimes less than a week)."

          It's been 12 months and I decided to kick things up a notch by adding
          more sites and ensuring each had 100 pages of content.

          As to your question on adding Adsense immediately to a new site, why
          not?

          - John
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      • Profile picture of the author LisaJordan
        Originally Posted by XFactor View Post

        Hi Lisa - got your email about this thread.

        To answer your question, I have no idea. All of my sites have a minimum
        of 100 pages.

        I never advised anyone to build tiny sites with terrible content and using
        backlinks from bad neighborhoods.

        My advice is to start with 5 pages and grow from there (if you are going
        after micro niches).

        - John
        Okay so you start with 5 pages and grow each one. Okay, so again, to quote,

        "In fact, I have sites that only have 1 page of content, with absolutely no
        backlinks, and earn a stable $50 to $120 per month due to the extremely lucky
        find on the main keyword, and with absolutely no real competition."

        So can you help me understand below as indicated in the e-book?

        1) Find a product niche.
        2) Put up a simple HTML mini-site.
        3) Submit articles to a handful of article directories.

        THAT's IT"

        So you do have some of these sites, what am I missing? Sorry to be a pain.

        Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author franamico
    I don't know...
    Whenever I see adsense ads in a blog I tend to leave the site. I rarely read them. However, you might want to look into the stats.

    I've heard of gurus who made tons with adsense...
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    it will be great if you post more
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    • Profile picture of the author KMP
      Adsense is right for some sites and not for others. If I had a site for my own product or business I probably wouldn't put Adsense on it. But for my blogs and with Hubpages it works out pretty well.
      I have Adsense on my blogs and I do Ok with it, without insane amounts of traffic. It is all about picking a good niche and then providing good content for your readers.
      Yes you absolutely need to follow Googles TOS and avoid deceptive practices, but there is more to it than just slapping the code in your site.
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