Feedburner/Adsense is officially over.

by yukon 4 replies
I had a good run with sending out Adsense via Feedburner to my email list. What I've been doing is sending out emails with old evergreen content, worked like a charm, easiest money you could possibly make with Adsense.

Google pulled the plug on Dec. 3, 2012, I verified by sending out emails on Dec. 4th & Dec. 5th, no Adsense clicks reported via Feedburner, nothing, noda, zero, zilch...

I can still monetize my list via Feedburner, but that adds an extra step/click the traffic has to complete in order to turn a profit from the email list. It's all good with regular site traffic, but the Feedburner/Adsense had some awesome CPC/CTR. I'm still running Adsense on my sites, that hasn't changed.

D@mn Google for taking Feedburner/Adsense away (j/k)!

I've got a non-IM self made product in the works that is already profitable from testing, just need to go all out & expand.
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  • Profile picture of the author petemcal
    I thought the rules were that adsense was only ever allowed on indexable web pages and not on email campaigns?
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    • Profile picture of the author yukon
      Originally Posted by petemcal View Post

      I thought the rules were that adsense was only ever allowed on indexable web pages and not on email campaigns?

      The only way you could get Adsense inside an email while following the Adsense TOS was with a Feedburner email list. Google owns both Feedburner & Adsense.

      You could have also had the Adsense inside the regular Feedburner Feed for your site which was some crazy stuff If you set the feedburner feed to only show a snippet of text from the blog post, you could easily run 10's of Adsense Ads on a single feed reader page (no joke). That was Googles spammy little secret.

      The most profitable thing I was doing with Adsense was the emails/Adsense, I don't think it's possible to make money any easier than that, once the list is built. The email list traffic didn't mind, because I had a good open rate & low opt-out rate on multiple email list (same niche). The key was evergreen content because it's never outdated.

      All I was doing was changing the dates on my 6 year old evergreen blog post, which would automatically create a new Feedburner/Adsense email. It wasn't uncommon to get $3 - $8 clicks in the emails, which quickly added up. I ran 3 emails a week, If I sent out an email today, I would profit today & tomorrow from a single email.
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    Wow some juicy returns there. Sad to hear this avenue has closed down for you

    It really seems like it was a beautiful system because all you had to do was send out content. People love content and will read it! No aff links or funnels necessary; just straight up cash for clicks....
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    • Profile picture of the author yukon
      Originally Posted by petemcal View Post

      Wow some juicy returns there. Sad to hear this avenue has closed down for you

      It really seems like it was a beautiful system because all you had to do was send out content. People love content and will read it! No aff links or funnels necessary; just straight up cash for clicks....
      It was an awesome system, the content I've created over the years was an endless supply of emails ($$). By the time I reached the end of my existing content, which would be years from now, I could simply start over changing the blog post dates on the evergreen post. Personally I don't remember half the content I've seen 3 years ago on the net, doubtful most of my email list will remember. This was a benefit of having a large site with evergreen content.

      I think I could still monetize with my Feedburner list (without Adsense), I could simply add a promotion at the top of my blog post, change the post date, which would send out the new email. Similar to what I've already been doing with a different monetizing method.
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