Adsense worth it?

Discussion in 'General Webmaster Support' started by DoubleDraGoN, Oct 31, 2007.

  1. DoubleDraGoN

    DoubleDraGoN New Member

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    Hiya guys, im making a website and am still unsure bout google adsense, they don't post any specifics about profit. Anyone hear good/bad things?
     
  2. The Helper

    The Helper Administrator Staff Member

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    What do you mean by worth it? Adsense is where you put Google Ads on your site and you get Pay Per Click right? It does not cost you anything to put those ads there so unless you have something else to compare to... its probably worth it for free.
     
  3. DoubleDraGoN

    DoubleDraGoN New Member

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    Im just trying to find out more about it, maybe someone that has had a website with google ads.
     
  4. PurgeandFire

    PurgeandFire zxcvmkgdfg

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    If it is for free, then why not?

    I've seen a couple of sites have it, but I forgot which ones. :p

    If it is by google, then it is probably worth it since many sites have done well with just google Ads. Adsense might even be better. xD
     
  5. Rad

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    Those ads wont even pay off unless you have a pretty big community and/or alot of traffic... I think they require 500 clicks before it even starts adding up and is reset by month. Unless you use the other option where you get a small amount from a completed ad (Ex. someone actually trying to get 2 free ipod nanos :rolleyes:)

    IMO, if your forum only has 300 users or less you wouldn't get too much,If any; probrably only enough to buy a pizza once a month...

    I suggest you just avoid ads, you'll just annoy your users and possibly drive them away without any real payoff.

    All advertisements are like this though. Its how ads work, they dont drop money into you for having a few people glance at it; people actually have to complete the advert. That is, most require you to sign up and submit a survey or something and they submit the report to google which submits it to your account.
     
  6. DDRtists

    DDRtists ɹoʇɐɹǝpoɯ ɹǝdns Staff Member

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    Rad does not know what hes talking about.
    I have adsence on my site, and I do good. Granted I have lots of page views, but I do believe you get it PPC ( Pay Per Click ), and MAYBE PPPI ( Pay Per Page Impression ).

    If you have a site with lots of traffic, I'd stick them up, they do well.
     
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  7. Rad

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    found that on a site, might give you an idea of how many page impressions to click ratio you might expect

    It may have been the Yahoo! ads but I do remember reading the counter only starts after a certain number of clicks. I think it was only to 'activate' the account. It may have not been 500 but a little exaggeration in order to discourage advertisements is okay IMO

    :D
     
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  8. Oninuva

    Oninuva You can change this now in User CP.

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    He's right. If you don't have around 15k+ impressions with around 800+ clicks, then don't bother. The few cents a month won't be much of a difference, compared to the time it will cost you for placing, coloring, etc. YPN (Yahoo) does offer a higher payout but that is private, on invite/screening.
     
  9. Miz

    Miz Administrator

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    Still Rad

    if you started with
    $0.00 and then got $17.20

    Thats a profit XD
    Not a big profit but still a profit
    Because some (or not most) let you have Adsense
    So Free Site, with Free Ad program
    thats 17.20 dollars for your pocket or site :p

    I rest my Case ^^
     
  10. Rad

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    True, but you could spend money you otherwise don't have to keep an ad-free site.

    I guess as long as they aren't annoying, ex full page ads... those ones that pop up and have that fake windows 98 frame etc. Then its acceptable :rolleyes:

    But of course 'off to the side' ads probrably wont yield nearly as many hits.
     
  11. DDRtists

    DDRtists ɹoʇɐɹǝpoɯ ɹǝdns Staff Member

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    Heres mine from yesterday, not that bad.
    [​IMG]
     
  12. Oninuva

    Oninuva You can change this now in User CP.

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    I would like to see you have a free site that makes 17.20 in say a week.
     
  13. Miz

    Miz Administrator

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    @ Rad - Yes, I hate pop-up ads but Googles ads apper at the side or bottom :p

    but if you really need money you can open a Paypal account (also free)
    and ask for Donations :p

    and all you get is this small box to put w/e on the site
    [​IMG]

    @ oninuva - I may not have owned my site but I have to tell you I have co-owned many failers and have as much experience in internet management then most people here

    If you also use Adwords which adversities and ask to be affiliates you may actually get people if it isn't going against a bigger site, or an over used idea
     
  14. The Helper

    The Helper Administrator Staff Member

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    You know what they say? If you are not making at least a hundred bucks a week off of your adsense you are not clicking your ads enough :rolleyes:
     
  15. DDRtists

    DDRtists ɹoʇɐɹǝpoɯ ɹǝdns Staff Member

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    Haha, nice one TH. :)
     
  16. Miz

    Miz Administrator

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    hurry go to your site and click the ads

    Well that was fun ^^
    I made 5000 dollars last week :p
     
  17. The Helper

    The Helper Administrator Staff Member

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    Actually, they really do say that.
     
  18. U are a noob

    U are a noob Mega Super Ultra Cool Member

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    I thought there was a bot that clicks it automatically for you.
     
  19. Rad

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    They IP log it now though :rolleyes:
     
  20. U are a noob

    U are a noob Mega Super Ultra Cool Member

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    Aww poo.
     

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