Monetize That Blog #1

iStock_000004667705XSmallGoogle AdSense is one of the most popular ways to make money online from blogs – but it has its downside too.

Basically if you’ve got Adsense on your site you are giving your visitors ‘multiple’ opportunities to click away from your site and those links don’t open in a ‘new’ window folks!

So how did it feel earning those 20 cents to lose a visitor?

I would suggest that for sites getting less than 1000 page views per day Adsense is not the best way to monetize, especially if your site has good content. Yes! sites with poor content can make more money from Adsense than quality content filled sites. Why? Because if you have answered the visitor’s search query why would they need to click an ad? But if you’ve just given them some useless waffle they will probably click on an ad that appears in your content which seems to promiseĀ  the info they are seeking. Make sense?

If you are selling a ‘hair loss product’ for example on a blog about baldness. Maybe selling a book on stopping hair loss or building a list by offering a free report. You might be selling hair loss products via an Amazon store or through affiliate programs. If that’s the case why have Adsense and promote your competitors sites and products?

Eeerm when was the last time you noticed a High Street shop feature adverts for their competitors in its window?

I’ve created a new Adsense ‘Pros and Cons’ video tutorial here >>>

(Complete with details re ‘must have’ plugins to stay within Google’s Terms and Conditions and to help you do the whole Adsense insertion quicker.

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About the Author

Clive McGonigal is a full time Web Developer, Marketer, WordPress Evangelist and all round Decent Chap. He lives between London and France ( on a tiny rowing boat with an internet connection) and spends his offline time wining, dining and conversing with his dogs. He loves WordPress ( themes, plugins and tweaks) and blogs about them whenever he can.

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  1. Clive says:

    I don’t want, necessarily, to put people off using Adsense on their sites but just to be realistic about it.

    Sure, I do quite nicely from them via a couple of my busier sites and have done for a number of years. BUT Google is a fickle mistress and I do have to recognise the fact that, if they change their rules again (as they have in the past), then that income could disappear literally overnight!

    New Tutorial here >>

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