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By: Dave Starr --- ROI G

Tue, 14 Aug 2007 21:30:00 +0000

Certainly some good advice. For years selling ads yourself and/or individual ad brokers were the only way to go. AdSense has two advantages: It's easy and, in topics that people want to buy ads for, it does pay well. But for many unfocused blogs or blogs focuse don low-pay subjects it is less than worthless. There is absolutely no reason the average blog could not sell their own ads ... _if_ there is content that attracts businesses who wnat to advertise for customers.

By: Kevin

Mon, 13 Aug 2007 12:04:21 +0000

Leroy - Yeah, my hamster mating blog is performing poorly too :mrgreen: Once the pagerank update is complete I can look at my options Michael - yeah poker is still big business :)

By: Michael from Pro Blo

Mon, 13 Aug 2007 08:59:39 +0000

Kevin - Yikes! Although, I suppose that was almost to be expected. Poker sites aren't a massive step away from casinos, and casinos sure do know how to make their money... ;)

By: Leroy Brown

Mon, 13 Aug 2007 07:01:57 +0000

Adsense is all about your blog's topics. Blogging tips is right up there with hamster mating as far as low-paying adsense niches. So for you, on this site, I'd say go private ads / text links all day long. Once the PR update hits ( Your Alexa rating is already fantastic ) you'll be able to pull in some very solid cash in those Areas. Adsense has nothing for you.

By: Kevin

Sun, 12 Aug 2007 23:45:52 +0000

Michael - Wioth regards to minimum payout, adsense is not too bad compared to other advertising networks. I checked a poker affiliate account last week and saw that I have over $100 just sitting there. I emailed them asking why It wasn't being paid out and I was told the min payout was $150! Tom - If I had known adsense would have converted so badly for me, I wouldn't have added adsense to blogging tips. $35 in 2 months is a slap in the face as far as I'm concerned. Your 100% right, our goal should be securing long term readers :)

By: cooliojones

Sun, 12 Aug 2007 21:57:53 +0000

I was accepted for Yahoo Publisher Network, but haven't tried it out yet. Maybe this is a good reason to try.

By: Tom O'Leary

Sun, 12 Aug 2007 21:00:58 +0000

Your last point about using the space on your own pages to promote your site, is very wise. Especially for a site that is relatively new, most monetization strategies will suck early on. Promoting the features on your site to whoever does find you will give a lot better long term return. Too many of us are worried about our $1 of revenue today, when we should be worried about securing long term readers. That's my opinion anyway Thanks Tom

By: Michael from Pro Blo

Sun, 12 Aug 2007 14:01:19 +0000

I use Adsense for the exact same reason. I'm thinking about removing it now because it can be downright ugly. The annoying thing about it is the high minimum-payout. I have $25 with Adsense from another site I used it on at one point. It would be a shame to abandon Adsense and just give Google that money... :(

By: 45n5

Sun, 12 Aug 2007 10:49:04 +0000

i think text link ads dot com is a nice steady earner

By: Joey

Sun, 12 Aug 2007 10:33:05 +0000

Great points about Adsense. I have made more money from Auction Ads than Adsense but Adsense has been on the uptick for me over the last two weeks. I have Bidvertiser on another blog and it earns more per click but less than adsense overall. I have a new Azoogle affiliate banner that is getting a good click through rate but if it doesn't start converting soon I am going to replace it.