One project I completed earlier this year featured optimizing the placement of Google Adsense code. Many blogs, including several that I control, use Google Adsense to help monetize their operation. Do you use Adsense on your blog? If so, are you all warm and fuzzy about Google Adsense? Is it worth the time and the aggravation?
There seems to be a love/hate relationship with Adsense. Some site owners swear by it, while others find the limitations imposed by Google to be difficult to deal with. Another camp feels that Adsense ads ruin a blog and cheapen it in the process.
I maintain several blogs that utilzie Adsense to try and recover some of the expense of the server costs, maintenance fess, etc. It’s nice to get that check from Google – even though it’s not very often!
I Really Should Work Harder
I really don’t put much time into any of these blogs. I have not done much in the way of stydying ad placement or tweaking the Adsense code or placement. For the most part, I break even and cover most of the cost of rleasing my server and other hosting fees. Hardly the stuff dreams are made of in terms of adverstisng or click-for-pay dollars. Needless to say, much of this is a function of the realtively low traffic that these blogs attract.
Tell Me About Your Adsense Experience
What is your experience with Adsense? Are you making enough money to pay any other bills other than hosting, etc? What advice do you have for others on how to improve their Google ad revenue? What ad placement have you found to be successful? What colors scheme and what ad layout have worked the best for you? I’d love to hear everyone’s experience with Adsense.