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msg:1433900
 8:14 am on Aug 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

Today I have been rummaging around my websites and looking at Google ads and I have to say I am completely amazed. I have ads completely on target ranging from widgets, to other widgets to a lot of even more diverse widgets.

As I am making money from this, I thought it may well be time to say a big Thank you to Google. Yes of course they are also making money from this but I would never have been able to sell such a wide adversity of ads as what I am now, and in such a timely fashion.

Not only is Google making us and themselves money but I also feel it has improved the users experience to our sites. Some of the ads even tempt me to click but of course I never click on them.

We do not know the future of Google AdSense nor where it is heading especially after the Related Searches fiasco, but I still want to say a big Thank You for them making me money and improving my users site experience.

So, Thank you.

 

PolishGuy




msg:1433901
 8:27 am on Aug 10, 2003 (gmt 0)


Not only is Google making us and themselves money but I also feel it has improved the users experience to our sites. Some of the ads even tempt me to click but of course I never click on them.

We do not know the future of Google AdSense nor where it is heading especially after the Related Searches fiasco, but I still want to say a big Thank You for them making me money and improving my users site experience.

Yeah, me too! I too am grateful to google - it allows me to concentrate on the thing I love the most - content creation - plus it delivers alternative views (not coming from me and since I totally never ever censor/block google ads - big variety is certain) on topics related to my web sites.

Well, I am so so satisfied with targetting... but I understand that Google has vast pool of advertisers and I want to help Google too so I don't protest (don't block) if some not directly related Ads are running - so that these AdWord advertisters can get their clicks too...

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msg:1433902
 8:30 am on Aug 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

PolishGuy - that is the one thing I forgot to mention AdSense has increased my desire to add new and extremely useful content to our sites.

We were doing it anyway but now have an added incentive.

It has also made me relook at nivigation etc which is invaluable to our users experience anyway.

mack




msg:1433903
 9:25 am on Aug 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

It has been mentioned a few times that Google may have influinced the ay the web was forming. Mainly due to links, pr and all that goes with it. Adsence may also make it's mark but in a good way. This will surely make site owners work that little harder to create new content.

Had to be for the best so long as we dont see loads of dup pages on the same site just trying to atract page views for ad clicks.

Mack.

[edited by: mack at 10:25 am (utc) on Aug. 10, 2003]

ThatAdamGuy




msg:1433904
 10:03 am on Aug 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

I'd like to echo the sentiments expressed here about how AdSense is actually incenting some (positive) content creation on the Web.

I've been holding off on building a new content site, due to concerns about a lot of time investment for little cash... but it's clear to me now that I can make some quite decent side revenues with AdSense so I'm gonna go ahead with the site! :)

PolishGuy




msg:1433905
 10:25 am on Aug 10, 2003 (gmt 0)


it's clear to me now that I can make some quite decent side revenues with AdSense so I'm gonna go ahead with the site! :)

do you people don't have any other (other than money) incentives to create content? does it always has to be about money?

you should be concentrating on creating of content that is interesting to visitors and not on optimizing stuff to get more bucks out of AdSense! If you concentrate on the first, the second will come by itself...

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msg:1433906
 10:41 am on Aug 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

PolishGuy - This thread was meant as a Thank you to Google not a thread on increasing revenue through AdSense just a thank you for giving small, medium and large users an opportunity to show such targetted ads on pages which otherwise would not have any ads, or ads that are not as targetted as Google's.

We sell direct as well and while we have ads on X they tend to take a package saying I will pay X per month to be on these pages. They are not targetted, and no fun, but bring on a lot more than AdSense.

Your posts very aggressive and personally I am tired of it.

What people have said is that when they create X page which will improve users experience previously there may not have been any direct income, now though they can still continue to create valuable pages for users but are also remunerated (or might be) for that effort.

Our main site is about Y we are not about to start talking about A, B and C just to make money but we will CONTINUE to increase Y's content,

PolishGuy




msg:1433907
 12:14 pm on Aug 10, 2003 (gmt 0)


Our main site is about Y we are not about to start talking about A, B and C just to make money but we will CONTINUE to increase Y's content,

Yes, Google in a sense is about to revolutionize Internet because people will start developing more valuable content, seeing that they get bucks from it. Also important: also niche content is becoming now an interesting thing to create because Google is able to target very very narrow areas of interest. I love particularly this niche content thing - I was not very motivated to create certain niche content, that is interesting but not very popular, but now I am in process of doing it, seeing that Google will be able to target every single page of it.

By the way: I wonder how you get much more money than from AdSense with your "X" site... would you care to elaborate on this topic?

peterdaly




msg:1433908
 12:28 pm on Aug 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

GoogleGuy,

RE: Last year
Fleece Blanket is nice. It sits on a arm of my couch and gets used a lot.

Thanks to AdSense, maybe this year _I_ will be the one sending Google a Holiday present, instead of the other way around. :-)

-Pete

Nicke




msg:1433909
 1:03 pm on Aug 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

Thanks Google for this new service.

I begun just two days ago and AdSense deliver highly targeted ads which seems to do well.

I were thinking of a click through like 0.5% but the first 1.5 days have been around 3-4%.

Thanks.

ThatAdamGuy




msg:1433910
 10:44 pm on Aug 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

PolishGuy wrote:
do you people don't have any other (other than money) incentives to create content? does it always has to be about money?

you should be concentrating on creating of content that is interesting to visitors and not on optimizing stuff to get more bucks out of AdSense! If you concentrate on the first, the second will come by itself...


PolishGuy, I respect and share your general concerns. However, I do respectfully believe you've misunderstood both my intent and my actions, and also those of the many others who may be in a similar boat as myself.

Right now, I am in between full-time jobs, and all my income comes from miscellaneous online and offline projects and my Web sites. Each day, I must typically balance what it is I *WANT* to do and what I *NEED* to do (earn money to pay my rent).

Before AdSense, these two things (Want and Need) were often not complementary. With my Want being the opportunity to share my knowledge about digital photography or digital music or swing dancing, I would typically have a hard time finding affiliate programs to join that would offer me more than a smidgen of revenue and provide useful related options for my visitors. So when push came to shove, I'd have to spend my time instead helping BoringCorp optimize their BoringWidgets page to earn some cash or mow lawns or whatever.

Now, however, I'm relatively confident that I *CAN* start or expand a 'hobby-type' site on, say, reviews of online music services... and earn at least enough to justify doing this (providing interesting content to people) over doing something boring (serving lattes at the local Starbucks, helping my eccentric uncle make a Web page selling his custom shoelaces).

In other words, the opportunity of AdSense isn't encouraging me to make crap-but-profitable sites. It's encouraging me and giving me the viable option of building upon and sharing my passionate interests while bringing in enough cash to justify the diversion :)

Jenstar




msg:1433911
 11:16 pm on Aug 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

I agree - AdSense is wonderful for the person with a hobby site - particularly one that isn't even self-supporting enough to cover the hosting fees and domain renewals. It has given many hobby sites the chance to grow, because like ThatAdamGuy said, it is hard to justify putting time and effort into something that doesn't bring money (even if you love doing it) when you have to meet more immediate financial goals just to pay rent. AdSense is going to help many niche hobby sites, and I have already seen some expanding since AdSense was introduced, sites that had very little new content added over the past year or so.

jonknee




msg:1433912
 5:26 am on Aug 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

I went from $0 in revenue to covering hosting and a car payment. Very cool. The best thing (other than the check) is that it actually adds value to my site... The targeting works like a champ.

PolishGuy




msg:1433913
 7:03 am on Aug 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

ThatAdamGuy wrote:


In other words, the opportunity of AdSense isn't encouraging me to make crap-but-profitable sites. It's encouraging me and giving me the viable option of building upon and sharing my passionate interests while bringing in enough cash to justify the diversion :)

Exactly and as you said, it can fill the "in between full jobs" time and AdSense is also bringing life to websites that for years were not updated but now they start to flourish again (even I myself have digged out such web site lately). So it is a win-win situation. I wish only Google could get rid of this "fraudulant clicks e-mail terror" by putting some technical solution for it in place.

ThatAdamGuy




msg:1433914
 7:19 am on Aug 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

I wish only Google could get rid of this "fraudulant clicks e-mail terror" by putting some technical solution for it in place.
I have faith this will come in time, and I agree with you that it's enormously important.

Remember, AdSense is relatively new. I am willing to bet that Google is heavily testing algorithms to fine tune fraud detection, especially with fewer false positives :)

Denis at eVR




msg:1433915
 10:20 am on Aug 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

I think that the 'fraudulent clicks' thing may be dying down now as the initial batch of warning emails works through and publishers are being 'cleared'. I got an email from Google yesterday resolving the warning I received three weeks ago. The key part was:

I don't see many (any?) posts now that refer to new warnings or people getting dumped off the program, which must be a good sign.

[edited by: Laisha at 11:42 am (utc) on Aug. 11, 2003]
[edit reason] Removed email excerpt per TOS #9. [/edit]

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