"Is it a good idea to try adsense on new sites which has just started getting visitors ( say 10 or 20 visitors a day )"
I put Adsense on my new sites right away. I don't see any reasion not to. The sooner you put up Adsense the sooner you start making money.
|I don't see any reasion not to. |
It has a material impact on peoples willingness/desire to link to you.
I would recommend waiting until you have a steady stream of traffic and have links from 50% of the sites that you want links from.
My reason for posting was :
In small sites, there can be large fluctuations of impressions / visitors due to various reasons
( often due to search engine results unpredictably affecting new sites )
Hope this would not raise a flag and arouse suspicion etc.
I recommend waiting too. I like to let my new sites get traffic before I put ANY type of ad on it. It is much easier to get backlinks on a site free of ads.
A compromise might be just putting the smallest adblock up to start with in such a way that doesn't look too invasive.
Nobody but you knows that you are a new small site with not many visitors. To the rest of the world you are just another website.
Sure people can find out, but who would ever bother.
Therefore if you want to be seen as an established website start acting like one from the outset and make no apologies.
Stick the adverts on
I'm with netchicken1!
|and have links from 50% of the sites that you want links from. |
With respect, waiting for links is a mugs game, getting anyone to link to you is a constant waiting game.
I have never requested a link in my life from anyone, they link to my directory site for the authority status & information it has. Ok, so there are authority, evergreen articles and many important trade images and information, yet ALL of my links are outgoing to relevant trade links.
Seriously though, I have some small sites with only 30-50 Google Page impressions per day that earn a Dollar! They all add up...
"It has a material impact on peoples willingness/desire to link to you.
I've heard this before but I've never found it a problem to get links to new sites that have AdSense on them. To me linking is all about sending the visitor someplace that will help them out. If the site has has AdSense so be it.
"Hope this would not raise a flag and arouse suspicion etc."
I've had the same thoughts and so far it's never been a problem when new sites are added to my account and their traffic goes up and down.
I've had ads on my main site since day one, and get tons of inbound links to my best articles (completely unsolicited). As long as your site looks professional and has original, compelling content, most people won't be shy about linking to you. Many of the mot popular websites are covered with ads... and they get linked to thousands of times a day.
Tasteful, appropriate ad placement is the key to not being offensive to your visitors. If in doubt, check some of the big players in your niche.
At that sort of hit rate Adsense should still be able to pay most of your hosting costs.