iamlost - 5:04 pm on Jun 15, 2013 (gmt 0)
It'll be 10 years this autumn. I came a little late as I was focussed on affiliate marketing and looking ahead to direct ad sales. It was the enthusiasm of you earlier adopters that brought AdSense to my attention. Thank you all very very much!
As others have said the period 2003-2009 was simply unbelievable. Being a pessimist I kept expecting each month to be the crash at the end of the rainbow. Instead it just kept climbing. And then it plateaued. In some ways I found that a great relief. The past 4-years AdSense revenue has remained within a 10% range, almost steady state, like bond dividends.
Unlike many here I treated AdSense as the icing on the revenue cake. And continued working my initial aff and ad revenue streams. While they now surpass AdSense it was AdSense that provided the initial success, years ahead of expectation. Thank you, AdSense, for unexpectedly providing so much.