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10:32 am on Oct 29, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I am having adsense for last one year, and earning decent amount every month. This is adding substantial amount to my monthly budgets. I can not imagine now that if i loose adsense or similar ad providers, what will be my next revenue source. Is anybody is having these kind of fear in mind?
11:05 am on Oct 29, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Is anybody is having these kind of fear in mind?

No.

I'm just ensuring I comply with googles guidelines and TOS, and in the event that google drop the AdSense service, affiliate marketing, while a little more work, in general produces more money anyway.

In fact, you could create your own affiliate backend system that looks very much like AdSense currently does anyway, and go on your own.

The beauty of AdSense is it's simplicity - cut and paste and off you go.

But there are other options. If you're looking for a little peace of mind, it may be worth your while exploring those now.

TJ

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That's why I signed up with some other "adsense like" services:)
5:43 pm on Oct 29, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Longterm, I'd say other potential contextual ad providers are more horrified at missing on Adsense type of opportunities.

Also, Adsense would dread loosing any potential publisher to those alternatives as well. Adsense would also not like disappointed or wrongly set-aside publishers to contact any of your "Ex-Adsense advertisers" directly for half the cut...

If there is nothing fishy with your content or personal clicking, things should be ok.

I'd be more horrified with adword advertisers not finding content-adword-ROI effective enough (that is if they ever understand opting out for content ads).

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If all you are going after is money and you make sites with that only in mind AS sucks. I have lots of reason to not use them. The main one is that G knows how much money I make. Plus the fear of getting banned. AS is not consistant enough for me. Affiliates pay way better and are consistant.
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Overture will release their program soon.

Don't worry about it.

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sounds like you live on adsense.
How much you make on this?
It must be a proud of yours.
7:15 pm on Oct 29, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Hi Agerhart

You mentioned that Overture will roll out there's soon. Have you any idea when?

I got dumped by adsense. They wouldn't give me a reason even though I email them 3 times just to find out why (I was part of the Fed EX club). They approved both of my payments since for that site and said it was nothing to do with invalid clicks or anything like that. There still letting me run adsense on other sites I have but the one that was making me the most money they decided to cancel.

I've gone through all there TOS and I complied with everything and had nothing funny on my site - it was all legit. It was very frustrating getting emails back from them saying you did nothing wrong but wouldn't give me a reason why they decided to stop the site.

It would be nice for me if Overture did release soon and give other people like me an alternative. If you any new let me know.

Thanks

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Life without Adsense

Is a life not worth living.

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adword advertisers not finding content-adword-ROI effective enough
all 'big' ecommerce players are spending millions on contextual advertising right now - and you can be very sure that that's not a "mistake" after doing so for more than a year.
If you have a site/service with branding potential (means: it's a useful service, people use it more than once, recommend it to friends, etc.) adsense is the best option... that's why ebay, orbitz & co (and even their affiliates) are all over the place.
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I invest every AS dollar into something to last: domains, our RV (calling it the Google Mobile), freelance site work. Once it's declining or over, I have something to show for and to grow even more.
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I'm afraid of losing adsense for something I might be doing that I don't know is in violation or is on the edge of violation - I'm not a website designer.

I am wondering if there are consultants that are close to Google/adsense that will do a site review for TOS compliance? For a fee of course.

Do you know of any?

I've asked adsense to review my site but they won't.

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Explore and learn about commision programs.
Per click income will always have a limited ceiling.
If you can find a few good commision links it can really help the balance.
That is what I am doing these days, exploring commision partners.
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"If all you are going after is money and you make sites with that only in mind AS sucks. I have lots of reason to not use them. The main one is that G knows how much money I make. Plus the fear of getting banned. AS is not consistant enough for me. Affiliates pay way better and are consistant."

Ogletree, have you stopped carrying adsense?

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Don't worry, Microsoft FreeMoney(TM) will be here sooner or later. Google is the new Netscape, and MS will be out for the kill ;)
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There still letting me run adsense on other sites I have but the one that was making me the most money they decided to cancel.

Speculation: This may be evidence of a "low conversion rate" cancellation. If there is a large advertiser with Google conversion tracking reporting low conversions from a site's traffic, Google may just surgically remove the low-earning site from Adsense, but retain other sites that are still converting well.

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Don't worry, Microsoft FreeMoney(TM) will be here sooner or later. Google is the new Netscape, and MS will be out for the kill

You post like this, and complain in the same breath about M$ monopoly.

Is Google hatred becoming a fashion at WebmasterWorld?

Thanks./

6:37 am on Oct 31, 2004 (gmt 0)

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It is a fashion in all tech circles.
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Is Google hatred becoming a fashion at WebmasterWorld?

No, I think it you get a good balanced viewpoint from webmaster world. You have the google "cheerleaders" and those with the diametrically opposing viewpoint and a whole lot in between.

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sorry I read that wrong. I thought it said MS haters. Disreguard my last post.
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Aha. Another person terrifid of getting canned by G. There's at least one new post a day of someone confessing their mortal fear of getting canned. :)