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Nice MSNBC Article on Adsense

     
4:15 am on Jul 31, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Nice article
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8:10 am on July 31, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I read it earlier before the link expired, but Google has the article cached, here:

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8:44 am on July 31, 2006 (gmt 0)

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It makes it all sound far too easy - just build a site, drop some ads onto it and then sit back and live the easy life while the money rolls in - hardly any effort required at all. I did smile when I reached the end of the article and it was immediately followed by a block of 'Sponsored Links'.
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Nice!
11:22 am on July 31, 2006 (gmt 0)

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except for the words "dot com"
I'm allergic to this label, brings to mind bubbles & pins.
Just too 1999

[edited by: Hobbs at 11:23 am (utc) on July 31, 2006]

12:00 pm on July 31, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Here's the link to the same article (but with a different title) at WashingtonPost.com:

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12:20 pm on July 31, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Good grief, has anyone else checked out the Alexa rankings on freeweblayouts?

Another one hanging onto the tails of myspace with a load of unnecessary, flashy, glitzy, web garbage.

Yes, I do know some people like it and yes, I do know it's about making money however do some people have absolutely no "taste" whatsoever?

I'm with Hobbs...too "dot com" for me.

12:31 pm on July 31, 2006 (gmt 0)

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The case histories go to show the value of traffic: SeatGuru claims to make $10,000 to $20,000 a month from AdSense, which--if true--is impressive because AdSense ads aren't displayed on the seatmaps that make up the bulk of the site's content. The ads show up only on the home page and a small number of "Travel Resources" pages, as far as I can tell.

Of course, traffic is only one reason for SeatGuru's success; the fact that it's a niche site aimed at active travelers (people who are looking for help in selecting airline seats) is the other half of a winning combination.

Anyway:

Good niche + AdSense = $$
Good traffic + AdSense = $$
Good niche + good traffic + AdSense = $$$$

12:33 pm on July 31, 2006 (gmt 0)

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It makes it all sound far too easy - just build a site, drop some ads onto it and then sit back and live the easy life while the money rolls in

That's how it's supposed to work. It's the "just build a site" part that takes effort. :-)

1:14 pm on July 31, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Kind of reminds me of those late night infomericals about building wealth through home-buying...(with no money down, of course)...

They compress weeks of work into a 30-minute segment that only shows the spoils (i.e. boats, fancy cars, houses, vacation, etc.) and never shows what it takes to really get there.

I guess the article is similar to those infomercials: If they really detailed what it takes to be successful with Adsense, most folks wouldn't finishe reading the article.

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Keleti:

<<also archived here
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This is an adult content site; what are you up to?

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freeweblayouts layout is well made for adsense. ads are front and center, top bar and side box... not bad ;)
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freeweblayouts layout is well made for adsense. ads are front and center, top bar and side box... not bad

How do they get these "sponsored results" anyway? I've seen that before many times but never asked anyone how that is done?

I see in the view source the site hitfarm. I guess that is how it's done? Anyone used this and if so how does it perform versus AdSense? Just curious as I'd never heard of them.

It's always good to know of other advertising so one does not have all their eggs in one basket as is well known in this forum. Thanks!

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How do they get these "sponsored results" anyway?

Do you mean from the Program Polices:

Labeling Ads

Publishers may not label the ads with text other than "sponsored links" or "advertisements." This includes any text directly above our ads that could be confused with, or attempt to be associated with Google ads.

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