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Is it time for me to start Adsense?

Do I have enough visitors?

     
10:16 pm on Apr 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Hello To All,

Lately I have been considering putting google adsense on my web site. At this time, I get only 100 unique visitors per day, but it does grow each day as I add new content, etc...

My web site is very unique in that there are probably only about 4 other sites out on the web like mine. It's basically a community web site for mushers around the world, offering resources, information, etc...

I was just wondering what your thoughts were on adding Adsense. Do you think 100 uniques per day is even enough to cover my hosting expences?

I figure, since I have a pretty good niche, I should make a good amount on CPC. Let me know your thoughts.

Thanks,

Christian

11:19 pm on Apr 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

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It's always worth a try. There are many sites with fewer than 100 uniques per day already running Adsense.

If you do begin using Adsense on your site, be sure to pay attention to ad relevancy. With your niche, there's a good chance you'll see a few good ads that focus on races, pet care, training, etc..

12:37 am on Apr 2, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I'd say go ahead and do it. There's no downside unless for some reason your members object to it. There are some ad programs you should not join until you are sure you can make sales because they'll dump you if you don't, but AdSense isn't one of those.

I wouldn't go into it expecting that it will cover your hosting expenses, but every 2 cents helps... by 2 cents.

4:05 am on Apr 2, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I have run Adsense even when my site draws less than 20 visitors. So with 100 visitors, you may have a better start than me.

You will see: Google Adsense is really great, they did reply my emails within 24h with polite words. Thank you Google, though I did not earn much from You.

Best wishes.

Kurt

PS: Webmasterworld has finally run Adsense, however, I do not like it much.

2:57 am on Apr 3, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Thank you for your thoughts. I just started Adsense, as well as Google Adsense search. The good thing is that I already had a google search box on the site, and now it is all the better, because it is likely people will click on the ads. And I like how the searches come up in MY site.

By the way, how long does it take for the ads to become more targeted to the site? Does it just take a while for my site's name to get into the Adwords world, and for Adsense to pick me up better?

I noticed that at first, there were only about 5 different ads being displayed, even with refreshes, but then as time went on, more were added to the rotation.

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By the way, I forgot to mention. ALL of them resources on my web site are FREE, unlike my competitors web sites. So shouldn't my members have less of a reason to complain about a couple ads here and their? I spend a lot of time working on the web site, so I want to at least cover my costs of hosting in the future.
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I have a site that gets less then 20 hits a day and I have adsense. I figure until I get my hits up at least it gives me something to think about and practice with. However my adsense has only made $16 in almost a year of being up.
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Well, I figure I can make on okay amount. I am hoping that in the next couple of days, I can start making $1 a day. Other than that, I am just going to leave Adsense alone, and work on content and getting more visitors!

Also, I do have one more question. What would happen if I were to accidentally click on one of the ads? I have been very worried about that! LOL

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Do be paranoid about it, and don't click on your own ads, not even by accident. Google likely knows your IP address(es) from your visits to their site, and they'll know it was you.

If I did it by accident even once, I would be confused whether or not to bother them by reporting myself over a single click, but would be inclined to do so. Opinions of others on that would be appreciated.

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I just put the google sync into my host prompt and now the google ads don't show up on my computer. That way I can never accidentally click on them.
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The main reason not to put AdSense on a site before it gets established is to do with link development. The more commercial your site is seen to be, the harder you'll find it to get links to it. If you're still building links, it might be worth holding off on the ads. Otherwise, go ahead.