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3:33 pm on Oct 21, 2007 (gmt 0)

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A little while ago I had my 40st birthday. And I wondered for a moment if a guy with my age should continue to make cash by putting Adsense on webpages.

Now some of you folks are "old friends" in more than one way. But in respect of the age thing: Give me your numbers please. What is the age of the Adsenser? Who thinks he or she is the youngest or perhaps the oldest Adsenser?

And Ann, I know that these numbers don't matter so much for the lucky ones who feel 20 years young regardless of their age...

[edited by: humblebeginnings at 3:49 pm (utc) on Oct. 21, 2007]

3:38 pm on Oct 21, 2007 (gmt 0)

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25, but since the arrival of my firstborn just over two months ago I've been feeling 55...
3:47 pm on Oct 21, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Why you think it otherwise

You have seen more world then guy like me who is half the age of yours , you can write much better things and articles on diverse range of topics which you might be knowing and any average guy in 20s not knowing

Success with Adsense doesnt matter even if are just 18 or 60+ , its all how we see the glass of water

Keep adsensing :)

3:50 pm on Oct 21, 2007 (gmt 0)

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That's a very nice reply benevolent001, thank you.
3:54 pm on Oct 21, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Forty isn't old, for heaven's sake. You're barely middle-aged. And age has nothing to do with one's ability to earn money from AdSense or other revenue sources.
4:13 pm on Oct 21, 2007 (gmt 0)

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As old as my tongue, and a little bit older than my teeth.

(That probably gives it away right there)

I intend to keep AdSense up as long as I keep my websites up, and no plans to bring them down. And I saw 40 *long* ago...

4:20 pm on Oct 21, 2007 (gmt 0)

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60 going on 35, and looking it too. You're never too old, you just get wiser.
4:26 pm on Oct 21, 2007 (gmt 0)

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40 too

Think of it this way, the older you are, the wiser and more experienced and have more to say about everything.

Mutant Teenage AdSensers perhaps perform better in social networking sites, ringtones and whatever other fads I am unaware of.

Too old for AdSense?
Never, unless they cancel my account, then you bet I'll be back here writing about the shame of being an AdSenser ;-)

It wasn't the same without you HB.

4:47 pm on Oct 21, 2007 (gmt 0)

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40

You guys crack me up!

:khensu:

I'm 50, Look 40 and act 30!

Looking at my first Million Dollar year in 2008.

quit?

Never, I was born to do this!

5:06 pm on Oct 21, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I just turned 40 as well, and I've been doing this full-time for 5 years now. If business stays on its current track, I hope to be retired by 50.
5:15 pm on Oct 21, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I'm 62, look 70, and think anywhere from 16 to 80, depending on the topic.
5:24 pm on Oct 21, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Is that above the top fold?

Near the second fold?

Or by the staples?

5:56 pm on Oct 21, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I'm 28 give or take 5 years depending on current eCPM ;-)

Happy belated birthday humblebeginnings.

6:12 pm on Oct 21, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Or by the staples?

Maybe my age is showing, but the last time I had surgery, they were still using stitches. :-)

6:13 pm on Oct 21, 2007 (gmt 0)

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At 71, I may be the oldest. Of course, I don't consider myself old, just chronologically advantaged.
6:15 pm on Oct 21, 2007 (gmt 0)

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EV

I heard somewhere in the grapevine that you used to work for PB or PH or something like that?

ann

8:06 pm on Oct 21, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Go60guy,

when will you be 72? I will hit that mark this coming March :)

Busy redesigning and rewriting my index page...If this had been around 30 years ago I would be rich, LOL.

Thanks for the sweet words HB and Happy Birthday!

Ann

8:31 pm on Oct 21, 2007 (gmt 0)

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25, but since the arrival of my firstborn just over two months ago I've been feeling 55...

I'm 45, but since the departure of my last born to college just over 2 months ago I've been feeling 25.

8:41 pm on Oct 21, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I'm 47 and sometimes feel like 87. My problem is, I need to get more sleep at night. I've been doing AdSense since 2004. I hope to retire by the time I reach the BIG 50.
8:49 pm on Oct 21, 2007 (gmt 0)

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43 and loving every minute of it
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I'm 30's, look 40's, and by the way I give my daughter "In my day..." speaches, it could be argued that I act 50. Now that should make you feel better.
The stereotypical nerd is eternally 18. As Bill Gate's face can attest, we all age. But the good news is, we get smarter too.
9:56 pm on Oct 21, 2007 (gmt 0)

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HB

I'm not sure age is that much of a factor in adsense..

For what it's worth, I'm 48. I can still split and stack a cord of wood in an afternoon (With an electric splitter) and hold my own in a quick sparring match with my son. The trick is to quit before I get winded.. once he catches on to that, I'm toast...

Someone posted earlier that the youngsters would have an advantage in some of the pop culture and ringtone stuff. I have to agree with that. We are targeted a little differently. Just as an indication of the age diffs.. I have a couple of youtube videos posted and one of the first comments was 'sick video'.. I forget what the other sentence was.. Anyway, I asked around with the younger folks and supposedly that's today's way of saying they liked something...

One thing I do need to do is to make sure my wife and son have all the 'adsense keys'.. Hey, I feel great etc but at 48 you are generally closer to the end than the beginning. It would be a bummer to start making some real money, kick the bucket and not leave the codes and methodology for one's loved ones. I've beaten the guy with the dark hood and sickle a dozen times so far but that won't always be the case..

If your sites are 'evergreen' to a large extent, then why not keep it going?

Anyway, I've decided to do an all out effort on adsense over the next couple of weeks to see if that starts to get me to a decent income.. In other words, all spare time will go into reworking sites, checking ads, trying to build links and all the other related nonsense.

good luck and welcome back /ramble

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12:41 am on Oct 22, 2007 (gmt 0)

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38, and part of an old crew " one baby of 28, but everyone else is my age, or older.
1:03 am on Oct 22, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I think i am 28 ...

[edited by: rashe18 at 1:30 am (utc) on Oct. 22, 2007]

1:27 am on Oct 22, 2007 (gmt 0)

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33, hope to "be able to" retire by 35.

:)

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EV, I heard somewhere in the grapevine that you used to work for PB or PH or something like that?

It was Playboy, but the perks weren't what most people might think. :-)

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63 for me.

At this point, I'd have to defer to Mike Love of the Beach Boys who, when asked if he planned to retire anytime soon, replied: "Retire from what?"

4:35 am on Oct 22, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I'm 44. humblebeginnings, it looks like a lot more of us than you had imagined are over 40 :)
10:34 am on Oct 22, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Hey you guys are ooooooold.
I'm a young 41 with a waist to match and prematurely greyed hair. I need reading glasses but still wanna look cool wearng contacts, so I carry discreet wallet-sized reading glasses. They come in handy when I need to read my paltry adsense earnings... (Khensu, you make me jealous).

Pretty girls don't feel I'm a threat anymore because they know they can outrun me and my creaky bones. My kids love me to bits coz they say they have to be nice to old people. Crap... I feel like an overnight fried egg.

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I just turned 42 years a few months ago. Have been with Adsense since the beginning and registered my first domain in 1994.
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