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This forum started five years ago today on June 20, 2003. I'm not sure of the exact date of the start of AdSense but I believe it was sometime in June, 2003.
I wouldn't expect WW to start a new forum for every new idea that comes along. What was it about AdSense that motivated WW to devote a new forum to something that had essentially just started?
joined:May 2, 2005
If thousands of dollars in earnings annually is being abused, I'd love some more abuse.
My first day with Adsense was June 20, 2003.
Boy, it's been a great 5 years. And to think when we started, we didn't believe in it and only put it at the bottom of a few of our pages. Yet that placement showed us the income potential of Adsense, so we moved it up and used better formats. After a thousand placements, Adsense is the best ad program for our website
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For a program that you can just set it and forget it, it is without peer. There's nothing out there that approaches it if you have the right niche and have cultivated the right traffic.
I still run one Adsense block on all the pages. Difference between 4 years back and now is that I have quit my day job and doing this web business full time.
Thanks Adsense, you made it possible.
I also remember my wife being very skeptical a company named Google would ever send us any money.
Heh, so was my mother, till she saw the 1099 I got from Google for last year. Now, at age 77, she's getting ready to publish her first site.
I found out about Adsense early in 2004 but I don't remember where. I know it wasn't here as I found WW as a result of looking for advice for using Adsense. Wish I'd found both sooner.
Why didn't I do this five years ago? No more PO'd customers, no more answering phones. Now I live in the mountains with nary a neighbor blasting music, fighting traffic jams etc.
Some think I was nuts for changing my strategy, but they don't realize the freedom...and the income. They're basically clueless.
"How do you do it?"
"What's it called?"
"Did you sell your website?"
...trying to pick my brain
"I'm a freelance writer" is the only thing I say.
joined:June 3, 2007
Good place to list how you found out about AdSense.
For me, it all started at a Grateful Dead concert. Frank Zappa was there, and I said hello. We drank some of the punch, and before we knew it we were onboard what seemed to be a spaceship, surrounded by geeks, nerds, and other social outcasts. They all wore Google shirts, and I noticed that many of them had brought their dogs. I don't know what happened next because I blacked out, but when I went home and looked at my site, there were Google ads on some of its pages. I called Frank and asked him about it and all he said was, "Great Googly Moogly!"