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I just want to tell every one who complains how lucky you are you have AS.
About 80% of my site doesn't have advertising.
What percent of your page views does that 80% generate and are you selling something on those pages that you produce yourself? Just curious.
I hope I'm wrong, but five years down the road, the AdSense golden age is quite likely to be a memory.
The real key to AdSense is traffic, targeted traffic, traffic in a buying mood, and lots of it, from 1K-10K visitors a day for starters will usually generate some cash.