I applied for Google Adsense as per the course.

I left the code at my website, and it doesn't look nice because, you know, its a html code for ads and everyone can see those codes. I waited for about two weeks and there wasn't a reply for Google Adsense. I decide to clear off the code because it was an eyesore whenever I visit my page.

However, I just got clearance from Google Adsense yesterday (took around 3 weeks or so to clear)! I can start posting their ads.

But the thing is, is it a good idea? As an internet user myself (just as you are), whenever I go to a website. I tend to stay clear of ads and never click on them. I also get annoyed if a page is littered with ads all around, and I would almost immediately exit the website.

**The question: Should I try to add just one Ad? Or should I just avoid it altogether? I actually like how my site looks like right now without them Ads. I would place them below the archives section if I were to add an Ad. (You can check out my website from the bottom right corner of my profile). What are you opinions, thoughts or experiences on Google Adsense? Did it make you any sense or cents? 😅

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OSegun Premium
Hi Idris,

It's good to ask for people's opinion on issues bothering you or when you get stuck, but at the end of the day, it's the business model that you have chosen to adopt, that will be important in deciding.

I personally do not go adsense way at all because, I see their ads as a pain most times. they get in your way.

My website is quite young and I am building on good content for my niche. I do not want to start annoying my visitors with ads yet. My approach is to hand pick ads from my affiliate merchants, when the time comes.

I hope this helps.

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Idris10 Premium
Yeah thats the thing! Most people see their ads as a pain, same goes for myself.

Thanks for your input! To our success!

Idris
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lakbar12 Premium
This just my opinion, and from my experience. I do the same thing, I don't click on any ads either. The ads bother me too, and I don't; like when they get in my way.

Anyhow, I tried Google Adsense but, was denied like 5 times...lol

So, I recently re-applied and now they have me in a long waiting approval. So, maybe they are considering my approval now. Who knows...I'm starting to think this is a sign for me to leave Google Adsense alone...lol..

Anyhow, Google Adsense denied me. So I went to media.net.

I've been getting about 1500 visitors a day to my site and placed ads on the pages that the people visit, and I ended up surprised....really surprised...lol.

Now, I'm wondering how people are earning so much money with these ads because I didn't see anything but $1.00...haha

I ended up with 15k visitors for the week and earned a total of $8.59 cents....haha...I don't know maybe I'm missing something, or need to learn more about ad placement...

So, now, I am starting to think ads are a waste of time.

I earned more cents with Swagbucks than I did with ads...matter of fact, I made quadruple money with SB..than I did with ads...

I did a tester. I placed SB and media.net on the same page. I made $29.00 with SB and $8.59 with media.net ads. So, in my opinion, I can make more money by placing the affiliate ads on the site.

Plus, the affiliate ads sometimes, appearance is more attractive than the ads itself to me.

If Google Adsense, works the same way, then I don't know if it would make sense for me at least....lol...
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Idris10 Premium
Thanks for sharing you experience!

With 15k visitors a week, you only got a few dollars from Adsense?? Maybe its not worth a spot on my 'less than 50 visitors a week' website. 😅

Maybe keeping my site clean of ads now would be a good idea to stop people from leaving, and when I have good traffic then I can consider Adsense or other ads.

Thanks again for you input!

Idris
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lakbar12 Premium
I know I was shocked too. I thought I would at least get $50 or $100..haha..but, nope that isn't what happened.

I agree I would wait a bit and until your traffic increases some more and then decide what route you want to take.
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TinaE88 Premium
I think you can choose the place where you want your ads.
So since you got approved, why dont you just try it with one and see if it brings you any results?
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BvVugt Premium
I've removed AdSense from my site as well. I do have plenty of ads on it, but only ads that I hand picked from my affiliate merchants. And in spots where I don't mind ads.

I've written a blog about it a few months ago. If you like to know why I did what I did, you can check it out here:
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Idris10 Premium
Great blog post!

Yeah I'm actually inclined towards not putting Adsense for now too.

Idris
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BvVugt Premium
Thanks, I'm glad you found it helpful :-)
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