Whats up with Adsense?
My self hosted website is just 3 month old. I recieved a mail from google about adsense accounts for my site. So does Googgle approve websites which are relatively new? Coz somewhere I read, that once u apply for a google adesnse account, it takes a few months(approx 6 months) to get it approved.
And moreover... just curious
1. what do you think gets you more revenue? a text ad or picture ad?
2. If I get a Adbrite account now untill adsense approves my account, can I use both or do I have to ditch adbrite if I were to use Adsense?
Reason: adbrite point added
+1 Mohan. @Sauvik focus on Content.. you will get your worth later..
However for your query about Adbrite and Adsense. Its an alternative. Use both or Use eitehr. Its your call. Monitor revenues from each and find what is good for you. Discard the oen that brings in less revenue.
Mohan ji& Hemal: With due respect Thanks for your valuable advice. Content is always the trump card, and readers are always the king. I have been blogging since 2003. I have tried out different platforms, different media and different genres of writing, but before that it has always been a passion, the purpose was different, it was something which I associated it with when I was myself. Finally I feel why cant be my passion be the bread and butter? And I feel, content and revenue( whatever be it) should go hand in hand. Let it b slow, but let it be the push. :-) Right or wrong?
I am not at all clear on Adsense, nor i am interested to join the rat race. Sour grapes syndrome LOLZ
Umesh ji: there are few people who are so clear about their priorities in life.. and I see you are one of them. If you see, blogging as your passion and your voice, let it be... your readers will be ur best judge and ur best reward, not the money :-) Thanks for your words.
I had got my adsense account approved within 10 days of application though i wasnt a new blogger at that time.
Cool! Then it should take some more time for me. But I feel that i should build up a base first with this new platform, and then apply, then the wait would less :-)
As far as i know, Google has only one rule about Adsense, the website should be content friendly to all and apart from that every other rules are like user speculated from their own expiriance.
If the content is broad, and you have a good statistics interms of global visits, I think you can get it activated with a 3 month old link too
@Hunky: I doubt. I have heard this from a lot of people. It takes time for adsense to approve if u r a new entrant. But lets see :-) what about you? did you open up an account?
Should I ?? i meant, is my blog having 250 unique a day be any good in terms of revenew ??
One more question I would like to add is that, I have heard from many that Adsense doesn't pay much for Indian visitors.
My blog is targeted for Indian visits only so how successful would it be for Indian visitors ? Secondly, whats the best way to monetise, keeping in mind that the visit count is from India ??
Yes thats a very good point, probably thats the reason my earnings are too low as most of my visitors are from India.
25 clicks have fetched just about 4$ till now, thats pretty low I guess??
so if thats correct that adsense aint the best option for a website targeting Indian audience, then what are the other options ?? rather is there any other option ???
As ur first doubt, text link ads are good as compared to image ads in terms of click rates.
You can use Adbrite with Adsense without any problem.
And I also want to tell you that, good don't pay less to Indian visitors, generally rates of each click depends on your niche, suppose you have cancer related niche then you can get average 5-15$ per click but for SEO and tech related niche it's really low like in cents.
Yes Hunky.. I go with Suraj on this.. I dont think google will pay less for Indian bloggers... its just that they have some high paying niche keywords ... where the pay per click rate varies from 50$ to 1cent. Therein lies the difference.
@Suraj: Thanks for ur advice :-) really appreciate it
Google Adsense and Adwords are co related..
Google India distrubed a lot of free coupons like Rs. 1500 and Rs. 2000 for their adword account and I have used few..
There I have seen the work process of an advertiser, they have option to select ad rates for geological IP range.. Indian IP range for most of the keywords are really really cheap, meaning when those ads come to our blogs, they provide really less income !!!
Ok, I gave Adsense a try as for a 24 hour run in my website..
- 160x600 -> side bar
- main page 468x90
- all post page on top -> 468x90
- I (personally) asked to the blog auhtor and contributers to not to click by them self while looked for organic clicks only
here is the result after a 20/22 hour run.
i a span of around 20 hours, I managed 256 impression.. where as just a "single" click... i doubt for its success with my blog at-least
@Hunky: you cannot say that for a 24 hr dry run of adsense... give it some time ... guess u ll get good results.. i saw ur site .. its too good :) btw i applied for adsense ..and my site got approved within 2 days ... started siplaying ads .. today .. fingers crossed :-(
Hmm.. how long should I run that to consider as proper trial ???
also congrats for getting the adsense approved !!!!