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Is Adsense Dying A Death

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    badcompany99posted 8 years ago

    Read a great post by Mandy yesterday about google and I know one has to attract traffic and post keywords etc etc which I have done but still my google earnings are dropping. I have a friend, oi don't laugh I do have friends, ok just the one, happy now.

    Anyways he used to be making way over $1,000 and now he's dropped to half that if he's lucky. I know some people are still steady but I think certain niches are being killed moneywise. All I do know is writing 4 hubs which is about 4 hours or mores work is deff not worth the payment of 1 cent. Ok I know I am a pirate but surely my wanted poster should carry more that a 1 cent bounty. Tis so humiliating, anyways enjoy yer day, just had to get that off my chest.

    1. Silver Rose profile image78
      Silver Roseposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      If you are earning just one cent, something is very wrong.

      1. check where your traffic is coming from. Google geo-targets and displays local ads depending on the IP address of the visitor. Ads targetted at visitors from the USA and Europe pay better than ads targetted at visitors from India or China. Also traffic from search engines = good. Traffic from social bookmarking and other hubbers = useless money wise

      2. You need to check what type of keywords you are targetting. All celeb related keywords pay really poorly, yet so many people write celeb hubs because they are fun (I've done it).

      3. Are the ads suitable for your page? I had one page displaying totally inappropriate ads and only realised why when I ran the pay through a keyword density checker and found I'd inadvertantly used a word too frequently. If the ads don't match what the visitor is expecting, they won't click.

      Finally try to get some Yahoo traffic. Every time I get Yahoo traffic I get clicks. No idea why - perhaps that segment is just more willing to click on ads than Google people. I've also heard that AOL traffic is really lucrative, but alas am struggling to attract them!

      1. My Inner Jew profile image84
        My Inner Jewposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        this is great advice, but what is a keyword density checker?  where can you find that?

        1. Lissie profile image86
          Lissieposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          I use seoquake- its an addin for the firefox browser - google it - it provides a lot of useful info

    2. babedoll50 profile image60
      babedoll50posted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I dont know a lot about adsense.  Well I know a little because hubbie is teaching me.  He does very well in affiliate marketing and adsense.  Is it dyeing?  Hmm  I dont know but I know the check that comes every month is fun to spend  lol

  2. Lissie profile image86
    Lissieposted 8 years ago

    My Adsense has never been better. Adsense continually evolves so does Googles algorithms for ranking sites in the search engines. I have a site bouncing from position 1 to position 8 at the moment - position 8 might as well be 888 - no traffic - position 1 good traffic!

    If your friend missed updating his privacy policy in April then Ive heard a lot of sites have been slapped down for that.

    Or maybe demand is seasonal or just died - fashions come and go and so does the traffic - why do you think the hubmob last week was earthquakes - something to do with the shakes in Ca I presume :-)Star Trek is probably hot now - wasn't last year - you need to be ahead of the game a bit on some of this stuff - or at least close to a teenager!

    Niches pay as much as the advertisers are prepared to pay too - so I guess for example luxury goods aren't paying as well as they were last year! 

    Having one site making money is risky - the traffic will go up and down along with your income - I'd rather have 100 sites each making $10 than one making $1000 - diversification is safety in this game.

    No Google is not dying, they doing very nicely because they offer great value to their advertisers - which is who the ads are for not just for providing writers with a few dollars a month! Everything I read is that newspaper advertising is dying and that in Australia online advertising is up 25% so far this year - because its cheaper and better targetted for the advertiser. Google isn't the only game in town but its an important one - and one you can get sites or hubs ranked for your keywords you have a number of monetization options not just adsense

    1. earnestshub profile image86
      earnestshubposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I think thats real good advice!

    2. lindagoffigan profile image60
      lindagoffiganposted 8 years ago in reply to this
    3. Janet21 profile image62
      Janet21posted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Mine too. I am averaging $1-3/day with 26 hubs.  I think that is pretty good.

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        badcompany99posted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Damn that means it's my writing ( :

        1. Janet21 profile image62
          Janet21posted 8 years ago in reply to this

          I wouldn't say that.  I took a peek at some of your hubs and noticed that you have photos and/or video in your first text capsule.  I would keep the first text capsule, text only so the right-hand side adsense ads show up above the fold when the page first loads.  Move the photos and videos down to the other capsules.  This may increase your click-through rate. Just a thought.

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            badcompany99posted 8 years ago in reply to this

            Cheers Janet, will give that a try in my future hubs.

    4. BundleBoy profile image69
      BundleBoyposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Lissie, I really love your advice and insight. Your reply here could have been half a hub by itself. Lucky to be your Fan.

    5. Whitney05 profile image63
      Whitney05posted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I ditto this. Mine is better and better each month. Quite pleased.

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        badcompany99posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        My hero

      2. BaliMermaid profile image60
        BaliMermaidposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I agree that Adsense is doing just fine. If these are bad times for Adsense I am excited to see what it will be like in good times.

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    badcompany99posted 8 years ago

    Damn tis my hubs need revamped then, oh well back to the drawing board, cheers !

    1. earnestshub profile image86
      earnestshubposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      You got it. Revamp mine all the time!

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        badcompany99posted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Revamping deff works, I have doubled my earning to 2 cents smile

        1. ngureco profile image85
          ngurecoposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          Double that again. And wait until you’re at least three months here. That’s when the real money will start flowing

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            badcompany99posted 8 years ago in reply to this

            Cheers my friend, just felt a bit dispirited with hubs at the moment and whether I was wasting my time. Jeeez I have prob earnt more than that in the time it took me to reply to this so why bother. Anyways thanks !

        2. RKHenry profile image79
          RKHenryposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          LOL!!

          lol

          I can't even make a cent! I'll take your two.

    2. accofranco profile image76
      accofrancoposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      How come your hub score hits 91 when you have no hub and still expects adsense earnings? Just wondering, please share so i can learn the secret,too awesome!

      1. RooBee profile image84
        RooBeeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        He used to have a bunch but deleted them in a fit of rage, drunkenness, or whatever the heck was wrong with him. He will be (or already is) back under another name.

        1. darkside profile image81
          darksideposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          The username Flounce would be quite appropriate.

          1. HubPolice profile image61
            HubPoliceposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            lol, dude left at least 3 times last week.

            1. Lisa HW profile image82
              Lisa HWposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Hmm - learn something new every day.  I had not heard of that term.  I guess there's a whole new world of vocabulary now that there's the Internet.  (Boy, of boy, does that definition ring a bell, though - not just on here, but on a lot of sites...)

              1. LondonGirl profile image92
                LondonGirlposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Maybe it's more of an English word? I've heard it since childhood.

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              Leta Sposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Yeah, he's got a real Irish temperament, doesn't he, Hubpolice?

              x  lol  wink

              1. HubPolice profile image61
                HubPoliceposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                lol Lita, if you're implying what I think you're implying, you're way off the mark. wink

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                  Leta Sposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  x  Love the mankini look!

                  1. HubPolice profile image61
                    HubPoliceposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    All women do, drives them crazy wild with lust! smile

          2. RooBee profile image84
            RooBeeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Oh, so it was a flounce - complete with name-naming, whining, and claims of superiority! I didn't know that there was an actual term for the dramatics that were displayed. Thank you for enlightening me!

  4. Kudlit profile image48
    Kudlitposted 8 years ago

    You nailed it Lissie.

  5. BristolBoy profile image84
    BristolBoyposted 8 years ago

    Mine also hasn't been better really.  I am now making money every day, and at a higher rate, with the same number of hubs as I have had for a while.

  6. FunFacter profile image56
    FunFacterposted 8 years ago

    I been telling this and I will repeat again.

    1. Google Adsense is not what it used to be back in 06-07.
    2. In order to make good money with adsense there are few things to consider.

    When I say things that what I mean is, you must write on topics that are likely to bring more money to the advertiser who is running ads on your site.

    For example, if you write Canon Camera reviews it is likely that you will be getting $2+ clicks because the advertiser will probably make 5000-10000 after a sale.

    It is good initiative to do product review and that sort of stuff in order to get better clicks.

    But then traffic is another aspect. For example you could easily get few hundred or thousand visitors by stumbling your hubpage but that traffic does not convert, so what you have to do is write articles that are useful and at the same time do not answer everything and leave the reader for more, that is how they will click..

    I have been earning a steady $100 or 200 a day with my account for long time and this has been my strategy doing REVIEWS.

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      badcompany99posted 8 years ago in reply to this
  7. ngureco profile image85
    ngurecoposted 8 years ago

    That’s right, Badcompany. Look for the good company.

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      badcompany99posted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I like that, nicely put !

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    MSmithHubposted 8 years ago

    My adsense earning so far is quite stable smile

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    badcompany99posted 8 years ago

    Thanks for the advice, am going to spend the next week or so going over my older hubs rather than writing.

  10. Dame Scribe profile image61
    Dame Scribeposted 8 years ago

    Now now BC99 ...dont forget ...you haven't been here long enough to promote your Hubs around. smile Don't be so hard on yourself now wink

  11. getpaidtopost profile image60
    getpaidtopostposted 8 years ago

    This is what I was saying yesterday Adsense money is well down like 95% down. This is why I think a donation link would now be advisable.

    1. Lissie profile image86
      Lissieposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Im sorry why do you think the world owes you a living? figure out what is wrong with your adsense - and work to fix it

      1. getpaidtopost profile image60
        getpaidtopostposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        some one got out of bed on the wrong side this morning (-; The forum topic is "do you think adsense is dying" And I agree, over the past year, year and half I have noticed a dramatic drop in adsense earnings. I also own 11 websites and 10 of them use adsense. big drop in clicks within the last year, year and half. Views are well up by over 500% keywords attract the ads I want displayed by Google and SEO is a main factor when I write. I think people have just stopped clicking the Google ads, I know I never ever click google ads anymore, At first and for a good few years it worked well but then it got spammed to death with all sorts of rubbish and the majority of people just stopped clicking. Hope this helps you understand Lissie.

        1. anurag080 profile image60
          anurag080posted 8 years ago in reply to this

          You are right there, its time to search for some alternative to Adsense. Chitika can be good option. As far as my Adsense earnings goes, i made $330 in first year from my website. But its lot of work.

  12. bgpappa profile image87
    bgpappaposted 8 years ago

    I am no expert on traffic, SEO, keywords or anything.  I write what I write, do some promoting on social bookmarks and the like and that is about it.

    And I have had the best month ever.  4x more made this month so far than any previous month.

    Don't know why, don't really care.  Just keep writing interesting (at least to you) stuff and get traffic.  The clicks will follow.

  13. dwilliamson profile image61
    dwilliamsonposted 8 years ago

    Hey badcompany99, I've been here just two weeks less than you. My adsense earnings for hubpages are $4.75 so far. I think that is pretty good for me. I usually make my payout on google every three or four months. I think Hubpages is going to help me make more in less time, but only time will tell. Don't get discouraged.

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      badcompany99posted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks I won't, have decided to start all over again !

    2. anurag080 profile image60
      anurag080posted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Hey dwilliamson,

      $4.75 is too little money for this much of work. Can be very depressing for a newbee like me. Damn Adsense.

  14. Susan Ng profile image88
    Susan Ngposted 8 years ago

    Hey, BC. smile You know, I earned nothing during the first few months I was here, which is why I forgot about hubpages for a while and didn't write any more articles.  Months later I received this letter from Google with some sort of PIN on it so I checked my adsense out of curiosity and was so excited to see it was up to about $14 without me doing anything.  Now it's been two years and I have $96.12 in my account. smile

    So I'm glad you've decided to give it another go. I'll be looking forward to seeing you around. smile

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    badcompany99posted 8 years ago

    Susan cheers for that and you will deff be seeing me around. You have encouraged me and it's a shame a lot of others on here were not like you, you are without doubt a little diamond smile

  16. Susan Ng profile image88
    Susan Ngposted 8 years ago

    *sniff* You're making me cry, BC! A half-naked man has never made me cry before! Ahahahahahaha! lol Sorry about that, couldn't resist. big_smile  I'll be a good girl now. tongue

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      badcompany99posted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Always have loved a good girl smile

  17. dwilliamson profile image61
    dwilliamsonposted 8 years ago

    hmmmm I just checked my eBay Affiliate Program stats and was shocked to find out I have made $7.36 with that, so in total almost $12 between adsense and ebay!

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      badcompany99posted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Well done, you deserve it let's hope it's one of many.

  18. charanjeet kaur profile image60
    charanjeet kaurposted 8 years ago

    This post is such an eye opener, thanx for the insights, i have never earned a dolalr a day yet with 27 odd hubs. I really need to rethink my strategy if i have to make money.

  19. sabrebIade profile image82
    sabrebIadeposted 8 years ago

    Wow Lissie, you need to go over to webmaster world and post!
    The going thing over there seems to be that Adsense is in really bad shape.
    I think they could stand some good news.
    Their topics over there are things like "AdSense Plus Downturn In Global Trade ", "When To Throw In The Towel" etc.
    Even when someone posted a "Positive reports about AdSense performance" the positive reports were mainly downers.
    Maybe you could give them some help over there.

    1. Lissie profile image86
      Lissieposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      No thanks - webmaster world and digitalpoint forums are the well-known black-hole time sink of the Internet - I'll go there when I have something to sell but in terms of giving away free advice - no thanks - I'll keep that on hubpages!

  20. Lissie profile image86
    Lissieposted 8 years ago

    BTW for anyone who thinks you can't make real money from Hubpages http://thekeywordacademy.com/make-money … -2-update/

    1. Mrvoodoo profile image61
      Mrvoodooposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      That post brought me luck, by the time I'd come back from reading it my Adsense from Hubpages had quadrupled. smile

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      badcompany99posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Nice one Lissie, deff need it !

    3. sabrebIade profile image82
      sabrebIadeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Lissie that is a GREAT site!
      Thank you so much for posting that link!

  21. Rik Ravado profile image91
    Rik Ravadoposted 7 years ago

    Lissie

    Your keywordacademy link:
    http://thekeywordacademy.com/make-money … -2-update/
    and the related Hubpages posts were excellent.  I agree with you - I'm seeing a steady growth in earning whether I publish new Hubs or not.  Earning with AdSense takes a bit of work but I think its worth it!

  22. girly_girl09 profile image76
    girly_girl09posted 7 years ago

    I haven't published anything for the last 10 days and have made around $35 without lifting a finger. I wanted to wait before publishing more hubs (and part of me just couldn't focus! lol) to see if you truly could just sit back and relax. So once you have a bunch in place that do earn from good keyword selection, you can just sit back and watch the money add up.

    I'm going to try to write about 10 hubs this weekend (I have 20 in the works that need to be finished) and then sit back for another week or so and watch them earn. This way, it sort of proves to me (times two) that this will be a project that will continue to yield results in the months to come when I won't have the time to put anymore work in. (I'm skeptical that way!) As of now, I'm really pleased though with what hubpages can do!

    I'm still sort of in shock that I found something legitimate online that can truly create a small recurring income for me without any additional work. It's pretty exciting!


    Just look into researching good keywords and the money will come, I promise! big_smile

  23. Misha profile image75
    Mishaposted 7 years ago

    Well, 99% of people here have no idea what keyword research is, and don't want to know either smile

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      Leta Sposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      OK, Misha, I know we are mortal enemies and all...wink (and girl-girl, too, if you are around), but I've done like, real paid freelance jobs for SEO for companies--so I know a little about littering articles with a few key words...

      But--I don't make that kind of cash, period on here (ie, $65 in 10 days).  So, what else might you all be talking about?

      1. girly_girl09 profile image76
        girly_girl09posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Titles. For example, a hub called "Pizza" is not going to get any search engine traffic. A hub called "Best Pizza Recipes - Quick & Easy Pizza!" WILL get search engine traffic.

        Carefully choosing a title is very beneficial on here. I attribute that to most of my success.

        Also, all my hubs are based upon information that people search for. Almost all of my hubs (at least my last 40 or so) are carefully targeted around topics that will have relevant ads that will entice my readers and provide them with info that they are looking for.

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    Leta Sposted 7 years ago

    Yeah, I did a little of that--I discovered Yahoo users were really flocking to my Christmas hubs--but now...  Well, that could explain it.

    For real, though, $65 on informative articles in 10 days, huh?  And do you use the Google--whatever that is where you can see the search volume for title search phrases?

    Well, I'm impressed, really!  (...part of my thing is I have a full time writing job, actually...hard to find time to want to write more copy.)

  25. girly_girl09 profile image76
    girly_girl09posted 7 years ago

    Not sure where the $65 is from? smile I said $35...I wish $65! hehe

    I do use the google keyword tool.

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      Leta Sposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I guess it came from my dreams, smile..  No, actually, the person who said $100 per DAY would be my dream.  Wow.  Now that's paying royalties!

  26. girly_girl09 profile image76
    girly_girl09posted 7 years ago

    $100 a day would be incredible! big_smile I'm sure it can be done, but it'd definitely take 2 years or so to build up that many hubs.

  27. Lisa HW profile image82
    Lisa HWposted 7 years ago

    I think it's more than possible, but someone would have to know the right kind of Hubs to write.  I've seen that earnings aren't about the number of Hubs.  Of my 200 and whatever Hubs, a very few account for most of any earnings.  Then a "chunk" of them add up to comprise another several percent of the earnings.  10 really popular Hubs on the right type of topic could easily potentially earn someone that $100/day average.  The trick is to know what "just the right" is.

  28. cashmere profile image81
    cashmereposted 7 years ago

    Since it was never alive for me, its a tough question to answer.

  29. Lisa HW profile image82
    Lisa HWposted 7 years ago

    I've always heard it, but it has been used as in "a flouncy skirt" or "the little girls were flouncing around in their fancy dresses".  I've never heard it as defined in the link.

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 7 years ago

    I had never heard the term as described in this context, but it is a great word. Seems every forum I've ever been a part of, has it's share of these moments.

    BTW, my adsense earnings are quite good this month, they don't seem to be dying at all!

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    badcompany99posted 7 years ago

    Lol yeah it is a good word, and well deserved !

  32. mythbuster profile image87
    mythbusterposted 7 years ago

    I liked the "flounce" article...now, does 'flouncing' require a lot of premeditation...or does one just flounce on the spur of the moment? I must now, in case I find myself in the position where I must flounce...

    Wow, that word sounds much less annoying than the actual practice of 'flouncing' doesn't it?

    My opinion on the "Adsense Death"

    Well, more people gaining Adsense accounts on a daily basis means more competition - more competition means people have to be flexible about methods used with Adsense accounts, their content, etc...or else they stop earning good sums, right?

    At first I thought this was rocket science but I think it's just plain old common sense, isn't it?

    Why am I asking so many questions? Oh...I think I will go flounce now!

 
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