Amazon vs. Google Adsense

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  1. Sir Frobisher profile image56
    Sir Frobisherposted 7 years ago

    Amazon vs. Google Adsense

    Which one makes you more money?

  2. simeonvisser profile image80
    simeonvisserposted 7 years ago

    So far Google AdSense but that is not very surprising because I haven't written any product hubs yet. Many people seem to make more money with Google AdSense but a large part can also come from Amazon if you put enough time into it. Just use them both I'd say!

  3. MCAT4 profile image56
    MCAT4posted 7 years ago

    Hi Sir Frobisher (love the name!) - no pun intended.  I have only recently joined hubpages but from what I understand through the vast of information here from some great hubbers is that you may as well use the both.  Patience is a virtue in this case isn't it.  I have yet to see the outcome of who's better myself, I guess it will be in a matter of days, weeks if not months (It better not be years).  In the meantime, I shall just continue to write.

  4. Sarah Masson profile image66
    Sarah Massonposted 7 years ago

    Definitely Google Adsense, I have amazon as well but have not made a cent so far. I don't really understand how to use it. Google adsense is simple smile

  5. profile image57
    Connor Parxposted 7 years ago

    Adsense. Adsense. Adsense!

    To make money from Adsense all that has to happen is for someone to make a valid click on an ad appearing on your hub/site/blog.

    To make money from Amazon, someone has to click on the ad, decide to buy the product, go to check-out, transfer to the Amazon home page, complete the transaction etc.

    Most people using Adsense have a CTR (click thru rate) of around 1-4% ~ so for every hundred readers of your page, you should achieve at least one click which could earn you anything from a micro cent to a $ or so depending on the value of the ad.

    The CTR rate for Amazon is much lower and there are further hurdles to pass before achieving a sale to earn c. 5% commission (which has a ceiling of around $10.00 per sale.) Of course if someone decides to buy later, they would go straight to Amazon bypassing your affiliate commission.

    Amazon only relly works when you are reviewing a product, that review is so well valued by the search engines that it appears in the first 10-20 search results, and you have a link/advert for that product. Then again, think of your own shopping habits; would you buy the first product you found or browse other prices etc first? Probably the latter ~ another sale lost.

    Not through hubpages, but I only make $1000 or so a year with Amazon buy many $$$$ a year with Adsense.

  6. humagaia profile image56
    humagaiaposted 7 years ago

    Those that know how to create an Amazon sales hub that makes sales will tell you that Amazon is the better revenue earner.
    Those that do not know will tell you that adsense is the better option.
    If you have low visitor numbers then adsense will take a long time to produce any significant income.
    For Amazon you can have low visitor numbers but still make a reasonable return on effort.
    It takes a lot more time and effort to create good adsense targeted articles - and you are never guaranteed any external viewers,
    Once you have mastered the Amazon hub then they can take around 2 hours to create. If, over time, you earn $20 then that is a good return on effort.
    I recently created an Amazon hub that generated $230 of sales in the first day (2 sales) which netted me $8.60 at 4%. Since I have got to 6% so far this month that has increased to $12.90 for about 2 hours work. And it has generated some adsense revenue. And it is there for posterity to generate residual income.
    I am not an Amazon expert but I can see the potential.
    I started off being a writer of hubs for adsense but I am now a convert to Amazon.
    Amazon is the way if you want to undertake this game professionally.

    One clue that has made a difference to me with Amazon is that you should offer products that are not readily available in stores. Maybe not as critical when city dwellers visit but invaluable for those visitors that live in smaller towns and out in the country, where they cannot get the more specialist products (or even common products, but with limited options / alternatives).

  7. iamalegend profile image73
    iamalegendposted 7 years ago

    Both these amazon and google adsense doesn't make any money to me. But i'll keep hubbing


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