Once again, I got an adwords 100 dollar gift card in the mail. This time, the letter was more forthcoming...
Should I use this gift card? I don't really want to spend my own money on advertising, but if I use this gift card, its not out of my pocket.
I'm just not sure how adwords works. I would only want to spend whats on the card, nothing more.
A lot of AdSense publishers received that. All I can say is be careful. While it is (theoretically) fine to run an AdWords campaign to drive traffic to a site that runs AdSense ads, there are quite a few criteria that your site and campaign need to abide by or you risk losing both your AdSense and Adwords accounts.
Start by reading this here: http://adwords.google.com/support/aw/bi … swer=46675
Then read this about arbitrage: http://adwords.google.com/support/aw/bi … wer=190442
You're probably okay as long as you have more content than ads, your content is high-quality, your ad is very clear about what the user gets when they click on it and you have NO duplicate content on your website.
A real, live Google human reviews your ad and hub before it is unleashed on the networks.
David, you will find this hub by Sunforged very helpful:
It is top class.
Also, you can search for "How to use an adwords voucher", this hub is on second.
http://www.google.com/search?q=how+to+u … &gl=US
What they don't mention about the voucher is this:
Yes, you get $100 credit, but until your ads are running, they never mention that they will charge you a $95 setup fee. I activated a $100 voucher from Hostgator, so I am feeling fairly confident that the same rules would apply. However, they do have a fairly decent plan for upping your credit limit, and only $5 comes out of the initial $100 voucher to go towards the activation fee, so it does make you feel a little more warm and fuzzy getting to use most of the voucher...LOL
After using my account for a month, they decided my landing page did not meet their requirements and stopped showing my ad. Of course this was after over $100 in clicks was delivered. I did not see enough return on investment to recommend going this route, but am looking into media ad buys which I believe will have much better returns than adwords ever could.
Just my 2cents, take it for what its worth
by Anti-Valentine8 years ago
I checked my e-mail today, and saw an one that had this heading: Get More Traffic with ZAR1000 FREE Advertising on Google.I was suspicious, and thought I would post it here."Get more traffic to your websiteDear...
by Little Nell7 years ago
I have had my adwords account suspended due to illicit clicking though we do not know who was doing this. Never had a payout ever. However though this was months ago adwords are still on my hubpages and I cannot...
by Sophia Angelique7 years ago
Hi, I've received a $100 gift card from Google adwords. So if one signs up, does anyone know if one hsa to provide them with a credit card number so that if forgets about it, it goes on to debit one's account...Thanks.
by lboogy79 years ago
I'm trying to figure out how to write ads for adsense revenue. How do I entice them to click on the ads? Are there any tutrials or ebooks on the subject?
by Bruce Chamoff6 years ago
I am not going to claim that I am an expert on Google Adsense, but I have been on Google Adsense for 7 years and have made some decent money. I am also writing a hub on this subject and will announce when it is...
by Brianna W6 years ago
Has anybody found real success using Google Adwords? Or is there any other advice on what to use. I am having a HORRIBLE time really understanding this whole SEO thing and I have read a bit about it. I'm fairly new at...
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.