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All about Google Adsense Revenue sharing sites
What are Google Adsense revenue sharing sites?
Revenue sharing sites are where users generate content - articles, comments, questions and answers and lots more. Google Adsense ads are automatically generated on the web pages you have written or contributed to, and the Revenue is shared between between the site owner and the writer. The revenue share split varies - some offer 50%, some 60% and some even 80% to the writer.
Technically, the revenue isn't actually split, instead page impressions are shared according to the revenue share split. So if a website offers a 60:40 split and an article you write gets 100 impressions (page views), ads with your tracking code will appear on 60 pages, the site's ads will appear on the other 40 pages.
With some notable exceptions, you get paid by Google rather than the site owner. You will have to sign uo for your own Google Adsense account if you don't already have one, but once you have one you can use the same Adsense account with all websites and blogs you participate in.
Why Use Revenue Share Sites?
Why you use revenue sharing sites, when you can set up your own website or free blog, and get 100% of all the Adsense impressions and income? One reason is that you don't have to go to the trouble of setting up your own site or blog (which may cost money and will take time). The main reason however is that many of the best revenue sharing sites have a very good search engine ranking, which means you will get many more visits to your articles than you would with your own site or blog, and therefore don't have to worry so much about driving traffic to your site.
Some of the best revenue sharing sites
Here are some of the best revenue sharing sites. Some are purely Adsense revenue sharing programmes, others allow or encourage other affiliate links.
Hubpages (60% revenue share, PR 6, Alexa rank 175) - This article is on hubpages. Hubpages offers a 60% revenue sharing programme, which is mainly adsense, but you can also sign up as an Amazon & Ebay affiliate, and also use Kontera contextual advertising. You can also post one or two affiliate links of your own if you wish, as long as it is not seen as overly promotional.
WebAnswers.com (60% revenue share, PR 5, Alexa rank 10,181) - This is a question and answer site somewhat like Yahoo Answers, but offers a 60% Adsense revenue sharing programme. I've found this to be very good and started earning money from day one. Here is a link to a hub I wrote about Web Answers.
Squidoo (PR 7, Alexa rank 185) - Another article site, the difference with this one is that Squidoo collects up all the adsense and affiliate income and distributes it to writers according to how many views they get for their articles. So you get paid by Squidoo, not adsense or amazon etc.
Xomba (60% revenue share, PR4, Alexa rank 3,520) - An article and social bookmarking site. I use this for bookmarking, you can write 100 words description about an article and post a link to the article on hubpages, squidoo etc. Great for backlinking.
Rateitall.com (50% revenue share, PR5, Alexa rank 14,993) - A site where you can rate and review just about anything you want, and get adsense income for doing so.
Other sites I have come across in my research are: