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Why Google Public Service ad (PSA) – Killing My Adsense Revenue by 50%

Updated on February 5, 2011


Maybe it has happened to you maybe not but it will happen on your hubs, blogs and articles, but you will only realize when no money is coming from Google Adsense Programs. How do you know that Google Public Service ads are killing your Adsense, first  for those who don’t know about Google Adsense Public Service ads, and I quote “PSA are non –profit organization ads that are served to pages when targeted ads are unavailable, or when Google is unable to gather content from the page. Publisher do not receiving earnings for clicks made on PSAs.”

Now you know what PSAs are and how they will affect your earning, for quite sometimes I have been receiving clicks on some of my hubs but no equivalent dollar or euro earning and this led me to ask questions as to why this is happening. There are so many reasons for this to happen including encouraging people to click your ads which to me I have never done since I started using Google Adsense. So I ruled this one out and went ahead to look for the reason as to why am seeing clicks without earning on my account. This led me to the Google terms and condition to find out why it was possible to receiving no earning for clicks and sure I got the answer


My main question is that who is really earning the money, are these organizations bidding for these keywords, are they paying for the ads space through Google Adwords and again my answer is as per the PSAs term is that Google will only rewards as so long as you have quality work that advertisers can place their ads on your article

From now own, I have realized that writing substandard hubs or article is away to give free gift to this organization and leaving Google to enjoy all the profits to the bank.  So when writing articles and feeling philanthropy to donate to this companies then write hubs and articles that will have no targeted ads from Google Adsense, this is a good way to give back to the society if you cannot give money

The only way to avoid these Public Service Ads, one has to ensure that he or she never compromise on the quality of their work. The other way to stop Public Service ads is by block these company’s URL from showing in your blogs and hubs  


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      8 years ago

      Such a well written post.. Thnkx for sharing this post!

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      kundan kumar 

      8 years ago

      Hi everyone,

      Please check my website

      I tried for google ads but google reply 'Unacceptable site content' what it means.

      Although I have never copied any content from any website. They are my own content.

      So, please check my site and assist me.

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      8 years ago

      nice articale

    • oderog profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Nairobi

      Great seamist to point out this, now other than

      non targeted pages you will also have public

      service ads displayed by Google if you do not

      input your pin as you have said

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      8 years ago from Northern Minnesota

      If you have not verified your PIN number, they will put public service ads on your Hubpages, and after so long, Google will eventually close your account. My hubpage account had public service ads on for over a month before I finally got everything straightened out. Google said they sent me two pieces of make with the PIN number, but I never recieved them. After I requested the third one, I finally recieved it.

    • oderog profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Nairobi

      Thanks Rebecca E, that you found it helpful. I do enjoy your hubs and they are usually great

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      Rebecca E. 

      9 years ago from Canada

      now that's a good answer thanks!

    • oderog profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Nairobi

      Thanks yemi-yemo, and hope that you got some help on this article, actually sometimes you will be seeing some clicks on your adsense account but no earning by those clicks, now I hope you know the results of that. Otherwise wishing you success with Google Adsense and other affiliate marketing online

    • yemi-yemo profile image


      9 years ago

      hi, i realy appreciate your realy help me what to do with my google adsense account


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