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… AdSense has a new feature and I reeeeeeeally don’t get it. This has got to be the oddest monetization model I’ve seen in a while. Apparently Google believes some people hate ads so much, they’d actually pay AdSense Publishers monthly NOT to see them. This new AdSense product is called Contributor. Here’s Google’s official definition (source…
… AdSense, DoubleClick for Publishers, etc. Does all this legal and policy talk make your eyes cross? I know, me too. But hey, we have to pay attention to these things. I Can’t Tell You What to Do This is a tricky post for me to write because I can’t tell you specifically what to do or how to word your consent policy, and neither will Google. I haven’t…
I get quite a few questions about AdSense earnings, and a lot of people set their sights on earning a living with AdSense. But how realistic is that today? Can you make thousands of dollars per month with AdSense? Yes. I am. And I know of other bloggers who are doing so. Nevertheless, I would never set a goal to earn a living from AdSense alone. It’s just too risky.
… The AdSense program has been under a lot of scrutiny over the past few years. Even I’ve been openly critical about some of the aspects of the program such as lack of transparency, minimal support for smaller publishers and inconsistent advice. Nevertheless, it’s been a nice stream of income for me since 2003 and the RPM (average revenue per…