I’d not updated my AdSense earnings since 2011 and WOW I’ve seen a serious drop in AdSense revenue over the past few years.
My Google AdSense earnings are listed near the bottom of this article.
At the time of creating this article (2011) and when updated it (2014) my AdSense income had peaked in 2010 with annual AdSense income almost $26,000, there was a big decline between 2011 and 2014 to just under $8,000 from Google AdSense for 2013!
December 2019 update: I no longer track my AdSense revenue online (too busy), that being said AdSense income is back up, though earning from AdSense is not as easy as it was back in 2010 and I never passed my 2010 revenue.
So what went wrong between 2010 and 2014?
AdSense Earnings Down
Main problem has been my health problems, had my spine fused early 2009 and though my lower spine is more stable since the operation (which had a long 18+ month recovery period) I’ve developed more health issues that pretty much took me out of action (work wise) for significant parts of 2011, 2012 and 2013.
Used to regularly work 12+ hour days, 7 days a week, I’m a burn the candle at both ends and in the middle sort of person :-)
Websites are awesome for making money online with AdSense, but they require maintenance, Google SEO moves on and if you don’t keep your websites up to date they drop in Google rankings and earn less, for example not built new backlinks for years!
Add to this the time I was able to work I tended to put into developing the Stallion Theme culminating in Stallion Responsive (which is awesome for both SEO and AdSense) and it’s not surprising the drop in AdSense income: some of my IMPORTANT sites haven’t had an update in ~5 years!
From a me making money online perspective this was/is a HUGE mistake, by late 2013 I’d adapted to some of my health problems and was back to working longer hours and put pretty much all my time into WordPress SEO theme development which makes no money: spent around 6 months researching (getting back up to date with Google SEO wise: Hummingbird SEO is interesting stuff) and creating the code behind Stallion Responsive: you don’t make money researching SEO and coding a premium theme.
Stallion Responsive was released in February 2014 and since then (about 3 months) have been building the Stallion site even though I know selling premium WordPress themes doesn’t make a lot of money. I’m an idiot!
From a making money from websites perspective this again could be another big mistake, the WordPress SEO theme niche isn’t that big (it’s not a high traffic niche**) and competitive SEO wise for obvious reasons. The time spent developing this site I could have been updating older sites that have the potential to make significantly more money. Did I mention, I’m an idiot!
** According to Google Analytics Keyword Planner the “WordPress SEO Theme” search only generates 320 searches a month!
Have adapted my approach with this site over the old Stallion WordPress SEO v7 site, the old site was literately just a Stallion Theme support site (was online just to support theme users with tutorials etc…), this new site is a more general WordPress, SEO, make money online, affiliate marketing type site so will generate more search engine traffic (few months in already does).
Would make more sense money wise to stop selling premium themes (easier to develop an SEO ad theme just for MY use) and fully concentrate my time on rebuilding my network of sites.
I guess time will tell.
Update December 2019: It was a huge mistake to put so much time into Stallion Responsive, I eventually learned my lesson and stopped selling WordPress SEO themes. It was taking up way too much of my time, as I again make minor updates to this article I’ve just started looking for a full-time SEO job.
SEO has changed so much over the past 18 years (roughly how long I’ve been making money through SEO) and the sort of businesses I can help through SEO consulting is in decline: I used to be able to help small websites make enough ROI from my SEO services I could work with almost anyone. Today costly SEO help really only works for larger websites where relatively modest % increases in traffic result in a large ROI. I hate ripping people off, so to be valuable I need to work for businesses with large websites looking for a full-time SEO expert.
Annual Google AdSense Earnings
2014 AdSense Earnings
Jan 31st 2014 Revenue : £267.14 : $447.35
Feb 28th 2014 Revenue : £228.62 : $382.82
March 31st 2014 Revenue : £251.09 : $420.45
April 30th 2014 Revenue : £253.07 : $423.77
May 31st 2014 Revenue : £284.87 : $477.00
I stopped keeping track after May…
Annual Google AdSense Income 2014 : $
2013 AdSense Earnings
Jan 31st 2013 Revenue : £503.04 : $842.47
Feb 28th 2013 Revenue : £420.96 : $705.00
March 31st 2013 Revenue : £501.04 : $839.13
April 30th 2013 Revenue : £496.45 : $831.45
May 31st 2013 Revenue : £515.17 : $862.80
June 30th 2013 Revenue : £368.26 : $616.72
July 31st 2013 Revenue : £352.22 : $589.86
August 31st 2013 Revenue : £326.42 : $546.65
September 30th 2013 Revenue : £263.12 : $440.64
October 31st 2013 Revenue : £296.23 : $496.08
November 30th 2013 Revenue : £323.79 : $542.23
December 31st 2013 Revenue : £342.45 : $573.48
Annual Google AdSense Income 2013 : $7,886.51
2012 AdSense Earnings
Jan 31st 2012 Revenue : £908.11 : $1,520.85
Feb 28th 2012 Revenue : £857.94 : $1,436.92
March 31st 2012 Revenue : £934.29 : $1,564.85
April 30th 2012 Revenue : £861.27 : $1,442.55
May 31st 2012 Revenue : £622.95 : $1,043.39
June 30th 2012 Revenue : £587.74 : $984.41
July 31st 2012 Revenue : £592.95 : $993.14
August 31st 2012 Revenue : £584.22 : $978.40
September 30th 2012 Revenue : £652.12 : $1,092.12
October 31st 2012 Revenue : £529.36 : $886.49
November 30th 2012 Revenue : £807.33 : $1,352.00
December 31st 2012 Revenue : £575.42 : $963.63
Annual Google AdSense Income 2012 : $14,258.77
2011 AdSense Earnings
Jan 31st 2011 Revenue : £1,312.25 : $2,166.00
Feb 28th 2011 Revenue : £1,325.11 : $2,187.23
March 31st 2011 Revenue : £1,176.33 : $1,941.65
April 30th 2011 Revenue : £1,163.50 : $1,920.38
May 31st 2011 Revenue : £1,692.52 : $2,697.94
June 30th 2011 Revenue : £1,138.04 : $1,813.90
July 31st 2011 Revenue : £882.70 : $1,385.06
August 31st 2011 Revenue : £906.26 : $1,422.15
September 30th 2011 Revenue : £910.08 : $1,407.55
October 31st 2011 Revenue : £873.19 : $1,343.61
November 30th 2011 Revenue : £977.39 : $1,503.94
December 31st 2011 Revenue : £1,030.11 : $1,585.10
Annual Google AdSense Income 2011 : $21,374.51
2010 AdSense Earnings
Jan 31st 2010 Revenue : £698.94 : $1,121.45
Feb 28th 2010 Revenue : £716.89 : $1,150.25
March 31st 2010 Revenue : £1,181.99 : $1,896.45
April 30th 2010 Revenue : £3,387.56 : $5,435.19
May 31st 2010 Revenue : £2,190.95 : $3,515.28
June 30th 2010 Revenue : £618.58 : $992.446
July 31st 2010 Revenue : £750.44 : $1,204.00
August 31st 2010 Revenue : £840.35 : $1,348.25
September 30th 2010 Revenue : £1,044.55 : $1,675.80
October 31st 2010 Revenue : £1,295.46 : $2,078.34
November 30th 2010 Revenue : £1,627.66 : $2,686.44
December 31st 2010 Revenue : £1,638.26 : $2,703.95
Annual Google AdSense Income 2010 : $25,808
2009 AdSense Earnings
Jan 31st 2009 Revenue : $1,336.60
Feb 28th 2009 Revenue : $1,229.57
March 31st 2009 Revenue : $1,256.75
April 30th 2009 Revenue : $1,093.39
May 31st 2009 Revenue : $1,076.01
June 30th 2009 Revenue : $1,024.66
AdSense changed payments to GBP £, using xe.com for conversion (not 100% accurate).
July 31st 2009 Revenue : £731.21 : $1,188.22
August 31st 2009 Revenue : £718.59 : $1,144.25
September 30th 2009 Revenue : £673.07 : $1,041.66
October 31st 2009 Revenue : £742.48 : $1,203.56
November 30th 2009 Revenue : £958.93 : $1,552.46
December 31st 2009 Revenue : £693.14 : $1,084.86
Annual Google AdSense Income 2009 : $14,232
2008 AdSense Earnings
Jan 31st 2008 Revenue : $1,080.94
Feb 29th 2008 Revenue : $904.87
March 31st 2008 Revenue : $1,244.01
April 30th 2008 Revenue : $1,328.54
May 31st 2008 Revenue : $1,125.14
June 30th 2008 Revenue : $1,205.94
July 31st 2008 Revenue : $1,638.25
Aug 31st 2008 Revenue : $1,924.12
Sept 30th 2008 Revenue : $1,321.53
Oct 30th 2008 Revenue : $1,186.94
Nov 30th 2008 Revenue : $1,277.21
Dec 31st 2008 Revenue : $1,316.19
Annual Google AdSense Income 2008 : $15,554
Old AdSense Earnings Proof
Below is a screenshot of the AdSense report.csv file for older earnings 2004 (when I created an AdSense account) to end of 2007.
2005 and 2006 was a good AdSense year, I miss the good old days when Google was rubbish at finding and penalizing thin affiliate sites: a lot of that early income was from Amazon thin affiliate stores.
BTW If you want to keep an AdSense account for years (had mine
10 years: update 16 years) never click your own AdSense ads, you might get away with it for a few months, even a year, but not for a decade and just look at the tens of thousands of dollars I’d have missed out on had I resorted to and got caught for AdSense fraud.
I have just installed your theme on my blog, thanks.
Is there any way I can add AdSense criteria methods so that I know what earnings are coming specifically from this blog?
i am vinodh from india.
i am a programmer for the past 10 years.
is it possible to earn adsense income if i host a website that teaches potential programmers (for free) to become a programmer.
Quick answer is yes, you can potentially make money through AdSense from almost any niche.
Some are better than others, for example I have a joke site with 2,500 visitors a day and it makes a pittance from AdSense considering the visitor numbers. A travel site with a few hundred visitors a day regularly out performs the joke site in money made per month from AdSense.
I don’t know if programming is a good AdSense niche.
I agree with David, Vinodh
You can make money with adsense in almost any niche, such is the size of the marketplace Google access
how to make more money with adsense ads????
plz help me i am in need
if the figurr u saw is real./ great result hear in india its a lot of money to do any thing
The film Slumdog Millionaire has recently been shown in the UK on one of the free to air TV channels, CH4 who are having an Indian season.
Seen a few Indian documentaries now and though I knew it was hard going in India I didn’t realise quite how hard! The idea of earning just a dollar or two a day for working hard on a rubbish dump collecting recyclable waste is scary.
Knowing how little poor Indian people have to survive on I can see why my AdSense income would be considered a lot of money. In the UK/USA it’s a good AdSense figure, but it’s not on the REALLY high side (I used to make more for example).
Interestingly my money making websites get quite a lot of traffic from India. This site for example Indian traffic is quite high, if you look on Alexa apparently 16.1% of my Alexa traffic comes from India! It’s actually the top % with the US at 12.2% and UK 6.5% (more my original target audience).
I assume someone on a couple of dollars a day in India would not be able to afford the domain registration fees and web hosting money up front, so you’d be looking to start things for free.
If I had no money, but Internet access and a fair amount of time I’d create Blogspot blogs with AdSense on them and use basic SEO techniques (see my SEO tutorial) to generate traffic.
I wouldn’t use the free hosted version of WordPress at www.WordPress.com since you can’t add AdSense to your free blog there, so it has to be something like Blogspot (www.blogger.com) which is completely free and where you can have access to the templates code and change it.
I’m now thinking about giving away a free Blogspot AdSense theme to help out and write an article or two describing in detail what I’d do.
Can Indian Internet Marketers get AdSense accounts easily enough?
What would be considered a bare minimum daily wage (in US dollars) in India?
As mentioned above I was thinking about releasing a free AdSense/SEO Blogger theme. I’ve now released a free Blogspot/Blogger SEO/AdSense ready theme.
There’s a download link for the free Blogspot template on each of the pages above.
Hope it helps some improve their lot in life.
THANK YOU for making the blogspot theme for the underpaid of the world. What a fantastic idea and something that can really make a difference for a family.
Would you please give me some details so I can promote it on some of my sites? You are making a real difference in the world when you offer something of value that others can profit from.
Thanks again – you are building up some great karma, I need to rub shoulders with you, lol.
I’m from Bangladesh and want to earn much from online blogging. Could you please help me out there?
I’m a newbie, but, working with odesk, elance, freelancer and guru and spend about 10 hours a day online.
Pls. kindly advise on this regard.
Would you please let me know if you can do some AdSense customization work, thanks.
No need to post the same comment on two pages, with about 4 hours between the comments, you can’t be in that much of a rush for an answer!
No I don’t do AdSense customisation work.
However, would you ever consider having this build into your theme. Maybe there is not need as you can install a plugin easy enough, but on the other hand it might be a selling point for your themes, and of value to those who are not aware of this for some reason or another.
I would like to hear from other adsense folks who have been using adsense for a year or more. How is it going, what’s your adsense earnings?
Since using David’s theme my adsense click through rate has increased. The long term average is around 2 percent but now that my outdoor travel site is in season, the CTR is going up and the average pay for each click is close to doubling. Cool.
I am getting about 10 000 visits per month on my site now and my adsense is nearing the $100 per month rate. This has taken a long time though. I think David uses numerous of sites to create his substantial adsense income.
Is having numerous websites (unless your site is in the top 100 000 on Alexa) the only way to make over $1000 a month in adsense?
AdSense can make a lot of money from one domain if that domain does well.
I’ve mentioned my politics site a few times on my sites in a negative light regarding AdSense income.
AdSense is down for maintenance right now, so can’t give exact numbers, but the first 6 months I think the site made about £100 in total (it was really bad).
Yesterday it made over £100 (just one day from around 15K** impressions), day before 7 pence short of £100!
** I’ve got literature sites with 5K impressions that some days don’t break £5 a day! Bloody awful niche for AdSense.
Since the general election was called on the 6th April traffic has over doubled and because the political parties are scrambling for Internet advertising the AdSense incomes gone from negligible, to that’s not bad (up to £20 a day) to WOW breaking £100 in one day (first domain of mine that’s made £100 in a day, that’s over $150 a day).
I had my server die on the 7th for about 14 hours. My server was hacked on the 1st April (hacker got the root password, so really bad news, someone changed AdSense ids on my Classic Literature site, stole 30,000 ad impressions!!!!) and I think I didn’t get the problem sorted fast enough (I’m not a dedicated server expert, far from it) and the server crashed as I think more stuff was messed with.
Got another dedicated server and despite my sites been down about 14 hours, the election site still made about £150 over the 2 problem days! If everything stays as is that site will make about £3,000 this month.
I started the site June last year and haven’t added that many backlinks (PR4 home page). The rankings are mostly a good domain name (small part of the equation), awesome SEO (using the Talian theme) and a moderate number of aged links: added enough links within 6 weeks of going live to hit PR4, so 10 months on the domains got enough aged links (links that have been live for over 9 months) to rank well (which is enough links to hit PR4).
This is not a site that from an SEO perspective was hard work. You’ve used the Talian theme so you’ll know as long as you use your keywords as the title of the posts the theme does the majority of the on page SEO work for you.
The hard part was managing the comments, though I could have been really hard on the moderation and still kept the same traffic, so this was a case of enjoying managing the site (got a tad obsessed with politics :-)).
I’ve never built a site to make money from AdSense per se (MFA: made for AdSense, not my thing) in the sense of “that niche will make money from AdSense, so I’ll create a site”.
I create sites because they seem a good idea at the time and if they make money, great, if not, oh well at least I have another great site. The general election site was like that, didn’t see it as a site that would make money, but it is now.
I’m concerned traffic will die after the election on May 6th. If it does I’ll probably target the site at other elections like the US one (or which ever comes next: I only really know about UK politics :-)).
Point is one site can make a lot of money.
I agree, do not build sites for Adsense, build sites you are interested in and you do not mind sitting on and developing.
One idea Template creator is – when the election is over, maybe take your 2010 election site and turn it into a general UK politics sites. WordPress 3.0 with an SU install (I am testing the beta now) will allow your users to have their own blogs.
Load it with comment filter plug-ins and maybe you will have something for the long-run.
You get a good general domain and redirect your current domain, so go from niche to general UK or world politics and your save some of that juice and PR you have built up.
The redirection is important.
Just an idea.
Further, if you have a winner in terms of a Political site maybe if it builds, use volunteers as moderators, some forums and social networking sites do this.
Or I live in Eastern Europe and you can find very educated responsible students for a fraction of the price in the UK to moderated it, for like one or two hours a day. A real fraction. If the cost (time) exceeds the benefit. I can show you how (for free of course).
I think you have momentum and not let the expiring niche aspect hold you back.
Very interesting to hear about your Adsense earnings, how many visits a month do you get to your adsense website(s)?
A quick question though, why are you still being paid in US$, when they are now paying in local currency i.e. £ ??
This month (August 2010) it’s going to be around 250,000 AdSense impressions which will make about £800.
For the number of impressions the money is relatively low because I have a network of classic literature sites (public domain books) that have quite a bit of traffic, but the CTR and eCPM is REALLY low. The CTR on the domain above for example is well below 1% this month and the cost per click is always way below 10 cents a click!!!
Basically I could take those impressions away from the literature sites and it would drop the impressions for the month by about 40%, but drop income by about 10% (classic literature is an AWFUL AdSense niche).
Been meaning to covert the domains to WordPress sites, but a mammoth task for sites in a poor AdSense niche. I have domains with 10,000 impressions a month that make more money than 100,000 impressions on a literature site!
I list my AdSense income in US$ because every other affiliate like income I get online is in US$ and I’ve been listing my AdSense income in US$ since using AdSense. I convert the AdSense reported income in £s to $s using xe.com.
I have been using Adsense for over 3 years now, when I first started i was only earning a few cents a month and sometimes nothing at all, now AdSence easily pays for the yearly hosting, domain name renewal and some left over each year to re-invest in to the site.
This success was mainly due to using Yieldbuild which selects different colours, banners, backgrounds and borders and making sure that the pages which get the most traffic has the correct size banner for that page.
My web site traffic is only around 4500 visits a month. My next task is to get much more traffic than at present to my blog (10 visits a day to the blog is no good at all!) this will help to start earning some more money.
I have now purchased the Talian template so at least the blog is now fully SE optimised.
I hope this post helps other people get more from Adsense. My advice is to sign up with YieldBuild which does most of the work for you and be patient, it could easily take 6 – 12 months to start earning from Adsense and several years to start making a living? from your site…
I’m seriously thinking about purchasing one of your themes, as whatever theme I used it is hard to optimize the adsense ads, I have to do it individually, which is not an issue, but it takes too much time.
Personally I don’t know how you got to the number of $1,000+ a month from adsense, but that’s your thing, I barely manage to make $100 with 5 blogs.
I bought your Talian theme today after hearing about in a Bill McRea )
video about setting up adsense themes and wanted to say it was a breeze to set up and now I am waiting for the adsense ads to appear!
I am glad I came to your website as I have learnt a lot as well enjoying a good read about your IM projects! It’s not often that a website owner shares so much good stuff that will encourage those of us struggling to earn more than $25 in two years!
What touched me was your post about creating a blogspot/blogger theme for the really poor aspiring internet marketers in India etc Brilliant!!!
I am sure your generous creation will help many to get started! Maybe there is some kind soul like you who would offer cheaper domain names etc
I would like to help but as a Ex-pat Brit living on a pension in Poland with horses, goats, dogs and cats that have adopted us takes all my beer money!
All the Best!
(There is always someone worse off than ourselves)
I am amazed that the knowledge you have of SEO has made you less money with adsense than my single Site Build it site has made.
interesting and thank you very much for the openness of your info.
Hi i have been using your theme with great success!
Unfortunately it may have been a little successful as google have close my adsense account as i had a hell of a lot of traffic hit it. Which now i have to take action to get the disabled AdSense account back up and running hopefully without to much problem.
I have also had a hosting issue with 3 different hosts which they say caused a server loading which in turns seems to have my site disconnected.
I hope someone out there can shed some light on these problems for me.
Keep up the great work!
I suppose in some respects it’s a good problem to have, better than having no traffic and making no money from AdSense.
I’ve not fallen so foul of the AdSense TOS to have my account disabled permanently, but I’ve had several domains removed from the AdSense program (usually content issues), but have dozens of domains with unique content that are highly unlikely to cause an issue with AdSense.
So for my AdSense use it’s a case of 90%+ high quality sites, and below 10% not so good sites (mostly test sites: testing autoblogging, testing thin affiliate sites etc…).
If all I did was thin affiliate sites, autoblogs and other content that Google Search don’t like, I’d be worried about my AdSense account since AdSense is owned by Google.
I understand it’s really difficult to get an AdSense account reinstated.
Regarding hosting, might be time to look at a dedicated server. I see you are using autoblogging, it’s a resource hog and if you have a lot of them (a lot of traffic suggests you do) they are going to kill a cheap hosts resources (you get what you pay for).
I’m thinking about adding a custom ad system to Talian, along the lines of the AdSense setup, but the user pastes in the ad code from various ad programs. So you could have an Amazon ad on the sidebar, Chitika ad floating to the left/right of the main content and so on. Would make loosing an AdSense account easier to deal with (use other ad programs with Talian), though in my experience no other advertising platform matches AdSense. Update: this is built into the Stallion Responsive theme.
When will you be looking to have the Amazon ads and the Chitika ads up and running in the talian theme?
As i think also myself it will be a task to get the adsense reinstated but i am going to give it my best shot! funny enough as it may seem the adsense was a good earner as i have no products of my own.
If you have any other good affiliate or advertising site that i may be able to use please advise me.
Haven’t started adding Chitika and Amazon yet, I’ve decided to add a custom ad option first where the user can add any add they want in the same sort of locations you see the AdSense ads.
You could use this option to add Chitika and Amazon ads (almost any ad system) by copying and pasting full ads.
I was hoping to get the next release of Talian out for Christmas, but been really busy, so probably in the New Year: no promises on the exact date as want to start selling Talian via Clickbank (so affiliates can promote Talian) when I do the next update as well.
After that release will probably add other ad systems in their own right, so there’s an easy setup option for those just wanting one ad system quickly without having to copy and paste ads: so like AdSense and Clickbank where you add your ID/username once and you are done.
Update: The Stallion Responsive Theme includes the above
Great, Please let me know when you have the new year version ready. Kinda lost my mojo after the adsense collapse.
PS: the notify me of followup comments via e-mail is not working.
I used Talian theme for my blog. I entered my Google Adsense ID to replace the existing one that comes with the theme. However, the adsense ads did not show, it showed the public org’s ad for that spot. Please help!
Read my comments on Google AdSense public service ads : Your sites suffering from a combination of Public Service ads and not showing ads on all AdSense ad blocks.
Is the issue the Google AdSense public service ads?
I purchased the Talian theme and the site (above) went live around 3 months ago. Although the number of daily visits are increasing, I have yet to make any money from the site.
There are approximately 25 sites linking to the new site including links from my other theme related site the North Cornwall Directory.
What can you suggest I do to improve the situation?
AdSense wise you’ve removed the ads that make most money by far. Those are the content ad units from the main content (the AdSense ad that floats to the right of the content) and the sidebar content ad unit that by default is 160px by 600px and by default is found on the right menu at the top.
On similar themed sites to yours I’m seeing an AdSense CTR of around 5% with my usual AdSense setup. I’d be surprised if your site even breaks 1% CTR. The search/link AdSense ad units perform poorly because they take two clicks to make you money.
SEO wise your articles aren’t all SEO’d particularly well. Take your Padstow article:
What SERPs are you after? Appears to be just Padstow, shouldn’t it be Padstow Holidays or Padstow hotels or something like that!
Does that page cover those SERPs well? That one SERP is OK (not great), but isn’t optimised for anything else.
Does the site support this page with similar content and links? No, all you have is three tag pages using Padstow in the anchor text, but those tags include identical content so won’t help (might as well not exist, could even cause SEO harm as they are duplicates).
The Talian 5 theme will present your content to Google etc… in the best possible SEO way, but it does need to be optimised for search engines for the theme to be able to present it well. If you title a page “Holistic Treatments” and it’s really about “Cornwall Holistic Treatments” you can not expect to gain SERPs like Cornwall Holistic Treatments, Holistic Treatments Cornwall etc…
Many of your pages lack a decent SEO title and those that have a good title like “Holiday Cottages in Cornwall” lack supporting SEO like links from the page using relevant anchor text, the link back to your main site shouldn’t have the URL as anchor text (that’s basic SEO 101) it should be something like “Holiday Cottages in Cornwall” to support both pages.
If you are looking for maximum SEO there should be at least one image with the main serp as the filename (format main-keywords-serp.jpg like cornwall-hotels.gif) for the image and alt text that supports the SERPs.
Related pages on the site should be linking to each other (see the SEO plugins page for the related posts plugin: found a better one I’ll be linking to soon, you can see it in action at Stallion SEO Theme Comment Title Feature, it has thumbnails as well, it’s integrated with Stallion 6).
The sites only three months old, links take at least 9 months to pass full link benefit, so even if you’ve added enough links on day one to rank well in this niche you are going to be delayed 9 months plus before those links pass enough link benefit to rank well. Add a PR7 link today that a few months from now might give you a PR6 home page, that page will not act like a PR6 page until that PR7 link has been live for at least 9 months.
That’s what people have been calling the Google sandbox, it’s not a sandbox, it’s a link benefit delay.
As you can see there’s lots you can do to improve the site.
Thanks for quick reply and information, I will take a look at the titles, text and links as you described and improve on them again.
There will be much more added to the site later this year.
You obviously have a multitude of affiliate products you promote so two quick questions:
1. How do you keep a record of all the products and links, a simple excel spreadsheet?
2. Do you use any link cloaking software such as Google short URL or bit.ly or do you recommend an alternative?
I think I read on one of your threads somewhere that you are considering a link cloaker within Stallion. Is this on the cards and if so will it mean that you would only be able to use the cloaked links from within Stallion?
Thanks as always.
I don’t promote that many affiliate sources, so not that hard to keep track. I’ve found using a simple redirection script means I can keep all the affiliate links in one file, so if something changes I edit one file rather than having to search thousands of pages and edit the links at source.
I’ve already built link cloaking into Stallion, just not got around to explaining it yet :-)
If you run the Massive Passive Profits Autoblog Plugin and use the Stallion plugin addon (all built into Stallion) to Massive Passive Profits your Amazon affiliate links etc… are cloaked automatically now (including old installs on the autoblog plugin).
The Massive Passive Profits Autoblog Plugin link above is (was: no longer promote that affiliate product, poor support, see the next link instead) a cloaked link using the Stallion link cloaking code (view source of this page you’ll see it’s not even a proper link) and a simple PHP redirection script: the PHP redirection script isn’t needed to use the Stallion link cloaking, just makes it easier to change links network wide, if the MPP plugin program goes offline for example can change the link to this sites home page or something. You can use the link cloaking on pretty much any link, in the next Stallion update working on code to automatically convert nofollow affiliate links to cloaked links to save a load of link benefit (nofollow deletes link benefit: SEO damaging) and to do what I’ve done with the Massive Passive Profits plugin to the WP Robot Autoblog Plugin which also wastes a load of link benefit on nofollow affiliate links.
See Stallion Theme Cloak Affiliate Links Tutorial which explains how it all works.
The cloaking only works within Stallion. I’ve converted most of my affiliate sites to Stallion now so waste little link benefit on affiliate links. When I’ve converted all my sites will waste no link benefit.
of the WP themes you sell, can WordPress SEO & Adsense Plugins be used with all of them?
Yes, but the SEO themes have AdSense built in so you don’t need to use an AdSense plugin as well. Easy to disable the built in AdSense if you wanted to use a AdSense plugin instead.
My Make Money Online Blog uses the Stallion WordPress SEO Theme and the AdSense ad layout is all built into Stallion (I use Stallion on most of my sites now), all you do is add your Google AdSense publisher number and it works as you see on the make money online blog.
Google Adsense is the most Reliable Advertisement Network from Google a Giant internet Search engine company. Blog publishers can earn lots of money From Google Adsense
I’m new to the IM business, please bear with me!
I use the Talian Theme in a number of blogs I publish. Recently, I wanted to place an Adwords ad on Google referencing one of my sites. The ad was rejected and the reason given was that I had too many ads on the sites which is against Google’s policy of creating a good viewing experience for their clients.
I have two questions:
1. I’m making very little or no money from my sites. How can I improve that?
2. Is there a way to remove the ads from the body of the blog and show the ads only on the side bars?
To disable AdSense ad units in Talian edit the adsense.php file, there’s instructions within the file what to change.
I looked at your site and you do have a LOT of ads, looks around 15 ads on the home page.
Although I added Clickbank contextual ads to Talian I haven’t been impressed with Clickbank as a contextual ad network, to profit from Clickbank you have to review the products (presell). So I wouldn’t use the contextual Clickbank ads over AdSense if you are trying to decrease the number of ads.
Also found the AdSense search ads aren’t very good either, so concentrate on the content ad units only, you can have three of them.
Those two changes would remove about 9 ads without removing the main AdSense content ad.
Looks like you are running autoblogs, they are prone to not making much money per site, if you want to make money from autoblogs most autobloggers make a lot of autoblogs to make a reasonable amount of money overall. It’s why I don’t do autoblogging (other than testing), too much hassle keeping track of so many sites.
The best combination for making money with autoblogs is the Stallion WordPress SEO Theme and WPRobot Autoblog Plugin. You can read a review of the latter at WP Robot Review.
You might find Making Money Online with Thin Affiliate Sites useful as well.
I want to know the name of the website for your Adsense Earnings.
I think your numbers look great. And also some proof so that I can start my own site and monetize it with Google Adsense.
Hey David, great insight as to how much you can make with AdSense and affiliate marketing. Any tips on how to serve your visitors more relevant ads?