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What is Google Adsense?
 
Google AdSense is a fast and easy way for website publishers of all sizes to display relevant, unobtrusive Google ads on their website's content pages and earn money. Because the ads are related to what your users are looking for on your site, you'll finally have a way to both monetize and enhance your content pages.

It's also a way for web site publishers to provide Google search to their site users, and to earn money by displaying Google ads on the search results pages.

The program is free, and combines pay-per-click and pay-per-impression advertising - meaning you get paid for valid clicks on the ads on your site or search results pages as well as impressions on your content pages. So go ahead and try this program. If you comply with our program policies, just complete our online application and select either or both of Adsense for content pages and AdSense for search. One application gets you approved for both AdSense and AdSense for search - you can decide to use any combination of these products on your pages.

We'll review your application and follow up with an email within 2-3 days. If you are accepted into the program, you can log in to your new account and get the HTML code to insert into your web pages.

Keep in mind that participation in AdSense requires you to have a website. If you don't have one, you can sign up for a free blog at www.blogger.com or create and publish useful, attractive web pages using Google Page Creator, at pages.google.com.
 


How Much Money Do I Make From AdSense & Blogging ?

Proven Ways To Make Money At Home Start Making Money Instantly! Recently, a lot of people have asked me about how much I earn from this blog and what kind of traffic do I get. The frequency of such questions increased exponentially following the ban of Indian blogs, which in a way, helped in raising blog awareness in India.

Maybe, their interest in my web income and site stats stems from the fact that I quit my regular day job with a software company to become a full time blogger.

Before I discuss my figures and stats, let me share an interesting related story published today on Washington Post that talks about a few websites making a fortune with AdSense:

  • Andrew Leyden of PodcastDirectory.com receives nearly a million hits and makes around $30,000 to $40,000.
  • Freeweblayouts.net owners make $100,000 a month from a site that provides readymade web design templates for MySpace.com
  • SeatGuru sites gets 700,000 visitors a month and makes about $10,000 to $20,000 a month from AdSense alone.

OK, back to my numbers. I am not very comfortable revealing the exact earnings data in public but still I will try to share whatever possible:

Digital Inspiration blog gets around 1.25 million hits per month with a majority originating from Google followed by direct traffic (like bookmarks, rss feeds, etc)

  • The maximum site traffic comes from four countries - US, India, UK and Australia (in the same order)
  • A majority of monthly income is from Adsense but I do make some extra money from Chitika, Feedburner Ads, Direct Advertising and Blog Consulting [via PayPal].
  • Firefox referrals have also been a good source of revenue though I did not have much success with Picasa software. I never tried Adsense or Adwords referrals.
  • While it may be tough for me to write down the actual Adsense earnings data here, you can make some good guesses from the WashingtonPost story mentioned above.

    Alexa Traffic Rank for this blog is 7,637.

    Alexa Rankings

     
  • Google Blogger Team added Digital Inspiration to Blogs of Note on July 25, 2006.
  • Technorati, which tracks 50 million blogs, rank this site at number 936 while the BlogPulse Rank is 233. Also, ~4500 users have subscribed to the XML Feeds [Feedburner+Atom].