Is Adsense worth the hype? This what I want us to find out today. It appears it’s every blogger’s dream to have Adsense on his blog but is it really worth it?
But before I do proceed further, I’ll like to wish all Africans except Moroccans who wisely left the union somewhere in
1984, a Happy African Union Day. Saturday, May 25 marked the golden jubilee of the formation of African Union.
I therefore will like to take this opportunity to wish those heads of states who attended the summit a happy return home and hope the tea drinking party they attended had a lot of milk in it. Ha..ha..
After all, that’s what they do every May 25. They care less of Africa but rather, are more interested in their own personal welfare and that of their immediate family. They’re all corrupt!
I don’t even remember the last time I had a chocolate but my country is the world’s number 2 producer of cocoa. All the cocoa beans find themselves on the markets of Europe and China…ha…ha… that’s Africa for you.
Let me stop boring you with all of these and move on to the main agenda on board. Okay, the question I’m asking here again is simple, does Adsense deserve the hype?
It’s now becoming a menace now with everyone talking about Adsense. But I do see Adsense as the Mugabe of Africa and as Adolf Hitler of Germany. There is one thing they are do have in common, they all care less of human feelings. Ha…ha…
There is obviously no doubt as to the fact Adsense are the leaders in terms of PPC campaign. I’m saying this in terms of their popularity among bloggers. I received my first check online through Adsense but I’m not here to play the devil’s advocate or try to be an unfaithful servant just because I was banned without prior notice.
Instead of being down as a blogger simply because Adsense has banned you or refused to approve your account.
Let’s look at what Ammar of allbloggingtips has to say about Adsense.
1. AdSense Make Readers Leave the Site
The first thing I hate about Google AdSense is it make the readers leave the site.
When someone click on ad, they leave your site. Because AdSense links doesn’t open in new tab. Majority of Adsense ads are CPC based. In order to make money readers have to leave your blog.
So, would you like to lose readers just for few cent?
The visitor that leave your website can be;
- A lost subscriber
- A lost sale
- And so on…
And that’s obviously a fact. All adsense click leads the reader away from your blog. How much is the worth of your reader? to drive him away just for a few cents. Prior to my ban, I received more than 1000 clicks at an earnings of 200 dollars. Sending 1000 visitors away for just 200 dollars is simply absurd.
All ads on my blog now open new tabs when clicked. So my visitor gets a chance to stay on my blog still but that wasn’t the case with Adsense.
Another worrisome thing of Adsense is the banning of Adsense accounts without any notice or any proper explanation.
This is the warning I received today when I mistakenly clicked on one of my Adhitz ads.
Hello Emmanuel Kabenlah Cudjoe,
We have just detected an invalid click on your website ‘mycudjoe.com’ that appears to have been generated by you. If this was the case please note that clicking the AdHitz adverts on your own website is a direct violation of our User Agreement, and is reason for immediate suspension.
If this continues, your account will be put in review and may be suspended.
AdHitz will not reinstate a publisher’s account that knowingly commits fraud.
If this message was mistakenly sent to you please contact us on:
AdHitz takes a strong stance on click fraud that hurts our advertisers who pay good money to show their adverts across our network.
I have received a warning but if it were to be Adsense, I would have woken up to find this.
Hello Emmanuel Kabenlah Cudjoe,
While going through our records recently, we found that your AdSense
account has posed a significant risk to our Ad Words advertisers. Since
keeping your account in our publisher network may financially damage
our advertisers in the future, we have decided to disable your account.
Please understand that we consider this a necessary step to protect the
interests of both our advertisers and our other AdSense publishers. We
realize the inconvenience that this may cause you and us thank you in
advance for your understanding and cooperation.
If you have any questions about your account or the actions that we
have taken, please do not reply to this email. You can find more
information by visiting
The Google AdSense Team
Ha…ha.., that’s obviously the difference between the two. Another argument many tend to make is of the fact that Adsense pays more. That’s a fallacy. They might offer some high CPC but hey, other avenues are also worth trying.
I’ll prefer earning $100 dollar with Adhitz and Chitika combined than to earn $150 with Adsense alone. For with Chitika and Adhitz, I’m for sure know that my earnings are secured.
Bare in mind that I’m not in anyway downgrading the relevancy of Adsense but don’t forget Darren Rowse of problogger.net will tell you and I quote, ”I’ve long advised that bloggers seeking to make money from blogging spread their interests across multiple revenue streams so as not to put all their eggs in one basket.”
So you see, if the likes of Darren is advising us not to put all your eggs in one basket, what are you doing to diversify your income?
So in your own understanding, are Adsense really worth those hype? I want to know your stand and why you think so!
Opinions are just like noses, everybody has one. I therefore want to hear you through your comment below.