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06e1b396407b733b4b3d825cb2c57856?d=identicon&s=25 Leo -- (leopardus)
on 2006-03-20 21:47
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Hello everyone!

I'm not sure if it's right place to ask, but what is your experience
with google adsense? I plan to implement free web service for
community and would like to cover hosting costs. Is adsense worth the

59de94a56fd2c198f33d9515d1c05961?d=identicon&s=25 Tom Mornini (Guest)
on 2006-03-20 22:39
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I know a few business that use it, and have used it myeslf,
and will use it again in the future.

There's a lot to know, and watch it carefully, but spending
money there will definitely bring traffic.

 From a business perspective, the most critical thing is
conversion rates. You pay when people click, so your site
needs to be very good at signing people up once they show

-- Tom Mornini
D90ef6808433e63203e15a5c2dadb0bb?d=identicon&s=25 Ben Reubenstein (Guest)
on 2006-03-20 22:51
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Traffic = Money if you have adsense up.  Even my little blog ads
generate a couple dollars here and there.  Adsense is stupid easy to
set up so I don't think it is a "hassle".  Once you set it up you
pretty much leave it alone and wait for clicks.

~ Ben

On 3/20/06, Oleg Frolov <> wrote:

Ben Reubenstein
A7db9ec803b5895ae5f916a74e2db329?d=identicon&s=25 HH (Guest)
on 2006-03-20 23:13
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Sounds like you're confusing AdWords and AdSense.

AdWords is if you want to pay to advertise.

AdSense is if you want to *display* ads and get paid.

I use AdSense on a few sites and they are highly targeted and the ads do
really well. Google pays regularly, it's a good setup.
B3260ee62969961010117e21e9872a3a?d=identicon&s=25 Kenneth Lee (Guest)
on 2006-03-20 23:24
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You may be getting this confused with Adwords.  Adsense is the PPC
where Google (or more correctly, Adwords customers) pays you for
click-throughs on ads hosted on your sites.

It's a cinch to setup, really nothing more than dropping some JS (that
Google provides) into your HTML page.  The important thing is not to
do things like... click your ads.  That'll get you booted from Adsense
in a hurry.

It's not a big money maker but it's low effort to setup, doesn't carry
a negative stigma, and you can blend it into your site design a bit
better than other programs.
59de94a56fd2c198f33d9515d1c05961?d=identicon&s=25 Tom Mornini (Guest)
on 2006-03-21 01:22
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On Mar 20, 2006, at 2:13 PM, HH wrote:

> Sounds like you're confusing AdWords and AdSense.

On Mar 20, 2006, at 2:23 PM, Kenneth Lee wrote:

> You may be getting this confused with Adwords.

Yes, you're both right of course.

Sorry for the confusion, and thanks for the

-- Tom Mornini
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