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Is earning through Google AdSense a thing of the past?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by ContentWriter, Oct 3, 2016.

  1. ContentWriter

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    Five to six years ago, most of the articles that my clients ordered were meant to feed websites that were earning through Google AdSense. Today, it's very seldom to get the same reason. Most of the orders I receive are news articles, product reviews, buying guides, product descriptions, SEO'd articles that are not for Google AdSense anymore.

    May I ask webmaster or Private Blog Network (PBN) owners if you consider earning through Google AdSense as a thing of the past already?
     
  2. W9go

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    no it is not but its getting harder ....
     
  3. ContentWriter

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    I see. Do you consider earning through AdSense a saturated way of making money online?
     
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    No but right now if you look around loads of Gurus and SEO masters are bending more towards affiliate networks due to excessive payouts.
    But still Adsense Niche sites are best to get a lot of earning
     
  5. ContentWriter

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    I've noticed that, too. Many of the content writing orders that are coming in are about reviews (product reviews both for physical and non-physical products).
     
  6. iamsolo

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    Three Reasons:
    1. Adblocker
    2. Adsense is getting strict on low quality sites, either it is banning them or decreasing the CPC rates
    3. Adword used to have monopoly in Advertising. But now Facebook is leading, So competition is low for a keyword in Adwords than used to be. So lesser CPC rates, so low CPC to Adsense publisher
     
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    With most people using adblockers now which hide AdSense it's becoming more difficult. I don't see any ads when I visit websites including youtube
     
  8. theguysaccount

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    You could go with the apporach of putting up a big "Please turn off adblocker to continue" How some sites do.
     
  9. ContentWriter

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    Good points, @iamsolo. Won't the Google AdSense team penalize websites that put a reminder to turn off the visitor's AdBlocker? Investopedia.com has that message when I visit that site.
     
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    They'll turnoff only if you are writing about very important to them, otherwise mostly close your site
     
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    They won't penalize because it is our site we've every right to choose whom to allow access to our content. They only penalize if we use any shady methods to bypass adblocker ( I don't know any methods yet to bypass adblocker)
     
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    My Page RPM has gone down over the past year from 187.48 to 144.47 and Impression RPM from 69.19 to 59.47 going from last year September to this year September but that has bounced around some and not been a steady decline as I've had months that were over the 187.48/69.19 in that period (I chart everything).

    Those are overall numbers for one of my accounts, which includes about 15 sites, and the others are feeling the same thing in terms of a slight decline.

    I'd say it was still plenty viable but I won't tolerate it on my sites should those numbers take continue to decline over the next year as I know there are other alternatives that will get me those numbers as I've tested them out.

    If others are seeing some of the same declination in their Page and Impression RPM, I would not be surprised if they are already leaving the scene.
     
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    I'll leave a site right away if I run into this and spend twice as long finding the same content, just as a matter or principle.
     
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    But you going to the site WITH adblocker is worthless, I leave some sites, and others really want to see certain content so I do unblock. 10 people coming and 10 people reading article with adblock is worth 0. 10 people visiting, 5 leaving, 5 unblocking is worth more.
     
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  15. iamsolo

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    Your site bounce rate will increase abruptly, then you'll loose your position in google search.