Is Google Adsense Really For You?

Is Google Adsense Really For You?

Sign up for Google Adsense to make money


I read this a lot when browsing different blogs tips. I was all for it a few years ago, until I really decided to look into what Google Adsense was all about.

What Is Google Adsense?

Have you ever seen those ads on people’s blogs that are very cleverly placed around content, in sidebars and even at the bottom of their web space? I’m sure you have, they’re usually pretty easy to spot if you look for the “Ads by Google” text.

These ads are shown based on a user’s interest, which is determined by their previous search history and online shopping habits.

How Google Adsense Can Make You Some Moolah

Every time someone visits your blog, ads are displayed and you’re paid a few cents every time someone decides to click on those  perfectly placed ads. Yup, it’s that simple.

Is Google Adsense Really For You?

I’m all for earning money online (obviously) but is Google Adsense really for you? One way to figure out if this form of blog monetization is deciding whether or not you want to display ads on your website.

You need to keep in mind that by doing so, you’ll tempting readers to leave your own content to visit the content of others. Your payment? Just a few cents.

Who Should Use Google Adsense?

If you’ve been blogging for years and have a ton of authority and followers, then you may very well benefit from using this method to earn money from your blog.

I’m not talking about a couple thousand views per month, but hundreds of thousands, if not millions of blog visitors should easily earn you a really nice income through Google Adsense.

It’s also a good option for those of you who have a niche blog, that is, a blog that only covers one topic, because your ad content is more likely to be related to the content on your blog.

Who Should Avoid Google Adsense

New bloggers aren’t really going to earn much from this form of monetization, simply because you don’t have a lot of visitors. You’re probably struggling to get 30 views per day, so in a month you’re only seeing maybe a thousand viewers.

You’re basically a nobody (no offense) right now, so you’ll need to focus more on getting people to read your own content before deciding to lead others to businesses and bloggers that are already established.

Why I Don’t Use Google Adsense

I don’t like the idea of having ads on my blog because I hate visiting blogs that have ads everywhere. In between paragraphs, in the site header, on their sidebar, at the footer.

It’s distracting to me as a reader and the last thing I wanna do is annoy or distract you from my content. I’ve taken a lot of time to write this stuff so it only makes sense to me to keep your attention here.

I’d much rather give reviews and focus on affiliate marketing rather than working for mere cents every day. I also don’t think the theme I’ve chosen to use would look very appealing with ads all over the place and I don’t trust Google to supply ads that are relevant to my content since I’m not sticking to a specific niche.

Do You Use Google Adsense?

Are you a blogger that uses Google Adsense as a form of income? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.


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  • Missy Wilkinson June 17, 2017 at 8:16 PM

    I used it for a while, then stopped for the same reasons you outlined. Thanks for this post!

    • Shalaria LeNoir June 17, 2017 at 8:27 PM

      No problem! Thanks for taking time to read it! 🙂

  • Kia June 5, 2017 at 7:10 PM

    Thanks for this post. For now i do not use adsense. But i am confused why they keep rejecting me.

    • Shalaria LeNoir June 6, 2017 at 11:21 AM

      That’s another thing, for some, it’s hard to get approved for adsense. They should have sent you an email explaining why your site was rejected, but you definitely don’t need adsense to make money with your blog.


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