Thursday, April 24, 2008

Payment In Progress - April 2008!

I wanted to be the first one to post that I received the "PIP" line in my adsense account but alas I was the 2nd! Someone in NY posted that they got their "payment in progress" line about 20 minutes before me!

I'm especially grateful about this because if that "PIP" line showed tomorrow - which is Friday - then I would have had to wait until Monday at the earliest to be able to spend any of that Adsense money!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

How Do You Earn Money With Adsense?

I saw this question posted and thought that the answer would be obvious but maybe to some it's not. So here is my explanation:

You earn money with adsense when you put the adsense ads on your website or blog. When people visit your website or blog and click on the ads then you get paid!

How much you get paid varies too many ways to even try to attempt to explain it. What you should do is once you have your adsense account you should keep checking it to see how you adsense ads are doing. Once you have done that for a while you will start to see how the earnings "part" works and then you can concentrate on making more money with your adsense ads.

You have to earn at least a minimum of $100 during the month and when you do you get paid the next month - usually around the 25th! If you don't make the $100 during the month then your total earnings will roll over into the next month and so on until you do reach $100.

You can get your adsense payment by regular check, bank transfer and for some areas you can get your payment via Western Union. So far you can not get your adsense payment via your Paypal account - although a lot of people would like to get it that way its not an option yet.

Here is a link to a blog post that I made about how much money some people have been making with adsense.

"I am not making any money from adsense"

Unfortunately if you are not making ANY money from adsense then YOU may be the only one to blame!

First of all I think it would be good to establish whether or not you are not making ANY adsense money or whether or not you aren't making enough to satisfy you!

Here is a link to a blog post that I made about how much money other people have been making with adsense.

If you are not making money with your adsense you have to find out and analyze why - that is if you DO want to be able to make money with your adsense.

There are countless help boards all over the Internet where you can post and ask questions about why your site isn't making any adsense money.

Monday, April 21, 2008

"You Are Scheduled To Be Sent A Payment......"

For those that don't know it (or me for that matter) there is always this anticipated "wait" for the monthly adsense payment(s). I have already compared different months to compare with as far as the adsense "payment in progress" line showing up in one's adsense account. However there really seems to be no rhyme or reason as to how the "PIP" dates are actually determined!

I'm posting this blog entry because I was just checking my adsense stats just to see if the "payment in progress" line had appeard - it had not! But there was a box saying "You are scheduled to be sent a payment........"

Now I'm trying to remember whether or not I remember seeing this particular box all the time or does it just show up when I'm scheduled to get a payment. And since the line has shown up does that mean that the payment process has begun for April 2008?

I do remember last month upon seeing this box on my Adsense payment history that my "PIP" showed up a few days later.

So if that is the case for this month too then hopefully this means that at least the adsense payment process has begun!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Anyone Care To Make A Speculation About The Next Payment In Progress?

Obsessive compulsive that I am (plus the fact that I just love to get paid!) I decided to take a look at last year's calendar to find a month that had the same day format as this month (April 2008). Of course the reason I am doing this is because I want to compare "payment in progress" dates just to speculate on when the adsense payment will come this month!

May 2007 has the same day-format as April 2008.

In May 2007, my adsense payment was recorded on May 23rd! This also means that the "PIP" line showed up the day before - which - of course - was a Tuesday.

Dare I say that we may get the much anticipated "payment in progress" line next week?

Saturday, April 12, 2008

The Adsense Site Will Be "Down" For Maintenance Today

According to the latest message posted:

"Please be aware that our engineers will be performing routine site maintenance from 10 am - 2 pm PDT this Saturday, April 12th. That's 6pm - 10pm GMT or 11.30pm - 3.30am IST on Saturday, or 4am - 8am EST on Sunday.

During this time, you will not be able to access your account, but your ad serving and reporting will not be affected.

Friday, April 11, 2008

I'm $3 Away From The $100 Minimum Needed To Get An Adsense Payment Next Month.....

For the past few months I have been posting about how long it takes me to earn at least the $100 minimum amount needed to get an adsense payment for the next month. So far I'm about $3 away from that.

I'm going for an average of a 10% click-through rate and for the most part I am able to manage that. Sometimes its higher and sometimes its lower and sometimes it is right on the mark!

So far my average is a little low so far this month but you have to take into account that sometimes it is higher and sometimes it is lower so it averages out to be a little lower than 10% so far this month.

However since I'm only about $3 away from the $100 minimum I'm still doing pretty good because I still have the rest of the month - which is about 2 and a half weeks - to go!

I'll probably work more on adding more higher-paying keyword content to my sites to make the click-through rate cpm higher.

When I reach the $100 minimum, I'll post about it here.

Monday, April 7, 2008

"How Much Money Will I Be Able To Make With Adsense?"

I have seen THIS question pop up a lot on some of the online message boards that have to do with Adsense.

To answer this question in as few words as possible the answer is:

How much money you make from adsense will depend entirely on you!

People seem to think that just because they put adsense ads on their sites that the money will just start to "roll" in and that is not going to be the case for a mojority of us! Sure, some people have gotten lucky with their adsense earnings the first month but that is not going to happen to all of us. In fact I, myself made $22 my first month of using adsense and fortunately for me I have more than tripled that!

* - You can read about my quest towards making at least the $100 a month minimum needed to get an adsense payment the next month by clicking here

So far I have managed to get at least the minimum $100 earnings every month so far this year and every month of 2007 (which I can prove because I have had to pay income tax on my adsense earnings for 2007!

There is really no telling on how much one can actually make using adsense. The potential is there to make a lot of money with adsense but you can't really expect to just be able to put adsense ads on your site and just sit back and wait for the money to roll in!

Basically speaking you earn adsense money when visitors to your site click on the ads that appear on your site. So first of all that means that you have to get people to actually come to your site. And then you have to make it so that they will click on the ads. Now there have been a lot of people asking about how they can get people to click on the ads and there have been lots of theories and replies about how that can be done. I have my own theories and things that I do to help increase the number of "clicks" that I get on my own sites and so far it seems to be working quite well! (And fortunately for me my clients feel the same way too!

There are just too many variables that will determine how much money you will actually earn with adsense. What is the percentage of people that actually click on your ads? How much are you earning per click? Are you using higher-paying keywords to earn higher earnings per click? Is / Are your site(s) optimized for the search engines? In other words is your site top-ranked in the search engines when people are searching for information that is related to the content of your site? The higher your search engine rankings the more potential traffic you will get to your site and the more the potential of people clicking on the ads that appear on your site. The more that people click on the ads the more adsense money you will earn!

* - Again here is a link to a blog post I made about how much some people have been making with their adsense ads!

Friday, April 4, 2008

Getting A Reply From Adsense

I'm going over some of my past email and have noticed a couple of replies from Adsense.

About a week ago I noticed that there were no adsense ads appearing on my sites. Of course this put me in a panic and I frantically sent an email to Adsense. Since it was the weekend I didn't expect to hear from them right away but I did get an automated reply within the next 24 hours. They then sent me a more specifc reply a few days later.

I'm posting about this because I have read posts from others who have said that they have contacted adsense but haven't received any response from them. So far everytime I have sent adsense email I have gotten a response from them.

I don't know why so many other people are having problems with getting a response from Adsense - so far it hasn't happened to me yet.