Monday, May 24, 2010

Google pays us 68% of the Adsense monies that advertisers pay them for content ads, 51% for search

Google pays us 68% of the Adsense monies that advertisers pay them for content ads, 51% for search


Google Adsense just decided to be more transparent with how much of the cut they pay us publishers who run Adsense ads on our sites.

"This means we pay 68% of the revenue that we collect from advertisers for AdSense for content ads that appear on your sites," the Google team writes on the Inside Adsense blog.

Actually 68% is better than I thought they paid. It could've been as low as 50%. (At least God gives us a much better deal -- paying us well beyond the 90% left over after tithes.)

I digress. What about the smart-priced publishers? Are they getting the 68% deal, too?

I see someone else asked the same question in the comments beneath the post.

Ah well...such is life. And life is good.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Making more money writing for Examiner.com? A matter of time and chance...

Making more money writing for Examiner.com? A matter of time and chance...

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I've still been on the grind writing Examiner.com articles, at times writing more for them than my own sites.


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It's interesting to see the Examiner.com articles that make it into Google News versus those that don't.

Some days I'll write a bunch of articles and none make it into Google News -- thankfully, other days I'll write a bunch of pieces and a good number of them make it into Google News.


Plus, I've fallen in love with the basic editor even more than the advanced mode.

It helps when I want to write fast and not worry about fiddling around with dropping Google Analytics code into a piece, which I haven't done much of lately.

Sure, on those good days when I pull in over 70 bucks or more for all my pageviews, I do wonder which articles pulled the views -- hopefully with Examiner.com's coming redesign we'll get pageview per piece info -- but I'm more focused on getting up pieces and trying to figure out the rhyme or reason for the ones that make it in Google News and those that don't.

Like Solomon wrote, "time and chance happen to them all."

Paula Neal Mooney