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Thursday, August 18, 2011

To Monetize A Blog or Not? Help Wanted

I'm looking for some of your opinions.  I got a notice on my blog the other day when I signed in, saying something to the effect that I have a lot of visitors to my blog and should consider adding AdSense to my blog to make some money.  I've thought about doing this almost ever since I opened my blog almost 3 years ago.

I'm just curious.  Have any of you done this and is it something you recommend.  Does AdSense take over your blog?  I know they decide what ads go on and that they kind of follow what you blog about, or at least that's my understanding.  Is this true?

What is your experience with AdSense?  I'd just like a little feedback from anyone that can give me some information about this.

Thank you


  1. I was thinking about this too. Will be anxious to hear what the response is.

  2. I got the same thing this week. I have not decided on it though

  3. I have always turned those down because I don't blog to make money and at times I get annoyed when I visit a blog and an ad comes up that I have to click off before I can read the post. from what I understand, you only get money if a person clicks on the ad and it is not much.

    However, do you do swagbucks? I have earned several amazon gift cards just by surfing through swagbucks....and there are lots of other ways to earn besides surfing.

  4. I don't know that I visit any blogs that have ads because I've added an ad-blocker to my browser. I'm not sure I'd be interested in something where I wouldn't have control over the ads that would appear on my blog ... I guess I envision all kinds of distasteful ads??

    Praying that God will give you the wisdom to make this decision. {{hug}}

  5. I have it but it has not made me any money at all. The ads are all OK, nothing distasteful or anything but I think most people just gaze over them and no one notices. I will keep them there incase it makes me some coffee money.


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