10 October, 2006

In Other News, I'm Up To $19.90

Google bought YouTube for $1.65 billion.

What did they pay for? I'm still not quite clear on the value of YouTube. I've watched many videos through the YouTube platform. But somehow I don't think that copyrighted film material or movies of people's dogs wearing Ugg Boots are worth $1.65 billion.

So far, I've made $19.90 on Google AdSense. And I create all my own content. Clearly I need to just come up with something whereby other people either create the content or steal it from someplace else.


At 1:59 PM, October 10, 2006, Blogger Casey said...

I had nearly forgotten about my Adsense account. Obviously I don't update as often as you do. But I'm up to $79.87! Let's see that works out to $0.21 per day. Retirement here I come!

At 6:04 PM, October 10, 2006, Blogger bridgett said...

Ok, for the benefit of the dullards like me, how do I make you some money? Do I have to click on the ads you have selected? Do I have to make a purchase or is a page view good enough?

Seriously. No clue about how this works.

At 6:23 PM, October 10, 2006, Blogger Kat Coble said...

bridgett, that makes two of us.

And yes, I could re-read my Terms agreement but for the rate I'm (theoretically) being paid...I'll pass.

Best I can tell, I make a certain amount of money (i.e. a penny per day) if I have enough page views. What "enough" is seems pretty arbitrary. Some days it's 100, other days I have to have 500 before they'll credit me for page views. I think that also depends on the ads.

I then make a wee bit more (i.e. another penny or two) if someone clicks on an ad. But I'm not allowed to tell people to click on the ads because that constitutes fraud.

The one thing I have noticed is that on days immediately after the ones where my page views exceed 300, then I get the "better" ads--the ones that take up the full space and are in lots of colours. Like the one for Revo Sunglasses.

None of my ads are self-selected--the algorithim that places them seems kind of arbitrary. I mean, even if I only have 200 page views a day, those people will still want Revo sunglasses. Perhaps. But on days where I don't have a lot of traffic I get a lot of ads for things like other blogs. ???? Other blogs? Whatev.

And yes, I think that discussion of this on the blog is probably nonkosher, but for $19.90 I've not sold my right to free speech. I think. Maybe I ought to re-read those terms after all.

At 11:24 PM, October 10, 2006, Blogger Hamish said...

Interweb - or something like that?

No Adwords - no Adsense. Look at it another way (look at it both ways). Change your perspective.

Project X is amazing. I used just one of the methods and made my first sale within 24 hours.

I got my money back in a day! Money. Is it that important? I'm up to $4.56 a day. Or it might be $40 a day. Or $400 a day. How about $4,000. How much better is that anyway (not talking numbers, talking life).

Do I feel good? Actually, yes I do.

Oh. by the way - I have two great kids. So far they have earned me nothing. I'm still going to keep themt though (the hospital refused to take them back - I didn't read the small print). I may sue.

Best Regards,

Affiliate Project X ......


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