Noticed the advertisements on my blog? 😆
They were added recently because I realised that the renewal fees for hosting cost a bomb. Even though I bought initial hosting for a few years, time passes way too fast and the time for renewal will be here in the blink of an eye. 😮
Thus, I decided to plan ahead and start monetising my site with Google Adsense.
A little bit about Adsense — it is a platform that helps your websites, blogs, forums make money by putting ads on them. These ads are from advertisers who create online banners and then advertise with Google, mostly to promote their products or services. Therefore, they pay for their ads to be advertised. Depending on the ad format, sizes, placements, countries etc, and the number of people who view and engage with the ads, the revenue gained will vary. This revenue will then be shared between Google and yourself, with content giving you 68% and search giving 51%.
As this revenue is largely dependent on either per 1000 impressions or per click on the ad, I had no choice but to maximise the number of ads on my site, because ever since my blog was suspended in the old and free hosting, for about a month plus before I moved here, the number of visitors have dropped vastly. Even though I was really reluctant to have ads inside my posts, I still had to because after testing it out for a few days, I realised that without those, my revenue was non-existent. 😆 Still have no idea how impressions are really “counted” since I had visits to my site. 😐
As a result, I added ads within the posts. I am also concurrently running an “experiment” with Adsense to see what is the best placements on my website but this will take 90 days to complete. And the reason I am writing all this is to ask you all to bear with it, until I am able to get more visitors. After which, I might be able to reduce the number of ads.
Also, I have set some restrictions on the ads content, especially on sensitive topics. Hence if you happen to see an ad that has sensitive content which is offensive, do let me know so I can look into it. I am particular about this so leave me a comment, get in touch through my Contact page or you can contact me directly at [email protected]. It will be best if you can also provide me with a screengrab of that ad for my easier reference.
Anyway, if you are also interested in setting up a Google Adsense account for your website, just google for Adsense or you can go to the link shown above. However, before applying for an account with them, check that your website is at least six months old, and that it complies with the AdSense program policies. If not, your application will most likely be rejected.
I have seen some websites that discourage Adsense but I find it easier for me to set up and use for now so I will be sticking to it. Moreover it is stated on their site that the ads will not affect your website’s rank in Google’s search results and will also not affect the search results that are delivered. That’s good enough for me for now.
This is not a referral or recommendation for you to sign up. I am purely sharing some information and the above with my readers to explain the sudden emergence of a massive number of ads on my website. 😛
My website is not hacked.
Even though someone really did try to hack my instagram a few days back. Didn’t understand why especially since I have been too busy to be active on it recently and I didn’t even have that many followers, so what was the point?
Have a great weekend! 😎
ps: I have been so busy that I have not played One Piece Bon Bon Journey for such a long time. 🙁