This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. But Skippy always stood by me and was a great friend. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps and garden with me. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees and berry bushes, chickens and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

google ads

Yippee! I made xxx! I added Google ads to my sidebar and in 4 hours I earned $xxx US. That'll add up to big bucks in a year: $xxx! Wow....

9 Comments:

Blogger Meg said...

Nice! Time to turn in your resignation letter at work ...

I just clicked on one of your ads, so you're probably rolling in dough right about now.

February 21, 2008 10:00 PM

 
Blogger carletongardener said...

Yes. The resignation letter. Thanks for suggesting this!

February 21, 2008 10:05 PM

 
Blogger carletongardener said...

I agreed never to click on the ads, so I don't even know where they go. I hope they are clean. I think I'll go click on someone else's (Mark's or Crista's or ...) and see where they go...

February 21, 2008 10:07 PM

 
Anonymous Scott Hildenbrand said...

Actually considering the traffic you seem to get, with a little optimization you could at the very least make a few bucks a day without issue.

Take a little work.. Key is to blend the ads with the content and to not have them stick out.

And Google won't kill you if you click on an ad or two of your own unit. I do it from time to time to verify advertising and to get info on ads in case I need to block them.

February 21, 2008 10:20 PM

 
Blogger carletongardener said...

Thanks.

February 21, 2008 10:31 PM

 
Anonymous Patrick said...

You won't be getting any pennies out of me, I use the Adblock plugin on my browser.

February 22, 2008 2:45 PM

 
Blogger carletongardener said...

Ahhh. To add-google-ads or not to add-google-ads, that is the question .....

After 24 hours, 707 page impressions, and I think probably 5 hours of my time on palettes and optimizing, my ads have earned $1.04! (That translates to $379.60 per year.)

This is well below what would make it worthwhile monetarily to me. And it seems some of my viewers will see little blank squares and may not visit my site!!!

I just wanted to try it out.

February 22, 2008 10:04 PM

 
Blogger Flax Hill Gardener said...

Most people don't even notice the ads on my site since I placed the page element low on the side. I am always amused by what appears. Usually it's gardening, but this week, after a post about a stuffed dog I created from a sock, there was an ad about small dog clothing.

February 22, 2008 11:21 PM

 
Blogger carletongardener said...

Today I have an ad for nursing in California. Maybe because I posted about my (garden) beds?

February 24, 2008 4:54 PM

 

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