Back in 2006, I signed up for Google AdSense and installed it on one of my websites, Vermonter.com. I was very pleasantly surprised to see an average of around $200 to $300 per month rolling in from all the work I had put into my website. That lasted for several years but then Google started changing the rules and the AdSense income started to drop. To compensate, I added the code to some of my other websites but it really didn’t increase my earnings significantly.
When Google rolled out their “animal invasion” of Pandas, Penguins, Hummingbirds, etc. my AdSense earnings took a nosedive down to an average of $50 to $75 per month. After a bit of head scratching and tinkering with my websites, I am now pushing to get the AdSense figures back into the $100 per month average range. I probably will not install AdSense on this website, no matter how popular it may become, for several reasons. However, I will be creating some niche websites which is something I should have started doing years ago.
Here is a history of what I made with Google AdSense and how it changed over the years:
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