Thursday, 17 February 2011

Adverts On The Blog & Why!

As you can all clearly see down the sides and inbetween the posts you will see some google adverts and others.

Why? There is a simple reason for this, they make me money! Im not talking mega bucks Im literally talking pennies, but all these pennies add up. I reckon at the moment we are making around a fiver a month! So not going to retire yet, but add that up over a year and you have got a few bob extra in your pocket!

To explain how it works is best left to an expert, someone who has been blogging for a while and who is RVing his way around the USA and Mexico. So with his kind permission Ive used his words to put my point across! So dont forget to go and see George at  Thanks George for the use of your info!

Google AdSense

Earn money from Google's AdSense Program

Publish webpages and earn income


Google AdSense questions.

Many readers have written asking about Google ads that you see on my blog and on MsTioga Magazine pages. Perhaps you are curious about the Google AdSense program too?

Publishers and Advertisers.

Here is how it works. There are publishers like me, who put webpages on the web. There are also advertisers who want to sell things. Google dreamed up this fantastic method of allowing advertisers to put ads on publishers webpages. But the thing about these ads, is that Google figured out a way to serve ads relevant to the content of the webpage. For example, if a webpage were about plumbing, the ads served to that page would also be about plumbing.

Look at the ads on this page. Notice that many of these ads appear to be relevant to this story about earning money online.

Searching for info leads to sales.

Let's say that you are interested in buying a digital camera, OK? You go to Google and do a search for "digital cameras". If you look at a webpage that comes up in that search and that page has Google Ads, you may click on an ad to get additional info. When you click on a Google Ad, the publisher gets paid for that click.

Advertisers bid for search terms.

The advertiser determines how much a click will pay for a particular ad. The advertiser bids for a search term. In this example, the search term is "digital cameras". If the advertiser bids 50 cents for this search term, then the publisher will receive a portion of that 50 cents for readers clicking on that ad. Some ads pay 5 cents, and some pay $2 or more. The advertiser is provided with reports which tell how much the advertising is costing, and compares that ad cost to the sales generated from these clicks in order to determine if the program is paying for itself.

Earn money in the forest, at the beach, anywhere.

I publish my web pages from my RV home. My RV is equipped with the Datastorm mobile internet system. Everywhere that I travel is a place where I may work on my webpages, publish them and earn money from my Google AdSense ads.

Requirements for AdSense approval.

From Google's AdSense Forum is the following advice in order to be approved for AdSense.

Exception Note: I have personal experience where an AdSense account was approved with only one blog page for the applicant.

Quote from AdSense Forum:

"In order to participate in Google AdSense, your website and application information must meet the following guidelines:

- Your website must be your own top-level domain ( rather than

- Your domain must have been registered and active for at least 6 months before you apply for AdSense.

- You must provide accurate personal information with your application, that matches the information on your domain registration.

- Your website must contain substantial, original content."


So hope that explains things a little for you, I would just like to add, that Ive had adsense running on this blog from day one! So maybe our rules in the UK differ from the USA?

So if you havent monetised your blog yet, click on the tab at the top of your blog and follow the steps, it really is that simple!

Till later....................


  1. If your account payment limit is set at £60 then at £5 a month it will take 1 year before google pays you the 60. Shocking, check your limit that is set.

  2. Thats a good point, I forgot to mention that, it will be a nice surprise when it does!

  3. I have been trying for years with adsense and affilite marketing and it truely is pennies ! however after TEN years of pennies i finally hit a HOT one last august and made £2k in 3 months , it was very niche ( its a secret ) however things have returned to normal now , but it was a great bonus !! and truely unexpected.

    If you havent signed up for the ebay scheme consider this , you can discuss or advertise a particular product and get a commision if sale goes through , again it can be small amounts but its consistent , some ebooks pay for themselves by including advertising throughout or at end based on thisBy linking to particualr caravan products you would be providing a service trather th just looking like an out and out advertiser ... perosnally i always make it clear its an affiliate link and have even sometimes offered a NON affiliate link to so people have a choice and dont feel you are only speaking well of a product to try and get a commision


    PS.. i missed out last year but i know some people who made serious money on SNOW SHOES and snow grippers last season when the winter took a grip , maybe consider this for next end of 2011