Another Great Month with Adsense: September, 2011

As I continue to share my candid thoughts, strategies, and methods in my Adsense for Bloggers Series I’m still experimenting and testing (very important) with it here on my blog as well.

Last month I made $431.34 and this month I increased to $604.36! That’s an increase of $173.02 or more than 40% month-over-month! Can I say that my tests and optimizations are actually working? I think so.

I’ll probably share a few more of my thoughts on what I did specifically in the Community Forums in the next week or so but overall it’s been just slugging through testing and optimizing particular areas of the post.

Will I continue to use Google Adsense long-term? Perhaps, but perhaps not. I’ve always been a bit partial to a much-cleaner looking blog with less advertisements but I’ll have to keep thinking about pros and cons – naturally I’ll share those with you as my decision becomes more clear.

Thanks all and I hope you had a great September with Google Adsense!

  • Craig Allen

    It would be nice to see the breakdown of number of clicks and even what ads that get you to that number ($), if you are allowed to share that info.

    • Matthew Snider

      You can’t actually share that as per Google’s terms and conditions on Adsense.

      • John Saddington

        yeah, unfortunately i can’t share all of that. sad!

  • Phillip Gibb

    Awesome man, just awesome :)

    • John Saddington

      thanks man!

  • samu

    Nice John. Keep Rocking. How much you got this month other than adsense !!

  • first destination

    Gr8 job John….
    I am hoping that you will soon cross 1000 mark….
    All the Best

    • John Saddington

      sure thing! i hope to continue!

  • Jeremy Myers

    Crazy amazing. Good job.

    • John Saddington

      thanks jeremy! it’s A/B testing!

  • dave miers

    i click on ads to help you :)

    • John Saddington

      haha! thanks man for your support!

  • Northwest Territory Tents

    Great work! Id did 105$ in sep!

    • John Saddington

      awesome! keep going!

  • BT Stream

    HA ha.. I got 128$ for September too :D

    Congrats for you ..

    • John Saddington

      thanks man! trying to improve every month!

  • Todd

    Great work Jon! That would make a nice student loan payment. :-)

    I vote for fewer (or smaller) Adsense ads. To riff on your recent blog post, I sense the site may be past the bad tipping point in terms of how they fit in with the aesthetic. You’ll make it work!

    • John Saddington


      i made some big changes this month. we’ll see how it goes!

  • Calin

    Congrats, that’s a really nice increase and I am sure that it will only go higher and higher from now on.

    Regarding your concerns about the clean look and the ads, I guess that it’s something we all have to deal with and I am sure that by now most of the users and blog readers have understood that Advertising is what keeps blogs alive, so they won’t get that bothered by ads (if you don’t stick them on their face, of course :D)

    • John Saddington

      i won’t!