Why Making Money from Adsense is Difficult? 9 Reasons

Adsense is one of the famous program most of the bloggers use to earn money at initial stage of blogging. It was doing well for bloggers when it was new in web. But currently, making money from adsense is not that much easy, except you have huge search engine traffic. Here are the 9 reasons why making money from adsense is difficult. google-girl

It took 29 months to earn my first 100 dollars, now in a single month I managed to earn around 400 dollars from same. So, what are the problems in it and what I learnt. Keep reading.

9 Reasons

1) All know about it.

Almost all internet users know it’s an advertisement from Google. Most of the  PPC (Pay Per Click) programs known by internet users. So, they don’t click without knowing  or having interest on  ads on your site.

2) Less Traffic

Since getting clicks on ads are very less compare to earlier, you need more traffic (visitors). Still lots of bloggers earn huge money from adsense and it’s a main income source for them. So, how it’s possible? because of traffic. You must have enough organic (Search engine) traffic. I would say, minimum 1000 daily unique visitors by search engines will give reasonable income. Are you getting this much traffic?

3) Ads are not relevant

Sometimes ads are not relevant to your blog posts. When you are talking about Windows 7 wallpapers on a article, Google will publish ads about ‘How to make cheap phone call?’. Who will have interest on this ad?

4) Low Payments

You may get even 0.01 US Dollar for a click. It’s very low compare to how hard you tried to get that click. There are some methods available to stop low paying advertisers from your site. But it doesn’t work how you expect.

5) Keyword Selection Mistake

Sometimes, no matter how hard you try to avoid low paying advertisements but still you can’t make good money from adsense because of ‘Low paying keyword’. When other bloggers earn 20 dollars from 10 clicks you may earn 1 US dollar in same 10 clicks. Why? It’s because of your low paying keyword selection.

6) Wrong size ,placement, color combination, no monitoring

Your adsense ad placement and color combination should be perfect and match with your blog style and theme. Don’t miss even a single click by wrong ad placement and color system. You have to work around with your blog and ads to find out the correct format and placement. Its a time consuming experiment but useful.

To increase your adsense earnings you must monitor it. Create channels and monitor which ad format is making real money and in which page. Then get rid of low earning ad formats.

7) You don’t have Control on Adsense.

You don’t have control to select high paying ads and advertisers. Changing colors and sizes also limited. So you can’t hide ads completely with your blog as part of your links. You have to allow ‘Ads by Google’ in every adsense advertisement.

8.) Limited Numbers of Ads.

It’s not a good idea to place ads all over the places in a page. But still if you think you can make more money by more ads and your all posts are very long, sorry it’s not possible.  Google allows adding only 3 ad blocks and 3 ad units on a page.

9) Don’t depend only on Google as Search Engine.

You must optimize your blog to yahoo, bing and ask search engines. One study said visitors coming from other search engines except Google, click ads more due to not familiarized with Google adsense. I don’t know how much it’s true, but I think it’s quite right

Conclusion; Making money from adsense is a difficult task but its ‘Very much possible’.

Once you establish your blog well and optimized for search engines, then you should not worry about it. Earnings will follow you.

Three things more important for adsense according to me,

Organic traffic

Keyword Selection.

Ads size, color and placement.


To encourage you, check it out the top adsense earners here.

I will be updating this blog with more tips to make good money from adsense. Stay tuned.

What’s your experience? are you making good money by adsense?

  • Got the point. Ive been too much paying attention on Google. But, how to optimize my blog for Bing,Yahoo, or Ask? Can I do the same with Google? I mean the on page SEO.

    • Gojeg,
      Yes, it should be done on same page.
      In fact you do not need to do anything extra on your pages for yahoo or bing,
      Just make sure, you added and verified your blog on these sites’ web master tools.
      One more idea, find out the top results on these search engines’ results and get backlinks from specific sites. It will help them to trust your blog.

      Have a nice blogging.

  • @Gojeg

    More than 90% of the traffic comes fromg google, so waste you time and effort optimising it for other search engines. Every Search Engine has different algorithms like keyword density, headers, etc.
    For eg. Google need to have a keyword density of 2-3% whereas for Yahoo its 5-7%

    Google is the king. Optimize it just for google.
    Good luck

  • I totally agree with your points. But than also for beginners there’s no better option other than adsense. I completed my first 100$ from adsense this month, this is the 13th month since I started blogging or using adsense.

    • Congrats, 13 months is not bad when you are new to blogging. I’m sure next earnings will be faster.
      As mentioned by Mobile Internet Marketing, CPA will be good way of earn more than adsense. You have to work hard and smart or that. I tried several offers, but did not work for me. Good luck.

  • @ Namit

    It make take ages for new bloggers to reach 100 mark per month. Instead you can use other methods to drive visitors to your blog and make money.
    Write product reviews (affiliate product ) and drive visitors through article marketing. It will increase your SERP’s and give you an opportunity to make money form other than adsense.
    Use CPA methods. Many companies pay you for providing them leads. Search at OFFERVAULT.com

  • hello Dinesh please help me i had applied for Google Adsense from flixya.com and i got it approved 2 weeks later but after too weeks it got disable by invalid clicks but i don’t know how. but last week i re applied for adsense from flixya.com and again it got approved but after a week today it got disable again i don’t know how this is happening to me what is reason behind it. i am not getting the system of Google Adsense that what they want. and one thing is that Google don’t have any solution for it it has only one solution by desable the account of a user i don’t think this is the right way. this is the massge from Google Adsense i got today what it means?

    While going through our records recently, we found that your AdSense
    account has posed a significant risk to our AdWords advertisers. Since
    keeping your account in our publisher network may financially damage
    our advertisers in the future, we’ve decided to disable your account.

    • Rizwan,
      I don’t think Google would have disabled your account for no reason.
      Since I don’t have any experience with flixya.com, I can’t say anything more.

      Did you see high number of clicks in your adsense report during the two weeks?
      Are you sure, you did not ask your friends to click the ads?

      Where you placed your ads, in flixya or your blogspot blog?

      If you think you have not done any mistakes, then again you can reply with full explanation.

      I suggest, don’t worry too much about this. Just reapply again and wait. If this doesn’t work, forget it for some time and develop your blog with high traffic and useful contents.
      Once you established well, re apply with different email address from your own blog.

      Let me know your thoughts.

  • Very well said, I agree with you. Earning money through AdSense is not that too easy as many people think. It requires frequent learning, I have plan to have Adsense in Google for better production, but it takes time for me to learn it and I hope I can do it.

  • Well written, and the thing is that bloggers who start off wish easy and quick money, so therefore look for shortcuts. All one needs is good content and some patience to see the numbers grow on the adsense dashboard ..

  • thanks alot for your informative tips. well, i was getting good payment via adbrite. the adbrite is close. now i have to concentrate again on chitika and google adsense.

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