It’s 2018 and I’m still surprised to see how many people are relying on this outdated tactic of generating income.
I still have clients today with heavy ad networks being punished yet again by the latest Google algorithm. Many of them have lost either 30-60% of traffic or the same amount in ad revenue. I feel bad for them and told them to move on and more money can be made elsewhere, even off ads again if they insist.
Google Adense was the thing maybe 10 years ago. Then totally died around 6 years ago. Whatever money you’re making on it now, you’ll probably make 4 times as much seeking out other methods of traffic monetization. I mean it. It’s only a matter of time before you realize how much your traffic is really worth and figure out how to capitalize on it.
I will say this, though: Google Ads is an easy way to monetize. It’s convenient as hell. Just put a little code and let it do all the work of putting relevant ads in front of your viewers.