My ColdFusion blog is slowly gaining a bit of traction and I should really post more than I have been but as its in a number of Aggregators I try and keep the content CF related. I recently seperated my Blog into 2 sections, the main ColdFusion and programming blog and http://personal.cfdan.com for anything else.
As my main blog is ColdFusion focused and I have a big interest in Google as a company, I decided I would place a few AdSense adverts on the top of the site to see how they would get on and to see what all the talk was about people making decent money from their blogs. I am currently re-reading The Google Story and in particular the section about their advertising network so I reckoned I might aswell test it out.
My blog currently has about 80 people per day visiting and I am not sure what the total RSS subscriber amount is so by no means is it a very busy site. Still though, the site has earned a whopping $X.XX (Removed to abide by Google TOS) from the adverts. This is from 14,400 impressions and 7 (yes seven!) clicks!!
I am now beginning to see how an extremely busy site can start to generate good money. I have seen some fairly cunning tricks people use to integrate the adverts into their site to entice people to click.
My favourite is Diggs implementation of the adverts. The Ads By Google link is next to the ads but out of direct eye view. Clever....
It turns out I cant disclose the earnings according to the Google TOS so had to remove it :-(