Many people ask me why I still use Adsense at FWJ. I tell them it’s because, for some reason, this blog network is hard to monetize. I get the best results from Adsense, plain and simple. It makes up for about 74% of the revenue earned here. We’ve tried other forms of advertising but this is the one that brings in the most money here. That’s why when I had my Adsense revoked for FWJ it hit us very hard.
I couldn’t figure out why this would happen. We don’t ask for clicks nor do we run ads from a competing networks. So you can imagine my surprise when Adsense all but disappeared from FWJ. The reason? It was the “Support our Sponsors” box at the top of the sidebar.
I have since removed the offending heading and hope to be reinstated. In the meantime, I offer this cautionary tale to you. Even something innocent such as encouraging your readers to support their generous benefactors can be enough for you to lose your Adsense income.