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Google AdSense Earnings

Google has updated their terms of service for their AdSense programme, and have, it seems, made the terms less strict than before. The big change is that Google will now allow users to state their gross earnings from the service, although it is still against the ToS to state your clickthrough rates or earnings per click.
So, without further a do, here’s what I’ve been earning of late:

Money earned from Google AdSense, by month
MonthMoney earned (USD)Equivalent money earned (GBP) *
November 2004 **$151.02£78.40
December 2004$230.05£119.41
January 2005$191.62£99.46
February 2005$152.58£79.20
March 2005 ***$79.06£41.04

* = Calculated from the current exchange rate of £1 = $1.92644
** = Earnings are from the 9th November
*** = Earnings are up to 17:00 GMT on 16th March
So as you can see I’m getting enough money to pay for hosting this site and quite a bit more, most of which has been set aside for my master’s degree next year.


  1. Impressive figures, I must say. I had never imagined those kinds of sums on a monthly basis.
    Are you permitted to disclose the number of visitors or is that included in the definition of CTR and EPC?

  2. I can say how many visitors the site gets because it’s me that records that, not Google. I’m getting between 90 000 and 100 000 visits per month, which translates to around 1 million hits. I just can’t tell you how many people click on the adverts or how much I earn each time (which, as far as I know, actually depends on the advert anyway).

  3. That’s equally impressive 🙂

  4. I’ve toyed with adding Google ads since I re-made my blog a while back. It’s not that I am thinking of it as a money-making prospect, but rather a way to pay for the hosting and software and such that goes into making Blogography. Of course, I don’t have nearly the traffic or Google Rank that you do, so I somehow doubt I’d manage to make even that much (which is why I’ve held off).
    Something more for me to ponder. 🙂

  5. I have had Google ads for over a year and have only made about $80 total now. Of course I am not getting the hits you are either… 🙁

  6. Interesting figures. I thought AdSense wasn’t for personal sites, though? Or am I mistaken?

  7. Well, they accepted my application, so I assume it is for personal sites as well 🙂

  8. Wow I can only dream of that kind of ad revenue for my personal blog (I need to re-add AdSense to it)!
    I didn’t think you got that many visitors. That is awsome!

  9. its after your last post on adsense that made me sign up for it, especially with the impending move to the states meaning the $ will be handy (although not twice the money. Just need to design in the ads onto the site and skin it properly.

  10. Wow that’s quite impressive. My one weakness on my blog is that I don’t link to enough external resources but instead post too much personal material. Hmmm, time for changes. 🙂

  11. Whoa. I had no idea it was possible to make that much money. I think I’ve made maybe five cents from having it on my diet blog!