The aim of this post is for those budding bloggers who are not monetizing there blog. When people start a blog, he tries to stay away from putting advertisement banner and adsense on new blogs. Even I started the same way. In early days of my blogging, I was not using Adsense or any other ad platform on my blog, but later on I realised my mistake and I think its better to tell new budding bloggers not to make such mistake.
Before I will write about to use or not to use Adsense on new blogs, here is a small conversation between me and My BB (Budding Blogger) friend.
I was talking to one of my budding Blogger friend, and he told me that he has an approved adsense account but he is not putting adsense on his blog.
- I asked him : Why?
- BB : Because it’s a new blog and putting adsense might make my visitor that I blog for money.
- I asked him : Then why did you apply for adsense, when you are not planning to monetize your blog?
- BB : I will monetize when I will have good traffic.
- I : What difference will that make compare to now? As it is you going to monetize later? What if that your readers put off and they will think oh! this guy started blogging for money.
This way conversation keep going on and for some reason I feel, its not only him but many others are feeling the same thing about Putting advertisement on new blog. The thing is he started thinking again, why he is making this decision and this question goes to you as well. I know many of you not blog for money but for those who blog for money or planning to monetize it later on. Ask yourself a question , Why not now? Why later? “.
The thing is, when you have a blog and when you can monetize it , because you are planning to pay a part of your bill through your blog, start monetizing it now. Chances are high you might not make anything beyond 10-100/month. But at least you are making something out of it.
Now think this way.
What are advertisement and why advertisement? Why You put advertisement on your blog?
The thing is, when an advertisement run on your blog related to your content or you put advertisement banner on sidebar or on header and that is related to your blog niche, that is helping visitor in a way. You giving him the right place to get the product he is looking for or he might be interested in.
Take an example : On ShoutMeloud I write extensively about Blogging, Webhosting and make money online. I share my personal views and experience. Now many readers are here because they like to read my experience with different product that I use and chances are high they would like to try them or such related product might put them in interest. That’s why I keep web hosting and wordpress theme banners on the sidebar and header.
The point here is there is no good or bad time putting advertisment on your blog, but only thing is you should not put advertisement in a way which might hamper readability of your blog post. Keep one or two ad unit instead of putting it all, this is another fact , less ad=better CTR = Better Money.
So in case if you have adsense account and a new blog, start putting advertisement . Start with one ad unit or two , make sure don’t put it in a way which might create a distance between you and your regular readers.
What’s your Opinion on this? A budding blogger should use adsense advertisement or should not? If yes, how he should implement it?