And the Money Rolls In

Well, after over 5 years from implementing google adsense on both this here blog and over at People's Guide to Anacortes, I've finally reach the payout threshold!! I thought it would never happen, and I'm overjoyed. On the one hand, it is like winning an unexpected $100. On the other, it works out to about $.0002 per hour from the time I've spent maintaining, posting, etc.

What's almost as fun as the fat check I will be receiving is the data. Watching ad revenues from month to month (and often day to day), is one of my go to time wasters on the internet. Now that it's reached a kind of completion, I ran a few numbers. While there isn't much of a super clearly defined trend, this chart seems to indicate that I might expect another check in a bit less than 5 years.

Over two thirds of the clicks have come via People's Guide to Anacortes which has a clicks per visit ratio over 15 times higher than that the of the blog. It makes sense because all you blog readers* just come to check in on what's up with me while visitors to the People's Guide are actively looking for lodging or other commercial activities.

Anyway, here's hoping that the money keeps rolling in.
Friday November 9 2012File under: blog

Toggle Comments (4)comment?
on Tue 13th Nov, 2012 02:29 pm PST Ryan said:
I'm at $82, slowly creeping towards $100. Should get there in 4 more years!
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on Tue 13th Nov, 2012 02:29 pm PST Ryan said:
I'm at $82, slowly creeping towards $100. Should get there in 4 more years!
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on Tue 13th Nov, 2012 02:30 pm PST Ryan said:
Why do I always double post?
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on Wed 14th Nov, 2012 11:47 am PST Wren said:
I think you'll make the big cut-off before you know it. Congrats!

As for double posting, I need to fix that. If you single click on "speak your peace", you should get only one post. But I'll try to make it work so you can't double post, just for you.
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