Saturday, July 3, 2010

What is Google AdSense?

Everybody knows that Google AdSense is the most legitimate way of making money online. Thus “what is AdSense and how does it works?” is the most frequently asked question on forums.

Here’s your answer…

What is Google AdSense?
AdSense is an ad serving application run by Google Inc. Website owners can enroll in this program to enable text, image, and video advertisements on their websites. These advertisements are administered by Google and generate revenue on either a per-click or per-impression basis.
Basically AdSense is a marketing and advertising platform that serves up advertising paid for by the businesses, companies and individuals who advertise using the Google AdWords program.

If you qualify to use AdSense you are allowed to place these advertisements on your website and collect earnings for ads that display. The advertisers who use Google's AdWords program buy advertising through the program, and they pay Google to advertise for them. These ads are then served to prospective customers through the AdSense program, using third parties to display the ads (that's the AdSense Publishers - people like you and I).

Effectively, the advertisers pay Google, and Google takes their cut, and then pays us.

A brief history
Oingo, Inc., a privately held company located in Los Angeles, was started in 1998 by Gilad Elbaz and Adam Weissman. Oingo developed a proprietary search algorithm that was based on word meanings and built upon an underlying lexicon called WordNet, which was developed over the previous 15 years by researchers at Princeton University, led by George Miller.

Oingo changed its name to Applied Semantics (company) in 2001, which was later acquired by Google in April 2003 for US$102 million.

In 2009, Google AdSense announced that it would now be offering new features, including the ability to "enable multiple networks to display ads".

What the heck? You still want conclusion after reading that whole lot of data. Hey! Just kidding. Lets put it simple, you get paid when somebody clicks an ad by Google on your website/blog.


  1. My experience with Adsense sucks! They disabled my account stating that I violated their terms and conditions - the reason - "Irregular clicks on your site!" I wrote to them that I can't control others from clicking and the reply I got is that they are sorry that they cannot reinstate my account. That is.

    Not only me, I've a few friends who blog with blogger and had their blogs deleted by Google with the reasons - Spam blog!

  2. Hey! I had the same experience. You know, its very difficult to understand the terms and condition of AdSense.

    Its better to start selling items on our websites/blogs rather than to wait for 6 months to get AdSenses approval and then getting rejected because our there were no regular clicks on our site. What the hell?

    And moreover my site looks better having whole lot of valuable data and no ads....:D

  3. I knew about Google adsense, but didnt knew its hiatory.

    thanks for sharing.