It's been repeatedly suggested that I enroll in ad-sense or some other google related income producing program. Since my "website" is not exactly a professional production, but just a place where I upload single files (jpg, gif, an occasional wmv or flv) of a hopefully humorous nature, people don't visit it unless lead there by a posted link, like my weekly caption challenges, http://dotcomjoe.com/caption615 And if you just come across the home page, there's not much there to look at.http://dotcomjoe.com/Occasionally, though, something I post goes viral and other websites link to the file instead of stealing it and posting it on their own. A good example of this is a small .gif file of roughly 1.4MB I posted two days ago has now received 8,500 hits, and quickly used up a half month of bandwidth allocation, so I was forced to take it down. My average month's stats are:28,000 Unique visitors55,000 Visits73,000 pages81,000 HitsSo the questions are: 1. Are the above numbers worthy of considering ad-sense or something of a similar nature?2. Can ad-sense or something else be workable on such a rudimentary website, or would I have to redesign it to make the files more accessible?~aj
So the questions are: 1. Are the above numbers worthy of considering ad-sense or something of a similar nature?2. Can ad-sense or something else be workable on such a rudimentary website, or would I have to redesign it to make the files more accessible?~ajJoe,You might consider setting up your site with WordPress, which is often thought of as "blogging" software, but a lot of websites like http://icanhas.cheezburger.com/ use this "blogging" type of set-up.It really makes it much easier to design websites without knowing much about web design or spending much time on it. I know some rudimentary HTML, enough to be dangerous, but I think my websites look decent using WordPress. It makes it super easy to change the look of your website and to add functionality to it.Here is my old website designed with WordPress. There are "plug ins" that make adding Adsense very easy. There are "plug ins" that do all sorts of things.http://www.markcancellieri.com/FYI, I started a new website a few days ago, although I haven't added Adsense to it yet.http://www.betterstrongerfaster.com/I'm not making any money from Adsense because I have virtually no traffic, so I can't tell you how much you could make from it.WordPress is free, and there are lots of free "themes" available, which are like templates for the look of your website, but I recommend buying the Thesis theme, because it makes it insanely easy to change the format of your website without knowing HTML.http://diythemes.com/plans/If you do go the WordPress route, I recommend going with a hosting company that allows one-click installs and updates of WordPress. I once tried installing it myself, and it was a pain.If this interests you, I would be happy to help you out as best as I can.
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