How a Malaysian Made US2746.56 from AdSense in August 2007
Posted on 24th September, 2007
I was browsing Alang’s blog at Blog Webmaster Malaysia when I came across a post about the highest income he had earned from AdSense in a day.
Alang was one of the few Malaysians who have been very successful with AdSense. He used to make between $3000 to $4000 from AdSense in 2005. The most he has made from AdSense in a day was $144.74. Unfortunately, he no longer earns as much these days.
As you can see from the screenshot below, the highest income I had made from AdSense in a day was $394.14. I guess I was lucky to get high paying ads in combination with some good traffic. These days I make anywhere from $500 to $800 from AdSense monthly, a far cry from what I was making in the past years.
Alang post was created in response to another post by Naem, who was apparently made an impressive US2746.56 from AdSense in August 2007.
When I first read Naem post, I wondered what was the point he tried to make when he asked his readers what they think about a screenshot of an AdSense income. I thought it was someone else’s income.
After browsing the comments, I found an explanation about it. I personally prefer to read some insight in the post itself instead of having to shift through the comments but I understand that he wasn’t in the mood when he posted that.
Anyway, from what I’ve read, Naem’s marketing effort involves taking advantage of the social networking sites such as Friendster and MySpace. He created lots of accounts on these sites and then promoted them using video clips at places like YouTube.com and Metacafe.com. In addition, he created several forums to drive more traffic.
One thing I disagree with his technique is that he openly advocates creating splogs or spam blogs. To add content for his community sites, he recommended copying and pasting from other sites. I guess he hasn’t heard about duplicate content penalties, not to mention that it’s basically stealing and unethical. Well he admitted that’s something he doesn’t pay much attention to.
Like everything involving spamming and blackhat techniques, it usually won’t last long. I am saying this because in addition to the duplicate content, the unnatural link growth might raise the search engines’ red flag. When that happens, you can forget about getting traffic from the search engines.
While I can see he had worked very hard to earn his income, I wouldn’t recommend anyone from using his method – unless you are only after a quick buck and don’t mind having all your effort go down the drain in an instant when Google finds out.
While it’s nice to read about another Malaysian making good money from AdSense these days, I’d like to read more about those that have made it using whitehat techniques.