Field of Science

Google NoSense

The money I make from the advertisements that I have allowed Google AdSense to place here on the left and below puzzle me. Very few people click them, but when they do the earnings vary a lot. Look below here. One click on Tuesday and Thursday was worth about 15 cents and 8 cents respectively, but one click on Wednesday got me $2.57. That much for a single click? Why? I feel certain that it really wasn't worth that much to the advertiser. What sort of strange formula does Google have for calculating earnings? All I know is that it's a secret - when you sign up they explain that they will not reveal it. Does anyone have a clue?

Date  Page impressions Clicks Earnings
Sat, Nov 14, 2009 136 0 $0.01
Sun, Nov 15, 2009 242 0 $0.01
Mon, Nov 16, 2009 271 0 $0.02
Tue, Nov 17, 2009 289 1 $0.15
Wed, Nov 18, 2009 418 1 $2.57
Thu, Nov 19, 2009 332 1 $0.08
Fri, Nov 20, 2009 205 0 $0.01

P.S. Since I signed up in March I have earned $16.63, so it really isn't much. And they don't pay out until that number reaches $100. Gonna be a few years. I wonder how much PZ Myers can cash in every month...


  1. I clicked on an ad! Hope you make some money!

  2. A click a day is the difference between earning $100 once or twice a year or once every 27 years.

  3. I noticed you have an ad that says it can prove creation, a creationist site, so no control over what ads appear once you join adsense.

  4. Carax, no that's right. Love it or leave it. You should go to those creationist sites, though. They're fun to read.


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