Adsense On Inner Affiliate Pages

Here’s just a little quick thing that I tested with and actually made some spare change with. As you all know I recommend a good amount of relevant content on your landing pages for quality score purposes. You can manage this content with a blog, or just by straight up adding the pages. I added an Adsense block to these inner article pages (not on the actual landing page) because it was my hunch that Google likes to see their services on peoples pages, and to see if the articles got much action or clicks.

I actually had completely forgotten I had done this until I just got a $200 Adsense check from the month of April. It’s nothing compared to the revenue the affiliate site drove, but it was some extra spare change just from putting Adsense on the inner pages. My guess is the internal pages got a few organic hits, and then people just browsing the landing page clicked on an article link and clicked the Adsense.

Anyways like I said it’s not something that’s going to break the bank, but if Google likes it and it brings in a few extra bucks, why not? Just thought I’d share my experience.


  1. That’s interesting, will definitely try it. Would you ever consider putting ads on the actual landing page or do you think that would be too much?

  2. May 17, 2008

    Definitely NOT. You want them clicking your affiliate call to action, not adsense.

  3. invisible777
    May 17, 2008

    Something that I do that works more times than not: Make your own “fake” Adsense blocks, and simply point the links to affiliate offers. If that $200 represents 4000 clicks (at .05 a click), you may have made a good deal more with affiliate URL’s instead of Adsense. Worked for me.

  4. May 17, 2008

    Yes, Google likes AdSenese on your page.
    But all clicks on AdSense move visitors away. Maybe some of them will convert staing on your site?
    Hmm, I think that its time to do some math and decide if it’s worth it.

  5. Interesting idea. I would have thought you wouldnt want to do this cause it still might detract people from buying.

  6. May 17, 2008

    I’ve tried this once and it worked pretty well. :)

    Thanks for reminding me to try it again. Hehe.

  7. May 17, 2008

    I used to feature AdSense on my landing page and for a while what I was paying in ads was evened out by people who would click on the AdSense ads, everyone else ended up buying the affiliate offer, so all sales were profits.

    After about two weeks Google smart priced me or something because the clicks from my AdSense went from an average of 50 cents to 10 cents cutting the profits significantly.

  8. May 17, 2008

    That’s a good idea! To improve this technique you could set a cookie at the landing page so you know if a visitor already saw it. Then you replace the AdSense only, if the cookie doesn’t exist. That way you get money from adsense if the visitor isn’t interested in your affiliate product.

  9. May 17, 2008

    Oh nice tip for those starting small or maybe not! lol

  10. May 17, 2008

    Sounds like gas money

  11. Yeah true. But doesn’t putting them on inner pages have the same effect? Even if someone is on another page isn’t the ultimate goal to gain their interest in the product and have them come back and buy it?

  12. May 17, 2008

    Question – so why aren’t you trying to get people to your offer from those articles w/ even a soft-sell?

  13. May 17, 2008

    Interesting, care to try it out some more and perhaps make a comparison chart?

  14. May 18, 2008

    I have noticed that you get more organic searches if you put adsense blocks on your page. Perhaps that’s because google can make more money.

  15. May 18, 2008

    That is a great idea. You definitely don’t want it on your actual landing page or you would lower your CTR on what you main purpose is, but to have it on sub pages that make up the landing zone is great.

    Shudogg Dot Com – Make Money Online Blogging

  16. June 1, 2008

    Hmm, this is interesting… A case study would be interesting…

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