Increasing Income From AdSense for Feeds

When it comes to Google AdSense, the number one factor to making more money from it is to tweak and keep tweaking. That holds true for their new AdSense for Feeds service as well.

AdSense for Feeds has been performing quite well on my RSS Feed. However, that doesn’t mean it can’t do better. One of the things Google allows you to control is the placement of the ads. When I started using AdSense for Feeds, I placed the ad below each posts. Two days ago, I switched the ad position to the top of each posts and click rate has since double. I’ll have to wait a few more days to see if this holds but early results looks promising. Next step will be to fool around with colors and borders. Stay tuned.

30 thoughts on “Increasing Income From AdSense for Feeds”

  1. fahry says:

    nice info thanks..
    I hope I can increase my earning too

    1. Changed it to show above the posts… now for the waiting game. :mrgreen:

      1. I have always thought that feedburner readers are more sophisticated and thus do not click on ads.

        1. Jogja says:

          im often banned by google..

  2. Dot Com Dud says:

    Cool, I haven’t added AdSense for Feeds yet but when I do, I’ll be sure to try this out. I’m curious about what colour scheme works best as well.

  3. I am looking forward to being able to monetize my feeds however I wish, instead of with just adsense. Someday I suppose…

  4. Hi John – is there any flexibility with the layout and the number of ads that appear. If there is would be interesting to test 1 ad Vs 2 or 3 together. New to this blog. Thanks for all the great info especially on advertising revenue.

    Glen Crosier
    Brighton, UK

  5. Yep I saw a boost from changing the colors. I picked a color scheme which fit my site and logo, but honestly I think just as long as it’s not the default color scheme it will be an improvement. I think the default green and blue is more prone to ad blindness since it’s more instantly recognizable as adwords.

  6. Ryan McLean says:

    Double your money in one day. That is awesome!
    This is exactly what I did with my google adsense today.
    Instead of having just one adsense banner which was above the content I inserted an extra two (one in the content and one below the content) and my adsense money doubled per 1000 impressions in one day.
    I hope this holds. This extra income will sure help me reinvest into my blog some more and make it awesome.

  7. Bobby says:

    I use to place my adsense below my post. I will try to place it just below the title of my post and see some changes. I read on some blogs that it is better to place your adsense ads between your post. Somehow I just can’t get that to work.



  8. K-IntheHouse says:

    Wonder if this will piss off the RSS readers though! As one of the selling points for subscribing to RSS was ad-free content for many blogs. I am getting in to see how it plays out although I am going to start out in the less intrusive position – under the content. 🙂

    1. John Chow says:

      The RSS counts keeps going up so I don’t think they’re too upset. 😈

      1. Brad says:

        try the 300.250 block, that always does well for my adsense placement

  9. I think adsense in your feeds could piss people off and unsubscribe. So make sure to watch that.

  10. I’m still looking to make income from regular AdSense ads =). Will keep this in mind though John.

  11. “I have always thought that feedburner readers are more sophisticated and thus do not click on ads ..”

    So in that case I would love to have all my readers to be unsophisticated :mrgreen: 😀

  12. Bobby,

    As far as I know putting ads just below the Post-title is against Google TOC.


  13. Can’t wait to get started…Google asked for my Feedburner feed, but has yet to send instructions yet…Looks like it’s a promising revenue source 🙂

  14. Shawn says:

    I was actrually in my AdSense account not long ago trying to swetup the adsense for feeds and I got confused. Do you set it up through your AdSense dashboard or is it from Feedburner’s control panel?

  15. Ganesh says:

    I wonder whether small blogs will get enough monetization from feed ads.

  16. Where does this show up exactly? I don’t see it in Feedreader, when I click the RSS link from the top of your site, or in the Feedburner emails. Is it on right now?

  17. Kiefer says:

    For some reason i never see my adsence in feed burner, its on my feed burner stats page? And I still cant get blogger to accept the code for putting feed flare on my blog, keeps coming up with an error code. If anyone can help I would appreciate it.

  18. 100kjob says:

    There is a huge market out there for the RSS feeds ads, this will certainly add heaps more cash to Google’s coffer.

  19. I’ve already changed over all my feed links to show the google proxy link, and I’ve created the adsense for feed ads, but they still aren’t showing up in my feeds.

    I set them up about 3 or 4 days ago.

  20. Wonder if this will piss off the RSS readers though!
    great rss

  21. I ve added this hope to see an increase in the earnings 🙂

  22. My feedburner has been migrate to Google. I just place adsense into my feed after I read your article, I forgot to do that haha!
    Hope I cant get some extra earning from Adsense For Feed too :mrgreen:

  23. Ray says:

    I only have about 17 readers right now… you think I should even bother adding adsense to my feed?


  24. Ray says:

    seriously…..nobody has an answer for me?

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