Adsense-specific questions Visit the Forum or Google
How much will I get?
The amount of
money you receive depends on lots of factors, none of which, apart from targeted
site traffic, are anything to do with Drumdojo. Calculation and algorithms are
Google's closely-guarded secrets and there is plenty of speculation on the web
about what does what..
known is that the more traffic, incoming links and visitors you can get to
the page, the better for you. Drumdojo provides targeted visitors
who are most likely to be interested in your article and in the contextual ads
that surround it.
I stress again
that good links and large traffic volumes are mostly dependent on your
content, presentation/style or both. Write clear articles in accessible
language on a subject that people search for - easy!
How many ads are there on the page.
Google permits up
to 3 text ads on any webpage in addition to one link ad and one search box. You
can see the ads on this page currently :-
- Large inset square;
- Right hand column;
- lower left
column. I will
probably move that to a better paying position.
All non-text ad types are reserved for Drumdojo use only.
proposes to share adverts on the page.
- Standard Submission.
the ads on display are split 2/3 in favour of the writer for standard
Submission*. 100% in favour of the writer if the article is unique,
substantive, full of information and exclusively published on drumdojo
- Viral / Video
submission with minimum content. the ads on display are split 2/3 in
favour of the dojo if the article is common, viral or direct from another source
(e.g., Youtube videos without any real context surrounding them)
* An exclusive submission is
an article that is only ever published on the dojo. The 100% rate is to
compensate for foregoing other opportunities and to encourage original generated
content. A piece can be downgraded to a standard submission ifyou also wish to
publish it elsewhere.
It is important that a
distinction is drawn between different types of submissions. Clearly an article
that has and will only been published at Drumdojo, is of a greater intrinsic
value to the writer and to the site. This type of submission receives better
terms to compensate for foregoing other publishing opportunities. At the other
end, as the tremendously successful DojoTV has proven, traffic is possible from
collating and embedding others' videos without writing any content whatsoever
and with minimum effort.
I hope to be able to switch
to an ad rotating system so everyone gets all the text adspace x% of the time.
Yourpage ad rate will transfer over at the same rate or the next highest rate
e.g. 2/3 share will become 70%
Who gets to
pick the ad Placements?
the ad placements based on the prevailing site layout. We are conscious of the
fact that ad positions are important and will seek to maximise your earning
capacity within the site's template structure. You may choose to have ads
inserted in your upload document if you like but the total on the page may not
exceed three. You do need to read and apply the
I don't want
to deal with Google / I don't have a bank account
I am afraid that
there is no alternative reward scheme at this time. If you think you know of a
way where you can be paid, where I don't have to spend any time micro managing,
and where people can still see Drumdojo for free, then please contact me, I'll
be delighted to facilitate you..
Can't I just
click on my own ads and make a fortune?
This is called click
fraud. It is highly illegal and would cause real problems for Drumdojo that
we really don't need. Any contributor found to be engaging in such practise
will have their articles, ads and any ties to Drumdojo removed without
warning. You must read the
AdSense Terms of Service closely - they are strictly applied and
occasionally enforced through the courts - be careful. They apply
"Once the abuse was
discovered, Google terminated XYZ.com's AdSense account, credited advertisers
for every click generated from XYZ's site, and initiated legal