Most Recent Years The Best For Google AdSense Publishers

Sep 6, 2013 • 8:44 am | comments (7) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google AdSense

Google AdSense celebrated their 10th year anniversary in June 2013 and we polled our publishers asking them which year was their best year as an AdSense publisher.

We've been hearing a lot of complaints from publishers over the years about earnings dropping. But according to our poll, most publishers claim their most recent years as their highest earners.

It seems like 2013, which is still underway, has been turing out to be the best for many. 2012 wasn't as great as 2010 and 2011, but they have been much better than the years before.

Google AdSense Earnings By Year

Of course, most of those publishers who did really well early on and didn't do well later on, probably didn't respond to the poll. But at the same time, Google has been earning more on the AdSense side and paying out more in terms of raw dollars, as time goes on.

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09/06/2013 05:42 pm

"But according to our poll, most publishers claim their most recent years as their highest earners." And what, if "most publishers" you're referring to, started to use AdSense during these "most recent years" ? What if they simply didn't use AdSense prior to 2010 ? Do you really believe, that you audience mostly consists from the web sharks with the long enough online experience ? Common, be reasonable )


09/06/2013 07:43 pm

I don't see how most publishers are making the most money at a time when the search results are dominated by major brands. Unless they were the only ones polled, I don't see how this can be true. My earnings are way down from when I first started.

Durant Imboden

09/06/2013 08:37 pm

I'd have to say that the best years (in terms of effective CPM) were the very early years, before Google introduced "smart pricing" and before advertisers had learned to maximize their ROI. Still, it would have been unrealistic to expect the easy money of 2003 and 2004 to last forever.


09/07/2013 04:12 pm

Good point, I think these results are pretty meaningless.


09/08/2013 06:55 am

Barry fully admits that his stats are meaningless. They are however a point of interest for some of us

Yashpal Jadeja

09/17/2013 07:47 am

Adsense earnings depends on various factors. For some, the earliest years were good in terms of revenue, but for others, the recent years have turned fruitful. Meanwhile Google also started supporting adsense ads on HTTPS pages. Here's the link.


12/13/2013 05:24 am

Humm. how can you say 2013 is best for adsense publisher?? can you explain it?? what the reason behind it?? I m from team member. Waiting for your response.

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