USA Today published an article yesterday named Google search ads find momentum which discusses Google's AdSense program. Two well-known forum personalities were quoted in the article.
John Scott of V7N Forums:
"AdSense, in my opinion, is the worst thing to happen to the Internet," says John Scott, who runs the V7n.com online forum for search marketers. "Google is ... in essence, paying people to inundate the Web with literally billions of worthless pages."
Jennifer Slegg (Jenstar, JenSense.com) of Search Engine Watch and DigitalPoint Forums:
Whatever its editorial worth, the AdSense business model clearly works for what blogger Jennifer Slegg describes as "hundreds of thousands" of website and blog publishers.
Slegg, who runs the JenSense AdSense tips blog, says the monthly AdSense bounty ranges from $100 to tens of thousands of dollars.
"The average is more like a few thousand a month," she says. "The ones who do really, really well, however, really work for it. It's not a windfall; they put in the hours."
Forum discussion at DigitalPoint Forums.