If Google Takes Away Your Google Adsense, What Next?

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We’re contacting you because you’ve enabled AdSense for feeds in your AdSense account. After carefully evaluating the product, we’ve decided to retire AdSense for feeds.
Starting December 3, 2012, we’ll discontinue serving ads via AdSense for feeds on RSS feeds and you’ll no longer see feed units in your My ads tab. To check if you’re currently generating any revenue from AdSense for feeds, visit your “Products” performance report and look for recent data for “AdSense for feeds…” That was the tune of the letter Google sent to me on 3rd October 2012.

It is no longer news that Google plans to discontinue Adsense for feeds by December 3, 2012. At least webmasters, blogs and websites owners have all been informed of this latest development. We have also been assured that the removal of Adsense for feeds won’t affect the other Google Adsense products we are enjoying.

I am beginning to take every word that Google speaks with a pinch of salt. The internet giant has made several changes to their systems and products up to the point that a lot of users had gone to lick their wounds in silence. They come up with a product today and experiment with it; and by the time it has gained popularity and everyone is beginning to shout “Eureka”, it is taken away with or without explanation.

We have become a sort of experimental or laboratory rats in the eyes of Google; and we do not have the right to complain since these products are delivered free of charge. They decide when to add or remove any product. All they demand from us is that we obey without complaints. We are fed with whatever they like, we should swallow whatever is presented to us whether we love the taste or not. That is how it is right now. But should we continue this way? NO, of course!

With Google’s attitude, it is obvious we all should have a ‘Plan B’ should Google Adsense be discontinued suddenly. I know most people would say that could never happen because of the revenue they generate through the product. However, we must all be aware that Google could wake up one day to say they have changed everything – rebrand, change name, availability, terms of use, traffic requirement, etc. You are aware several sites have lost their rights to serve Google Adsense to their readers. Recently, SMS sites were greatly affected.

You must not continue to put all your eggs in one basket. Since we all know of the inconsistency and the blow it might deal on our revenue generation, there is therefore the need to get prepared in case of any eventuality.

Sell products:

Stop depending on the meager revenue you generate from Google Adsence and start selling products on your blog or website. If you have never thought of selling things on your site, it is high time you thought about adding digital products like e-books, software, blog templates, etc. Apart from being in control of the system yourself, the revenue generation is higher than that from Adsense. You don’t get banned neither does anyone close your account.

Get PLR:

You may not be able to create ‘Hot in demand’ products, but you can get a private Label right to what someone else has created and polish it for resale. When you re-write and add more value to it, it becomes entirely different from the original copy and then you can sell it as your own product and make more revenue.

3. Sell Membership:

Start a membership programme on your site where you can provide your members with ‘How-To’ tutorials. Access to the membership area should be on monthly or yearly payment. You can get PLR products for your members for free in addition to providing them with the ‘How-To’ tutorials. You can even teach your members how to become marketers or how to do online importation business and become financially independent. When your products are rich, your members would stick to your site and continue to pay their subscriptions. This by far generates more revenue than what Google Adsense would give you.

4. Get Alternatives:

Look for other alternatives through which you can generate extra income. Some affiliate sites like Kontera, Chitika, Infolinks, Exit Junction, Adengage, Buysellads, etc can also be considered as a possible replacement in case you are suddenly hit. There must be something to lean on should there be withdrawal of Google Adsense so you don’t suffer a heart break.

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