My apologies to readers for the wacky results of the last poll (about how much people earned from Adsense) that I’ve been running the past few weeks – it seems someone hacked a way around voting more than once and voted 400 times across all categories last night which totally messed up the results making them useless. It always astounds me how a small minority of internet users with too much time on their hands can ruin the hard work of others so effortlessly.
Whilst I never intended the results to be scientific or highly accurate I found them to be quite fascinating. Before the hack happened last night this is what they showed (I’m reconstructing this from memory and some notes I took yesterday of the results at that point so please forgive me for the up to date accuracy).
- 33% earned under $30 per month
- 16% earned between $30 and $99 per month
- 11% earned between $100 and $499
- 9% earned between $500 and $999
- 4% earned between $1000 and $1499
- 2% earned between $1500 and $2499
- 4% earned between $2500 and $4999
- 3% earned between $5000 and $9999
- 1% earned over $10,000
- 13% do not use Adsense
- 4% did not wish to disclose their earnings
Here are a couple of graphs that help to visualize the break down.
I’ve taken the first two answers out of the results (ie those who do not use Adsense and those who do not wish to disclose their earnings have been removed from the results shown in these graphs. Click for enlarged graphs.
This first graph shows the breakdown of those responding in each category (372 total respondents).
This graph shows the same results with a percentage breakdown of each category.
Once again – keep in mind that this is only intended as a rough guide to show what a selection of bloggers (largely readers of this site – which will provide skewed results due to its nature) are earning through the Adsense program.
I hope to construct a more accurate survey that looks at this topic (and others) in the weeks ahead – in the mean time I hope this sheds a little light on the topic of how well bloggers are doing with the Adsense program.