Hi funguy, I was just reading one of your answers. You mentioned that to track your pageviews you put the url of your questions into a Adsense channel. What is the URL of a FunAdvice question? Also, I noticed that many people like yourself are answering lots of questions. Do you benefit monetarily from being an advisor? Also, can I put my Google Adsense code in more than one website to generate earnings from more than one place?
My brother is still at work at the moment (hm, I am too, but I work at home).
What is the URL of a FunAdvice question?
Use 'http://www.funadvice.com/' as an URL channel in Google Adsense. If you want to track a specific question, use the URL of that question, eg, the URL for this one you'd copy / paste from the address bar (top of browser) and add to Google like so: "http://www.funadvice.com/q/adsenseandfunadvice"
many people like yourself are answering lots of questions
If you answer a lot of questions, typically, you make more friends, and get faster answers to your own questions.
benefit monetarily from being an advisor?
At some point, we (myself, esconsult1) will make the call on paying people to be advisors. We do have one paid editor (the one labeled "editor" in the advisor list) and she works part time for the site. However, given the amount of money the site makes overall & the programmer, hosting, editor, and other expenses, it's break even currently, so we can't afford to hire additional help.
One of the main reasons we're going to extend the revenue share to answers as well as questions is to reward advisors, who typically give great, fast, and friendly advice to other members. Our way of saying "thanks" as it were.
put my Google Adsense code in more than one website
Yep, you can. However, since we don't allow commercial solicitation here, I'd rather let you find that out on your own. One strategy that works well is if you have a blog, grab the funadvice widget here with your questions in it: http://www.funadvice.com/syndicate/widgets
The widget then drives traffic back to your questions, and thus increases your impressions & potentially revenue earning clicks.
Sorry, as my brother mentioned I was at my day job. And he did a fine job with your question. (note the subtle sucking up in my answer?) And he was absolutely right on both parts of your question.
There are sites out there that you can throw your adsense code for a revenue share, but you would probably make more using FunAdvice properly and hosting your own website for larger projects. Blogs do get some traffic, but you either have to be well known or have a unique theme to get traffic to them. Other sites that use revenue sharing (as the same for FunAdvice) are trying to get you to add new content to their site. The upside of this is the money. The downside is the hours upon hours of data entry just to complete one page at most all of these sites.
The time it takes for someone to write a page at any other rev share site, they could write 50 questions at FunAdvice and have the same effect from one of their questions compared to the laboriously long page written elsewhere. Why is this? Because my brother is a genius! (By "genius" I hope you realize I mean that he trapped 50 monkeys in a room with typewriters until they wrote the code for funadvice) You can effectively get more bang for your buck here. The code is impeccable and it is always getting better. You should read my postings in my group on my profile page. That will explain the process for making better use of your money making attempts here. (Lesson #2 is the one that is the real key...must link to your questions from many places!)
I will add you as a friend on my profile If I already haven't .
Thank you for the interest in the site. -Adam