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My First Google Adsense Check

I thought I’d take a photo of my first Google Adsense check (like a lot of other folks have done) when I received my first Adsense check (see end of this post).

It’s pretty cool when you get your first Google Adsense check and I didn’t even have to do a bunch of traffic building tactics for the website that generated this check. I really just had to wait a bit.

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It was mostly organic SEO, which means including good title tags for articles, good meta descriptions, a bit of backlinking by commenting on other blog posts around the web, some luck, and providing content that makes sense to humans who are reading it, which in turn makes sense to search engines.

One pdf that talks about organic SEO is the Keyword Research Guide from WordTracker.

An example in the beginning of their ebook talks about using the keyword phrase “cheap flights” instead of “low fares”. Using “cheap flights” in an article will bring more search engine traffic than “low fares”.

Why? Because you and I use the phrase “cheap flights”, CEO’s use the phrase “low fares”. See the difference?

If you don’t know anything about search engine optimization, it doesn’t really matter (well, it depends on what you’re trying to accomplish online) because good content will ultimately start ranking in the search engines.

With good content might come backlinks, which in turn helps you in the search engines.  So write the best stuff you can and make it popular somehow.  Keep an eye on how you write your content and how “normal” people would search for it (that’s the organic part).

On the site (a tech blog) that generated the Adsense check, certain articles became more popular over time and did well in the search engines.

I haven’t done an in depth analysis of what ads and why folks were clicking on them but with a bit of analysis and some common knowledge of what works best when placing Adsense ads on a web page, I can tweak the site to work even better.

The great thing about letting a blog sit for a while is to watch what content receives more attention and rises to the top.  You can then drive more traffic to the better performing articles, monetize them different ways and tweak the Adsense for them.

Here’s my $100.00 (plus a few pennies) check:

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To find an example of what you can make with Google Adsense search on Google Adsense Check.

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Salwa May 5, 2009 at 5:40 pm

Congratulations on getting your first adsense. I know i was thrilled when i first received mine.

And nice Shoemoney picture!


Bill May 7, 2009 at 9:06 pm

@Salwa – Thanks and thanks for stoppin’ by and commenting.


Adam Pieniazek May 20, 2009 at 10:32 pm

Congrats on your first Adsense check! They will stack up quicker as your blog gets more and more established. It took me over a year to get my first one and the second one came within 4 months, etc.

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Rockstar Sid May 27, 2009 at 3:58 am

Was just searchin for any adsense checks and luckily found the post. I must say, you resemble Shoemoney, sort of, don’t worry about the hundred dollar check, I am sure it would take off to another level in no time :)


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Bill May 27, 2009 at 3:50 pm

Thanks Adam and Rockstar Sid. I live about 60 miles from Shoe and I’m a lot older. But I’m hoping the distance thing helps. ;)


Arch Bridge June 20, 2009 at 4:03 pm

i got a google adsense check.i want to know in wich bank i can change the check to cash.i am from kerala india .i dont have any bank account.


Arch Bridge June 20, 2009 at 10:03 am

i got a google adsense check.i want to know in wich bank i can change the check to cash.i am from kerala india .i dont have any bank account.


Sdf October 24, 2010 at 2:33 pm

Where’s your privacy policy??


Tekken Journey October 26, 2011 at 1:18 am

Happy for you mate. I am still waiting for my first check. Havent reached half yet.
I have better success with other programs compared to google.Even when I am not earning much with adsense,it is sort of default for me when it comes to placing ads on website.


Bill Bolmeier October 26, 2011 at 5:46 am

Thanks. It takes a bit of time that’s for sure. It’s good to go after multiple streams of income on a site as opposed to just one.


Review All January 26, 2012 at 5:32 am

Hey i would like to know that do you have google adwords too before you receive the first check for adsence??please reply as soon as possible….thank you, sir!!


Bill January 28, 2012 at 8:04 am

No I did not use AdWords to advertise. I placed Google Ads on my site as a publisher when I started.


Review All January 28, 2012 at 10:04 pm

Sir, but my google adsence got banned for no reason…They just daid that i am a treat to their advertisers. I am 100% sure that obey all their do and don’t but i still got banned for no reason.


Micheal Kaw November 28, 2012 at 10:54 pm

Remember Google considers links on YouTube to your site as ‘ad click incentives’ and check via IP. In the future I would be careful.


Paradise May 13, 2012 at 4:25 pm

I believe most of the adsense publishers got a picture from their first check. I do, and it is a great experience when you receive the first one. Hopefully we all keep receiving many more nice checks.


Ijam July 31, 2012 at 4:55 am

Hi Bill, i’m an adsense publisher from Malaysia and I prefer to get my payment via Western Union. Normally, payment via check will take some times to be posted to my home and there is tax charges would be applied upon withdrawal (correct me if i’m wrong).


Bill July 31, 2012 at 9:59 pm

Hi ljam, I have since switched to direct deposit and that is much faster. It was nice though getting a physical check to mark the occasion of getting my first Google Adsense check.


Jonah June 14, 2013 at 4:02 pm

Happy for you, man. Mine will be due soon


Avinash Kumar September 25, 2013 at 2:21 am

First of all congratulations for your first check. I am a publisher from India. My first check is also prepared and will be issued by 1st of next month. I,am very much excited as this gonna be an awesome moment for me. I am 20 years old and doing engineering. I love blogging. :)


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