I’m sure all of you keen bloggers out there love to keep checking your Google Adsense earnings every couple of minutes. It’s just something we end up doing out of habit all the time, especially when the money really starts to roll in.
This is a great little toolbar that gives you a brief overview of your account in a little pop up window which you can see below. A feature I particularly like is the “lifetime revenue” figure which can be pretty encouraging for some people with a healthy adsense income.
It also has a brilliant feature that shows the ad overlays on your site. Basically this highlights all the ads when you go on (only you can see it) and tells you just how much each one is earning! It’s a brilliant feature that’s going to be incredibly helpful for trying to figure out how much each ad unit is making
To download it just go here
Of course it’s also a bad thing if you get super obsessed with your earnings, because you’ll start spending too much time moaning that you’ve only made 1 cent today. You’ll claim to have followed every single post on how to make money, bought every e-book from the best bloggers and invested hours of your time every day into blogging.
In reality, if you are only making 1 cent a day after doing all this, you shouldn’t be blogging. However the chances are you aren’t being honest with yourself, and you’ve probably only done a quarter of what you’ve claimed to have done.
So my piece of advice to you, if you’re actually making something from adsense, go ahead and install the toolbar. But if you’re just starting off and don’t have any real income from adsense as of yet, don’t install it. Otherwise you WILL get obsessed with checking it every few seconds.
For all of you Zombie Bloggers that get sucked into checking adsense all the time, have a read of my guest post over at Famous Bloggers and that might set you right :p