I just DOUBLED my Google AdSense daily revenue by spending 2 minutes cleaning (ad) house

So I came across adsblacklist.com in my Stumbles last week, but had wanted to test it out before actually posting anything to my readers about it. But as it advertises, it works like a charm, and I have seen my Adsense revenues double this past week. Cleaning out the MFA (Made for Adsense) ads really makes sense (cents) and I would highly recommend it if you use Google Adsense.

How come Made for Adsense ads (MFA) even have a place in Google? They hurt Googles ability to make money also, and that pass that (lack of) savings on to us. Nobody wins, but they MFA’s make a name for themselves I guess? It drives me nuts, but haven’t really thought about it until the stumble.

Anyway, the whole point of it is that you are likely getting $0.05 or $0.10 clicks when these MFAs are allowed to post. I guess Google must make enough money and have enough ads that they need some filler space so they allow these in. I don’t like it and it hurts your revenue. What make $0.05 per click when you could be making $0.30 per click? So sign up ASAP!

But Hank, can’t you just show me how to do it???

Good point, I’m here to help! 🙂 So here is how you go about cleaning “Adsense” house:

1. Go to Adsblacklist.com and join. It is free to get on, and doesn’t spam you with crap afterward, as far as I’ve seen.

2. Add your blog url and the keywords you associate your blog with. Be careful on your word choice though as they only let you choose 20.

3. Go to left hand menu bar and click on “generate filter list”.

4. Drag your site name from “Available Domains” over to the “keywords from selected name” and click the MFA button (click to enlarge).

drop and drag from left to right

5. Open your Adsense account and enter the sites generated into your “competitive Ads filter: to block them from being displayed on ANY of your sites you use Adsense for.


So how do I start making more money off this trick?

Well, you’ve got to wait about a day before the juice kick in, but the whole point is to allow more genuine sites who have paid a higher price to appear on your site. By cleaning out the MFAs, when people click on your Google ads, you will have a greater chance of having higher paid pay per click (PPC).

If you do find this worked, shoot me back a link here and let me know!

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  • FFB

    Great advice. I’ve seen this before but haven’t signed up. I’ll have to check it out!

  • Charles

    First time poster, but have to agree, I have used it before too and it bump me from cents per day to dollars on some days!

  • I just followed your advice. Will be interesting to see how it all unfolds.

  • This definitely seems like an interesting (and highly useful) website you’ve found. I’ll definitely be checking it out. Thanks for the tip off.

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  • Thanks Hanks! I was just thinking about how to easily do this the other day when I kept getting $0.02 clicks.

  • @FFB – Do check it out! Let me know how it goes!

    @Charles – I’ve had the same results!

    @thewild1 – do report back after a week or so!

    @ Teli Adlam – Indeed worth while! Let us know!

    @MMH – $0.02 isn’t paying the bills! Get those 10-20 cent clicks! Let us know if you implement it!

  • Thanks for the tip. I just did this. I hope it works! 🙂

  • just implemented this -we’ll see how it works. thanks!

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  • FFB

    One thing I’ve done is every few months I re-run the list under the assumption that there are new MFA sites that come out every day!

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  • Finally did this just now. We’ll see how it goes! Thanks for the easy tutorial!

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  • Just implemented this, thanks for the tutorial!!!

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  • I just tried mine too, I’ll let you know!

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  • interesting I have not try this yet.

  • Looks like an amazing website to me.But then,I am hardly making any adsense money right now.don’t know whether it will serve me any good.But still,a chance at improving earnings is something not to miss.So,i might as well do it too:-)
    Thanks for this

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  • Hi,
    I am back as i said and have finally used the adsblacklist.I just picked up my keywords and then generated the list.It gave me around 200 sites.i have put them into the competetive filter.lets see how it goes.

    I recieved 28 cents the other day for a click..:-(

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  • I would “kill” for 28 cents a click right now. I would be quite rich.

  • Ptownprince

    Google changed their algorithm again (MAY 2010), and now has smart pricing..will this affect the above procedure?

  • myinvestingblog

    Good question, and I am not sure…

  • This is an effective method. I tried it before.

  • Adsense

    I know this works because I practised it when i had adsense on my site.

  • It used to work. I guess it would still work but probably nothing is very profitable with adsense anymore. I used to get $5 clicks but now it's more like $0.20.

  • I have tried it and it does seem to have some improvement. But I probably need a list of more sites.