I know this is an “old” topic and I debated about whether or not I should even blog about it but I decided to anyway. So who really cares that the Adsense Referrals program was retired? Let’s look at what the Adsense Referral program had to offer.
Here is what we’re losing:
When a publisher that signed up for Google AdSense through your referral earns their initial $100.00 within 180 days of sign-up and is eligible for payout, we’ll credit your account with $100.00.
A Google AdSense referral is counted only for publishers never previously enrolled in Google AdSense. Google AdSense referral payouts do not count towards $100.00 threshold
Ok so basically you have the potential to make $100 if someone you refer to Google Adsense makes $100 within 180 days. That may not seem like a difficult task, but even the most junior of webmasters have heard of Google Adsense and probably already have an account. Honestly, I can’t remember the last person I’ve talked with that is in this industry that doesn’t have Adsense.
Why not try referring webmasters to brand new affiliate programs instead? This way you can target all webmasters because odds are no one has heard of or let alone signed up with the new program before. With Adsense it’s very hard to find someone new but if you’re out their promoting new programs you’ll see a lot more success.
Now is it just me or who really cares that the Adsense Referrals program was retired?