This was recently asked on Super User: https://superuser.com/questions/32936/how-much-traffic-is-needed-to-earn-1-in-google-adsense-closed

This was another similar question: https://superuser.com/questions/19260/how-many-hits-per-day-to-generate-revenue-via-adsense-closed

This would include AdSense and related advertising questions. Am I correct that these type of questions are not allowed on any of the sites? I just want to make sure I am flagging and voting to close these questions for the right reasons.

Note: The questions above have now been deleted, but you can see the titles of the questions, which gives the scope of the question.

  • Note: those two questions have since been deleted. Sep 1, 2009 at 19:02

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The confirmed policy as supported by the moderators and the Super User Team:

Advertising questions regarding AdSense and profiting from a website is not allowed on Super User

This is not computer software or hardware related, and a marketing exercise. These questions will be closed and deleted without warning and explanation.

Thank you. There is nothing more to see here. Move along now.


I cannot think of any of our sites where this is appropriate.

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I do not see how adsense would fall into any of these territories. They should really be asked on Google's discussion groups.


This isn't an exact dupe but it is related enough that there might be some useful information for you here:

What about something similar to StackOverflow for webmasters?


I agree, it seems to me that fits on a site for people who manage websites, which does not currently exist in the LOJ.


Allowing these questions would open the door to any number of business-related questions. Strictly speaking, these are not of any sort of technical nature.


We definitely do not want to allow any questions on advertising networks, making money online, or blogging-related stuff on Super User.

I've been closing and quickly deleting them =)

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