Adwords VS Adsense – What is the difference and can I use both on the same website?

A detailed comparison between Google Adsense and Google Adwords.

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    • Alex says


      For many people this is obvious and clear but try to ask someone who is knew to the online World, what is adsense and what is adwords and you will understand why I wrote this post. 🙂

      Thanks for commenting


      • Salome says

        Very informative,I am new to blogging and I was confused on which tool to use but with this insight I know what to use for my blog,Thank you

  1. Sankari says

    Thank you. Very clearly explained. I am planning to enter into the world of blogging. My website will be more of information and articles rather than any products to sell. Can ad words be of my help?

    I mean can ad words attract traffic who is just looking for information…??

    • Alex Chris says

      Hi Sankari

      Yes it can. You can use adwords to get traffic but you need to take into account 2 things:

      1. It will cost you to get traffic and if you dont’ have a way to monetize the traffic i.e. sale a product or service, then it won’t help you as you will be losing money.
      2. If you are thinking into getting traffic from adwords and have adsense on the site so that visitors can click on the ads, forget about this since your landing pages (that’s the page the visitor will see when they click the adwords ad) should not have any adsense ads on it.

      Hope this helps

  2. Andrew says

    Thanks for the great article and a thorough explanation! Very helpful as I’ve just started trying to market online and looking for info

  3. Gilbert Pacheco says

    Hi Alex, although your post on AdWords v AdSense is several months old, I greatly appreciate you time in covering the basics and making the distinction between the two Google ad products. Can you recommend a self-paced course to earn the varios certifications or designations in these Google programs? Thank you again!

  4. Paula says

    Awsome post. I’m new to online world as you said and was trying to find some good content that would help me monetise mu blog. Thank you so much!

  5. Moe says

    I have a way to monetize traffic but the problem i have no experience in setting up an adword campaign or for that matter setup a landing page and do the technical work. I tried hiring freelancers but unfrotunately since I am not savvy in this i ended up receiving bad quality or unfinished work

  6. Feather says

    So I have a client who wants to pay for adwords and such, however he is signed up with adsense and has ads all on his website…

    I personally dont see the point to spend when someone clicks rather than the opposite..?
    Am I just a little confused on this whole thing or does my concern make sense..?

    My client is just trying to get people to his site.. I urged him to get an SEO to be put on all the top major search engines….


    • Alex Chris says

      Hi Feather

      If he has adsense on his website then it’s better not to use Google Adwords.

      SEO is the best way to go to get traffic to a website with Adsense ads.

      Hope this helps

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