“http://www.HistoryOrb.com is an ‘on this day in history’ website. I started in 2000 with historical events, famous birthdays and deaths and have added more content over time. We now have 200,000 entries and the site is the biggest of its kind. In March 2013, we had over one million unique visitors. I first heard about AdSense in an article I read while at university and was immediately interested. Before AdSense, online ads were clunky and unappealing – they looked bad and weren’t effective. So AdSense was a great match for us from the start.
We have lots of content, so we get highly targeted ads with AdSense. Our main goal is to provide better historical information on the net. We’ve reinvested a lot of the money from AdSense on content, and the more revenue we’ve made, the better the website has become for our users. We’ve also added a Spanish language site and have just finished creating a mobile version of our English site.
AdSense has allowed me to quit my job as an IT consultant and work full-time on the site. I spent the two last years travelling in South America and working remotely. Now my friends back in New Zealand tell me I’m ‘living the dream’.”
James Graham, Founder and managing editor