Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Replacing AdSense Defaults with Paying Ads

Many online ad programs, including AdSense, will sometimes show default ads, or public service announcement (PSA) ads, when they have no paying ads to show. This can happen for many reasons, especially when their spiders crawl your pages for content.

What many webmasters do not realize, however, is that you can easily replace those unpaid ads and earn bonus revenue from your website. All you need to do is make a simple change to your ad codes.

In the case of Google's AdSense program, this is done by adding an alternate URL to your code. Using their online wizard, you simply add an alternate URL to your code, then copy and paste the new code into your pages.

You can view a sample of an AdSense alternate URL integration process here: http://www.alternateurl.com/demo

Once you have made the change to your ad codes, you will show an alternate ad in place of the PSA ad that would normally have appeared. Alternatively, you may also select to show a simple background color in place of your PSA ads, but be aware that won’t earn you a dime and it can look strange to display a blank space on your pages, whatever the color.

So you’ve decided to add an alternate URL to replace unpaid ads. That’s smart. Now, the challenge for many webmasters is how to make a "URL" appear as an ad. It's actually not that difficult, and there are a couple of ways to go about it. Let’s explore your options now.

One new program that was recently created to address this issue is AlternateURL.com, where you can create an alternate URL ad in just a few easy steps in any of the standard AdSense supported sizes.

Once created, you can embed the AlternateURL into your AdSense code. It's a simple solution that relieves webmasters from having to tinker with iFrames, CPA networks, or other systems to create an alternate ad for their Google ad codes.

Other options include adding “house ads” or ads that link to internal areas of your site. Remember, since you are adding a URL, you have to ensure that the page that opens will fill the correct size of the PSA ad you are replacing. Thus, if you are showing a 468x60 banner, you create a page that has a div or an image in that size. Be sure to left and top align the elements on the page, and ensure there are no margins or borders, etc.

Alternatively, you can create a page that displays an iFrame, which will fill the ad slot to be replaced. In either case, the question arises about what to actually place. Ideally, you’ll want rotating ads, and stats on how many you are showing, and what return in effective CPM revenue you are generating.

Some sites show Clickbank or other CPA network offers as their alternate ads. You can play around with various solutions to find the one that best suits your site and creates maximum revenue as well.

There's really nothing to lose by using an alternate URL, and a lot to gain. For more information, login to your AdSense account and review the procedure to add an alternate ad URL to your ad code. Or visit the AdSense Support site here: https://www.google.com/support/adsense/bin/topic.py?topic=153

You could be wasting a lot of adviews — and a lot of money — by not replacing AdSense PSA ads with an alternate URL. The method you use is up to you. (Bruce Whitehead - alternateurl.com)

Adsense Tricks to Explode Your Profits

There are many adsense tips floating around the internet. Here are some adsense tricks that can drastically increase your CTR and your profits.

Lots of people say to make your ads blend in. However, some people are having a lot of success by making their links stand out. The most effective style seems to be having your links blue, while your other links are a less-noticeable color. A good example can be seen at www.lockergnome.com

- Place images directly above your ads. This simple technique has been known to increase CTR by 400%. To keep the images fresh some people randomize related images on their site
using PHP code. You can see an example of these images at


- Google has cited the 336x280 large rectangle as the most effective ad size.

- Place ads where your visitors will likely be focused.

Check out this heat map by Google -


- Weave your articles into your content. This is shown at lockergnome.com

- Place link units in the top left-hand corner. This part of the website has shown to be clicked on more than any other part of the page. You can see an example at lockergnome.com. (Look at the links at the top, towards the left in blue.)

- Take advantage of the "alternate URL" feature to avoid Public Service Ads that seep money away from your website.

- One of the best things you can do is add additional pages to your site. A web site with thousands of pages and tons of content often does very well in the search engines. You can get free content from article directories. You could also use public domain content, which is a favorite tactic of John Reese. Or, you could use content in the creative commons. This is getting easier than ever now that Yahoo and others have created a search engine specifically for content in the creative commons.

Succeeding with adsense is largely determined by the amount of traffic to your site. However, there are many adsense tricks that you can employ to get the most possible out of your site. Often times, this means doubling, tripling, or even quadrupling your earnings. The key is to find out what works for your web site. Testing and tracking is the key to increased revenue! (Alli Ross - stickyarticle.com)

Monday, October 30, 2006

4 Ways To Get Relevant Adsense Ads On Your Site

If you're an active Adsense publisher, I'm sure you have seen irrelevant Adsense ads on your site. Right? I've experienced them too.

Not only these ads do not relate to your website content, they will not get clicked as well.

Recently I've figured out several ways how to solve this problem.

1- Try adding META tags to your web page. The most important tags are TITLE, DESCRIPTION and KEYWORDS.

2- Rename your html file. Don't use a generic name. Instead, use your keyword(s) as your file name. For example, if the page is about making money with Adsense, simply name it make-money-with-adsense.htm.

3- Try refreshing your page again and again until you see relevant ads displayed. You can refresh the page by clicking on the refresh button, or pressing F5 key on your keyboard.

4- If any of the above tricks do not work, you can send an email to Google Adsense Support telling them about the problem. Don't hesitate. Their support team will reply to your email shortly.

I've experienced this problem with several sites of mine, and it was solved 2-3 days after contacting Google Adsense team. (Mohd Fairuz - adsense-insider-secrets.com)

Adsense - The Powerful Passive Income Generator

Webmasters have a revolutionary new method of collecting income from their websites.
Whereas in the past advertising revenue was reserved for those sites with large a coming and going of visitors, now even teenagers are making a quick buck with their online hobby blogs. People place adsense on their online family photo albums, their blogs and their business sites. The minimum you would get, even with a small amount of traffic, is for adsense to pay for your hosting costs.

Adsense revolutionized the world of paid advertising; banner advertising is based on the number of visitors you attract to your site, so the number of “banner impressions” dictate the revenue you receive. Google Adsense is quite different; it is the number of visitors that actually click on the advertising that determine how much you earn.

There is also a great disparity between payouts; because advertisers bid up the price for certain keywords, some ads pay more than others. As such, a site with few visitors but expensive keywords in their google ads can potentially still pull in a hefty payout.

Google really has taken the web by storm; attracted to passive income, more and more people are seriously capitalizing on their Google adsense advertising. Some of the highest earners manage to attract enough visitors to make a four figure monthly income, just from using adsense alone! This is not one of those get-rich-quick schemes and Google’s adsense success is largely thanks to the fact that Google already enjoyed a fantastic reputation before introducing the program. They are a publicly traded company with physical headquarters. This, and the fact that anyone can apply to use adsense for free, has caused millions of people to sign up. For google it was a smart move, because now they extend their presence to countless websites and generate millions of dollars in advertising revenue. People were never reluctant to sign up, because the program is free. Google benefits by more people using adsense, so offering it for free was the best thing they could do.

One of the driving forced behind the program are its relevance to each and every page on a website; the program picks up keywords appearing in the website copy and automatically displays relevant ads. This increases the chances of people clicking through, and the webmaster collecting more revenue.

People are leveraging their income by operating several websites and attempting to attract as many targeted visitors as possible; in many instances we can observe that people work hard at a site, then once it is established they can largely leave it alone, yet still collect significant checks.

A major concern for entrepreneurs was the danger of a competitors ads showing up on their site; thanks to the adsense feature where it only displays relevant advertising. However this problem was solved by offering webmasters the option of filtering out unwanted ads. They can submit the URL of the competing site in their account, and any ads from the website will be blocked.

Google recently came out with a new feature: small targeted keywords based on the site’s content are displayed; then as people click on those, a page opens showing a variety of pay-per-click ads based on that keyword. This gives webmasters the chance of displaying more advertising in less space.

Adsense also adds creditability to your website; the more focused the content, the better the ads will be and this encourages people to built high quality websites. These make the net a better place and generally provide a free service; site owners can afford to share their expertise or passions because they can receive indirect revenue’s. The visitor does not pay for the information; instead the advertisers do, making the website’s existence possible in the first place.

It is no surprise Google adsense is the most widely used form of advertising; they have created a program that is beneficial to both advertisers and users with their “no click no pay” mechanism, or more popularly called “pay-per-click”. Advertisers do not pay for ads that are not drawing visitors, and website owners are paid more for each click than they would if the system were based on the number of people viewing the ads, instead of clicking on them.

All in all Google adsense has developed itself into a powerful tool, used by large corporations and the kid next door. They have truly revolutionized how the web thinks about advertising and made the process more profitable for site owners, while less costly for advertisers. (Matt Bacak became - powerfulpromoter.com)

Google Adsense Optimization Tips

There are plenty of tips to help you enhance your adsense revenue in the net, and I'm always seeking for new points. Today, I come back to the Help section of my google adsense account and find treasure there...

Optimization tips

Webmaster guidelines

I strongly advise everyone to study the full content yourself. But I will point out some of my findings.

Optimization Tips

1. ads that performs best: 336x280 large rectangle , 300x250 inline rectangle, and the 160x600 wide skyscraper.

2. ads should position around the main content.

3. Ads that blend in and inline with the contents will catch most users' focus.

Webmaster Guidelines

1. "Use a text browser such as Lynx to examine your site, because most search engine spiders see your site much as Lynx would. If fancy features such as JavaScript, cookies, session IDs, frames, DHTML, or Flash keep you from seeing all of your site in a text browser, then search engine spiders may have trouble crawling your site."

2. Make use of the robots.txt file on your web server. Add an empty file if there isn't.

3. Don't use "&id=" as a parameter in the URLs, they will be excluded from the index.

Submission Advice

1. Have other relevant sites link to yours.

2. Submit it to Google at http://www.google.com/addurl.html.

3. Submit a sitemap as part of our Google Sitemaps (Beta) project. Google Sitemaps uses your sitemap to learn about the structure of your site and to increase our coverage of your webpages.

4. Make sure all the sites that should know about your pages are aware your site is online.

5. Submit your site to relevant directories such as the Open Directory Project and Yahoo!, as well as to other industry-specific expert sites. (Kenneth Wmy)

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A Guide to AdSense

If you’re a regular internet user, you have undoubtedly used Google recently. And why wouldn’t you? It’s a great service. It’ll find what you’re looking for faster and more accurately than anyone else. Of course, Google is a publicly traded company that needs to make a profit and in the process of commercializing their technology, the company has created one of the most consistent revenue streams for webmasters today, AdSense.

AdSense is a pay per click program in which ads are targeted to search results and website content with advertisers paying for each click received. In contrast to other types of affiliate programs, AdSense can be more profitable to publishers because it requires no spending on the customer’s part. Advertisers are paying for the interested traffic.

Part of the reason the program is so successful is that the ads are unobtrusive text that can actually be useful to visitors. By matching the ads to the content, the message is relevant, and therefore advertisers can convert more clicks into sales.

Once you have a site running, and if the content does not go against Google’s terms (gambling and adult sites are not allowed, for example), you can join the program. After applying, your site will be reviewed to make sure it does not contain objectionable material. This should only take a few days, then you’re in. There are no other requirements, such as the traffic levels that other advertising networks require. You will now have access to the code to add to your website.

However, there is more to profiting from your content than just joining the program and pasting ads randomly on the page. For one, the content of your page must be useful to readers (to keep them coming back) and at the same time valuable to advertisers. Website hosting, for example, is a consistently profitable phrase. Of course, that field has become crowded now. The key remains to find an untapped niche.

Also, sites are limited to three units on a page so as to not overwhelm readers. Positioning is crucial. Studies show that the most viewed area of a page is toward the top and left (think of where you normally start reading). Placing ads right after the content or embedding them in the articles are also effective techniques. Google has examples of placement to guide you once you join AdSense.

Last, but just as important, is the appearance of the AdSense units. The program allows their colors to be customized to match the look of your site. Use this ability to make the ads look like the rest of the links on your site and be sure to match the background color as well. Visitors will respond better as they see will give the text a chance instead of unconsciously rejecting them as advertisements.

There is a lot more to explore and experiment with, but by now you should have a general idea of how AdSense works. Good luck! (Chris Rivers - ClickForDeals.net)

Making Real Money With Google AdSense

There are many Make Money Fast (MMF) websites out there that tell you it's possible to, well, you know, do just that; make money fast. However, did you know that although some owners of these MMF systems have made a total revenue between $300,000 and $500,000, they're likely to be the same ones that turn up missing later on down the road, on the run with hundreds of thousands of consumer dollars? A dangerous situation to find yourself in.

So why do people do it?

I'll tell you why. It's because of greed and lack of integrity. Then again, it could just be because certain individuals in particular are in a tight financial situation and essentially need to find a way to make a little bit of extra cash fast to pay off their bills for the month. Believe it or not, there are indeed legit reasons why people seek out MMF websites.

But why risk yourself being in a situation where you end up being part of the statistical count that contributed to those hundreds of thousands of dollars that are now at the disposal of the owner of a MMF chain, who presumably is nowhere to be found? Because there is actually a better and more proven way to make money through a company that has a lot of reputation and integrity on the Internet, called Google. That's why!

How It Works: Great, Just Another Referral Downline System Again
No, not at all! What I'm about to show you has nothing to do with referrals, works solely based on an honor system, and is driven to success by the work you put into it. Although it is indeed the fastest way I've made real money on the Internet (well, aside from an online coding contractor I work for), you still have to work for it.

So here's how it works. Company A out there is just being started, and believes that they've found the answer to man's problems. They're 99.9% sure that their product will sell. So what do they do? They run to Google and pay them to list their business in featured search result listings. This maximizes Company A's exposure out on the web. Google will also list Company A's advertisements in what is called Google AdSense (textual advertising). These are usually content related text advertisements which webmasters and publishers place strategically on their website and are commonly recognized as "Ads by Google."

The webmasters and publishers that put forth Google AdSense on their websites are first approved for AdSense. Once a high volume of traffic starts flowing through their website, those AdSense banners start generating revenues as more and more clicks on the links are received. So if you haven't figured out by now, this is indeed a Pay Per Click (PPC) system.

How Much?: Expected Potential Earnings
You're probably wanting to know right away how much you'll be earning. So I'll just give you a rough estimate of what to expect assuming all goes well with your website. If done properly, a single website can generate on average, revenues ranging between $200-$600 a month. Not bad, considering this is only for one website. I don't like jumping the gun too soon like this, but let's fast forward in time where this is indeed how much your website is making. Now what? Start up another site! This doubles your income over two streams of revenues, and with each making $200-$600 a month, you can see how things can really add up!

Getting Started: Making The First Step Towards Success
These first few steps are extremely critical so please pay attention to detail.

You will need a web hosting provider - Please, I urge you, don't settle for anything less than what you're capable of doing. Go the extra mile and actually subscribe to a cheap web hosting provider. The one currently hosting The Article Project is SurfSpeedy.com on a redundant Cisco network and OC-48 SONET rings. In other words, 99.9999% uptime. I'm currently getting all the server side scripting I need, a secure hosting system, fast network, 1000MB of hosting space, and delegation for my domain, along with tons of other features I'll probably never use during the life of the account. How much am I paying for all this? Less than $5.00 a month!
Once you have a place to serve up your website, start looking into registering a domain name - Try to aim for something that you and your visitors can remember off the top of their head if they were to look at it once and almost forget about it. If your website is about "How To Use The Internet," see if www.usingtheinternet.com is available. When you've decided on a name, I'd recommend you go with iDotz.net and register a .com domain for less than $9.00 a year! The reason I'd recommend them is because they were the first ones I ran into that allowed you to pay via PayPal. Now put those two together, web hosting and a good domain name, and you're set to go!
Create a plan for action and stick to it - I'll be honest with you upfront. Chances are, you may not reach your financial goal by the end of the first month. In fact, the excitment of being able to get your money's worth out of the work you put into your website, may turn into monotony and discouragement. But don't lose hope! You need to stick to what you've set out to do, keep your website up to date on the hour if necessary, and make sure your visitors have plenty to read!
Avoid rambling on about nothing and don't cheat - Google has perhaps the largest database in the world, full of website listings and search results. Chances are, if you mirror your website with another content saturated website that's been around for quite some time, and Google does one of their special keyword analysis trick on your website and finds out about it, your AdSense application will most likely be turned down for unauthentic content. Have an open mind and be creative with your writing. Shoot for about 25 solid web pages before you submit your Google AdSense application. Bottom line, give them something to talk about! You'll need it in the months to come!
Begin formulating marketing thoughts - This is perhaps where the line between sanity, and spamity comes in that you'll end up approaching before too long. Some webmasters can't keep their cool and end up going off the deep end, spamming hundreds of innocent lives, and contaminating hundreds more of chat rooms and IRC channels. Don't do this! Play it smart and submit your website manual to search engines that provide the service for free. One great way to do this is to submit your site to The Open Directory Project at dmoz.org. It may take a few weeks, but your listing will eventually show up in Google as well. Also, sign up with TrafficSwarm.com and surf for unlimited free credits that can be redeemed for visitors. I've acquired over 2700 credits through TrafficSwarm. It took me a few days, but it saved me $40.00 of having to pay for just as many credits by simply surfing for a few days.
Stay on top of things - Keep yourself one step ahead of your visitors. For every 100 visitors (unique or not) that come, plan to write one more article or section of your website; make it a news item or something. Keep your website clean and neatly organized, don't let it end up looking like your brother's bedroom or closet a few months down the road from now. And if things begin to pick up with your website, set aside an email account and allow your visitors to send in their own articles or writings for you to publish. This in itself could be very rewarding because not only will your visitors end up generating your revenues, but they could also end up being your main supplier of articles to publish. The main point of discussion here, though, is to stay on top of things and keep up with the work. You'll eventually be glad you did later on down the line when you're short $200 on a down payment for a new Honda Civic.
Getting Finished: Bringing Your Website Before the Judges
Okay, so this is the moment you've all been waiting for. Spit shine that last corner of your website and get ready to show it off. Then make your way over to http://www.google.com/adsense and send in your application. It will take a couple days for your application to be reviewed and accepted, if in the likely event that it is. Once you've been approved, login to your account and start generating your text advertisements, placing them neatly on your website. Then let the fun begin!

Getting Stuck: Questions and Feedback Appreciated!
If you have any questions about this article, or would like more information, contact Matt Borja at support@articleproject.com.

Relevant Ads Increase Adsense Profits

If you’ve started using Adsense as a way to increase advertising income, but the numbers just aren’t adding up to what you expected, the problem might be with the ads themselves. If the ads being generated by Google’s Adsense aren’t relevant to your website, visitors won’t click on them. And, no click-y, no money. It’s that simple. And it’s a simple situation to fix.

One way to know if the ads are working is to monitor the click-through-rate (CTR) on a page. If it’s low, it’s usually an indication that once a visitor arrived at your page using a certain keyword, that visitor did not find any ads relevant to that keyword. And unfortunately for you, the visitor found no reason to click on the ads.

How do I know this? It happened on my website. On one of my sites, I had a page dedicated to PHP programming (a programming language). The page had a low CTR. Upon further examination of the page, I noticed that not one of the ads was related to programming or even to technology.

What I did notice was that the ads were related to guitars. Guitars? I thought to myself, “What relevance do guitars have to PHP programming?” And I imagined visitors to my site wondered this as well.

After studying the ads, I noticed that one word seemed to keep jumping out at me. The word was “strings” as in guitar strings. Well strings are used in programming too, but Google was not able to make this distinction which is why it was generating guitar ads!

The solution to this problem was simple. I removed from my webpage the words “string” and “strings” (or I just used another word in place of string or strings). After Google found this page again and updated its view of it, the guitar ads were replaced with relevant ads. And best of all? CTR on this page immediately increased and so did my advertising income!

If you have a page with a low CTR, you may need to tweak your text so Adsense generates ads that are more relevant to the page. When making these types of changes to your webpages, use the same ideas you use for search engine optimization. Why?

Because Google uses the same logic to determine the appropriate Adsense ads to display on your page as it does to determine if your article should rank high for “blue widgets.”

Some areas on your page that might need a bit of text tweaking include:

- The title of the page
- The H1-tags used in the page
- The number of occurrences of the keywords in the text of the article
- Changing the filename (this can be very effective, but only do this for new pages that are not yet in the search engines or you risk losing traffic)

One word of advice: Don’t forget that your keywords determine your search engine rankings so take small steps when changing keywords.

And remember, the only ads that will bring you the extra Adsense income you’re looking for are relevant ads! (Bas de Baar - AffiliatePotion.com)

Want Higher Adsense Earnings? Then Optimize Site Navigation

Webmasters know that Adsense generates a sizeable source of additional advertising income. That’s why they’re using it to go after the “high paying keywords.” They’ve bought the lists that tell them what these keywords are and they’ve used various other methods of identifying them. And yet, after putting up these “high paying” pages on their websites, the advertising money they expected to see isn’t rolling in. What’s wrong?

Well, having those pages is one thing. But driving visitors to those pages is an entirely different thing and is often what’s lacking. To get visitors to your high paying keyword pages, you’ve got to optimize site navigation.

Take a moment to think about how visitors use your website. After landing on a certain page, they’ll often click to another page that sounds interesting. They get there by way of the other links that appear on the page they landed on. How you enable visitors to move about your website is what is meant by the term, “Site Navigation.”

A typical website has a menu of links on each page. The wording on these links is what grabs a visitor’s attention and gets them to click on one of the links that will take them to another page of your website. Links labeled “Free Resources” or “Download ebooks” are generally good attention-grabbers.

This same site navigation logic applies to driving traffic to your high paying pages. I have some pages on my website that get a lot of traffic from search engines, but the earnings on these pages are very low. I use cleverly-labeled links to get visitors off these pages and onto my higher earning pages. It’s a great and inexpensive way to turn cheap clicks into real dollars.

Ready, Set, Test

Before you begin testing, you’ve got to have two things: something to track and compare; and some high earning pages you want to funnel your site traffic to. For fast results, select a few of your highly visited pages.

Next think of ways to get visitors viewing a particular page to click on a link to one of your high earning pages. That’ll help you come up with a catchy description for the link. And remember, you can use graphics to grab your visitors’ attention. Be creative!

And remember, it’s all about location, location, location. Once you’ve come up with the attention-grabbing description, you’ve got to identify the perfect spot on your page for positioning the descriptive link to your high paying page.

Spend some time visiting other websites to see how they’re maximizing site navigation. For example, using a “Hot Pages” list or a “Most Read Articles” list are common menu selections.

Then let the testing begin. Try putting different text on different pages. That way you’ll get a feel for what works and what doesn’t. Mix things up a bit – put links on the top of the page and the bottom.

It’s now all a matter of testing and tracking, and testing and tracking until you find the site navigation setup that works best! (Bas de Baar - AffiliatePotion.com)

How to Make More Money with Google AdSense

Like any Google AdSense Publisher, you will want to increase your Google AdSense revenue. Your AdSense revenue depends on 3 factors: (1) the number of visitors to your site, (2) the number of visitor that clicks on the ads (Click Through Rate, or CTR), and (3) how well the ads pay (Cost Per Click, CPC). Get anyone of these factor to go up and you will earn more money from AdSense!

Google AdSense Revenue = Traffic x CTR x CPC

Fortunately you can control all of these variables.
Increase the your web site traffic

There are many techniques to increase your web site traffic, you can consult The Basics of Web Site Promotion for more idea. However, I will list a few techniques here:

Improve your search engine ranking. You can read The Importance of Top Search Engine Ranking to get an idea why. Basically, you get more traffic as your site get closer to the top (of any list including search engine result page)
Add your site to directories. They are great way to build link popularity, as well as, get your site indexed in search engines.
Add your site to search engines (not needed if you already did above)

Advertise your site through other means Etc.

Increase the Click Through Rate

There are many techniques, I will list a few here:

Make sure the ad is relevant. Although Google does most of this (Google AdSense will show ad according to the keywords on your page), you still have to optimize keywords and keyphrases on the your pages.
Make sure the ad is visible (many people develop ad/banner blindess), so pay attention to your Google AdSense ad:

placement - location of the ad on the page, i.e., top, bottom, side, integrated, etc.
layout - leaderboard, banner, tower, etc.
color scheme - standout color scheme, versus blend in color scheme.

Use channel and data gathered to experiment with the above combinations to optimize the click through rate.

In any case, never ever ask your visitor to click on the ads or do it yourself. This is against Google AdSense TOS and you will get thrown out of the program.

Increase How Well the Ads Pay

Your option will be limited with an established sites because you have to keep web pages relevant to the site theme, but you can create new sites to cater to more expensive keywords. You can do this by going to Google AdWords and see what advertiser are paying per click (you do not have to sign up to do this). For example, these are some words and recommended bid:

Well, you get the idea.

$1.56 - "webmaster"
$20.00 - "web hosting" WOW!!!
$0.62 - "forums"

Create web pages relevant to your site, but optimized to the selected keywords.
Avoid the use of low paying words that may confuse AdSense.

I hope this basic tutorial will give you a good foundation and allows you to become a more successful advertisment publish, that is, to make more money with Google AdSense. (Pinyo Bhulipongsanon - GreatNexus.com)

5 Ways How You Can Boost Your Google AdSense Earnings

Google AdSense is a great way for webmasters to monetize their websites. While many webmasters are struggling hard to earn $3 - $10 per day, some 'genius' webmasters have already enjoyed $30, $100, and even $300 a day from AdSense ads on their websites. How are these 'genius' webmasters differ from their counterparts? They think different! They think out of the box!

Let me share with you some tips which has been responsible in boosting my AdSense profits by 700%. Here are 5 of them, and if you follow these steps, I'm sure you'll see a difference in your AdSense income.

Here are the tips:

1- I concentrate on 1 format of AdSense ad, which is the Large Rectangle (336x280). This format has been proven to work with me in resulting high click-through rates (CTR). Why this format? Because the ads look like normal web links, and people are trained to click on these types of links.

2- I create custom palette for my ads. I choose white as the color for the border and background. This is because, all of my pages have white background. The idea is to make the AdSense ads look like they are a part of my web pages.

3- Previously, I put all my AdSense ads at the bottom of my pages. One day, I moved those ads to the top of the page. The result surprised me. My earning increased! Since then, I don't hide my AdSense ads anymore!

4- I maintain some links to other relevant websites, and I put my AdSense ads at the top of the links, so that my visitors see them first.

5- I automate the insertion of AdSense code into my webpages using SSI (server side included). You'll need to ask your web administrator whether your server supports SSI or not. Here's how to do it. You just put the AdSense code in a text file, save it as 'adsense.txt', and upload it to the root directory of your web server. Next, call the code on other pages using a one line SSI code like this:

This trick is really a time saver especially for those who use automatic page generators to generate pages on their website.

Here's a tool I use to generate thousands of pages on my website within seconds: http://www.adsense-insider-secrets.com/page-generator.htm

Try these tips today, and I guarantee your AdSense earnings will improve. For more tips, you can visit my site at: http://www.adsense-insider-secrets.com (Mohd Fairuz - adsense-insider-secrets.com)

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Cracking the Google Adsense Code

Google Adsense has empowered web publishers of all shapes and sizes to make money from their web sites. Whether you own a hobby site that gets 100 visitors per day or a popular finance portal that is flooded with millions of visitors per month, you can benefit from the Google Adsense program.

Simply sign up for a free account, grab your Adsense code and paste it up on your website. Well, it sounds good anyway. In reality, that's not the whole story. Maximizing your adsense earnings requires a little more care.

Fortunately, you can quickly increase your earnings by reading every word of this article. I will cover the basic necessities and also reveal advanced tips that you won't find on every digital corner. So, if you're looking to put more money in your pocket with a few tweaks of code, I urge you to read on.

As you are reading, keep in mind that Google is actually one of the best resources for finding information on Adsense optimization. Think it's hard to believe that Google would give good advice? Well, it makes sense when you think about it. The more you make as a publisher, the more they will make. Google has a big incentive to help you perform well. Not to mention, they have tons of data to research what works best.

So, for much of my research, I took quite a few tips from Google. But don't worry, there are also some advanced tips here that Google will probably never reveal to you.

Most Effective Ad Formats

In general, wider ad formats tend to outperform the taller ads. This is because the wider ads are much easier on the eye.

According to Google, the following ad formats result in the highest number of click-throughs:


Tim Carter of AskTheBuilder.com increased his revenues by 20 percent after placing the large rectangle (336×280) in the upper left corner, positioned within his articles.

Text links are another ad format that often work well. Using text link ads, you can create Adsense ads that blend in seamlessly with your navigation.

For an example of this, go to http://www.dealofday.com.

Tim Carter saw an 18 percent increase in his revenues after placing link units in the upper left corner under his site search bar.

Number of Ads

Multiple ad units can sometimes help optimize your performance. This is especially true for pages with lots of text, forums, and message boards.

However, it could possibly lower your revenues as well. When you show more ads, the ads that are placed lower on the page often have lower bid prices than the ones on top. Therefore, you must test the number of ads on a page to see what works best for you.

When using multiple ad units, make sure that the ad unit with the highest click-through rate appears first within your HTML code. This will ensure that your prime real estate is occupied by the highest paying ads. You can use CSS positioning to get your highest paying ads placed in the location with the highest CTR.


Ads that blend in with the colors of your site generate the highest click-through rates. In most cases, it is best to use the exact same color scheme for your ads that you use on your web site. To see some good examples of this, check out:


By using ads without background color or borders, your ads seamlessly integrate with your content.

Keep in mind that blue text links seem to perform best for Google Adsense. Blue is the assumed color of links on the Internet. Therefore, our pyschie expects links to be in blue.

However, you may want to rotate your colors every once in a while to spice things up. This way, your visitors don't get used to your ads, which can cause banner-blindness.

Ad Placement

Just like in real estate, location is the key to success with Adsense. Fortunately, Google provides us with a heat map, (http://tinyurl.com/ld8d2) showing the best spots for ads.

One of the best places for your Adsense ads are at the top-left of the page. Because people are used to seeing navigation on the left side of the page, the eye naturally gravitates to this section of your web site.

Many studies have been performed to see how the eye travels across a web page. You can see a demonstration at poynterextra.org/eyetrack2004/main.htm . Knowing how people view your web site will help immensely when optimizing the placement of your ads.

In addition, you should also place your Adsense ads next to rich content and navigation elements. These ads often do well because users are focused on those areas of a page. You can see examples of this at Ezinearticles.com and Lockergnome.com.

As you can see, these sites have placed their adsense ads next to search boxes and navigation links.

Keep in mind that you shouldn't change the layout of your site to fit the ads, but rather use the ad formats that best fit with your site layout.


Many publishers have started using images around their ads. As a result, many of them have doubled their revenues.

One of the most successful implementations of this techniques is to use the 728×90 leaderboard with 4 thumbnail-sized images above each ad. You can see some good examples at:


Of course, you can't use images of blinking arrows because this would be enticing visitors to click. However, it is perfectly acceptable to place related pictures beside your ads.

For example, if you have a page about laptops, you could place a leaderboard with 4 laptop images above each ad. In this way, you are using images to complete the story.

In fact, Google is currently testing an ad format that would blend images together with related text ads. It seems that even Google thinks that images are a good idea to bring attention to ads. To see an example of the Google ads in beta, go to

If you have a forum, I hope you are monetizing it with Adsense. Many people include Adsense within their web site, but when it comes to their forum, they simply let the ball drop. Forums can definitely be an extra source of income when optimized properly.

To find out about the best placement for Adsense within forums, I went to Google for some advice. To my surprise, they also have a heat map for forums (http://tinyurl.com/d7xsr) .

One of the best ways to monetize your forum is to place Adsense directly within the threads. To see an example of this, go to http://forums.digitalpoint.com/showthread.php?t=106170. Google advises that you place a skyscraper above the fold on the left side of your forum and they also suggest placing a leaderboard directly below the top navigation and below the first post.

If you are looking for additional ad space, you can place a horizontal link unit near the top of the forum, just below the header.

The next Adsense tactic is one that isn't talked about much. However, when used appropriately, it can be extremely powerful.


If you own an newsletter list, then you could easily leverage that list in order to earn more Adsense revenue. Whenever you send out your newsletter, simply link to an article on your site within the email. By doing this, you can draw people to your Adsense pages and easily increase your Adsense revenue.

This is one of the best things about building your own list. You are able to direct traffic to any place at any time.

In the end, the key to increased revenues is testing. Not all sites are the same. You have to experiment to find out what works best for your particular site. What works for one site may not work for another. Only by testing can you find out which styles encourage your visitors to respond. (Kim Roach - selfseo.com)

Why am I getting PSA Ads on My Blog?

I have a problem with my Google Adsense, I have placed it on my blog as per your directions [see Get Started with AdSense]. The thing is when I place the code in my template and preview it, is all ok, but when I publish it I get the PSA adverts instead (I changed it now to a white fill). The strange thing is that when I click on the individual posts the adsense adverts appear all ok.

This is a common occurrence, actually. The issue is that Google AdSense requires a couple of things to work properly. First, you need to have your site up long enough for Google itself to know about it at all, obviously, and you need to have the individual page up long enough for the AdSense search system (which is different from Googlebot, the Google search engine bot) to see and analyze the page. Remember, AdSense is a dynamic contextual advertising system so it needs to actually read and analyze your page before it can properly target those ads.

The implication is that if your page hasn't yet been analyzed, the AdSense system is going to either show no adverts at all or show public service ads (PSAs, what you're talking about).

There are a number of other reasons why PSAs can show up, however.

The most common is simply that Google doesn't have enough adverts in the context network that match your page of content to fill up your ad block. If you're writing about, say, how to feed an aardvark, it's quite possible that there's not a single advertiser who has purchased an AdWords advertisement against that set of keywords. The result? PSAs.

You can also get PSAs if you have a keyword or topic that's on their restricted list: gambling, porn, or other topics. Google describe these topics as "could be construed as potentially negative, non-family safe or even offensive". Got that?

I've also seen where AdSense doesn't present PSAs, but presents generically targeted ads for a short period, for example "blogging" related adverts on a page about Google AdSense. After a while, the ads become more accurately targeted to that page of content, rather than the site's content or implied context. I think that's just a temporal artifact and I ignore it unless it seems to be a problem a day or two after the page goes live.

Another issue is that sometimes I've noticed that Google will decay to PSAs if you're requesting too many ads too fast. You can try to generate this: just keep reloading and reloading an AdSense-enabled page as fast as you can and see if you keep seeing legit and targeted ads or not. My theory is that this is probably some sort of click-fraud protection scheme on their part, but I don't really know for sure.

Finally, you might find that you're getting PSA ads simply because you don't have enough useful and meaningful content on your site, enough keywords or descriptive prose that the AdSense system can catch with its analysis hook. If you are posting YouTube videos, for example, with a sentence like "ROFLMAO!" then it sure seems to me that you're quite unlikely to have good adverts on that page because you simply don't have enough information for the engine to figure out what you're talking about.

The converse of this is if you have too many words -- a common problem on index or home pages -- then you can also befuddle the Google engine, because if you have dozens of topics, which is the best match for an advert? Worse, if you have very high keyword density (e.g. every 11 words you have the same key phrase) then your page might trigger a keyword spam situation and have ads blocked for that reason. I know, I know, you need to not have too many, but you need to not have too few too.

The solution? Model natural behavior. If you were to read your page out loud to an audience, would they have a clue what you're talking about (too few problem) or would they just keyword think that keyword you are just peppering keyword your speech with some keyword sort of keyword in a strange sort of way (too many problem)? (askdavetaylor.com)

Thursday, October 26, 2006

9 Great Things Not To Do With Google Adsense

There is no question that you can make some good money with Google AdSense, but you're setting yourself up for disaster if you make any of these Top 9 mistakes!

1. Do not use fake information when opening your Google AdSense account.

Google says that's a no-no and they will cut your account off and keep all the money you may have earned. Besides, trying to hide your true identity can cause serious problems with the I.R.S. or whoever your tax authority is.

2. Do not hack or modify Google AdSense code other than to change the parameters that Google authorizes you to change.

Any attempt to bypass Google built-in algorithms not only poses a danger to the integrity of the network, but it threatens the financial modle that Google operates under. You’re not dealing with some Mom-and-Pop company here, and Google has the legal muscle and deep enough pockets to drag you through every court in the land if you damage their business with your hacking antics.

3. Keep AdSense ads off of your registration, confirmation, and all "thank you" pages.

Don't ask me why you can't put your ads there. It makes sense to me that those would be wonderful locations. Google thinks otherwise, however, and doing so is a hanging offense according to their Terms of Service.

4. Do not display AdSense ads and a competitor's ads (like Overture's) on the same page at the same time.

That just makes plain good sense. Google doesn't demand 100% SITE loyalty from you, but they do insist that their own ads not be cluttered up by offerings from their competitors.

5. Don't "beg for clicks" or provide any incentive for clicking on your Google AdSense ads.

This is a biggie and you see this rule violated all the time. Any of the get paid to do stuff sites that put Google ads in the member control panels are walking the plank and they don't even realize it.

Even those sites with the polite little messages asking you to help keep my site running by clicking on our sponsor ads are asking to be cut off if those happen to be Google ads.

6. Never click on the ads running on your own site

even if you are genuinely interested in the product or service and are thinking of buying it!

Nothing screams FRAUD louder than a webmaster running up his or her own click counts by happily clicking on ads fromtheir own site. The Google Gods can track this activity and it won't be long until you find yourself getting a goodbye note from their fraud team.

7. No misleading labeling

Google is very specific about what text can be placed around their ads. Their Terms of Service state: Publishers may not label the ads with text other than sponsored links or advertisements.This includes any text directly above our ads that could be confused with, or attempt to be associated with Google ads.

This is to keep visitors from becoming confused and barking up Google tree when they clicked on an ad that led to a porn site instead of the recipe site they were expecting to visit.

8. Avoid keyword spamming and other divisive tricks

You may be tempted to buy one of those generates thousands of key-word rich pages in seconds” programs that are so popular these days but I'll tell you this: Their days are numbered. Google is wise to such shenanigans and they will be hot on your trail. Other prohibited gimmicks include:

Sneaky page redirects that send a visitor off to a different site then they were expecting to visit.

Multiple sites, domains, pages, etc. which have substantially duplicate content. Hidden text or links of any type. Excessive outbound links on any page. Google recommends no more than 100. I'd keep it way below that.

And here is a nugget of wisdom straight from Google mouth Do not participate in link schemes designed to increase your site's ranking or PageRank. In particular, avoid links to web spammers or "bad neighborhoods" on the web as your website may be affected adversely by those links.

9. Don't advertise anything on Google prohibited items list.

It's a lot shorter lists than PayPal or eBay, but it includes a lot of the same stuff like hacking/cracking content, porn, illegal drugs, gambling sites, beer or hard alcohol (I guess wine is OK), weapons, and the other usual stuff.!

How to Double Your AdSense Income Instantly

As you probably already know, AdSense is revolutionizing the way many infopreneurs are creating revenue from their web site traffic. The reason for this is its simplicity. Through AdSense, revenue is generated when someone simply clicks thru the AdSense ads displayed on the webmasters web site.

In this article I want to give you a few simple ways to dramatically increase your AdSense income.

The bottom line :

To increase AdSense income all you must do is increase the number of click thrus you receive.

There are two ways for you to increase your total number of click thrus. You can either increase your website traffic or you can increase your AdSense click thru rate. Now, getting more traffic would be great, but let's be honest increasing your web site traffic is much easier said than done. So, let's focus on increasing your AdSense click thru rate instead.

4 Tips to Increase Click Thru:

Match your AdSense to your website:

You want your AdSense ads to appear as seamless as possible. Your goal is to match every aspect of your AdSense ads to the theme of your website. What you want to do is remove the borders from your AdSense ads and match the background color of the ad to your website. Additionally, you want to match the color of the AdSense links to the rest of the links on your website plus choose an ad format that makes the ads look seamless.

For example, if your web site has a white background and the default color of your hypertext links is blue you will want to remove the border from your AdSense, make the background white, choose either a square or a rectangle as your ad format instead of a skyscraper or banner, and yep you guessed it… make the links blue.

Placement Matters:

Where you place your AdSense ads is just as important as how they look. Luckily, there are only a few concepts that you need to worry about in order to increase your click through rate.

The more white space around your ads the better The closer to the top of the page the better The closer the left of the page the better

Follow these concepts and I can assure you that you will see an increase in your AdSense click thru rate. (It really is that simply!)

Google Search:

Now this is one that I rarely see webmasters take advantage of. The Google AdSense program gives webmasters the ability to add a Google search box to there web site.

Why should you use this function?

Well, when a website visitor chooses to use this search box from your website your AdSense ID will be imbedded in ALL of that visitors Google searches. If that person does 1 search or 50 your AdSense ID will still be imbedded throughout process.

Why is this so great?

If that visitor clicks on any of the sponsored listings while surfing from your web site guess who makes money. YOU! If they hit the back button and click on another ad guess who makes money? YOU! This is absolutely huge. Through this function you now have the ability to earn multiple click thrus from the same visitor on the site visit. Please don't overlook how powerful this is. Besides, most of your website traffic will just be browsing anyway, so I why help them find what there looking for and make a little coin along the way?


Just like any other type of marketing, you won't know what's working the best for you on your web site unless you track the different things that you are experimenting with. Set up a few Google AdSense channels for the different ads that you will be placing on your website. Then just see which channels are working the best and stick to those.

That's it!

Follow the tips above and I can assure you that you will absolutely double your AdSense click thru rate and your AdSense income. The best part about the four tips I've shared here is that you can put them into action immediately and see how they will work on your website right now. Who knows you could be making twice as much by tomorrow by just making a few simple tweaks here and there.

Good Luck!

The Ugly Truth About Your Beautiful Adsense Tactics

The internet is abuzz over Google?s Adsense program. Fortunes are being made by those savvy enough to understand how to use it to their fullest advantage. Everyone is looking for the best ways to exploit this massive advertising program, and there are literally hundreds of Adsense "experts" willing to sell you tips and hints on how to earn a healthy income with the program.

For those unfamiliar with Adsense, a brief overview may be in order. Google allows advertisers to place bids on keywords of their choice as part of what is termed the Adwords program. The amount paid for advertising related to each keyword is determined by this bidding process and can get relatively high for fairly competitive keywords. Very competitive terms can cost a great deal of money. The advertisements appear on the top of Google search engine searches (you have probably noticed them in shaded areas and along the right side of your own search results). These advertisements are also inserted into the web pages of those who participate in Google Adsense. Every time someone clicks on the advertisement, the advertiser is charged for the click. The proceeds are then split between Google and the Adsense participant.

Basically, Google is willing to pay those with content-rich websites to host these advertisements. The site operator, known as the publisher, merely needs to insert some simple and customizable HTML code on their site and ads will "automatically appear." To make matters easier, the ads are contextual in nature. Google "reads" the publisher's page and serves up advertisements related to the subject matter of the page.

Adsense was immediately seen as a way webmasters could earn some extra money from their content-rich pages that were not otherwise producing tangible financial benefits. Any subject matter for which ads exist (and ads are available on almost every keyword) could conceivably generate some profit that otherwise would not exist.

It didn't take long for people to realize that this approach merely scratched the surface of Google Adsense's potential bounty. Soon, webmasters determined that sites rich in content directly related to the highest paying keywords could generate significant profits with each and every click. With the high cost of competitive keywords, it was possible to earn several hundred dollars from a single Adsense-carrying page from only a handful of clicks.

Other publishers determined that finding underserved keywords that still generated significant per click revenue could also produce amazing results. A quality high paying ?niche? Adsense site could be a significant source of revenue.

Today, Google Adsense continues to grow in popularity. Advertisers love the arrangement, as they now have an army of webmasters designing sites that will eventually lead to pre-qualified prospects being led to their commercial endeavors. Adsense publishers love the idea of creating sites that can generate revenue without requiring a product to sell. Adsense continues to create awesome income opportunities for those who know how to best use it.

As noted, there are a variety of so-called "experts" offering tips and hints to help increase Adsense revenues. Some focus on on-page design and other similar means of increasing "click through rate (CTR)." Others focus entirely on how to produce hundreds of sites quickly and easily in hopes of creating income through volume. Sometimes there seem to be as many expert Adsense systems as there are actual sites featuring Google?s ads.

Those who initially took this "spare change" opportunity and transformed it into a true moneymaker, however, uncovered the key to success with Adsense. The key to success is finding the right keywords and determining how to best exploit them.

It?s not too hard to guess what kinds of keywords are generating decent payouts. Medical terms and keywords related to multi-million dollar lawsuits, for instance, are universally known to be bring high amounts per click. At one time, the internet was crackling with news of how the keyword ?mesothelioma? and related terms were earning nearly a hundred dollars or more per click. That?s right?Per click. Ten ?mesothelioma? clicks in a day could conceivably put one thousand dollars in the pocket of a publisher.

Of course, once word leaked out, "mesothelioma" sites sprung up everywhere. Adsense experts and newbies alike engaged in heated competition for the elusive "mesothelioma" clicks and their attendant profits. Soon, it became increasingly difficult to get traffic to a "mesothelioma" site. There was simply so much competition.

The story of how a form of lung cancer took Adsense by storm is important to understand, because it teaches a fundamental lesson about the nature of succeeding with the program. You not only need to know what words are making money with each click. You need to know that information before everyone else does, too.

That is why keyword research is the most important aspect of successful Adsense use. By understanding which words are paying the most at any given time, you can position yourself in those key niches before the onslaught, allowing you to garner considerable profit in a relatively short period of time.

Adsense keyword research can be performed manually by anyone willing to invest the time. By creating a separate Adwords account, one can take on the role of an advertiser and see what it would cost to advertise for particular keywords. This will give one an idea of how much each click to an advertisement is likely worth. They can then analyze the competition for that keyword to see if the market is too saturated or not. They can also use any number of services to generate a list of related terms to check and see if there are any veins that are particularly underserved in terms of ?perfect match? traffic. After they discover a high-paying word with an accessible market, they can use the information to make more money with Adsense.

There is, however, a problem or two with this technique. Initially, one may have to take hundreds of stabs at finding a keyword that matches all of the necessary prerequisites for success before they are even able to discover which keywords are really high paying. Then, they must hope that keyword is not already over-served on the net, so that they can hope to profit from their Adsense site. If it turns out that the high-paying word they discovered is already being served by hordes of other Adsense users, they must go back to square one and start the process over again.

The process is cumbersome, time-consuming and absent a stroke of luck may never produce real results. What a potentially profitable Adsense publisher really needs is a way to quickly and easily determine how much a click is worth for virtually any keyword at an instant. To make matters even more convenient, they must also be able to immediately ascertain the popularity of the term with respect to how many people are seeking information on the keyword.

Fortunately, this alternative is now available and it is really the best way to profit from Google Adsense. Adsenseadwords.com has automated the process of finding winning keywords and can provide users with all of the information they need to choose the best niches and keywords to attack. Adsenseadwords.com provides a comprehensive up-to-date look at which words are generating the most money per click. At the same time, it reveals just how many people are actually searching for the keywords in questions. Even more impressively, it takes an extra step and allows users to look for related keywords in order to find the best ways to custom tailor sites to produce maximum Adsense revenue.

This kind of information is in high demand for a reason?it is the one way to produce the best possible results. If one performs a search on a term like ?high paying Adsense keywords,? they will quickly understand how coveted information like this really is. You?ll find forum posters begging for information on which words are hot. You will find old lists of various higher-paying words that are still relied upon by some desperate for direction even though the lists are now old and of little real utility. Everyone wants to know which words pay the most. Adsenseadwords.com answers the question with an intuitively structured system that provides both keyword values and essential search pattern information.

If you just want to put some Adsense ads up on an existing site and hope to earn a few cents per day, Adsenseadwords.com is not for you. However, if you are interested in discovering which keywords can really offer the most profit potential in order to help direct your site-building and site optimization plans, it is the perfect service. You know the big money clicks are out there somewhere. History shows us all that those who find them early and make their move can produce massive profits. You just need a tool to help you find the right terms. Adsenseadwords.com gives you the tools and makes them very easy to use. (Ben Shaffer - AdsenseAdwords.com)

5 Reasons Many Adsense Sites Dont Make Money

With the huge success Google?s Adsense has been reaping, there are now only a handful of sites you?ll see that doesn?t feature Adsense on their sites. Everyone is hoping that they could make huge earnings from this pay-per-click affiliate program scheme Google has launched.

While there are many success stories (they are true) of sites that have generated good income from Adsense, there are still some sites that couldn?t grasp the real way of making an earning from Adsense.

This is because many people have failed to generate the needed factors to create a successful site that compliments the features Adsense provides. Many webmasters just put up or create mediocre sites and place Adsense on their site and just sits back and waits for the cash to roll in.

If that is the mentality of a site owner, then he won't earn from Adsense. Remember, a mediocre site will also get mediocre earnings.

To finally realize the Adsense dream, a webmaster must produce a site that has the factors and characteristics needed to generate the traffic and clicks it needs to be profitable. There are many things a webmaster needs to do to achieve this and be one of the millions of sites who have successfully done so. But there are so much more things a site owner has failed to do to make their site more Adsense friendly.

Here are five reasons why many Adsense sites don?t make money.

1) There are no good keywords on the site.

Many sites have failed to do the very essence of search engine optimization, Good Keywords. The internet has many websites competing for the attention of the ?netizens? and many sites contain the same or almost the same subjects, topics or niches. To date, Google is searching at over three billion sites; good keywords can get you a good lead above all the other sites.

It is essential that you research well on finding the good keywords your site can use to generate the traffic and get a high ranking on the search engines results. If many internet users are directed to your site, you get a huge opportunity to get great traffic. With traffic comes the profit.

In making money you must spend some. Invest in a good program that searches good and proper keywords for your site. These keywords that people are looking for changes and varies, a good keyword searcher is an investment that just keeps on giving.

2) The site doesn?t provide a good niche.

To get the attention of the people, you must provide a site that can perk up the interest of the people. Adsense works well if you maintain a good number of traffic, you have to keep the people?s interest on your site and have a group of people to keep coming back to your site and have them recommend it.

You must also find a niche wherein these groups of people are interested in. Find the right niche and you?ll find the right group of people that are willing to spend some money.

3) The site owner doesn?t maintain or update their site.

You can only maintain the interest of a person for a short period of time. Many websites have failed to keep up the traffic they generate for their failure to keep their site updated. Immerse yourself in your niche and try to find out what?s new and what?s hot.

You have to serve something new to the people or if not, try to keep abreast with the developments of your niche or maybe add some sub-niches on your site that still pertains to your niche to get new traffic and keep the attention of your clients in your site.

4) Some website owners don?t provide the full attention to their Adsense sites.

Many people just see their sites as a way to earn some extra money. You have to treat Adsense sites as a full size business to make it big. With the heavy competition you have, a good webmaster should treat their site as if it is their main source of income but still maintain a good schedule of their time.

5) Many webmasters have failed to devout time and research to their Adsense site.

Many elements are needed to build a successful Adsense site. Good keywords and the right niches can roll in the dough, but this takes time and effort. It is imperative to devout a certain amount of time in looking for ways to develop your Adsense site.

The internet is abound of sites that could help your own site. A little time, money and hard work can spell the huge difference between a successful Adsense site and a mediocre one. (Kevin Anderson - onlinegoldfinder.com)


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AdSense Tips For Bloggers

If you have joined the blogging revolution that is sweeping the net, and you think you might want to make a little revenue ? or a lot of revenue ? from your blogging efforts, you need AdSense tips for bloggers. Blogging has opened up an entirely new way of how non-technical people interact with the Internet, and now, anyone can publish anything about any topic ? without having a website ? and anyone can profit without even having a product!

Adsense for blogs make perfect sense. Google?s advertising programs are designed to work with sites related to the keywords for the ads that are being presented. Each time you add content to your blog, the Google spiders gobble it up. The more you update, the more the Google spider visits your page. Ultimately, you move up in the SERPs (Search Engine Results Pages) for the topics that you write about. You see where this is going. The higher your search ranking, the more traffic you receive, which ultimately leads to higher revenue from AdSense ads.

The beauty of blogs is their potential for rapid growth. If you become known as an expert in your area of expertise, word of mouth spreads quickly and your blog can become very popular. So it is vital that you always teach something with every blog entry. You want your readers to come back frequently and they will if they know they will learn something. Not only will your readers bookmark your blog and return often, but they will link to your blog enthusiastically as well. People in forums will refer to your blogs and discuss what they learned. Websites will link to you as a valuable resource. In short, an informative blog can grow very quickly if the information it provides is valuable.

It is important to write about specific topics, and sprinkle your blog entries with specific keywords to get the best results ? and the highest revenue ? with your Google AdSense ads. There is a method to the madness. Start your revenue generating blog by testing the waters.

Decide what area you would like to write about and then do some keyword research. Research is easy if you use Google?s keyword tools found at https://adwords.google.com/select/KeywordSandbox . The keyword tools are located in your Google AdWords account. Yes, you need a free AdWords account to be successful but you don?t have to fund it to use the keyword tools. Look for keywords related to your subject that are high paying. These are keywords where the bid amounts are high. Make a list of the top paying keywords, and use that list to determine what topics you will write about.

Remember, you want people to visit your blog time and time again, and build up a readership, make sure that your blog is well written and informative. Don?t just target keywords for the sake of targeting keywords ? the writing needs to make sense! Writing valuable content is the first step to generating traffic to your blog, and traffic is needed to profit from AdSense ads!

You are allowed to use the AdSense ad units in two different places on each page. You can accomplish this in a couple of different ways. First, you can add the AdSense ad code to the template for your blog. This is done through the control panel for your blog, and some knowledge of HTML is needed. The other option is to paste the AdSense code directly in your blog post each time you submit a new post. You can use it once at the top and once at the bottom, or once after a few paragraphs of the post, and again after a few more paragraphs.

Get that code in there however you see fit ? but then pay close attention to the results so you can see what is working and what isn?t. Tracking is everything if you want to make real money!

Of course, you need to advertise your blog as much as possible as well. Make sure that you provide Trackbacks to other people?s blogs as often as possible, and that you visit blogs, leave comments ? and leave a link for your blog as well! (ReveNow.com)

Friday, October 20, 2006

7 Steps of Mega Adsense Earners

The Google AdSense program is like finding money in the street.

Kids in High School are making thousands of dollars a month with Adsense... Housewives, Retiree's, Mom and Pop's who've never made a dime on the Internet have created full time incomes by simply placing AdSense Ads on their web site or blog.

Then you have the "Super AdSense" earners. We have all heard of them... the Elite few who are on track to make half a million dollars a year or more promoting AdSense sites.

Do not be mistaken though... these people are not building like your Mom and Pop's do. They have systems in place that create sites for them... people who build sites for them... they have outsourced and automated many of the tedious tasks such as posting to blogs and searching for keywords.

While most people cannot emulate everything these Super AdSense earners do... many of them you can.

Here are 7 Required Steps you can implement today to copy their success.

1) Starting today... treat your AdSense business like it is a REAL business and track what you do.

Begin tracking what you are doing that works... as well as what you are doing that does not work. This will keep you from making the same mistakes over and over, and you can repeat the steps that have worked in the past. As simple as this step seems... most people do not know the reason(s) to their success or failure.

2) Utilize the latest tools and software available.

The Super AdSense earners are not any smarter than your average person. I know many people think they are... but for the most part, they are regular non techie people.

They are smarter in one respect though... they use the latest tools available to them to automate most of the tasks involved with researching and creating sites. They use the latest keyword, site creation and search engine optimization tools available. The tools they use are their secret weapons.

3) Quit chasing the Mega Dollar keywords.

You cannot compete with the search engine experts who create sites for the $80 payout keywords. You may get lucky every now and then... but in the long run, you are better off building sites for the low to mid range payout keywords. The competition is less, and your chance of success is much higher over the long term.

4) Choose broad niches and break it down.

Choose a broad subject as your main theme (lets use computers for an example). From there... break it down into as many sub niches as possible.

Using Computers as the example... you could build sub niches/sites like laptop computers, computer hard drives, computer keyboards, etc, etc. You could literally build hundreds of sites around one major theme and stay totally focused. Once you have exhausted every possible sub niche of that major theme... choose another main theme and repeat the process.


Keep your sites easy to navigate and forget the fancy graphics that distract your visitors attention. Unless you are just building AdSense sites for the fun of it and to impress your friends... the purpose of having the site is to have people click on one of the ads, right? Then keep the site layout simple... dump the scrolling banners, dancing chickens and colored scroll bars... they are distractions.

6) What is the purpose of your web site?

Your web site cannot be everything to everybody. If you have a full fledged ecommerce site, with products for sale... links to other products, it is not a good site for AdSense. If the primary focus of the site is to sell products... let it do that.

Do not distract or confuse your visitor with to many options or choices. The best AdSense sites are AdSense only content sites that sell nothing. They are sites that "Tell"... not "Sell."

7) Be consistent.

This is not one of those deals where you build one site and you are done. Refer back to Step #4. You must continuously build in order to be successful.

Think of it as planting a crop that you will harvest in a month or two, and the sites you build are seeds. Once the seeds have grown and matured... you will reap the harvest. The more seeds you plant... the larger the harvest.

To sum it up... utilize the tools available to automate as much of the process of building sites - doing research and building keyword lists as you can. This alone will help keep you organized and on track. Be consistent in building... treat it like the business it is and you will reap the rewards of your harvest.!

Top AdSense Tips

AdSense allows website publishers to display contextually relevant advertisements on their website. If a web visitor "clicks" on an advertisement, the web publisher will earn a percentage of the advertising revenue generated as a result of the click. Many webmasters have built content websites around the Google AdSense model. In many cases the specific intent of the webmaster is to profit from Google AdSense. Other webmasters use Google AdSense to supplement their revenue. Regardless of the webmaster's intent, the following tips will help webmasters looking to profit from AdSense.

Top AdSense Tips:

1. Niche Sites.

Targeted niche sites that have a clear theme, tend to generate more advertising revenue simply because it is easier to achieve decent search engine placement. Be warned though, you want to chose a niche where there is a sufficient number of advertisements available.

2. Target Keywords.

When determining the sites focus, consider how much the advertisers pay for the advertisements. If the site is focused on ringtones, like Ringtone Central http://www.ringtones-central.com the payout per click is going to be very small, as ringtones are not high ticket items, advertisers will not spend a lot on pay per click advertisements. With less obvious markets use Overture to determine how much advertisers pay per keyword, it is usually similar on Google. Search Overture for a keyword then click "View Advertisers' Max Bids" in the top right corner. This will show the Overture inventory and how much is paid per keyword. Because the market has become very competitive, it will be difficult to rank well in search engines with a new website that is optimized for the terms that have the highest payout. Consider targeting terms that are moderately priced.

3. Aged Sites / Time.

Over time as a website is spidered by Google, advertisements will generally increase in relevance. In general, older websites will rank better in search engines. The closer the advertisements relate to the webpage's content; the higher the "click-through" the publishers will see.

4. Coding.

In order to minimize a websites maintenance place the Google generated AdSense code in the website template or an include file. This will allow you to easily experiment with different advertisement sizes and ad placement, and keep the web maintenance to a minimum.

5. Tracking Channels.

In order to know how effective a specific website or ad placement is use distinct channels and subchannels within Google. This will allow you to discern what performs best on a specific website. Using channels will tell you what sites are making money, what advertisements are making money and what ad position is the most profitable on a specific website. Keep in mind that you should run an advertisement for a full week, in order to properly test its effectiveness, different days of the week will vary the web traffic so comparing one week to another will give the most accurate reflection of how effective a campaign performs.

When testing different advertisement sizes, placement or color schemes be sure to leave campaigns in place for one week, different days will often result in web traffic fluctuations. Comparing web traffic, week to week will give a clear indication of what ad formats perform the best.

6. Integrated Ad Placement.

Many webmasters have been successful at integrating advertisements into a website. The easiest way to integrate an advertisement into a website is to remove the advertisement border. This will allow the ads to better blend with the webpage. Google recommends contrasting the link colors with the website colors to increase click-throughs. It is also suggested that webmasters randomize the color of the advertisements, so that frequent users will not naturally "filter" the ads.

example of integrated ad placement:

http://www.golf-clubhouse.net or


7. Number vs Value of Advertisements.

Up to three advertisements can be listed on each page. This decreases the value of the advertisements served, so publishers should cautiously add advertisement units, as it dilutes ad inventory. In other words you want to serve the most expensive ads at all times.

8. Hot Spots.

Like web copy above the fold holds true with AdSense as well. This means that advertisements that appear without having to scroll will be read more frequently. Hot Spots are areas on a web page that result in a higher percentage of click-throughs. According to Google the highest paying advertisements are located on the hot spots.

hot spots map - http://www.small-business-software.net/heat-map.htm

Google does not indicate if image advertisements or text ads perform better, so webmasters are encouraged to experiment with both.

9. Highest performing Ad Sizes.

According to Google the 336 x 280 rectangle, the 300 x250 rectangle and the 160 x 600 sky scraper result in the highest number of click-throughs. Depending on the website's design and layout, publishers may experience different results with different ad sizes, placements and color schemes. Expirement and track the results for each website to maximize the AdSense payout.

Google Adsense Tips

Tip #1: Don't put ads on empty pages.

When I reworked my site, I built a skeleton set of pages that had no content, just titles and some meta tags. I displayed ads on those pages, however. Although all you see are public service ads at first, the very act of displaying ads on a page causes the AdSense web crawler to quickly fetch that page for analysis. A page with good content will thus begin showing relevant paying ads fairly quickly.

If you don't have any content, then, Google will have to guess as what your page is about. It may guess wrong, and so the ads that it displays may not be relevant. You'll have to wait until Google re-crawls the site for the ads to correct themselves. Here is what Google had to say when I asked them about how often the AdSense crawler updates a site:

Thank you for taking the time to update your site. New ads will start appearing on your site the next time our crawler re-indexes your site. Unfortunately at this time, we are unable to control how often our crawlers index the content on your site.

Crawling is done automatically by our bots. When new pages are added to your website or introduced to the AdSense program, our crawlers will usually get to them within 30 minutes. If you make changes to a page, however, it may take up to 2 or 3 weeks before the changes are reflected in our index. Until we are able to crawl your web pages, you may notice public service ads, for which you will not receive any earnings.

It's better to flesh out the page before you start displaying ads on it.

Tip #2: Don't be afraid to ask questions

If you're wondering about something, don't be afraid to ask Google. So far, they've always responded to my questions within a working day. There are two email addresses to use, depending on the type of question:

Please feel free to email us at adsense-tech@google.com if you have additional technical questions or concerns. For general program or account questions, please email adsense-support@google.com .

Their responses are always very polite, and they appreciate getting problem reports and suggestions.

Tip #3: Avoid non-English characters on English pages

This one is a bug, to be honest. My surname is French, and I prefer to write it out correctly with the /accent grave/ on the first "e". Every page on my site would then include at least two accented letters, because my name shows up twice in the footer. On some pages my name shows up two or three more times.

Normally, this wouldn't be an issue. But on some pages the presence of the accented characters is enough to cause AdSense to display non-relevant ads in French. This happens whether the browser indicates a preference for French or not. When I reported this to Google, this is the answer they gave me:

Hello User,

Thank you for bringing this issue to our attention.

We are currently working as quickly as we can to address this problem. As soon as we have more information for you, we will email you again.

We appreciate your patience.


The Google Team

Until this is resolved, I've decided to strip out all accents except on the pages that are actually in French.

Tip #4: Check your keyword density

Although Google doesn't release exact details as to how they determine the ads to serve on a given page, they do tell us that it's the /text content/ of the page that matters, not the meta tags. Before serving ads on a page, then, you might want to check its /keyword density/. A good, free tool for doing this is found here :


This lets you fine-tune the page before exposing it to the AdSense crawler.

What is Google Adsense?

Google Adsense is one of the most successful online advertising programs today. This website is a guide to the Adsense program, that describes all major aspects, tips and optimizations of the program to help you have the best experience with Google Adsense.

As a webmaster, Google's Adsense program can be a possible income stream from your website, an income that can range from a few dollars to several hundred dollars a month....

Many hours have gone into researching the content for this website, and it will be constantly updated with the latest content related to Google Adsense.

The Google Adsense program is a great alternative, or even replacement, for the outdated banner programs. Today more and more internet users have gone "blind" to banner advertising, and thereby threatening your advertisement income as a webmaster.

Here is what Google writes about it's adsense program:

"Google Adsense is the programme that can generate advertising revenue from each page on your website—with a minimal investment in time and no additional resources.

Adsense delivers relevant ads that are precisely targeted on a page-by-page basisto the content people find on your site. And when you add a Google search box to your site, Adsense delivers relevant ads that are targeted to the Google search results pages generated by your visitors’ search request.

You can customise the appearance of ads, choosing from a wide range of colours and templates. You can do the same with your search results page. Your reports are customisable, too. Flexible reporting tools let you group your pages in any way you want so you can view your results by URL, domain, ad type, category and more to learn where your earnings are coming from."

Google Adsense ads, are highly content relevant ads, that are served directly on your pages - without your intervention. For you as a webmaster, this means that you simply paste the Google Adsense code on your pages, and thereafter have a constantly updated and relevant advertising income.

You can see an example of Google's Adsense on the top of this page.

The Google Adsense program serves ads generated by AdWords users on Adsense publishers webpage's. The Adsense ad layout can be fully customised to fit your excisting website design, in regards to both size, placement, colours and much more.

Please bookmark this page, and recommend it to anyone interested in learning about Google Adsense. (adsenseguide.info)