Tuesday, April 17, 2012

20 Adsense Tips For Online Marketers

Google Adsense is a very popular online ad platform. Quite likely it will be the first way you monetize your blog or website. It will also probably be the first platform that earns you money, as getting your first Adsense click is usually easier than getting your first Affiliate commission.

Here are some random Adsense tips that will help you make the most out of your ad space:

Never click on your own ads, or get your friends/family to do it. Google will find out and ban your website.
Google is quick to ban, but very slow to answer appeals – so be careful.
Once you are accepted and have your adsense code you can add it to all of your sites, without applying for each one. This doesn’t mean you can break the terms and conditions of Adsense use though. They will still monitor websites that have their ad code.
Is the new Adsense home page a bit confusing – Use this post to help navigate it: Understanding The New Adsense Home Page
Here is a list of the highest paying Adsense keywords – the problem is this list is available to everyone, so the competition for these terms is fierce: The List
A domain name including the keywords you want to make money off of always helps.
Learn about Search Engine Optimization. it is one of the best free traffic methods out there.
Check out Adsense’s recommended ad layouts.
Try to limit the amount of low quality links that point out of your site.. You want your visitors to exit through the ads.
Adsense Official Blog: Bookmark it or add the RSS feed to your RSS Reader.
If you use WordPress (why wouldn’t you?), make sure that your permalinks are set properly.
Focus on one niche on one website.
If you are successful with that site, and want to try another one – start a whole new site, don’t add another niche to your existing site.
You can use popular affiliate ads like Amazon, Clickbank, Shareasale and Commission Junction on your site in combination with Adsense.
You can NOT use another contextual based ad platform. This means any ad platform that chooses what ads to display based on your content.
Read the Terms and Conditions, understand them and make sure you don’t break them!
Adsense isn’t a get rich quick platform. It takes effort to learn, and time to set up properly optimized websites.
AdSense Earning = Impression-count x Click-though-rate x Cost-per-click x smart-pricing-factor
You can put up to 3 AdSense units on a page.
336×280 is the best paying adsense format

Google Adsense Tips for 2012

Google Adsense – still going strong in 2012. I know it isn’t everyone’s favorite way to earn money, but it is a pretty simple way for someone with a site to start earning some extra cash.

If you want to use Adsense to monetize your website or blog, there are a couple tips you should keep in mind:

Make sure you have some decent content on your site before you apply. If you are using a blog – then I like to aim at 7-10 posts before I even apply. Just ends up being quicker, rather than having your site denied.
If you do get denied, adjust your site accordingly and reapply with another Google account.
Once you are approved for one site you can use Adsense on any site you also own. remember though the terms of service still apply.
Learn the terms of service and don’t break any of the rules – you will be caught and you will be shut down.
Never click your own ads, or get friends/family too. They will know.
Use a website to apply – seems to work faster.
Feel free to use non-contextual ads alongside Adsense – you can use both affiliate offers and adsense with no problem.
You can have 3 different page blocks per page.
Make sure your ads fit on your site. Don’t have ads that stick out of the sidebar and appear cut off.
You have to create new ads on the Google Adsense page to change the size.
Blend your links into the site. Choose your own custom colors for ads. Match them with your website color scheme.
Add lots of content to your site – more content that people can find and share – which leads to ad views/clicks.
Don’t add images with arrows etc… pointing at your ads.
Adding Adsense search to your site is a good way to increase your ad revenue. WordPress has a number of plugins that can help with that.
Don’t have any illegal stuff on your website – porn, illegal downloads, drug or etc…
If you keep these tips in mind, you are off to a great start. I hope your 2012 is your most successful year yet!