Google Adsense Monetizing, Traffic, Testing Tips, Tricks And Resources

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title-google-adsenseGoogle Adsense is the most common revenue generators for blogs and websites and probably also the most easier way how to earn money, start to make some income, if You got already niche blog and some traffic. I started with Adsense too, I am not going specifics about numbers, but income is pretty motivating to keep going and think about monetizing. Also remember not to overact, setting up too much advertisements on Your site – this article should be useful if You are just starting out, don’t know how it really works and also for people who use this service but already thinks about some optimizing and digging deeper. I just went it all through, so consider this as sharing with experience, resources and articles, which should help You understand and actually do better when You are thinking about starting to make money from what are You doing.

Usually You can really increase Your overall earning by positioning the ads wisely, choosing the most appropriate banner size and color for Your site. If You want to go to success, You must learn from successful people, who are ready to share and thankfully there are more than enough that kind of people over the world, so let’s take a look.

What really is Google Adsense?

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Adsense is an advertising program, which allows You in fast and easy to set advertisements on Your site and finally start to make some money am mount directly depending on Your traffic and the way You set those ads. Once You set up Adsense, You can just monetize, test and forget about it, it’s as simple as that. Google Ads also are related to Your content, it makes things even easier.

At first You must know, how Your earnings are really counted -

1. Adsense Earning = Impression-count x Click-though-rate x Cost-per-click x smart-pricing-factor.

2. Click-through-rate (CTR) is ratio of clicks per impressions. It can range from 0.1% to 30%, but most commonly around 1% to 10%.

3. Cost-per-click (CPC) is the earning you get per click. While traditionally it refers to the amount advertisers pay for each click, it can also mean the amount publishers get for each click.

4.Smart-pricing is Adsense method to determine how valuable clicks from your site is worth. If clicks on your site doesn’t provide good value to advertisers, e.g. from visitors’ geo-location that seldom translate to sales, you will only get a fraction of the supposed CPC.

Read more tips – 100 Google Adsense Tips

Traffic

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Don’t forget about traffic, traffic actually is the key factor to success – more visitors You have, more income You make.

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30 traffic generation tips from 30 successful bloggers.

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How to Build a High-Traffic Web Site (or Blog)

Monetizing, Tips and Tricks

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There are a lot of tips available, I will write down just few most important of them:

1. When You set up Your advertisements, consider choosing light colors or Your website colors, which usually work the best. Also think about using the ad rotating tool from Adsense to rotate different designs for testing and against ad blindness among regular visitors.

2. Avoid using borders, if Your ads are placed between content – You don’t want those banners to be too loud.

3. Actually I can describe this all with one word – test. You’ll never know how good different ad formats, colors, sizes and position works for Your site, if You don’t test it. It takes time – but money is totally worth it. Test, but don’t forget about Your readers, overact and You’ll receive slight traffic drops.

3 Adsense Tips To Dramatically Increase CTR

“Correct HTML Code to Include Images or Graphics Above An Adsense Leader Board Block Expert – SEO Forums have been abuzz over a new Adsense tip which has seen a dramatic increase in curs. Many web masters have reported increases over 400 percent after adding four images, expertly positioned horizontally over a 4 block Adsense Leader board, with no border.”

How to Make Money From Your Blog

This article is seriously long (over 7300 words), but it includes several very good tips – from start to finish. How to even decide whether You want to set up advertisements, traffic factors, Your motivation, experience and so on.

10 Adsense Tips

“Ads can work well in-between other stuff. On a games site of mine, some of the games don’t contain ads next to the game area; the Adsense ad will only be shown in-between game rounds. This is the time the visitor is not concentrating on performing a task but might take a small break, and be open to the option of visiting new sites.”

Making Money With Adsense Is Not So Easy Anymore

“Why? Because it’s hard to get ranked in Google. Targeted organic traffic — which is what really works well with Adsense — is so hard to get now that anyone just starting out is going to find it hard to make any significant money.”

Adsense Tips, Layout Optimization Tricks for Higher CTR

“Google Adsense is perhaps the easiest way to attract advertisers from across the globe to your blog. Just submit your blog to Google for approval. If Google likes what it sees, it will place contextual ads linking to products likely to appeal to the readers. Each time a reader clicks a link, the advertiser pays Google a small fee, and Google splits that with you.”

Six ways to experiment with Adsense and grow your earnings

“If I had to narrow my advice on using Adsense down to a single word it would be ‘experiment’. Excellent tips from one of the most known and respected bloggers Darren Rowse.”

Where do I find a list of high-paying Adsense keywords?

“When Adsense publishers hear about keywords that pay $10 or more per click, they want to know where they can get a list of high-paying keywords, even if the real value of such a list is questionable. Here, then, are some ideas on where to get high-paying keyword lists..”

15 Effective Tips to Increase Google Adsense CTR

“How to make more money with Google Adsense? Get more clicks on ads. We all want to increase Google Adsense CTR i.e. click through ratio, because the higher times the surfer clicks the Adsense ad, higher is the payout to you. So here are 15 effective ways to improve your Adsense CTR..”

Where should I place Google ads on my pages?

Google offers several implementation tips, also very useful site heatmap. And actually yes, advertisements before primary content usually works the best, but don’t forget to test, test and test, because there is not one unique solution for every site.

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WordPress Plugins And Tools

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Introducing ProSense: An Adsense Ready SEO WordPress Theme

“This fast loading and easily customizable theme is built to accommodate heavy contextual ad monetization: Its very infrastructure is designed to direct maximum attention to Adsense ads while preserving as much focus as possible on your blog content.”

Adsense Manager

It is a WordPress plugin for managing Adsense ads on your blog. It generates code automatically and allows positioning with Widgets.

All in One Adsense and YPN

It is a Free and Open Source WordPress plugin which is able to automatically insert Google Adsense ads or yahoo publisher network (YPN) ads in to your posts on the fly. It doesn’t matter if you have 1 post or 100,000 posts, it will insert your ad code into all of them automatically. I am using myself this handy plugin.

Adsense Integrator

This plugin was developed to insert and manage your Adsense ads, based on the last Google rules and Adsense updates.

Easy Adsenser

With its full set of features, Easy AdSenser is perhaps the first plugin to give you a complete solution for everything Adsense-related like sidebar widgets, simple configuration, configurable number of widgets for link units etc.

    Other Tools

    [Getting The Most Out Of Adsense]: Top 10 Adsense Tools

    “..Some of the best tools around for getting the most out of Goggle’s Adsense campaign. First, we’ll start off with the tools in order of personal preference from less useful to most useful (since there is really no good way to compare a tool– its all in how you use it anyway)..”

    Google Ad words: Keyword tool

    Use the Keyword Tool to get new keyword ideas

    Ad words and Adsense tools directory

    Nice collection of many different Adsense related tools collection, regularly updating with new stuff.

    Google Adsense Homepage

    Finally don’t forget about their own homepage with a huge amount of tips how to get started, how to set up ads, success stories, optimization tips, forum and blog

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      31 Comments Best Comments First
      • Pheak Tol

        Friday, February 27th, 2009 18:36

        2

        I’ve just put my google ads back into play, before it was just making my site look off, but now i think i can get it back into the game and start earning some clicks. I’ve been slacking in monetizing my Adsense but i think im ready to do some work

        +1
      • Ethan

        Sunday, March 22nd, 2009 12:05

        11

        i got a problems since i knew bout bloggings, i cant seems to design my own layouts and placed it into either Myspace or Bloggers! so any nice tips? im aware of changing the HTML coding but not good in it at all.

        please assist

        thanks

        0
      • marvin hornback

        Monday, March 23rd, 2009 00:26

        12

        Very nice information. Thanks for this.

        0
      • shraqs

        Friday, March 27th, 2009 22:04

        13

        Lot of great info here. Thanks for sharing

        shraqss last blog post : Windows Mobile 7 Insight

        0
      • Nerky

        Tuesday, March 17th, 2009 04:10

        10

        Great tips. Thank you

        0
      • T-Law

        Saturday, April 18th, 2009 13:36

        15

        Thanks a lot!

        T-Laws last blog post : T-Law Photography: April ‘09

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      • Jagrit

        Sunday, April 5th, 2009 23:21

        14

        very useful information :)

        0
      • fred gillard

        Monday, March 16th, 2009 03:18

        9

        Very nice information. Thanks for this.

        0
      • Dainis Graveris

        Friday, February 27th, 2009 19:29

        1

        @Kristi nice to hear from You :)

        @Pheak don’t forget, one of the main success factors are traffic..if You got that, You can make money in many ways :)

        0
      • N_Lite

        Friday, February 27th, 2009 21:08

        4

        Good Tips!

        N_Lites last blog post : Icons – Hand Drawing Icons

        0
      • Roy Vergara

        Friday, February 27th, 2009 20:21

        3

        really insightful article and great resources. thanks!

        Roy Vergaras last blog post : 12 Inspiring Creative Workplaces

        0
      • Dreamy Wedding Blog

        Sunday, March 1st, 2009 07:00

        5

        While I like the prosense theme, I have had trouble with the ads appearing properly in the left sidebar. Even though there are only 2 ads on the page, so it isn’t breaking google TOS or anything.

        Just my 2 cents.

        Thanks for the info, was a great read.

        Dreamy Wedding Blogs last blog post : Where to Make Your own Wedding Invitations

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      • radis

        Monday, March 2nd, 2009 18:59

        6

        It’s useful for me thanks

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      • ryan locke

        Monday, March 16th, 2009 02:16

        8

        I really liked your blog!

        0
      • Babrick

        Thursday, March 12th, 2009 21:20

        7

        really insightful article and great resources. thank you.

        Babricks last blog post : How do I choose an insurance company?

        0
      • Ersin KILIC

        Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009 16:12

        16

        Thanks

        Use overture keyword tool, and google trends to determine if there is enough searching volume. The use http://www.google.com/sponsoredlinks to check if enough ads are running.

        Ersin KILICs last blog post : İlginç İcatlar – Su İle Çalışan Araba

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      • arbusb

        Friday, May 1st, 2009 17:46

        17

        useful information

        thanks for this

        arbusbs last blog post : صور فوتوغرافية غريبة, مربكة وعجيبة ..!!

        0
      • jullius

        Thursday, August 12th, 2010 01:16

        27

        Good info, but there are other ways to get a good income from adsense.

        0
      • jasreeves

        Friday, July 2nd, 2010 05:49

        26

        Nice resources. I have play with adsense for 2 year now and just 3 day ago i got more than $20/day.
        Adsense is very good to monetize your traffic…

        0
      • Blaze

        Friday, September 17th, 2010 07:22

        28

        Great info. Gotta spend some time to read the rest. Thanks for posting the links and info. Have manage to make my first $100 check from google. Hopefully i will make more in the future.

        0
      • Wafaa Younis

        Wednesday, October 26th, 2011 21:32

        29

        I’ve read every article and I can now say that it is very good article, I’ve written numerous special topics AdSense Google workers in my own blog, I want you to give me a good way to get targeted visitors from Google search engine

        0
      • Stan

        Tuesday, January 31st, 2012 20:24

        31

        Please let me know if you’re looking for a article writer for your weblog. You have some really great articles and I believe I would be a good asset. If you ever want to take some of the load off, I’d absolutely love to write some material for your blog in exchange for a link back to mine. Please blast me an e-mail if interested. Thank you!

        0
      • basith

        Wednesday, December 28th, 2011 10:24

        30

        really……nyc tips!!!….im sure nw i can ear more..:)…thnx for sharing:)

        0
      • Paul

        Wednesday, June 30th, 2010 08:26

        25

        I just reinstalled Adsense. Looking forward to see if I get better results than I did in 2008.

        -Paul

        0
      • Firate Kinci

        Sunday, June 6th, 2010 00:03

        24

        I didn’t know all these tips for adsense. Thx for sharing them with everybody, this will hopefully improve my earnings.

        0
      • Dicky

        Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009 06:26

        19

        Interesting tips! But adsense doesn’t bring big income for design blog…

        Dickys last blog post : 10 WordPress Plugins That Will Increase Your Search Engine Ranking

        0
      • Chateau

        Sunday, May 17th, 2009 19:53

        18

        Thanks for the great tips and sharing those tools.

        0
      • Eddie

        Friday, October 23rd, 2009 16:15

        20

        Some great resources but the primary things with adsense is the cost per click. i have a site with adsense adverts but i get on average about 10p per click which is really low. I’m not bothered because the site has very high traffic and it covers my rent but if the same traffic were on a site with a high cpc, I would be able to earn a wage from this!

        0
      • ARQUIGRAFICO

        Monday, February 15th, 2010 07:47

        21

        Thnaks for the post. It explains very well what it adsense to those that dont know about it.

        0
      • Jackie

        Wednesday, April 7th, 2010 13:44

        23

        I had been searching for this kind of site because it really helps me a lot especially about adsense and how to make money online.Finding this kind of blog is so usefull for me.i got lots of idea reading the articles and comments.It really works.Thanks!Goodluck!

        0
      • nicolas

        Sunday, March 21st, 2010 17:06

        22

        I didn’t know all these tips for adsense. Thx for sharing them with everybody, this will hopefully improve my earnings.

        0
      • Stan

        Tuesday, January 31st, 2012 20:24

        31

        Please let me know if you’re looking for a article writer for your weblog. You have some really great articles and I believe I would be a good asset. If you ever want to take some of the load off, I’d absolutely love to write some material for your blog in exchange for a link back to mine. Please blast me an e-mail if interested. Thank you!

        0
      • basith

        Wednesday, December 28th, 2011 10:24

        30

        really……nyc tips!!!….im sure nw i can ear more..:)…thnx for sharing:)

        0
      • Wafaa Younis

        Wednesday, October 26th, 2011 21:32

        29

        I’ve read every article and I can now say that it is very good article, I’ve written numerous special topics AdSense Google workers in my own blog, I want you to give me a good way to get targeted visitors from Google search engine

        0
      • Blaze

        Friday, September 17th, 2010 07:22

        28

        Great info. Gotta spend some time to read the rest. Thanks for posting the links and info. Have manage to make my first $100 check from google. Hopefully i will make more in the future.

        0
      • jullius

        Thursday, August 12th, 2010 01:16

        27

        Good info, but there are other ways to get a good income from adsense.

        0
      • jasreeves

        Friday, July 2nd, 2010 05:49

        26

        Nice resources. I have play with adsense for 2 year now and just 3 day ago i got more than $20/day.
        Adsense is very good to monetize your traffic…

        0
      • Paul

        Wednesday, June 30th, 2010 08:26

        25

        I just reinstalled Adsense. Looking forward to see if I get better results than I did in 2008.

        -Paul

        0
      • Firate Kinci

        Sunday, June 6th, 2010 00:03

        24

        I didn’t know all these tips for adsense. Thx for sharing them with everybody, this will hopefully improve my earnings.

        0
      • Jackie

        Wednesday, April 7th, 2010 13:44

        23

        I had been searching for this kind of site because it really helps me a lot especially about adsense and how to make money online.Finding this kind of blog is so usefull for me.i got lots of idea reading the articles and comments.It really works.Thanks!Goodluck!

        0
      • nicolas

        Sunday, March 21st, 2010 17:06

        22

        I didn’t know all these tips for adsense. Thx for sharing them with everybody, this will hopefully improve my earnings.

        0
      • ARQUIGRAFICO

        Monday, February 15th, 2010 07:47

        21

        Thnaks for the post. It explains very well what it adsense to those that dont know about it.

        0
      • Eddie

        Friday, October 23rd, 2009 16:15

        20

        Some great resources but the primary things with adsense is the cost per click. i have a site with adsense adverts but i get on average about 10p per click which is really low. I’m not bothered because the site has very high traffic and it covers my rent but if the same traffic were on a site with a high cpc, I would be able to earn a wage from this!

        0
      • Dicky

        Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009 06:26

        19

        Interesting tips! But adsense doesn’t bring big income for design blog…

        Dickys last blog post : 10 WordPress Plugins That Will Increase Your Search Engine Ranking

        0
      • Chateau

        Sunday, May 17th, 2009 19:53

        18

        Thanks for the great tips and sharing those tools.

        0
      • arbusb

        Friday, May 1st, 2009 17:46

        17

        useful information

        thanks for this

        arbusbs last blog post : صور فوتوغرافية غريبة, مربكة وعجيبة ..!!

        0
      • Ersin KILIC

        Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009 16:12

        16

        Thanks

        Use overture keyword tool, and google trends to determine if there is enough searching volume. The use http://www.google.com/sponsoredlinks to check if enough ads are running.

        Ersin KILICs last blog post : İlginç İcatlar – Su İle Çalışan Araba

        0
      • T-Law

        Saturday, April 18th, 2009 13:36

        15

        Thanks a lot!

        T-Laws last blog post : T-Law Photography: April ‘09

        0
      • Jagrit

        Sunday, April 5th, 2009 23:21

        14

        very useful information :)

        0
      • shraqs

        Friday, March 27th, 2009 22:04

        13

        Lot of great info here. Thanks for sharing

        shraqss last blog post : Windows Mobile 7 Insight

        0
      • marvin hornback

        Monday, March 23rd, 2009 00:26

        12

        Very nice information. Thanks for this.

        0
      • Ethan

        Sunday, March 22nd, 2009 12:05

        11

        i got a problems since i knew bout bloggings, i cant seems to design my own layouts and placed it into either Myspace or Bloggers! so any nice tips? im aware of changing the HTML coding but not good in it at all.

        please assist

        thanks

        0
      • Nerky

        Tuesday, March 17th, 2009 04:10

        10

        Great tips. Thank you

        0
      • fred gillard

        Monday, March 16th, 2009 03:18

        9

        Very nice information. Thanks for this.

        0
      • ryan locke

        Monday, March 16th, 2009 02:16

        8

        I really liked your blog!

        0
      • Babrick

        Thursday, March 12th, 2009 21:20

        7

        really insightful article and great resources. thank you.

        Babricks last blog post : How do I choose an insurance company?

        0
      • radis

        Monday, March 2nd, 2009 18:59

        6

        It’s useful for me thanks

        0
      • Dreamy Wedding Blog

        Sunday, March 1st, 2009 07:00

        5

        While I like the prosense theme, I have had trouble with the ads appearing properly in the left sidebar. Even though there are only 2 ads on the page, so it isn’t breaking google TOS or anything.

        Just my 2 cents.

        Thanks for the info, was a great read.

        Dreamy Wedding Blogs last blog post : Where to Make Your own Wedding Invitations

        0
      • N_Lite

        Friday, February 27th, 2009 21:08

        4

        Good Tips!

        N_Lites last blog post : Icons – Hand Drawing Icons

        0
      • Roy Vergara

        Friday, February 27th, 2009 20:21

        3

        really insightful article and great resources. thanks!

        Roy Vergaras last blog post : 12 Inspiring Creative Workplaces

        0
      • Pheak Tol

        Friday, February 27th, 2009 18:36

        2

        I’ve just put my google ads back into play, before it was just making my site look off, but now i think i can get it back into the game and start earning some clicks. I’ve been slacking in monetizing my Adsense but i think im ready to do some work

        +1
      • Dainis Graveris

        Friday, February 27th, 2009 19:29

        1

        @Kristi nice to hear from You :)

        @Pheak don’t forget, one of the main success factors are traffic..if You got that, You can make money in many ways :)

        0

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