Now, we have a ready to use website, ways to get Google AdSense approval and basic things that can help us to increase our earnings. However, it’s also important to know what to avoid if we don’t want to get banned. Google is very strict with their policies and the best way to avoid problems is to follow their guidelines line-by-line. It’s not that hard and we have pointed out the do’s and don’ts here for you to follow.
Don’t stuff articles with keywords
It’s important to use keywords in your article to get more attention from search engines. People try to focus on keywords to be at the top of Google searches. However, your website is already too much visible to Google as you have placed AdSense on your page so posting keyword stuffed articles, stacking title and posting stuff that are not allowed by Google will only lead to a quick ban. You might think that Google is not noticing anything and continue to post keyword stuffed articles but sooner or later, it will lead to a ban. So, the best thing to do here is to avoid doing this.
Hiding ads to deceive visitors
Some people try to make the ads look like a part of the content by choosing the background color same as the website’s background color. Another way to hide ads is to post them in an already stuffy content where there are too many images. It’s easy to do and a really good plan to get clicks from visitors. However, as tempting as it might sound, it is against Google’s Terms of Service to hide ads and get clicks by deceiving your visitors. Just post them as you normally do and have patience even if you don’t get any clicks at first.
Requesting people for clicks
Some people hold contents, prizes and anything that might interest visitors to click on the ads. It’s the easiest thing to do and can be effective for a while for increasing clicks. However, if Google catches you doing such a thing anywhere directly or indirectly, in a page which is completely not linked to your AdSense page, it can lead to a ban. It is also not a good idea to label your ads. Visitors also don’t like pages asking or requesting for clicks so it’s best for everyone to avoid it.
It’s time to hear another success story to boost our confidence! Dave Tyler, the founder of Boulder thought about opening askdavetaylor.com when people started to send questions to him via emails. He published a few tech books and people used to ask questions to him via email. He started the website back in 2002 just to offer a better way to respond to those questions. In 2003, Dave signed up for AdSense and managed to earn enough money for paying hosting bills. From next month, he was able to pay for his monthly mortgage which made him realize that this website can turn into a full time business.
Later, he quit his job in 2003 to fully concentrate on the website. Right now, the website gets 1 million unique visitors every month and helps people to solve difficult tech problems. The website offers new articles every day and Dave Taylor now gets more time to focus on his family and kids. It sounds great, doesn’t it? Just make sure you follow all the rules and guidelines mentioned here and the next success story could be yours.
Playing with the codes
AdSense creates java script code that you get to directly copy paste in your website without worrying about anything. However, if you want to change the color or size of the code, altering the code is not a good idea. You can create a new code from AdSense but making changes by yourself is not a good idea. Some people believe making some small changes or tweaking it directly won’t be a big problem. However, it’s not true and it should be avoided.
Using Robots and telling people how much you are earning using AdSense
Some people use robots or automated tools to increase the number of clicks or page views. They believe if they use robots instead of clicking on the ads by themselves, it will not be noticed by Google and help them increase the revenue. However, it’s one of the top crimes you can do when using Google AdSense and Google is very strict about such things. The same goes for telling people how much you earn using AdSense and how much you are earning per keyword. Beware of revealing these information and from these robots.
Create more than one website
If you want to make sure you earn more from your AdSense, you should create more than one website. However, that doesn’t mean you have to create 50-100 websites and put ads on all of them. It’s true that maintaining one website is easier than managing 4-5 websites, but it’s necessary if you want to get rid of single digit earning every day. In this way, if you one of your website faces problem because of the latest algorithm, you will be able to continue earning depending on the other websites.
Other than the ones suggested above, you can follow these: you should create a website about things you are interested in and know about, avoid putting ads on a completely new website, shouldn’t put ads next to images, update your website regularly and keep experimenting with the ads. Now that you know all about AdSense, starting from the basic requirements to secrets, it’s time for you to get started. Let us know what you think about this guide or if you have any questions.
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