Let’s assume that you have managed to get approval using the tips shown in our previous chapter and talk about the things we should worry about now. Copy pasting ads on your page is really easy. But choosing which one will be good for which place is the main thing here. The ads are available on various sizes and three different options: text ads, image ads and a combination of image and text. Don’t post only banner like ads just because you like them and try to post them on a part of your page where they fit with the other contents of the page.
Do experiment with ads
You can do some experiment with ads and see which one works better than the other. The ads are customizable and the background color, text colors can be changed according to your taste. So, don’t choose something too bold or eye-catching that shouts “Ad! Ad!” and try to go for something mild that works. Google recommends using 300×250, 336×280 and 728×90 and 160×600 as these are the top performing ad sizes according to them.
Creating channels for different ads is the best way to track which one is working more than the others. If you are placing an ad at the bottom of your page, you can just name your channel bottom and track its performance individually. Don’t know how to create a channel? You can create one when creating a new ad unit. If you have already created one then all you have to do is click on “My Ads” and then select “Custom Channels”. From there, you can send your ads to your target channel. If you set them to “Targeted”, advertisers will be able to advertise on your site directly and some of them pay more than the average $0.50 per click.
Don’t create your website using free hosting
Now, whoever wants to earn via AdSense starts a website on either BlogSpot or somewhere that offers free hosting. It’s true that the current economic condition makes it hard for everybody to pay for a website. However, if you want people to take you seriously and are really interested to create a successful website, there is no alternative to paying money for it. People don’t take free websites seriously and they are not also highlighted by search engines. Moreover, depending on free websites can be dangerous as they can remove your site anytime they want without any prior warning.
Use Google Referrals
Using Google Referrals is another way to make money via Google AdSense. You can post a Google referral link on your site and you will get money if people use that link, sign up for an AdSense account and start earning money. Now that you know almost all the basic things required, you will start working on your AdSense site with super-excitement. You will post more than 10 articles every day, keep checking your AdSense report in every 10 to 20 minutes and keep repeating the known steps. However, after following this routine for a while, your excitement will start decreasing as there is no progress on AdSense. That’s what happens to most of the AdSense trier.
To boost up and increase our confidence, we should start believing in two things, people still click on ads even if we ignore them and Google really pays thousands per month to successful AdSense users. At first, you might expect to fill your website with unique, high-quality posts and expect to get traffic and random clicks depending on those contents. However, it doesn’t work well and the best way to boost up things is to experiment with the ad size and placement. So don’t just sit there with your website just because you have high-quality and unique contents, try to optimize your ads and experiment with them.
Avoid writing small articles
Now, let’s talk about why small articles of 100 to 250 words won’t work. Google doesn’t include contents on their search results if they are not long and any content that is less than 500 words won’t be included. Posting good quality comments are also important. If you post high quality contents, it will not only bring a large number of visitors but also help AdSense show ads related to contents.
You have to set a goal at first and then start working on it to achieve that goal. The first goal can be as low as $10 as it can be difficult sometimes to get even $5 at first. Settling for such small amount can be difficult at first but that’s how it works. Let’s see how AdSense changed Jennifer Moss’s life, the owner of BabyNames.com.
Jennifer started his website on 1996 with their database of names and meanings. She started the website with her mom and named it BabyNames.com. The site was very unique then because of its contents and they started using AdSense just to raise the hosting costs. However, now the website gets more than 1.6 million visitors. It’s really amazing how a simple idea has led to 1.6 million unique visitors per month and how it changed everything for Jennifer Moss and other AdSense publishers. It was just a part-time gig for them at first but after she started working for BabyNames.com as a full-timer, she managed to double her income.
That’s just one story among millions of success stories of AdSense publishers. There are some alternatives to AdSense but AdSense is perhaps the most reliable and easy way to earn money online. Make sure you follow all the rules mentioned here, don’t ignore any Google AdSense policies and have patience. Not all the tips you find here are official and some of them are taken from AdSense publishers’ experience. So far, we have learned how to get approval from Google AdSense and how to start earning money using AdSense. Now, it’s time to know about the truth about AdSense.