Thursday, August 24, 2006

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.


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Wednesday, August 23, 2006

RSS + Adsense = big profit without writing any content

RSS feeds are gold mines. There are millions feeds that updates daily. You can find feed for every niche, for every keyword. I remember only one episode then I didn’t find RSS content for my website. But I think you find RSS feed for your website.

OK. There is step by step instruction how to build your own RSS content website for AdSense.

Step #1

Find high paying keywords. Use this Google Adwodrs tool to analyze your keywords – https://adwords.google.com/select/KeywordToolExternal

Step #2

When you have keywords list, find RSS feeds. Use Google, Technorati and other blogsphere services and search engines. You must fond at least 10-20 RSS feeds.

Step #3

Buy domain and hosting. Install CMS or script that support RSS aggregation. I use Drupal with aggregator2 module. It’s freeware. Change website templates and design.

Step #4

Place Adsense blocks on pages. Read this blog to find how to do this best.

Step #5

Add selected feeds into CMS and aggregate content from them. Schedule daily updates. Now you have website with daily updated content.

Step #6

Promote your website. It is most important and complex step. Learn SEO and how to increase website link popularity. You can find more information here: http://www.seobook.com and http://www.seochat.com

Monday, August 21, 2006

Five Knockout Affiliate Tips

Here are five “hook em in the jaw” affiliate tips that really work. Implement them and see how well they work for you.

(1) Develop a positive and realistic mindset. Do you believe that you can get rich quick or that your business will take time to grow? Those who believe in the online hype are the ones who normally lose. Think positive and know in your heart you can earn an income from your efforts.

(2) Too much information or the lack of it can be dangerous. Not using the knowledge that you have gain can stop your business from getting off the ground and not having the right information can have the same effect.

(3) Market your programs with Google Adwords. This is a powerful strategy you can use and as long as you earn more in commissions than your PPC costs, then you are getting something for nothing.

(4) Write your own ads, articles and reviews instead of the pre-formatted ones offered by affiliate programs. This will set you apart from all the other affiliates in the same program.

(5) Make sure your affiliate program matches the content of your website or newsletter. If you have marketing content then you should promote marketing products on that page. Think of it like matching ads to the page content like the way Adsense does. There may a few exceptions to the rule though, even Adsense does it some time.

There you go. A few tips to help you with your affiliate programs whether you are looking for your first check or to boost your current earnings. Try them all or even a couple and test and track your results. I am sure Lennox Lewis would be proud of your hooks and jabs

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Are You Losing Money with Google Adsense?

So you have created a great website, your traffic is increasing each day, and you have began earning some money from those Adsense ads you strategically placed. Adsense is a great source for income but are you getting the most money out of those ads as you can? The answer may be no.

Many of the top webmasters and marketers use a great tool that can be utilized when generating your Adsense codes. It is very simple to use but very few people actually utilize this feature, and the ones that are may not be using it correctly, which could be costing you with each visitor to your web page. The feature that I am referring to is the 'Alternate URL' option. If you are letting Google place Public Service Ads on your site then when there is no current relevant ads to show then only a PSA shows which you get no compensation for. These alternate ads only show up when Google has no ads to show that are relevant to the content on your site.

The trick to using this feature effectively is to find an alternate site that pays a high click rate. There are several affiliate sites that have these codes set up and I have tried a few of them. There were a couple where the payouts were not worth my time but there are other that are paying up to $12 to $15 per click. After just a few days of using the alternate feature you will see an increase in the number of impressions and you won't have any lost clicks. Once I started using the alternate url I saw a sharp increase in the number of clicks I was getting. I also started keeping track on which ads had the highest click through rates and the higher payouts. I narrowed these down to just a few that I use now, but there is one that still gets a great response. The best part about setting these up are they are usually 100% free to join.

Here are a few steps to get started:

1. Locate websites that offer this functionality, the one I use most frequently is http://kcspro.com/modernclick

2. Once you sign up with these programs some are instant and others may take a couple of hours for approval.

3. Sign into your Google Adsense account.

4. Once in Adsense Setup go to Alternate ads or colors and select 'Show ads from another URL'.

5. Type in the url you got from your affiliate site, for example - http://moderncl1ck.com/eb/3/xxxx/0 - where the 'xxxx' is type in your own code.

6. Generate your Adsense code.

7. Paste your Adsense code on your webpage.

That is all you need to do to start maximizing your Adsense earnings. It is very easy and only takes a few minutes to get it set up, and the long term benefits from using the Alterante URL option are huge.

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15 Common Mistakes by Google Adsense Publishers that Violate Terms of Service

There are 15 mistakes that you have to avoid.

1. Never click your own adsense ads or get them clicked for whatever reason.

2. Never change the Adsense code.

3. Do not place more than 3 ad unit and 1 ad links or 2 adsense search boxes on any web page.

4. Do not run competitive contextual text ad or search services on the same site

5. Do not disclose confidential information

6. Label headings as “sponsored links” or “advertisements” only.

7. Never launch a New Page for clicked ads by default.

8. One Account suffices for Multiple websites.

9. Place ads only on Content Pages.

10. Do not mask ad elements.

11. Do not send your ads by email.

12. Keep track of your content.

13. Do not alter the results after ad clicks or searches

14. Avoid excessive advertising and keyword stuffing

15. Ensure you Language is Supported

And addidional tips:

16. Only single referral button per product per page

17. Do not specify Google ads as your alternate ads.

18. Add Borders betweem Images and text ads

Source: 15 Common Mistakes by Google Adsense Publishers that Violate Terms of Service

Sunday, August 20, 2006

AdSense Money Maker through Blog Niche Marketing

You too can build a money making site from home, that will earn you extra money for that vacation you want to take, for that car you need to purchase or those inflating credit card bills.

First step: you need to pick a Niche market. What is a Niche market you may ask? It is a topic that is more focused, and does not take the general aspect of a topic. You want to pick something that is out there, but is focused so you can get up there in search engines and build traffic to your site.

Want an example of a Blog with Niche Marketing?

Mesothelioma Info and Updates at http://mesotheliomainfoupdates.blogspot.com. This site taylors to Mesothelioma, a rare disease caused by Asbestos, and the site goes in depth about the Niche Market of "Peritoneal Mesothelioma". Asbestos would be more of a General Blog without Niche marketing, while drilling down to "Peritoneal Mesothelioma" is a niche market.

Another example of a blog that is not Niche Marketing is the Domain Names and Web Design Info blog at http://domainnamesatretail.blogspot.com. This blog is maintained in a general sense that it discusses topics from Web Design, Web Hosting and Domain Names to Money Making strategies. It is not focused to one single topic.

Once you have picked your Niche market, you have to find out if it pays well through advertising, and has actual advertisers willing to pay you to advertise the site!

The Overture bidding tool will tell you just that! Go to: http://uv.bidtool.overture.com/d/search/tools/bidtool/

Type in your niche market term, and it will tell you how much people on overture are willing to pay for each term. If it pays well, and is worth your while, then that will be your niche market you want to pursue.

Now you need to find the keywords you want to target and rank high for in Google. The suggestion tool located at will help you find just that: http://www.digitalpoint.com/tools/suggestion/

Type in a keyword and it will show you what people search for and how many times per day. Pick a keyword that has a good daily search, but does not have too high of a number. This will allow you to have a fighting chance to cracking the top position for this search term. For example you may want something with about 100 searches per day.

Once you pick one, go to http://www.google.com, and search for that term and see how many results show up. If you have less than 1 million results, then that is ideal. Now take a look at the current #1 spot. See their page rank and how many links they have. If you think you can outrank them, then you are good to go. Target that keyword with your Niche market, and your site research is done.

Once you have the research complete, you set up a blog or web site.

To Set up a blog, go to one that I use Blogger at http://www.blogger.com. Set up your blog and begin posting in no time. This is a good and quick setup for getting your site started and getting searched by Google. However, your own site with its own domain name and hosting, tends to come up higher in search rankings. Also, having your own unique Blog Design as opposed to using a Blogger template, will help your site stand out from the rest. Emenki Web Solutions can provide you with such a custom template.

To set up your web site, purchase a domain name and web hosting. Download the Web Site Startup Handbook Ebook to learn more at http://www.domainsatretail.com/DomainsAtRetail.pdf. Then get free Blogging software and begin to run your site. Search on http://www.hotscripts.com to find Blogging software that you can use for Free.

Run your said Blog for about two weeks with at least 1-2 posts per day to develop enough content for search engines to consider placing you site in its rankings and for you to build traffic.

Once you have done this, set your site up for Google Adsense (http://adsense.google.com). Remember to follow the Google Adsense Terms of Service.

Once your site is approved for Google Adsense, place the AdSense code and begin to market your site through SEO software like Traffic Blazer and One way Link Building Strategies!

Read up on SEO techniques to get your site to the top! Once you are there, you will generate traffic and if you have enough click through on your ads, you will make money!

Thanks for coming out and learning how to become an AdSense money maker!

Purchase your Blog Domain Name and Web Hosting at Domains at Retail (http://www.domainsatretail.com).

Learn what else you may need to start up your Adsense Money Making Web Site in the Web Site Startup Handbook (http://www.domainsatretail.com/DomainsAtRetail.pdf)

Need a custom Blog Template for your Money Making Site? Contact the professionals at Emenki Web Solutions (http://www.emenki.com)

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