Tuesday, September 05, 2006

How to Increase Your Google Adsense CTR

This is the second part of two series of articles about How to Increase Your Google Adsense CTR. Here are some other tips to increase your Google Adsense CTR:

7. Place an image near your ads because user tends to look at this section.
8. Use channel to track your ads performance.
9. Include Google Search Box in your website. Though it will not drastically increase your CTR, it's still worth to be used. Around 3% of my monthly income comes from Google Search Box. What I love about this facility is that it shortens my development process. I don't have to develop my own search facility and let Google handles it!
10. Do not click your own ads, or ask people to click it. Believe me, Google will be able to detect those illegal clicks and they will ban your Adsense account if you do it. In fact, I even suggest you emailing Google if you find out your CTR is "abnormal" (above 30%). Ask them to investigate it, in case one of your competitors tries to ruin your reputation.
11. Increase your traffic. There are many ways to increase your traffic; firstly you have to do SEO (Search Engine Optimization), then submitting your website to several search engines, directories, free articles directories, doing link baiting, and many more. I will discuss all these techniques in another article.
12. Many people suggest targeting high paying keywords. But I won't recommend the same thing because I'm sure you will face bloody competition to reach the top position in SERPS (Search Engine Result Pages). Believe me, there are thousands of people who also think like you do. I would prefer to use popular keywords that many people search in Google and there are not many competitors (let's say, 200 – 400 searches a day with total competitors below 500,000). These maybe are not high paying keywords (they usually only pay $0.1 - $1/click); but imagine if you can get 1000 page views/day with 3% CTR, you already get $3 - $30/day! (for a new publisher, this is a very good start).
13. Being specific. If you have many interests, do not put them into a single website. You better create several websites for each of them. For example, you like baking cake, cooking and gardening. Do not put them together into a single website because it will make it too general. You better create three different websites for each of them. This will make them more specific, has more targeted visitors and your keywords will not be diluted.
14. Learn what "masters" say. You will find many valuable tips by joining Google Adsense forum such as http://forums.digitalpoint.com.
15. Be patient. If you are a new Google Adsense publisher, please remember one thing: BE PATIENT. You won't become a millionaire within a night. Everything takes time (unless you already have a huge amount of traffic).

Enzo Chiu Freelance Programmer & Web Developer http://www.makemoneyathome-idea.com

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Monday, September 04, 2006

Keywords For Google Adsense

There is so much information on search engine optimization for Google Adsense, it is actually confusing. Some of us that are not SEO Pros search look for some way to make sense of all this Optimization talk. We buy software, ebooks, read articles and in some cases pay to have our sites optimized. Many advertisers say that they will optimize your site to the top 10 in ten search engines. They fail to tell you which engines until after you sign up and find yourself optimized to some unknown search engine that gets you zero traffic. Sound familiar? Yes, we all want to work at home and make some money so we buy and buy and buy.

I went through all of that. Then I started analyzing what it all boils down to. There are some steps and if you read carefully Google tells you exactly what they are, but we do not read them because we are too busy reading the Guru e-books that we paid some heavy dollars for so we could learn the "secret".

What I learned was that you simply do certain things that are not to difficult. First select your business. This requires doing keyword research to find a Niche where you can compete. Do not try to compete with the big guns. This usually results in you selecting keywords that are a phrase of three or more words. Then you need to find out how much competition they have. There are many free tools to help you do this. Plus the Gurus will try to sell you the one that is different and new, never been seen before!!!!. I like Nichebot. It is free. Like most programs they have an upgrade where you can search thousands of keywords. You don't need thousands, just about three phrases will do and you can do this with the free version.

So my advise is first find your Adsense Niche, potential keywords. The next thing we want to do is find out if Google will send you any ads for people to click on. That will be the subject of my next Article.

You may say well alright but how do I find this Keywords. Hint go to Nichebot and read the Google Guidelines. Plus stay tuned for my next article. You can find all my articles at: http://www.al-workathome.com/blog/

Al Villa is a retired Judge and internet entrepreneur. He loves to write articles and you can use them as free content provded you include the whole article and this resource box with this hot link: Al Work At Home

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