Thursday, November 23, 2006

Google AdSense for Newbies

In this article we will discuss the advantages and benefits which the Google AdSense program affords to fledgling internet marketers. Launched in 2003, AdSense has fast become the market leader in pay-per-click content related advertising. The buzz surrounding the program can be witnessed everywhere. Webmasters and bloggers are able to easily incorporate related text advertisements into their own content, when a visitor clicks on an advertisement Google pays a percentage of their earnings to the webmaster. Literally millions of websites use AdSense to monetize their traffic.

Google makes billions of dollars yearly from AdSense, many other search companies now provide similar services and many internet marketers make a good living writing ebooks on the subject. If you are new to internet marketing or you are not yet realising the benefits of AdSense you should sign up as soon as possible.

Google’s AdSense program is easy to use and it is also FREE. To join the program you simply fill in an online form and once approved you are able to begin placing AdSense advertisements on your own website by copying a few lines of code straight into your html. You can also customise the look and feel of the advertisements so that they blend into your site.

You do not have to be an AdSense expert to make money from the AdSense program. Whether your site is ten pages or a million pages, if your site generates traffic you can make money. It is fairly easy to achieve an extra five to ten dollars per day using AdSense, although this may not seem like a lot it is certainly worth pasting a small section of code into your site. Once you have begun to see small amounts of revenue being generated from your site you will be inspired to learn how to maximise the revenue, whether you add more content or set up other sites, or simply find ways to attract new visitors to your site - you will begin to learn more about internet marketing.

Assuming you did earn ten dollars extra per day, that’s $3650 per year. Certainly worth the effort.

Google makes it easy for new webmasters to make money from their websites, one of the main reasons for failure among newbies is information overload. Making money online is a broad subject, some internet experts provide advice which contradicts the views of others - some give very broad advice and expect a newbie to work out the details for themselves, this can lead to frustration and disappointment. It is a shame, but it is difficult for a newbie to remain focused and motivated. By making the AdSense program easy to use Google allows everybody to benefit.

The formula is simple: Join the program, copy and paste the code, monitor the results and improve your website content then get paid when your visitors click on the advertisements.

When you join the AdSense program, you are putting your trust into the hands of a well respected corporation which provides support and spends billions on research and development. Remember: Google pays you a percentage of the advertising revenue so it is in their best interests to help you succeed.

Once you implement AdSense into your website and start to attract visitors, you can literally earn money while you sleep. You can earn anything from 5 cents to a few dollars for each click. It is important to bear in mind that this is all achieved by simply copying and pasting a few lines of code into your website. As your website grows, your potential earnings grow too. Website building is a popularity contest, to be popular with your visitors you must provide them with useful content, you will be rewarded with repeat visits and more traffic - the longer you continue to build your website the more money you are likely to make from AdSense.

More content = more traffic = more money for you.

It is possible to make a living solely from the AdSense program, even if your site earns you no more than a few cents per day at first, it is a start. If you grow your site and increase your popularity you will begin to see a difference. Getting started with AdSense is easy, as an internet marketer there is nothing to lose from giving AdSense a try.

This is an original internet marketing article written by Karl Warren, you may share and distribute this article freely providing you comply with the terms and conditions found at:

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Wednesday, November 22, 2006

5 methods to increase your Google Adsense affiliate marketing earnings

By: Matthew Meyer

If webmasters want to monetize their websites, the great way to do it is through Adsense. There are lots of webmasters struggling hard to earn some good money a day through their sites. But then some of the “geniuses” of them are enjoying hundreds of dollars a day from Adsense ads on their websites. What makes these webmasters different from the other kind is that they are different and they think out of the box.

The ones who have been there and done it have quite some useful tips to help those who would want to venture into this field. Some of these tips have boosted quite a lot of earnings in the past and is continuously doing so.

Here are some 5 proven ways on how best to improve your Adsense earnings.

1. Concentrating on one format of Adsense ad. The one format that worked well for the majority is the Large Rectangle (336X280). This same format have the tendency to result in higher CTR, or the click-through rates. Why choose this format out of the many you can use? Basically because the ads will look like normal web links, and people, being used to clicking on them, click these types of links. They may or may not know they are clicking on your Adsense but as long as there are clicks, then it will all be for your advantage.

2. Create a custom palette for your ads. Choose a color that will go well with the background of your site. If your site has a white background, try to use white as the color of your ad border and background. The idea to patterning the colors is to make the Adsense look like it is part of the web pages. Again, This will result to more clicks from people visiting your site.

3. Remove the Adsense from the bottom pages of your site and put them at the top. Do not try to hide your Adsense. Put them in the place where people can see them quickly. You will be amazed how the difference between Adsense locations can make when you see your earnings.

4. Maintain links to relevant websites. If you think some sites are better off than the others, put your ads there and try to maintaining and managing them. If there is already lots of Adsense put into that certain site, put yours on top of all of them. That way visitor will see your ads first upon browsing into that site.

5. Try to automate the insertion of your Adsense code into the webpages using SSI (or server side included). Ask your web administrator if your server supports SSI or not. How do you do it? Just save your Adsense code in a text file, save it as “adsense text”, and upload it to the root directory of the web server. Then using SSI, call the code on other pages. This tip is a time saver especially for those who are using automatic page generators to generate pages on their website.

These are some of the tips that have worked well for some who want to generate hundreds and even thousands on their websites. It is important to know though that ads are displayed because it fits the interest of the people viewing them. So focusing on a specific topic should be your primary purpose because the displays will be especially targeted on a topic that persons will be viewing already.

Note also that there are many other Adsense sharing the same topic as you. It is best to think of making a good ad that will be somewhat different and unique than the ones already done. Every clickthrough that visitors make is a point for you so make every click count by making your Adsense something that people will definitely click on.

Tips given by those who have boosted their earnings are just guidelines they want to share with others. If they have somehow worked wonders to some, maybe it can work wonders for you too. Try them out into your ads and see the result it will bring.

If others have done it, there is nothing wrong trying it out for yourself.

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Matthew Meyer. For more information on affiliate marketing see the affiliate marketing section of directory at:

Monday, November 20, 2006

Adsense Or Authority Site?


There was recently a clash of the gurus over whether or not AdSense is dead. You probably got all the emails too. No, I haven’t bought anything from these emails; I just wanted to comment on the idea that AdSense sites are dead.

First of all, you have to define what constitutes an AdSense site. As I see it, there are several types. Some the search engines are working on killing; others will continue to work just fine.

Search engines are trying hard to drop the auto generated junk sites, or scrapers. While they can get rankings for a short time, they are very prone to being dropped completely. You can make these and might even earn money off them, but you will have to keep making more to keep up your income, and they are likely to disappear faster and faster.

Premade AdSense sites are a mixed bag. The trouble is that many people may buy and put up the same site. How the sites are made can in part determine their success or failure.

Sites made exclusively with articles from article sites have the advantage that every person will choose different articles and the disadvantage that some articles will be on an amazing number of sites.

Private label articles have similar advantages and disadvantages, although grouped articles are more prone to all being on individual sites, making entire sites more likely to match.

However, private label articles also have the advantage that you can modify the articles themselves freely. Anything from changing a few words to adding or deleting sentences to complete rewrites is acceptable.

Authority sites are built to be highly informative for the visitor, in a format that is highly usable. They’re dynamic, so the search engines and your users always have something new to read.

Honestly, I don’t see authority sites as anything new - just a repackaging of one way to build AdSense sites. They’re simply a reminder that no matter where you get your content, you need to think of your users as well as the search engines in order for your site to last a long time and earn good money.

What kinds of sites do I think will last? I don’t care what name you call them by, but sites that give visitors what they want are always the best. This means you will probably need to go dynamic at least a little, so that your information is more up to date, and you will need to keep an eye on what brings in the most visitors, so that you can make more interesting pages for them.

Any site can survive, even if it is not dynamic, if it has what your visitors want. That includes private label article sites and sites built with articles from article sites. When you build a site, stop to think about what will be useful and last a long time, rather than just what will be fast to build. You’ll do a lot for your business if you plan for the long term.

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Stephanie Foster runs and tries to keep realistic about what is working for her home business. Check her home business blog to see what she finds useful.

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