To date, millions of sites and blogs are monetized with Google Adsense program BUT, only less than 20% earn money substantially to reach the threshold of $100 a month !! A staggering statistics !
Google Adsense is a great way to monetize your site or blog, because you don't need to do anything at all other than 'copying and pasting the adsense code'. Every user wants to earn at least a minimum of $100 a month from Adsense, but Only if you know few things about Adsense, you will earn money from it.
Here's a few TIPS to increase your revenue with Adsense that you probably were not aware of. Make use of these tips and earn more money with Adsense on your sites and
1. Blending the Ads with Your Website
This is probably the most important tip when putting your Adsense on your site and blog. You must blend in your ads with your website. So if you have a white background for your website, use white background for your Adsense ads. You need to steer away from using the standard formats, as they result in a low number of clicks. If you do that, you will find your click through rate jump instantly. This is due to the fact that you will make the visitors think that your ads are part of your content, and don't seem to look like ads, so they will most likely to click on the ads.
2. Where did you place your ads?
Placement of your adsense ads is the KEY to get more clicks. You have to place your adsense ads where it is visible without your visitors having to scroll down.Don't be shy or afraid to place your ads right in the centre. You need to use the same colour scheme to match your website / blog's design scheme. The ads should be right in front of their eyes.
Unfortunately, some adsense revenue sharing sites such as Hubpages do not allow you to have the control on the colour scheme or placement, but do this if you have a blog or website.
Put your ads near the top of the page. Why? So that when people come to your site, they will be able to see the ads. Not all of them will be willing to scroll down to the bottom of the page. Also, put your ads on the left hand side, rather on the right hand side, because we read from left to right. Simple? Yes, it's that simple.
Placing your Adsense Ads at the end of the article : YES .. you can. This is because when visitors finish reading an INTERESTING article, they usually think .."Okay..what's next?". For example if you are writing an article on "How to prepare a good pasta"..and at the end of the article, there are some ads on Italian Pasta recipes. Who wouldn't be interested to click on it?
3. Seasonal Rates
This is another gold mine, the ad rates change based on the seasons/holidays. If a Christmas season is nearby, then advertisers will pay more to get the top bids, because of the tight competition. So, you may even get as big as $100 per click (Trust me). How can you take advantage of it? Write seasonal blog posts (or hub pages) and publish them. If Easter holidays are around the corner, then publish something related to Easter. You will get good rates for each click.
4. No clicks = Poor Rating
Tired of seeing low rates for clicks? Sometimes, you will even get $0.01 per click which is very poor. This means Google Adsense has rated your site/blog as "POOR" or below ordinary and grouped with 'scrap sites'. So, no matter whatever great content you write, you will not earn money from the site. If your adsense ads are not clicked in a website or a blog page, then immediately remove the 'adsense code'. Add your 'adsense code' only when you are confident about people will click on it. Sometimes, choosing such a niche (content type) is the KEY . For instance, people tend to click ads on review sites, technology sites and download sites.
5. Who is clicking your ads ?
Here's a truth - "No one wants to click Adsense ads". People are becoming used to the 'Ad blindness', they ignore seeing anything that looks like Ads. But, then who will click them?
People who are searching for something. Or people who don't know much about 'Adsense Ads' or 'Contextual Ads'. How do you find them? You already know them - people whom are living with ,your family and relatives. Ask them to visit your hub pages or blogs, don't mention anything about ads.
Run a classified ad in your local newspaper, the people who visit after reading such offline ads see the ads as part of content, so, they are more likely to click on ads.
6. Build a reputation
Believe it or not, every Google Adsense account has a reputation factor. So, do not throw your ads every website or blog page you create. Instead, maintain one good quality page and build a reputation around it. Once you start getting good rates (at least $0.5) for your clicks, you can implement the code on other sites.
7. Use Text Links Ads, they generate a higher income.
I don't know why, but somehow, text links ads, especially the horizontal ones, generate a very high click through rate and revenue. I have experimented on many sites and text links ads usually perform very well.
8. Read Newspapers.
Newspaper? You may be wondering how newspapers relate to Adsense, but in fact, newspapers are the best place to learn ads positioning. Just by copying the ads positioning of newspaper, you will realise that your Adsense revenue will dramatically jump.
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