Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Adsense Questions for Beginners

One of a beginner's question is "can someone really make money with Google?" The answer is a resounding yes. However, it depends on what blog you are putting up, and how much effort you are putting in. Take a look on the two real cases below, to understand what I mean.
Case #1
There's a blog about investing that has just about five visitors a day, with almost the same number of page views. It rarely earns from Google AdSense but if it gets a click, it's worth about $2.
Case #2
Another is a foreign lyrics site with about 2000 visitors, and 6000 page views a day. Search engine optimization is not a problem since most of its visitors naturally come from Google. If you see the numbers above, you'll surely think that "hey, that should earn a lot in AdSense!" However, it just earns about $5 a day, merely $0.05 per click.Well, $5 still sounds good. It can cover up the monthly web hosting payment at least. But come to think of it, if the investing blog in case #1 has just the same number of visitors and page views a day, with an average of 100 clicks per day in AdSense, how much do you think it will earn?
Google AdSense is a program from Google that allow its members to display relevant ads in their websites or blogs. Relevant means that these ads are related to the content of the website the ads are in. Since it is just one piece of code pasted in the site's html document, different types of ads appear in every page of the site unless the site just cover a single topic. So, if you are writing about investing like the site in Case #1, ads that will appear in the site could be: Earn Money at Home, Forex Chart, or Mutual Fund Investing. With these relevant ads, your visitors will likely to click on them. More visitors clicking on the ads, more payment from Google.
So in setting up a site or blog, and you want to earn money from AdSense, it is smart to look over the keywords in your topic, the competition in your niche, and if the number of visitors you are expecting is achievable. The reason you have to take note of these is because these are the factors that will determine how much you will earn from AdSense. So, it is really a combination of smart writing and internet marketing.

Does Adsense Really Work?

Quite often I get the question if it is really true that you can earn money via the Adsense program, and if so, if you can get rich with it, or at least do “fairly well financially”, as some publishers claim.

As Google prohibits publishing your adsense earnings, there is no real way to check if they are telling the truth or not.Besides that, the term “fairly well financially” is rather relative. “fairly well financially” for a 5 member family in Switserland is alot more money then “fairly well financially” for a teenage boy still living with mom and dad in Paragay, to just make an example.However, I can tell you that you can indeed make money from your blog using adsense. And it may be alot, or it may be a little, but if you earn say, 200$ a month for just writing your blog, you earned a nice little extra doing just what you like. So, why not give it a try?Do keep in mind that adsense is NO “get rich overnight” program. It requires effort and time. Don’t be discouraged if your earnings are still only 20$ a month after 3 months. It takes time to build up readership, and it takes time for Google to index your pages, and start “liking” them. Good Luck! 

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

How to Set Up Google Adsense Ads

Google Adsense Ads are all over the Internet. You see them on websites for large companies, as well as personal webpages. Adsense is Google's way of sharing the advertising revenue. It also brings in millions of dollars to them in advertising. Google Adsense is easy to set up. You can have them up and running in the space of an afternoon on your own website. Read on to learn more.



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      Apply for Google Adsense. You must first submit your website to Google. On the main page, there is a link for Google Advertising. The link walks you through the forms you need to fill out to submit your site. You will receive an email once your site is approved.
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      Log into your Google Adsense account using your user name and password. Tabs at the top of the page will guide you through different tasks for your Adsense account. Use the tab "Adsense Setup."
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      Decide which type of ad you want on your site. There are four choices: Adsense for content, Adsense for Search, Referrals and Adsense for Mobile. These each have a short explanation with them. For most websites, the popular choice is Adsense for Content.
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      Follow the setup questions. It will take you through the options of link or graphics and then color choices. These are all personal preferences of how you would like to have the Google Adsense appear on your page.
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      Copy the HTML code that is provided. It will appear in a box for you to highlight and copy.
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      Edit your source code for your web site. If you use an editor or a site builder, open the page that you would like to have your Google Adsense code appear. Paste the code to the location you want.
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      Publish your webpage. Your Google Adsense will now be displayed.