Monday, February 21, 2005

Maximizing AdSense

There are right and wrong ways to capitalize on Google’s Adsense advertising. Unfortunately, many people are promoting Adsense on their pages the wrong way or not maximizing the profits this advertising resource can bring them. How much money? Upwards of 4-5 figures per month is not only possible but it’s being done all the time, if you know how. I know of one fellow who is making $15,000-$18,000 per month after making the right adjustments to his AdSense campaigns. For the unbeliever, proof is readily available, carefully in line with Google’s AdSense terms of service.

Applying for an AdSense Account

Before you open an account with AdSense, you should make sure that your site contains lots of good textual content and have a good theme. Definitely have it hosted on your own domain. Ideally, when you apply for an Adsense account, your site shouldn’t contain mostly flash pages or have lost of graphics. It shouldn’t already have advertising that mimics the Adsense layout. The less advertisements you have on your page, the better. Why all this? Because if you apply for an AdSense account with the wrong page, your site can be rejected and you can miss an opportunity to make serious money. So don’t take any chances and submit it right the first time around. Once your site has been approved, you will be able to serve AdWords content in various formats and get paid for all clicks your site generates. You can use your AdSense code on any sites that you own as long as each individual site abides by the terms of service.

Adding AdSense Code To Your Site

It’s just a matter of logging into your AdSense account, choosing the layout and colors and cutting and pasting a small JavaScript code into your website code. AdSense looks at your content, sorting out the keywords used and serving ads best suited for your theme. Ads rotate periodically although some ads show up more often than others. Additionally, you can now ad up to 3 instances of Adsense to the same page. But you have to know when to add 1, 2 or 3 ad blocks to a page and which formats are best to use.

Ad Filtering

Worried about sending business to your competitors? Worry not! Google provides a filtering system where you can prevent certain domain names from showing up on your ad blocks. It’s up to you. Personally, I don’t block anything. I’d rather have the visitor click on a competitor’s ad than not click at all. But in some cases, you may want to use the filtering system to your advantage.

Blend In

While it’s common knowledge now that you should blend your Adsense ads with your site colors, it’s not common practice and many people are still using AdSense colors that attract attention to the ads and not the page’s content. Consequently visitors tend to ignore the ads altogether. No clicks, no money!
Here’s an example of how to blend your AdSense ads with an RSS feed, using a 160x600 tower ad:
Another example can be found here:
The last example shows a combination of AdSense with a search box and total blend in with the content.

How to get rid of the Public Service Ads

If Google is unable to determine what your site is all about or if your site has very skinny content, it may display non-profit organization ads which can get really annoying if you’re trying to make money. Google provides a way for you to replace those public service ads with something else until its AdSense spider is able to start serving ads on your site. All you have to do is imply add the URL of the “replacement” ads you want to appear. You can do this easily via your AdSense control panel. The best way to accomplish this is by replacing the public service ads with Clickbank’s digital products. This comes in handy, especially when you have multiple pages that AdSense hasn’t spidered yet. For a 2-minute free set up and more information visit the following resource:
In the script builder section, scroll down to the bottom and choose: Show AdSense PSA-replacement code. That’s the URL you will want to use.

I wrote this article because I generate a very good income every month using AdSense and I want you to do the same. It makes marketing online very rewarding when you receive AdSense checks. If you make a five-figure income each month, Google will send your check via United Parcel Service (UPS) special delivery and make your smile!

If you really want to master AdSense marketing, visit this site now:

About the Author: Mario Giordani has been marketing online since 1993, managing over 60 commercial sites. He promotes a very successful and proven AdSense product at that shows people how to explode their AdSense revenue. You may republish this article in its entirety as long as all links are active and unchanged. © 2005 By Mario Giordani. All Rights Reserved.