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Google AdSense is one of the effective ways to earn money from your blog(s). Without having much traffic to your blog, you can’t make decent money from it.
The secret behind earning more money with AdSense is to building websites that target and attract a market. Once you have got enough traffic, AdSense is made for monetizing them.!!
I will explain it more clearly – place the ads related to your niche, so that there is a lot of chance to get them clicked by your readers/visitors. But, how can you put relevant ads??
Simple, keep your content relevant, everything should be relevant to your blog’s topic, your headings, titles etc and make your blog popular.
Because Google crawlers will check your blog and serve only the relevant ads to your blog. Certainly you will get more clicks, more money then. Because users visit your blog, just because to develop their blog – not to click your ads.
That’s why try to put relevant ads in your blog. Then your visitors automatically chase the ads!!
How can you make money from AdSense?
Every time a visitor of your blog clicks on any one of the ads displayed by Google, you earn a piece of the profits. How much of the profits? Actually, Google recently announced that they pay out you around 80% of what Google earns.
You can earn through AdSense in multiple ways by CPC, CPM etc. I don’t go further about these terms now itself because this article is concentrated on how to make effective AdSense earnings in best possible ways. But you should at least know what a CPC means.
What is CPC?
The cost-per-click (CPC) is the amount you earn each time a user clicks on your ad. If you want to make a decent amount from AdSense, follow these simple, yet effective tips.
There are few factors through which you can earn more money from AdSense – which are mentioned below. The very first one is by optimizing your ads.
#1. Optimize your ads:
Optimize your ad units as much as possible to get users attention. Optimize your ads by using the following methods.
(I) Position your ad units carefully:
Location is everything. Make your ads effective by placing them in most visible places of your blog, put them where your visitors more likely to engage. Know your blog’s heat map (best places of your blog).
According to Google itself the most profitable ad units are 336×280 large rectangle, 300×250 rectangle and 160×600 large skyscraper (Know more here). Keep in mind that, Sidebars and leaderboards at the top are often ignored.
Place your ads nearer to the images: Why?? Because, visitors will love to see the images first. Images attract more than anything in any blog. So, try to put your ads beside the images. Cool, isn’t it?
(II) Blend your ads: Try to use your ads in the same color of your blog’s background.
(III) Remove borders: If you have ads in the content, then remove those ads borders.
#2. Section targeting:
The best way to increase your AdSense revenue is by using section targeting.
Section targeting is the way you tell the crawlers which parts are the most important and ensure that you get ads relevant to your blog’s content. Thus, Google crawlers put relevant ad units in your blog.
<!– google_ad_section_start –>
Your section text here…
<!– google_ad_section_end –>
Section targeting will be more effective, if you have a web page which covers lots of various topics in your blog.
To know more about how to add section targeting code in your blog, Click here
Note: This process could take up 2 to 3 weeks to crawl or re visit your blog. So, its not a fast process to notice its results.
Test, test, test… Test everything in your blog. Test the placements of your ad units, heat maps etc. Then only you will know where to put your ad units effectively.
Make your blog design simple, the more simpler it is – the more chance of getting BIG BUCKS through AdSense.
Finally you can make really good amount by AdSense only if you have better traffic (preferably 1,000 unique visits or more)
Note: Don’t do these things being a blogger, otherwise you may get permanently banned from Google AdSense.
Suggested Reading: Best practices for laying out your site and your ads
I hope this article help your blog grow. Any suggestions are appreciated. I will be glad if you share your thoughts and how you earn from your AdSense below in the comment section.