A lot of people are currently making a lot of money online with the advertising network called AdSense. Some are even earning up to $300´000 per month! But to make money online with AdSense you will have to know a few things first. That’s why this article will be dedicated to let you know how you can maximize your profits with AdSense. Even if you’re already earning some decent money with AdSense you might still want to continue reading this because there might be something you have missed that is preventing you from turning your website from a extra income to a goldmine.
Learn the AdSense heat maps!
Learning how the AdSense heat maps works will most likely be the best thing you ever did when it comes to making money online with AdSense. They vary a bit depending on what type of site you are using but here are some of the most common ones.
This is for a blog and as you see different parts of the map has different colors. The darker orange it is, the more you will probably earn by putting an ad at that spot on your blog. The worst place to put an ad is at the bottom, at the top right corner and at the bottom right corner. This is because people rarely look there and therefore you will not get many clicks. Don’t hide your ads! The best spots to place and ad is inside the content of a post or in the middle of the site. This is because the ad will be places where your visitors naturally look with their eyes when reading your content etc. For more heat maps for forums and other website structures, just Google “AdSense heat maps” and you will find the best spots to place ads in order to make money.
Size matters when it comes to ads.
The best performing size for AdSense ads is 336×280. This is because it is large enough to attract visitors focus and most of the times it fits well in the websites structure. The most common spot to place this ad on is inside of your posts at the top, like in this website. Another well performing ad is the horizontal banners, once again because they fit well in most websites structure and attract people’s attention.
Don’t use borders on ads!
When people see ads with borders they instantly thinks “damn ads everywhere, they’re s annoying”. But if you have a text ad without any border it will naturally blend in with the rest of your content making people less irritated. People tend to let their eyes wander across their screen inside of the websites walls, and if another box with ads interferes, their eyes will just wander around it. This has been proven to increase the earnings a lot for many people and should not be overlooked. You should also make the background of the ad match the websites background.
Fonts and colors for text ads.
If you’re displaying text ads you will have to take a closer look on how to customize them right. Optimizing text ads will make them look more natural and a natural ad makes more money. First of all you will want to use matching font. If your website is using “verdana” then make your ads font “verdana” as well. The second thing you will want to do to maximize your earnings is to use matching colors. If your sites background is white, then get a white background for the ads. If your websites links are green, then make the ads links green as well. However, you should take into consideration that blue links perform the best with AdSense, this is because the majority of all links online are blue and people has gotten used to them.
Using many ads to make more money.
If you got room to use all three ads on your website without making it look messy or unprofessional, then go ahead. More ads often equal more money. As explained by the heat maps you should also place ads where people can see them without scrolling down on your website. Having many ads right in front of the visitor tends to equal more money as well. Once again I say: don’t use many ads if your site will look messed up, that will probably be counter-productive.
Use custom channels for ads.
When logged in to AdSense you can create channels for your ads. This can help you a lot in determining what ads perform the best on your website. It’s great for testing different ad colors, layout and positioning and can increase your earnings quite a bit if done correctly.
Picking the right keywords.
Picking the right keywords can make a huge difference. In fact if you pick the wrong keywords you might not be making any money online from AdSense, but if you pick the right ones AdSense can make you rich. Now don’t get me wrong, if you look at the lists that are everywhere today of high paying keywords you might think that you should go for one of those, don’t. Those keywords are already getting spammed to death by websites and you will be up for quite a challenge trying to earn from them. However, you should watch your ads channels closely to see what ads make you the most money and then build more sites targeting those ads. In other words, make your own path and don’t be a follower, you will make a lot more money online this way.
When writing your content for a specific keyword you should not over-do it. You should use at least 500 words in your articles and your keyword should be used in about 3%-5% of the post. If you use the keywords in 30% of your article Google might see it as suspicious keyword abuse. You don’t see me using the keyword “make money online” over and over everywhere, do you? =)
Traffic means money.
Getting traffic is not always easy. But in the long run this is the best way to profit from AdSense. However, you should not target low paying traffic such as from India or bad targeted traffic. Try to target traffic from high paying countries such as the USA. Also your traffic should be targeted to your content. There is no meaning of getting 5000 people a month to your website that were actually looking for shoes when your website was about how to make money online. There are many ways of increasing your targeted traffic, some of them are:
Using social bookmarking.
Guest posting on related websites.
Posting articles to popular ezines.
Creating videos and upload to sites like YouTube.
Check ads relevance.
Last but not least, make sure that your ads are relevant to your websites content; you don’t want to be showing ads about something completely different. If your ads are not relevant you will most likely not get many clicks since they don’t fall in to your visitors interests.
With that said I would like to end this article. There are many ways to make more money online with AdSense and these are some of the most used ones. You should check that your website follows these tips and if it does, then congrats! Have a great day all online earners or future online earners out there, and don’t be afraid to leave a comment on thing you want to add or delete or just ask. =)
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