Raking in Money with Google AdSense
If you are a Web site owner, a good
way of monetizing your Web pages is by using AdSense.
AdSense is Google's program for serving contextual
advertisements on Web pages. If you enroll for AdSense,
Google will display advertisements on your Web page
that are related to the content on that page. But
how does that help you earn money? Read on to find
Google AdSense is an easy way of displaying
relevant, unobtrusive advertisements on your Web site.
For instance, if you have a Web site on baby care,
Google might display advertisements related to baby
products, baby food, and baby health on your Web pages.
As the advertisements are related to the theme of
your Web pages, visitors to your site might be tempted
to click the advertisement to see what is on offer.
And each time a user clicks a Google advertisement
on your Web page, you will earn a specific amount
as a reward for hosting the advertisement. Although
the amount associated with each click is quite minimal,
the total amount you make can build up over time,
especially if you have a high traffic Web site.
The best thing about Google AdSense
is that it is a free program so you have got nothing
to lose by trying it out on your Web site. AdSense
combines pay-per-click and pay-per-thousand-impressions
advertising. This means that you get paid not only
for valid clicks on the advertisements on your site
but also for the number of impressions on your Web
In addition, you don't need to take
on the headache of keeping track of clicks and impressions.
Google administers the advertisements, keeps track
of the clicks and impressions, and generates revenue
accordingly.In addition to displaying advertisements
on your content pages, you can also earn money from
AdSense by using Google's AdSense for Search option.
This option enables you to add a Google search box
on your Web pages. By offering search facilities to
your visitors, you not only extend the time users
linger on your Web site but also earn money by displaying
AdSense advertisements on the search result pages.
If you want to enroll for Google AdSense
and display AdSense ads on your pages, follow the
1.Visit the Google AdSense home page
2.Click the Sign Up Now button.
3.Fill in the online application, which
asks for basic information such as your Web site URL
and your contact information.
4.Select either or both of the two AdSense
options-AdSense for Content and AdSense for Search.
5.Submit your application. Google reviews
your application and lets you know the application
status in two to three days over mail.
6.If your application is accepted, log
onto your new AdSense account.
7.Click the AdSense Setup tab.
8.Now, click the AdSense for Content
9.Next, click the Single Page link and
scroll down till you reach the Choose Ad Channels
10.Click the Add New Channel link. This
opens a small window in which you enter your channel
11.Create a channel using an appropriate
name. The channel name will appear in the Your Selected
12.Finally, click the Submit and Get
Code Button. This displays the HTML code that you
need to insert on your Web pages to display AdSense
13.Copy the HTML code from the Your
AdSense Code box.
14.Paste the code at an appropriate
place on one or more of your Web pages. Ensure that
you do not make any changes to the code while pasting
it on your Web page. Changing the code is against
AdSense program policies and can also lead to errors
on your page.
15.Follow similar steps for the AdSense
for Search option, if required.Google serves advertisements
on your pages on the basis of the page content, visitor's
geographical location, and other factors.
Google AdSense works best with content-rich
Web sites. You can enjoy the benefits of AdSense even
if you do not have your own Web site. You can either
create your own blog at www.blogger.com or create
Web pages using the Google Page Creator tool. Google
AdSense is a popular way of displaying paid advertisements
on a Web site as the Google ads are less obtrusive
than other banners. In addition, as the content of
the advertisements is relevant to the content of the
Web page, end users are not irritated by these ads.
All in all, Google AdSense provides you a great way
of earning money from your Web site if it is rich
in content and attracts a fair amount of traffic.