Many bloggers have heard that it`s possible to earn money with Google Adsense but are unsure how It works or even if it`s really possible to make money at all.
In this post, I’m going to guide you on how to set up your Google AdSense account and how to earn money with Google Adsense.
At the end of this post, I will list some top Google Adsense alternatives should Google Adsense disapprove your application.
What is Google Adsense?
Google Adsense is a system that Google created and set up to help you as a website owner to monetize the traffic coming to your website by displaying advertiser ads on your website.
When a visitor to your site clicks these ads, Google will pay you. In some ads, you get paid when a visitor just view them.
The revenue from Google AdSense is just cents per click/view so do not expect loads of cash in the beginning especially if your site is new and the traffic low. But something to remember is that the cents do add up fast as your website traffic grows.
The advantage of Adsense is that it`s a set and forget, once you have it on your site, there is really nothing to do apart from maybe changing the ads while testing what works best, they will always earn you money as long as you have visitors to your site.
How To Join and Earn Money With Google Adsense
To join Adsense, you have to apply and go through the approval process. Before application, it is recommended that your site has about 20 pages or posts for Google to consider accepting your application.
Some people rush to apply for Google Adsense with almost no content and the application gets denied.
But if you have everything in place, the signup process is simple really, it takes about 4 days (sometimes longer) to hear back from google if you`ve been accepted or not.
If your application gets approved, Google will send you a confirmation. Google gives you different options for choosing ads and what formats you prefer Text or images.
Play around with them test how they look on your site to see what works best.
Getting Adsense Code From Google Adsense
Once you have been approved by Google Adsense you need to place ads like shown below.
By clicking on my ads then click on the new ad unit, this will take you to customize your ad unit. Choose the ad unit you want then click “save and get code”.
Copy the code and place it at the <head> in your WP admin area, if you can`t figure that out think about placing ads directly on your site(again from the admin area).
Where you want it shown on your site(from your WordPress admin area)I`m guessing when you`re reading this, you are familiar with the WP admin area.
How Does Adsense Work?
Google Adsense works in an easy way really, you start by selecting which Ads you want Google to display on your site, take care to choose the right ad types and formats. But don`t worry if the size is too large, this is something you can always change.
You have a choice to choose from text or image display or you can decide on both.
Another important thing is to choose where you want Google to display the ads, here there are facts to consider, where will they get the most clicks, where they do not block readers when they read your articles.
You can choose to display the ads on your side banner as there are different sizes to fit most places on your site.
Where To Place Google Ads For Best Results
When placing Your Google Adsense Ads, you should aim at getting the highest click-through rate(CTR).
Below is a heat map showing different places to place your ads, the brighter the color, the better it is for your ads as this shows which places get the most Click through rate.
Read more here to find what works best and for more info on Google Ads.
Please note that Adsense is not a get rich quick program, on average you earn cents going upto$10 but these are far between.
You need large traffic to make money with Google Adsense. If you have good traffic to your site, you can make a good income with Google Adsense. There is no more secret on how to make money with
There is no more secret on earning money with Google Adsense, there is no complicated step by step guide, insert the links, drive traffic and that`s it really.
It`s a hands-free way of earning money online once you`ve installed the code,what you have to do after installing the code is to make sure you get enough traffic on your site.
Receiving Money From Google Adsense
Payments are done monthly once you have reached a minimum of $ 100 in your account. The $100 can be hard to achieve, there is this blog that I also have AdSense ads on that takes about 6 months to reach the $100 needed for me to cash out.
Adsense gives you a choice to choose your preferred payment method.
- Electronic Fund Transfer(EFT)
- Western Union(if Available in your country)
- Regular Checks
A word of caution: Be careful with cheques, my last check got lost and it took over 4 months until I could get a replacement.
Top Google Adsense Alternatives
Want to earn with your website but Google has not approved your application for whatever reason?
There are Google Adsense alternatives out there, I even advise you to try these alternatives and find what works best for you.
Listed below(not in any order) are some top Google Adsense alternatives. If you`re going to monetize with only Ads, then join more than one, for example, I know Google can cancel your account so fast and you`ll not be able to talk to anyone from their offices. You`ll end up losing your income and if you do not have another advertizer, this can affect your finances.
Google Adsense is the best way of being paid to display ads on your site out there, but do experiment and see what works best for you.
Just remember without traffic to your site, you will not earn money with Google Adsense or any alternatives out there.
Try driving as much traffic to your site as possible if you want to make money with any of these programs.
I hope this post could help you understand more about Google Adsense, how to set up your Adsense account and get paid.
To succeed with Google Adsense or the alternatives and make passive income online, you need a website with good quality content and you need people to see your content.
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