Everybody wants to make money with Google AdSense. Heck, that’s one of the main reasons people sign up for a Lockergnome blog. Of course, making money with AdSense isn’t as simple as just throwing up some links and calling it a day: it takes a special kind of effort in order to realize any profits from the venture.
Here are the Top 5 Ways You can Make Money with AdSense
- Laser-Focused Content – Everyone wants to write a blog that covers every topic known to man, but AdSense (and SEO in general) works best when you stay focused on a laser-focused topic; for example, you may want to focus on the Nintendo Wii, or the Mario games, rather than “video games” in general.
- Lots of Content – A lot of people fail in their bid to make money with AdSense because they just simply don’t write enough content. While it’s nice to have short “stubby” articles, longer articles, upwards of 500 words, tend to perform better. your mileage may vary, of course.
- Laser-Focused Content – While on the subject of content, you must keep your articles laser-focused. It’s all too easy to start writing about a different subject (I could easily start writing about how to write the proper AdSense article, for instance), but you must resist this urge. Instead of writing everything about an entire subject in one article, keep the article laser-focused and spin any additional topics off into their own articles.
- Colors and Formatting – It’s pretty easy to think that ads that stand out would make more money, but you’d be dead wrong. the best way to make money with AdSense is to make the ads look unassuming. People will more readily click on the ads when they feel they’re simply links that are additional content. Additionally, ads that look like ads won’t get clicked – so steer clear of the typical ‘banner’ ads.
- Content Integration – AdSense works best when people think they’re part of the content, so make the ads part of the content! By inserting the AdSense blocks directly into your content – by having the words actually wrap around the ad blocks – you’ll increase your clickthroughs tenfold.
Of course, the best way to increase your AdSense revenue is to increase the amount of traffic you generate ;)
If you want more information on how to make money with AdSense, Michael Cheney has a series of videos you might be interested in: Michael Cheney’s AdSense Videos. in it he provides 9 step by step videos from understanding the basics of AdSense, to writing content that will get clicks.