I like Google Adsense.
It contributes a nice little chunk of change to my
income each and every month.
That said, I don't and won't follow the lead of those
whose sites earn only through
happens when their Adsense accounts are shut down by
Google? It does happen, and they're left scrambling to
replace lost income!
clicking on your own site's Google Adsense links once or
twice and see how fast Google shuts down your Adsense
account. (No, don't really do that!)
it make sense to build an entire site around financial
products to make a few bucks on Adsense clicks, when you
can earn up to $40 for a completed credit card
me, it doesn't.
I use Google Adsense to
not replace it.
Basically, it comes down to value. Value for you, and
value for your visitors.
that monetize only with Adsense aren't getting real
value from their site's real estate.
Too, it's important to me that my
information of value
to them on my sites, and I do that by offering balanced
product reviews and articles on the related topic.
after reading my material, they're not interested in the
product offerings, then perhaps they'll see an Adwords
ad that captures their interest.
Placing Google Adsense on your site is a strategy that
will put money in your pockets even if your visitors
However, in the same way you need to be smart about
choosing lucrative affiliate programs, you also want to
do your homework when
monetizing topics with Adsense.
For example, I was recently re-reading some information
topics with huge markets.
One of the topics suggested as a winner was 'snakes'.
found that hard to believe, so I did my own research.
term 'snakes' had 152,857 searches at Overture and its
partners in January, so yes, that's a pretty sizeable
interest in 'snakes'.
who's your market?
Kids looking for snake pictures for a school project?
People who want to buy snakes? Someone who wants to
visit Snake River?
What are you going to
Snakes? The game, 'Snake'? A $10 book on which you make
a 15% commission? A $60 poster from allposters.com on
which you earn a 30% commission seemed to be the best
bet, but how many people want to pay $60 for snake
To me, that's
not enough interest or
to build a site around 'snakes'.
to boost potential profitability?
search Google for 'snakes'. See what comes up in the
Google Adwords column?
want to monetize with Adsense, you have to pick topics
whose Adwords advertisers spend mega-bucks per click.
How do you figure out what those topics
haven't already done so, open up a Google Adwords
account and create a new campaign. Add a list of
keywords (one niche topic at a time), then click on
'estimate traffic'. The resulting page will show you the
average cost per click for each keyword.
note of the most expensive words in that list and
optimize your pages for those phrases.
how you'll really profit with Google Adsense.
Warning! Warning! Warning!
you find a lucrative topic that is projected to cost you
$36,987.57 per day, don't forget to pause that campaign,
or delete it altogether! :-)
Article by Rosalind Gardner, author of the best-selling
Affiliate Handbook: How I Made $436,797 in One Year
Selling Other People's Stuff Online".
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