Adsense for those of you who don't already know, is an advertising product from Google that can provide you with an additional source of advertising revenue from each page on your website by simply inserting the Adsense code into each. Now with knowledge and a little old fashioned work, anyone can make money on line.
In March of 2007, I decided I would try to make money on line by starting my own website. I wanted to try this because with no work skills or work history and still being disabled and on SSI, it seemed my only option. For more detail go to: www.youradsenseprofits.com. Every time I searched for ways to make money on line, it seemed as though I kept ending up on a web page promoting Adsense. Eventually, I decided to find out for myself whether or not I could actually make a living with it.
The first thing I learned was that it wasn't as simple as just pasting the Adsense code on my web page. There are many factors that determine whether or not you will actually make money online with this advertising method. Sure you may make a few cents a day by blindly placing the Adsense codes within the content of your web pages. You can make even more money by placing the ads in positions on the pages where people are more likely to click on them. Also, if you want more clicks, you need to optimize the page content or people will see these strange ads that have absolutely nothing to do with what they came to the page for in the first place.
Within the Adsense console in your Google account, there are help features and optimization tips that give you insight as to where the best positions on a web site are for the ads. Hot spots are specific locations on a web page where users are more likely to click on ads. I found that placing the Adsense code at the top of my page, the middle and the bottom works best. for more detail go to:www.googleadsense-empire.com. Other people have found that they receive more clicks when their Adsense ads are along the right or left side of the page. It really depends on so many different factors so, just experiment and see which positions are generating more clicks for you.
Another question I answered for myself was whether or not the colors of the Adsense ads should be similar to my content or should they really stand out and be different colors. I tried making the ads as similar in color as I could by using the color palettes within my account . This did not work well at all. My clicks and revenue fell through the floor. I went back to bright stand out colors and immediately my Adsense clicks climbed right back up. On one of my other web sites, I experimented with this again and the results were completely different. Making the ads similar to my web site color scheme drove the clicks up. So the variables are amazing. What works for some, doesn't always work for others, especially with Adsense.
A few of the most important things I have learned are that you need a substantial amount of content that is similar to the types of ads you want showing from Google. If you do not implement this, you will not generate Adsense revenue. If you are not patient in trying different methods with the placement and color combinations, you will not get a real sense of whether the changes are actually making things better or generating less or more income.
Always abide by Google's rules that pertain to using Adsense. There are a lot of sad stories from people who have been banned for not following them. If you are not sure whether or not something is alright to do, ask Google or participate in the Adsense forums that they have set up to answer questions.
Finally, I believe that Google's Adsense product works. It can generate a substantial amount of revenue from your web site, but only if you are willing to make an effort. Two key components to success are patience and persistence. If I work hard and stay focused, I will make my American dream come true. I refuse to fail.