Every week I get the same question - “Can you tell me how to remove the AdSense on my Squidoo lens?" Some people hate having AdSense anywhere online - while others just don't want their competitor's ads showing up on web 2.0 pages they've carefully built to promote their own products and services (that makes sense)!
Those AdSense ads on Squidoo might bother you, but if you're looking for a way to get rid of them, you can't. They're there for a reason and truth be told, they don't cause many click-outs if your content is engaging enough to keep your readers onsite.
AdSense on Squidoo is how Squidoo makes money (and keeps their service free to you and me), so actually those ads are a necessity. Here's the really good news about that: you can make money from those ads!
AdSense on Squidoo is set up as a co-op revenue stream, so if someone clicks and buys from an ad they see on one of your lenses, you get a percentage of the income. This takes the sting out a bit, but how else can you keep your readers’ eyes away from AdSense ads on your lens?
You want your visitors to pay more attention to your lens and the content than the ads, so here are a few things you can do to ensure that the AdSense on Squidoo doesn't overwhelm everything else:
1. ) Use eye-catching graphics and images. Long images show up in full length while wider images get cropped, if you're using the old text module or adding an image to an introduction module. Log onto istockphoto to find relevant niche images that are only $1 a pop. Try the new Text with Big Picture module if you want your images to show up even more or host the images on your server and align them to the left or right of your text.
2. ) Use lots of interesting and interactive modules. People like to participate - this is the world of web 2.0, isn't it - where peer-to-peer takes precedence over pitch page. Add polls, Plexo modules, and a guestbook to keep them stuck on your page and not clicking on the AdSense on Squidoo lenses. If you use YouTube, only have 1 video per module or else they have to click out.
3. ) Try a new twist on an old topic. The more boring you are, the higher the chance your reader will click out somewhere else - probably to your competitors who can afford an AdSense campaign that hijacks your readership.
When your visitors do pay attention to the ads, at least you'll share in the income it generates. But take measures to remove the temptation. Hire two professional lens building experts who help you make AdSense on Squidoo irrelevant at http://www.BuildMyLens.com today!