Hello, welcome to Blog Central. This will be my last post on this training series. How to build an affiliate website. Things you need to know.
You should just about have everything in place. Your website should be up and live. Somebody should be hosting your sites such as HostGator, GoDaddy, or wealthy affiliate. Hopefully, you have found a theme that looks great and all your plugins are in place. Do you have some pages written? Do you have at least a couple of if not a few posts were written? Have you joined a couple of affiliate websites? All this should already be taken care of and you are ready to move on.
Now it’s time to discuss Google AdSense. This is a great way to monetize your website.
I’ve heard from some people that they have problems signing up for Google AdSense. I’ve heard problems, like the website has not been around long enough or that their reputation was not good enough. I never ran into any of those problems. I first signed up for Google AdSense as soon as I open my website. No question asked.
I don’t know what their problems or why they had so much trouble.
Let’s hope you don’t and after reading this article you will be able to join with no problems.
What Is Google AdSense?
GoogleAdSense is an advertising placement service that is set up my Google. You can display targeted text, video or images on your website that is relevant to what your site is about and when people click on the ads, your car earns money. You can put these on your pages and/or posts.
I have put my ads in the widget of my website. At the bottom right-hand side, you will see some ads, that is from Google AdSense.
These ads are controlled and managed by Google. Google AdSense is free to join.
After you join, you set your account up and you will receive a code. You put that on your website and you’re set. Revenue is generated on a perc-click or per-impression basis.
Google Adsense has a number of different AdSense programs depending on where you place the ads on the type of content you have.
Here are some of the most common programs that Google AdSense have:
AdSense for content: display ads on a website
AdSense for search: display ads in search results on a website
AdSense for mobile: display ads on a mobile site
AdSense for feeds: display ads in RSS feeds
AdSense for domains: display ads on unused domains
AdSense is free and quick to put on your website. You don’t have to do anything at all, just get the code and put it on your website. That’s it and you are ready.
Things You Need To Know Before You Sign Up
Learn how AdSense works: You will get a special ad code that you waste anywhere on your site. The highest paying ads appear on your site and then you get paid.
Why AdSense?: This is a simple way for website publishers of all sizes to earn money by putting targeted Google ads on their website.
Get your account set up for payments: Next just provide all tax information and verify it. Next, choose how you want to get paid. Depending on where you are will depend on how you will get paid. There are several options.
After you get that setup, next you will want to determine the best practices for ad placement. when putting your ads, you should ask these questions:
What is the user trying to accomplish by visiting my site?
Where is their attention likely to be focused?
How can I keep the page looking clean, uncluttered and inviting?
There are just a few questions, but you get the idea. You need to think like you are the user. Look from the inside.
You also need to determine the ad size. To give you a heads up. Wider ad sizes tend to outperform their taller counterparts. It’s more reader-friendly. If you do this right you can increase your earnings.
Hopefully, this can give you some idea how to get started with Google AdSense.
Before you get started, make sure you go over AdSense Policies. You don’t want Google AdSense to take down your ads because you did something you were not supposed to.
Clicks and Impressions
Don’t click on your own Google ads
Don’t ask anyone to click on your Google ads
Choose the location for your ads carefully
Be aware of how your site is promoted
Use Google Analytics
Content restrictions apply to pages/sites displaying Google ads
Create sites with unique and relevant content
Don’t tamper with the AdSense code
Don’t use pop-up prompts or automatic software installations
Respect Google trademarks
Disabled ad or account
Be responsive when Google get in touch with you by email. Especially if your ad was taken off or your account was disabled
Make sure you follow these policies and you will do great with Google AdSense.
My Final Words
So, if you are a blogger than Google Adsense is a must. Especially if you want to monetize your website. It’s easy to add to your website but if you need help, I’m always here.
Here are the links to the rest of this series on building a website. Read them in order and you will be on your way to building a successful online business: