Thursday, April 20, 2006

Make Money with Google Adsense

Author: Samuel Colon

Anyone who owns or is thinking about creating a website would be
crazy to ignore this. Earning money with your site, no matter
the topic, has become easier than it's ever been before - and
it's 100% legit.

If this program had been available in 2000, I would have NEVER
shut down my soap opera fan site that received 200 hits per day.
I would have been able to earn money from that traffic and
probably turned a small profit.

First of all, earns most of its money by allowing
other website owners to advertise on their search result pages.
Now you can earn a share of the revenue that Google earns by
placing these same text ads on your site. In other words, you're
helping Google advertise.

The program is called Adsense.

Every website owner should be involved in this. It's just too
good of an opportunity to pass up. Even if your site is just for
information purposes, you can still participate and make decent
money with Adsense -- or at least enough to fund your website.
So if you are one of those people that don't like the idea of
paying for a site, this is an excellent way to earn your money
back and then some. Even if you earned as little as $10 in a
month, it would more than likely cover some or all of the costs
for your web site. Perhaps you are simply looking for ways to
add additional revenue to your website, then it's perfect for
that situation too.

This program is getting so popular, people are creating websites
just to display the ads and profit from Google's Adsense alone.
I don't usually like to use the term "easy money" because there
really is no such thing. You still have to create your own
website and learn how to bring in traffic in order to make good
money with this program. I certainly don't want to make it sound
like you get something for doing absolutely nothing.

However, I've got to say that Adsense is probably the closest
you'll ever come to fast money on the Internet -- especially if
you already have a website that gets a good amount of traffic.
What's even better...the program is completely free. You can
also use it on multiple websites and there is no limit to the
amount you can earn.

How Adsense Works

If you go to and do a search for almost any keyword
phrase, you'll notice some "Sponsored Links" that appear on the
right side of the screen that are relevant to the keywords you
just searched for.

Website owners pay Google to display these ads and are charged a
predetermined amount every time their ad gets clicked by a web
surfer. With the Adsense program, you will display these same
text ads on your site just like Google and get paid for it as
well. All you do is copy and paste some provided HTML code into
your pages and Voila! the ads will show up.

Every time an ad is clicked on your site, you will receive a
certain percentage of what Google receives from the advertiser.
Once your account reaches $100, you'll receive a check in the

"Is Google Crazy?"

I know what you're probably thinking... "What's the catch here?
Why would Google just give away money advertisers are paying
them?" The answer...

Because Google is very smart. Now that I understand how Adsense
works, I can see that it's a win-win situation for everyone
involved, and the bottom line benefits Google. Let me explain...

Since the advertiser's ads are now being displayed on more web
sites all over the internet (instead of just Google's site),
they are getting much more exposure. More exposure means more
clicks and even more traffic for their site over a shorter
period of time. This is good news for Google because the more
traffic the advertisers receive, the faster their advertising
funds are used up. Remember, they get charged every time their
site gets a visit. And of course, it is Google's hope that
they'll continue to keep funneling more money into their account
for more ad exposure. What an ingenious way for Google to
increase the amount of money they earn from advertisers while
building loyalty with website owners (like us) who are now
getting paid to help them advertise. Of course, I'd expect
nothing less from the most popular search engine on the web.

"How Much Can I Earn With Adsense?"

Google does not disclose exactly how much you'll earn per ad
that is clicked.

The commission you receive per click depends on how much
advertisers are paying Google for the particular ad. You will
earn a share of that amount. I've heard of earnings anywhere
from 2 cents to $15 per click.

So it is logical to believe that keyword phrases like debt free,
employment, make money, mp3, sex, etc. will earn you more per
click since these are highly competitive keywords that are
searched for quite a bit on the web.

Advertisers generally pay more for popular terms because they
are searched for more.

Even though Google will not reveal how much you are earning for
each ad that is clicked from your site, you can still login to
your account at any time and see the total amount of revenue
you've generated that day, week, month, year, etc.

For example, if you see that you've made $12.60 today from 9
clicks then you can calculate that your average click-thru
commission was $1.40 per click. That's as detailed as their
stats will get. Also remember, that's only an average. You won't
know how much each specific ad brought in.

The amount you'll earn also depends largely on the amount of
targeted traffic you receive to your own site, how well the ads
match your audience's interests, the placement of the ads on
your pages, and of course the amount you receive per click.

Ideally, you should create a site on a topic you know a lot
about. That way you'll have a much easier time creating a
generous amount of content on that subject.

How Google Matches the Ads to Your Site's Content One of the
main reasons this program is so successful is because the ads
that are displayed closely match the content of your website.
This increases the chances that someone will click on the ads.
Here's how Google accomplishes the content match (in their own
words)... "...We go beyond simple keyword matching to understand
the context and content of web pages. Based on an algorithm that
includes such factors as keyword analysis, word frequency, font
size, and the overall link structure of the web, we know what a
page is about, and can precisely match Google ads to each page."
So let's say you have an information website about yoga. Once
you join Adsense and paste their ad code into your site,
Google's technology will determine the topic of the pages by
scanning for keyword repeats, page title, etc. If successful,
you will see ads that relate to yoga displayed on your web
pages. Of course, the more related the ads are to your site's
content, the better the click-thru. Keep in mind, the ads may
not be an exact match because it depends on the ads inside
Google's database. So instead of seeing yoga ads, you may see
more generic ads like exercise, healthy eating, etc. This is not
a bad thing because these are topics your visitors will likely
be interested in as well.

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