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Title: Google Adsense
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Author: Richard Grady
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Copyright 2006 Richard Grady
I don't recall ever having written about Google Adsense
before and given the amount of publicity that Adsense has
received over the past few months, I did kind of assume
that everyone knew what it was all about. It would appear
though that I was wrong....
Following my offer earlier in the week (if you missed it,
you can find out more by clicking the link at the bottom of
this article), I received a number of emails from people
all with different questions about what Adsense was, how it
worked and how it could benefit individual website owners.
So let me explain..... :-)
Google Adsense basically allows any website owner to act as
an affiliate for Google by displaying Google's paid
'Adwords' adverts on their own website. If you are not
familiar with Adwords, just do a search on Google - the
boxed results down the right-hand side are Adwords and
every time you click on one of them, the owner of the site
being advertised gets charged a set amount. The exact
amount of the charge depends on how popular the keyword is
that you searched for and a few other factors - without
going into too much detail, you just need to be aware that
this charge can be anywhere from 5cents to several dollars.
If you sign up for an Adsense account (which is completely
free - more details from the link at the very bottom of
this page), you are able to place the same adverts as are
shown on Google's search results pages on your own website
pages. But the real beauty of the system is that Google
will only show adverts that are relevant to the content of
your page. They do this by crawling your web page
automatically before displaying any adverts. This allows
Google to get an idea of what the web page is about and
they can then display the adverts that are most appropriate
to your visitors which in turn means that there is more
chance that your visitors will click on an ad....
So why would you want to do this?
Simple - because Google will pay you a percentage of every
cent they earn when someone clicks on an advert on one of
your pages. Now I know what you are thinking, 'If some
people are only paying 5cents a click, then my percentage
of 5cents isn't going to be much is it?' In truth, no it
isn't but as I have always said, the Internet is a numbers
game and whilst a proportion of 5cents is always going to
be small, what about if you got a proportion of 1000 5cents
each day? You also need to bear in mind that there are
very few search terms out there that only cost 5cents - in
my experience, a more accurate average would be about
20cents - 50cents.
I know many people that have been using Adsense for some
time on their main websites and easily make a few hundred
or even a few thousand dollars a month and that's great.
Quite frankly, it is probably the easiest income you will
ever make because other than adding a bit of code to your
web pages, there is nothing else to do. If you have a
website with a reasonable level of traffic, I would
definitely give it a go. Some people have a concern that
by using Adsense, they may lose potential customers as they
could click away from their site and this is a genuine
possibility so you should take care when considering where
to place adverts and on which pages. On the flipside, I
know a couple of people that are now making more money from
Adsense each month than they were selling their own product
so they are more than happy with this arrangement!
If a few hundred dollars a month isn't enough to excite
you, maybe you would be more interested to know that there
are people out there earning, quite literally, tens of
thousands of dollars a month purely from Google Adsense!
Yes you did read that correctly and these are not wild
claims, this level of income really is possible - my own
Adsense record is just under $6,000 in a single month!
To be earning at this level you need some serious traffic
and the majority of individuals that are bringing in this
kind of cash tend to fall into the category of using some
sort of page generating software to churn out hundreds of
web pages at a time. This type of software works on the
principal that if you put thousands of web pages online,
some of them will get good search engine rankings thus
driving free traffic to a site or page which has Google
Adsense clearly displayed as soon as a visitor arrives.
There is some dispute over whether this type of page
generation is ethical or not given that the pages created
by these types of software are often pretty junky and not
that helpful to a visitor. One argument is that they are
cluttering up the Internet and the other argument is that a
webmaster can put whatever pages they like on their own
server - if a search engine decides to rank these pages
highly, that's up to them. Equally, if a visitor then
decides to click on an advert on that page and generate a
bit of income, so be it.
If you are interested in finding out more about Google
Adsense, please check out a new training video that was
launched just a few days ago. If you are a member of any
of my Private Sites, you can download this video package
from within the members' area at no extra charge - you will
find the link at the bottom of this article....
About the Author:
Richard Grady has been helping ordinary people earn online
since 1998. To learn more about the Adsense training video
referred to in the above article, just visit this link: