Google AdSense Simplified
Read This Before you Start Making Money with Adsense on your Blog.
This for beginners who wish to make money by placing Advertisements on their Blog or Website. Google is the world leader in Internet Search and products by Google are always a reflection of this leadership.
What is Google Adsense?
For those who don’t know.
Google Adsense is an online Ad placement program designed for Publishers to make money by placing Adverts on their Blogs and Websites. Google Adsense is the top contextual advertising program available for bloggers and website owners to monetize. With complex algorithms to place contextual Ads and the best Advertisers on board, Google Adsense is the most preferred program. Other Programs like Medianet by Yahoo-Bing, Infolinks, Revenue Hitz etc. do exist but no program offers the quality and contextual relevance that Adsense offers.
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How to Join?
You can apply to Join the Adsense program if you have a Blog or a Website with quality content about your selected topic and decent number of visitors. Google reviews each application carefully and may even take 2 weeks to respond with a Yes or No. I would advise waiting for some days and focus on content and quality before applying for Google Adsense. Do not copy-paste from other sites or Blogs or fill your site with irrelevant content as Google is pretty strict in the review and may reject the application without giving any reasons. If your Blog has low traffic chances of approval are pretty slim. Get more traffic to you Blog before applying for Google Adsense by using these most Surprising Ideas to Promote your Blog
Getting an approval from Google to Join Adsense is very tough and entirely depends on the quality of content and traffic on your Blog/website. If your applicationhas been rejected or you are banned by Google due to some mistake, you can try the Top 5 Google Adsense alternatives of 2015.
Google is very strict about its program policies and your Adsense account can be banned within some hours of violating Google’s guidelines. Google won’t give any reason other than that you’re violating the program policy and no appeals or request work. The biggest problem with Google is you can never reach a real person to interact with in such a case.
Google is highly justified in its actions as it is committed towards the highest customer satisfaction goals.
Read Google Adsense Program Policies and understand them before placing any Ads on your Blog. One mistake may make you lose the Adsense Account and your payments are withhold.
Here is Video Overview from Google about Adsense Policies
Ad Units and Options
Google Adsense offers three type of Ad Display options for publishers. A publisher can use all the 3 options available to monetize his Blog and fill his online real-estate. Google has a policy on number of Ads per page and does not like it to be associated with Blogs or sites which look more of an AD shop. So keep you Ad Campaign sober.
Contextual Text – Display Ads
Ad Banners, Wide rectangles, squares or Sky-scraper Ad units available in different sizes which you can insert on your Blog.
Text Link Ads
Short Text Ads Displayed in between Text Content on your Blog. You can see these are inserted in this post
A customized Search Box which you can add to your Blog enabling readers to directly search Google from within you Blog.You can see one at top on the sidebar.
You’re paid when somebody click on Ads appearing in the search results.
3 – 2 – 1 Ad Placement Policy
Google has a strict policy on how many Ads are placed on each page on you Blog. The 3-2-1 policy by Google states that you should place 3 Text-Display Ad units, 2 Link Text Ad units and 1 Search Ad unit. Placing more than the specified Ad Units on your Blog may not get you banned but is surely a policy violation that Google may take seriously.
Understanding CPC, CTR, PageRPM etc.
Google AdSense uses terms like CPC, RPM, Page RPM, CTR to measure Advertisements on your Blog. These terms are used to measure Ad Revenue and Performance of Ads on every page, post and placement. Understanding CPC, PageRPM, CTR etc. and their co-relation helps you to maximize your Blogs AdSense revenues.
Over To You
These are the basic things you would be requiring while using Google AdSense to monetize your Blog.
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