You have worked hard on your blog and you require a reward, Google AdSense can reward you for your work.
BUT, You have heard of it right?
That you cannot make anything worthwhile with displaying ads on your blog. Pro bloggers have discouraged you from monetising your blog with ads network.
Well I am not a genius but I might disagree with that.
I hate going against the community but I also don’t like following the world.
I want to be unique and share quality advice to beginners like you.
The truth is I have also had my share in this discouraging ads network earnings but I have also had some success with it.
And in this post I will be sharing with you how you can monetise your blog with ads network Adsense to be precise, and still make good money.
Though what you earn might not be as big as what you will earn when monetising your blog with affiliate programs.
But the bitter truth that most pro bloggers don’t tell you is that, for you to earn through affiliate you need to have the trust of your readers.
Sometimes, you might not make a single affiliate sale in a week, all through a month and even months.
So when this happen, how will pay the bill and still keep yourself and your blog?
This is why I strongly advise to have multiple means of blog monetization.
Do not put all your eggs in a basket.
Spread them in order to earn big.
So in this post I will be discussing how you can monetise your blog with Adsense and still make huge amount.
Google Adsense has always been the best ads network with higher CPC and definitely higher earning ability.
If you are conversant with this blog, you would have been seeing some kind of ads like that below.
That is google adsense ads.
I monetise my blog with Adsense and I know you too can also while still providing value to your readers.
You can also expect some answers to questions most people ask regarding to this topic.
I have written this post to make it the most comprehensive guide on mastering Google adsense.
You don’t have the time to read this now?
I’ve got you covered. I have also created this post in a PDF format. So you can download it if you don’t have the time to read it now.
Or you can also bookmark for reading later.
Be sure to read every word, because I have written it for you and no one else.
So think of this as my gift to you.
I am passionate about help you make an earning online.
The only way I can proof this is by creating comprehensive guide on making money online.
This is the exact article you need to start earning from your blog as fast as possible.
So enough of all this sweet talk let get into the real thing.
What’s Google AdSense?
Google Adsense is an ads network that displays ads in form of text, image, video on your website and pays you when someone views or clicks on the ads.
Among all ads network, Google adsense is the best and highest displaying ads network. Adsense is a cost-per-click ads network which means you are only paid when users click on your ads.
You are not paid except someone clicks on your ads.
How Does AdSense Work?
Adsense is an ads network that help advertisers advertise their business, product and event on blogs, including mine and yours.
Adsense then share their revenue with bloggers by paying bloggers per each click. The amount you earn is based on some kind of system that will be explained below. The amount you earn from Adsense is based on the following measure values:
- Target Audience
The number of clicks on your ads the more you make. I’m basically talking about clicks on your ads.
So do not try engaging in it. Rather I would advise you to spend the time on growing your blog audience by producing valuable content like the I-can-help-you call.
$0.3 then you will make $0.3 click on every adsense ads click on your blog.
difficult but as you grow your blog faster then you can be sure of passing $1000 dollars a month.
Only few people make more than $1000 from Adsense.
When talking about few people, I’m talking about 300,000 blogs when compared to the increasing number of new blogs daily; it’s a small number.
In one word, CPC matters a lot in the amount you earn.
You should expect that everyone will click on your ads. In fact the percentage of people who click on ads are mostly less than 2% depending on your niche.
But that should not surprise you because that two percent can be high.
This means that of 10,000 visitors, only 2% click on the ads.
2% of 10,000 will be 2/100 *10,000 which will be 200 click a day.
This is high I believe and it is someone’s dream to make this high.
But in reality, attaining that high amount of traffic is not day’s job. Nothing good comes easy so you should know this.
The best audience that can easily convert are audience from developed countries not underdeveloped or developing countries.
This is not hate statement because I am also from a developing country, Nigeria to be precise.
So advertisers are willing to pay higher for clicks from developed countries (Europe, America) but pay a very low amount for clicks from developing countries (Africa and some part of Asia).
Let take one more thing out again in order for you to be able to follow us in this step: the requirement before submitting an application.
Requirements for Google AdSense
When going through the application and discovered a baby blogger submitted a babyish application; they will be eager and happy to raise their red flag.
1. You need a blog
You know this, I know this and everyone knows this. But we still need to remind ourselves because you knowing this does not mean others know.
So let not put assumption into this and say it as it should be.
2. You Need Quality and Unique Articles on your Blog
Not until that is done, don’t make a come-back.
3. Create an easy to navigate blog
4. A Gmail Address (Google mail address)
Step by Step Guide to Register for AdSense
1. Visit Google AdSense Sign Up page to sign up
To submit your application, visit the AdSense sign up page at https://www.google.com/adsense/start
2. Click Sign Up now
Just below the page you will find a sign up now button that you can click in order to start the process.
3. Enter the URL of the site that you show ads on
A small box will appear asking for your URL. Feed it your URL in the right way.
4. Enter your Email Address
This is the section where you enter your Gmail address and submit your application.
5. Choose whether you’d like AdSense to send you customized help and performance suggestions.
6. Click SAVE and Continue
After entering your email address then save and continue.
7. Sign in to your Google Account
8. Select your country or territory
9. Review and accept the AdSense terms and conditions
10. Click create account
How To Set Up AdSense on your blog
Simple if you have a guide to follow. Sometimes simple might not only mean the literal meaning. Having no knowledge of HTML or CSS, I am very sure you will be able to do this yourself.
1. Visit your AdSense Account
2. Click on Ads > Ads unit
After visiting your AdSense account, at the left side of the page you will find a navigation bar to help you. Click on Ads and a drop-down menu will show.
In the drop-down menu you will find Ads unit which you will click on.
3. Click on New Ad Unit
Once you have clicked on Ads unit, you will see something like what below. Then you click on New Ad Unit as indicated in the image below.
4. You will then click on any of the ads unit you will like to create
Each of the ads have their own method of display but the best I recommend among the three is the Text and Display ads.
Text and Display ads
In – Feed ads
In – article ads
In-article ads are those ads that fit seamlessly in between the paragraphs of your pages for an enhanced reading experience.
I will be using the text and display ads to continue from here on.
Enter a name for your ads unit.
This can be anything ranging from the mixture of letters. Better still you can use your personal name for the setup of your ads unit. The box to insert your name is on the top of the page (left hand side).
If you try to save without entering a name you will get a red notice at the top like seen in the image above.
5. Click Save and Continue
After giving your ads unit a name, then you can save it and continue.
Read: Perfect money in Nigeria
7. Copy the Code you are given and paste on the HTML part of your blog.
You will see an HTML code which you will need to copy and paste on the HTML tab of your blog.
If you are running on the blogger platform, then you can easily add this by following the below steps.
- Visit blogger.com
- Click on Layout
- Click on add a gadget
- Paste your code and Save
For WordPress users
Paste the Adsense code, then you can just drag and drop the code into the widget area where you want it displayed on your website.
Alternatively, you can use a plugin.
If you are interested in using a plugin, I strongly recommend Adsanity plugin for this.
Adsanity gives you an opportunity to place your ads on better performing location.
This is an advantage most Plugins might not offer you.
That is all about setting up your blog for AdSense.
Tips to Increase your AdSense CPC and Revenue
1. Write Unique and Quality Content
2. Target high CPC keywords
So you need to choose your keyword wisely when running AdSense on your blog.
You can simply add some keywords for the main purpose of increasing your AdSense CPC. I do this a lot.
3. Allow Text and Display Ads
Things You Should not Do In Order To Avoid Getting Banned
Below are things you should not do.
Never Click on your Ads
But remember this is against Google AdSense policy.
Do not run back to me and say Eniola I have been banned what do I do?
But if you are expecting to tell how they can detect you are engaging in it.
Then I suggest you post it on the forums and have your AdSense account banned.
Sorry I lost my manner few seconds ago. It is the result of sitting at my computer desk for long hours.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
1. Can I Still Recover My Account After Being Banned?
2. How Much Can I Earn From AdSense?
3. How Much Page views must I have to be Approved?
This is all you need. For more clarification, I got approved with a daily page view less than 10 a day.
Including mine own.
4. What is Adsense Threshold (Minimum Payout)
AdSense minimum payout is $100. You need to have a minimum of $100 before you can withdraw your money.