Wednesday, May 27, 2009
The main thing how to understand and action after getting information about making money online.
There you require many things which you may not find online. There are some people who can not understand even if they see tutorial videos or articles. For them, there is always good to find a mentor who can make them understand and can answer their questions at there level.
I wrote some questions and answers for biginners. Please read and go through my posts before this one and if you don't understand send me comment with your email on it, I will reply as soon as possible.
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In fact, I'm surprised so many people stick with their "physical world" boring day jobs and never even experiment with making money online. Their quality of life could improve significantly if they just stick to it.
Q. How much money are we talking about?
On the high end, there are people like Markus Frind , an engineer who created a free dating website, has no employees but his girlfriends who helps out and is collecting $200,000 a month from Google. Or Jeremy Schoemaker , a self taught pay per click expert, who is reportedly making $6M annually working from his home office, running 4 companies.
You have folks like Kris Jones , who started a gourmet food company, doing affiliate marketing on the side and ended up repositioning and creating the fastest growing full-service Internet Marketing agency in the United States with now nearly 100 employees, all financed from affiliate marketing profits.
There's a nice lady by the name of Wendy Piersall , who started a blog titled eMomsAtHome and turned it into a little empire.
We're talking big money.
Not unless you make it a problem in your head.
There are literally tens of thousands of success stories, covering people from all backgrounds, origins, professions and countries. You no longer need to come from a certain background, origin, posses a certain level of education or have any other inherent skills. The only thing all these case studies have in common is an unwavering passion to succeed at all cost. You're going to fail repeatedly, so you better get used to it. Persistence is key.
Q. How soon can folks normally quit their "day job"?
At least not for a year. Read success stories of people who made it big online and you'll learn all (or most) of them had a solid dayjob, while they were working on their online businesses. You need to put food on the table, that's your first priority.
There are enough hours in the day and plenty of resources online, so that if you're committed and willing to invest 2 hours every day and a few more over weekends to building your own sites , 12 months are more than enough to build a significant income from your online ventures. It takes time building revenues online. But it's worth it.
Traffic = The number of people who visit a website.
Conversion Rate = The percentage of website visitors who decide to buy or signup on that website.
For example, a website with daily traffic of 10,000 visitors and a conversion rate of 2%, selling a $20 product, will generate $4,000 per day to the website owner. (10,000/100*2*20)
To make money online you need to focus on promoting the website, getting as many people as possible to visit the site (increase traffic) and continually work on the website sales copy and the product/service being offered to get as many website visitors as possible to buy (increase conversion rate).
Where to Start
Borrowing an analogy from Robert Kawasaki, I categorized the 4 distinct paths you can choose when getting started online. Pick the one that you feel is best suited for you and you'll be one step closer to earning your living online.
Level 1: Online Employee - Replace your "physical world" boss with an online boss. Visit WAHM (Work At Home Mom), WorkPlaceLikeHome. You'll find hundreds of opportunities to do real work for real companies from your home and get paid real bucks. LiveOps and West are two solid companies in the customer support category. You can find other companies if you don't feel comfortable speaking to customers over the phone and getting paid by the minute.
Level 2: Online Self Employed - Start a small business online and be your own boss. The absolute best place to start is eBay . Find a niche you love, search eBay to ensure there are at least 3 sellers in that niche to indicate demand is high enough and start offering those products on eBay as a seller. Starting on eBay is common to many of today's successful online moguls. Other great online small businesses to start with are - your own copywriting shop (if you know how to write well), a blog where you write about a hot niche and promote affiliate offers, or your own consulting business (if you have strong expertise in your area).
Level 3: Online Investor - If you have $5,000 to risk (don't risk more initially) this path might be for you. Head over to SitePoint forums and take a month to learn about how online businesses are bought and sold for a profit similar to Real Estate fixer-uppers. Another good investment channel is becoming a Domainer (people who buy website domains cheap and sell them months later for a huge profit).
Level 4: Online Business Owner - The holy grail of making money online is becoming a business owner. The difference between "Online Self Employed" and "Online Business Owner" is that as an online business owner, your business can function without you. Online business owners typically have dozens or hundreds of active websites, all generating passive income requiring little to no involvement. While obviously ideal, this is also the most difficult level to conquer. I strongly suggest you go through the previous levels first, to gain an understanding of the online world. Once you're ready, profitable online businesses are all about creating a service (or destination) people would easily extract value from. Create a site people would love to recommend to their friends and you're on the right track. Profitable online businesses include: Niche Content sites, Dating sites, Proxy servers , Lead generation , Affiliate Marketing and many more.
If you're just getting started online, it usually doesn't make sense to get started at level 4 from day one. While you might succeed, you can increase your chances by starting from the basics.
I didn't say you have to spend years working through each level. You can open an eBay business, learn the ins and outs of making money and sell your eBay business a few months later as you move on to the next level.
Probably the best way to pick the right path for you, is to mimic what you are currently doing in the "physical world". If you are an employee of a big company, start by converting yourself to an online employee so that you can work from home. If you have a small business in the "physical world", start by converting your small business to an online one so that you can attract a much wider audience.
Take it step by step, be prepared to fail and most importantly - keep your day job until your total 3-month online earnings equal 150% of what your old job used to pay.
Q. I used to do Real Estate and can relate to buying-selling businesses. How do I get more guidance?
Once you pick the right path for you, your next question is probably going to be - "Ok great, now what do I do first thing tomorrow morning?"
Thankfully, the Internet has many forums and a handful of blogs, matching each path of online money making. Make sure you pick the right forums (I linked to many of the good ones above) and don't get too carried away spending all your time reading and no time producing.
Be very focused on meeting your predefined goals before you jump on the forums.
For example, if you pick the path of being an Online Investor, buying and selling websites, you'll have to start at SitePoint Forums - read everything under the marketplace sub-forum and try to identify how the successful users act. Feel free to ask questions, introduce yourself and be very honest about where you are in the process. You'll be surprised but many people would love to help.
Similar to a Real Estate fixer-upper, in the online world, you'll have to learn how to first evaluate website traffic (population), earning's potential (look at comps), search engine placement (neighborhood) and then understand where to get cheap developers (workers) and project managers (builders) to manage it all.
We all love shortcuts, don't we?
Cliche or not, without having specific goals, your chances of succeeding are slim to none.
Here's a good set of goals that will help you get started, covering all basic grounds:
1. Make $20 online by exchanging your time for money
2. Sell something on eBay, even if you make no money or lose up to $50 in the process.
3. Make $50 profit online by selling a product, service or promoting an affiliate-offer
4. Make $5 online by building a simple content site and embedding Google AdSense in it
5. Buy a website that is making $100 or more per month, for $200 or less.
Q. What else?
Pick a mentor and ride his (or her) wave.
Every meteor revolves around a star. Similarly, you need to pick a successful person making money online in the path you chose earlier, contact that person and get them to take you under your wing.
You can find these people in forums such as DigitalPoint , WickedFire , SitePoint and WebMasterWorld.
Be very honest about who you are and what you are looking to do. Explain you are willing to work very hard for very little or no compensation, you are very impressed with the posts posted by [your chosen mentor] and are looking to learn more about making money online.
Don't expect to win over stars who are making 7 figures on-line. Start with folks who are just one level ahead of you in the game, re-assure them your intentions are pure and keep trying until you find the right fit.
Just about every successful person in both the online and offline worlds had a mentor they looked up to when they got started.
Q. Where do I find my first customers and how do I build a critical-mass of traffic?
Once you have an eBay store, a content site (with AdSense and Affiliate offers) or just a basic website promoting your own services, go to friends, family and old co-workers. Ask them to visit your site and ask for honest opinion.
Very Important: Don't tell them this site is yours. If you do, you're not going to get honest opinion. Instead, say you're looking to buy this site and you want to get their opinion if this is a site they would visit again.
Having a site with high stickiness factor, where you offer enough of a value proposition to website visitors to come back, is very important to building a sustainable online income.
You may hear about earning cash with placing advertisement on your website, earning cash by selling your link space from your website etc. But if you are new to this field then you might not hear about get paid by just writing some articles for other peoples.
This is yet an easy way for someone who have the power of knowledge and the words in his mind. But there is a difficulty, “Where to find the people who will pay you”.
Now this is not a problem because there is a website which provides you the facility to join and get earn by posting your articles to them. www.PayPerPost.com
If you are a blogger then you can easily join their network. You have to follow their requirements in order to get an account there. And they said in their TOS that your blog must be at least 90 days old.
The advertisers on that site can place their offer from a simple link back to a complete article or review of a product. Onces you get an opportunity from an advertiser, simply write a post about that topic and give a link back to the payperpost network. They will review your post and decide if it should be accepted or denied.
Keep that post for 1 month in your blog and after 1 month if the post is still in your blog, you will get paid.
You have an option to select if the topic suite for your blog or not.
The problem with this network is that, it only have one payment option “PayPal” and not all of the persons in this work have paypal account due to some reasons.
But somehow this service is great for those who owns a paypal account and have the idea how and what to write for a product.
Best of luck, give a try to it and keep reading the site…
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Simply sign up for a free account, grab your ad code and paste it in your site. But here's the amazing thing - no matter how much money AdSense is making for you right now, a few simple tweaks can increase that amount considerably. And I should know, after learning about these tricks, I more than doubled my AdSense commissions!
The self-proclaimed AdSense gurus and experts are sharing this insider knowledge, for a fee.
You can learn all these secrets from them, as long as you buy their e-book, sign up for their seminar or purchase their newsletter. But I'm going to share all their AdSense tricks for free. Here they are:
1) Color code your ads to match your web site palette *exactly*. Don't use frames around your ads. Instead, in the AdSense code generation interface, make sure you choose the same color as your page background for the ad frame and the ad background.
When choosing the ad heading colors, match them to the *exact* color of your page headings. Use the exact same ad background shade as your page background. Use the exact same ad text font and color as the text on your pages. You can see an example of this color-matching on my Search Engine Advice Blog at - http://www.searchenginecollege.com/blog.htm - notice the 4 link ad unit at the top and the skyscraper text ad unit on the left hand side under the heading Ads by Google as you scroll down the page? The link and text colors are identical to the color palette used throughout the rest of the page.
Near enough is NOT good enough. If you can't quite get the color matching right, use Google's built in color palette together with the RGB to HEX or vice versa color converter on this page - http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/Guide/Style. That handy little tool was a life saver for me.
This is probably the one single tweak that made the most difference to my commission levels.
2) Try not to use the traditional horizontal banner style or leaderboard image ads because people are blind to them.
3) Use Google's own AdSense optimization tips at https://www.google.com/support/adsense/bin/static.py?page=tips.html and visual heat map to assist you in deciding where on your page to place your AdSense ad code.
4) Research competitive keywords using a keyword research tool such as Keyword Discovery at http://www.keyworddiscovery.com/?id=22487 or grab a list of the most popular keywords from various sources and use them in your web site pages where relevant. This article - http://searchenginewatch.com/facts/article.php/2156041 - is a good source of frequently searched keywords. Targeting popular keywords should trigger AdSense ads on your pages that utilize those keywords. The more popular the keyword or phrase, the higher AdWords advertisers are generally willing to pay per click for it so the higher your commission on those clicks.
5) Incorporate the AdSense code into your page so that the ads look like a regular part of your site. You can see an example on this Internet Dating Stories site - http://www.lovestory.com.au/ - where link ads are incorporated within the regular left hand navigation of the site under the heading "Feature Links".
6) Use Google's new 4 and 5 link ad units wherever possible. They seem to have a much higher Click Through Rate (CTR) than regular ad styles. You can view all the AdSense ad formats at https://www.google.com/adsense/adformats.
7) Place arrows or images next to your ads to draw attention to them. You can see two different versions of on this search engine article library page - http://www.searchenginecollege.com/articles/article-library.htm - at the top (where a pointing hand directs your eye to the ad) and the bottom where 3 images draw your attention to each of the three AdSense ads.
8) Use the full allowance of multiple AdSense ads on each of your pages - 3 regular AdSense ads, plus 1 link unit. Use careful placement of these ads so they blend into your site and don't distract from your content. Clever use of this allowance can be seen on this page about bad Internet dating stories - http://www.lovestory.com.au/bad-stories.htm - where you see:
- 1 horizontal 4 link ad unit towards the top of the page under the first paragraph.
- 1 vertical skyscraper text ad unit about halfway down the left hand side under "Sponsor Links".
- 1 vertical skyscraper image ad unit down the left hand side under "Sponsor Links".
- 1 horizontal text banner unit at the bottom of the page with images above each ad to draw attention to them.
You can also include 1 AdSense referral button in addition to the 3 other units.
9) Tailor your page content to a particular niche or focus. Page content that is tailored towards a specific theme is more likely to trigger AdWords ads that closely match the content and are therefore more likely to interest your visitors and inspire them to click.
Don't create pages merely for the sake of placing AdSense ads. Visitors (and search engines) can see through this ruse in an instant.
10) Use custom Ad Channels for each of your ad placements, for example, "Top 5 Link Unit Blue Palette" or "Left Side Navigation Image Skyscraper" etc. Tweak, track and measure the success of each of these custom channels so you know what gives you the highest CTR. Some ad formats and colors will work better than others, but you won't know which until you test, test and test some more!
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Article by Kalena Jordan, one of the first search engine optimization experts in Australia, who is well known and respected in the industry, particularly in the U.S. As well as running her own SEO business, Kalena manages Search Engine College - http://www.searchenginecollege.com - an online training institution offering instructor-led short courses and downloadable self-study courses in Search Engine Optimization and Search Engine Marketing subjects.
Being scammed; especially in the making money online field, is something most people will have heard of. For the most part, we can say that many companies offer good techniques and strategies for making money, but their products and their presentation of the information is very poor. United with that is the lack of support and help once the purchase is made. Consequently you have to make sure that you get good concrete information, sound instruction, and reliable support to be successful with your Online Money Making Business.
How do you choose a good program to promote? Here are some tips you may want to look over before choosing one:
1. A program that you like and have interest in. One of the best ways of knowing if that is the kind of program you wish to promote is if you are interested in purchasing the product yourself. If that is the case, chances are, there are many others who are also interested in the same program and products.
2. Look for a program that is of high quality. For instance, look for one that is associated with many experts in that particular industry. This way, you are assured of the standard of the program you will be joining into.
3. Join in the ones that offer actual and possible products. How do you know this? As mentioned earlier in this article; research the web. Most likely if someone got burned, it will be on the internet! Also, Consider following a line of investigation. If possible, track down some of the members and customers to give you testimonial on the credibility of the program.
4. The program that is catering to a growing target market. This will ensure you that there will be more and continuous demands for your referrals. Make inquiries. There are forums and discussions you can participate in to get valuable and reliable feedback.
5. Do not waste your time with programs that do not reward substantially for your efforts. Have a comprehensive and thorough knowledge about the program and network you will be promoting and you will surely succeed!
You may not be aware of it, but you have a lot of say in how the advertisements are placed on your website including the placement, layout, color, and style. There are many places on a website to put Adsense Ads. Some prefer to place it on the top of the page and others like the bottom of the page. Along either side of the text for your website is convenient too. Since we read from left to right, the right side is more common as it will attract attention as the eyes move across the page.
According to Google Adsense, the most effective location is at the top of the page because the entire ad can be seen. Often parts of it are hidden when on the sides unless the mouse is used to scroll over the information. This can be distracting to the consumer and lose the effectiveness of the advertisement. They also recommend using different colors for the ads to differentiate it from your website materials, but to use colors that compliment each other.
The layout can be modified to make it different or the same as your website. Some advertisement hosts like everything to be in the same style and size to give a symmetrical look to the pages. Others like to have their information completely distinct from the advertisements. Both are effective so it is only a matter of personal preference as to how you want your website to appear. Colors including the background can be changed to make everything work together well. You might have to experience a little to come up with the right design you are happy with.
Since this form of contextual advertising can be a fast and easy way for website publishers of all sizes to display relevant and text-based Google ads on their website's content pages and earn money in the process, the need for unique graphics and google adsense templates comes into focus (or any other contextual ad provider). Ever-conscious of spam or junk pages, ideal graphics with ideal ad locations make website creation less painful.
How much you will be earning will depend on how much the advertisers are willing to pay. It will depend also on the keywords required. If the keywords the advertiser have chosen are in high demand, you could receive more dollars per click. On the other hand, low demand keywords will earn you just a few cents per click.
How can you start making profits out of your website using Adsense?
1. First, register for an Adsense account. It will only take a few minutes of your time.
3. You will be earning a few cents or some dollars per click when someone starts clicking on the AdWords displayed on any of your web pages. Trying to earn false revenues by repetitively clicking on your own ads is a no-no. This will result in a penalty or the possibility of your site being eliminated. The money you have already earned may be lost because of this.
4. View your statistics. Adsense earnings can be checked anytime by logging into your web site account.
Once you got your account working, you may still want to pattern them to the many sites that are earning more money than you are. It is important to note that there are factors affecting how your website will perform and the amount of money it will give you.
It is a common practice that when a site earning money, the tendency is for the owner to want to make more out of what they are getting already. It usually takes some time combined with trial and error to attain what you want for your Adsense contents.
Time and some important factors that you can practice and use. Remember to study your server logs and watch for any activity that seems suspicious. Report anything that you may find odd, may it big or small thing.
You may want to consider disabling ads for your own IP address and local geographic area. This will certainly prevent accidents and will not make Google mistake another user as you. You can do through a htaccess file. This will avoid Google mistaking as clicking on your own ads and be kicked out because of it.
But all-in-all, with quality and original content, it's a win-win situation if you think more about it. A favor for persons looking for quality content and information. For the persons writing the original content articles. And the person with the quality original content rich website. Of course, the search engines and its advertisers are getting targeted traffic and sales but so what? As long as you are getting something in your favor, it does not really matter what the others are getting for themselves. But with quality and original Google Adsense templates making the job MUCH easier, the only income way is up.Joe loves both organic and pay per click web traffic. Read about his latest find: Jeff Johnson's superb collection of Google
Top 10 mistakes, you should never do with Adsense.
1. Do not use fake information when opening your Google AdSense account.
2. Don’t advertise anything on Google’s prohibited items list. It’s a lot shorter lists than PayPal’s or eBay’s.
3. Don't "beg for clicks" or provide any incentive for clicking on your Google AdSense ads.
4. Do not display AdSense ads and a competitor's ads (like Overture's) on the same page at the same time.
5. Keep AdSense ads off of your registration, confirmation, and all "thank you" pages.
6. Never click on the ads running on your own site, even if you are genuinely interested in the product or service and are thinking of buying it!
7. No misleading labeling Google is very specific about what text can be placed around their ads. No text other than ‘sponsored links’ or ‘advertisements’ is allowed.
8. Avoid keyword spamming and other divisive tricks You may be tempted to buy.
9. Do not modify Google AdSense code other than to change the parameters that Google authorizes you to change.10. Be honest with Google ! Yes, be honest about all the nine pionts above and make real money with Google Adsense
Instead of proclaiming the death of Adsense, savvy users are taking a different approach to the changed environment. Adsense still has a place and can still be a valuable part of a successful overall strategy. However, the previously embraced strategies that were premised on constructing lower-quality sites en masse and monetizing them exclusively with Adsense are no longer tenable.
Instead, Adsense can be used as one of a multiplicity of revenue-producing tactics on smart sites designed to provide visitors with real value. Earlier Adsense techniques were based on sending mass traffic to a site and collecting ad clicks exclusively. In many cases, the sites were actually designed in a way that aimed to make people want to leave rapidly, using Adsense ad blocks as an â€œescape route.
Adsense did not change in a vacuum. While it lumbered toward smart pricing, web access, technology and user expectations were also in a state of flux. Today, the old methods of top-down site design premised on the old publication model is outmoded. The arrival of what many are terming Web reflects the convergence of several different trends. Those who will successfully use Adsense as a monetization strategy today and in the future are aware of those trends and how to approach them to effectively generate a substantial income.
Adsense has changed. Do not believe those who tell you that business as usual will still work like a charm. Adsense is not, however, dead. It is still a strong and vibrant means by which to earn. The old Adsense business models are dead. They just do not do the trick anymore. You can make money with Adsense, but it will require the use of strategies that merge appropriately with the current environment and trends. Sites that seek to provide real value to visitors can make use of multiple revenue earning strategies including Adsense and will succeed regardless of smart pricing adjustments.
JP is the owner of http://www.NichesInABox.com , a new kind of PLR membership site. JP Schoeffel has built a wealthy business related to Adsense marketing. His customers benefit from his extensive experience.
There are a lot of things to analyze on your site before you start optimizing your site. Such things are your site overview, nature of business, home page, site dimension and number of pages, product/services categories, page rank and indexed pages for major search engines, link popularity, and a lot more. After that you will go to your onpage and offpage optimization.
Analyze your site and think of a generic word that best fits for your web site. Choosing the right keywords is a strategy for better search engine positioning http://www.searchengines.com/placement.html. Analyze your business carefully and think of all the words that relate to your company or product. Most techniques to improve your search engine rankings have one thing in common — Keywords. Choosing appropriate keywords is very important. Keywords are what lead search engine users to your site.
That word will act as your major keyword for your site. Then find a keyword tool that will help you generate keywords for your site. There are lots of keyword tools like http://inventory.overture.com. Type in the major keyword that you had thought of and it'll list all related keywords that you can use. On the tool you'll see the number of counts your keyword has been searched. Person new on search engine optimization might use the keyword with a lot of counts (I, sure did that before) immediately but SEO experts says that Do NOT use it for a start as keyword searched as many times will just give you a lot of competition and give your site less probability in regards to your visitors. So it is best to start with keywords with a little rivalry. Get some traffic with those keywords and eventually focus on the major keywords.
Examine those sites ranked from 1-10 on the keywords you chose to use in optimizing your site. Check everything about the site that is ranked highly on the search engine. Its URL, see if it is the top level webpage or it is the index page of the site as if it is not you can have a great chance to improve your index page for the target keyword and have a better placement in the SERP's. Sites page rank. Page rank is Google's way of giving specific value to how popular your website is. It is based on the number of links you have pointing to your website. Then check their page source, see if their actually optimizing their site for some onpage optimization factors. Factors such as title tag, check if they use the keyword on their title tag which is one of the main reasons why a site is rank well on search engine. Header tags are used to separate topics and range from h1 being very large and bold and h6 which is very small and bold, it should contain your most important keyword or keyword phrases to assist you in ranking higher on Search Engines. Image alt tags are words that will be displayed in place of your image through an older browser or when your visitors have their image turned off, insert a readable keyword phrase within the alt tags of your image and it'll help you on your rankings. And on the main content if they use the keyword on the beginning and at the end of the page, also whether or not they've bolded, underlined, or italicized the keywords on that page. By continuing this process on other keywords that you've chose you will have an improved ranking on SERPs.
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
This is the first part of two series of articles about How to Increase Your Google Adsense CTR. Many people think that they just have to copy and paste Google Adsense code into their website and start earning a huge amount of money from it. What a huge mistake! I also thought the same way two years ago. Later I realized that without optimization, that's impossible. Here I will share all of the tricks to increase my Google Adsense CTR that I found within the last two years.
Here are some tips to increase your Google Adsense CTR:
- Make sure the ads that are appearing on your site are closely related with your content. This is the first thing you have to do because if your ads are not relevant, there's small possibility that people will click on them. Then, what should you do to tackle this problem? Here are the tips:
- Create a keyword rich content. I suggest you creating one topic a page.
- Check your keyword rich content and then mark some of your keywords as bold or italic. But don't do it too much, just do it 1 â€“ 2 times per page. Otherwise, Google assumes you are doing spamming.
- Use your keyword in your page title.
- Use HTML Tag H1 as your content title, and put your keyword in it. Don't forget to place this tag at the beginning of your content.
- If all those tips still do not work, there is just one possibility: there are no ads that matched with your keyword! You can check this out by using this marvelous tool from the Digital Point Website. It is called the Google Adsense Sandbox, and located in http://www.digitalpoint.com/tools/Adsense-sandbox/
You'll be asked to enter your selected keyword and it will display every Adsense ads that's connected with that keyword. What if your suspicion is correct? Change your keyword! Do not worry; sometimes you just have to change one or two words.
- Use wide ads (336x280, 300x250 or 250x250). Because these are the best performing ads.
- Blend your ads with your website themes. For example, if your background color is white, change your ads border and background color to white as well. If your background color is dark (black), use bright color such as yellow as link color. This will decrease user ad-blindness.
- Place your Google Adsense in these positions:
- Above the fold
Above the fold is the top position of your page that's visible without your visitor having to scroll down. This is the best location that works for me. I place 336x280 ad unit in this location and it works very well. Why? Okay, back to our example. Your article is about "how to bake delicious bread". Someone finds it from search engine; when he opens it, he first sees ads about "baking school", "baking book" or "bread recipes". Who won't be interested?
- In the middle of an article.
This works well if your article is long (more than 500 words). People tend to stop for a while and look for something different while they read. I suggest using rectangular ads (125x125, 180x150, 300x250, 336x280, 250x250 ad unit) for this purpose and make it left justified.
- At the end of an article.
Many people reported that placing Google Adsense ads at the end of their article tends to work very well. This is because when people finish reading an interesting article, they usually think "okay, what's next?" That's your chance! By placing Google Adsense ads at the end of this article, people will spend a minute to read it and then (maybe) click it. For example, you write an article about "how to bake delicious bread". And at the end of it, there are some ads about "bread recipes". Who won't be interested?
- Above the fold
- Regarding the fourth tip, I don't recommend you placing three ad units in a single page. From my experience, the number of ad unit you place in a single page doesn't affect your CTR. In fact, I even found that placing three text ads in a single page make my ads "unblended". For example, I put 160x600, 468x60 and 336x280 ads on a single page. You know what? My 468x60 ads only showed 3 ads in it, whereas my 336x280 ads only showed 2 ads in it! My suggestion is: use 1 â€“ 2 ad unit and a single link unit on your page (Google allows 3 ad unit and 1 link unit to be placed on a single page).
- Always use Link Unit! Many people never realize that Link Unit is the most profitable format if put in the right place. Try to place it near your navigation menu. People will misidentify it as a navigation menu and automatically read it. If your ads are closely relevant to your content, there's big possibility they will click it. I move the top navigation in one of my websites to the bottom section and replace it with 728x15 Link Unit Ads. You know what? My Google Adsense CTR increased by 200%!
If you can copy and paste a small code you can have targeted advertising on your website in minutes. Adsense is simple to join and it is free to join. Whether you are an internet newbie or a veteran you can profit quickly by placing Google Adsense ads on your web pages. Since Google does all of the work by finding the most profitable ads for your pages you can do what you do best....provide good content and lots of it. The more web pages you create the quicker you will be making money. You can learn more here: https://www.google.com/adsense/, Once you have joined Google Adsense you will want to combine Google search with AdSense to monetize more of your web pages. You can do this by placing a Google search box on your pages. Google AdSense combines Google's search technology with thousands of keyword advertisers to deliver targeted text-based ads to search result pages. People find these ads useful and click on them, and when they do, Google pays you. You can see an example of how this works right here on this web page.
In fact we combine Google search and Google Adsense on almost every website and web pages we create. We have found it a very easy way to make money quick and to make money over and over. It's great. The internet offers many ways to make money quick. The nice thing about Google Adsense is you have the largest search engine in the world doing your advertising for you. This truely allows you to make money quickly and you can do it over and over with as many products as you want.
Click Fraud - Clicks that will get you into trouble with Google AdSense
Clicks that will get you into trouble with Google AdSense or you are already in trouble with Google AdSense
1. Basic innocent clicker cheat
The website owner is naive or ignorant about Internet technology, affiliate program and did not bother to read Terms of Service document (or other program policy document). He clicks on his own ads (Google AdSense ads) installed on his website. Google does not permit you to clicks ads on your own site.
2. Proxy click cheat
You are familiar with cookies and IP address or may not and make a guessed that if you use a software tool called anonymizer, Google would not be able to trace you, because your identity is obscured by the anonymizer tool. You could also be using proxy server and other rerouting software. Believe me, Google can still trace you and your clicks.
3. Multiple computer clicker cheat
Knowing that Google can smell their cookies on your computer and you are aware that Google can detect if clicks are originated from your computer. So you try to fool Google with the origin of the clicks and you asked your friends, relatives, family members, neighbors and other strange buddies to assist you on a mischievous task: to click on the Google AdSense ads on your website. They obliged and click on the AdSense ads on their computers at home, office and some corner in cyberspace and where not. Google can hear those clicks of yours or your relatives, friends, family members, neighbors and your other strange buddies.
4. Ads Autoclicker cheat
Next, you try ads autoclicker or clickbot / click-bots. These are specialized little program that can automatically "click" on the AdSense ads. Thus they are called click robot or click bot. The clickbot or autoclicker bot will scan your websites, triggered the clicking on the ads every few minutes. Advance autoclicker bot is also capable of cloaking the IP address to fool Google and make your website seems to be very popular worldwide. To cover the track, these clickbots or autoclicker bots will browse around the advertisers sites too while continuing its "clicks task".
5. Paid manual clickers cheat
If you think, auto clicker bots can be traced by Google, you try other option like paying $50 a month to professional AdSense clickers. These are groups of highly specialised Internet surfers with office in the dark rooms in streets corners in third-world countries such as China, India, Pakistan and Nigeria, helping AdSense account owners to earn good amounts of money before their AdSense account is disabled, that is. The professional clickers will browse around your websites, clicking on the ads every few minutes. Because they use human eyes, they know which ads worth more. And to be more convincing they can click a link or two, or sign up free offers or newsletters on the advertiser sites. Google can trace the pattern of the click as well as the origin of click and it won't be long before Google spot the footprint of cheat.
6. Click Rings cheat
Similar to hiring pro clicker, you can use your network. Network is power. Instead of working alone and pay pro clicker to do the job, you can join hands with those with similar objectives and distribute AdSense clicks among themselves. This is the AdSense Click Rings. Joining this click ring network means that your website address will be made known to members, who will regularly browse the website and click on your AdSense ads. In exchange, you will also do the same (return favour). The medium of communication used varies. Some click rings group used chat room, mail-list, bulletin boards or private forum, Yahoo groups as well as Instant Messaging (like MSN or Yahoo Messenger). A bit more complicated is the specialised AdSense exchange software for collecting members website address or URL and displaying other's websites for clicking. That's mean the member surfing or browsing to fellow members website is automatic and member just execute the last job, of clicking the AdSense ads.
7. Newsletter, eBook, ToolBar, browser extension cheat
If you have thousands of email address, you can include AdSense ads in your newsletters and send the newsletters to the subscribers. It is possible that you can get thousands of clicks from one newsletters. You can also create (or hire someone) a free-ware like toolbars, FireFox extension, screensavers or eBooks with your AdSense ads and distribute it free. This is a quick ways to get click but illegal. Google AdSense ads is suppose to be installed on a website not on other media or medium. Those clicks from newsletters, eBooks, screensaver can easily be detected by Google.
8. Visitor cheat (with manipulative words)
Placing words like "Please visit my sponsors" or "Check out the these ads" on your website is cheating. Not an all-out cheating but Google AdSense program policies only allowed text such as "Advertisements" or "Sponsored List". Google discourage you from luring or requesting your visitor to click on the ads because that would not be natural.
9. Spam cheat
This is the highest level all click-frauds, the Maestro of Fraudsters. She spams millions of emails regularly, offering to “satisfy your inner needs if you can help me check on the links on my website”. Of course, email is not the only way. What IRC and instant messaging (IM) are for, after all. She will look for unsuspecting victims, offering something too-good-to-be-true “if only they will visit the website and click on the links”.
10. Click-through-rate cheat
Whichever method(s) above used, there is one limiting condition: the CTR(click-though-rate). Any CTR that exceeds certain percentage (probably around 10%) will raise red flag in Google AdSense back room. To lower the CTR, the professional cheaters will create some pages on the same domain that attracts very high traffic. Some interesting freebies will sure do the tricks. AdSense code is pasted there, thus creating a very high page impressions. Whether or not the the ads are clicked does not matter anyway, because they are targeting low paying keyword that does not have much competition. The fake clicks are, of course, on where the big money is, the low traffic pages stuffed with high-paying keywords.
Why Affiliate Marketing?
Well, simply because affiliate marketing is the easiest and probably the best way to earn profits online, unless otherwise you are a businessman and would rather sell your own products online than advertise other businessmanâ€™s products on your site. But even online retailers can benefit from affiliate marketing programs, because affiliate marketing actually works for merchants as well as it works for the affiliates.
Affiliate marketing, simply said, is a relationship or agreement made between two websites, with one site being the merchantâ€™s website and the other being the affiliateâ€™s site. In the relationship, the affiliate agrees to let the merchant advertise his products on the affiliateâ€™s site. The merchant, on the other hand, would agree to pay the affiliate in whatever method they have agreed into. This would generally mean easy income for the affiliate, as he would do nothing but place the retailerâ€™s ad on his site. This would also be very beneficial for the merchant, as getting affiliates to advertise their products would be a lot more affordable than hiring an advertising firm to promote their products.
There are a variety of methods on how the merchant would compensate the affiliate for his services, and for the webmaster, these methods simply translates to the method by which he would earn easy cash. Among the more common methods of compensation are the pay-per-click method, the pay-per-lead method, and the pay-per-sale method. The pay-per-click method is the method most preferred by affiliates, for their siteâ€™s visitor would only have to visit the advertiserâ€™s site for them to gain money. The other two methods, on the other hand, are better preferred by merchants, as they would only have to compensate you if your visitor becomes one of their registrants or if the visitor would actually buy their products.
Getting much profit on affiliate marketing programs, however, does not depend so much on the compensation method is it does on the traffic generated by your site. A website that can attract more visitors would generally have the greater chance of profiting in affiliate marketing programs.
What about Google Adsense?
Google Adsense is actually some sort of an affiliate marketing program. In Google Adsense, Google act as the intermediary between the affiliates and the merchants. The merchant, or the advertiser, would simply sign up with Google and provide the latter with text ads pertaining to their products. These ads, which is actually a link to the advertiserâ€™s website, would then appear on Google searches as well as on the websites owned by the affiliates, or by those webmasters who have signed up with the Google Adsense program.
While one can find a lot of similarities between Google Adsense and other affiliate marketing programs, you can also see a lot of differences. In Google Adsense, all the webmaster has to do is place a code on his website and Google takes care of the rest. The ads that Google would place on your site would generally be relevant to the content of your site. This would be advantageous both for you and for the advertiser, as the visitors of your site would more or less be actually interested with the products being advertised.
The Google Adsense program compensates the affiliate in a pay-per-click basis. The advertisers would pay Google a certain amount each time their ad on your site is clicked and Google would then forward this amount to you through checks, although only after Google have deducted their share of the amount. Google Adsense checks are usually delivered monthly. Also, the Google Adsense program provides webmasters with a tracking tool that allows you to monitor the earnings you actually get from a certain ad.
So, where do all of these lead us to?
Where else but to profits, profits and even more profits! Affiliate marketing programs and the Google Adsense program simply work, whether you are the merchant or the affiliate. For the merchantâ€™s side, a lot of money can be saved if advertising effort is concentrated on affiliate marketing rather than on dealing with advertising firms. For the webmaster, you can easily gain a lot of profits just by doing what you do best, and that is by creating websites. And if you combine all your profits from both the Google Adsense program and other affiliate marketing programs, it would surely convert to a large amount of cash.
Boost Adsense Income Tip 2 – Content ResearchPeople always say content is king. Content used to be king but now has become a pauper. Only by using unique content can you boost Adsense income significantly. In the past, duplicate content can still stick well in the search engines like glue. Nowadays, search engines spit them out of their index faster than they stick.Successful webmasters create unique content using a few methods. One way is by researching and writing which can be painful but rewarding. Another method is rewriting private label articles. This is faster but sufficient editing of at least 30 percent is required. The third is hiring ghostwriters to do the job. This is great if you already have an established website, deep pockets or the returns would be significantly higher.What about those article spinners or content rewriter that promises you unique content? Most article spinners merely perform keyword substitution and reorganize the paragraphs of scrapped articles from the internet. These are hardly unique in the eyes of search engines and in many instances, the content produced is incoherent. However, I have to admit that they can be useful reference if you intend to edit the spun content.Boost Adsense Income Tip 3 – Mass Producing WebsitesAdsense gurus make their fortune by owning multiple websites. It is true that Adsense is a numbers game. While several successful marketers profess that their Google Adsense income is built upon a few hugely popular websites, the rest win the game with sheer numbers. Not many people can build well-optimized sites that pull in thousands of visitors a day.The only chance for ordinary folks to dramatically boost Adsense income is to build dozens, hundreds or thousands of sites. I have known people including myself who have succeeded using mini-sites and blogs surrounding expensive, high-paying themes like debt and health. Set your mind to build 2 mini-sites (5 pages each) a week, and in one year, you have 100 sites earning good Google Adsense income for you. Even if one site earns you a dollar a day, it is a $3000 monthly income.That is really the truth to boost Adsense income. Dig deeper at my blog for more powerful tips and instant tools to boost Adsense revenue to another level beyond.This article may be freely reprinted or distributed in its entirety in any ezine, newsletter, blog or website. The name of the author, bio and website links must remain intact and be included with every reproduction.Author Resource:-> Davion has built multiple streams of income including Adsense. Discover secret techniques which he uncovered behind private forums of Adsense gurus to boost Adsense revenue quickly at his blog http://Boost-AdsenseRevenue.blogspot.com.
Next lets look at the individual engines,google takes the longest to rank for out of the top engines so I like to look very closely at MSN search because my experience tells me that even though they dont get anywhere the same amount of traffic I can rank higher and faster here.So my first port of call is to do keyword research specifically with MSN in mind.I use a few things here but by far the quickest way to do this is to use the free keyword reseach tool at digitalpoint.com .Here you can check keyword patterns and traffic patterns for your chosen keywords to see how many searches are undertaken in the major engines,and also to find spin off keywords you probably would'nt have considered previously. You can also check both Overture and Wordtrackers outcome against each other here to get a feel for how the traffic flows are going to be for a top rank with your chosen keyword.A rule of thumb I use for MSN is that the traffic for any keyword I search in digital points tool is divided by approx 3 to 4 to give me an idea of the traffic in MSN.So if my selected keyword had one thousand searches per day according to both Wordtracker and Overture then I can easily say a number 1 rank in MSN should provide about 300 searches. This doesnt mesn you will get 300 hits ,in fact you may only get about half the searchers hit your site through MSN or any search engines for that matter even if you rank # 1.So now I can confidently say a number one rank for that keyword will give me approx 150 hits or visitors per day. So now we have chosen a keyword that looks good whats next?Check out the competitors on MSN.Theres no point selecting words that you really will never rank for .Your competition pays big money to be at the top so unless you have the same budget stay away from that game.Those so called masters of the internet will squash you .My reccommendation is to rank for keywords that have less traffic and thats easier to get to #1,especially in MSN.So what am I looking for when it comes to my competitors ? well we all know that relevant ,theme related inbound, one way backlinks from authority sites are the easiest way to rank # 1 or at least top 10.In fact it doesnt take too many high quality inbound backlinks to rank for thousands upon thousands of keywords.So here is where the action begins,After you have uploaded your site and optimised the page with all the relevant html tags etc then gathering links to your page is the single most important task you can undertake to rank.I am not an authority on link gathering but here are a few ideas.Write high quality articles about your chosen topic or pay someone to write articles ,then submit them to the free article directories,here your article will be uptaken up by other webmasters and put on their site with your backlink on them, This can provide you many many 1 way backlinks very quickly for your page.Approach other webmasters in your chosen field and ask for link exchange (I personally dont do this as its tedious and outdated and honestly is very time consuming)Use social bookmark sites like del.ici.us to get your work or content out there and also to get you backlinks from your tags. The search engines love social bookmark sites,I use about 20-25 of them and they always provide good quality 1 way links,and often with very high google PR.Write a weblog or blog about your site and link to it then feed that blog using rss or other syndication methods.this can also provide 1 way links and fantastic results in the search engines.Buy backlinks. Yes buy them , a few high quality , related links with good Google Page Rank will help massively.These few ideas I use every day and many more to get traffic and beat the next guy in the engines, especially MSN.So there you have it a few small ideas to get you moving so go forth and make more money.So the only thing left to do after you have achieved a top rank for a number of keyword terms is to make money from them and here are my top few ideas for making money that I use all the time.1) Google adsense, Sign up free and place the ad code on your webpage and you will earn a share of each and every click visitors make from those ads.There are dozens of other places you can earn on a "pay per click " basis but Google stands out head and shoulders above the rest in my opinion.2) Affiliate marketing, If your site or webpage is about weight loss, then sign up free as an affiliate to any one of hundreds of sites that sell these type of products .Then place a link on your page which has your personal code embedded into it and if a person clicks on your link and decides to buy then you will get a share of that sale.Sometimes as high 60-70% of that sale.So there you have it,now go out there and make some money online, because if you dont I will do it for you.Author Resource:-> Calvin Leonard is works in the field of network marketing and internet marketing.His Main Business focus is to teach people how to Make Money Online through quality business.
Thursday, April 30, 2009
When targeting any niche or theme, the best keywords are not the obvious ones. This is because obvious keywords like ‘make money’ and ‘home business’ are bided to such skyrocket levels that it is almost impossible to profit at all. Instead, target long-tail keywords that attract low to moderate traffic. One thing to note is these traffic are often laser-targeted and likely to take action at your website.Increase Adsense Earnings Tip 4 – Use Call-to-Action WordsWords like ‘free’, ‘buy’, ‘tips’, ‘guide’, ‘tutorial’, ‘gift’, ‘how to’ etc are call to action words. They are best used in your advertisement title and text, campaign keywords and in your website content. The rationale behind this unfolds like this:Your visitor is looking to buy something, say a book on ‘how to increase Adsense earnings’ and your advertisement appears because of exact keyword matching. He/she sees your ad and it stands out due to the presence of the keyword in the title and text. Your visitor clicks your ad and find your content relevant to what he/she is searching for. Well, the Adsense ads dangling all over your website is matched with your content right? Guess what will they do? Click on the Adsense ads! Voila!These are just a handful of tricks gurus use to build their Adsense income empire. Drop by my Adsense blog if you cannot wait to increase Adsense earnings from this moment.
It can be shown that with all else being equal, the likelihood of a click conversion is proportional to the amount of exposure to a particular ad block. Ensure that your navigation is easy to understand and that the user will intuitively know where to click to get to where he wants. So the webmaster's game plan is to enable visitors on his site to navigate to the links which webmaster wants the visitor to click on, and not the other way around.There are many individuals who have created a lot of money and know the ins and outs so most of them have many tips that can be followed to help get into this type of work. Many other people are now putting the code onto their own sites which can help them to pay for hosting and domain renewal costs. Signing up for an Adsense account and copy-pasting some codes into your website's HTML code is all that is needed to start serving Google Adsense ads and make some money.Signup is free and all you have to do is put the ads on your site. Many internet webmasters who use Adsense do not believe in free information they feel it has no real value. These webmaster are wrong, many Google Adsense affiliates, have increased their revenue by having free content and giving to everyone for free, so this is a debate that will go for a long time.Author Resource:-> David Marc Fishman created Linknetics, ezine and a link directory. He offers free membership to create one way links