How To Monetize Your Website with Google AdSense

Google AdSense is one of the most popular methods for monetizing websites, and despite what you may have heard, it can still be an excellent way to support your content production efforts. In order to get the best results, it’s important to try different advertisement strategies. In this article, I will give you an introduction to AdSense and show you how to get the most out of this ad service.

These recommendations are based on my own experience with multiple websites.

About Google AdSense

The AdSense concept is based on the idea of showing advertisements which fit the content of your website as much as possible. For example, if your website is about shoes, you are likely to see shoe-related ads. The AdSense service examines your page content to find out which ads fit the interest of your readers best. The better your site and advertisements match, the better the results will be.

Ad Formats

AdSense offers multiple ad formats from which website publishers can choose. There is a large range of widely used ad formats, such as skyscrapers, leaderboards and rectangles. These banner formats feature both text ads and graphical ads. You can adjust the font and colors of text ads so they match your website design or to make them stand out more. Graphical ads can be static images, Flash animated banners or modern HTML5 animated banners.
Of course you can select mobile banners too. This banner type is designed for display on smaller screens of mobile devices, such as smartphones. If you have a responsive website and would like to make your banners responsive as well, you can choose responsive ads. AdSense will look at the available space within your website layout and automatically display the best banner size. Other than that, AdSense gives you the option to use link units. This banner type is based on text links and its font and colors can be adjusted as well.

Applying for Google AdSense

In order to display Google AdSense banners on your website, you need to apply for the AdSense program first, which can be done through the AdSense website . The review process takes a couple of days. Google will evaluate your website to see whether it complies with the program policies and whether they will allow you as a new AdSense publisher. Please consult the Google AdSense website to learn more about the rules and the registration procedure.

Let’s Get Started

As soon as you are enrolled in the program, you can start publishing AdSense ads on your website(s). Using the AdSense administration panel, you can create a new ad. First, enter a name, for example your site name and the ad size (a good idea if you publish multiple sites so it’s easier to identify your ads). Then select the ad size, the ad type (text and/or graphical ads) and adjust the font and color scheme if applicable. For analytics purposes, you can create channels and assign ads to them.
You can also determine what you want AdSense to do in case no banners are available, for example showing a blank space, a solid color or a custom backup ad. For almost any website Google has a lot of ads available, so in most cases you won’t see these banner placeholders. After that step the HTML code you need to run ads on your website is displayed. Copy the code and paste it in the appropriate place within your website template.

Ad Statistics

Google AdSense offers extensive statistics on the usage of the advertisements on your website. You can see the number of ad views and ad clicks, for example. Depending on the type of ad, AdSense pays you for either ad impressions (CPI) or ad clicks (CPC). In the next part of this article I will provide you with tips on how to optimize the number of impressions and clicks.

How to Get the Most out of AdSense

One of the most important things when publishing AdSense ads is to use an acceptable number of ads. Google allows up to three banners and three link units on each page. In my opinion, the number of banners you should publish depends on the amount of content on your page. For example, if your webpage includes a lot of content (comparable to a page from a printed newspaper) it’s no problem to display the maximum amount of banners, especially when they are integrated well into the page content. After all, you don’t want to lose visitors due to aggressive ad placements – for example, if the user has to scroll past a couple of banners to reach the ‘real’ content of the webpage.
While it may be tempting to maximize your ad performance, it’s important to consider the user experience too. Users visit your website because they are interested in your content, but at the same time you would like to receive the most revenue from those visits. The key to success is to place ads on places where users spend the most time during their visit: next to or within your main content and near the navigation parts. Important locations are for example the main menu and the spot at the end of your page content. By doing so you can give your visitors what they want while also getting what you want.
Banner placement shouldn’t be an afterthought. I recommend thinking about banner placement when designing your website layout. In general, these are the best performing ad formats, sorted by proportion:
Banner type Banner size(s)
Leaderboards 728×90 and 970×90
Rectangle banners 250×250, 300×250 and 336×280
Skyscrapers 120×600, 160×600 and 300×600
Horizontal link units 728×15 and 468×15
Vertical link units 160×90, 180×90 and 200×90

Example of Ads On a Typical Content Page

A typical content site consists of a header featuring a logo, a main navigation menu, a content article, and a page footer. In the image below you can see a couple of ad placements that I would suggest in such cases. Which banner size you choose depends on the available space within your website layout.

Site Header

Don’t display a banner as the first element on your webpage. It’s better to display your site header first, for example a logo, a search box and the main menu. If you display a banner as the first element, users will ignore that banner and scroll down automatically.
Because the main menu is a very important way to interact with your site, your visitors will use it frequently. As that part of your site receives so much attention, it’s a good idea to display an AdSense banner next to it, for example below the main menu to keep your website header neat and tidy.
On some websites it’s profitable to display a horizontal AdSense link unit below the main menu. Link units consist of text links that fit the look and feel of your main menu, which is frequently a horizontal link list as well. You will receive the best results by adjusting the colors of the link unit so they match your website layout.
The space below your horizontal main menu is also a great spot to display a leaderboard banner. This banner will be viewed above the main content of your webpage, so in most cases it will be visible without scrolling (visible above the fold). The user will notice the banner when he scans the webpage to see where the main content starts. When he starts to look at the main content, the leaderboard banner will be within eyesight.

Content Area

Rectangle banners such as the 250×250, 300×250 and 336×280 are also strong performers. Thanks to their size they can be integrated within your webpage content, for example aligned to the upper right corner of your article.
On my own websites, I learned that the link unit could be profitable if placed well. As this banner type looks like it is part of the webpage, it can give great results, for example when displaying a link unit at the end of an article. When a user finishes reading an article they enjoyed, it’s likely they will click on one of the links in the link unit to learn more about the same topic. Pay attention to making it seamless, but don’t try to fool the user into thinking the links are a part of the actual website – not only will Google ban you if they look at your page, it doesn’t make for a good experience for your readers and they’ll stop coming back. If your article has a white background, it works well to give the link unit a white border and white background so it blends well in your site layout. Besides that, you can choose from a couple of fonts so the AdSense banners have the same look and feel as your website. This layout strategy applies to other banner sizes as well.

Column Next to Content Area

Most websites have a smaller column to the left or right, featuring an overview of the latest or most popular articles, additional content or other messages. Such columns, which are positioned next to the main content, are a great spot for displaying ads, for example vertically oriented banners such as the 120×600, 160×600 and 300×600 skyscrapers.

Show Smaller Banners in Ad Spaces

I recommend allowing Google AdSense to display smaller banners in ad spaces that are actually meant for larger banners. For example, the 336 x 280 ad space can display a 300 x 250 banner as well. The same applies to the 970 x 90 ad space: it can show a 728 x 90 banner without problems. In such cases the smaller banners will be displayed in the center of the ad space so that everything still looks good. By enabling this option you receive banners from a bigger banner pool, meaning higher revenue.

Mobile Banner in Mobile Version

As more and more people visit websites using their smartphone, it’s a good idea to display the AdSense mobile banner in the mobile version of your website, for example beneath the mobile navigation menu.

Page-level Ads

In April 2016, Google introduced AdSense’s next generation ads called ‘page-level ads’. These ads are specifically designed for use on mobile websites and show ads automatically in the right format and at the right time. Page-level ads are only shown when they are most valuable; Google determines this for your visitor automatically.
Page-level ads are available as anchor/overlay ads (fixed horizontal banners at the bottom of the screen) and vignette ads (full screen banners). You only have to include a piece of code in the pages where you would like these ads to appear. Page-level ads don’t count towards the page ad limit. If your website has a mobile version, I recommend to use at least the anchor/overlay ad and to try the performance of vignette ads.

Show Both Text and Graphical Ads

Be sure to opt-in for displaying both text and graphical ads when creating new AdSense banners. By doing so, you increase the available ad inventory. Most text ads are CPC based (paid on a cost-per-click basis) and most graphical ads are CPM (paid on cost-per-impression). AdSense has an advanced system that determines which ads will give you the highest earnings and by enabling both text and image ads, you will receive the best results.

Gambling Related Ads

By default gambling related ads are turned off by Google AdSense. If your website is targeted at adults, you can change this setting so gambling ads may appear in your site. This can be profitable for certain types of website, and you will have to make that determination yourself. Log into your AdSense account, go to ‘Allow & block ads’, choose your site in the list to the left and click on the tab ‘Sensitive categories’. At the bottom of that page, you can allow gambling related ads.

Interesting Keywords in the First Paragraphs

It’s important to include interesting keywords in the first paragraphs of your webpage content. When the webpage loads and the AdSense banners are requested, Google scans your webpage and determines which ads fit your content best. Google thinks the first paragraphs on your webpage are the most important and that’s why the ads will be based on the keywords in those paragraphs as much as possible. When you are set up to receive banners that fit your content and target audience as well as possible, you increase your revenue while delivering more value to readers.

Load the AdSense Banner with the Highest CTR First

Let’s say you have three AdSense banners on your webpage. Using AdSense, you can see which of those banners has the highest click-through-rate (CTR). It’s a good idea to load the banner with the highest CTR first. The best performing banner should come first in the HTML structure of your page, even if it’s displayed in the middle or at the bottom of the page. The reason behind this? When a page is loaded and the AdSense banners are requested, AdSense fills the first banner with the highest paying ads.

Experiment and Experiment

As all websites are different, it’s important to figure out which ad strategy works best in your case. I recommend trying different banner formats, ad placements, fonts and colors. Even small changes such as color adjustments can make a big difference in how a banner performs. AdSense helps you do these kind of experiments. Log in with your AdSense account and go to My ads > Content > Experiments for more information.

More on AdSense

If you want to read more about Google AdSense and how to optimize your website revenue, I suggest you check out the official Google AdSense blog called Inside AdSense . On the official Google AdSense YouTube channel you’ll also find videos with interesting optimization tips.

Conclusion

Google AdSense is still a great way to monetize websites. AdSense provides a wide range of banner formats from which webmasters can choose. It’s important to integrate AdSense banners into your website layout as seamlessly as possible; ad placement shouldn’t be an afterthought when designing commercial websites. The key to success is to place ads in the places where users spend the most time during their visit: next to or within your main content and near the navigation areas.
Be sure to experiment a lot to find out which ad strategy works best in your case.

5 Ways to Increase Your Adsense CTR and CPC

The biggest mistake I see with people who use Adsense as their monetization strategy is that they forget that Adsense is a CPC-based network. You get paid per click, not per print.

Yet, again and again, I see people do not have their ads on their sites to maximize their income potential.

Forget the traffic for now. I will show you how you can close to double your revenue from your existing traffic with some optimization tips that I have picked up over the years.

1. Use all your ad units and make them big

Simple startup.

Use all your ad units. In addition to increasing your chances of a click, this increases the ad space on your site advertisers can bid on and gives you a better overall RPM. You are allowed to use 3 ad units and 3 link units for each page of your site. Although I do not normally use link units at all, I use 3 ad units regardless of the content of my content.

Forget all the other size options that Adsense gives you. Bigger is better. Forget trying to mix it in your content, just make them visible so that people can not miss it. I made thorough test colors and came to a conclusion: the mix is ​​not always the answer. As long as people can see them, they will click on them if that is something they are interested in.

2. Place at least 2 ads in the article content

I know, it’s ugly to have mixed ads in your content, but that’s where your ads can get the most exposure. I like to place at least 2 ad units in the content itself: 1 at the top and 1 at the bottom.

What works best for me is to put the first ad just below the first paragraph, and the second just after the content.

3. Use red instead of blue.

For the longest period, I had the same color scheme to my site: black text and blue links. It worked.

But I noticed that the use of red links throughout my site instead of blue worked so much better. Maybe it has something to do with people’s natural blindness to blue link ads, but red far surpasses blue.

Try to make all the links on your site red, then use the same red color for your Adsense ads. Do not use a bright red, but more of a brown color so your site does not look like it was built in 1999.

4. Use a scrollable ad unit

Google does list this as unauthorized in their policies. However, I have been using it for years and I even had a manual review on my site. Use this at your own risk. This may be case by case. If they see that you are using it to manipulate clicks, you are putting your account at risk.

Ever visit a website and see the ad track you on the page you have scrolled down? The implementation in my websites has greatly improved my CTR and my overall RPM.

Even if you get permission to use it, it’s only against strategy if you place it on your content. For example, if you had an ad unit above your job title and covered your content as you scrolled, that would be against the rules.

If you have it in the sidebar, away from any content on the site, you are allowed to use the feature.

For this, I like to use the Q2W3 plugin, which is free for WordPress users. Just activate the plugin, and you’ll see an option in your widgets to make them sticky.

Ads on the sidebar are really interesting for Adsense. But with this scrolling plugin, I have improved my CTR sidebar by more than 150%.

The best ad block for this? The giant 300 x 600 large skyscraper ads.

5. Use an ad based on text and image

With Adsense, you are allowed to choose whether your ad unit is based on an image or text. If you’re not really in love with an ad type, try using Text & Image.

Using text and image options allows more advertisers to bid (text ad offerings and image ad bids) and increases your overall cost per click.

Do not expect to see an instant CPC jump. In my experience, it’s not a huge increase, but over time it pays more per click than a single text ad or a single image.

 

Conclusion

There are many things you can do to increase Adsense income off of your existing traffic.

While many things with Adsense are out of your control, you can use these optimization tips to experiment with your own site.

AdNow Review: New Way to Monetize Your Website and Get Exposure

Earning from your Website is everyone’s dream, but considering the hardship you experience while getting a good enough ad-network and then getting accepted over there is a real problem isn’t it?
Now when I say a “Good Ad-network”, there are certain metrics you might be thinking of, at least I do:-
  • Easy Acceptance
  • Good CTR rates.
  • Good CPM Rates.
  • Low Withdrawal Threshold
Right? Well if you agree then you’ll definitely want to continue reading this AdNow Review.
Nope I’m no way saying AdNow is the best Ad-network out there or that you need to go and signup with them right now. That would sound so damn promotional, right? Although yeah I do agree I’m promoting AdNow here but not because they look good or they bought me a coffee, but because they’re worth it.
That’s the reason I’m scribbling this AdNow review down, you can just go through it, check what they offer and then decide if you want to start making money with them or not.

What is AdNow?

AdNow as the name suggests is an Ad network. Meant both for Advertisers as well as Publishers. Advertisers can use it to gain exposure to their websites/products/apps, while Publishers can use it to publish ads and make money from their websites and apps.
It’s a platform that was started back in 2014, so no it’s not the “new player in town”. Instead I’m writing this AdNow Review because I stumbled upon the platform just 3 weeks back and I’m already in love with it.

Centered Around Native Ads:-

AdNow is an Ad-network centered and focused with Native Ads, the biggest trend in advertising. Do you really think people click on those sidebar banner ads these days with completely unrelated or “click me’ kinda ads?
The answer lies in asking yourselves when was the last time you clicked on one of those ads? I bet “never’ would be a good guess.
Native ads are what’s taking over the industry. These are ads which can be called the “digital chameleon”. Because they disguise themselves as your website’s native content and hence have an explosive CTR rate.
They do not even look like ads. They might be small widgets giving people a “read more” section or maybe “related products’. The point is they blend in with your website’s content and feel like they are just another piece of content on the website.
And that’s what AdNow is an expert on.

AdNow Review:-Detailed Insight

So by now you know it’s an Ad-Network focused on Native ads. But an AdNow Review means my experiences, its features and a complete walk-through, right? Yeah I’ll get you just that.
Fact:- AdNow servers over 4.2Billion Impressions/month!
Fact:-It has over 900Million monthly users!
Fact:-It’s powering over 190,000 websites worldwide!
So now you know this AdNow review isn’t focused around a tool that was born yesterday but instead something that’s already established, and hence it won’t be a waste of your time.

Startup-Friendly:-

The first point I’m sure you’ll love about AdNow is that it’s not consumed with the “ego problem” most other major Ad networks are guilty of the ego which prevents them from accepting any website below a certain amount of monthly traffic.
AdNow is a startup friendly platform and your website will be accepted even if it’s a new website without a lot of traffic, just if it’s professional, has good content and future potential.

No-Conflict Codes:-

Most major Ad-networks including AdSense don’t let you place or use any other Ad-network alongside their own. So even if the CTR and CPM rates of your Ad-network aren’t good enough you have to put up with them.
Well with AdNow there’s no such condition, you can use its widget codes even if you’re using some other kind of ad-network without any problem.

Ad-Types/Formats:-

You get to choose from quite a number of ad-formats including:-
  • Sidebars
  • In-content
  • End-Content etc.
Because AdNow has been in the industry for quite some time now, hence they know that one ad-format might work for one site while it might be totally useless for the other; hence you get to choose which one you want to go with.

Widget Customization:-

You get to customize your ad-widget just about as extensively as you can imagine. You can choose the types of ads to show, the text, the elements in the widget and what not.
So yeah you get full control with the platform.

Multi-Language Support:-

AdSense despite being one of the top Ad-networks on the planet is highly language sensitive isn’t it? You have this barrier to mostly go with English language sites, or even when other language sites are allowed you don’t get access to the whole ads database right? Some select ads only are shown on.
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This isn’t the case with AdNow. They support almost all the major languages on the planet without any problem so even if your website doesn’t have English as it’s primary language it’s not a problem.
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Payment Terms:-

This matters, a lot right? And this is one of the prime reasons why I’m writing this AdNow review. For the simple fact, the payment terms were more than agreeable.
First of all, they’ve a minimum threshold of $20! That’s like super-achievable with their CPM rates. If that’s not enough, they also have a Net-7 payment system. Means they pay every 7 days, every week yeah!
So meaning if you join today, you can be cashing out in the next 7 days!
And as far as Withdrawing the money is concerned, I’d say they support two of the most convenient payment receiving methods:-
  • Paypal
  • Wire-transfer.
Now I agree that’s not a “lot” of options, but these options are enough! Having 10 complicated options isn’t a good idea when you can have just two, and both of which super-convenient right?
Not to mention their good enough, acceptable CTR rates of around 1% which makes achieving these numbers super easy.
The screenshot below shows it does make money. 
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Types (Quality) of Ads:-

All ads which popup on your sites are moderated by real human moderators before being accepted, so you can be sure that there won’t be any kind of Porn, Gambling or illegal/illicit kind of ads involved.

Final Verdict:-

So yeah that just about sums up this AdNow review folks, now hey I get it this being an AdNow review you might not believe every word I say, cause hey this might just as well be a sponsored post for all you know, right?
So I’d say a much better bet for you would be to just go at http://adnow.com/publishers and try out AdNow Publisher for yourselves, even if the other Ad networks weren’t as friendly, I assure you the reception you’d get from AdNow would be totally different.

Best Paying Google AdSense Alternatives

Everybody familiar with the fact that Google AdSense is highest paying online advertising network from the day it begins. There is no any best CPC advertising network which pays more than AdSense to the publishers. But yes, there are some Google AdSense alternatives which offers handsome amount of money. And I have prepared the list of top 10 best paying Google AdSense alternatives in 2016.  If you are unable to get AdSense approval for your blog, don’t need to worry. You can use these alternatives of AdSense for making money online.

Top 10 Best Paying Google AdSense Alternatives in 2016

1. RevenueHits
When we talk about top alternatives of Google Adsense, one of the names that rise in our mind is RevenueHits. RevenueHits offer decent CPM Rates, especially if you have good amount of traffic from US and UK. RevenueHits have many customization options, publishers can certainly earn a good amount of money via RevenueHits advertisements. Because you can easily customize ads with your blog theme color and design to enhance your earnings. It is the best and high paying Google AdSense alternatives in 2016.
2. Media.Net Contextual And Display Ads
Media.net is the best paying alternative of Google AdSense in terms of ad types. It is a contextual ad network by Yahoo! and Bing, as well as it offers high-paying ads. Besides the ad also are similar to Google Adsense. So if you have a quality blog and getting good amount of traffic each day, you can earn handsome amount of money.
3. Qadabra
Qadabra is one of the best paying Google Adsense alternatives. Unlike Adsense, Qadabra needs no wait time to be approval. You just need to Sign up, get the code and put in your blog or website and start making money with it. With Qadabra, your ads appear immediately. The ads are nice, and they also give rich media including an option for popups.
Qadabra supports international traffic with great fill rates as well as you can get paid for the every first dollar you make which is the best thing. It is great community to be a part of, as their support team is all the time there with tips on how to earn handsome amount of money from your blog.
4. Kontera
The Next Advertising Company in this list of best paying Google Adsense alternatives is Kontera which offers quality In- Text and In-Line advertisements. Kontera have approx 15000 quality publishers showing ads on their blogs / websites provided by a huge base of advertisers. They mostly give CPM Based adverts, but sometimes CPC (Cost Per Click) is also available. Therefore, Publishers get maximum opportunity to monetize their blogs and earn good amount of money. And also, they offered simple widgets for all major blogging platforms to make ad code installation easier. With these quality services, you can say that Kontera a very good Google Adsense alternative.
5. Direct Advertising
One of the best and high paying AdSense alternatives to monetize your blog is Direct Advertising. Most affiliate marketers who are making good amount of money from their blogs mostly depend upon direct advertising to boost their monthly income. If you have the good amount of traffic on your blog as well as getting a good reputation online for your blog, so you can get a lot of advertisers related to your niche. It is almost similar to Google Adsense, but they give you higher profits in every single regard. They help you get more average value per visitor where as AdSense offers little income. Direct advertising can be a successful way to making good money from your blog. For getting direct advertisers proposal, you need to create an advertising page on your blog. You have to share website traffic details, advertising options with prices and method of payment on the advertising page. You can make money banner ads, selling text ads, and through paid reviews, etc. on your blog.
6. Chitika
Chitika is like to Google Adsense where you will get paid on CPC, I mean cost per click basis. Chitika only shows relevant ads to related  your blog / website content. You can customize their ads as per your preference to get maximum clicks on their ads while working as a publisher with them. You can safely run Chitika ads along with Google Adsense ads on your blog / website. They make payments through Check and Paypal. Minimum payout in case of Check is $50 and for Paypal, minimum payout is $10. They have also an affiliate program that publishers can use to earn some extra money while referring new members to their network.
7. Amazon Affiliates
Amazon affiliate program is one of the best ways to make money online just from home. Now days there are many bloggers making money from Amazon affiliate program. You get commission on every product sold out through your referral. It also offers attractive ads to its associates. You can monetize your blog through Amazon ads and can earn money for each selling. it is one of the best paying Google AdSense alternatives in 2016.
8. Bidvertiser
Bidvertiser is another great alternative to Google Adsense in PPC (Pay Per Click) category working since 2003.
They have many types of Ad units available to help you monetize every section of your website / blog and boost your revenue. They also provide a toolbar which helps you boost your earnings.
9. Adversal
Adversal is another Advertising network providing quality advertisements. They offer good CPM rates to publishers all around the world, but if your blog or website having good traffic from US, UK and Canada, and then you can earn handsome amount of money. Also, the Ads quality is excellent, you can compare their adverts to Google Adsense Ads. They provide all types of ad units, including Sky Scraper, Banner, Pop Under etc. That’s why, you can easily monetize your blog according to your requirements. Adversal is one of the best paying Google Adsense Alternativs.
10. Clicksor
Clicksor is an in-text advertising network like InfoLinks. They send payments every 15 days with a minimum payout of $50. Its publisher can receive payments   via Check, Paypal and Wire Transfer. You need to get at least 50,000 monthly impressions on your blog to start making money from this best paying Google AdSense alternatives source.

Google AdSense – Best Way to Make Money Online

When we think to earn money online, first name that comes in our thought is Google AdSense but how can we make money from Google AdSense. This is the big question crop up in many webmaster’s mind . So I am writing this article for newbies who are damn serious about making money with Google Adsense. Now a days so many webmasters are earning whereas many others are dreaming to make money from Adsense and that’s why you are also here. There isn’t any need to emphasize the fact that how much Google AdSense is essential to a new upcoming blogger as well. Therefore I have decided to offer you a best solution. In this article I will tell you from the basic of AdSense so that you will learn each and every steps to make money from Google AdSense.

What is Google Adsense?


Google Adsense is biggest online advertising network which compensate on the basis of CPC scheme. It pay very high to its publishers as match up to other online advertising programs. That’s why today Adsense is first choice of every blogger. It is the best way to get started because it is free to join and all the help from the Google. But to Make money from Google Adsense you should have a website or a blog whether it is Google hosted or non hosted doesn’t matter. But that site must fulfil the Adsense terms & policies in order to get easy AdSense approval.

How does Google AdSense Pay or Work?

Google AdSense pay for every legitimate click take place on your blog’s AdSense ad. The amount of clicks relies on its CPC rate. AdSense pay you once in a month and threshold or minimum paying amount is $100. Once you complete this number, you get your income by EFT Transfer, Check or Western Union Quick Cash depending on your country. Thess are the all payment methods of Google AdSense which apply in respect of countries. Now let’s come onto main point how you can earn money from Google AdSense.

How to Make Money from Google AdSense

Step 1: Setting Up a Website or a Blog
It means make your blog AdSense ready before apply for AdSense. The very first requirement to make money from Google AdSense is to having a site which should be AdSense ready which help you to get easy AdSense approval.
What do you want a free blog or a full blown website?
My answer is something in between neither a free blog nor a full-fledged website.
You can start with a light weight WordPress blog that is good enough to monetize with AdSense.
First you have to book a domain name with a domain registrar like GoDaddy, NameCheap etc. and then pay for hosting your website.
It does not cost you more than $30-$40 for 1 year domain & hosting if you go for the most basic plans & use discount coupon codes available on many coupon sites.
While buying a domain name keep in mind that the name must reflect the niche of your website. And you need to try to choose a keyword rich quality domain name that will also help you for better ranking in Google.
Suppose your website is about Technology or Fashion then choose a name close to the topic of your website.
Setting up and running your website won’t be that difficult.
Step 2: Choosing a Right Niche
You are not going to succeed if you don’t know what you are talking about. Visitors want to know why you created your website. What is the purpose?. Most of the bloggers fail because the audience fails to relate to their website. Objectivity is the key to success. Your niche can’t be vague. It has to be focused and objective.
This helps readers and Google to understand the purpose of your website. If your website isn’t objective and talks about unclear topics then it is more likely to fail.
Besides one of the most important factor that give you high CPC rate from AdSense is your blog’s niche. If you are running low CPC niche blog, you will unable to maximize AdSense power. Therefore you need to go with some top high paying niche in AdSense to create more dollars $.
Step 3: Creating Great Content Daily
Now you have decided your niche, it is time to create unique and valuable content. Those days are gone when bloggers used to write anything and it passed as a good content.
Now Google as well as readers have become more aware and demanding. You just can’t rewrite an article and call it a good content.
You have to do a lot research and come up with something new each time you write an article.
Your content has to be better than your competitors otherwise readers won’t read. In fact Google would not rank your website in its search engine.
So focus on content before you think of making money with Adsense.
Step 4: First Foucs on Organic Traffic
As I said earlier competition is very tough, millions of bloggers are competing for the same spot. Just writing great content is not enough.
How great your content is, it does not matter if don’t get visitors to read it. You need to write SEO optimized articles so that you will get more organic traffic. You can do it by learning SEO & content marketing .
If you can’t do proper SEO then there is little chance you can succeed. Google has to choose from billions of pages in order to rank a website on first page of the search result.
If you don’t implement proper SEO techniques then your website is never going to rank on the search engine which means zero traffic.
You must also focus on social sites like Facebook, Twitter and Google+ etc. which can send you a good amount of traffic on regular basis.
Step 5: Submitting for Adsense Account Approval
Once you are through from Step 1 to Step 4 it is time to submit your website to Google and wait for the account approval.
If you have followed the steps honestly then it is not going to be difficult to get an approval.
However if your site isn’t receiving any traffic then Google is not going to accept your application.
From past few years Google has become very stringent when it comes to approving Adsense account.
You will not get approved from AdSense by just having a website up and running. You need to work for 4 to 5 months (minimum) and then you can send the website for approval.
To avoid rejection follow step 1 through step 4 whole heartedly.
Step 6: Creating and Placing Ads
Congratulations! You have being accepted for the Adsense account.
Now you got to get down and start creating ads. It won’t be difficult creating ads because Google does everything. It just takes few minute to create an Adsense ad.
You just have to follow the instructions and create ads. Once you have created few ads you need to place them on your blog.
Visitors will come to your site for the content and click on the Adsense ads. Make sure you are going with best AdSense Ads placement &  sizes in order to get more clicks.
Step 7: Bringing Quality Traffic and Optimize Ads
Your income would depend upon the quality of the traffic you receive.
Visitors coming on to your site must stay there for few minutes, they shouldn’t bounce to other websites in a matter few seconds.
The CPC would depend upon how long visitors are staying on your website. Higher the Staying Time higher the CPC.
Similarly you have to optimize AdSense perfectly for getting more value. What kind of ads to select, image or text, rectangle or leader board, where to place these ads. Monetizing will help you to earn extra income.
Step 8: Focusing on Both Content and SEO
You need to keep in mind, if you want to succeed in blogging then you have to focus on both content and SEO (Search Engine Optimization) simultaneously.
There are bloggers who create good content but have no idea about SEO. Similarly others know everything about SEO but can’t create good content.
Blogging is a perfect balance between good content and modest SEO.
Your Adsense revenue would depend upon how much traffic you are being able to bring on to your website.
And for traffic you need both good content as well as SEO.
Finally I will conclude by saying making money with AdSense isn’t easy as well as not much tough, you have to work for at least 6 to 8 months before you start generating some revenue.