How to Use Google AdSense on Your Website

You already have a website that has good content on it. You might not be interested in joining a bunch of affiliate programs and having to keep up with all the affiliate networks. But you want to offer your visitors products and services that are related to your web content. You might not be expecting to make a whole lot of money but instead you are looking out for your web visitors.

Start with loading your website with good SEO keyword optimized content. It just means making sure that the search engines can understand what your page is about by properly identifying information. For AdSense to work you have to have people coming to your site.

Signing up with Google AdSense only takes a few minutes. You just enter some basic information about yourself and your website and if everything checks out you get into the AdSense program. Getting into the program is only the beginning. Once you are in you have to learn how to use the system. You log into the site and have to start creating the ads that will appear on your website. First take a look at your website and start identifying places on your site that might be a good place for an ad. Make a note of the colors that you are using because you are going to use these colors later when you are making your ads.

Select the type of ad that you want to run

You can choose between graphic and text ads for your website. So if you have a color scheme then use it in creating your text link ads. You can customize the color and size of the title, background, and url of the ad. Once you come up with a good looking ad you can name it and create it. This is a key step because you will want to know which ads are being seen by your web visitors. Instead of using a generic name for the link make sure to be descriptive so you will know where it traffic is coming from. So instead of naming an ad ad1 call it blackfridaysidebar. This way when you log in to your account you can know which ad and site is generating traffic. You can have multiple ads on a page so it also helps to identify which particular ad is getting traffic.

Before making changes

Before you start adding any code to your site. You should make sure to backup the website. If you make changes to the site and it doesn’t work correctly or you delete some html it could cause you website to not appear correctly. Save a copy of the pages that you are going to update. Just in case you have to restore the page to its working condition.

Placement of text links and banners

Where are you going to put them? Here are just a few places that you can put them. You can place them in the sidebar. You can put them in the footer or you can put them above the header at the top of the page. Some people like to put the ads in close to the content. You will have to try out ad placements and find what works best for your website. You are not trying to trick your web visitors into clicking on ads. You just want to make your website and the ads blend well.

Testing your website

After you have created the links and copied and pasted them into your site then its time to test your site to make sure that links and banners are showing up correctly. After a few minutes of loading your site you should go back to your site and see if the ads are appearing. When you see them on your site you are done. If you see an error message then go back to your code and check to make sure you copied all the ad code.

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