Do you want to make money with Adsense? If Yes, then this guide is for you. Adsense doesn’t need the introduction of bloggers.
For many bloggers and webmasters, Adsense is the primary source of income. In fact, they are earning a huge amount from Google’s advertising program.
Beginners always find Adsense as the synonym for a Blog’s earning. Everyone who is passionate about blogging can earn from Google Adsense.
But before it, you should know everything about the Adsense program.
In this guide, you will learn everything about How to make money blogging from Adsense? If you already running a blog and want to monetize the blog then make sure you read this whole guide.
Beginners Guide To Adsense
If you are a newbie then first you should know what exactly is Google Adsense.
What Is Google Adsense
Google Adsense is a program run by Google that allows approved publishers to run automatic text, image, video, or interactive media advertisements on their websites. The publish earn revenue when visitors click on the ads on his/her blog. Revenue generation is based on the per-click and per-impression basis.
A large part of Google’s income is generated by its Ad network.
Webmaster or blogger who has a blog or site with good traffic can earn from Adsense without much effort. These ads contain images, videos, text and interactive media.
How Adsense Works
If you have a business looking to promote a product like “Laptop”, what you will do? You can promote that Laptop by giving advertisements in newspapers, magazine, and Television. This is the traditional way of the market any product.
But today’s internet allows us to advertise our product and service on the internet. In the age of the internet, most of us prefer to buy products online. So online advertisements are the best option.
So what you will do to promote your products online? Google provides advertisers an excellent service to show their ads on the internet. This online advertisement service for advertisers is called “Google Adwords”.
Adwords allows advertisers to advertise their products & services in Google search engine and publishers websites. Where Adsense allows publishers to display ads on their website and earn money.
Even mobile ads can display these Google ads. Adsense works on the basis of Cost Per Click (CPC) and Cost Per Thousand Impressions (CPM).
All you need is to Create an Adsense account > Put Ad Units on your blog > Setup payment info.
These steps will be explained ahead in more detail.
There is some term related to Adsense which will be helpful while analyzing and interpreting the Adsense earning report. Below is the term you should know to get more out of Google’s advertising network.
- CPC (Cost Per Click)
CPC is the highly used Adsense term. It stands for Cost Per Click. CPC is the amount you earn whenever a visitors clicks on your ad. Advertisers and the niche of the blog have a big impact on the CPC of an ad.
For CPC ads, Google takes the 68 percent of the cost of the click. Remaining 32 percent will be paid to ad publisher.
- CPM(Cost Per Thousand Impressions)
If CPM ads are running on your site, you will be paid on the basis of Cost Per Thousand Impressions. Whenever a CPM ad display on the site, you will get paid accordingly.
- Page RPM
Page RPM is Page Revenue Per Thousand Impression. It is calculated by dividing your estimated earnings by the number of page views you received, then multiplying by 1000.
- CTR (Click-through Rate)
CTR is an important Adsense term. It is the percentage of impressions that result in a click.
- Impression RPM
It is the average earnings per thousand impressions.
- Estimated Earnings
Estimated Earnings is an estimate of revenue generated for a given period. Most of the time estimated earnings are greater than Finalized earnings. Any revenue generated from any invalid click will get deducted from estimated earnings.
- Finalized Earnings
It is the final amount in the Adsense account for a given period. In fact, it is the amount of publisher’s Adsense account that will be getting paid. Google validate all the clicks and adjust the estimated earnings against any invalid clicks.
For example; $500 is the estimated earnings for a given period January 2018. Google finds the revenue from invalid traffic is $8. After it, your finalized earning will be $500 – $8 which is $492. It will get paid to you finally.
Publishers are the owner of blogs and websites on which Google Adsense advertisements will be displayed.
Advertisers are those persons who pay money to Google to get their advertisements displayed on publisher’s website/blog.
High-Paying Adsense Niches
If you are about to start a blog and wants to monetize it mainly with Adsense then you should choose the blog’ niche carefully.
Although it is highly recommended to start the blog on the topic which you are passionate about. But there is some niche which gives maximum earning with Adsense.
If your blog falls into these high paying Adsense niches and has traffic then money will come to you with ease. Let’s go further and know about which are high paying Adsense niches.
Health is the highest paying niche for Adsense. As there are a lot of advertisers bidding in the health niche, CPC goes high in this niche. People are always looking to the solution of their health-related problems.
Health-related blogs and websites get a huge amount of traffic from the USA, Canada, and European countries. The search engine competition in this niche is very high. So content has to be really stand out from others.
It is a wide niche. There are many sub-niches that comes under this.
- Eye Care
- Hair Care
- Skin Care
- Dental Problems
and more. You should have a good understanding of health-related content as it will affect the health of the readers.
The software niche is another niche that can give high Adsense earnings. You can make a blog on software and provide how-to guides for different software. Software download website and mobile apps download blog can also be made.
If you have understanding & knowledge about Insurance related issues then you should make a blog on this topic. CPC of ads really goes high in the insurance niche.
Tech niche includes mobile, internet, computer software & hardware, online security and more. People are consuming technology-related articles a lot.
This niche tends to get high traffic. How you can make a blog in the tech niche. List articles and How-to guides are highly searched by people in search engines.
Make detailed and thorough how-to guides any tech tutorial.
Traffic is sure to follow if you are consistent and providing problem-solving content to readers.
There are many other niches to make good money with Adsense. Some of these niches include Entertainment, Loans, beauty tips, make money online and forex trading.
Before starting a blog on any topic, get enough knowledge about that topic by researching. Always publish valuable articles on regular basis to get search engine traffic in the long-run.
To make money with Adsense, your blog only needs high traffic.
Things To Do Before Applying For Adsense
There are many important things to do before applying for Adsense. How to apply for Adsense so that your application gets approved?
What are the Google Adsense requirements? Does your blog qualify for Adsense? What you will do if your Adsense application gets disapproved?
Surely there are various questions raising in your mind before applying for Adsense. How will know your blog qualify for Adsense?
There are some important to keep in mind for your blog. If you will follow and apply those points to your blog, there will be a high chance that Adsense application will get approved.
Below are some of the points you should follow in order get the higher chance of Adsense approval. Not following these pints will become a common reason for Adsense rejection.
- Sufficient Content
First of all, make sure that your blog has enough informational content. This published content should be unique and provide value to the readers. Make sure there are no grammatical mistakes in the content.
Every newbie wants to know how many posts should be published before applying for Adsense? There is no exact answer to this question.
It is highly recommended to publish long-form content.
I have seen blogs with even just 5 published posts have got Adsense account. But from my personal experience & safe side, you should apply for Adsense with at least 20 – 30 published post.
In fact, make your blog only for the readers. Human at Google Adsense team reviews the blog applied for Adsense. Always create content in accordance with Google Webmaster Guidelines.
- Clean & Simple Design
A clean and simple design is necessary to present your content in the best way. If you blog’s design is cluttered, you will never get Adsense approval.
Blog’s navigation should be clean and browsed easily.
In simple words, make the blog’s design easy to use for the readers.
- Important Pages
Adsense team reviews all these important pages.
–About Us Page
You should create an about us page for your blog. It let your blog visitors know more about your blog. Not having an on page is one of the common reason for Adsense application rejection.
So make sure to publish an about us page for the blog before applying for Adsense.
A contact page is another important page of any website. The contact page allows visitors and potential advertisers to contact you.
Visitors can easily provide you the feedback about the blog from the contact page. So a “Contact Us” is vital to get a better chance of Adsense approval.
Good Quality Web Hosting
A high-quality web server allows your WordPress blog to run at its top speed even when the traffic is high. What will happen when the Adsense Team is reviewing your blog and the blog’s web server goes down.
In that case, you will surely get a disapproval email from the Adsense team.
So it is always best to host your blog on fast and secure web hosting.
It highly recommended using WordPress as your content management platform.
- Write Name And Email
Whenever you apply for Adsense, make sure you have written your name and email in a proper area on your blog. It can be blog’s about or contact us page.
It will help Google Adsense Team to verify the Adsense application.
- Analyze Your Blog’s Content
Your blog’s content is of great importance while applying for Adsense. If you blog’s content falls under these below categories, your application will be instantly rejected.
Adsense Prohibits the following type of content.
-Hacking and Cracking Content
Adsense supports different languages. Make sure, your blog is written in one of those languages.
- Remove Other Ad Networks
If you are using any other ad network on your blog, remove that ad network before applying for Adsense. It will make your blog clean and user-friendly which Google wants.
- Always Prefer Top-Level Domain
If you want to make your blog looks professional then always prefer top-level domains. If domain name with .com domain extension is available then go for it. Top-level domain including .net and .org are also good.
Always go with a brandable domain name that looks professional and attractive. It is not recommended to go with exact-match domains if you are willing to apply for Adsense.
- Domain Age
Although many say that domain age really matters in getting Adsense approval. But I have seen many people getting Adsense account within a week of starting the blog.
To get higher chances of approval, you should have a domain with a minimum age of 3 months.
All they have is high-quality unique content that is helpful to the readers. So main priority should be making a user-friendly blog with valuable content to readers.
- Age Requirement
Make sure, you are minimum of 18 years while applying for Adsense. Always enter your correct date of birth in Adsense application form.
More detail about Adsense age requirement can be found on this Adsense support page.
How To Create An Adsense Account
If your blog/website is following all conditions to get an Adsense account, now this is time to create and apply for an Adsense account.
Google Adsense is the best advertisement program from Google. Most of the newbie bloggers always look for making money with Adsense.
But they don’t have enough knowledge about creating an Adsense account.
Even when I had applied for my first Adsense account, I also don’t possess enough knowledge about it.
On the basis of my blogging experience, I will make the whole process of creating and applying for Adsense very simple for you.
So Let’s proceed further and know how to create an Adsense account?
Step By Step Process To Create An Adsense Account
1. Sign Up For Adsense
First of all, you need to go to the Signup page of Adsense. You will see a “Green Button” with “Sign Up Now” written on it. Click on that Green button.
2. Now you will get options for Choosing An Account. If you already have a Google account with your name, use that or you can make a new one. You can also use the domain specific email address.
3. Now just complete the Adsense sign up form. It is very simple. In website section, put the URL of the blog for which you want an Adsense account, Select your country, read and accept the T & C then click on “Create Account“.
4. Now you will have to enter the Payment details. Make sure, you enter all the payment information correctly. Your Payee Name entered here should match the Name in your bank account.
Contact Information and other details will also be filled with required information. Enter the correct contact information as it will use in Adsense Payment related tasks.
5. Read the Adsense Policies and Checkmark all the three boxes in Policies section. Now Click on Submit.
6. After completing all the steps and signing up, you should add the ad code to your blog or a page on your blog that receives traffic. Google Adsense Team will review your blog and if your blogs will follow everything in terms of Adsense, you will get an approval email from them.
Until you Adsense account is not fully activated, you will see blank space where you put the ad code. After your account is fully activated, you will see live ads on your blog.
For some publishers, Adsense account activates in a day. But for some, it may take several weeks.
How To Create Adsense Ad Units
What will you do, if your Adsense application gets approval? Surely, you will be happy to see Adsense account approval. Now you have to place Google ad codes on your blog to start earning.
But do you know how to create Adsense ad units that give maximum revenue?
To ensure, maximum monetization of your blog’s traffic, you have to optimize the ad units in contrast to the blog’s design.
But before it, you should know how to create Adsense ad units.
1. Create Ad Unit
The first step in creating an Ad unit is to log in to your Adsense account and click on “My Ads”. Now you have to click on the button “New ad unit”.
2. Choose Ad Types
Now a page will open stating “What type of ad would you like to create”? Below are the type of ads, you can display on your blog.
- Text & display ads: These standard Adsense ads containing images and text.
- Matched Content: These type of ads shows ads as well promote your blog’s content. It helps in increasing page views and revenue.
- In-feed ads: Ads that naturally flows inside a list of articles or products.
- In-article ads: These ads fits between the paragraph of any post to provide the better user experience.
To creating the ad unit, Click on “Text & display ads”.
3. Choose Ads Size
Now you will be presented with different ad sizes. By default, you will get options to choose from recommended ad sizes. These ad sizes include responsive ads, leaderboard, Large Rectangle, Large Mobile Banner, Large Skyscraper and Medium Rectangle.
These recommended ads size is best for maximum revenue generation and CPC.
Now give a name to the new ad unit and choose an ad size.
4. Customize Text Ad Style
This step is very important to get more clicks on the ads. In this part, you can choose from different ad styles available. It is highly recommended that the ad style you choose suits the design of your blog.
You can customize the ad style to make it suitable for your blog’s design.
After it, just click on Save and get code located at the bottom of the page.
A WordPress Plugin named WP QUADS can be used to implement the ads code easily.
How Many Adsense Ad Units Allowed On A Web Page
You should know about the maximum allowed Adsense ad units on a web page. Google has already removed the Adsense ad limit. The ‘ad limit per page’ section has been removed from the current ad placement policies
Now publishers can now place an unlimited amount of AdSense ads on a web page.
But still, you have to maintain a balance between ads and content.
What will happen if a visitors see more ads than content? Visitors will surely leave that page. It signifies the poor user-experience and lowers the earnings.
If you put excessive ads on your blog, your Adsense account ads serving may get disabled.
So your main aim is to provide an excellent user-experience along with the ads.
How To Receive Google Adsense Payment
So your blog has got enough traffic to start earning with Adsense. If you are a newbie, you will surely wants to know about receiving Adsense payment from Google.
But there are some key points which you should know to receive Adsense payment from Google with ease.
- To receive adsense payment from Google in your bank account, your curent balance for a given peroid should be minimum of$100. It means whenver, your accunt’s curent balance reaches a minmumum of $100, Google will be ready to send you the payment. This limit is called Payment Thresold.
- If your Current Balance have not reached the payment threshold, your finalized earnings will roll over to the next month and your balance will accrue until the threshold is met.
- If for a month, your balance reaches the minimum payment threshold, you will issued payment by the end of next month.
For example; If the current balance of the month January reaches the Payment Threshold of your account then Google will send you the payment for January at the end of February.
- Adsense payment cycle is monthly. It issues the payment for given month at the 21st to 26th of the next month.
- Adsense sends payment via Electronic Funds Transfer, Wire Transfer, Cheque and Western Uniin Quick Cash. It is recommedned to choose Wire Transfer to get pamnet easily in your bank account.
Steps To Follows Before Receiving Adsense Payment
There are some steps or tasks, you should complete in order to get payment in your bank account.
- Provide Tax Information: You may need to fill out the tax-related information. But it dends on your location.
- Double-Check Your Payee Name And Address: It is highly recommended to confirm the right Payee Name and Payment address. It is the address at which Personal Identification Numbers (PINs) will be send by Google.
- Select Your Form Of Payment: You should select a form of payment through which Google will send you the payment. Wire Transfer is used in most cases.
To receive payment via Wire Transfer, you should select country and fill the Account holder’s name, Bank Account number, Swift BIC 7 other details if necessary.
Indian Publishers are also need to fill the IFSC Code of their bank branch in which they are receive the payment.
4. Verify Your Address (PIN Verification): Whenever for first time, your account reaches verification threshold of $10, a Personal Identification Number (PIN) will be send by Google to verify your address.
You have to enter that PIN in your Adsense account to receive the payment.
After it, your account just needs to meet the Payment Threshold.
Adsense Policies Every Publisher Should Follow
In order to keep your Google Adsense in proper working condition, every publisher have to follow some policies made by Google for Adsense.
No adsense publisher wants his/her account to get banned.
Your Adsense account may get banned if you do not follow these Adsense program policies.
How To Protect Your Adsense Account From Getting Banned?
- Invalid Clicks
Invalid Clicks are the common cause of which gets an Adsense account banned. Most of the newbies ask their friends to click on their ads and click on their own ads. Never do this mistake.
Adsense Team will surely find your account for invalid clicks and disable your account.
Also, do not encourage your vistors to click on the ads. It many lead to a disbaled account. Many publishers stats that Click here on ads or any other way that leads non-genuie ad clicks.
- Copyright Content
If your site/blog is distributing or hosting the copyright content like songs, software, movie etc. then your account may get instantly disabled.
- Altering The Ad Code
Do not alter the AdSense ad code. It is not recommended by Google in any case.
- Paid Traffic
Quality of traffic also matters to Google Adsense. If you think getting paid traffic to your blog and adsense will generate revenue then you are totally wrong. Instead of generating revenue, you will get your adsense account banned.
So don’t use any form of paid traffic on your Adsense enable blog. Instead, put efforts on getting more traffic from search engines.
- Other Factors
-Do not use adsense on pages that dont have adsense suported languages.
-For a safer side, make adsense your primary and only ad newtork. Don’t put other ads on yourblog.
-Don’t link to websites that distribute Illegal and copyright content. It includes content relatec to adults, hacking, hacking, violent content, gambling and more.
-Do not make your adsense ads stikcy.
Tips To Increase Adsense Revenue & CPC
After getting approval from adsense, you main aim is to make maximum earning from it. No matters how much CTR you have, If your CPC is low then the overall earnigs will also gets low.
To make maximum money, both CPC and CTR should be good.
If you are already struggling with low Adsense revenue then you should read this further.
You should know about Adsense optimization, if you want to increase Cost Per Click and Cost Per Thousand Impressions for your blog.
If Adsense is the primary source of income then make sure you understand all concept about optimizing the Adsense ads.
Let proceed further and know how to increase Adsense revenue and CPC?
- Get Quality Traffic To Your Blog
Imagine a blog with little to no traffic. Who will click on that blog’s adsense ads. Surely no one will click on those ads. So your first aim is to get the flood of traffic to the blog. Your blog should have a minimum of 1000 page views to make some earning from adsense.
To get traffic, you can take help of basic search engine optimization techniques. Always publish useful content that solves the problems of the users.
SEO takes time. So have to wait for before see the result of your SEO efforts.
Traffic from search engines is highly targeted. That’s why, there are more chances that users will click on Adsense ads.
You CTR will surely be good, if traffic is targeted and blog is focused on a particular niche.
2. Target USA Search Traffic
If you get higher CPC rate then traffic from USA can easily boost your earnings. Adsense ads tend to give higher CPC when click came from USA.
So make sure, you are targeting USA related keywords in your niche to get better CPC. A higher CPC will surely provide your higher income.
Along with the USA, other european courtries and Canada can also be trageted.
3. Keep Adsense Ad Units To A Balance
If you think that displaying more ads unit on the blog, will give more income then it’s a mistake. In fact, showing more ad units on a page lowers the CPC. With more ads, vistors will have poor user-expericence and they will eventually leave the site.
It will have a negative effect on your blog’s search engine ranking and the traffic to your blog will get a decline.
So it is highly recommnded to keep a balance between ads and text content. In many cases, keeping adsense ad units to minimum provides higher CPC.
4. Text & Image Ads
In my experice, text & image ads tend to provide better CPC than text ads. It’s better to show one ad unit above the fold. Ads in above fold area get higher CPC in most cases.
5. Block Low Earning Ads
Google Adsense provides you options to block ads on the basis of categories and earnings. You can anlyze which ad category is performing better and which is performing poor. After it, you should block those low performing ad categories.
This step can boost your Adsense revenue in no time as CPC will get increased.
Best Adsense Ad Unit Size For Maximum Revenue And CTR
Every blogger wants to which are best performing Adsense units? Which AdSense ad unit, you will show on your blog to get more revenue. Selecting an Adsense unit is the part of Adsense optimization.
If you are confused about the selection of Google ads size then I will tell you about the high-performing Adsense sizes and how to optimize them?
According to Google Adsense “wider ad sizes tend to outperform their taller counterparts“.
Most effective and high performing ad sizes include:
- 728×90 leaderboard,
- 300×250 medium rectangle
- 336×280 large rectangle,
- 300×600 half page,
- 320×100 large mobile banner
Responsive ads can easily boost your earnings in no time. These ads automatically adjust their size, appearance, and format to fit available ad space. On the mobile device, responsive ads are of great importance. It easily gets fit for any of the mobile devices.
As mobile traffic is increasing day by day. We have to optimize our ad units for mobile.
In terms of high CPC and CTR, ads sizes like 300×250 and 336×280 are good. It’s not recommended to put ads in the sidebar. As visitor main focus is in the article. In most case, they avoid the sidebar. Still you can do testing what works and what not.
If you have a very popular blog then people will take a look at the sidebar.
Link Units can also help you to boost Adsense revenue. CTR on link units remains better than Standard Ad Units. If you have a download related website then Link Units are vital to making money. As on download related website, visitors look for the download button. So CTR goes high on these type of sites.
You can put the link units below the primary navigation to get high CTR.
Tips To Improve Adsense Ad CTR
CTR also plays a major role in defining your Adsense earning. Every blogger wants to have high but healthy Click Through Rate. But how will you improve the CTR of your Adsense ads?
There are some basic tips by following, you can easily increase the CTR of your blog.
Remember, the more you click gets, higher will be your earnings.
Whether you have a high traffic blog, low CTR will push your earnings to the bottom. So how will you make visitors click on your ads genuinely?
Make sure you are following the Adsense Ad Policies.
- Use A Responsive WordPress Theme
It is highly recommended to use a responsive WordPress theme for your blog. Your visitors will comfortable to view your site on every mobile device.
Why I recommend using Responsive WP Themes, responsive AdSense ads will display perfectly on every device including smartphones, laptop, tablet etc. Better Ad viewing experience will automatically result in higher CTR.
If your website is custom coded then tell the developer to provide an optimal viewing experience.
Google also recommends applying the responsive web design.
- Ad Positioning
Positioning your ads in an optimal way leads to an improvement in CTR. How will you position the ads for better click-through rate?
You should place ads between blog post while positioning the ads.
For example; Visitors are arriving from search engine to your blog by searching keyword like “Adsense guide for beginner”. What will the visitors do after opening the blog? Surely he/she will read that post.
So visitor will scroll through the article while reading. If we place ads in the post, there are high chance that it leads to ad-clicks.
So it is recommended to place Adsense ad unit between the post. You can place one ad unit after first paragraph, in middle and at the end of the blog post.
The color of the ads also places a vital role in determining the CTR of Adsense ads. You need to optimize the color of the Adsense ad unit to increase the ad revenue.
You should follow some of the key points to optimize the color of the ad units.
-Blend: It is vital to complement the site’s design with the color of ad units. The color schme of the ad unit should match the color scheme of your site.
For example; if your site’s background color is white then make sure Adsense ad unit’s background color is while. Similarly, a website having blue color for links should apply the same color for Adsense ad links.
This will make ad units looks like the part of your blog.
For better click-through rate, choose among blue and light maroon color. You can test between these two colors to know which works better. But make sure, it complements with the site’s design.
- Adsense-Optimized WordPress Theme
If your blog’s monetization strategy depends on Adsense then It’s better to use an Adsense-optimized WordPress theme. These WordPress Themes are designed in such a way to get maximum CTR.
The ad location in these WP themes is optimized in such a way to provide more ad revenue with the excellent user experience.
- Google Search & Link Units
If you blog have lots of content then better to use Adsense Google search rather than standard search box. whenever a visitors will search from this Google Search box from your blog, ads will be shown and CTR may gets increased.
Similarly Link Units are of great importance in improving CTR. You can use link units between post and below naviagtion.s But makes sure user-expericee remians good.
- Some Other Tips For CTR
-Use inarticle ads. It gets fit between the content.
-Text & Image ads tends to perform better. So its recommeded to display both type of ads on your blog.
-Make your blog as fast as pssoible
-Use Heatmap to check where vistors are hovering and clicking. It will help you in better positiong the Google ads.
-Always keep experimenting with your adsense ad stragey. You mayfind more useful and revenue generating stargy that fits for your blog.
How Much You Can Make With Adsense
This is one of the most important question for every newbie blogger who want to earn with Adsense. How much one can earn with Google Adsense?
There is no definite answer to this question.The earning potential from Adsense is limitless. It’s all depends on your efforts to grow your blog from start. Many people will tell your about the CPM and CPC rate for their traffic and say you can earn $500-$1000 or more big figure
But this rate depends on several factors. No one ca say, how much money you can earn with a particular amount of traffic.
There are many factors which decide the earning of a blog from Google Adsense.
But one key point which will ultimately decide your Adsense earning is the blog’s traffic.
You can not make money with a blog which have no traffic. All you need is the traffic search engines. You Adsense earnings will automatically increase, if search engine traffic to your blog get increased.
Every popular blog/site which is earning huge amount from Adsense have floods of traffic.
So at first you should have a blog with good traffic or you can grow the traffic of the existing blog yo have. Make efforts to increase the search traffic and money will flow to your automatically.
After it, you can optimize the Adsense ads for better earnings.
Earning handsomely with Adsense is not a difficult task. All you need is the right starhegy at first. Most of the newbies don’t have beginner’s knowledge for adsense. This guide will help you in gettimg started with Google’s adverstising network called Adsense.
Do apply all the Adsense tips listed above.
So don’t wait now. Go & work on your blog and enjoy earning from Adsense.