My first post on Google AdSense gave you a brief overview of how it works along with a few tips on how to adjust your ads to increase your income. If you haven’t read that post here it is: http://firstratemarketing.com/google-adsense-the-easiest-way-to-make-money-online/
Now, I take it that you’ve decided to use Google AdSense ads on your website or blog…right? Great decision! Now that you’ve made an informed decision, you need to consider where to place the ads on your pages. Much like real estate, it is all about location, location, location. Oh, and you may want to get the AdSense Secrets book because it gives it to you straight from the hip!
First off, you will not make $500,000 a year with Google AdSense if you have one site with 30 pages and 30 people visiting it a day. The people offering eBooks and memberships to that end are full of stuff. Google AdSense is a program that produces over time or if you have a lot of visitors or sites.
Now that I have burst your bubble, (and I didn’t mean to…sorry) let me offer you some advice on ways to do well with Google AdSense.
Best Placement of Google AdSense Ads…Location, Location, Location!
The single most critical step to making money with AdSense is the location of the ads. Most people put them down the right column or up at the top. This approach is dead wrong because of something known as “ad blindness”. Ad blindness occurs when you look at the same format over and over. In the case of the internet, most people unconsciously filter out the ads on the top, right column and bottom of a page. After looking at hundreds of sites and results on search engines, they know those listings are advertisements.
Google AdSense Ad Blindness
The best way to avoid ad blindness is to put the ads in unexpected places. In this case, you want to place them between the paragraphs of text on your site. Few sites do this, which is pretty surprising. This placement is perfect for maximizing clicks because it is in the natural flow of the text. Readers will inevitably read the text ads and click anything they might be interested in. This conclusion is also supported by the fact that people do not read the entire article or page on a site. They usually only make it through 50 to 80 percent because they find out what they want. If you place ads at the bottom of the page, they are never going to see them.
Choose Your AdSense Ad Type And Color Wisely
The second biggest issue is the type and color of the ads. First, try to stick to text link ads whenever possible. Nobody clicks banners because they are worried about getting caught in popup hell. I know this all to well!!! As to color, some believe your ads should stand out while others believe they should blend in. Personally, I am with the blend in group. I try to make my ads blend into the overall color of the site and it seems to work very well.
Adding AdSense to your site is simple, but should be done with some thought. Avoid the top, bottom and right column of the pages. Try to place the java script in between paragraphs of text and experiment with different colors to see how it does. Ultimately, you will find a solution that returns solid click-thru rates and generates revenues month after month, year after year.
To your success…