Adsense Blog revenues, better monetize your blog.


We have previousley discussed some ways to SEO your wordpress blog. Now that you have built a good traffic, it is time for you to start trying to increase the revenues from your Adsense blog.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Things to know Adsense ads before starting.

Some of the most important things to know about Blog adsense integration, are the Ad placement, and CTR.

The Ad placement is the location where you select to place your adsense code. for example, below the header, in the sidebars, before the comments section.

CTR is the Click thought rate. it is a ratio of clicks to total ad displays, higher CTR is always better. a CTR of more than 10% is great for bloggers. you can know the CTR of each of your ad blocks from the adsense reports page.

Whats the best Ad location on WordPress ?

 

Some argue that the best location to place your advertisements on a WordPress page is the top wide banner. others prefer to place ads after the end of the article and before the comments, giving the visitor suggestions on where to go after finishing the page.

In my case, the best ad placement I ever used is below the title , aligned to the left with the beginning of the article. It may not look very nice,  but it has the best CTR I had on this blog : 5%. i.e 5 clicks for each 100 views.

blog adsense CTR increased

I assume that this configuration works best for me because my top keywords are bringing visitor looking to download something, so they are eye scanning the body of the document for links.

Adsense vertical ads (like the one to your right on this page.) have a lower CTR, 1-2% but it is ok to keep it, since you can have up to three google adsense ads on a page.

A good wordpress theme will provide you with many widget location to use for ads placement, if you don’t have these you will have to edit the theme to insert your ad.

Where not to place google ads on your blog

Do not try to place ads below pictures to fool the visitor into thinking that ads are descriptions for your photos. thats forbidden by google.

Also never place your ads in pages with no contents, or inside the admin menus, that may get your account suspended

No more Clicksor!

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You may have noticed that during the last month I was trying to include some Clicksor in this blog, I got the idea to try them when I found out at the Google Adsense webinar that it is ok to include some ads from other providers as long as they do not confuse the user to be Google ads.

Anyway, Today I’m removing all clicksor ads from this website for the following reasons.

1. Very low income. I tried some of the most successful clicksor ad forms, Interstitial Ads ads, in-text ads, and pop-under ads. For every dollar I made on ad sense, I made around 5-10 cents in clicksor.

2. contextual ads are too stupid, I have never seen it coming up with something smart, OK it will highlight the word “Play Game”, but when you “mouseover” it a small pop up will come with the dumb suggestion “Learn all about Play Game!!”

3.Interstitial Ads do not work most of the time, I use opera, and I often browse my own blog, but only once I have seen the Interstitial Ad in action, it took over the entire screen, and ,,, and,, and thats it, the screen remained white until i clicked a small button on top of the page to close it.

4.Floating ads suck, they do! , first, only 2 ads seemed to appear to me, one about Ad Onion, an ad service, and the other about some stupid mail filter, don’t expect much change in the ad, according to the page contents.

So for now, I’ll stick with Ad sense from Google until further notice.

Have you tried Clicksor? did you like it?

Attend an AdSense webinar and learn how to improve your AdSense performance

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I got an Email from google concerning a series of webinars (web seminars) over the coming months.
these webinars will discuss google adsense uses and optimization. here is a copy ofthe invitation letter I got:

Hello publisher,

The AdSense Team will host a series of webinars over the coming
months. At our webinars we’ll show you how you can grow your
AdSense revenue in a range of ways, for example by:

– using Google Analytics to identify which pages require
optimisation
– making simple changes to your ad implementation
– using Google Ad Manager to backfill your unsold directly-sold ad
inventory with AdSense, and having AdSense compete with your other
ad networks

At each webinar you will also have the opportunity to consult an
AdSense specialist.

For more information or to register for a webinar, see
https://www.google.com/adsense/support/bin/answer.py?answer=22045&sct=20091014-411.

Sincerely,
Siobhan
The Google AdSense Team

I registered for” AdSense Optimisation – Everything you need to know “.

To attend the webinar you will need  WMP, Quick time, or just the Flash player 6. and you need to be a Google publisher I think.

Will you be attending a webinar?  which one? what are you expecting?