Thursday, December 4, 2008

Google Adsense for Beginners

Google Adsense is a way for people who publish information to make extra income. Google Adsense offers ads that are based on content in the form of columns of ads, ads with pictures and text link ads. Google Adsense also offers a way to refer clients to them which then gives a credit to your account.

Signing up for an account may seem intimidating at first, but the system is so user friendly that it literally walks you through the process. After signing up for the program, you will select what type of ad you would like to display on your website. A very simple format has you simply choose whether you want text ads or ads with pictures. You also get to choose what you want your ad to look like by customizing colors and size. You do not need to know special code; you simply click on the links next to each box and preset what you want your ads to look like. Do you want them to match your site? Simply choose your colors. Do you want them to blend seamlessly? Choose a border color that matches your website colors.

After selecting what you want your Google Adsense ads to look like, they will supply a piece of code that you will then insert into your website. The code simply needs to be cut and pasted in your page where you want it to show.

Once the ad is in place, every time somebody clicks on your ad it registers. You need to accumulate many clicks in order for it to be profitable, but be patient and play with the placement and types of ads you use, and eventually you will see those profits rising. Google Adsense will pay you when you reach at least $50.

Google Adsense has made a lot of people a lot of money. When you are just starting out it will be a slow learning experience. Don’t hesitate to go back into your Google Adsense account and try a new look for your ads.

While you are in your account you will be able to access how many times your ads have shown, and how many times people have clicked on them. It also shows you if you have made money.

Google ads from Adsense can be applied to regular websites as well as to blogs. Many bloggers have now added them and are doing quite well with them. One such blog is over at This is a great resource on finding ways to make money from your blog.

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