How to Get Accepted for AdSense

This make money online article is guest posted by Peter Reynolds

Although you can find dozens of ad servers through a simple Internet search, Google’s AdSense is the best in the business. In June of 2003, AdSense took the marketplace by storm and hasn’t relinquished its control yet.

Most of the top blogs and websites you’ll find around the web today all have one thing in common – AdSense ads.

The process is extremely simple to understand. You sign up for a Google AdSense account, submit your site, and if accepted, you will receive generated codes (html scripts usually) for the types of ads you prefer.

With Google ads, you can adorn your site with banners (rectangular ads by the header or footer), skyscrapers (tall, slender ads running down the side), buttons (small, box-shaped ads), and even in-video overlays and other fantastic ad types.

AdSense offers pay-per-click advertising, meaning that you will receive money every time a valid click is recorded, and also pay-per-impression, which logs your site’s visitors and pays out in more of a bulk fashion.

Overall, AdSense can be extremely lucrative based on your particular site’s traffic, and millions are using it.

One big problem, however: Many people are being denied by Google AdSense!

If you’re attempting to make some money online and are thinking of employing AdSense to beef up your odds, make sure you read these tips before submitting your site to Google. As a company, Google is becoming extremely selective about whom they’ll let into their coveted ranks. So before you get started, make sure you set the stage to impress the marketing giant.

Five Easy AdSense Tips

1. Completion First

The first step in this process should be to make sure that your site is completed. Make sure your site is fully operational, meaning that all the graphics, content and other odds and ends work and are finalized.

2. No Copyrighted Content

Google may or may not put your site under a microscope. But in case they do, make sure you have zero copyrighted content on your site. This will be an instant rejection.

3. No Outdated Content

Google doesn’t waste their time much these days with poorly maintained sites. If you have old, out-of-date content, your site will come across as if no one maintains it.

4. No Profane Material

AdSense doesn’t get along well with profane sites. If you have any X-rated material on your site or even anything that can be deemed offensive (bigotry as an example), Google will reject you in a second.

5. No Domain Conflict

You need to outright own your domain for at least 90 days before Google will accept your site for AdSense. This isn’t always the case with a blog, as a blog address is a shared address on the particular blog’s servers (think Blogger). But for legitimate websites, you need to wait. Be patient and take this time to create and present a good site.

When marketing a website of any kind, whether it’s a personal blog or a legitimate e-store, patience is paramount. Build your site, test it, traffic it a bit, make sure you work out all the bugs, take care of your content, and then submit to Google. Once they see what a great site you have, they’ll gladly approve you.

Peter Reynolds is lead writer for http://www.carinsurancelist.com/ and has been writing web content for multiple sites since 2005.

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The Biggest Key to Earning Passive Income Online

This article is guest posted by Patrick Meninga

There are actually a lot of different ways to build up a passive income stream in your life. For example, you could own real estate and rent out property to people. Or you might have mountains of cash wrapped up in investments that pay you interest and dividends.

But most of are not in a position to be able to command that kind of wealth and money just yet, so we have to build systems that can generate passive income for us.

Building a system for making money online

Unless you have tons of money laying around for investing, then you are going to have to do some work in order to start making money while you sleep.

“But wait a minute,” you say. “I thought I was going to earn passive income. As in, not having to work for it.”

Well, you can still do some work and build up a passive income stream. Ultimately what you are going to be doing is to build a system that makes money, rather than doing hourly work for a wage. There is a subtle difference there and those who are making big money online understand this perfectly. What you want is to build something that has value that can keep paying you money over and over again.

Sure, you put in some work up front. But once the machine is in motion, it will pay you over and over again.

The internet is suited for this purpose perfectly.

Ultimately, there is a 3 step process for building such a system online:

1) Create a website that has real value for the reader.

2) Promote that website such that it eventually receives a steady stream of free traffic to it.

3) Turn that stream of free traffic into money.

Because the internet can serve up your website to hundreds or even thousands of people every day while you are sleeping, you can keep delivering value to people even while you are not awake. Thus the income you earn from that value you provide is really quite passive.

Providing value in the online world

Many people hear of making money on the internet and they feel that it is beyond them, or that they surely must have missed the boat by now. They believe that they are too late to the party, and that there is no opportunity left to make any income online.

Not true. The internet is vast, young, and ripe for fresh content, especially if you have personal insight that can help others.

For example, my grandparents (yes, my grandparents!) expressed an interest in “blogging” a little over a year ago. Under my guidance, they know post 3 articles each week on a topic that they absolutely love, and they are earning over $200/month in passive income from it. If they stop posting articles, guess what? The money just keeps rolling in.

Folks, if my grandparents can do it, then anyone can do it.

Carlocab.com is a successful website because it adds value and provides good information. You can use this site to learn how to build up your own passive income stream, if you are willing to put in the work.

Are you ready to earn money while you sleep? Build a system that provides real value, and your dream of passive income can become real.

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Where To Place Your Adsense Ads For Maximum Profit

This article is guest posted by Lior.

One of the most hotly debated issues among Adsense users is where to place ads on your site to maximize your CTR and, thus, your profit. Outside of a few basic principles, it seems everyone has a different theory on the exact place that the ads should be. We tried few ways on iAdvize.com and I would like to share with you some insights.

Of course, one of the main reasons for that is because no two sites are the same. Subtle differences in layout can have a huge impact on the way people look at a site and that can change the ideal ad locations drastically. Even if two sites are identical in appearance, different types of content are read in different ways and that too can change the way people look at a site.

But despite these challenges, Google recently provided new advice on ad placement. Though far from a final answer, their suggestions are based on their observations of millions of pageviews and should serve as a good starting point for anyone wanting to get serious about maximizing their Adsense CTR.

Google’s Suggestions

Google’s recommendations, which were targeted at blogs, were divided into two different pages. The first was the home page for a blog and the second was an individual article page.

On the home page, Google had two suggestions. The first involved two leaderboard ads, one above the fold and one at the middle or end of the page, and either one or two wide skyscraper ad below the navigation bar.

The second suggestion was a leaderboard ad above the fold, two medium rectangle ads in the navigation bar and another leaderboard right above the first post.

Google also had two suggestions for the article page, both of which started with a large rectangle in the upper-right hand side of the article. However, the first plan also called for another large rectangle ad below the article (before the comments) and a wide skyscraper in the left navigation bar. The second approach, on the other hand, called for another large rectangle ad to be placed in the article and a medium rectangle ad to be placed in the right hand navigation.

Other Recommendations

Of course, while many, if not most sites, will have layouts similar to blog home pages and individual pages, not all will.

For example, according to one site, forums should stick to leaderboard ads and link units while Google says to focus more on blending and ad variance than actual ad placement or size.

On the other hand, Google goes as far as to say that skyscraper ads, when placed above the fold, seem to do better than other ad types in general. However, that may not be true for all sites, especially those where such an ad does not fit in naturally.

All in all, the real key to Adsense success is not in following a formula handed down by Google or anyone else, but through experimentation and honing.

Almost no one is going to find the perfect Adsense placement on the first try, no matter what guide they read, making it crucial to try new things and keep refining your efforts to maximize your CTR.

Conclusions

In the end, there’s no one “best” place for your ads. By looking at the statistics Google has accumulated the most one can hope to find is a good starting point. Finding out what works best for your site is still going to involve trial and error.

Despite what others say about Adsense, it is not “set and forget” nor is it “passive income”. Adsense requires serious work as well as time and energy.

Looking for quick fixes won’t produce best results, but knowing what works well for others may get you started on the right path.

This was a guest post by Lior who is marketing advisor to iAdvize and also works with TheApplicants, an applicant tracking online software.

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$1,000 Per Month From Adsense? Here Is My Challenge To You

This article is guest posted by Paul McCarthy.

As an internet marketer I love taking on new challenges. And this year, one of my challenges is to get to $1,000 per month with Adsense from scratch.

The reason for this challenge isn’t so much that $1,000 per month is really going to change my life much, but more to prove to the numerous sceptics out there that internet marketing is more than just a possibility, but that it requires a bit of focus and consistent action.

Anyway, enough about me – the reason I’m writing this article is to talk about you! How would you like to earn an additional $1,000 per month by the end of next year? Is that something you’d be interested in? If so, I challenge you to join me in the Adsense challenge.

And even if you’re a beginner, here’s why Adsense is a pretty easy thing to make money from:

  • You simply need to know how to create a WordPress blog
  • No need for an autoresponder
  • You don’t need to sell (one of the hardest things to do online!)
  • You can get traffic from the search engines by targeting non competitive key phrases and doing a bit of backlink building

So How Does this Challenge Work?

So here’s what we do in a nutshell:-

We find a niche, build a WordPress blog, create some content, add our Adsense ads and get natural search traffic straight from Google.

As always, the devil is in the detail. So let me run through some of the steps for you:-

Step 1 – Keyword Research

Whenever your strategy involves getting traffic from the search engines then keyword research is fundamental. In order to find the best keywords, we should look for those that satisfy three main things:-

  1. Significant search volume
  2. Not too much competition
  3. A high average cost per click value.

The first two are fairly standard when it comes to keyword research. The third metric, the cost per click, is all about ensuring that we’re paid more than a few cents per click. Here’s why the Cost per Click (CPC) is so important:

Adsense has two sides to its platform. On the one side, we have the advertisers who pay for their listings and on the other side we have publishers that are paid when a listing is clicked. Google acts as a broker between the two and pays the publisher 60% of what the advertiser spends.

So, if your content is structure around a key phrase that gets a cost per click of 20 cents then you’ll only expect to earn just over 10 cents each time someone clicks on your ad.

If, on the other hand, the advertiser is paying $5 per click, then you’ll be paid around $3 per click.

Obviously we’d rather be paid $3 per click than 10 cents – that’s why we pay attention to the cost per click value.

So, here’s what I recommend – find a group of around 10 keywords that get decent search volume, minimal competition and have a cost per click of above $2.50.

Step 2 – Set up Your Site

The obvious next step is to purchase a domain that’s related to the keyword group you’re targeting. I’d recommend picking up a domain that is an exact match for one of the keywords that you’re targeting…for example if your niche is high intensity weight loss then try and get the domain: highintensityweightloss.com

Once you’ve picked up your domain, sort out some hosting for it. Personally I like to use Hostgator because they’re cheap and offer a decent service.

The final part of this step involves installing your blog. I tend to use WordPress – and you can usually install WordPress through the Fantastico portion of your hosting control panel.

Step 3 – Install an Adsense Theme

The next step is to install an adsense theme. I’d recommend that you install this one because it has a notoriously high click through rate usually in excess of 10%.

Remember, we are only trying to sell the click and the one major key to selling a click with Adsense is to try and make the ads blend in with the rest of the content on the page as much as possible. Here is a great example of the theme in action on an adsense optimised site: http://onlineteachercertificationprograms.info

Step 4 – Create Content

At this part of the process you need to spend some time creating content for each of the keywords that you found in step 1. You need one piece of content for each key phrase. Here’s what I suggest you do to make sure that your content is nicely optimised for the keyword:-

  • Use the exact match key phrase in the title of the post
  • Use the key phrase numerous times in the body of the article
  • Use semantically related key phrases in the article
  • Create content that has a length of more than 500 words

Doing all of the above will ensure that Google finds your post extremely relevant for the key phrase that you’re trying to target and give it a good chance of ranking highly.

Step 5– Build Backlinks to your Content

As the final step in the Adsense equation, you simply need to build enough backlinks to your content so that your site ranks for the terms that you are trying to target. This means creating web 2.0 sites, submitting articles, social bookmarking, RSS feed submission, profile backlinks and so on…

Build as many different type of backlinks to your content and monitor the results that you get using some kind of rank checker.

Here is a free rank checker that you can use.

Don’t stop building backlinks until you have your site is listed on the top page for the key terms that you’re targeting. Remember, backlinks are the most significant part of search engine optimisation.

That’s the Adsense Challenge in a Nutshell!

So, my question to you is – are you still up for the $1,000 per month challenge?

Understand that this isn’t a get rich quick scheme – I expect a site like this to take approximately 3 months before it’s earning $10 per day…And thereafter it is simply a case of analysing the keywords that are being used to access your site and optimise for new “low hanging fruit”.

And finally, don’t forget, $1,000 per month from Adsense may not seem like much, but if you invest that back into your internet marketing business then your online empire will grow very quickly – it won’t be long before you’re turning over ten times that amount!

Guest article by Paul McCarthy. If you’d like to learn how to make money on the internet, then sign up at his site and grab his free stuff!

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Make Money Online with Information Products

This article is guest posted by Mike Ndegwa.

There are numerous ways in which people make money online. The  most common one is affiliate marketing. In its broadest sense, an affiliate marketer seeks a niche that is proven to be profitable and builds their online business around that niche.

One can be an affiliate to a company that ships products like Amazon or sells electronics and so on..  One of the main reasons why people prefer to be affiliates other than set up their own businesses as product owners is the low set up costs. With a registered domain, some review content, list capture and traffic the business is all set.

Today I’d like us to focus on a new Online Business model:

The Information Products Business

In the last couple of years I’ve tested various market places and digg into niches and sub niches to create high converting information products. There are 3 main marketplaces you should focus on that have proven to have demand for content and readers are willing to spend their money. The three marketplaces are listed as follows:

  1. Lifestyle
  2. Health
  3. Wealth

When I say marketplace means its very broad. For example if you pick Lifestyle it you could have a niche ranging from dating to sports and hobbies. So its really broad, and the more you digg in to a small niche the more you’ll make sales.

Creating an Information Product

In most cases you’ll hear Gurus tell you not to go through the pain of creating your own information products – Just visit ClickBank, see what sells and start promoting. Well this model works in the short term but not if you want to be an authority in a particular niche. In this regard, you really should focus on creating your own product even if you are starting.

Here are 10 quick steps to creating your info-product and have it launched in Minutes.

  1. Product Research – Visit digital products marketplace i.e. clickbank, paydotcom, click2sell, plimus e.t.c Visit one of the three categories listed above, drill into subcategories and look for a product that is selling i.e. has a high gravity. The next thing you want to do is visit their sales page and see what their sales pages look like. see what bonuses they are offering, whether the product is an ebook, a multimedia course e.t.c. Of the three purchase one of the products, if its an ebook go through it. this helps you to demystify the “block” of writing your own ebook – in most cases you’ll find you can write such an ebook given time to research more
  2. Creating an Ebook – the fastest way to write an ebook is to think of how you can solve a problem in that niche. Once you do write down a table of contents with chapters and sub chapters. You can either from time to time research on a chapter and write it down or you can outsource from freelancers to write for you. I prefer to outsource and concentrate on other factors in the business.
  3. Set Up a website – register a domain related to your ebook, install wordpress and wordpress sales theme on it. Most hosting companies have auto install for wordpress on their cpanel. Optimize your website for search engines, using all possible wordpress tips
  4. Sales letter – Writing a sales letter is easy, here is why: you write to make your readers focus on one thing without many actions required. Just one goal, to introduce your product and the value it brings and the action is for the reader to purchase
  5. Testimonials – I recommend creating a group on facebook or if you have a few contacts who might be interested in your product. share a beta testers and offer it at a very low cost or just give it free.  However, let the participants beware that feedback will be required once they’ve used the product. Use all positive feedback as testimonial on your web site. use positive criticism to improve your product.
  6. Set a payment flow. most vendor or merchant networks will provide you with tutorials on how to go about it. I use plimus.com to accept payments and to manage my affiliates. as of this writing to be #1 on a chosen category is easy as there is no much competition like on Clickbank for example.
  7. Review your own product and post it in blogs, article directories, squidoo.com and other content networks. This is to ensure that when your product becomes popular, you can at least dominate the first 10 search results. optimize those articles and reviews with your product name as primary keyword.  These reviews are what affiliate will use to discover what’s inside your product and they can review your product and post the reviews on their blog.  Also a 2 minute to 6 minute video should also be posted youtube and other content sharing network.
  8. Now that your product is ready for launch. you can start marketing, if you have a list you can tell them about the product. you can also invite affiliates to promote your product. create  pay per click ads, banner advertising, guest posting, yahoo answers e.t.c. use Google analytics to measure how various campaigns are performing.
  9. Free report. create a free report with valuable information in relation to the product. reveal a little bit of the information inside your product and make sure you call to action is for readers to purchase your product. free reports are not hard to write. even a simple 12 page report can do wonders for you. you can use the free report to create a list as well as to market yourself as an authority, this will make your product look credible and make people want to buy from you. A free report that is originally authored by you can skyrocket your sales. try and see for yourself.
  10. By now you’ll have made some sales, listen to your customers and think of what products you can upsell after people purchase your product. Keep measuring, keep improving and keep promoting.

Once done with your first product, you’ll have overcome the beginners block, and your experience will make your second product much easier to make.

Discover how you can Turn Content into Cash on GotContentGetCash.com

To your success,

Mike Ndegwa

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Making Pennies Is Just As Hard As Making Millions With AdSense

This article is guest posted by Michael Fridman.

What makes you think you’re able get wealthy?

This must be an unpleasant question. Most people would answer: “because I’m smart, and I am willing to work hard.” Are you one of those people? If this is your way of thinking, it’s not hard to guess how much you’re getting from Adsense. It’s got to be below thirty dollars a day, huh?

I discovered that being “smart” and willing to work hard is exactly what will NOT make you rich. See, wealthy people are not hard workers. Rich people are aware that the most valuable thing is time, so they do not trade their time. If you’re ready to work 24h a day, it means that you don’t consider your time valuable. Consequently, you end up having no time to think and become poor, no matter how much time you spend working.

Be Lazy

Yes, wealthy people often happen to be lazy. But they don’t stare at TV all day long at the TV, trust me. Instead, they spend time thinking about how to make others do what they need to get done. Poor people are hard workers, whereas wealthy people are hard thinkers. Rich people don’t work for their money. Instead, they make money work for them. If you are willing to spend a lot of time working on your success with Adsense, you are going to loose a lot of time and will never make BIG money. It is because there are just 24 hours available to you every day. Even if you’re crazy enough to work twenty hours, that’s not enough to get wealthy. Respect your time and don’t sell it. Don’t become a freelance self-employed smart laborer. It is impossible to be an internet marketer, webmaster, content writer, search engine optimization specialist at the same time. It takes lots of experience and learning to become a pro at each of those fields. Furthermore, you will end up not having enough time to do all those tasks on a regular basis. Don’t even attempt to do this.

Be stupid

Rich people don’t regard themselves as clever. As a rule, they have quite unclear idea about the market they are in. But they use help of well trained advisers; they hire the top specialists who execute all the job for them. Note, if you consider yourself smart, you begin to believe that you are able to do everything yourself. That’s not the way to get rich. Those who became successful at Adsense work in teams. That is what you must do too.

Don’t confuse job with business

Lots of people don’t know the difference between job and business. To illustrate this, let’s say you’ve designed a high traffic blog that earns thirty dollars a day, for which you write two posts daily. Is it a good business? No, it’s not. That’s a pretty poor job. So, what’s a real business then? Business is a SYSTEM that can be left any time, so that it grows and makes you more and more money whether you’re in or not. That is the main difference between a great blog and Ebay. Or, a single hamburger stand and McDonald’s. Now you can realize why wealthy people don’t sell their time: the truth is, getting paid for your time is the worst use of it. However, if you spend time on designing an autonomous system (asset), it will be paying off as long as you live. In other words, if you’ve spent 1 hour working on the system, you will be getting paid for as many hours as you can live. If you’ve spent 1 hour at the job, you will get paid once. That hour will have no positive financial influence on your future.

Stop saving. Invest!

Poor people usually spend  their time and energy on not spending money. Whereas wealthy people focus on multiplying their money. Note saving money is a very old idea that might have worked 30 years ago, but doesn’t work anymore. If you keep your cash in your wallet or bank, the value of it goes down very fast because of the inflation. So, it is important to keep your money working for you, and it’s even more important to play it smart. If you do not know about investing, hire a financial adviser. At the early stage of your Adsense career it is important to invest money in the internet marketing. Spend some money on links and advertisement space that will burst the traffic to your website, and hence, earnings.

A lot of people who have just started their business online are often very naive to think that they can earn a lot of money without having to spend any money. This is not possible, unless you decide to be a self-employed worker who is ready to work for free, hoping to start earning thirty bucks a day at some point in the future. Do you know how much time you need to spend to learn and implement all those skills that are required to earn $30 a day? If you try to calculate how much you’ve earned and how many hours you have spent on creating your online “business” over one year, you will be surprised to find out that you’ve been working hard earning like one buck per hour. Crazy, isn’t?

So you want to get rich soon, and don’t even consider spending a couple of $$$ to get yourself a team? It is not very serious. If you want to get wealthy, you need to be spending some money on a regular basis. You need to pay for internet marketing, professionally written content, search engine optimization services, etc. If you play it smart, it will make you rich. If not, learn your lesson and try again.

What if I don’t have any cash?

Is it what you are thinking? That is the way poor people think, and you can’t do that if you want things to change. Even if you don’t have money, you still can do lots of things to put those ideas into life. How? Here’s just a bunch of thoughts to inspire you:

  • Write a business plan. It must not be very detailed. Anyone can do it. If you do not have a clue how to do it, hire someone, or learn it – this skill will bring you a lot of money in the future, therefore it is totally worth the time.
  • Send the business plan to potential investors. If your plan makes sense, you will find an investor sooner or later. If you don’t, it means your idea is bad, and that’s how you find out that you need to create a better idea. If the idea is good and the business plan makes sense, it is very easy to find an investor. The challenging part is negotiating the contract, not attracting investor.
  • Apply for a loan – if you do not get enough money from investors, you can apply for a loan at your bank. If your credit history is decent, you have good chances to get a loan.
  • Offer your team some part of your earnings. This way you can create a dedicated team of people who honestly believe in the success of your project. Those employers are very important, since they are aware that it is up to them whether you succeed as a team, or not. Such team is way more active than a group that gets paid per hours.

Try to generate more ideas! Trust me, you are capable of generating much more ideas that will make you rich.

About the author: Michael Fridman is a successful entrepreneur. He created a number of profitable internet businesses and now is willing to teach you how to become rich by creating internet assets and generating passive income online. To learn more, visit his blog “Monetize Site

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