Okay, I think it’s pretty obvious that you are reading this because you know what Google Adsense is and you are currently using this to monetize your blog. So I’ll skip the introductions and jump straight to what’s this all about.
But let me tell you firsthand that this is nothing like those how-to articles that you can Google search for the keyword “Adsense.” No Siree!
What You Might Be Doing Now
Have you been picking your brains out thinking of dubious strategies because you find your earnings are coming in slow and pathetically low? Are you becoming like a stalker of the Google Adsense app interface and madly checking how many cents have been credited to your account? Or are you a Leonardo Da Vinci wannabe who awkwardly slapping ads everywhere on your blog?
If you are worrying yourself because of these things, I say you don’t have to. If you are tormenting yourself because of Google Adsense, I say stop it. If you are thinking to succumb to anything devious to secure quick Adsense money, I say you are definitely looking for Google trouble.
If you want to know how to earn money from Adsense effectively, there is only one thing that you need to do.
Cut the Crap and Forget About Adsense
I am dead serious about this. You see, you are stressing yourself too much and it’s not even worth it if it kills you. I can understand that you need to strategically place your ads on most engaging spots on your blog but please, don’t waste too much time on that. Just place it, leave it, and get over it.
You cool? Okay, we can proceed. What you really need to do is to channel your energy on important things.
What You Absolutely Need to Focus On
1. Craft Adsense Contents
We all know that content is king and bloggers like us bleed to craft articles that truly rock. And your audience loves that. When you write for your readers they connect with you and engage. But if you are monetizing your blog through Adsense you need to run an extra mile and write for search engines as well.
This topic has been long debated whether it is better to write for your readers or for the search engines. I say you mix a perfect blend and write for both. It’s not easy, but it’s definitely doable.
How can this be done? Well, after you have finalized and tweaked your content for your readers, tweak it again and carefully place top relevant keywords for search engines in the h1 and h2 header tags. I am giving strong emphasis on the words top and relevant. That being the top searched keywords relevant to the topic you are writing.
You can mix a few keywords inside your contents but this must be done meticulously without sacrificing the readability and usability of your article. Remember, your readers come first.
2. Build Links for Adsense
If your blog is new you can’t expect much earnings from Adsense. Why? Your blog posts have to be popular. Yes, it’s easier said than done but search engines must recognize them as high quality and top ranking. You need to start strategizing on how you can step-up the popularity ladder. And just how are you going to achieve this? Let me throw in some breadcrumbs.
- Submit guest posts on popular blogs. Time and time again, this method has been proven as the most effective way to gain popularity in blogging. When you guest post, your articles will be well written and high quality. Why? Well, if they aren’t your submission will simply be rejected by the blog owner so it has to be top notch. To return the favor, the blog owner will give you quality links back to your blog. Do this often and you’re on your way to stardom.
- Leave comments on other blogs. If you are commenting on articles from DoFollow blogs, you are also given backlinks. But it’s not that simple. Search engines are getting smarter nowadays and they can differentiate a lousy comment from a good one. So if you submit relevant and quality comments you get quality backlinks.
If you consistently perform the two points above, you are actually generating the major factor of Adsense success. And that is, traffic… traffic… traffic. Google Adsense is all about traffic. The more you have the more earnings you can possibly make.
So you see, you don’t have to really worry about monetizing your blog. Just put these two points in focus and cash will follow. And it’s more exciting to experiment on Google Adsense when you see your results in dollars and not in cents.
So here’s to your Google Adsense success. Cheers!
Oh, before I forget. Be a sweetie and tell me what your thinking. Come on, speak your mind!
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