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Best Practices For Adsense Ads | where to place adsense ads on your website


If you’ve been following my Start a money making blog series , together we have: set-up your blog, consistently published content, and worked to increase your traffic. If you’re averaging more than 100 visits per day, it’s time to consider placing some advertising on your blog so you can begin earning that side income we’ve been talking about!

A great way to start monetizing your blog is with Google Adsense . Adsense is an advertising network run by Google and allows publishers (that’s you) to display text, image, and rich media ads on your blog. What makes Google Adsense so slick, is that the ads are automatically targeted at your site’s content. Adding Adsense ads to your site is also easy: all you have to do is add some script where you want the ad to be shown.

How to make a Google Adsense Account
The first thing you’ll need to do is sign-up for Google

How To sign up Adsense:

  1. 1. Visit the Google Adsense Page .

  2. 2. Click on the Sign-up now button.

  3. 3. Complete all of the required information, paying particular attention to your website address. Make sure this is correct. This URL cannot contain anything that violates the program policies. Press submit when you’re done.

  4. 4. Next you’ll either link your existing Google Account or you’ll create a new one.

  5. 5. The final page will display a summary of the information you’ve submitted and ask that you confirm.

Thats it.

Now adsense do there work and see your application after reviewing your request you may approved or rejected. If you approved so you ready to serve ads on your website/blog.

Adsense Placement

Please keep in mind:

Adsense does better below your nav bar – not above

The closer Adsense is to your content, the better it performs. The best placement is right above your content

If you have a 3 column theme with a left side column, Adsense does well placed in this left side column as well.

How to create your first Adsense ad

Assuming your account has been approved, let’s jump in and create your very first Adsense ad. As I mentioned, for this article we’ll create an ad above your content. More specifically, we’ll create a 336×280 (large square ad) and place it below your post title but before your content on each of your articles. We’ll additionally only show this ad to search engine visitors. I’ll explain why below. To create your ad, do the following:

To create your ad, do the following:

  1. 1. Login to your Adsense account.

  2. 2. Click on the My ads tab at the top.

  3. 3. Press the New ad unit button. The new ad screen will appear prompting you for information about your new ad.

  4. 4. In the Name field, put a name for your ad. I generally use the name of my blog, followed by the ad size. For example: Side Income Blogging – Large Square . The name really doesn’t matter, as long as it is meaningful to you.

  5. 5. In the Size field, select: 336 x 280 – Large Rectangle ( this tends to be the best performing Adsense ad )

  6. 6. For Ad type, use the default: Text & Image / Rich Media Ads. This will allow a combination of text, image and animated ads.

  7. 7. Custom Channels allow you to view and track detailed about your ads, so you’ll definitely want to use a channel. To create a newcustom channel, click on the Create new custom channel link. In the pop-up, type a name for your channel and press Save. The new channel will automatically be associated with your ad.

  8. 8. Ad style/color Palette will allow you to select the colors for your ad. Proper color selection is critical to good performance. The ad should blend with your content and specifically with your link colors. Here’s how to select your colors: Border – Use the same color as your background. Generally this will be #FFFFFF (white), you don’t want a border to show. Title – Same as your link color. Background – Same color as Border. Text – #CCCCCC. URL – #cccccc. Use the defaults for the remainder of the settings. These colors are based on testing I’ve done and the experience of other bloggers I’ve talked with.

  9. 9. Click Save and get code .

  10. 10. Copy the ad code, and save it somewhere handy, as we’ll be using it shortly to show the ad on your site.

Testing your Adsense code

lets say you’ve waiting a few hours, it’s time to test your changes and make sure everything is working. Pick your post that ranks highest in the search engines (often the one that gets the most search engine traffic). You can use Google Analytics to determine this. Since you came from a search engine, Who Sees Ads should recognize that, and at the top of your post you should see an Adsense Ad just below your post title and before your post content.

If you navigate to your blog then view the same post (without using Google), you should not see the ad.

If for some reason you don’t see an ad or see an error, double check the code above, and recheck your adsense ad settings.


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