Whether or not you’re aware of it, Google AdSense is all around you. In fact, did you know that it’s likely that you encounter it dozens of times per day without even realizing it. Did you also know that thousands of people are making passive income using Google Adsense every day? Probably not.
Let me explain, when you see a banner advertisement on a website, there’s a pretty good chance that it’s a Google AdSense banner. When you see a text ad for something you’re reading about on a website, it’s also likely that it’s a Google AdSense advertisement too. When you click on these banners, Google makes a little money and also shares a percentage of that money with the website owner. You may be thinking “a little money” doesn’t sound that appealing but when you start to add up all the clicks – a little money can quickly become a lot of money, hence Google’s stock price.
The question is: what exactly is AdSense and how do you cash in on it? Below, you’ll read about the AdSense basics and how you can apply the service to your online money making venture. As someone interested in making an online income, AdSense is something you simply must know about. That being said, entire books have been written on the topic of Adsense and how to make money from it, so this article will serve more as a Google Adsense 101 than as a comprehensive guide on making money with Adsense. Don’t worry though; we’ll be adding additional articles on Adsense that cover more than just the basics so make sure to subscribe to our RSS feed.
Let’s get started. What is Adsense exactly?
AdSense is one half of Google’s primary online advertising solution. It is a service that allows you to place paid ads on your website or blog. Those ads could be text or graphic based. They could also be Flash based, meaning they display multiple frames instead of one static image.
Thousands of people place these ads on their websites to earn extra income from their website. Google, with an ever-present reach and influence online, has hundreds of thousands of advertisers. By using AdSense on your website, you gain immediate access to all those advertisers interested in placing ads on your site. This saves you the time of having to go out and find companies to advertise on your website or blog because Google has already done that for you!
Is it the same as AdWords?
No, AdWords and AdSense are two separate solutions. The easiest way to differentiate them is by their intended user. AdWords is for advertisers while AdSense is for website owners. For example, if you are looking to promote a new product online, you are an advertiser and would use AdWords. If you are looking to simply earn income from your website, you are a website owner and would use AdSense.
AdWords users are the people who create the ads that display on AdSense users’ websites.
How does it work?
The first step, as with most online money making methods, is to setup your own personal account. This process should only take a few minutes. It’s extremely straightforward and easy to navigate.
Next, you want to give AdSense some information about what your website is all about. The more specific you get and the more details you provide, the more money you will make. The idea is to let AdSense know what your visitors are interested in.
Once AdSense has this information, it will grab advertisements that match your website’s topic. For example, if you own a website about motorcycles, the ads that display on your website will be motorcycle-centric.
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