What is Google AdSense?
Google AdSense is one of the most comprehensive tools to monetize your online activity, but it’s not something that should be taken lightly or as a quick fix for your finances. Google AdSense is basically a program for website owners and bloggers to earn money through their websites and blogs by allowing Google do display its ads. For instance, when you visit a content driven website like 9gag, you will see various ads, which are actually placed by Google.
How Can I Monetize My Blog Or Website With Google AdSense?
Google AdSense is basically letting you get a small percentage of the big cut that it makes through advertisements. There are two types of money making features on Google AdSense, namely:
- Impressions – based on the number of views on a page of post that features ads
- Clicks – based on the number of clicks on ads by your website visitors
Once you sign up for Google AdSense, you will receive a code with your new account. Use the code on your website or blog and you’re ready to start earning. You can also customize the way how ads look on your web pages, where they pop up and what kinds of ads are on display. Yes, you can choose what type of ads you want on your website. Once you reach the $100 minimum threshold, Google will either transfer the amount to your bank account or will send you a paper check.
Can I Apply?
Google AdSense works best for bloggers and website owners that use Blogger, as the blogging platform is a subsidiary of the Google family. Adsense also works well with WordPress. You can easily integrate AdSense with WordPress and Blogger and start making money with each impression and click.
Once your application has been approved, you will receive the code for your website which you place anywhere you like. You can also use WordPress plug-ins for more effective ad placement. On the other hand, if you are a free WordPress user, in other words a blogger, you can’t use Google AdSense. That said you can buy WordAds once you have your personal domain. Hence, Google AdSense works best for users of Blogger and self hosted WordPress.
Can I Make Sustained Income from Google AdSense?
You can make a good living from Google AdSense, but you can’t get rich in a flash. It can take you from hours to days and even months before you make your first couple of dollars on your blog or website. That said you can end up making more than $100s in one month as well. It depends on various factors.
For instance, the traffic that your website receives, the keywords visitors search for, the number of visitors who click certain ads and the quality of ads on your website will all have implications on how much you end up making from Google AdSense on a timely basis. The value of the clicks also changes on a daily basis. For instance, if a click is valued at 10 cents on a one day, it can go up to $2 on another.