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Tips to Increase Adsense Revenue

Adsense is one of the top advertisement program for Bloggers. We have already talked about why Adsense and even for newbie, we have added complete guide to create Adsense account. Now, it’s time for moving one step further and learn some of the basic and some advance tips to Increase Adsense revenue. There are many tips which are basic but very effective.
One thing which I would like to suggest about placement of your ads is, make sure you don’t violate Adsense policies by putting ads in such a way, that it will make users to click it or never ask someone to click your own ads. Adsense new interface has some easy to use features, which will surely help you to boost your revenue.

DIY tips to Increase Adsense revenue :

Well it’s a common saying, traffic is directly proportional to money in Blogging, but it’s not really true in term of Adsense advertising. Reason being, there are many factors which affect your Adsense income. This includes, Placement of ads, Ad type, Traffic source, and most important Adsense CPC. If you are doing Keyword research, keep an eye on CPC column. Higher the CPC is, better it is for you as Adsense publisher. You should target high CPC word keyword and clicks on such ads will usually be higher.
One thing which I don’t like about Adsense is Interest based advertising as this type of ads are performing the least under my Adsense performance channel. Alright, lets move to the point and understand some of the simple and advance ways to increase Google Adsense income.
Size/Location: 
This is one of the most common factor for getting low and high CTR. You should try putting Adsense ads around the content and above the fold. You can blend the ad with your site design and as I said, above the fold ads perform really great than below the ad fold.

One thing, which normally blogger ignore is link based ads. Link ads are different from banner ad and they don’t decrease the CTR of main ads, if optimized properly. I usually prefer to keep it on the header navbar. When you are designing a website for Adsense income, you should keep Adsense heatmap in your mind. This way you can easily create an adsense optimized themes and design for your new site.
Here are some of the Adsense sizes, which work out the most:
  • 336 * 280 : Large Rectangle
  • 300*250 :
  • 728*90
  • 160*600
As you can see, in Adsense world Size matters.


As you can see, in Adsense world Size matters.

Organic Traffic. /U.S :

Adsense ads perform the best when your traffic source is from search engine. I also believe, interest based ads might not perform that great if you are getting direct traffic more. Many people complain about low CPC and low Adsense income despite of giving millions of impression/month. This is mostly have to do with CPC and traffic source. Start targeting traffic from countries like U.S.A, U.K and you will end up getting high CPC. You can learn about On page SEO optimization techniques, which will help you the most. Also check out:
Adsense for Search:
Adsense offers many ways to monetize your site and you should try to take advantage of all ad types. Adsense for search not only help you monetize but also help in user navigation. I have already shared a guide on setting up Adsense for Search.
 
Adsense section targeting: 
Adsense is a contextual ad network and it works based on the content of your page. Now that includes your header and footer part, and because of this ads shown along with your article might come out to be irrelevant. Adsense section targeting is a quick technique to add two line of code before and after the content and your ad will be targeted to the content. Here is an official guide to implement Adsense section targeting.

Also read: 50 Ways to boost Google Adsense revenue

Image or Text Ads:
This is one of the myth of Adsense, that image ads work more. By blocking an ad type or ad category, you decrease the competition on your ad and this also decreases the eCPM of your ads. Prefer to use both the ad type.
 
Ads between post:
Though, this may give bad reader experience but if you in big time mood to monetize a dead site more and increase adsense revenue, this one works great. You can easily configure adsense ads to match with your page background and color and add 468*60 or text link ads in between post. You can also add 7-10px padding for not giving worse reading experience to your readers.
 
Placement targeting:
Adsense placement targeting This is one tip which many blogger are not doing. When you create a channel, you have an option to add more details about your ad types and put it for auction in the market by opting for placement targeting. This increases the competition and ad value on your site goes up. To enable this for every custom channel, you have to do it manually. To enable placement targeting on your existing cust. channel, you need to login to your Adsense account > My ads > Custom > Custom Channels. Now, click on one of the name and a screen like this will pop up. Simply add the details and put a tick mark on placement targeting.
 
Adsense Blacklist URL’s :
Adsesne Blacklist
There are many advertisers/site which pays really less/click. There used to be a site for getting the Adsense ad black list, but if you have a list of yours or you know about site which perform really bad, you can block that advertiser URL. I have done it and it improved my revenue by 10% in a week time. This also include blocking your competitor ads to display on your site.
 
Adsense Category blocking : 
Adsense Category Blocking In new adsense interface, category blocking feature has become much easier to use. You can quickly see which all category of as is performing worse and you can block those categories. I usually block those categories who have good percentage of impression but very low Earning %age. This can also be configured via your Allow and block ads page.
 
Adsense for Youtube:
If you are a video publisher or upload videos on Youtube, you can monetize your copyright video by Youtube publisher program. I have been using it for long and it perform really good. It depends upon traffic on your Youtube videos and these days adsense for Youtube is making almost $40-45/month. Here are some guide to get started with it:
Experiment: 
If your only source of income is Google Adsense revenue, then this is one tip which will give the best result for now. Adsense tips given above are not all thumb of the rule. They are just generic tips to maximize income. But it may help or may not help in some cases. For example, some time placing 3 adsense ads unit on a page decreases the CTR and eCPM of the page. Though again it depend upon the page design and ad placement. So, you need to test things out and see what works the best for you. Play with link colors and see which link color combination is generating maximum CTR.
Do share one tip which work out the most for you and helped you to maximize your Adsense revenue?
In case your Google adsense if not approved you can have a look at my other post on adsense alternative programs.
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How To Get A Youtube Partnership?

Video blogging is becoming popular and YouTube is one of the favorite site for other to host their videos. Do you know you can make money from videos which you are uploading on YouTube by using YouTube partnership program. More over by becoming a Youtube partner you will get more detailed insight of your uploaded videos.
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When you search online  “how to get youtube partnership ?” Some people will say that you need that much of  subscribers or that much of  total upload views, but the real facts are
  1. You can easily get youtube partnership when you are making videos by yourself, i.e not copying anybodies content, uploading those videos of which you are the owner, having copyrights etc.
  2. If you are regularly uploading videos like minimum one video per week.
  3. Make such videos that are helpful to others, you can make on tutorials, we make on health related issues.
  4. You should have adsense account to apply for youtube partnership.
  5. Getting into YouTube Partnership program is not easy. Your earlier uploaded videos should have millions of views. (Tip credit: @blogsdna)

Benefits of becoming a Youtube partner

  1. You will be able to make money from videos uploaded by you on Youtube using Adsense.
  2. When you are approved as a partner, you will be given a branding option, through which you will be able to put banners and image maps, able to connect google analytics account, and can add video page banner.
  3. You can brand your channel with mobile options also.
Every time when you will upload a new video youtube will ask you to write “I created this video and I own all rights to all content in the video” and you need to tick that you have not recorded any live programs or live events, or t.v shows etc. You can see complete list of benefits which you will get after becoming a YouTube partner here.

Changes in Adsense Account after Youtube Partnership:

You will see one more tracking channel with Youtube Option where your earning of youtube will be shown, just in the same way as that adsense for content, there you will see adsense for host content.
If you are one of those who create your own videos, you can learn more about Youtube adsense partnership on official page and apply for Youtube partnership program.
Do let us know if you are going to apply for Youtube Partnership and planning to make money out of  YouTube videos? How much revenue is it making for you and what other benefits you are getting for being a youtube partner?
This is a guest post by Vikram who blogs at Wacky5.
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50 Ways To Boost Your Google Adsense Revenue

I’m not going to talk about why adsense is best advertising program, as even posting some of the best adsense alternative, no one is clearly close to what Adsense pays us. I have been using Adsense for long and been testing and playing with Adsense, to increase my Google Adsense revenue.
Increase Adsense Revenue
Adsense offers many ways like section targeting, remove low paying ad category, ad blacklist and many other features which can be used by any adsense blogger to give a significant boost to their Adsense income.
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Google Adsense revenue increment tips:

Well, here at ShoutMeLoud, we have covered many tutorials in the past to increase Adsense income by implementing some of the best practices. Here, I’m creating a list of 50 such tips, which a normal Blogger like you and me can follow to increase our Google Adsense revenue.
Though, Adsense doesn’t work the same for everyone, so my suggestion is to keep experimenting and follow the one which works the best for you. For example, many blogger suggest to use only text based ads but my suggestion is to use both Image + text ads, as many image ads pays for PPV and more over you will have more ad options to show.
  1. Strickly follow the Adsense rules
  2. Choose high paying Niche for your blog
  3. Find your Keywords
  4. Check the Keyword density you just selected
  5. Placing ads on the top of a page is good
  6. Using images and Text ads together is good
  7. Use non-standard types of ads
  8. Choose the right Adense format for your blog
  9. Use Adsense for search
  10. Use multiple ad units
  11. Change the color of your ads to match your web site Palette
  12. Use Adsense multiple Palettes
  13. Use horizontal link units (navbar, Above post)
  14. Do occasional experiments with positioning of ads
  15. Ad placement
  16. Avoid borders on the ads
  17. Turn low paying units into image only ads
  18. Promote your site with Google Adword
  19. Reduce total number of out going links on the page
  20. Create multiple ad banners
  21. Use all possible Adsense features available
  22. Choose the right ads for the content
  23. Make sure your ads are visible
  24. Use section targeting
  25. Your link units should be in hot spots where they can be seen easily by visitors
  26. Get targeted traffic
  27. Drive traffic to your blogs by SEO and backlinks.
  28. Use Adword tools to help your site
  29. Use Adsense channels to track performance
  30. Avoid MFA ( made for Adsense ) sites
  31. Keep track of your ads
  32. Block low paying advertisers with Competitive Filters
  33. Don’t overblock ads
  34. Use Adsense preview tool
  35. For short article place ads on the top of the content
  36. For long articles place ads in the middle of the content as well
  37. Avoid using common blog words
  38. Do not set Google AdSense as a secondary ad option
  39. Publish fresh content
  40. Register on hub pages and use the same Adsense account
  41. Register on bukisa and use the same Adsense account
  42. Register on docstoc and upload files with the same Adsense account
  43. Make use of Revenue sharing sites
  44. Join Youtube Partners
  45. Get rid of public service ads
  46. Avoid titles such as sponsored ads in widgets
Well, I wish if I could update this list to 100 some day, but I believe these 50 tips are good enough to get you started to improve Adsense revenue. One thing, which I highly suggest for any new blogger who is just starting with Adsense, learn about basics of Adsense, terms like ROI, CPC and custom channels, will help you to manage and understand how adsense is performing. Also, Adsense can now be integrated with Analytics, which will help you to track which page and which keyword is performing the best for you.
If you have a tip to share for me and others, in order to boost Google Adsense revenue, I’m all ears.
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101 Tactics to Drive Blog Traffic Which You Can Use Right Now

Traffic is very important to the success of every webmaster and blogger. It doesn’t matter how great your content is, it still needs to be read and it is traffic that makes this possible. This post will be listing 101 ways by which you can Drive Blog Traffic.
Drive Blog Traffic
By driving traffic doesn’t mean just getting more visitors. Before you start with your drive traffic campaign, make sure you set your goals. For example, if you are building traffic for your consumer website, you need to take care of demographics. Getting those visitors, who doesn’t have purchasing power is waste of time and resource. Similarly, on blogs, if you are not getting targeted traffic from search engines or from referral sites, your conversion rate and CTR will be too low.
So let’s start with my big list of traffic driving formula for your blog. Do remember, we keep updating the article as we learn more. Don’t forget to bookmark this page for future reference.

101 Awesome tips to drive blog traffic

1. Write quality Posts :
This is the first tip which anyone would give to you. A Quality blog comes with quality content. Write well researched and detailed information. A good post will not only be loved by your readers, it will also get you natural back links which will improve your search engine traffic.
2.Comment on other blogs:
Needless to say, commenting helps in many ways. Free Backlinks and also for personal branding. Follow one thumb rule: Comment only when you have some value to add, else if you like the post and want to show your appreciation, instead of just saying “nice post”, like or share that post.
3. Guest post on other blogs:
With article directory value decreasing, it’s always a good idea to start guest posting. With a clever guest post campaign, you can build HQ backlinks and also increase your credibility. For a good Moz rank, it’s important to get high backlink and also to your internal pages and now homepage alone.
4. Optimize your blog for search engines:
Alright, I know SEO scares you but believe me it’s easier than installing a WordPress blog. It’s like some good practice that everyone should follow. Learn about onpage SEO and also about how to give proper SEO structure to your blog. My suggestion, spend 2 hours a day for learning SEO and by the end of month, you can take care of most of basic SEO issues.
5. Participate in forums related to your niche and include a link to your blog in your signature.
6. Make use of trackbacks – A trackback on copyblogger sent me over 20 unique visitors.
7. Write List posts.:
Now, when I say write list posts, it doesn’t mean go ahead and work like “Top 10″ “Top 101″, make sure your list is up to the mark and actually contains “Top” “Best of” instead of random websites or apps in your list.
8. Write top 10 posts:
9. Write 101 list posts like this.
10. Write about how to drive traffic to blog:
Everyone needs traffic and share your strategy which works for you. People like other bloggers who share the secret instead of keeping it to them.
11. Build your mailing list :
Email marketing has existed from long and it will be there for long. People don’t like to miss Emails, and by creating a targeted mailing list, you are actually making a fortune for yourself.
12. Write for tutorial sites – Like tutorialized.com, many of these sites can send you thousands of visitors per article.
13. Work on getting covered by the media – this alone can help you gain a lot of traffic.
14. Write Link-bait posts.
16. Join blogging communities (like BlogEngage)
17. Join secret bloggers club where they do retweet and promote each others post – this alone can send you a decent number of traffic.
18. Blog Pinging:
Always ping your blog after writing your blog posts using a site like pingomatic (Ping O Matic) – this allows some sites to cover and and can lead to an inflow of blog traffic.
19. Submit your blog to blog carnivals.
20. Start a Contest –
Who doesn’t like free stuff? Start a giveaway or blog contest and get more real targeted subscribers. You will be amazed with the response which you usually get for contest. You can always start with 1-2 free domain giveaway.
21. Create cool videos related to your niche and mass distribute it to video sites by using a service like tubemogul.com.
22. Use your blog URL as signature in your email. (Use Wisestamp addon)
23. Submit your blog to feed directories – they can distribute your blog posts to so many sites thereby leading to increase traffic to blog.
24. Write a press release about your blog and submit it to free press release websites.
25. Advertise your blog using Google Adwords.
26. Advertise your blog using Facebook Ads.
27. Advertise your blog on your local television station.
28. Advertise your blog on your local radio station.
29. Advertise your blog on your local newspaper.
30. Advertise your blog on online yellow pages.
31. Create a professional twitter account, get some followers and start tweeting your blog posts (make sure to use #hashtags).
32. Add social sharing buttons to your blog (at the end of all posts, preferably) – you will get more traffic when people share your posts.
33. Submit your blog to blog directories – they also send some good traffic (especially if you are a new blogger).
34. Submit your blog to website directories – every little traffic adds.
35. Submit articles to article directories.
36. Start a controversial topic – Be very careful with this though, so that you won’t regret your action.
37. Make sure you are listed in DMOZ – this is a Google-respected directory and getting listed can improve your rankings in Google and other search engines overnight, thereby leading to more traffic.
38. Sue Google or any big company – the media will cover this and boom you are already getting lots of traffic.
39. Always submit your posts to Stumbleupon (make sure you submit many other site’s posts to so that they don’t ban you for spamming).
40. Always use tags in your posts.
41. Answer questions on yahoo answers and use your blog as the source.
42. Write a post featuring the top influencers in your niche e.g. top ten internet marketing blogs, they might retweet the post and you will get some traffic.
43. Contact many bloggers and ask them the same questions, compile all their answers into a post – They will most likely retweet it.
44. Interview the top bloggers in your niche – they will retweet it and they might even end up linking to it on their blog.
45. Be the first to cover top news – big blogs like techcrunch will cover it later and link to you as the source.
46. Get listed in Google news.
47. Write a post containing pictures only – A great example is, the top 10 most ugly buildings on earth. (Social bookmarking traffic)
48. Make video posts. Video Blogging is great way to go viral.
49. Write posts in relation to celebrities e.g. What Michael Jackson’s death taught me about blogging.
50. Write great, super-duper, killer headlines – headlines matters a lot nowadays.
51. Do something that has never been done (sounds difficult? It won’t go unrewarded :)).
52. Submit your blog posts to niche social news sites like Sphinn and Bizsugar.
53. Look for a top or medium blogger in your niche and disagree or agree strongly with one of their posts – they will want to prove themselves in another post and they will end up linking to you, and this means more traffic.
54. Advertise your blog on craiglist.
55. Try and review products related to your niche on Amazon, you can link to your blog in your review.
56. Review big websites related to your niche on Alexa and try to link back to your site in the review.
57. Submit your posts to digg – try to look at which type of post goes popular there, submiting its type will help you get similar results.
58. Contact a few of your blogging friends (maybe 10) and ask them to help you share and vote your blog post on social bookmarking sites.
59. Interview many Top  people in your niche at a time.
60. Do a face-off comparing some top bloggers in your niche.
61. Take a look at a celebrity that has a lot of fans and write a post on why the fellow is not supposed to have any fan ;).
62. Make sure your readers subscribe to your feed, this will bring about more repeat visitors (which is worth more than one-time visits).
63. Try ot be a social media power user.
64. Make influencers and power users your friend.
65. Make it easier to translate the content on your blog – this helps you gain more international visitors.
66. Proofread your blog posts regularly – many people won’t link to unprofessional articles.
67. Start a very creative product/company/website – a lot of big blogs (like techcrunch) would like to write about you.
68. Make the news at all costs – people will search for your name in Google and then land on your website.
69. Sponsor charities and give them a link to your blog, they will be very happy to link to you thereby leading to more traffic.
70. Build a very useful tool e.g. a great SEO tool – this will lead to more link to your website and more traffic too.
71. Join a blog webring.
72. Add a forum to your blog.
73. Try to have guest posters on your blog – Some of my high traffic posts are from guest authors.
74. Advertise your blog on billboards and flyers offline – offline marketingcan also help.
75. Make a custom T-shirt with your name on it, distribute some to other people freely and also make sure you wear yours regularly.
76. Write great posts that start with [Pls Don’t Read] – people are so curious and will want to read, thereby sharing your great post.
77. Try to do free blogging seminars in your local area, collaborate with top people over there and let them help you gather people together – use the free seminar as an opportunity to advertise your blog.
78. Sponsor blog contests in your niche – this is a cool way to get backlinks and blog traffic.
79. Be a friend of all top bloggers in your niche – they can mention you once in a while thereby leading to more traffic to you.
80. Write an “Ultimate Guide” to something – this often goes viral thereby leading to more retweets, shares and traffic.
81. Creat a survey about a popular subject and publish the result out for the public to see – this will lead to backlinks and traffic.
82. Write a blog post listing the top power users on a particular social bookmarking site – this will lead to more backlinks and traffic.
83. Create a post that ranks people/things/place – e.g. “The top 10 cities in the world” (try to make this go in line with your niche).
84. Regularly create infographics.
85. Release a free ebook and link to your website in it, it can go viral and lead to more traffic for you – I am not talking of ebook to build your list, I am talking of something absolutely free.
86. Create free CSS templates and submit them to CSS directories while linking back to your blog.
87. Have a custom design for your blog under a great framework and tell the developers to showcase your blog in their gallery.
88. Launch a traffic contest – tell several people to do their best to send traffic to your blog in a month. Make sure you give the top referer a price (the price must be attarctive if you want the best).
89. Create several great podcasts and submit it to itunes (with a link back to your blog, of course).
90. Try to make it to the delicious frontpage.
91. Have a facebook fan page for your blog – I didn’t know how much traffic I was losing by not having one until recently.
92. Always do a weekly link love post in which you link to 10 or more bloggers, if you do this consistently you will begin to get more people link to you also thereby leading to more traffic.
93. Always do keyword research before you write your posts – many people are missing a lot of search engine traffic because of this.
94. Create a mobile version of your blog – catering for different types of audience means more traffic for you, some people only browse from their mobile phones.
95. Create an iPhone app for your website – iPhone is very popular and you can leverage its power to your benefit.
96. Create a keyword-rich squidoo lens for your blog.
97. Create a keyword-rich hubpages hub for your blog.
98. Participate in website groups like Google Groups etc.
99. Advertise your website using the stumbleupon ads – the more people like your ad, the more free traffic you can get.
100. Put your blog address on your business card – many people overlook small things like this, yet it works.
101. Write great April fool jokes on the first of every april e.g. Google has been bought by Microsoft (people love to hear things like this)

BONUS TIPS to Drive more Traffic to Blog

1. Be on every social networking sites and post a link to your latest article everyday (this alone will get you hundreds of views to your articles daily and more backlinks to increase your search engine rankings).
2. Do everything in this post – I am a close friend (very close) to almost all of you reading this post and I know you are only planning to read and share this post, why not do everything listed in this post and see how it works?
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AdSense tips (part 3)

In part one of the AdSense tips you found out how to improve your keywords and how to build theme-based content.
Then we showed you the importance of positioning the ads and how to increase your revenue by adding multiple AdSense units.

AdSense Tip #11: Show images above or next to your ads


Placing images above AdSense ads is not necessarily prohibited by program policies. However, depending on the method of implementation this could be considered encouraging users to click on ads. So you should include a border line between the ads and the images. Don't show specific products in your images, in order not to mislead the visitors. Just use generic images that will increase the visibility of your ads.

AdSense Tip #12: Use section targeting


Use section targeting to emphasize some content in your page. On your site, place this code where you want to emphasize.
<!-- google_ad_section_start -->
Content you want to emphasize.
<!-- google_ad_section_end -->

If you want some content to be ignored, use 

<!-- google_ad_section_start(weight=ignore) -->

AdSense Tip #13: Alternate the colors of your ads


AdSense allows you to have up to 4 color variations for each variable for which you can specify color. You should do that if you put AdSense ads on pages that receive many impressions from the same visitors (for example forums) to reduce ad blindness. For example:

google_color_border = ["628098","628098","000000","000000"]; 
google_color_link = ["000000","BBB90C","BBB90C","628098"]; 
google_color_url = ["000000","628098","000000","000000"];
google_color_text = ["628098","628098","000000","000000"]; 

AdSense Tip #14: Your Google ads should be visible


Make sure your text ads are visible to the surfers in all screen formats. If you put the ads in a table, give sufficient breathing room, i.e. proper cell padding and cell spacing to make the ads stand out from the rest of your content.

AdSense Tip #15: Use AdSense channels


You can categorize the content of your website into channels and then track your performance. This way you can experiment with different types of ads and see which is performing the best. Instead of buying an AdSense tracker, you can enter the most important pages in your site and see how they are doing. Create up to 200 channels for AdSense.
AdSense channel

Let's recap our AdSense tips


  • create interesting to read pages, focused on a theme
  • integrate AdSense in your layout
  • put yourself in the shoes of your visitors and experiment with the ads
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AdSense tips (part 2)

In part one of the AdSense tips you found out how to improve your keywords and how to build theme-based content.
  • AdSense Tip #1: Your keywords are important
  • AdSense Tip #2: Improve your keywords
  • AdSense Tip #3: Keep your website focused on a theme
  • AdSense Tip #4: Write a new page every day
  • AdSense Tip #5: Choose the right AdSense format
The next AdSense tips will show you the importance of positioning the ads and how to increase your revenue by adding multiple AdSense units.

AdSense Tip #6: Color tips


When creating your Google AdSense ads it is recommended to use the color scheme and style of your website so that the ads blend in well. Ads without background color and borders perfom better than ads within borders with background color.

Create a custom AdSense palette:
  • border color = background color of your web site
  • background color = background color of your web site
  • link color = blue, color of your links
  • url color = black, #999999
  • text color = black, #333333, color of your main content
You can also rotate your color palette: select multiple color palettes that blend with your site to create variety.

AdSense Tip #7: Position tips


Visitors tend to look at the big headlines to see if your page is worth reading. If you get them interested, they will read the text and look for your navigation links.

Place the AdSense ads in a prominent place around the top/left part of your page or under your headlines, where your visitors are most likely to look at.

If you have an article page with a long body of text, the bottom of that article is a good place for AdSense ads because your visitors read the text and then they want more resources.

AdSense Tip #8: Increase the number of ads, but not too much


If you have a lot of text on a page, use multiple AdSense units. You can use up to three AdSense units on a page, two AdSense search boxes and one unit of ad links.

Link units allow the user to refine what they're interested in. So if they may not be interested in specific ads on your page, they might be interested in a particular topic, and by clicking on a link unit and a link in the link unit, they'll be able to specify that they're interested in that specific topic and get a lot more options and variety on the ads that might appear.

AdSense for Search allows visitors to search Google.com or your sites (up to 3 domains). You earn money whenever they click on the ads that come up on the search results. If you click the Open search results in a new browser window checkbox in the AdSense for Search settings, you won't lose your visitors.

AdSense Tip #9: Preview Google ads


You can find out what ads will be served by Google AdSense if you install Google AdSense Preview Tool, a very simple tool available only for Internet Explorer 6.0. Click to advertiser sites without generating invalid clicks, and easily add their URLs to your URL filter list. Because AdSense uses geo-targeting, Google serves different ads for other countries. Instead of faking your IP or travelling abroad to test your ads, use this AdSense tool to see what ads see your visitors from France, Germany or other countries.

There may be no Google AdSense ads available for your webpage, so Googlw will display Public Service Ads. You can hide them using alternate colors or images. Make sure you include the image in a simple html file as a link (use target="_top"). The image size should be the same as the dimension of AdSense units. In the alternate url box, enter the absolute url of the html file.

Read more about alternate ads.

AdSense Tip #10: What not to do


  • Don't click on your own ads
  • Don't ask others to click on your Google ads
  • Don't manually change AdSense code
  • Don't place Google ads on sites that include prohibited content (e.g.: adult sites)
  • Don't employ cloaking, hidden text or farm links
  • Don't use AdSense ads on the same page with similar ads (e.g.: Yahoo Publisher Network)
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AdSense tips

Google AdSense is a pay-per-click (PPC) program that can give you advertising revenue from each page on your website with a minimal investment in time and no additional resources.

AdSense delivers relevant ads that are targeted to the content people find on your site.

In many advertising networks and websites, including AdSense, the advertiser is charged for advertising their ad only when a user clicks on their ad. How much they pay (for that click) is called their Cost Per Click or CPC.

Here you will find some simple and effective AdSense tips that will increase your revenue. If you haven't already joined AdSense program, you should sign up first.

Now it's time to show you some tips and tricks that will optimize your AdSense ads.



Top 15 AdSense tips


AdSense Tip #1: Find your keywords


Before serving ads on a web page, check its keyword density. A free and advanced tool for finding the most prominent keywords in a page can be found here: SEO Density Analyzer. Copy the most important keywords to a text file ([web page name]-adsense-keywords.txt).

AdSense Tip #2: Improve your keywords


Get keyword suggestions from Overture Search Inventory and from Google AdWords Sandbox. Get new keywords that can help you improve your ad relevance. Enter the keywords from [web page name]-adsense-keywords.txt and save the suggestions to [web page name]-adsense-suggestions.txt.

AdSense Tip #3: Keep your website focused on a theme


Use the keyword suggestions to enhance your web pages and to build theme-based content. And also try to get your keywords into the anchor text of your incoming links as much as possible. Don't forget that Google AdSense is keyword-targeted advertising: Google AdSense bases its advert topics on your websites content, this means that content-rich websites of a popular topic should attract a large amount of ads.

AdSense Tip #4: Write a new page every day


One of the best tips is to add a new page to your web site every day. The more content you have, the more visitors you will get. Put an AdSense unit on each and every content page of your site. But where? You will find more about that from the next AdSense tips.

AdSense Tip #5: Choose the right AdSense format


Wider formats are successful because the ads are compact, easy to read and are complementary to the content. The top three AdSense formats are:
  1. 336x280 large rectangle
  2. 300x250 medium rectangle
  3. 160x600 wide skyscraper

Another successful format is the 468x15 horizontal ad links, that can be placed under your navigation bar.
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SEO Ideas: Backlinking

What I mean as a high-quality backlinks here is an inner-page that has a high PageRank and dofollow. And the easiest way to add a backlink to our site is definitely blog commenting. First of all, what we need is Mozilla Firefox add-on called SEO Quake. SEO Quake will automatically tell us the PageRank of all pages that appear in search results, and it also can sort the search results base on their PageRank. So basically, this is what we do:# 1. Install SEO Quake add on to your Mozilla Firefox browser.
# 2. Go to Google Advance Search setting, and set the Results per page in to 100.
# 3. Do a search using our targeted keyword + special commands.
# 4. Use SEO Quake to find the PageRank of each page on the results, and sort them base on their PageRank in descending order.In the third step, use these following commands to filter the search results: Find EDU domains only:
“Keyword” inurl:.edu


Find all sites in our topic:
intitle:”Keyword”

Find all inner pages of a specific site, for example digg.com:
“Keyword” site:digg.com

Find only BlogEngine blog:
“Keyword” “Notify me when new comments are added” + “Powered by BlogEngine.NET”

Find only Movable Type blog:
“Keyword” “comment anonymously” + “Email Address” + “Powered by Movable Type”-movabletype.org

Find only WordPress blog:
“Keyword” “name” + “email” + “powered by wordpress”

Find only Blog2evolution blog:
“Keyword” “Your email address will not be Revealed on this site.” + “Your URL Will not be displayed.”

Find only ExpressionEngine blog:
“Keyword” “comment” “Powered By ExpressionEngine”-forum

Find only Drupal blog:
“Keyword” “Your name” “Subject” “Comment” inurl: comment/reply/1

You can see here, the secret key is in the search command that we use. Using the command above, we’ll be able to get hundreds to thousands of high PageRank inner pages where we can leave our backlinks in it.
Yes, because it is a blog comment, some time we need to wait for the moderation, and we also don’t have control on how many comments/outbound link will be in there.
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This time I would like to give you some ideas about what you can do with keywords from SEO Search Terms Tagging 2 plugin. As usual, the main purpose of this steps is to increase the number of visitors to your website. 
 
Below is the step by step blueprint of what I usually do: 
 
# 1. Grab all keywords from the 500 most popular and recent search terms on “WordPress Admin > Settings > SEO SearchTerms 2 > More stats: 500″.
 
Or if you like to have more keywords, 1000 keywords for example, use this URL:
YOURSITE-COM/wp-admin/options-general.php?page=searchterms-tagging2.php&stats=1&count=1000
 
Change YOURSITE-COM with your blog URL, and count=1000 into any number of search terms that you want to retrieve.
 
# 2. Use Google AdWords Keyword Tool to find related keywords and to figure out how many traffic from each keyword. For you to remember, the limit of maximum input is 100 keywords, so this research process has to be done several times. And also remember to login first to your Google Adwords account to get a maximum 800 keywords in the result.
 
# 3. Filter the result base on Local Monthly Searches
(Exact Match) and Approximate CPC if your website displays Adsense ads. Personally, I use 300 Exact monthly searches and  a minimum Approximate CPC $1.
 
# 4. Export/download all filtered keywords to CSV file.
 
# 5. Combine all downloaded files from Google Keyword Tool into a single CSV file.
 
# 6. Import the CSV  file to your favorite keyword research software. I personally use Stealth Keyword Competition Analyzer (SKCA), because it really simple and the result are easier to understand compare to Market Samurai.
 
# 7. Run SKCA to figure out how high the competition level is (based on the number of Allintitle competitors, each site’s PageRank in page one, ect) and the level of commercialization of each keyword (based on how many ads appear in the search result, etc).
 
# 8. Export the final result from SKCA to CSV file.
 
# 9. Open CSV file from SKCA in Microsoft Excel. This is the superiority of SKCA, it gives rank for each keywords based on the competition level and the level of commercialization of the keyword and divides the category into 5: Terrible, Bad, Good, Great, and Excellent.
 
We can safely assume that all keywords in Excellent, Great and Good category are having good traffic, low level of competition and a lot of ads.
 
# 10. Write new article base on the keywords from SKCA, or edit the existing articles. The most important thing is that the article has to score 100% On-Page SEO according to Easy WP SEO plugin, and containing minimal 500 words.
 
# 11. After the article is published, we can start building backlink to it. Either using free backlink service (more on this in my next email) or outsourcing the backlink to someone else.
 
Fiverr.com is a good place to start oursourcing our backlink. It’s cheap, and there are a lot of provider there. You can find almost any gigs about SEO in Fiverr such as social bookmark, edu/gov backlink, blog commenting service, SENukeX, article submission to UAW/MAN/AMR/SEO Linkvine, etc.
 
To get the best service, sort the Fiverr search result based on Popularity, and I usually only order gigs that already has minimal 10 good reviews, with max 4 days delivery time.
 
That’s all. Of course, this is only the blueprint from what I usually do.
 
There is no exact formula, but you can start from this step by step examples to build more power to your website, and in the end, gain more traffic.
 
We all know how important backlink to strengthen rank of our website. So, this time I will discuss about several  backlink provider that are completely free to use. 
 
Just from these 11 websites, you will get thousands of backlink to your websites! :)
 
#1. SocialAdr
 
SocialAdr is one of the best bookmarking services available on the market. It has a simple system that every member has to bookmark other member’s URL in his or her social account to get credit. Each credit means that there will be one of his or her URL that is bookmarked by other member. The system using the power of several major social bookmark site like Delicious and Jumptags for example.
 
 
In IMAutomator, each of our URL will be bookmarked to 15 social bookmark account
belonging to IMAutomator. There is a drip system here, which we can decide how long our URL will be bookmarked, all link in one day, 15 days (one link per day) atau 45 days (one link every few days).
 
 
Here, every URL will be automatically submitted to 100 social bookmark account. Similar to IMAutomator, we also can choose to drip the submit process.
 
 
It is very good to be used to “force” search engine to index our brand new website. This free service submits your website/blog to 2500+  websites (“who is”, “about us”, “website statistic”, type of services).
 
 
This tool will submit your RSS Feed to my private network of RSS Directories/Aggregators, then it will ping each created page to 33
ping services*, which will result in many backlinks towards your URLs (web pages, blog posts, backlinks, etc.).
 
 
This tool will help you submit your Website to 1647 directories fast and easy!
 
 
Free tool for automatically submitting RSS feeds, it is the quickest and most reliable way to submit to the around 25 RSS search engines.
 
 
Article submission service to private blog network like UAW/MAN/SEO Linkvine, etc. The difference is that they also provide free service. For free version, each article submitted will be sent to 30 blog in their blog network.
 
 
Just signup and you’ll get 1000 backlinks absolutely free. There are two types of backlinks provided, forum backlink and blog comment backlink.
 
#10. Only Wire
 
One Button. Publish Everywhere. Send your message to the web’s top social networks with the click of a button.
 
#11. Ping.fm
 
Ping.fm is a simple and free service that makes updating your social networks easy. There are approximately 45 social network that are available to update all in the same time using Ping.fm. Other benefit, there are many WordPress plugin able to automatically submit articles that are just published to Ping.fm, therefore, the 45 other social network at the same time.
 
Hopefully, this list of free backlinks provider gives benefits to your website.