As a blogger, finding ways to monetize your blog is usually a top priority, of course, of course, blogging can be a pastime that you enjoy and do for fun; however, earning extra money is never a bad thing.
During your quest to earn more from your blog, you’ve probably dabbled with Google Ad Sense. You’ve generated the ad units, placed them on your site and watched the profits trickle in.
Yes, Google Ad Sense is a simple and easy to use. However, like any program, there room for improvement. In fact, there is a simple optimization that you can start today to increase your Ad sense earnings by earning more clicks and optimize so your ads are more eye-catching.
5 simple ways to increase your Ad sense earnings
Like any other program, Google Ad sense has strict guidelines pertaining to certain actions. Knowing these from the beginning can save trouble.
Behaviors prohibited by Google Ad Sense include
Tracking viewers into clicking on your ads placing images next to ads, offering compensation for searches or for clicks and so on.
Telling people to click on your ads-writing about the ad in the text and asking readers to click, using any click here languages or imagery next to an ad sense ad and other methods. Next click on your own ads.
Traffic sources must be valid publishers cannot participate in paid-to-click programs to drive traffic. It critical to becoming familiar with Ad Sense’s guidelines before you start to understand the limits that exist.
In certain solutions breaking the rules is grounds for a lifetime ban from the program; this is obviously the last thing you want
Also important to note is the idea that what works for one blogger might not work for you. It’s great to read success stories and tips on how to succeed, but how those steps play out on your on a blog cannot be predicted in advance.
Take the time to monitor your activity on a regular basis and to track what’s working and what’s not. Experiment with different optimizations until you find the right combination for your blog. Like any revenue-earning endeavor, making Ad Sense work for you will take time; however, in the end, it will be well worth the effort.
Experiment with Ad sizes:
According to Google, wider ads tend to perform better than tall ads; they are more redder-friendly because of the fact that they allow readers to read more without having to skip lines as frequently.
Wider ads lead to a more consistent reading pattern and, therefore, a higher click rate. The sizes found to be most effective by Google are the 160*600 wide skyscrapers, the 336*280 large rectangles, and the 728*90 leader board.
But to see how using these plays out, there’s no better place to look than the sorts of viral websites you see popping up in your Facebook feed, such as IFL Science.
These sites experiment regularly with ad place and sizes, trying something new on a regular basis. This leads to a higher potential click-through rate over time. Take a look at your blog to find out where you could incorporate wide ad and start there.
Place Your Ads Where They Are Most Likely To Be Seen and Clicked:
When are most likely to attraction when they are near something that a user is likely to click on anyway. User’s eyes follow the mouse or the finger.
When one of your readers is going to click on something anyway, an ad nears that location likely to draw their attention.
Remember: Solid Content Boosts Advertising Potential:
If the content you create doesn’t attract visitors, the best ad placement and size in the world won’t make a difference. Personal blogs about family life don’t attract advertisers. Who are you trying to reach what interest them? What stories do you have to share?
As you can see in the screenshot of the kitchen above, their ads are contextual one is for blenders and the other is for recipe recommendations. This is super relevant to their typical audience, and also relevant to me.
Make Sure Your Ads Design Meshes with Your Site While Standing Out:
It sounds counterintuitive. However, an ad should mesh with the overall theme of your blog. Something that feels unnatural or overly sticks out will get glossed over because of ad blinders. At the same time, ads should stand out enough to get noticed