If you don’t learn how to build a site that attracts targeted traffic then you won’t make much from AdSense.
The commission you receive per click depends on how much advertisers are paying Google for the particular ad. You will earn a share of that amount. I’ve heard of earnings anywhere from 2 cents to $15 per click.
So it is logical to believe that keyword phrases like debt free, employment, make money, mp3, sex, etc. may earn you more per click since these are highly competitive keywords that are searched for quite a bit on the web.
Advertisers generally pay more for popular terms because they are searched for more.
Even though Google will not reveal how much you are earning for each ad that is clicked from your site, you can still login to your account at any time and see the total amount of revenue you’ve generated that day, week, month, year, etc.
For example, if you see that you’ve made $12.60 today from 9 clicks then you can calculate that your average click-thru commission was $1.40 per click. That’s as detailed as their stats will get. Also remember, that’s only an average. You won’t know how much each specific ad brought in.
The amount you’ll earn also depends largely on the amount of targeted traffic you receive to your own site, how well the ads match your audience’s interests, the placement of the ads on your pages, and of course the amount you receive per click.
- Ideally, you should create a site on a topic you know a lot about. That way you’ll have a much easier time creating a generous amount of content on that subject.
- Making a lot of money with AdSense is all about numbers. The more traffic you have, the greater the earning potential.
- Try to promote AdSense on 5 websites (2 blogs, 3 static sites) and monthly checks are usually around the $6,000 mark.
- If simply offering information on a topic you know a lot about and showing how to rank high in the search engines for various keyword phrases. Over 90% of traffic comes from the free search engines.
Tips on Succeeding With AdSense
1. Build Traffic
AdSense is all about targeted traffic. The more people you have on your site that are actually interested in what you have to offer, the more you will potentially make. Just remember that the key to building repeat traffic is to create a website that is useful, unique and full of valuable content.
Test ad sizes, images vs. text, play around with colors, ad unit sizes, you name it. I personally like to have my ads match the background of my site so they blend more.
3. Avoid Free Hosts
We know times are tough economically and a lot of you don’t want to pay for a website. But the facts don’t lie. Successful website owners invest money. Period.