There are many bloggers who are looking for the best ad network to monetize their blog with, if you meet any blogger that has been in the business for some months, they would refer you to Google AdSense.
Google AdSense is by far the best ad network to monetize your blog. By being the best, they have good payouts, server great ad units that matches with your blog content but all this can come at a price, you need to have a good and working site that can be able to serve these ads. Now, many will let you know that getting your site approved for Google AdSense is very difficult. I can tell you that they are wrong.
Here’s the gist, this blog, Qualytech.net is a new blog, roughly one and the half month old as the time of writing this article and it is already serving Google AdSense ads. I didn’t buy the AdSense account if that’s what you think, all it took was a little study and a commitment.
I’ll advise you that before applying for Google AdSense, you need to take some things into consideration like what kind of sites qualifies for Google AdSense revenue, do I have enough content on my blog, how much traffic do I have on my blog. However, having as little as 50 pageviews a day can help you get AdSense ads running on your blog, but anyway, let’s see the types of sites that qualifies for Google AdSense revenue.
Types of sites that qualifies for Google AdSense revenue
The most basic of Google AdSense tips are what types of sites make the most money with Google AdSense. The simplest answer to this burning question is a site that has a “lot of content focused on a particular topic” with “a high volume of traffic.” From this you can see that a micro-niche blog has the tendency of qualifying to serve Google AdSense than a macro-niche blog. But more specifically, there are three types of sites you should aim to create if you want to earn AdSense revenue. They are;
- A Blog Site: As opposed to sites where there are a couple of pages with content that rarely change, blogs are sites where you and others (whose content you will also be responsible for in terms of AdSense policies) will add new content on a regular basis. For some blogs, the frequency can be anywhere from hourly to monthly. This depends on a variety of factors, including the number of contributors and the amount of time the owners and editors have to review and publish content.Popular blogs like the Daily Dot use Google AdSense to monetize their visitors, which contribute to approximately five to ten million impressions per month, according to Google Display Planner. They place Google AdSense banners in a variety of areas throughout their site, including in the header, blog post footer, and between top posts listings in each category.
With the various sizing options that Google AdSense provides and the variety of templates and themes that you can use with different blogging platforms, monetizing your site with Google AdSense is the easiest way to go for most beginners who want to make money with Google.
- A Forum Site: If you are not comfortable with the idea of creating your own content or managing content contributors, the next best type of site to generate AdSense revenue is a forum. Forums are places people go to discuss specific topics. For example, the following is catforum.com, dedicated to cat lovers everywhere and monetized with Google AdSense.This is a highly active forum with over one million posts and over 49,000 members. Non-paying members of the site will see Google AdSense ads when they come to login and throughout their visit in discussions.
When it comes to forums, you will have to create content first, but instead of lengthy blog content, you will have to create discussions and find people to start engaging with you in those discussions. Over time, more and more people will come to discuss the topic of focus, and your visitors will ultimately start clicking on ads related to that topic. Just be sure to review special AdSense policies in relation to user generated content.
- A Free Online Tool Site: For developers or those who have the budget to hire developers, creating a site with a free online tool is another way to earn AdSense revenue. Free online tools can become hugely popular, especially if you can find the right target audience to use it and have them recommend it to their community.Take GIFmaker.me. This site has a free online tool that allows you to create GIFs, which are becoming highly popular on social media networks. While creating a free GIF, the site visitor is shown several Google AdSense ads at the top of the site and in the sidebars.
Those are the three types of sites that qualifies to serve Google Ads. If you read the types of sites and their meaning, you will already have a glimpse on how you can make Google AdSense accept your site to serve their ads.
I must also let you know that making your site load faster can also go a long way to improving your chances of getting your site to be accepted by Google AdSense. Think of how often you browse the internet on your phone. Now, imagine what you would do if a mobile site takes more than 5 seconds to load. Mobile performance is key to capturing customers. In order to improve your website loading speed, I’ll advice you to download “The AdSense Guide to Mobile Success”. Click here to download.
No matter which type of site you use for Google AdSense, the three keys to successfully monetizing your website are the following. First, you have to make sure that the topic you choose for your blog, forum, or free online tool is something that people will be interested in and, therefore, something they will search for.
You can use Google’s free AdWords Keyword Planner tool to see if a topic you are thinking about is popular amongst Google search users. For example, gif maker gets 110,000 average monthly searches, which attributes to their over one million visitors per month according to SimilarWeb. You will want to make sure that keyword is used in appropriate places on your site, as directed by Google Webmaster Guidelines under the section titled Help Google understand your pages.
Second, you have to create something useful for the visitors who come to your website. Granted, your ultimate goal is for them to click on your ads to generate revenue. But if you do not create informative blog posts, moderate engaging discussions, or provide a valuable tool, then people will stop coming to your website, and you will ultimately lose the visitors you need to click on your ads.
Third, promote your blog, forum, or tool to get the visitors you need to consume your content, engage in discussion, and use your tool. By promoting your site, you will help it gain social media shares and valuable backlinks, the latter of which will help your site ultimately rank well in search engines. You can again refer to Google Webmaster Guidelines under the section titled Help Google find your pages to learn more about how to boost your website’s rankings in search engines the right way.