Keywords + Adsense = Money
Do you still remember my post last month where I said to concentrate on adsense rather than on page rank? Well, this post is a follow-up post to that where I’ll share what I have done so far to reach $100 a month in adsense. Actually, I just reached that in May and I’m so happy! It’s like another birthday gift to me.
We only have three words to focus on this post. That would be adsense, keywords and money. First, we need to understand what is adsense and how adsense works.
What is Adsense and how adsense works?
I’d sound like a broken record here but for the benefit of those who don’t know, Adsense is a place where you can advertise your websites or products to other websites (bloggers) and you pay per click on your advertisements. They currently offer text ads, image ads and link ads. For us bloggers, this is a way to earn money on our blogs. All we have to do is to copy-paste some code in our blog and adsense will do the rest.
To earn money on adsense, your visitors will click on the ads. Advertisers pay Google to display their ads on your blogs and for every click you give them, part of that payment goes to you. We don’t know how much is the cut of Google but who cares, as long as you get money. Now that you have knowledge about Google Adsense, let us move on to our next word, which is keyword.
Keywords are not equal
Like I said before, all you have to do is to copy-paste some code on your blog and Google Adsense will do the rest. It will try to display advertisements that is relevant to your post. Now, this sounds complicated as each post has a different topic but Adsense uses something to make this job easier. Adsense uses the keywords found on your post.
The keywords on your posts are the words that you frequently use on your post. For example, you write about airplanes or lawyers, then you will be using those words a lot and you will also be using words that are related to them such as 747, fly, case, court, sue. I don’t have a clue on how Adsense’s algorithm works but most of the time, the ads are relevant. So through the proper use of keywords on your posts, you can help adsense deliver related ads to your blog which your visitors are more likely to click.
Another thing, not all keywords have the same demand. I mean, not all advertisers want to advertise on a keyword and this is your task in order to be successful in adsense. You need to find the keywords that advertisers are willing to spend a lot of money on per click. Examples of these keywords are lawyers, meso-something, loans etc. You need to optimize your blog for these keywords and once the clicks comes in, you’ll be making lots of money.
Where’s my money?
I don’t know how others do it but personally, making money in adsense starts slowly but after a few months, it will become a consistent money maker. It starts slow because you still need to get your traffic up and try to rank high in Google for the keywords you want to earn. Once you have done these two, you can simply get another keyword to optimize, rank it high then move on. It is a tedious and repetitive but it’s the same thing we usually do on a normal day job right? It takes effort but the results are worth it.
When I started with adsense, I couldn’t barely make $1 a month so I thought this is pure BS and I gave up. But when I started reading the tips from other people, I learned a lot and started to apply them to my blog. Guess what, I just reached $100 a month from Adsense. My goal is to keep this up and try to increase it.
For now, I just provided an overview on Adsense, keywords and money. What I will be doing next is to show you how I search for keywords and provide examples of the keywords I’m planning to optimize. To catch my next posts, be sure to subscribe to this blog’s feed and learn from my blogging experiences.