Most of bloggers have one hope. Making money from their blog and Google AdSense is one of the top choices for bloggers to monetize their blog. Even though Affiliate marketing pays more than AdSense, but Adsense ads gives a sense of peace of mind, and more over adds into recurring income. I can say that Google AdSense is the simple and easy way to make money from a blog.
Anyway, this post is not about what is the best, but here I’m answering one of most asked question regarding Google AdSense.
How much money can you make with Google AdSense?
It is a fair question because honestly, that number can change based on a lot of factors. When I was new to AdSense, even I had the same question. I heard so many stories about people making $50/click or making thousands of $ via AdSense every month, I always wondered if I can make the same money from AdSense. To be honest, I never made that amount of money like other AdSense ninjas, and I will explain the reason below.
Topic of your Blog
Google AdSense works on the basis of AdWords, where Advertisers bids on Keywords, and thus Ads are displayed on 3rd party Websites like yours and mine using AdSense. Now, with time Advertisers are becoming smarter and they bid more on long-tail Keywords, as this converts better. Along with this, there is a concept of high-paying and low-paying niches.
Niche like health, Loan, Attorney, Invest, Insurance have high CPC (Cost per click), and other niche like movies, posters, celebrities are considered as low paying niche. If you have blog with high paying niche and the more competitive the search term, the more the advertisers pay and the more you earn as publisher.
Content and the Domain
Content is the King. If your website’s contents are original, adds value. I recommend you to get custom domain name. You have a good exposure in search engines, which often like to index domains rather than sub domains like blogspot.com, blogspot.in or a WordPress.com. You can also increase your chances of getting an approval for your Adsense account. So you can create a custom domain email address like firstname.lastname@example.org and apply for the Google AdSense using it.
Website Traffic and Page views
The only way you are going to make money with advertising on the internet is if you have an audience. You need people to visit your website and in the case of Google AdSense, some small portion of those people needs to click on your ads. If nobody clicks your ads, then you aren’t going to make money. That’s just the way it is.
AdSense earning also depends upon the country which is sending you more traffic. For example, if your blog is getting more traffic from countries like U.S.A., Europe, you are more likely to earn more from per click on your AdSense ads. Whereas if you are getting more traffic from developing nation like India, Nepal, you are likely to earn less/click (Mostly in pennies), and this difference is due to difference in average purchasing power of these nations.
Ad Placement Is Paramount
Do you ever click the small ads in bottom of a long website and ads in top of the website? Most people like you. People don’t click on ads often to begin with. Putting ads in places where people aren’t likely to click on them doesn’t make a whole lot of sense as a publisher or an advertiser. That is why ad placement is so important to Google AdSense. If you have bad ad placement, you will have a low click through rate (also called CTR). If you click through rate is low, you will get fewer clicks and make less money
Above four are the most influential factor for AdSense earning. After this other factors like your ad blending, type of Ads (Image or Text or both), also adds a lot into it. So, next time if you have doubt related to how much you can earn from Google AdSense ads, ask yourself what niche and what kind of traffic you are going to get on your blog. None the less, check out this guide on finding high CPC AdSense keyword in most convenient way.
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