A beginner’s introduction to Google Adsense

Ever tried to watch a Youtube video but was shown an ad first, ever used a free app and an ad popped midway between or have you willingly watched an ad to get some free items in a game? That’s Adsense working.

That’s why everyone who owns a website or has an app or runs a Youtube channel is always concerned about the number of views on his videos or website because the higher the number of viewers, the more likely they are to click the ad and the more your viewers click the ad the higher Google pays you.

But have you wondered how Google Adsense worked? How they make a profit? Or how do I get approved especially if I just started my blog in Ghana?

Google Adsense is a program run by Google through which website publishers in the Google Network of content sites serve text, images, video, or interactive media advertisements that are targeted to the site content and audience.

These advertisements are administered, sorted, and maintained by Google. It thrives because Google can deliver advertisements to the target audience who will be more likely to purchase the product or service. One of the advantages of what Adsense is its huge number of publishers and advertisers.

Google acts as an intermediary between them, so another good feature of Adsense is its high level of security and safety for both advertisers and publishers.

One advantage of Adsense is its huge number of publishers and advertisers. I mean Google literally owns a chunk of the internet so publishers are assured they can get the right target audience and because Google Adsense is known for its relative ease to set up, more app developers and Youtubers would like to sign on to it.

Also, because Google acts as an intermediary between them, there’s a high level of security and safety for both advertisers and publishers. Another advantage of Adsense targeting happens on its own. You don’t have to worry about explicit ads on your cooking blog or something.

The disadvantages of Adsense are usually overlooked but its good to be aware of them before diving straight into blogging.

First, it is very difficult to make good money because you need to generate lots of clicks even to make small amounts of money. Good money meaning: because they only pay in $100 rollouts so if you take 5 months to get there then you make $20 per month.

Another disadvantage of Adsense is Google can penalize you and stop your Adsense revenue as and when it deems it fit so it’s best to keep it as a kind of side job. (Thousands of Adsense accounts get suspended each day)

If you don’t want to use Adsense there are other alternatives such as income activator and. Income activator websites have a Pay Per Click program It operates exactly like Google’s Pay Per Click Program.

The difference is you get to keep 100% of the Click Revenue although, you need to contact the Advertisers directly and come to an agreement for them to pay you. After all they are already paying you indirectly for being on your website, you’re just offering them a better rate. A good deal for you, and them too. If you’re looking for the most similar Adsense Alternative, here you have it: Media net.

By Revenue, Media.net runs the #2 largest contextual ads program globally. They take 2 days on average to get your account approved and will give you an extra 10% over your earnings for the first 3 months! (way better than waiting weeks for an Adsense approval).

With all this in mind, if you do want to get registered for Adsense, here’s what you have to do. First things first, Visit the Google Adsense Program Policies Web page. Review your website for violations of the policies and remove them.

Then, you should have at least 10 well-written articles of 1000 words or more each on your site before applying. In addition, a great “About Page”, “Contact” page, and a “Privacy Policy” page would be needed. You should also have a premium looking theme to spice it all up. You can now apply to Adsense where you will supply your website URL, Individual name or Business Entity, contact name, mailing address, phone number, email address, and perhaps one other basic bit of information.

Recently, Google just announced it will be killing its android and IOS apps. These apps have given users ease to check earnings and other data on the go. But now Google has decided to let it go.

According to Google: “We will be focusing our investment on the Adsense mobile web interface and sunsetting the current iOS and Android apps. By investing in a common web application that supports all platforms, we will be able to deliver Adsense features optimized for mobile much faster than we can today.”

It shouldn’t be that big of a deal but mobile apps are preferred to website versions.

If you’ve read Robert Kiyosaki’s Rich Dad Poor Dad you’ll realise multiple streams of income is one of the ways to say financially sound.

What better way to do this than to generate money from your blog whiles writing about the things you love?

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