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Make Money With Adwords Cheap Content Network Ads

May 25, 2008
If you want to make money with Adwords, you will need to keep up to date with the new strategies that are constantly appearing, as well as keeping pace with the changes that Google makes to its Adwords policies.

In 2007 it was 'kill your competitors' with Day Job Killer and then the many and varied spy systems that tracked your competitors' ads so that you could copy them and blast them out of the water. Some of these systems were on a hugely expensive membership plan.

In the wake of that, people who could not afford such memberships or did not want to spend their whole lives tracking, tweaking and testing Adwords ads began to look around for new ideas. So in early 2008, internet marketers rediscovered something that was long considered dead - the content network.

If you are new to Adwords, you may not realize that the content and search networks were once one and the same. Google divided them so that advertisers could have more control in the days when click fraud was prevalent, and most advertisers immediately turned off the content network for their ads.

However, times have changed. Click fraud is nothing like as common as it was, thanks to Google's very heavyhanded measures in closing the accounts of any Adsense user who has any strange clicking activity on their site. This is a big problem for Adsense site owners because it means that any bored kid anywhere in the world can put them out of business by repeatedly clicking on their ads. But for Adwords advertisers, it means that the content network has opened up again.

There are several advantages of using the content network instead of the search network. Firstly, the cost per click is usually lower. Secondly, you do not have the same fight for space with your competitors, and thirdly, you have a lot more control. You can pick out the exact sites that you want your ad to appear on.

The last point here is vital and it is strongly recommended that you specify target sites for all of your ads when you are using the content network - and not just the sites, but the precise pages of that site.

Just like with the search network, you need to avoid having people click when they are not really interested, and you do that by picking out pages that are very closely related to your product. For example if you are promoting a dog training ebook, you will want your ad on a site about dogs but only on the dog training pages.

It is also better to limit your advertising to sites that display their Adsense above the fold - that is, the ads are visible on the screen without scrolling down. Toward the top left of the screen is the hottest area, that's where you really want your ad to be.
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