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Adsense and Real Estate Web Sites; Making Money Online

Aug 17, 2007
If you're looking for a passive source of income you ought to consider Adsense. After all, I can't think of a more passive source of way of generating income!

Below are 4 easy steps to generating Adsense income!

1. Choose one topic per page. It is best to write a content for your page with just a few targeted phrases. The search engine will then serve ads that are most relevant to your content, which will then result in higher clickthoughs.

2. Use white space around your ads. This can make your ad stand out from the rest of your page so that visitors can spot them more easily. Also, expeiment with the colors provided by Googe, so as to harmonize the color of your ad with the web page color.

3. Test your ad placement. It is recommended to use the vertical format that runs down the side of the web page to get more positive results. You can also try both horizontal and vertical formats for a certain period of time to see which one will give you better results. Googe provides a more comprhensive explanation of this on their site than I do here.

4. Add more content-based pages to your web site. Widen the theme of your website by creating pages that focus more on your keyword phrases. This will optimize the pages for the search engines, result in increased traffic and serve up more relevant Adsense Ads to be displayed.

Direct Deposit Your Earnings
Google adsense offers various payment options for publishers. Electronic Funds Transfer (ETF) is offered in 16 countries whereby your payments are deposited directly into your bank account in your local currency. Check Google Adsense support to see which countries participate in this option.

You will need to sign up for this option after your application is approved by signing into your account. You then click the edit link adjacent to the payment header. After you fill out the bank information, Google Adsense will make a small test deposit into your account. This is for security purposes to assure the account is really your own.

Watch your account for the test deposit to post, usually within just a few days. After you have received the deposit from Google, log back in to your account and in the Payment Details section, click Verify Account.

You then will need to enter the amount of the test deposit. If you do not complete this step, your payments will be on hold. Once you enter the test deposit amount correctly, your bank will be approved and selected as your form of payment.

Preview Tool.
The Google Adsense Preview Tool allows you to preview the ads that may show on any web page, thereby letting you make an educated decision on whether to add Google Adsense to your existing pages.

You can also view sample ad formats and colors which will allow you to see how the colors and formats you want to appear in your ads will look before they actually launch on your pages.

You can also view borders, backgrounds and text colors from the preview tool and by clicking preview you can see how these will look with actual ads.

You can also see geo-targeted location ads meaning you can see what ads users in Canada can see even if you live in Japan.

The Preview Tool is available in all active Adsense languages and is easy to install. For specific installation instructions, you'll need to go to the Google Adsense Support site. Follow the instructions and click on the link provided and you'll be a previewing genius in no time!

URL Channels and How to Organize Them
URL Channels allow you to view detailed information about the performance of your Adsense for Content pages.

Suppose you have a blog at writingup.com and you also have a blog at bloggerparty.com. It might be interesting and profitable to track which one is getting more clicks.

Log in to your Adsense account and click on Adsense for Content. Scroll down until you see Channels and click on manage channels. You may need to scroll up when the next page loads. Under Manage URL Channels you would type writingup.com and click on Create New Channel.

You will immediately see writingup.com in the Active URL Channels dialogue box. Now type in bloggerparty.com in the same channel text box and again click on Create New Channel. You now have two channels and you will be able to track your progress on each channel.

You can view channel reports from the Advanced Report page under the Reports tab. Choose Adsense for Content, choose the date range and then select the Channels Data radio button. Choose any number of active channels by holding down the CTRL key.

Next click on Display Report. It's as easy as that.

Summarily, AdSense makes it possible for almost anyone with a web site or blog to earn some revenue from advertising, without having to employ sales people or spend precious time searching for advertisers.
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Lanard Perry shows Realtors how to Average 1 or More Listings a Week. Find out how at Farming Expired Listings and Real Estate Marketing Talk .
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