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5 Tips to Boost Your Adsense Revenue

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Google AdSense program has made it easier for webmasters to make money through a website. Webmasters who run an AdSense campaign will display Google's contextual Ads relevant to the content of their sites and thus encouraging visitors to click the ads and earn money for each ad click.

However you will earn very little AdSense revenue if you don't know how to optimize your AdSense ads on your website. Here are some tips to increase your AdSense earning:

1. Focus on one Adsense ad format. The Large Rectangle (336X280) ad format seems to work better than other ad formats because this format tends to result in higher click through rates (CTR). Another reason is that the ads will look like normal web links that visitors use to click on them. It doesn't matter whether the visitors know that they are clicking AdSense ads or not, as long as there are clicking, you earn AdSense commission.

2. Create a custom palette for your ads. Select a color that matches your website's background. If your site's background is white both, the color of ad border and background should set to be white too. Also the color of the ad title should be similar to coloe of the links in your website. This is to make your AdSense ads look like it is part of the web pages. Again, this will boost AdSense CTR.

3. Don't place your AdSense ads at the bottom of your webpages because it is proven to be less effective. Displaying your AdSense ads at the bottom is like hiding your AdSense and thus leads to low CTR and AdSense revenue. Try to put them in the place where people can see them quickly. You will be amazed how the difference between AdSense locations can make when you see your earnings.

4. Try to place your AdSense ads near rich content as visitors main focus usually are your content. There are several ways to insert AdSense ads into your content and one of the ways is place your AdSense just after the end of your content.

5. Try to automate the insertion of your AdSense code into the webpages using SSI (or server side included). Ask your web administrator if your server supports SSI or not. How do you do it? Just save your AdSense code in a text file, name it as “AdSense text”, and upload it to the root directory of the web server. Then use SSI, call the code on other pages. This tip is a time saver especially for those who are using automatic page generators to generate pages on their website.

These are some of the tips that have worked well for some who want to generate hundreds and even thousands on their websites. There are other ways to optimize your AdSense that produce high CTR also. You can learn more tricks by reading in AdSense and webmaster forums

Simple Ways to Increase Blog Traffic

1) Comment on Blogs
Look for large traffic Blogs in your niche, visit them and leave your comments on their blogs posts. You may use blog search engine like www.blogsearchengine.com, www.google.com/blogsearch and www.searchengineblog.com to find blogs in your niche.

2) Submit Articles
Write articles that are related to your blog and submit them to popular article directories such as ezinearticles.com, Isnare.com, Articledashboard.com, Articlealley.com and goarticle.com. Quality articles may drive you a lot of free targeted traffic.

3) Participate in Community Forums
Use google to search for forums that are related to your blog. Look for forums that has over 10,000 members and read the rules of the forums to see whether you can promote your blogs and websites in your signature. Join forums that allow you to add a link to your blog in the signature and start participating in discussion. You can ask questions, answer other members questions and post your articles, ideas and thought in the forums.

4) Submit Your Blog to Directories
This isn't working to me but some bloggers claim that they gain a good amount of traffic from their listings in directories.

5) Post Often
You can lose traffic if you seldom update you blog, try to make it at least 5 posts per week. This not only will maintain your traffic but possibly attract more readers.

6) Write about Blogging
Write helpful and quality articles related to blogging can attract other bloggers link to your articles and gain may be truckload of free traffic.

7) Post Breaking News
If your found a breaking news of your niche very earlier, post it to your blog. It may give your blog's traffic a boost.

8) Social Bookmarking
Bookmark you blog posts in the large social bookmarking sites like Netscape.com, Digg.com, Simply and Reddit.com.

9) Run a Contest
Start a contest on your blog. Think about the prizes that people really want. It will create a viral effect and bring in new visitors.

10) On-page Optimization
Make sure your blog's title tag and description tag contain your targeted keywords. When you have posted plenty of quality blog post and done a lot of blog promotion, don't be surprise to see your blog ranks top 10 in Google and get free search engine traffic daily.

7 Ways to Make Money Online without a Website

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There are plenty of ways of making money on the net without requiring Internet marketing knowledge and I have introduced a number of them in the previous posts of this blog. For easier searching, I decided to combine them into this post. Here are them:

Work Online for Others
Guru.com and Elance.com are freelance marketplaces with tons of online job opportunities. Getting an online job through freelance marketplace is similar to getting an offline job, it involves competitions. You search for an online job that is right for you in freelance site, then you bid for the job. If your bid is the lowest, the employer will usually award the job to you.

Another site offers online job opportunities is Clicknwork.com. Unlike freelance marketplaces, there are no bidding competitions involved. They will assign the work to you. But to become their home-based professionals or workers, you must pass a difficult test.

Submit Articles for Cash
If you are passionate about writing, you may submit your articles to the below sites for publication and earn cash for each article published:

Developershep.com/writers.php - Accept articles related to web development and Internet marketing.
Associatedcontent.com (AC) - You become their member and submit articles in wide array of topics for payment consideration. Available to US only.
Newsforge - Pay $100 to $300 for each article about Linux, open source and free software.

Try Companies Offers
The concepts are simple. You join a website that contains a list of offers you can sign up or try. For each offer completed and approved, you'll be credited an amount of money into your account. Most of the offers available to US residents only. Treasuretrooper.com is one of the programs allows you to earn by completing offers.

Submit Photos and Images to Photo Agencies
Web designers, magazines and press need new photos and images often. They will look for photo marketplaces and agencies to buy photos that fit their need. You can submit your photos and images to these agencies and they will sell the photo and images for you. Below are some of the photo agencies:

www.dreamstime.com/sell
http://submit.shutterstock.com
www.scoopt.com

Write Products Reviews
Have something to say about the products and services you have used? Send your product comment to products reviews websites. If they decide to publish your review, you'll be paid.

Softwarejudge.com - Reviews software and online games.
Reviewstream.com - Plenty of product categories to revie

10 Way to Promote Your Affiliate Programs

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1. Add the affiliate links to your email signature.

2. Add them to your forum sig and get active in the forum.

3. Write a related article and submit to a site like ezinearticles.com that links to your website/blog where your links are.

4. Mention when commenting blogs.

5. Put them on your MySpace page.

6. Create a Squidoo lens and work them in.

7. Try Pay Per Click ads like Adsense.

8. Buy cheap ads on websites.

9. Put them in your newsletter.

10. Write a free ebook on a topic that’s oozing with your affiliate links.

* Remember to read up on the policies of your affiliate programs to make sure you’re not violating any policies.

Affiliate Program Review: NeverBlueAds

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An affiliate network which I like and have run with in the past is: Neverblue Ads

Neverblue is a great network for multiple reasons. I have nothing but great experiences with neverblue due to the fact that neverblue is a premium affiliate network which really caters to their affiliates. With over 300 offers (most of them are direct except 3-4) I have enjoyed neverblue and really loved receiving a holidays card from them.

I want YOU to start making some money now with NeverBlueAds. Not only are they an excellent company to work with, but they also have very high paying rates and you are assigned your own affiliate manager as well. Unlike Google Adsense, NeverBlueAds is made up of a large variety of CPA type offers for you to choose from. You can also earn commission by sending new affiliates/publishers to their network. Their user interface is also very easy to navigate, the site loads awesomely fast and new offers and creative are all available on your main page when you login. I highly recommend them.

Signup to NeverblueAds today and Make More Money!

Earn From PPC ads on your site

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PPC is the abbreviation for the term 'pay per click.' It has emerged as one of the fastest growing segments in the advertising field and includes traditional and online media. PPC advertising is used for search engines where the advertisers pay for every click that directs users to their web page using search engine results and links.

You can earn from your blog or website using PPC advertising. Some popular PPC earning programs where you should apply are:

- Google Adsense (See button on top-left of this blog's sidebar)

- Adbrite


- Yahoo Publisher Network (Only for publishers based in US)

- Kontera

there more more lesser known PPC advertising solutions but they're really not worth it.

PayPerPost - A Review

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While there are bound to be people who may (still) consider PayPerPost to be lacking intelligence and a practitioner of the dark arts, I do suppose it’s about time we move on, knowing there’s absolutely nothing that can be done to stop bloggers from using paid review services.

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Unless they choose to not participate, of course. In this case, it would all boil down to a matter of choice. And often the choices made reflects the quality of the reviews.

But why? While most of it has to do with the comprehensiveness of a review and the efforts that bloggers commit to research before documenting their objective opinions and findings, the lesser known but equally vital factor that most of us have left out lies with the companies offering these review services to bloggers.

As of now, ReviewMe and PayPerPost appears to be the most popular. During my time spent online, I’ve read quite a handful of reviews written by bloggers who are publishers with either 1 of the 2 companies and found a lack of quality from the ones from PayPerPost. It almost always appear to be too simplifiled and lacklustre. Reviews written by publishers of ReviewMe however are always a notch up.

I could be generalizing here but as mentioned earlier, this is merely based on my observation from the reviews that I’ve come across. I attribute it to 2 factors.

1. Ease of entry as a reviewer.
2. Requirements of an advertiser.

The easier it takes for bloggers to join as reviewers, the more difficult it is to ensure quality reviews. With PayPerPost, that’s exactly what’s happening. All it takes to join is a blog that is 90 days old with minimally 20 entries. Suffice to say, I can have a blog that is low-trafficked, not well-ranked and still participate as long as that requirement is met. How difficult can that be? Anyone can do it.

Now, I’ve got advertiser accounts with both companies and was toying with the idea of having a review done on a jewelry site I own a while back. A run-through on how I can purchase my reviews at both sites led me to believe advertisers play an important role as well.

Advertisers decide on the price and the amount of words for a review with PayPerPost. What bothers me is that they can also decide if the review is to be positive or negative. If an advertiser on a tight budget comes along and orders a positive review, requesting minimally 50 words and a payment of $5, I wonder just how thorough and honest that review will be. How is this considered proper disclosure?

Fine then, how about $5 for 300 words and a netural review? I’m not sure if anyone will be willing to conduct a proper research and spend their time writing a review for that amount, which appears to be the reason why reviews from PayPerPost don’t seem to measure up.

In the case of ReviewMe, advertisers only get to decide on the blogs they want their review written by. The price is determined by a blog’s popularity based on the company’s algorithm. Constructive criticism is encouraged from bloggers instead of allowing advertisers to choose its outcome and reviews have to be minimally 200 words long.

I’m not condeming PayPerPost or its bloggers but rather hoping they improve their current system and encourage openess between advertisers, bloggers and readers.

And with Sponsored Reviews launching soon, they better.

Until then, I wouldn’t count on a PayPerPost review to influence my decision unless I know the blogger writing it is a trustworthy fellow. Other than that, it’s really just a good way to get cheap backlinks. $50 for a review with 50 words can easily get me 10 non-authoritative backlinks.