A concise, no-nonsense guide to getting up and going with Google AdSense
Absolutely anyone can make a penny with AdSense. It’s not hard to make a dime, either. A few dollars are possible. But the big bucks? As Harry J. Misner says, it’s all about making dollars, not cents — see his explosive new book on strategizing, The Best Damn GOOGLE ADSENSE Book.
You want results? The first thing you have to do is keep up with Google AdSense developments. Do that through the official Adsense blog … and The Unofficial AdSense Blog. You’ll also want to study Eric Giguere’s site, which is loaded with AdSense tips and ideas. There’s also Problogger’s long tips for AdSense.
Does it really work? In 2005, USA Today describes how, for some DIY bloggers and webmasters, Adsense is a total bonanza. Of course, it’s not without work.
Quick, quick intros
There’s a lot to take in, so if you still need the “AdSense 101” introduction, see this short article on how to monetize your blog.
That tells you what it’s all about. When you’re ready to strategize, you need Joel Comm’s guide, The AdSense Code: What Google Never Told You About Making Money with AdSense.
Go to the experts
You have to keep up and one of the best ways to do that is to participate in online forums. Google provides its own help forum for AdSense; go there first. Another good forum where plenty of hte “pros” hang out is the Google AdSense forum at Webmaster World.
When you’re up and going
The most important thing you can do, once the design is done and your site is up and going out of beta, is get more traffic. Here’s 21 tactics to do so. Also take time to study the many articles in this newsletter archive; while one article shows 77 free ways to get traffic, there are a lot many more in these archives.
You can also try to apply Sitepoint’s 12 killer ways to make extra income on the web.