How to Cash In Online with Adsense

Using Hubpages to Cash In with Adsense

The topic of adsense, and how to cash in using it, is still a lively subject among the "how to make money online" crowd.

After writing an introductory article for my blog about making money with adsense I had six pingbacks within the first half hour. This indicates that interest is still high on the subject of adsense.

Hubpages makes it easy to get started with adsense. The first thing is you do not have to worry about placement, hubpages already has this set their way. The second thing is colors or font sizes, hubpages again has these things set up their way, no decision for us to make here.

Now you might ask, how do you make money from this?

What happens is hubpages puts you publisher ID in an ad rotater. So, in affect 60 percent of the time your ID is attached to the ad and 40 percent of the time hubpages ID is attached to the ads.

What we don't know is - is this a random rotation of adsense ID's or are they time sensitive?

In reality what this would mean is hubpage ID's are on ads during prime time display and our ID's are displayed at times when the traffic is much lower, I'm not sure how this works. In either case it's still a good deal for a FREE platform.

Why I Started Making More Money With Adsense Using Hubpages

Making more money with adsense is strictly based on traffic.

Yes, ad placement, colors, blending ads are factors too, but traffic is the king of factors.

When I first started with hubpages I knew nothing about traffic, keywords or adsense. For some reason after about 10 months a hub I made about Cell Phones caught favor with Google.

What I discovered was a Canadian Wikipedia used my cell phone hub as a reference in one of their articles about cell phones. My site was just one of many used in the article, but that ONE LINK made all the difference to Google and that ONE LINK propelled that cell phone hub to the top of the search engine.

My cell phone hub gets about 150 visitors a day of mainly organic traffic. So the adsense clicks I do get, 60% of the time, have increased in price. I rarely had any clicks before this hub found favor with Google.

The lesson learned from this situation was a powerful lesson on backlinks. The hub I have on cell phones has good content, not the best in the world, but that one POWERFUL BACKLINK made all the difference between that hub being a non factor to an income producing hub.

The rule now is - 20 percent of your time writing content and 80 percent of the time backlinking.

4 Factors That Will Increase Your Adsense Income

Here are four things I discovered from this experience that influences your adsense income.

  1. You need organic traffic - My best paying clicks come from organic traffic. This is confirmed by reading other adsense experts who are in agreement.
  2. You need subjects that are in demand - some subjects are seasonal and some stay hot for years, this is a big factor.
  3. Get ranked in Googles search engine - when you get a hub in Googles good graces don't be afraid to work it. Add more capsules, use it's strength to add more keyword content to capture more traffic.
  4. Don't give it all away - There's a variety of opinions about how much content to provide. My 2 cents is if your intention is to make money from adsense, then your selling advertising. If you give away all the answers and solutions in your content, what incentive does a reader have to look further? Click your ads?

The reason advertisers are paying for clicks is to provide people with the solutions (for sale of course). So, our job is to provide good content for the reader, but leave some of the unanswered questions for the advertisers to answer.

Like I said earlier, hubpages makes it easy. You only control the subject, the content and marketing matrix's of your hubs. Oh, I almost forgot I did see a slight improvement when I did some internal linking.

Niche or mini sites use adsense a lot to monetize their sites. This is called passive income, and a lot of people are attracted to this business model because it truly is a form of passive income.

The Changing Game of Niche Sites

Adsense is still a viable advertising money maker for publishers, but what has changed is Google's philosophy on how sites rank. The Penguin, Panda, and other numerous updates Google has implemented in 2012 has changed the way publishers think about niche/mini sites. Publishers are now more conscientious about the quality of their content and the value it has to their readers - Google demands this.

The question each person has to ask themselves is, is it still worth playing the game under the new rules? And worth means income wise, time wise, and the investment in better quality content. The new buzz word in these circles is "content marketing." The days of putting up a niches site for $50.00, which included the domain and a few cheap articles, then sitting back while the adsense cash register kept ringing is over. There's a whole new concept in play for putting together niche sites and it involves more cost for quality articles and waiting for months while your site grows. Then, maybe you'll start making a few bucks each month; this is hte new era of niche sites.

If you are willing to take this path and still think it's worth it, then you can have a shot at making money online using adsense - the game will probably keep changing, so keep your ear to the ground.

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bassfishingguide 7 years ago from Somewhere in the US

Great info! Thank you

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rb11 7 years ago from Las Vegas Author

Every little bit helps....

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pisco 7 years ago from Portugal

Nice info, i don't really target my hubs to generate adsense revenue, more of an affiliate kind of guy, but that 4th tip you got there, not to give it all away might help me too, after all i'm looking after a click also, just not necessarily on adsense.

About your 10month hub, that is really wierd, i find that if after a week i don't get google hits, i never will, so that is misterious, altough you do have a link for it in a wikipedia article on cell phones, maybe that opened google's eye.

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rb11 7 years ago from Las Vegas Author

Thanks pisco, if you found that old hub in a Wikipedia article that could trigger Google for some favor.

About the 4th tip, each market is different. Like bankruptcy, 3 years ago who needed it, now it's a different market.


Dr. Cherie 7 years ago

Hey there, rb11,

Thank you. I also like number four. Writing for ad revenue requires a little different thinking from magazine writing.

HupPages is new to me. Just joined last week, two articles, but I see this will take some time to learn.

I'd love to know how to make links, such as, to wikipedia???

Please share with me.

Thanks again for the great article,

Dr. Cherie

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lindagoffigan 7 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

Great information. Just a bit unclear about what constitute organic traffic. Also since I do not know that much about what Google is going to post as an ad with the hubpage, I would not limit content as the more text the better.

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rb11 7 years ago from Las Vegas Author

Cherie, thanks for visiting. I'll see what we can put together about links in the future.

Lindagoffigan, organic traffic is classified as search engine traffic, free side not adwords. Google will post ads according to the keywords it finds in your hub title and the h2 and h3 headings.


sahrqueena  7 years ago

this hub was really helpful i look forward too many more of your postings have a great day

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rb11 7 years ago from Las Vegas Author

Thanks Sahrqueena, always keep looking for ways to improve.


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mrstorms 7 years ago

this hub has put alot of the parts together for me, iam looking forward to reading more from you.

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rb11 7 years ago from Las Vegas Author

Keep gathering information, it helps our quest to make money online.


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ratnaveera 7 years ago from Cumbum

Good informative Hub! I hope it will be helpful for newbies who wish to earn more money in AdSense.

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rb11 7 years ago from Las Vegas Author

Thanks, all we can do is keep testing.


Meena Tegemea 7 years ago

nice hub keep it going. am from east africa tanzania.

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rb11 7 years ago from Las Vegas Author

Thanks Meena....

Duchess OBlunt 7 years ago

Great tips! Thank you for sharing them

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rb11 7 years ago from Las Vegas Author

Thanks Duchess, I'm sure there's more to discover as we all progress.

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MissE 7 years ago from Texas

Good tips! Thanks for sharing!

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rb11 7 years ago from Las Vegas Author

Thanks MissE, making money with adsense is still a good income stream.

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rb11 7 years ago from Las Vegas Author

Farzad, welcome to hubs. You will find a lot of good advice in the hub community.

pastella13 7 years ago


I could do with tips for adsense as mine seems slow at the moment, doing what I can to improve, so thanks.

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rb11 7 years ago from Las Vegas Author

Just keep testing different things, you'll find the right combination for your market.

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marcel285 7 years ago from New Zealand

this info was helpful, thanks

skye2day 7 years ago

Thank You for superb information. Any bit helps. I like how you kept your content in this hub simple to understand. My kind of instruction. I am not sure how I landed here but I am thankful I did. Welcome aboard hub pages. Blessings this Christmas. Check my hubs, I have joined your club.

Have you written any hubs on how to make more in Vegas? I will check. I love going to Vegas. Although these days I can not afford it.Soon though very soon. Cheers to you.

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mercon 7 years ago

good article and nice tips :)

putra 7 years ago

Thanks for the information rb11.. I need more to learn about adsense etc.

search engine guide 7 years ago

Thanks for posting there are many different things to learn on this subject, im happy to have come across your information

NAgaraj 7 years ago

Good info..And my blog will give more details on how to get more traffic and lists of social bookmarking sites with their PR rankings nad also list of classifeds websites to psot and get organic traffic..More info on

1EightT 7 years ago

Nice Hub, another tip for people working with adsense is to also work with a network like Prosperent. You can use prosperent to monetize your first time visitors to your site that may be looking for products to purchase, then rely on adsense as a fall back which can be easily setup and configured in their interface.

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Super Chef 6 years ago from Around the world

Excellent info, has helped me a lot.

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