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.
Making Money Using Adsense
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.
- You need organic traffic - My best paying clicks come from organic traffic. This is confirmed by reading other adsense experts who are in agreement.
- You need subjects that are in demand - some subjects are seasonal and some stay hot for years, this is a big factor.
- 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.
- 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.