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Google AdSense: Simple Route To Success

Updated on May 10, 2015

The Golden Rule Of Adsense

This is my unofficial golden rule of Adsense, especially taking into account since this hub was first wrote (it's not managed to pass publication once because I keep editing it so often - it's not failed due to violations, simply because I've not given it enough time between edits - hopefully, third time lucky, I will have completed this hub).

Since the last hub I have researched continuously about Adsense which has provided the foundations for this, which is going to be the first of several hubs regarding my journey through learning about Adsense, and it brings me on to the Golden Rule - This is actually already being followed by myself, subconsciously, and it is:

Always research and research and learn and learn until you can probably gain a PhD in Google Adsense. This will ensure you stay on top of their policies so you do not lose your adsense account.

Also, be weary of scams and other malicious things which can have an adverse effect on your Adsense account.

You will soon learn that Google is not stupid. So never try to 'get one over' on Google, they will merely remove your account.

First, a bit about me...

I'm twenty-one years old, as my readers know. But I want this hub to be searched far and wide and I believe it is important, for this reason, that readers outside of hubpages know a basic bit about me before we proceed.

So, I'm twenty-one years old and I'm a budding entrepreneur, currently launching a gardening business which will one day be a national franchise with plans in the future to set up a range of personal training studios.

I started business when I was homeless, living in a temporary hostel selling toilet roll I'd bought in packets of 9-12 and sold singularly. Other things have included the MLM industry and the hair and beauty industry, alongside retail cosmetics and various other ventures I don't need to go into; one of which is however, I am also a writer with a published book with a multitude of poetry and writings all over the internet. However, I have only recently been accepted on Google Adsenses purely due to the content I've published on Hubpages alone (as Adsense isn't compatible on any other platforms I use such as DeviantArt, though I don't use this so much anymore, and Facebook and other social networking sites - I don't know if Adsense is compatible with WordPress, I've not looked into it).

And so, my Hubpages writing is all I am concentrating throughout the entirety of this hub.

So, without further ado...

What is Google Adsense?

Adsense is NOT to be mistaken with Adwords.

Adsense is Google paying you to host their adverts.

Adwords is you paying Google to host your adverts, often via Adsense.

- Adsense in a nutshell, can be very lucrative. I don't know how lucrative it will be for me though because I've only just started. In the past 6 days, I've earned 1cent which is less than a British penny.

But it's important to remember here, I haven't uploaded any new hubs (other than 2 since my Adsense approval) in a while.

How does it work?

With Google Adsense, you earn money on preplaced adverts around your hubs, or you can ads in your writing, like so:

Every time you click that, I think I get a cent. But, don't click that one. I'm not allowed to insight people to click ads, that ad is purely for your research purposes only.

I added the ad by using the text capsule editor, clicking on HTML and copying and pasting the code from the Google Adsense 'Create Ad' box after going through the easy walk through and pasted it where I wanted it to go in the HTML.

The <p> and </p> and all the other weird things look daunting at first but once you understand this is just used to signify the end of a paragraph and so long as you don't go outside of these symbols (<p> opens the paragraph, </P> closes the paragraph and signifies a new line), you shouldn't damage the basic html of the hub itself. I don't even know if that is possible on HubPages, I've never done it and I'm no absolute brainbox.

You click SAVE on the html editor and click clean up.

And there you have your first ad placed.

I placed my first ad two days ago, but I've noticed that each hub will usually have at least 4-5 income generating ads already placed automatically around your hubs, so with at least 4 income generators, in 2 days I have made a penny. Some quick maths tells us that my hubs will generate 0.125cents per day per individual adspace (not taking into account this is infact divided by every single one of my current 18-income-generating hubs).

Taking the last statement (in brackets) into account, this logically means the more hubs you have, plus the more ads you have (but remember: keep in line with Hubpages guidelines, your hubs can not be overly promotional, this includes adsense) the more that 0.125c figure will rise. NOTE: 0.125c is 1/125 of a cent, NOT one dollar and 12.5cents.

The above ad code: For research purposes.

<script async src="//"></script>
<!-- Advert 2 -->
<ins class="adsbygoogle"
(adsbygoogle = window.adsbgoogle || []).push({});

Please Note:

For privacy concerns, I have chosen to actually remove certain parts of the script above so as people do not take my ad codes and use them maliciously.

Forgive the error in the code, this is entirely deliberate for the above reason.

Further Note:

In my learning experience, I have just realised copying and pasting the ad code into the HTML editor is futile, Hubpages will automatically remove it because it already places your ads for you. All you have to do is ensure you have associated your Hubpages and Adsense accounts.

Life has just become easier... *

*This revelation was sought only after the hub was written.

Have you successfully been accepted onto the Adsense program?

See results

So, what was my method?

Right, I've been a member on Hubpages since December 2014. And already, I am on Adsense after just 8-9 months, I hadn't published any hubs in a couple of months before applying for Adsense so really, if I applied 2 months previously, I'd have been accepted after just 6 months, maybe could have done it in 4months.

I have 20 hubs so far, 20 good quality (in my opinion) hubs which in all fairness, I could make better. They're not very professionally written as much as I'd have liked but they cover a vast range of subjects.

Remember, 2 hubs have been written since my approval, so with 18 hubs, I was approved onto adsense.

The hubs aren't enough alone. You need traffic.

Out of 24 hubs I've written, 20 were published and of them, 2 aren't eligible for ads because they're non-profit articles with many external links to supporting organisation, so we have 18 hubs which are currently creating a residual income.

My states are as follows:

Hubs: 24

Overall Score: 56

Page Views (ever): 922

So, with under a thousand people glancing at my articles, that was enough to join the Adsense program.

Is there money to be made?

In a word, yes. Below is an image of somebody else's earnings in one day.

I would be more than happy with that sort of income from Adsense.

Not my own results.
Not my own results. | Source

How to make that much money per day?

If you asked me, I would have NO IDEA. Because I didn't join the program to get paid, just to see what it's all about and actually get a slice of the pie from the advertisers stealing my hubspace.

But a quick google has brought up many results; I guess the best option would be to have adsense on several different pages, not just HubPages.

Question is: Do we have to apply with every individual website outside of HubPages or now we have a successfully approved application, does that mean we can host our ads on any HTML compatible website? If so, some forums could be a major contributor if you set your signature to a HTML ad code.

I have watched quite a fun video regarding 5 ways to make money on Adsense and I'm going to experiment here and embed it into this capsule using the HTML editor, just to see how compatible it is or whether I do in fact need to create a separate video capsule.

Hopefully, as I write between the P's after embedding the code (remember, its between the P's on THAT line, not between the two lines), that will be reflected within the hub.

What can I say? I love experimenting.

Now, in case that has failed, please see below the same video in a separate capsule:

Wrapping it up.

I know I haven't had much GOLD-standard advice here in this hub, the truth is I am not an expert and I'm not going to pretend to be.

This is simply how I did it.

If you would like to share your stories, tips and advice in the comments, I would welcome that fully.

Let me know what you think, and share my hubs far and wide, because another thing I have learnt is the more exposure your ads get, the more people there are to actually click on them to generate you revenue.

One Final Thing To Bear In Mind: The Rules. Read them, carefully. Somebody actually lost $48'000 in Adsense revenue for not following them.

Image taken from TechUlator.
Image taken from TechUlator.


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    • Maria Glensie profile image

      Glensie J D 2 years ago

      Well, I had to read this as I am relatively new here in hubpages and I am very curious with how I am going to have an active AdSense account. This article lightened up my confusion a bit, and hopefully my application gets accepted too, in a few months. :) Yay!

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      Nurul 2 years ago

      Ronald - hi kai, using the ctrl+up and scrollup seem fine in my end.make sure your bewsorr or monitor support 1024px and more. the theme used media query for smaller screen like ipad or iphone so it will auto adjust when in smaller bewsorr view. in your case the footer split to footer then your browsing resolution maybe under 758px wide. this is normal default reaction for the theme. cheers

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      Andrew Hill 2 years ago from Leicester, United Kingdom

      That's OK

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      Supuni Fernando 2 years ago from Colombo, Sri Lanka

      This is a great post very informative, I thank you for all the tips and advice.

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      Andrew Hill 2 years ago from Leicester, United Kingdom

      That's exactly right!

      If you join HubPages for the money, you will never succeed. If you join for the passion of writing, then you already have succeeded.

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      Linda Rogers 2 years ago from Minnesota

      Hi Andrew-thanks so much for following me here. I always enjoy meeting new writers here. Thanks for your experience with Google AdSense. I've written here for four years and do have AdSense. I initially started writing here because of my passion for writing, but eventually decided I might as well make a little money on it. It doesn't make you rich, but if your writing here, you may as well make money with the ads. Voted up and hit many buttons.

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      Andrew Hill 2 years ago from Leicester, United Kingdom

      I think 6 months, provided you have at least 20 hubs sharing more than 300 views. That is from my experience.

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      Akriti Mattu 2 years ago from Shimla, India

      Informative post. Voted up.

      When do you think somebody like me, whose new here should apply for Google Adsense ?