Optimizing Google Adsense For Better Performance and More Money!

Written by Martin Lemieux

Optimizing Google Adsense For Better Performance and More Money! By: Martin Lemieux

So you want to make money with Google Adsense? I don't blame you, who doesn't want residual income! This article will show you how to better optimize Google Adsense to make more money from your web site(s).

Before we get into it, learn more about Google Adsense here: http://www.google.com/services/adsense_tour/

First and foremost is: Positioning

Where you position your Adsense link boxes and banner ads is extremely important. Trying to make money fromrepparttar bottom of your pages within your website just won't cut it. You need to add your Adsense links right inrepparttar 147207 heart of your template or right inrepparttar 147208 heart of your content. I would personally suggest both actually.

Adding Adsense inrepparttar 147209 heart of your template:

Link Units:

Sincerepparttar 147210 introduction of Google Adsense "link units", we can now add what looks like a "menu system" to compliment our menu system within our website. This is HUGE. Have you ever just clicked on a website and kept clicking onrepparttar 147211 menu links? I know we all have. By adding a "Google link units" to your menu, you will get more clicks than you thought possible. Try addingrepparttar 147212 link units nearrepparttar 147213 top for better performance and try creating your link units to matchrepparttar 147214 color of your menu system in place. Once in a while I find myself clicking on a menu link unit without even realizing it which in turn gives more money torepparttar 147215 website owner.

Leaderboards & Skyscrapers:

These may very well be your "bread & butter". I only say this because ofrepparttar 147216 sheer size of these ads units. The best place to add these ad units is obvious; Straight acrossrepparttar 147217 very top of your website (leaderboards), and straight downrepparttar 147218 side of your template (skyscrapers). Anywhere else may not look proper within your template and may look unprofessional.

Square & Rectangle Ad Units:

These are great to complimentrepparttar 147219 mass amount of content within your website and also within your recommended resources. You want to compliment your content, you don't want Adsense to BE your content because this will look poor on your part. Adsense is very popular with webmasters; who doesn't want to make some extra money. However, don't forget that many of your visitors are also used to seeing Adsense within a website, and need a good reason to click on them.

Square and rectangular units are great to use within articles posted on your website or within your link resources. Try adding your Adsense boxes above your resource links within a page to give your Adsense account that added extra exposure.

Just remember that Google allows up to 3 ad units per page. Using these 3 strategies will help to better optimize Adsense for positioning! Let's now go onto targeting...

Optimizing Adsense: Taking out non-related ads!

Do you ever wonder how ads like "business card specials" ever get displayed on to your website when your company content is all about baby clothing? Sincerepparttar 147220 introduction of "Adwords Site Targeting", we now have to keep an eye onrepparttar 147221 ads being displayed on our website(s). Companies may now specifically target your website for more exposure. There is no restriction whetherrepparttar 147222 website is content related or not, just more marketing exposure forrepparttar 147223 advertiser.

Filtering Adsense Advertisers:

Within your Adsense manager, you haverepparttar 147224 option of usingrepparttar 147225 "Competition Filter" which allows us to remove certain websites fromrepparttar 147226 ads being displayed regularly. This is going to be an on-going optimization task inrepparttar 147227 future. Without filteringrepparttar 147228 ads being displayed within your website, you might find yourself with ads unrelated to your industry and possibly some ads that have a negative effect within your site.

7 Top Ways to Avoid Link Theft

Written by Tony Simpson

If you have a link directory on a website, how do you stop link theft by sites that don't link back, or trick you into thinking they do ?

Whether link theft is anything to get concerned about depends on how many links your website has,repparttar quality of those links (Google Page Rank) and how many of those links you lose. Search Engine Ranking is certainly something that's becoming more dependent uponrepparttar 147092 links to your website.

You might be forgiven for thinking that when a website no longer links back to you, that it was an accident your link was removed fromrepparttar 147093 link directory. Of course accidents happen as I know from using some link manager software. Just one click inrepparttar 147094 wrong box and a website link disappearsrepparttar 147095 next time you update your link directory. Butrepparttar 147096 real link thieves are those people that use methods to rob you of a link.

Here's 7 Top Ways Link Thieves work and how you can avoid being their next victim.

  1. If a website asks you to exchange links, don't link to them until they have given yourepparttar 147097 URL location of your link in their link directory. If you link to them first they may forget to add your link.

  2. Visually inspect your link by visitingrepparttar 147098 website page your link has been placed on. In your web browser, viewrepparttar 147099 source code ofrepparttar 147100 page. In Internet Explorer go to View then Source and this will open up your default text editor.

    Usingrepparttar 147101 text editor search onrepparttar 147102 page for your website domain and ensure when you find it thatrepparttar 147103 link is a standard text link ofrepparttar 147104 form : <a href="http://www.yourdomain.com/" target="_blank">Link Title</a>.

    The target="_blank" just launches a new browser window whenrepparttar 147105 link is clicked. The link should have no JavaScript code like : <onclick="javascript:newWindow('http://www.yourdomain.com')">Link Title.

    Links like this JavaScript one can be made to look visually identical when viewed in a web page browser, but to a search engine it's as if this link is not there. Whilst a visual inspection to catch this form of theft is alwaysrepparttar 147106 best, you can catch some, but not all of these types of links by using reciprocal link manager checking software.

  3. Check that your link onrepparttar 147107 other web sites page is not being put through a redirect. By hovering your mouse overrepparttar 147108 link, check what link text appears inrepparttar 147109 status bar of your web browser.

    If your link appears as : "http://www.theirdomain.com/page.html" or "http://www.theirdomain.com/redirect.asp?id=2273" and not "http://www.yourdomain.com" Then your link is on a redirect.

    Any form of link that has theirdomain and not yourdomain inrepparttar 147110 link URL is only of benefit torepparttar 147111 other site owner and not you. Links like this point to their domain and not yours which givesrepparttar 147112 other siterepparttar 147113 link benefit inrepparttar 147114 eyes ofrepparttar 147115 search engines.

    Don't link to this site if you want some search engine benefit fromrepparttar 147116 link. If you just want traffic from visitors clicking onrepparttar 147117 link, that'srepparttar 147118 only benefit you'll get.

  4. If you want to get search engine link benefit, don't link to web sites that have dynamically generated link pages. If your link is on a dynamically generated link pagerepparttar 147119 URL of that page could be something like :


    The fact thatrepparttar 147120 URL has a ? or & inrepparttar 147121 URL means that most search engines will never read that page, so they will never seerepparttar 147122 link back to your site.

  5. Userepparttar 147123 Google Toolbar Page Rank Tool to checkrepparttar 147124 PR ofrepparttar 147125 page your link is on. Ifrepparttar 147126 PR is 0 butrepparttar 147127 PR ofrepparttar 147128 home page is much better, this could mean eitherrepparttar 147129 link directory is new ( not likely if it has a lot of links ) or there could be something aboutrepparttar 147130 page which is preventing Google from reaching it.

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