Like most PPC programs, Google keeps a lot of secrecy about the amount of money that Adwords advertisers pay for every click that is sent towards there site. Of course, the same goes for the amount that people who put Adsense banners on there webpages.
However, even though there is no official announcement from Google on the amount of money people have been earning, many people illegally disclose the amount they have been earning. Some people even claim to earn over $10,000 a month!
Some people even claim to be earning over $100,000 a month, but, of course, that is a very high, and hard to believe claim. However, if you are just running a small website, and wish to have it supply itself with money to keep up, then adsense is probably a good idea for you.
Websites with lots of pages are also great places for Adsense, even if each page doesn’t get a whole lot of views for each page. Remember, a little amount of clicks per page, on lot’s of pages, can really total up to earn quite a bit of money.
Although there is no surefire way to figure out how much money you will earn from your website, there are was to make pretty close estimations. Before you start, take some things into consideration.
The first thing you should think about is the number of visitors you are getting. Although there is no way to get an exact, perfect calculation of all your unique visitors, you can make an estimation, or guess by the amount of normal views you are getting. It’s pretty safe to assume that a lot of views will translate into a lot of clicks.
Another thing to consider, is the type of website you have. The more popular the category, the more views and clicks you will get. Some examples of popular websites are ones about music, games, webdesign, and many other categories.
There is a coefficient on websites, called the CTR (click through rate.) This is used to tell you how many people who view your site actually click the ads. It’s safe to say that the higher this is, the more money you will earn.
One of the best things that you will want to think about is the number of ads you have on your site, and where they are. Obviously, the more ads you have, the more money you will earn. However, you don’t want to flood your viewers with advertisements. A few well placed ones will go farther than a lot of poorly placed ones.
Positioning the advertisements on your page is a bit of an art. Website viewers generally don’t view the entire page, and instead only look at specific areas. Finding these areas will greatly boost the income you generate using Adsense.
All in all, the income you will generate via adsense depends on quite a list of factors. However, even if you don’t think you’ll earn much, it’s still worth checking. Try Adsense on your site for a few weeks or months, and see if it works for you!
This post was last modified on November 29, 2010 01:59