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Google Adsense on your Blog without a Plugin

A simple tutorial on how to setup up Google AdSense on your WordPress blog without using any plugins. It is not a great idea to use plugins for anything and everything mainly because – plugins could have security vulnerabilities and plugins put load on your web servers.

To add Google AdSesne ads on your blog posts, simple open up the theme file called “single.php” and find out the section as shown in the below image and paste the Google Adsese code as shown in the below pink highlighted area (first pink bubble). Ensure to replace your Adsense code in space where the second pink bubble is shown. Read more

How to place two AdSense Ads side by side on your WordPress blog post

Using the space advertisement effectively to your advantage and placing the ads correctly are the key aspects to successfully implementing Google AdSense on your blog. Often plugins only allow a single ad unit to placed on your blog posts but you might get the double exposure while placing more than one without leaving a empty space on the side.

You can easily place two Google AdSense Ad units side by side on a blog post by simply pasting the below code in the single.php theme file or using the code in a WordPress adsense plugin. Simply replace the ADSENSE CODE 1 and ADSENSE CODE 2 with 300×250 ad unit’s code. Read more

Top 5 Adsense plugin for WordPress 2013

Google Adsense is an awesome product to monetize your blog / website’s content and earn a considerable amount of income online. Fortunately, WordPress CMS has several high quality simple plugins to easily setup Google Adsense advertisements on your WP Blog. Below are compilation of the top 5 Google Adsense plugins for WordPress as of the year 2013. If you have more plugins to recommend to add to the list, add a note on the post, I would be glad to add them to the post.

Simple Adsense Insertion: Use this plugin to quickly and easily insert Google Adsense to your posts, pages and sidebar by using a shortcode or calling the php function from your theme’s template file. Read more

Scorecard – Google AdSense Launched New Feature

Scorecard – Google AdSense Launched New Feature

Today I observed a new widget / section added to the Google AdSense Dashboard called “Scorecard”. This seems to be a very helpful feature intended to aid publishers to improve their AdSense revenue. The scorecard on the Home tab of your account provides you with a summary of how well are your ad settings, webpages, content performing when compared to other AdSense publishers.

Your scorecard is organized into different categories like Revenue optimization, Site health, Google+ etc. for each parameter you receive a score of one to five cute little blue dots. If you have lesser dots for each area that means you have potential area of improvement. When there are errors or issues to fix, it is depicted by an exclamation mark. Read more

How to Increase Google Adsense CPC?

How to Increase Google Adsense CPC?

When Google Adsense earning goes low the most probable issue that you might be facing could be low CPC or low CTC. Lets start by understanding what are these two commonly used critical terms w.r.t Google Adsense contextual advertising system. CTC stands for Click Through Rate (higher the better) and CPC is Cost Per Click (same, higher the better).

Our topic of consideration is Adsense Cost Per Clic (CPC) very low. Under such situation, even though there are loads of pageviews, increasing clicks, still you fail to make considerable money. There could be several reasons that could result in low CPC. Read more

How to Find High Paying Keywords for Adsense

How to Find High Paying Keywords for Adsense

If you are here on this blog post, you are certainly looking to earn higher from Google Adsense and I assume, you already know how Google Adsense works. For the benefit of others, Adsense is a PPC (Pay Per Click) program from Google helping web masters (website owners and publishers) earn money from their website by automatically serving relavant ads based on the content on the website.

Simply installing the Google Adsense code on your website will not ensure you are making several dollars as income on a daily basis unless your website is serving thousands or even lakhs of users on a daily basis. You will need to write keyword optimized articles within your niche to drive traffic to your posts / articles capable of serving high paying keywords related ads from Google so that each click pays you more than low demand cheaper keywords. Read more

Best web hosting companies of 2013

Best web hosting companies of 2013

Selecting the best web host is the first step towards  setting up and building a successful blog or website. The importance of having a good web hosting company is critical in various aspects as the site should be capable of serving all visitors with the content they are expecting here for without any delay or waiting time. The website performance will affect various aspects like bounce rate of your website, user visit duration, 404 errors, 501 internal server errors etc.

A good web hosting company also ensures better search engine indexing, superior performance and steady growth in traffic and user base. In addition to the above points, we have also considered giving preference to USA based web hosting companies as it will improve  chances of geo-targeted traffic from the US ensuring higher CPC from networks like Google Adsense. Read more

Best Paying Affiliate Networks programs of 2013

Best Paying Affiliate Networks programs of 2013

Affiliate marketing is the best and quickest method of monetizing your web traffic by referring relevant products that you could promote based on your niche. For digital marketeers, there are huge number of products, networks and affiliate programs that you could promote to earn a good amount as commissions. For non-digital markets, there is always an option to sign up for Amazon affiliates and promote any product that you find relevant and good for your niche. For your inspiration, below is my Market samurai affiliate dashboard.

Best Paying Affiliate Networks programs of 2013

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The Secret of Earning from your YouTube Channel

The Secret of Earning from your YouTube Channel & Videos

If you are capable of making some unique video content, then you sure qualify to make money online from your free YouTube channel online. Today, we will discuss the possibilites of earning from your YouTube channel by creating a channel and uploading quality and unique videos to your video channel.

I personally started my YouTube channel and video collections online as a hobby and it feels great to share the results that I have been seeing in the past months enabling me to monetize my videos into real cash that could help produce further videos. Below is a screenshot from my YouTube channel analytics and it shows how possible it is to monetize your original content. Read more