Simple Tips to Increase Adsense Income

Few days before I wrote that Adsense is losing popularity and that because of it’s lowering income. Many bloggers simply hate adsense, I too was fed-up with low income but I tried experimenting new things with adsense units to improve blog income. Here, I would like to share those simple tricks and tips for improving Adsense revenue.

I have implemented them myself on my blog and hope they yield good results for you.

Blend your Ads

blend ads with contents

  • You should choose colors of the units effectively. Try to make it look natural, Insert it inside the post in a manner that reader could not differentiate between Ads and post text. Don’t use shaggy and non-matching colors in order to catch eyes of visitor. It catches the eye long enough to feel nonsense coming on.
  • Try to avoid Border color option in your content units as it differentiates your ad from other portion. It simply means that “Here’s my Ad, don’t look at it.” It acts like a cage or prison for your ads.
  • If people can easily spot your ads as soon as they find your site, they learn to avoid them. And never… ever… put them all by themselves at the bottom of the page. FACT: Most readers never make it to the bottom of your page!

Effective placement of Ads

  • Place your Ads on high profile areas. You can know which area of your blog appeals most and place those units by taking it into consideration. Don’t go hiding ads in the bottom corner and then complaining that Adsense sucks and you aren’t making any money.
  • Use the Google Heatmap (pictured below) to help you determine where the best spots are to place Adsense code. The best area is right above content. The orange areas are hot zones, the yellow is mild, and the white is ice cold. This will vary blog-by-blog but it’s a good general indication of what works.

Use competitive Ad-filter

  • There are some advertisers on Adsense which pays as little as 0.01$ Use ad-filter inside your Adsense account to block these sites from advertising on your sites.
  • By using the filter, you can block these sites from advertising on your blog. In your Adsense control panel simply click on the “Competitive Ad Filter” tab and enter the URL you wish to block. It’s that easy.

Keyword Targeting

  • Try to use that keyword or phrase as much as possible, without becoming too repetitive and Google will pick that up and match it to relevant ads.
  • Using <!–google_ad_section_start–> at the beginning of the section you want to target and <!–google_ad_section_end–> at the end of the targeted section will ensure that Google delivers relevant ads to your site.

My experiment with Adsense

  • Few days back, One of our reader Asantha de Silva insisted me to place only one ad unit instead of three as its the maximum limit. So, I removed sidebar ads and wrapped only one inside the post in a natural way.
  • Surprisingly, Adsense revenue got better than before.
[alert-warning] Do not get desperate and start trying harder. Google is strict nowadays and over trying things without proper thought might get your account banned.[/alert-warning]

Above all else I recommend experimenting. What works for other site might not necessarily work for yours. Try different ad sizes, shapes, and colors. Put them in your post, above your post, in the sidebar. Just try new things until you find what works for you. But remember… track your experiments so that you’ll know what works!

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Asantha de Silva - February 23, 2008

Thanks for the mention mate..But ya, i am still seeing an increase in Click Rate on my adsense, i used to make $2-$5 before, and now i make $7-$20 a day.

Rohit Langde - February 23, 2008

@ Asantha de Silva
So, the trick is working absolutely fine for you. My income rate is not so high but still it works great.
Thanks for your suggestion.

Asantha de Silva - February 23, 2008

Ya, i notice your ads are still the same as the default google ads, i think the spiders havent really swept your site properly

Walk Through Money Online Journal - February 24, 2008

I am having few clicks on my adsense but so far I am glad I am having it daily lately. One thing one should be working on when aiming to earn money through Google adsense, is to increase traffic, to turn those few clicks to A LOT of clicks.. It takes time to develop the targetted readers from the search engine. Traffic from search engines develop as your blog gets old. Patience for new blogs for Google Adsense.. For the meantime, keep focus and continue learning from blogs like this..,. Thanks for the info.

Rohit Langde - February 24, 2008

Hi Asantha,
I too think the same, my site is new on web thats why I’m facing problems.
Hope Google bots swept my site as soon as possible so that I too can make more money.

Rohit Langde - February 24, 2008

Hi Money Online journal,
I agree with you. One should not think for the upcoming success, he should concentrate on hardwork.
Your Blog page-loads also plays a vital role in geting higher CPMs. When your traffic rate is more then money earned through one click equals that of 10 clicks. We should now concentrate on traffic building.

Adsense Advertisers - February 25, 2008

Hi , I like a lot your blog post expecially the article for adsense advertisers and your post regarding e Tips to increase Adsense income – The Webdale , it looks very interesting. Nice to share it with us. I found you on Ask Jeeves while searching for adsense advertisers . I just Digged it on Monday so will notice also an increase of blog traffic in exchange.

Nameless - Newstack - September 5, 2009

Thanks for everything… I like your blog a lot… I hope we can be friends. I’m a new blogger that only started blogging yesterday, so I’m still new to all the rules and everything. I’m glad that there are sites like yours to help us newbies out!!!

zahid - November 12, 2010

Thanks for this post .

Rich - January 18, 2011

Thanks for your tips. I started a blog about the same theme. Unfortunately in Finnish!

Amrish Singh - February 18, 2011

Thanks for this all tips Rohit but how can i found the list of all low paying website to block them.I want to use competitive Ad-filter .

Money From Ads - September 13, 2011

This blog post is over two years old and it is still good.
Will change my adsense ads now and see how they convert.

Free Flash e-learning - September 16, 2011

my CTR is still under 1%.. how to increase it?


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