So, you have a website that has decent traffic and you want a little extra money. This is where Google AdSense comes in. Google AdSense is an ad network that is available for free fromGoogle. You’ve probably come across it and didn’t know it. Let’s say you go onto your favorite blogger’s website and see ads pop up in the header or footer or in the body of the article you’re reading. Chances are that’s Google AdSense, if not another ad network.
So, how does it work?
Excellent question! In the simplest way, AdSense posts ads on your website, and based on how much traffic your website gets, this generates what’s called impressions. The more impressions, the more money. SO, if you have a website that seems to be very popular, taking a look at Google AdSense might be a good idea.
How do I start using AdSense?
Well, for a more comprehensive look at what to do you can go. But, here’s a short explanation. Once you’ve created an AdSense account, which isn’t difficult, you need to copy and paste the AdSense code into the code for your website. WordPress makes this super simple. Once you’ve done that, ads begin to appear. Now, before you get paid, there is a threshold you need to reach before you get your cash.
You need to generate at least $100 dollars through traffic on your website. AdSense has all of the tracking available for your viewing pleasure. You pass that threshold and you’re gold. Anything under that, you won’t see a penny. Traffic to your site is EVERYTHING. Without it, you don’t get any money. Drive traffic to your site so AdSense can do its job.
Is there a catch?
None! As stated before, Google AdSense is completely free. The only thing you need to keep in mind is that you meet their criteria for being accepted to use AdSense. Yes, there are requirements for you in order to use their code. The link above will guide you through that much more deeply than what will be done here.
Now, go make money!