Learn Everything About Google AdSense – Part 1

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Welcome to another daily blog from your host Eric! Google AdSense is the most popular monetizing method in the world of bloggers and website owners. Even though Google provides a very detailed explanation of how to use AdSense, questions come up every single day. Hopefully, through this article, I will be able to answer MOST of these commonly asked questions.

Passive Income While You Sleep

Do you want to earn a paycheck from Google? I know I do… who wouldn’t want to make money while sleeping or engaging in their regular daily activities. The best feeling is waking up in the morning and seeing an increase in your Google AdSense earnings.

Google AdSense is one of the biggest sources of income for Google, earning them billions of dollars annually. It is free to sign up for Google AdSense, so why not take advantage of this opportunity like most bloggers and website owners?

Unfortunately, Google AdSense has a very strict policy, so many people don’t qualify! That doesn’t mean it is impossible and you can do it too! I was able to get fully approved after 14 days!

Continue reading to find out more about Google AdSense, Google AdWords and how you get paid! You are about to be exposed to the world of monetizing your blog/website and earning a passive income(:

What is Google AdSense and Google AdWords?

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Google is currently ranked #1 on the internet and Google has an advertising system that benefits both the advertiser and the publisher.

Google AdSense for publishers and Google AdWords for advertisers.

Google AdSense is the platform that broadcast advertisements on YouTube Videos and Blog/Websites. If you pay close attention to my website, you will notice some of my Google AdSense Advertisements(:

Google AdWords is a platform that allows advertisers to advertise. Their advertisements will then be published on websites like mine.

They are both parts of Google, but one is designed to take money from you while helping you advertise. The other is designed to make you money while advertising on your website. In a sense, you either pay them for traffic or they pay you for your traffic.

Both platforms are FREE to join, but with Google AdWords, you have to pay every time someone clicks on your advertisement.

Example: My Smart Affiliate Hub Advertisement shows up on www.google.com – A visitor clicks on the Advertisement – I get a charged a set amount.

This is what they call a Pay-Per-Click system for advertising. While you get charged per click, the owner who is displaying the advertisement on their website/blog receives a part of that money that was charged to you.

How Much Money Can You Make With Google AdSense? – It Depends

When it comes to the potential earning with Google AdSense. Nobody can give you the exact amount… because it varies from website to website. The good news is, it is limitless in terms of how much money you can make with Google AdSense.

There are websites who earn thousands of dollars per month from Google AdSense alone. Some publishers would only earn pennies or dollars per month.

There Are Two Factors That Determines How Much You Make With Google AdSense

Cost Per Click is the amount you earn for each click. Let’s say the Cost Per Click is $0.50 and you received 10 clicks. That is a total amount of $5.00!

The truth is, Cost Per Click varies and depends on the keywords used, type of advertisement, and geographic. I am currently residing in the United States and sometimes I receive up to $2.00 per click if the person clicking is also from the United States.

Sometimes I receive as little as $0.05 cents per click from other parts of the world.

Did you know niche related to beauty tends to have higher Cost Per Click? While others can be lower… much lower.

Google is the middleman between the advertiser and publisher, so they also receive a portion of the money. Google earns approximately 32% while the publisher earns about 68%. So let’s say the advertiser is paying $1.00 per click. The publisher will receive $0.68 while Google receives $0.32.

When you first look at these numbers, it might seem insignificant, but it adds up very fast with lots of traffic! It makes total sense why Google is one of the most profitable companies in the world! They are earning massive amounts of money by offering an advertisement space!

Google AdSense Is Very Selective When It Comes To Choosing Which Advertisement To Display

This makes sense because Google wants to ensure their advertisers receive targeted traffic to their website. Otherwise, they wouldn’t have continued business.

If you pay close attention, Google uses information from your searching habits. That’s why it displays a different advertisement for different users.

Example: A person who constantly searches for skincare. Google will use this information and display Google AdSense Advertisements for skin care companies.

How Google Determines The Type of Advertisement To Display On A Publishers Website

As a publisher, you want your Google AdSense advertisements to be relevant to your website because that’s why they are there in the first place. Otherwise, it can decrease the number of clicks you would’ve received.

Google uses keywords and bidding to determine what kind of advertisements to display on your website.

On Google AdWords, the advertisers can bid for different keywords. Google will then choose the highest bid and place the highest bidders advertisements on your website. Obviously, Google also determines whether it is relevant to your website based on Keywords.

Google uses a very sophisticated algorithm to determine where they wait for their advertisements to appear. This greatly improves the CTR which is the click-through rate.

As a publisher, you want to have a HIGH click through rate because this means you will earn more money by having more clicks(:

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91 thoughts on “Learn Everything About Google AdSense – Part 1”

  1. Going to bookmark this, this is actually the best explanation I've ever read on AdSense anywhere on the internet.
    I signed up for it, but I didn't see any ads on my site from adding the code. I didn't know if I was rejected, or not, so I took them off to wait until my site has more content and traffic.
    Question, does adding AdSense alter the keyword choices you make? For instance, I know that you can choose keywords based on their cost per click rating, so does having a keyword post with a higher-cost per click rating ensure a higher revenue from your AdSense ads because they're displayed on a site with a high cost per click keyword rating?
    Hope you understand what I'm asking.

  2. Hello Ade,

    If you placed the HTML on your website and it only displays a yellow square with nothing. That means you website is still under review. You should receive a final approval email as soon as it's approved.

    In terms of Keywords, you can use the Google Keyword Planner Tool to see what the Cost Per Clicks are for the keywords you intend to use.

    Theoretically, you are suppose to see higher revenue if the bids are high for the keywords you use in your article. However, it can vary based on geographic locations. 

    I usually earn about $1.50 to $2.00 per click from United States, but sometimes I earn as low as $0.07 maybe even lower from other countries.

    So you should absolutely target keywords that has a higher Cost Per Click as long as it is relevant to your website(: I hope this answered your question!

    Kind Regards,


  3. Hello there! I’m a college student and I’m looking for a way to earn extra money online. There’s a lot of scams online and I’m scared to try online jobs. I heard that creating a website and add google adsense is a good way to earn money. I don’t know how it works, luckily, I found your article. How long does it take to start earning money on google adsense? Thank you for sharing this information

  4. Hello John,

    I'm glad you found this article! Unfortunately, any legitimate way to make money will take time. I would focus on creating a website that relates to what you major is at school, so you can use it as a way of studying. Google AdSense is effective only if you have adequate traffic.

    There are people earning 10k per month and there are people earning hundreds per month, so why don't you try it out first? The good news is, this can all be done for absolutely free(:

    If you have any additional questions, please let me know(:

    Kind Regards,


  5. Hey Eric,
    I'm currently working on my website, so this is great to steer me on the right track towards monetizing my website. You were very thorough and made Google Adsense easy to understand. For me the coolest thing about Adsense is it is free once you qualify. Now I just have to improve my websites traffic.

  6. Hello Theodore,

    Thank you very much for leaving a comment(: If you need any personal feedback on your website. Please don't hesitate to let me know! I wish you great success in your online business.

    Kind Regards,


  7. Hello Eric,

    I love how informative and organized your site is! So many useful tips on how to build my affiliate sites. I didn't even realize Google AdSense pays me per click. I'll definitely check that out for sure!
    Do you know if there are other types of ads? I'm curious how I could find something related to my niche.

  8. Hello Jason,

    In terms of Pay Per Click Ads, Google AdSense is the most popular.  The Ads are displayed based on your website's keywords.

    If you are looking for ads related to your niche. I would recommend doing a search on google. 

    For example: Basketballl shoe affiliate programs

    These are not Pay per click, but redirects your visitors to a retailer and you earn a commission if they make a purchase.

    I'm not sure if this completely answers your question, please let me know (;

    Kind Regards,


  9. Hello Ade,

    You are very welcome! Make sure you check your email everyday for the approval letter (; In the meantime, keep updating your website and good luck!

    Kind Regards,

  10. Thanks for this informative article on Google adsense.

    When I first started out in my journey I was perhaps too eager and applied before I had my website up and running.

    Do you know if I can still reapply once I have been rejected before?

    Might try again now that I'm getting traffic.

  11. Hello Sj,

    Most definitely! Just make sure you read the rejection letter carefully because it states why you were rejected. All you have to do is make sure your website now complies with their standards. 

    Keep me updated on your progress! Good luck

  12. This is a very indepth article! So much good information here to read and absorb. I have struggled with ad placement and knowing just how to approach using Adsense in practical ways. I feel like I jumped into it before I had enough content and traffic to where it makes sense. Do you have any thoughts on how much content and how much traffic you should have before venturing down Adsense?

  13. Hello Kristi,

    I started using Google AdSense 2 weeks into this website with over 1 article per day. I'd say as long as you don't spam your entire website and article with ads, you should be fine. 

    Example: An article with 500 words and 3 ads a No No.

    Too much ads will deter your visitors from coming back, so minimize it as much as you can (: Also, if you've been approved already, then your website is ready in the eyes of google. 

    However, don't expect to make a lot of money in the beginning (:

    Kind Regards,


  14. I enjoyed reading your review and leaned a lot by reading it as well. I always thought more traffic means you’ll make more money than someone who has less traffic.

    I had no idea google bids on keywords to display on your site so some get .50 a click and others get 5.00 a click.

    Do you use Adsense, and if so would you say it has made you a good amount of money?

  15. Hello Michael,

    Thanks for reading and leaving a comment(: My website is relatively new! I made it on October 16, 2017 so I don't expect to make a lot of money as of yet. I've generated about $60.00 so far on AdSense alone. 

    If you have any questions, please let me know!

    Kind Regards,


  16. Google adsense definitely requires some dedication. Everyone expects to earn thousands of dollars just by placing the ads all over their website. But with the right strategies and tactics, it's very possible to make a killing every month! You've put all the information required o start out with google adsense. I think ths most important thing is getting ranked and getting traffic from search engines.

  17. Hello RichPersonality,

    You are absolutely right, otherwise every website would be filled with Google AdSense and left alone for auto-pilot. After all, you need visitors to gain impressions and clicks, so in time, getting ranked will ultimately bring you traffic through search engines.

    Kind Regards,


  18. Hey Eric great blog again you keep coming up with some good content. Great job on letting everyone know the difference between Google adsense and Google adwords. This is very important to know good job on getting straight to the point about all the ways to make sum passive income while you sleep. I had know ideal about the cost per clicks and how it paid also, didn't know niches related to beauty tends to have higher cost per click. Great job need to get with you on that part of my business so you could give me a small class on that.

  19. Hello Mark,

    Thanks for the comment(: I am more than happy to offer you any kind of assistance. Feel free to contact me when you have time! I look forward to working with you to progress your website.

    Have you applied for Google AdSense yet?

    Kind Regards,


  20. Hi

    Great information on what is a great way to monetize a website.

    I suppose it depends on how much traffic you can get to a website, but money can definitely be earned using Google Adsense as I have discovered recently.

    Some of my blog posts that are getting traffic will get the odd click and impression occasionally. I guess I just need to build more content.

    I look forward to some of your future posts.


  21. Hello Erik!
    Some time ago I had adsense on one of my niche pages.
    I think it was pretty good that the advertisements that google put on my side largely matched the context. Unfortunately,
    I did not feel the big profit of it. What, on the other hand, I noticed that my readers disappeared a little faster than before I set it up.
    It has to be said that I had only placed it in a simple place in the middle of the page.
    Not that I think Google will harm the sites that make use of their advertisements.
    My attitude is that it is better to add only the fully relevant affiliate link. I'm totally wrong here.
    Or it would be a good idea to give it some more time.

  22. Antonis Christonasis

    Helpful post once again Eric. I run Adsense on one of my blogs. It does make some money but at the end of the day, I believe there is a cap on how much you can make with Adsense alone. Other methods to monetize your website such as affiliate marketing or selling your own products may be helpful too.

  23. Hi Antonis,

    Thanks for the comment. That's why most people don't rely on Google AdSense as the main source of income. However, if you write good content. That would potentially generate more conversions and earn more through affiliate marketing.  The traffic will then follow and you will also make more  from Google AdSense,  so they both work hand in hand (;

    Kind Regards,


  24. Hello Steen,

    Unfortunately most visitors find advertisements annoying, but some don't. I'd say play around with the placement and try to get them to blend in as much as possible. If you write short articles or a product review, I would recommend not placing AdSense on it. However, for long articles, you should place a few(: As long as your page doesn't look clustered with ads, you're in good shape(:

    If your website doesn't generate a lot of traffic, cutting down on ads would also benefit you because it helps with keeping people on your website. I wouldn't stay on a website when it's filled with mainly ads myself haha.

    Kind Regards,


  25. Hello Chris,

    Absolutely! Traffic is the blood that pumps the heart of Google AdSense. Personally, I don't make a whole lot as of yet. Probably a cup or two of coffee per day? This is why I always recommend to focus on your content and don't think about the money. That way, you will stay motivated and always write for your visitors and not for money. 

    Kind Regards,


  26. Thanks for your article. Do you know which websites make thousands a month from adsense? There are also other sites that do the same thing. Do they have any advantages or is it better to stay with google. Thanks for your good explanation on adwords. Your right about online businesses needing a strong foundation and I think it requires alot of work to be successful online.

  27. Hello Dave, 

    Websites for gaming typically generates a lot of money from pay per click systems like Google AdSense. This is an example of one that benefits from Google AdSense: se7ensins. However, any website can make lots of money as long as you have the traffic to support it. 

    There are alternatives to Google AdSense, but I would stick with Google if approved for it. The reason why is because the pay is better and more advertisers on Google. 

    I wish you great success in the year 2018!

    Kind Regards,


  28. HI Eric, my name is Noah and I just want to say thank you so much for this post. I was looking into AdSense ads but had so many questions that I didn't know where to start asking. After reading this post you have cleared all of this up for me. It was very descriptive and educational and without doubt the best article I have read on AdSense ads. I only have one more question that you may have already answered as you have the other and I possibly over looked it and if so I apologize but exactly what is the limit to the AdSense ads. How many may I apply to my site and how many sites can I apply them to, or is there even a limit out there? Thanks again for all your help!

  29. Hello Noah,

    Great questions! You can apply the Ads from Google AdSense to as many of your websites as you want, but make sure they all meet the Google AdSense policies. This is very important because if you get suspended, every single one will be suspended.

    In terms of adding ads to your website. I would recommend adding 2 per thousand words in an article. As long as you have enough text content, there isn't really a limit.

    I didn't add that many on my website because I want to focus on my content delivery rather than making a couple dollar here and there from ads. I just don't have enough traffic to make good money with Google AdSense.

    I hope that answered your questions,


  30. Hi Turbogoh415,

    Google AdSense was something I had a lot of questions about when I first started using it. I wish I had your article at that time. You provide easy to follow, step-by-step information that helps one understand how to use AdSense and factors to consider as you begin to use it to make money.
    I found your article to be a great training resource.

  31. Thanks Eric for this really comprehensive review of Google Adsense. I've been using it on both of my sites for a month or so now and have had some success but I think I'm going to go through your advice and have a look again at what I can do to maximise income. What is your experience of having page ads versus generic website ads? It would be interesting to hear. Thanks again. Gail

  32. Hello Lorrie,

    I'm glad you found this helpful! It's a blessing waking up each and every morning realizing that you've made money while sleeping. It's a satisfying feeling that you don't get anywhere. 

    I'm wish you luck and great success in 2018(: 

    Kind Regards,


  33. Hello Gail, page ads from Google AdSense can be very affective if it blends in with your article well. What do you mean by generic website ads? 

    If you're talking about ads from affiliate websites, they work great for conversion, but will not pay you per click.


    If you're talking about ones on the sidebar of a website, they work great too. However, I've had more luck with page ads. 

    It all depends on placement and design, so I would recommend tracking your Ads and see which one brings in the most money(: 

    Kind Regards,


  34. Thank you for this really informative post. Absolutely helpful as I was struggling to get the AdSense setup for my own website. Especially had issues to figure out, where to put the code which google is providing when signing up for Adsense. Was wonderfing why my application is pending since a very long time. It seems Google is not really helping out, when something is wrong. With your help it should work out fine now.
    Have a happy new year!!!!
    Best regards,

  35. Hi Eric!

    Man, this is by far the most thorough explanation about Google Ads I've ever found online!

    There's a lot of information about this topic out there and you need to really go deep into it to understand it and see what works better for you.

    For instance, the fact that you need to have quite an amount of traffic first to benefit from AdSense is good to know. You can't expecto to just put ads all over your site and expect an audience you don't even have yet to click on them...

    Thanks for the info! Bookmarked! 😉

  36. Hello Joe,

    Were you able to figure it out? If you need any additional assistance, please don't hesitate to ask. 



  37. Hello Israel,

    You are absolutely right! Without traffic, AdSense will not make any substantial money. It's also a good idea to establish traffic first before putting on ads because ads can turn off visitors  especially when your website is new. 

    I wish you best of luck,


  38. Hey Eric, I found this post very simply written and easy to understand for someone starting out like myself. I find that some sites post information on this subject, which already assumes a certain level of knowledge on the subject (which I don't have). It seems to cover everything needed to understand the entire concept and system of adsense. I'm anxious to get approved and using it as soon as possible. Thanks for your help.

  39. Hello Brad,

    You are very welcome (: Google AdSense approval should be a goal for everyone who are looking to generate passive income to at least cover for website monthly expense. 

    I totally agree with you on the part where a lot of websites assume that you have a certain level of knowledge. That's why I try to focus my content on beginners with tips that can also help advanced marketers. 

    Keep us updated on your progress!

    Kind Regards,


  40. Hi and thanks for this very valuable post. I have been struggling with adsense for several months now and feel this article is very important for anyone wanting to make money from google adsense. I would like to know the best way to increase CPC? I do realize the importance of traffick. After all this is a numbers game. I currently am not recieving much traffic and have only made about 7 dollars in the last 6 months from adsense.What is the best way to increase CPC? tHANK YOU FOR THIS VERY VALUABLE ARTICLE AND PLEASE KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK FRIEND.

  41. Hello Mike,

    Congratulations on being Google AdSense approved! If you want to improve your click-through-rate on your Google Ads, you should play around with placement. You want to make sure you have way more content compared to your ads. During the ad creation process, you want to select a color scheme that works well with your website as well.

    The whole idea is blending the ads with your content(: It's like adding pictures to wherever it makes sense.

    Also, regularly check your Google AdSense account because sometimes Google will offer you opportunities such as allowing certain ads and what not. This will also help improve your click through rate. 

    If you need any feedbacks, please contact me with your website URL!

    Kind Regards,


  42. I like your post, I’ve heard google AdSense can be a good way to go, does having AdSense taken away from your advertisements? Such as the products you promote? Or can it be worth it to have AdSense ads anyways? Thanks for the post, I’ve been wondering if AdSense would be something to add

  43. Hello AlecMoore,

    I would keep promoted product ads (affiliate program banners) off of your side bar and just throw in Google AdSense instead. Personally, I only use affiliate program banners or links on product reviews. I wrote briefly about this on How to make an affiliate marketing website in 2018.

    You can also throw in AdSense ads in all of your articles, but make sure you have more content than advertisements(: 

    The goal is to have the ads blend in while effectively deliver your blogs/articles/contents. 

    Kind Regards,


  44. Very informative website. I like very much the explanations between adsense and adwords. I will be looking deeper into your site and references. I find a lot of these things confusing on different levels. I do have one question tho do these two programs filter out click bots? Reason I'm asking is a new person has a very limited advertising budget and would be great to show the best bang for the buck. I like how you presented this information.


  45. Hello Rick,

    Great question! Google does filter out click bots and invalid clicks. For example,  if you are running a Pay-per-click campaign on Google Adwords, you will not be charged for clicks that Google deem as invalid. The same applies to Google AdSense. 

    If you have any more questions, please feel free to ask!

    Kind Regards,


  46. Excellent article on Google AdSense!

    I currently have a website and partake in google adsense! You are correct in that initially, earnings can be at a bare minimum. I am still at a revenue of under $9!!! Ughhh!

    Anyways, another important thing to note that someone told me in the very beginning that is probably very obvious but worth stating. NEVER click on your own ads. I have never done this but have been told that google will knock you out of the program! Have you ever found this to be true?

  47. Hi Eric, my website still not enough blog post and content yet. Can I still get approved by Google AdSense? I need to have how many blog posts in order to add Google Adsense into my website? before my website start earning money, is it a good idea to add Google Adsence in to my website? your advice will be greatly appriciated . Thanks


  48. Hi Wilson,

    You absolutely can as long as you follow their guidelines. I was approved on this website when it was 2 weeks old. I had about 14 articles when I was approved. The amount of articles is not so important because quality is better than quantity. 

    You won't be making much money when you first start, because Google AdSense revenue relies heavily on traffic. 

    Please contact and provide me with your Website URL, so I can offer you some feedback on whether it is ideal to include Google AdSense as part of your monetizing method.

    Kind Regards,


  49. Hello Dr. Misty Baker,

    First of all, congratulations on being AdSense approved. You are absolutely correct about NEVER clicking your own ads because it's considered fraudulent. They wouldn't allow their advertisers to lose money from such actions since it's bad for business. I wrote an article about things you shouldn't do after being AdSense approved. You can read that article by clicking here.

    Kind Regards,


  50. Thank you for this easy to understand explanation of AdSense, it's a lot better compared to those I have been able to find on the Internet. I have sign up but I don't know why it is not working. Maybe my account is still being reviewed by them. I will wait and see.
    I don't understand one thing: do ads appear according to your chosen keywords? I have never used it so I don't have much information about this. Another thing that I want to ask is: how can you maximize the arnings from AdSense?
    Do you think that my website which has about 100 posts would make any money just by signing up to AdSense?

  51. Great article, I've been using Adsense for years, and it does offer a nice income. I also like to check out the ads that get placed on my website for content ideas. I estimate about 5% of my income is from adsense, which I am happy with. Is there any other advertising programs that you know of?

  52. As always Eric, your post is very well written. I am using Google Adsense on one of my websites. In 3 or 4 weeks I think I made $.48. They tell me even if adsense puts an advertisement that you are posting, you only get a few cents not anything if someone buys from that ad. So is it still worth it? I feel that if you go with adsense, go with it on specific pages.

  53. Hello Bill, 

    Thanks bro(: There's no right or wrong with AdSense placement(: I always try to give myself a trial with different placement to see what works for me. 

    For the most part, I feel like as long as the ad blends in with the rest of the content, I usually get a pretty good click through rate.

    In terms of how much you can earn through ads, it really depends on where the person clicking is from and how much the advertisers are willing to spend on their ads. For example, sometimes I earn over $1.00 from someone living in the united states or united kingdom. 

    Best of luck,


  54. Hello James, 

    Google AdSense is the best out of them all, but there are alternatives that you can check out(: I wrote about them briefly on another article. You can find more information about Google AdSense alternatives and earning a passive income by clicking here.

    Best of luck,


  55. Hello Dreamgirl93,

    You are very welcome, let me try my best to answer your questions(:

    - Signed up, but not working? There is a 2-step approval process. Did you get a code that you place on your website to verify it? The second step takes about 3 days (a specialist will review your website to ensure that it meets their guidelines).

    - Once you are fully approved, you should receive an email letting you know that your ads will start working shortly.

    - Your Advertisement is based on search habits. If your visitor was recently searching for make up supplies, it will likely show make up related ads. It does that to increase your click though rate.

    - In terms of maximizing your earnings, my word of advice is focus on content building. This will help you gain more traffic in the long run. Traffic is the key to a successful Google AdSense publisher. However, you can manage your ads to make sure the color fits the theme of your website as well as playing around with placement.

    The good news is, Google AdSense is free to use, so you don't have to worry about losing money(: If you need further assistance, please don't hesitate to ask!

    Kind Regards,


  56. I have heard that it is very hard to make any kind of real money with Adsense is this true? I have seen advertising of companies that build your sites for you and guarantee a certain amount of clicks and revenue. Is this possible and do they really work? Also can Google just cut you off whenever they feel like it or do you have some sort of control?

  57. Hi,Eric.
    Thanks for writing about,Google AdSense.
    This is a good way to make extra income and if people click on the AD you get paid and the money goes into your bank account every month!
    I love the thought of making money while you sleep and getting paid using,Google AdSense in fact it does make good sense.
    This is one of my upcoming goals to subscribe to,Google AdSense and start advertisements on my website.
    My site is new though so I'll wait till I get some decent traffic coming in before I will run any Ads.

    You have a lot of great information on your website,"Online Self Employed" and I have learn't a great deal here.

    Thanks you.

  58. Eric, thanks for explaining things in a very clear manner. I didn't know how Adsense worked until I actually read your article. I have a question. I have a few posts (i would say, about 10 posts) published on my website and believe me, I have been working very hard at them (they are 1500 + words each). Do you think it is too early to apply for google adsense? Thanks in advance.

  59. Great educational site for AdSense! I will be using in the near future thanks to the information you provided. I now understand the basic principals of AdSense and how to generate income. I also understand what AdWords is as I had no idea that was a thing. If I have questions in the future, I will leave a note on your site. Thank you!

  60. Hello Damo,

    It is only hard if you are starting out with very few traffic. There are websites who are consistently earning hundreds of dollars per day. I honestly don't trust others building my website. Besides, if you can create a successful online business, you can always replicate your success on future ones as well.

    Google can terminate your account if you break their policies! Click here to learn more.

    Kind Regards,


  61. Hello Sonny,

    You are very welcome! Waiting for more website traffic is a good idea! Sometimes having too many advertisements on a newer website can drive traffic away(:

    Keep me updated with your progress,


  62. Hello Reyhana,

    Honestly, that sounds sufficient to me! I think i had less content compared to you when I was approved for Google AdSense. However it doesn't hurt to wait and further develop your website. Just make sure it meets Google AdSense policies before applying.

    Kind Regards,


  63. Hello Damon,

    You are very welcome! I look forward to watching you and your business grow. Check back once in a while for more content. I wish you great success!

    Kind Regards,


  64. Thanks for that very informative review of AdSense. It has explained a lot as I have recently been approved by Google AdSense and have added the HTML code to my site. I have not taken it further to actually get the ads onto my pages because I am waiting to get the site built out sufficiently and get some regular traffic to my site.
    A quick question: What would you say is a good stage in the website building to start adding AdSense ads to it? My website is 3 months old and has 14 posts and 6 pages.

  65. Hello,

    You provide some excellent details on Google Adsense and Adwords. I myself had struggled setting up some of my campaigns and fully understanding what the steps are.

    It took some careful reading and of course trial and error. Your Guide is one of the most useful tools I have come across.


  66. Hi Eric,

    I wish I would have found this site about 8 years ago. I was a newbie blogger using Blogger, and of course clicked on the Adsense button.
    I was approved, but I did not read any of the TOS and Guidelines that Google provided. For one, too much legalese and very hard to understand.
    My blog was just a personal blog and was not geared in anyway for business and earning. So I didn't think much about having Adsense on there to begin with.
    Low and behold though, because I didn't read all of their TOS, I did lose my Adsense account because I got involved with a site that will send you traffic. Google didn't like that.
    They even took my whole $1.07 that I had earned over three months-no I wasn't high traffic, but my humour did find a reading base of people that became good blog friends. Many still are.
    Now that I'm looking into monetizing a real business website, I think your post will come in quite handy. (I've learned a lot since those early blogging days)

  67. I use Google Adsense for my own website so this was helpful to me. I haven't bothered to research a whole lot to be honest, I just got it set up and I've been letting it sit, but not seeing much profit.

    Thanks for taking the time to write this up, I learned a little bit that might actually help me 🙂

  68. Thank you for teaching me what Google Adsense and Adwords mean. I have a new website, (about 3 months old), and I have had trouble gaining traffic to my website. I will definitely use Adsense to my advantage. I especially like the fact that I can earn .68 per click! I will not do this, but what happens if I click my own google ads? Just curious... I will for sure come back for more knowledge, thank you, and I hope to hear what you have to say!

  69. Very informative but I have few questions.

    What are necessary conditions to get approved by Google AdSense , is here are list of those ?
    If you advertise on Google AdWords do you get at least ROI from Google AdSense ?
    Regarding residency , if I am not resident in United States but my market is United States does that affect what I get paid ?
    My websites are hosted by Canadian and US companies, does that make any difference?
    Does Google AdSense have affiliate program ?

  70. Thank you for this post, Eric.

    I just signed up for Adsense and I'm heading over to the final part: pasting the code into my website header and pages that I want ads. Your post reminded me that I might be losing out on cash. I've had my main website since February 2017, and I get about 80 visitors per day (50 to 60 via organic search). So, I guess I should try Google Adsense to make some extra cash, i.e., if my application gets approved.

    If I may ask, since you started using Google Adsense, has the average time that users spend on your website decreased? I heard sites with ads deter visitors and they tend to spend less time because of annoying ads. I hope this is not always thee case.

    Thank you in advance.

  71. So, I think that making a lot of money with adsense relies on having a lot of traffic. One thing that I'm concerned about is that the adsense offers are going to detract from my affiliate offer and the content that I created. Do you find that adsense creates additional income or has your experience been that it reduces the number of affiliate sales that you make? I haven't added adsense to my website yet, but I have been considering it.

  72. Thank you for an excellent explanation of Google AdSense and Google AdWords. I finally understand how the system works. I think this is a great way to make money from Google once you have enough traffic. I found your site very informative and helpful and I will check it regularly for new posts. Thanks.

  73. I can not thank you enough for this overview of AdSense. As a new blogger much of this information is really overwhelming. I have yet to see such and easy to read and easy to understand overview of Adsense. I will certainly be coming back to this post often as I am encouraged to continue to plug away with this form of money making! Thanks so much!

  74. Hello Jennifer,

    You are very welcome! At first, Google AdSense and SEO can be very overwhelming. I would recommend breaking it down and learning it piece by piece(: I regularly update my website with new content, so check back as often as you can.

    Note* Currently on vacation, so I am taking it easy on the website(:

    Kind Regards,


  75. Hello Blanka, 

    Google AdSense is definitely a wonderful way to make money, especially after waking up in the morning(: I love checking my balance right when I wake up because it's earning money while I'm sleeping.

    It takes a lot of traffic to make it happen, so keep up with the content and build a brand with authority(:

    I wish you best of luck,


  76. Hello Melinda,

    That is a very understandable concern. Google AdSense will definitely distract your affiliate offers to some extent. If you are currently earning a decent amount of money from your affiliate programs, I'd stay away from Google AdSense or at least keep it to a minimal.  

    Personally, it does create an additional income for me, but because most of my post are informational and not designed to sell anything. 

    I would try it out and see if it's worth it(: If you start seeing less sales from your affiliate program and the adsense money is not making enough to justify for the loss. Turn it off(:

    Kind Regards,


  77. Hello Princila,

    My users average time spent dropped slightly, but not enough that makes a huge difference. The idea of Google AdSense is not meant to be in your face. You want to make it blend in with your website and articles, so you can make money on ads as well as deliver valuable information to your visitors. Check out this article to learn more about bounce rates.

    Kind Regards,


  78. Hello Alex, 

    Check out this article on how to prepare your website for Google AdSense. In terms of advertising on Google AdWords for return of investment from Google AdSense. I actually don't recommend that because I've heard users get penalize for using Google AdWords to monetize their Google AdSense. Often times, you will struggle to even break even if you plan to make money off of Google AdSense using Google AdWords.

    Your pay should be the same, what matters is WHERE you get the clicks from. For example, some countries will pay you less per click compared to others.

    Google used to have an affiliate network, but not anymore. Their main focus is currently on Google AdSense and Google AdWords. In other words, there is NO affiliate program for Google AdSense.

    I hope this helped(:

    Kind Regards,


  79. Hello Marques, 

    You run the risk of getting your Google AdSense account disabled permanently if caught abusing the system by clicking on your own ads. 

    I recommend checking out this article to learn more about what you shouldn't do with Google AdSense because it's quite serious when they disable your AdSense account. (They have your mailing address, so they might not approve you again based off of where you live).

    I wish you great success,


  80. Hello Steph,

    Congratulations on being AdSense approved. I am going to safely assume that your website doesn't have that much traffic yet since you aren't making a whole lot of money with AdSense.

    My recommendation is to focus more on content delivery rather than the little money you see on your AdSense account. 

    You will notice an increase in Google AdSense revenue once you've become an authority in your niche. Traffic is the key to success with Google AdSense. 

    If you need any help, please don't hesitate to ask!

    Kind Regards,


  81. Hello Frank,

    I am so sorry to hear about your unfortunate event! It happens especially when you're new to the market. The $1.07 is definitely a lesson learned to not misuse Google AdSense. 

    How are you doing now as an online business owner? Have you tried to re-apply for Google AdSense with a new Google Plus account?

    Kind Regards,


  82. Hello Josh,

    Thank you very much for your kind feedback. This is why I enjoy writing new blogs on my website! Keep us updated on your online business progress!



  83. Hello Greg,

    That's a good idea to focus more on your website rather than jumping in immediately to monetize with Google AdSense. Sometimes it is worth the wait because having Google AdSense on too earlier can deter some of your visitors. 

    Check out this article on how to build an authority website before you utilize Google AdSense.

    To answer your question: This website just hit it's 3 months mark as well, so congratulations to both of us! I would say give it a shot if you are receiving a good amount of traffic already. (:

    Kind Regards,


  84. You mentioned that costs per click will vary based on the niche like beauty. Do you know how much the cost per click is for fitness? I’m thinking of monetizing my fitness site through Adsense.

  85. Hello Jessie,

    I'm not familiar with fitness, but my recommendation is checking out Google's Keyword Planner.

    What you want to do is enter the keyword that is related to your fitness niche and see what the suggested bid is. I just looked at it for you and it shows fitness is suggested at $0.40 so it's not that great with Google AdSense.

    Hope that helped,

  86. Eric, Very good explanation on google adsense. I heard about bloggers making money using google adsense a long time ago. i never really made up my mind as to start blogging or not. can you really make good money with it?

  87. Hello Lisa Mai,

    I tried my best haha! Have you read part 2 and 3? I tried to add everything in one article, but realized it was too much for my readers.

    Kind Regards,

  88. Thanks for the explanation, because of this post I sing up, but now I see a lot of good information!

  89. Hello Danica,

    You are very welcome! I'm glad this article helped. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me directly.


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