I have AdSense on my blog. I don’t earn much, but it cover the yearly fees for this blog and my Norwegean blog, so I’m happy about that.
In August, Google changed their policy for AdSense and will “allow multiple Google-certified ad networks to compete for display ad space on your site“. On adsense.blogspot.com it states that “This new capability will help you generate the most profit for every ad that appears on your site, whether the ads come from AdWords advertisers or Google-certified ad networks.” and:
We’ll slowly begin allowing ads from Google-certified ad networks to appear on AdSense pages over the coming months, so you won’t see an immediate impact on your ads or earnings. As new networks are certified, you’ll see them appear in your account. This feature will initially be available to publishers in North America and Europe, but we hope to roll it out to additional parts of the world in the future.
So this is good for all Google AdSense users. You can watch the promo video below.
Have you tried to earn some money on your blogging? Well, a lot of people do try. Some bloggers can earn a lot of money, others not so much. And I’m in the second group. But it doesn’t hurt to try to have some ads on your blog.
This small guide is to help you place Google Adsense ads in your WordPress blog hosted on your own domain. The easiest way is to go to the Appearance menu on the left and select Widgets. Here you add a new widget to the sidebar of the Text-type. Copy the code for the ad that you got in Google Adsense and past it in the new Text-widget. That’s it.
You can use one of the plugins found at WordPress.org. I haven’t tested any of them, so I can’t say how they are.
If you want to have full controll or just want to do it the hard way, then you edit the code your self. There are three temples you should consentrate on (found in Appearance – Editor). The files are archive.php, index.php and single.php.
At the top of each file, you will find a code similar to this:
You place your Google Adsense-code on line 4 (remember that the number shall not be written to the php-file, it’s only for illustrations). This will place the ad at the top of the page. I usually place the add in a p-tag:
You can offcourse use ads from other associates-programs. remember that you can only use three Google Adsense units/page.
You have to test what placement gives you the best income. Try, test, fail and try again.
If you need more information on Google Adsense, you can take a look at ProBlogger.net. If that’s not enough for you, take a look at Amazon.com. The search for google adsense give you over 600 book titles. Also a relevant keyword in all this is AdWord.
I hope this was helpfull. If you have comments or experience you want to share, please feel free to do so.
I also found a YouTube-video of AdSense optimization where it talks about the placement of ads, well worth a look.