Google AdSense is the type of work at home money making technique that a lot of work at home websites recommend. Does it work? Yes and no. Google AdSense is a legitimate way to earn money however it takes more work than just building a website and throwing up some ads.
You need good content that people will want to visit your website to read, you need to build a website that works with Google’s terms of service, and you can’t overload your website with ads.
Building content that people will want to read
Blogs are usually the first type of website that people will make, they are easy to build and you can write about anything. The problem is making your content engaging enough that people are actually going to want to visit your website and also getting it out there so that people can search for your website.
While you can make one at a site like BlogSpot sometimes those types of sites make your blog harder to find on search engines. If people aren’t able to find your blog then adding ads to it isn’t going to matter. It also takes a lot of time and work to make a website/blog and market it. A lot of times you won’t see a profit until your site has been up for months.
Money is another issue, to make a quality site you will need to spend some money, if you want your own .com you will need to pay for hosting, the domain name, a website builder or someone to build your website unless you already know how to code, and any advertising costs if you don’t want to spend the time advertising yourself.
You also need to remember to update your site and make it so people will want to come back. Google AdSense is awesome for someone who is already planning on making a quality website/blog and wants to put on some ads to make some extra money.
Following Google’s Terms of Service
Google is strict on what you can and cannot do with your ads. They have no problem with completely shutting down a website that isn’t following their rules. It’s important that you read their TOS in order to keep your ads up and running. A few of their rules are:
1. Don’t try and cheat the system with invalid clicks. This includes clicking on your own ads, paying someone to click on your ads, using a bot or automated program to click on your ads.
2. Making more than one AdSense account
3. You can’t place ads on a website that includes or links to:
Pornography, adult or mature content
Hate speech (including content that incites hatred or promotes violence against individuals or groups based on race or ethnic origin, religion, disability, gender, age, veteran status, or sexual orientation/gender identity), harassment, bullying, or similar content that advocates harm against an individual or group.
Illicit drugs and drug paraphernalia content
Content that promotes, sells, or advertises products obtained from endangered or threatened species.
Sales of beer or hard alcohol
Sales of tobacco or tobacco-related products
Sales of prescription drugs
Sales of weapons or ammunition (e.g., firearms, firearm components, fighting knives, stun guns)
Sales or distribution of coursework or student essays
Content regarding programs which compensate users for clicking ads or offers, performing searches, surfing websites or reading emails
Any other content that is illegal, promotes illegal activity or infringes on the legal rights of others
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4. You can’t place ads on any website that displays, hosts, or provides links to copyrighted material
5. You can’t place ads on a website that sells counterfeit goods
6. Follow the webmaster guidelines:
Do not place excessive, repetitive or irrelevant keywords in the content or code of webpages.
Avoid hidden text or hidden links.
Avoid “doorway” pages created just for search engines or other “cookie cutter” approaches such as affiliate programs with little or no original content.
Do not include deceptive or manipulative content or construction to improve your site’s search engine ranking (e.g., your site’s PageRank).
Create a useful, information-rich site and write pages that clearly and accurately describe your content.
7. Don’t use paid to click programs, send unwanted emails, or hide ads in software
8. Don’t make a webpage just for ads
9. Don’t use pop ups or pop unders
10. Don’t hide ads so that it looks like the user is clicking on other content
There’s a lot more rules that you must follow, read over everything on these links: https://support.google.com/adsense/answer/48182?utm_source=aso&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=ww-ww-et-asfe_
More information on prohibited content: https://support.google.com/adsense/answer/1348688
Overloading your website with ads
The last thing that you don’t want to do is place too many ads. Some people think that all you need is to write up a quick page or two and then put a dozen ads on your page. The problem with this is that the users that you want to attract are not going to wade through a bunch of ads to read your content. If people aren’t staying on your site because of too many ads then you aren’t going to get the traffic that you need to make money with AdSense.
If you put too many ads on a website that has awesome content you may end up losing traffic based solely on the ads. The best way to earn money with a website is to earn a fan base and it may take months of hard work pumping out quality material and playing with the ads to see where the optimal placement is.
Google AdSense is definitely not a get rich quick way of making money like some people are trying to lead you to believe.