Friday, September 24, 2010

How To Set Up Google AdSense Video Units Via YouTube

50 Reasons Why People Fail to Make Adsense Income

There are many posts online of webmasters and bloggers complaining about the Adsense program.  Many of them claim that there is little to no money generated in using this form of advertising to monetize their website.
I have a difference of opinion. The individuals who make those statements, and there are a lot of them, have just not figured it out yet. They have not figured out how to make Google adsense revenue and therefore assume nobody has.
Keep in mind that the people who make these statements usually have great websites.  Like my friend, who owns a blog about music, they put hours into their site and think that making a great website and sticking adsense on it is all that is or should be necessary.
It is not and the following are the fifty common reasons why people fail to make any significant amount of adsense revenue in their life:
  1. Keyword(s) website is about has little to no volume
  2. Keyword(s) website is about have tons of searches but costs per click are worth very little (5-10 cents a click)
  3. Picking keywords that are extremely competitive
  4. Blog is just about general topics and not about a specific niche or industry
  5. Magazine type theme used
  6. Way too many images on a blog (Visitors distracted too much)
  7. Content is not engaging at all
  8. Website loads slow
  9. No traffic coming to website
  10. Hundreds of hours spent trying to make website or blog look “perfect” but not building traffic or links
  11. Website does not have enough back links
  12. Back links not on other websites in the same niche
  13. Spam or porn links built
  14. Any use of buying links (directly or using a text link broker)
  15. Links artificially built too quick
  16. No variance of the anchor text in links even if they are good
  17. Always researching SEO and traffic building but never actually doing them
  18. Not putting in enough hours of work on a website
  19. Looking for a quick fix instead of steady growth
  20. Putting all eggs in one basket and not diversifying (Multiple websites in different niches is suggested)
  21. Your blog or static HTML static website is not content rich
  22. High rankings in Yahoo or Bing (MSN) but no high rankings on Google
  23. Not using your targeted keyword or phrase enough in your URL, title, and content
  24. Using your keyword or phrase too much so that your website reads and looks like spam
  25. No networking skills (Like a real business successful bloggers know how to network with their peers)
  26. Subject not researched at all
  27. No investment in crucial tools
  28. The use of black hat techniques
  29. No desire to write ( You will need to do A LOT of writing to make decent adsense revenue).
  30. No investing time and money in educating yourself about search engine optimization which you will need to build traffic
  31. Not blending the background and border of your adsense ad block with your background
  32. Not making the text link and URL of your adsense ads match your overall website
  33. Failure to at least TRY to use the best adsense ad block which many bloggers testify, including myself, works the best
  34. Not following the Google Heat Map to make the maximum amount of revenue and instead trying to re-invent the wheel
  35. Thinking they can “beat” Google instead of operating ,though creatively, within their rules.
  36. Believing link exchanges do not hold any value (Many people will debate this but I am a firm believer in them)
  37. Failure to actively look for websites where you can do a guest post to become an authority within your niche
  38. Not participating in forums within your niche.
  39. Failure to work on your website on a routine basis. (Make no mistake, the people who make the most amount of adsense revenue have put in 100s of hours of work in before they collected their first check for $100.)
  40. Being obsessed with a “pretty” website instead of a simplistic yet informative site.
  41. Making a website that is not properly optimized with meta tags, 150 words on each page, proper keyword density, and clean coding according to W3C standards.  Your home URL should also be easily navigational to any page on your website within two clicks.
  42. Failure to use social media outlets like Hubpages or Squiddo to not only get a nice profile of back links but exposure
  43. No patience (Sorry people but making great money with Google adsense takes work and time)
  44. Becoming obsessed with Google “PR” instead of relevancy
  45. Not exploiting experts and asking for advice from people who know more than you
  46. Not linking out to good websites (Understand that the internet was first designed for people to navigate to one page to the other via back links and not with the help of search engines
  47. No privacy policy page
  48. No channel testing
  49. Your adsense account is smart priced therefore severely decreasing how much you get paid per valid click from your website.
  50. The majority of your traffic is not coming from search engines, namely Google.
*If any one has any other reasons why moderate to fantastic  passive adsense income evades many people please comment and tell me what it is so I can add it.
I recently wrote this post after reading an excellent post by Eric Ward talking about “what makes a website link worthy.”  This is an excellent read for anyone looking to make any sort of revenue with Google.
Over the past four months I personally have started shifting my mind over to thinking like the big G thinks.  This may seem like a weird statement to say but I firmly believe that understanding the corporation that is actually paying us will help us make more money.  You can go against the grain or go with it.  I will tell you that it is easier to go with it.
When I first started doing SEO and internet marketing I was big into the following:
  • link exchanges
  • article writing
  • niche directory submissions
As time moved on I still did the previous three things but got more into:
  • guest posting
  • social media
  • utilizing 2.0 properties
Now, I still use all of those techniques but I am heading to creating great:
  • viral marketing programs
  • link bait
As you can see I am moving to creating great interactive sites that people cannot help but link to.  You start making hundreds of thousands when you get good at making web pages that linked to naturally instead of you, the webmaster, always having to hunt for them.
It is not easy at first and that is why you should start with the basics.
Create great content and tell people about it. Period.

How to Get started with Google's adsense program

Google hosts a program called google adsense that allows users of the program to get paid revenue for placing advertisements on their site. Adsense is a way to earn a passive income online if you have your own website or blog. To begin the sign up process with adsense ensure that your site is adsense ready for more information on this check out the link below. Once you are sure that your site is ready to handle adsense follow the steps below to create your adsense account and get ads placed on your site.


  1. First of all you will want to visit the google site ( and read all of the terms and conditions. Google has policies and rules that you will need to familiarize yourself with before creating your account.
  2. Next if you already have a google email address use it to sign into your account if not select the option to sign up and then you should be redirected to the adsense application page. The application will ask you to provide some very important information that will be used to determine if you are qualified to participate in the program. The process is pretty self explanatory and not too involved.
  3. Some of the information you will be asked to provide includes your website information, your name and contact information, and the final section will ask you to agree to Google's terms and conditions. Please remember that google is a fairly secure site so there is no need to feel apprehensive about giving them your personal information. Also since google is a reputable company they will not share your email or contact information with third parties.
  4. Once you submit your application you will be given the opportunity to double check the information you entered. This is an important step and should not be overlooked because you want to ensure that google sends your adsense revenue to the correct address and that your name will appear correctly on the check. Also you will be prompted to select an email address at this time.
  5. Now keep an eye on your inbox because google will send you an email asking you to confirm your adsense application. Once this is done it's time to wait because google will review your information and usually within a few business days you will receive an email letting you know that you have been verified and your adsense account has been activated.
  6. Congratulations you are now ready to begin earning money with Google's adsense program. There are going to be many obstacles that you will face during the initial trial and error phase but be patient and do as much research as possible in your first few months of working with adsense. There is not an exact science to this program since each site is different but the main thing to consider here is that to reach your earning potential you are going to have to put in a lot of work in the upcoming months on things like ad configuration, ad placement, keyword optimization, and search engine optimization and you may not see any rewards for some time but don't give up just keep working to make your site profitable.