Tuesday, September 28, 2010

"How can I generate money on my website from advertisers?"

"How can I generate money on my website from advertisers?
I am starting a website that provides a free service to people. I have heard that you can generate revenue from advertisers and click through? How do I do this and where do I go to get started. Furthermore, How much money on the average can this generate? Are there averages for $ per traffic? Like for every 1000 people you can gererate $1.00???? Because I have no idea---Thank you in advance for your answers -- Sorry for the dumb question.

A lot of people use Google's Adsense program. You register to apply and submite your site's url so that they can review and approve it. Once your site has been approved then you can go through the steps of adding the codes to your website. That process involves you picing the size and color of your ads. You are not able to pick the specific ads because they will be determined by the content on your site.

When people click on the ads that appear on your site (or blog) you earn money. In the case of adsense you have to earn at least $100 during the month in order to get paid the next month. If you don't make $100 during the month then your earnings will be rolled over into the next month until you reach $100. Then you can get paid either by regular check or by bank transfer.

Now as far as how much money you actually earn - it will depend. Since adsense "crawls" your site for content the advertisers/ads that your site will attract will depend on the content of your site. So (in theory) you want your site to attract high-paying ads/advertisers. The more high-paying - the more money you will earn!

Here is a link to a blog post about how much people have been making with adsense:

Monday, September 27, 2010

"What Are High Paying Keywords?"

"What are high paying keywords, their prices, and how do you implement them in your site?"

The high-paying keywords change all the time. I most recently read that keywords about class-action suits are popular now.

But a lot of higher-paying keywords have to do with things of a financial nature.

What is really surprising is that you never know what keyword will generate a high-paying advertiser. I remember getting a cpm rate of over $1000! and this was for one of my client's more mundane sites!

You can find lists of "high-paying keywords" all over the internet but be forewarned that what was considered high-paying a few days or weeks ago may not "fetch" the same high-paying price now.

It changes - oh so much!