I am beginning to blog on my WordPress website. I selected my theme and the layout is satisfactory for now until I have time to make my own website using Adobe Fireworks. The next step is to monetize my blog with Google Adsense. It was relatively easy to setup an account with Google Adsense. I submitted my application with all of the pertinent information such as my name, website and whatever else Google asked me for at the time I submit my application. Please note that the application process worked better for me through my Internet Explorer browser than my Mozilla Firefox browser. The first time I submitted my application I did not hear anything from Google Adsense and resubmitted it through Explorer. That’s when I realize my application had not totally process through the application process. I waited at least 2-3 business days for my account to be approved, than I received an email stating that I was approved. I am overjoyed and was elated at receiving my email. Now comes the tricky part. Read the fine print and make sure you don’t click on your own ads. Big no no, that will get your account banned and locked down. At least that’s the way I read it. Than the fun stuff is inserting code for relevant ad and links to show up on your website. I have a few Google Adsense ads popping up all over my website. I love it! I am still learning how to put the code on the page through the WordPress theme editor along with some help from a few WordPress plugins. Google adsense have excellent tutorials that helped me get the html insert into my source code or at least learn about what it actually looked like on a page. Tomorrow I maybe a little more risky and try to insert another google search box somewhere on my website along with a youtube video.
I have heard and read positive things about Google Adsense; and it program guidelines. There are a few books on the market that make an excellent reference guide while your tinkering around with the code on your site. I purchase mine from Borders. I suggest picking up a copy of “Google Adsense for Dummies” and “Search Engine Optimization for Dummies” to get your mind in the right frame of mind when tinkering around on your website. I have yet to read mine from page to page but by the end of this month I plan on mastering the material. Reread and reread Google’s Adsense policy over and over to make sure you don’t break any of the rules accidently because once your ban that’s the end of the relationship with Google Adsense for your website. At least that the way I read it and that’s the understanding I took away from all of that fine print letting you know what not to do. Oh yeah, no tricks will be tolerated either like invalid clicks from your mother, auntie sue, brother and friends who try to get your clicks to report over the top numbers. I heard through the grapevine that they are not dummies. Don’t try it because it will get you kicked out faster than you can blink. Pssst that’s only what I heard and read on their website. After digesting all the rules and the policy to become an Google Adsense member, I felt up to the challenge. I can follow the rules and make some money for a new pair of shoes or a new tube of Mac lipstick! I am now happy to be putting my own personal ID number that Google Adsense issues only to you and not anyone else; be careful with some of the themes and so call optimization sites that tell you that all you have to do it is use thier stuff and your set. Your own code must be issued by Google adsense in order for you to see any revenue. Armed with my ID and a weird cheswick smile I gleefully tell my husband I am a Google Adsense member. Check out my website ya’all! I got images and links!
You been warned not to try any slick and underhanded behavior with Google Adsense. Have a wonderful and ethical relationship and perhaps we may cross paths down the road to success.