Picking colors for your website and ads is one of the most important decisions you can make. You want to make sure to draw subtle attention to your ads, making them seem valuable but at the same time blended into your content making them look like they belong. A lot of websites use strong graphical elements that catch the eye but distract the user from adsense ads. When you use adsense you want to play close attention to your choice of fonts, font size, colors, images and other visual aspects of your pages layout.
Figuring out how to display ads and where to place them is the next step. There are so many different types of ad’s and configurations that it can be overwhelming. Some people leave Googles default settings, which is a big mistake. Controlling the looks and the placement of your ads makes all the difference in getting clicks. If it looks like an ad, most people wont click it. It’s as simple as that. The general web surfing public is very educated and familiar with ads and will ignore them in most cases. That’s why its so important to blend your ad’s with your website to get them as seamless as possible. If you make ads with bright colors, images or borders it will be easily recognized as an advertisement and people work extra hard to ignore them. Placement also has similar effects. If you place an ad at the very top, bottom or some far corner of a page , it will easily be ignored. If you want to get clicks on your ads, make them look like a regular part of your content.
If you’ve never heard of Google Sitemaps and you own a website, then you definetly need to check it out. It’s located here. What it does is give Google all of your URL’s and each page within your site. That way it can add all of your pages to its index.
Alot of people have heard about Google AdSense and wonder where to start. First is the obvious, a website. Almost all of my domains are purchased and hosted with Godaddy.com. I find them very reliable and inexpensive, great for websmasters just starting out. At the time of this writing you can use promo code SAVETEN to save 10% off any purchase. There are alot of promo codes out there to save $1 or $2, or $5 off $30; just do a google search for godaddy promo codes and you’ll find plenty.
The first thing you’ll need to do is decide on a name for your domain. It’s not very easy these days with so many of the obvious choices being taken already. You’ll have to get a bit creative in some cases. You can always link words together with a hypen “-” . You’ll want to think about the words you use carefully because they may make the difference when you are trying to get high scores on search engines later on. If this isnt an issue for you, then choose whatever sounds best.
Hosting is your next concern. Hosting ranges anywhere from shared hosintg, to dedicated servers and the prices can be as cheap as $3 a month to over $150 a month depending on what you choose. I recommend Godaddy.com which has hosting as low as $3.95 a month, or lower if you pay for 12-24 months at a time. You most likely wont be experiancing lots of traffic in the beginning so this is a great hosting plan until its time to upgrade. After taking care of the domain name and the hosting, you are set to begin. Not sure what to add as far as content? Check back later for an entry about creating your website. Good luck!
Is this a breakthrough for Apple or a betrayal of its own operating system? Click here to have your say.
Apple, the computer maker, today shocked its army of fans by unveiling software that will let its newest Macintosh machines run on Windows, the operating system developed by arch-rival Microsoft.
The watershed decision could help Apple to dramatically expand its share of the computer market.
The company has already seen sales of its computers boosted by the massive popularity of its iPod music player, dubbed the “halo effect” by analysts. But more than 90 per cent of home machines still run on Windows.
There is no right way to put your curriculum vitae together. There is definitely a wrong way though, and James Max has had some of the worst pass across his desk.
ven cell phone users get irritated at others who yak on their portables about their personal business in public.
An AP-AOL-Pew poll found the offended don’t think they are among the callers who get on other people’s nerves.
Most cell users find their phones very useful, with half keeping them on all the time.
So you want to make money with Google Adsense? I don’t blame you, who doesn’t want residual income! This article will show you how to better optimize Google Adsense to make more money from your web site(s).
Before we get into it, learn more about Google Adsense here:
First and foremost is: Positioning
Where you position your Adsense link boxes and banner ads is extremely important. Trying to make money from the bottom of your pages within your website just won’t cut it. You need to add your Adsense links right in the heart of your template or right in the heart of your content. I would personally suggest both actually.
Adding Adsense in the heart of your template:
Since the introduction of Google Adsense “link units”, we can now add what looks like a “menu system” to compliment our menu system within our website. This is HUGE. Have you ever just clicked on a website and kept clicking on the menu links? I know we all have. By adding a “Google link units” to your menu, you will get more clicks than you thought possible. Try adding the link units near the top for better performance and try creating your link units to match the color of your menu system in place. Once in a while I find myself clicking on a menu link unit without even realizing it which in turn gives more money to the website owner.
Making the software that makes chips gives Synopsys’ Aart de Geus unique insight into where all of tech is heading.
Aart de Geus is one of the most insightful people I know in the technology industry, so I was happy to sit down for lunch with him this week. De Geus is CEO and co-founder of Synopsys (Research), a company that sits at the intersection of just about every trend there is.
That’s because it is one of the two main makers of the software used to design most of the world’s most cutting-edge semiconductors. Chips are so complex today that figuring out how to lay out their intricate networks of microscopic circuits is one of the great achievements on which all industry — and social — progress today relies.
Google AdSense is fast becoming the preferred way for people to earn an income online. Forget eBay and multiple affiliate programs – Whether you are a work-at-home mom trying to make a little extra cash or an Internet entrepreneur with hundreds of monetized websites, AdSense is truly the easiest way to earn money.
Double your income
Simply sign up for a free account, grab your ad code and paste it in your site. But hereâ€™s the amazing thing – no matter how much money AdSense is making for you right now, a few simple tweaks can increase that amount considerably. And I should know, after learning about these tricks, I more than doubled my AdSense commissions!
Read on to learn how!
The self-proclaimed AdSense gurus and experts are sharing this insider knowledge, for a fee. You can learn all these secrets from them, as long as you buy their e-book, sign up for their seminar or purchase their newsletter. But Iâ€™m going to share all their AdSense tricks for free. Here they are: