If you’re looking to make money from Adsense then you should certainly consider the video series from Michael Cheney.
Jon Leger’s Adsense Gold is an interesting product too, although that’s more for people who are already making some money and want to be as efficient as possible at it.
The following article is one of those Jon includes with his product.
Google Adsense Best Practices
by: John Gall
When selecting the size of your Google Adsense code the 300×250 is by far the best performer. This square box works best when placed in the middle of the content towards the top. I commonly place the 300×250 ad block under my title and on top of my first paragraph. Sometimes I put the 300×250 ad block under the first paragraph if it is short but never below the second paragraph. Banners and skyscrapers may look better on your page but will perform much worse than the 300×250. Remember why you’re publishing your content; you want to make money not look pretty.
When selecting colors for your Google Adsense ad block you want to blend the ad into your page. The best practice is to make the ads look like content so users will be interested in clicking the ad. I’ve had great success using a basic white background and black color text on my pages. I then use the default blue for my Adsense text and use “White” for the border of the ad block. This causes your square to look like it has no border thus blending it into your content. If done right your Google Adsense block should look like you put links on your page your visitors might be interested in.
Google allows you to assign a “Channel” to your ad block so you can track the success. Be sure to assign each new site or subject a unique channel so you can tell what subjects are popular and pay well. Using channels is also a good way to test various ad colors and sizes but if you use the 300×250 you can generally be assured that you’re using the most successful size.
When starting out with Google Adsense it will be very tempting to click your own ads, some do this because they are interested in the ad but some are cheating. In both cases you will likely get kicked out of the Google Adsense program if you click your own ads.
About The Author
John Gall is a web publisher who uses among others Google Adsense as a revenue source. Creating informative websites is a hobby funded by ad revenue.
Now, personally, I don’t know that I agree with everything that John Gall says, but at least it’s food for thought.
And the channels he talks about are just ways for you to understand where the money is coming from so you can do more of whatever it is that works.
Jon Leger’s Adsense Gold gives you much more information and it does it immediately. I bought the package last night and installed it this morning. It only took about 5 minutes to install. It’s pretty simple to use, too.
It will collect the stats quietly in the background and once a week I see where the money’s been coming from. One thing you’ll hear from all the top marketing guys is that you must test. The difference between one advert and another could double your income.