Intro to google Adsense: A step-by-step guide of trying to receive ad revenue tastefully; Haggling 101 Pokemon cards
Step 1: (Besides inserting this text box) Insert desired pictures
I used two stock photos from Weebly mostly just because what I am trying to accomplish here is a test page and/or reference guide for future posts. My goal for example A was to try and push the ads to the right and left sides respectively as you would see in almost all other websites.
Step 2: I am not sure how Wix, Square space, wordpress or self-made sites implement the adsense code into the html content. For me I just have to click on the Adsense sidebar, authorize my domain with google, which is as easy as just click the "next" button a few times, and then dragged and dropped two ads on each side of the pictures. Since this is a blog page and not a standard page, I can only utilize spacers and dividers to separate content. I pulled the sliders to bring the ads as close to the images as possible.
Step 3: I right clicked the left Adsense Ad, and under advanced- selected Ad Format and made it a "skyscraper". The default was called banner- which I left unchanged on the right size.
Finally I closed it out with a divider at the bottom to try my next AD example. b
Example A: Bookend Ads- Recap. Left = Skyscrapper ----------- Right = Banner
B- should have been for bookends, not A. But.. I'm not redoing it.
Step 4: After the divider, I added a title and below that this text box. Then I dragged a read more break above the title but below the divider. If I really am committing to blogging, I got to keep most posts to a picture or two above the fold and more content and Ads under. How this will affect (or effect) the difference in profitability is yet to be determined because 99% of this I am learning on the fly through trial and error, reddit and eventually from watching several YouTube videos on the subject of AdSense, monetization and SEO. But I'm just diving in right now because... 1) Aint nobody got time for that.. 2) my adderall just kicked in and I'm Uber Focused. 3) Hands on learner and 4) trying to create "meaningful" content. Watching other people's videos can be a huge time suck and at the same time I have not produced anything new. Thus, I can accomplished a few tasks by righting this janky post.
1) as said above, post=content
2) I get to see what a full blog post looks like, how it saves on the blog page, what the Ads look like on the blog page and you it for reference later.
3) I don't think there are many valuable sites that breakdown the Adsense Ads, yet alone provide a comprehensive-ish forum on how to make beginner sites both profitable and pretty.
4) I get to establish tone and character.. using words like janky and myriad... although for those actually paying attention, I hadn't yet used myriad in a sentence, but I'm sure I'll find a myriad of ways to incorporate it later on. (ps.. it was like the only word besides Avant Garde and serpentine that I remember from PSAT tutoring over 15 years ago.)
Step 5: Now that we have some text, let's add a picture and some Ads to see what they look like.
Example C: Adsense Ad buttons and color options; Haggling 101 Story- for filler.. mostly
Who knows what step we are on? anyone? I think Step 6: Add more dividers, Title boxes, text boxes and pictures to test the remaining Ad types and color schemes. The last ones to compare are the small square, rectangle and button. I will show all of these with the different pre-set skins that Weebly and google have provided. You can customize colors but I might just save that for another post.
Thank you for reading this. Hopefully this was helpful. I will be for me, because I know get to see what these all look like on mobile devices and whether using spacers to position the Adsense Ads where I want will have either worked out or have been lost in translation. I also want to figure out how to pick and choose what Ads are displayed. On google's Adsense website.. they have snippets of code to insert in the HTML. But I am not sure yet if I just have to drag and drop the "embed code" tool and paste the code they provided. They, google, say it can take up to 20-30 minutes for the ad to appear. so let's try it now. Below for my final example of this post.. will be the embed code method of adding a google Adsense Ad. I think more times I write google Adsense Ads the more likely my post is to be featured for a keyword search on google for google Adsense ads. I'm done.
Example D: Embed Code Method In-article Google Adsense Ad
Google Adsense Ad