Earning revenue through Google ad sense is a sure thing if you do everything according to Google guidelines and follow strategies that increase your chances of getting profits. However, any unethical practice will see you lose your ad sense account within no time. Making money with ad sense is a steady process and not a get rich scheme. It requires that you do everything right, adhere to set guidelines and regulations and adopt the right strategies to monetize your website. If you want to make money using Google ad sense, it’s about time you learnt of the following common mistakes people make and which you must avoid at all costs whether you are a beginner or a veteran.
Never ever click on your own ads
Beginners tend to think that clicking on their own ads, using some kind of software to click ads or having their friends and family click on their ads will mint them money within no time. However, this is fraudulent and could lead to your Google AdSense account being banned. Make money from ad sense the honest way as Google are not stupid and are conversant with various fraudulent activities that people use for shortcuts.
Populating your website or blog with too many ads
There are those who believe that by populating their blogs or websites with ads, it increases their chances of getting more money through the AdSense program. However, this is not the case as it only serves to repulse visitors and could have your site penalized. Let’s be honest. What do you do when you land on a site that has nothing useful rather than ads? Most of us will click on the × button faster than a person can finish spelling the word Google. As such, desist at all costs from placing too many ads and focus on strategic placement of the same within your content.
Creating a website with the aim of ad sense
Creating your website with the aim of making money from the ad sense program is the wrong way of trying to make money. You need to create a website aimed for your visitors. What value do your visitors get when they land on your website? If your website is not designed for your visitors, they will tend to go away the moment they land on it. Who then will click on your ads if not your visitors? Ensure that your website contains good content such as relevant information that is useful to visitors and everything else will fall into place. In other words, ad sense should be an afterthought rather than the main objective.
Placing copy pasted content on your website
Google takes the issue of plagiarism very seriously and is against populating a website with duplicate content with the aim attracting high traffic. It’s cognizant to note that Google utilizes advanced algorithms that easily detect plagiarized content. This can lead to your site being banned and falling down the ranks, making your SEO and other internet marketing efforts redundant. The effect is that you will not be able to make money from the ad sense program. As such, desist from the allure of placing content that is duplicate on your website or blog.
Registering multiple ad sense accounts
Irrespective of how many websites or blogs you have, you should never register multiple ad sense accounts for each website. Google guidelines require that a person use only one ad sense account regardless of how many websites they own. Registering many accounts is therefore not advised as it could lead to you being banned from the program. The only time you should register a new account is if you have problems accessing your current account. However, you should contact the Google team before registering a new account. It’s always safe to be safe than sorry.
By avoiding the above-mentioned mistakes, you can set out to make a steady income from the Google ad sense program.