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AdSense allows multiple Google certified ad networks to compete for your ad units. This new capability, called yield management, is powered by DoubleClick Ad Exchange and helps you generate the most profit for every ad that appears on your site. More ad networks mean more competition; as a result, you can generate the most profit for every ad unit, whether the winning bids come from AdWords or other ad networks.

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Alexa Rank 29
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    Cloudswave Score for Google AdSense

    Rating based on 6 Critic Reviews

    5 Favorable reviews
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    1 Mixed reviews
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  • Since using Google AdSense is free, you might want to give it a try. Though we only recommend it if you feel you get enough traffic on your website as the returns might not be big enough to make a difference. Placing ads can discourage some viewers so they either ignore it or ignore the website so you have to be careful with the ads you place. If you can find ads that complement your websites content and theme then it might actually be a good step for you. Since Google AdSense does provide reports, you can give it a try and see how it fairs for your website.

  • Optimizing AdSense is a well-structured course for you and your staff. It organizes material in a logical progression. That way you do not waste time on what you already know.

    It presents the information in small chunks so that you can learn at your own pace. The course helps train your team on basic concepts, so you don’t have to spend the time. The certificate of completion is a way to assess that your staff digested the information and understood it.

    Over the past year Google has made a number of changes to the AdSense program. The Help materials have gotten easier to understand. The dashboard has been improved. Google is now delivering more advance-warning messages to publishers about violations of AdSense Terms and allowing a period of time (usually 3 days) to correct the violation, instead of just bringing the hammer down with no warning.

  • Google’s AdSense network is one of the most popular partners for publishers and bloggers seeking to monetize their sites. The AdSense program is relatively simple for most publishers; once approved, they’ll be able to generate code for a variety of ad units that will then appear on their site. AdSense then begins to serve ads, and splits any revenue generated with the publisher. AdSense offers a variety of ad units; beyond the standard sizes (300×250, 728×90, 160×600), there are another dozen ad types available ranging from the large 300×600 to a 120×90 button. In total, publishers have 15 ad sizes to choose from as well as several different options for link units.

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  • 5 In total

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  • User review from

    Julie Regimbal

    My overall impression of this system is how easy they made it for everyone! Creating or finding ads for your website may sound like a challenging and time-consuming task, but with Google Adsense, it could not be any easier! They're telling you step by step what to do, and you do not miss anything! They also handle the billing aspect of it, so you do not have to worry about billing the advertisers and networks. Once the ads on your page are clicked on or seen, you automatically are paid! Can't get much easier than that!

    Pros :

    • There are many pros to this system. First, for any company who is busy (which is every company), you do not want to have to worry about ads and how to find them, get paid for them, etc. This system is the way to go, if you want to have minimal effort in setting up and managing the ads over time.
    • The ads are such high quality, you would think you spend a lot of time and effort on them! You're able to customize the ad the way you want it, with different fonts, media displays, etc. The ads are built to fit your company's style and culture!
    • There are over one million advertisers that are constantly bidding for the ad space! This way you can get the highest bids and get the best profit possible!
    • You can even decide which ads you want to appear on your site and block the ones that you do not want! That was a very important feature to me, because even if people realize the ads are not related to the company, some people may not and we do not want any harmful ads on our website that would cause negative comments about us.

    Cons :

    • I have a hard time even thinking of any cons of this system. The only issue I had at the beginning when trying to implement this, was our marketing team at the corporate office was not on board right away. They liked being able to control all of the ads, and we did not have any ads on our website yet. I was able to convince them this system would be a great way to start adding ads to our website and still be able to control the amount and which ones went on there, while getting automatically paid. The only problem with the automatic payments, is you have to meet a certain minimum amount before you can get paid.

    • April 18, 2016
  • User review from

    Tamer Desouki

    I work for an ad publisher and have found Google AdSense to be a great software tool for companies to utilize. Google AdSense allows for us to display targeted banners and video advertisements on our websites where we earn money each time an advertisement is either viewed or clicked on.

    Our preferred method of filling up space on our websites is by either going through agencies or through direct advertisers. However, the advertising forecast is cyclical and at times, our sites will not have a paid advertiser to fill the banner space. This is where Google AdSense comes in. Our team has set up an account with Google AdSense to set up a set CPC rate where Google will search for ad buyers that are interested in targeting ads on our site. The algorithm that Google uses includes identifying the demographics of the individual user as well as identifying what type of ad the viewer would most likely relate to.

    If you've ever noticed, you may have been shopping for a particular item then venture over to a completely different site. On the side rail or header, you may see an advertisement for the exact product you were just shopping for. Google did a great job with the fact of keeping relevant material in front of the user. What this means for us is that we can assure that we'll have an advertisement running in all of our placements at all times.

    Google will seek out buyers that best fit that placement and will automatically bill that advertiser the agreed upon CPC. What works great is that Google AdSense recognizes specific products or types of products that a user is interested in and display relevant information.

    The system would automatically 'bid' on that placement. This has made our jobs monetizing unsold placements and provide relevant information to audience members.andnbsp;

    Pros :

    • Being able to set up an automatic bidding algorithm through Google AdSense to bid and sell unsold inventory has been great for Publishers.
    • In addition to filling unused placements, the system will produce relevant information to the end user based on their historical search and web behavior.

    Cons :

    • Some publishers have been known to include a slew of keywords at the bottom of articles in order to better their chances of Google selecting their article as most 'relevant' to prospective buyers.
    • However, Google has been combating this by penalizing Publishers for gaming the system.

    • March 16, 2016
  • User review from

    Raviraj Raikar

    Google Adsense since its inception in 2007 has evolved a lot. During its inception, there were not much tight regulations and policies surrounding the program. Over the period, they have tightened the leash, and nowadays, you can open an Adsense account only if your website is over 6 months old and is generating decent traffic. The very idea of this is to get only genuine publishers connect with Google Adsense Program. The amount of money which can be made out of Adsense program is unlimited. Though you need to keep testing with different ad types, color combinations, add contents, etc., to reap rich benefits. Last Year 2014 they have paid over 10 Billion dollar to its customer which is a whopping amount and signifies the power of Adsense Program.andnbsp; andnbsp;

    Pros :

    • It allows ads including text, display, rich media, etc. which is quite intuitive.
    • It allows different ad combination in terms of texture, color, etc. which can easily blend with your website theme.
    • There is no limit of earning capacity through AdSense program, the more your sites drives customers and more they click on your ads, higher are the chances of minting money.
    • Adsense now has Monetization for Mobile Website.
    • Anyone with genuine website with decent no of visitors can start earning through this AdSense program.

    Cons :

    • For Indian Publishers, it is quite difficult to get registered with Adsense.
    • The AdSense policies keep changing frequently, and one needs to keep tab of the same.
    • The policies are quite stringent enough and if there are any violation of the terms and conditions, Adsense account gets disabled for a life time.
    • There is no way one can get it reinstated.
    • There are Limits on no of ads that one can put on a webpage.
    • The amount of money one can earn through Adsense has though decreased considerably over the years, as there is another advertising medium available online the Cost per Click (CPC) has come down drastically.

    • December 16, 2015
  • User review from

    Steven Figueroa

    When I started writing on the web, I created sites with the intention to place ads on but didn't know where to turn. A buddy of mine showed me AdSense years ago. I now use it on several sites in conjunction with other ad revenue generators, but AdSense has the best return and most up to date ads. It is easy to take ads in any dimensions you require and apply them to your website. Regardless of how complicated your CMS is. And when bidding goes up on particular ads, you make good money on it. AdSense GUI is robust but fairly easy to use for anyone savvy in this industry. It isn't as simple or clean as Commission Junction, but it gives you exactly what you need. Figuring out where something is pretty simple and if you're used to using AdWords, the feel is somewhat similar. I like how easy it is to integrate with Adwords and Analytics. These are must haves for anyone who owns a website and sells products or needs to cross promote content or products. Once they are all integrated, running reports is easy and can give you some great insight as to how the site(s) is performing. AdSense in conjunction with other ad revenue generators can yield impressive results. Or you can run it by itself. The verification code does not interfere with any other codes you are running on the site and sheer volume of various ads is staggering. There's an advertiser for almost anything you can of. I kid you not. This is really important especially if you own a website with a wide variety of content and media types (audio, video, humor, news, etc.) so you can maximize revenue opportunity on every page. That is the key to making any money on this.

    Pros :

    • Simple GUI .
    • Wide variety of advertisers.
    • Plethora of ad sizes.
    • No complications.
    • Customer service is top notch.
    • Google wants to help you make money.

    Cons :

    • GUI needs a little update, but that's just being nitpicky.
    • Great service.

    • October 21, 2015
  • User review from

    Rayman Shakuri

    Google Adsense is a wonderful service to use to make simple free money. All you have to do is put the ad code on your website from Google Adsense and internet ads will do real time bidding on your space, earning you money. All you need is a Google Account, a content website, and a postal address. Google Adsense even gives you the ability to control and choose what ads you want to be displayed on your website. The best part about Google Adsense is the fact that it’s free to use. Everybody that has a website should be using Google Adsense.

    Pros :

    . It’s free, and all you have to do is allow some ads space on your website. . You are given control over what types of ads go on your website. . Google Adsense screens the ads before they even reach you, this way you have ads you can trust.

    Cons :

    . You can only use Google Adsense on your website to provide your ads. . The better ads will bid on site with higher site traffic. . You have to make the ads fit and work around the content on your site.

    • July 10, 2015
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