Google AdSense

7 Solid Ways to Explode Your Google AdSense Earnings

I am always looking for new ways to optimize my earnings and make more money with Google AdSense. I have given some great tips in the past about increasing AdSense earnings by 500%. This is a totally true story but newbie’s read stories like that and think they can make money like that as soon as the ads are up. But I have been “Adsensing” for years and it took me forever to reach the $100 payout mark, then even longer to reach the $5,000 mark.

Yes shock horror! I have had well over $5,000 from AdSense earnings alone. (In one month).

Once you have a stable income flowing month after month, you try damn hard to protect that income by studying AdSense to pieces. Let me tell you it can be very technical, but many take the easy path. I personally took the hard road by reading every book available and studying figures like you wouldn’t believe. I have spent hours, weeks and years absorbing anything AdSense.

Make Money with Google Adsense

If you are an AdSense hater, which there are many, please note that I used these same skills to earn money with many other programs.

#1. Great Content

Yes you need great content to get great Google AdSense earnings. Gone are the days where you can build thousands of websites with crappy content and put AdSense on them. You need to build a few decent websites and publish great content on them. AdSense is not for junk sites any longer and putting AdSense ads on a website that has got low quality content will see your AdSense account being banned.

If you have great content, this great content must be search engine optimized as well. After all, we want the search engines to list your content for the humans to find.

Having top-quality content also brings highly targeted ads which in turn gives you more money with AdSense.

#2. SEO Equals More Google Adsense Earnings

I know you all hate to hear that search engine optimization is a big key to making more money with Google AdSense. Unfortunately this is very true.

I will give you an example. My website used to have non related ads showing on my pages, but when the ads were highly relevant, I made more money. Well this puzzled me for a long time as I was not really familiar with SEO.

The funny thing is I noticed that the best articles with the most traffic had the best CTR and earnings. The content on the page was valuable and delivered exactly what was promised.  Download my free SEO ebook to help you increase your earnings because if you get that right, you will be attracting targeted visitors.

#3. Quality Links Coming In

I am an active link builder and over the years I have found that links created on certain websites instantly make me more money with Adsense. Here is an example. Each week I get published on a huge authority site with a link back to my site. I know that the article has been published by the day’s earnings. When I do not publish on this site I never see a spike like that. If a website visitor travels to my site through that link the AdSense click is always worth more.

The sites you want links from must have authority and be highly related to your site.

#4. Add Optimization

Add optimization might include trying your ads in different positions, trying different colors and types of ads, or even removing certain ads. In one particular example I removed a 160 x 600 AdSense ad from my sidebar, which increased the CTR on my 300×300 that was located in my post. Maybe the 160x 600 was a mere distraction.

In another example Google sent me an email suggesting that I changed my 728×90 banner ad to show both text and image ads. They were suggesting that I would see a 15% increase in CTR. This really worked! I guess I could also test the text color now and see if I can increase the CTR more.

Other times I have simply moved a banner ad approx 20 px and have seen improvement. The funny thing is, you never know what will happen until you try. One tip I have though is to record all the changes that you make so you can easily undo them. I have lost $20-$30 a day because I changed a few things and could not remember what they were.

#5. Remove Adsense from Low CTR Pages

If you have 1000 pages in your website that have AdSense ads on them and only 300 of those pages actually bring in any income, why not get rid of the rest. I do not mean delete the pages; I mean remove the AdSense ads from these low performing pages.

I do this all the time, especially the really old pages that make absolutely nothing. When I have removed all the ads from the “no moneymaking pages” I then usually see a rise in my click through rate. This is because the pages that are showing AdSense ads are getting a great click through rate and are the earners on the website.

The best way to find the click through rate of your pages is to go into Google Analytics and hook up your AdSense statistics in there. Then you will be able to see the exact pages that regularly make money for you. I have a little trick (a piece of code) I use on my Thesis websites to remove AdSense ads from certain pages or posts.

#6. Build More

Posting fresh content will bring you new traffic and also allow you to test different topics that you haven’t tried yet. If you keep producing fantastic content and then weeding out the low performing pages, you will end up with amazing Google AdSense earnings.

#7. Never Overdo It

Having more ads does not make you more money. New Webmasters think that if they plaster AdSense ads all over their websites they will make loads of money. I guess we all think like this in the beginning.

If you intend building a successful WordPress website that stands out, you definitely do not want to overload your website with AdSense ads. Make them fit into your design and never work around the ads themselves. Try optimising the ads within your theme and make them look like they are something of value and belong there.

Making money with Google AdSense is not the only way bloggers can swing a buck but it is a great way to start, especially if you have no idea what to sell.

My name is Milica Pantic (aka Mitz) and I am a serial full-time blogger. I started out with one website many years ago and it went so well, I sold my businesses and began living the internet dream. Since then I have been perfecting the art of building websites to earn money online and I will never stop learning. This is an ever changing business and I love the challenge. Please feel free to download my favorite FREE REPORTS if you are interested in improving your blogging business or starting one from scratch.


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  • Muhammad Tabish May 5, 2016, 6:43 am

    Wow Adsense is major income source of my blog and its quite interesting to make it large.Thanks For Keep Sharing have a Nice Day Ahead,

  • kamrul March 19, 2013, 12:22 am

    Through keyword research, we will be targeting right kind of internet users. Organic traffic will increase and thus, we would be doing well from Ad Sense.

  • Vivek November 28, 2012, 1:27 am

    Actually the adsense placement is the most important task. I have just came to know about the adsense split test.
    Lets see if your tip number #4 and number #5 can help me increase my earning to any better level.

    Thanks for the information.

  • Danijela October 31, 2012, 3:32 am

    I think I can use these tips for my blog. Nothing complicated. Thanks!

  • Josh Kohlbach October 24, 2012, 2:14 am

    I think it also helps to have a website that really gels with the whole advertising as a monetization method thing.

    I have a website that gets 6x the traffic of one of my adsense sites and yet in the average month it would get probably 1/10th of the earnings of the smaller site.

    Love your tip on removing the adsense ads on pages that really aren’t converting. What an ingenious way of boosting your CTR.

    Is there a way you can automate this and also, how do you measure the CTR on individual pages in order to know which pages to cull?

    • Mitz Pantic January 21, 2013, 11:12 pm

      I set up URL channels in Adsense settings or in Google analytics if you Adsense is hooked up.

  • Mark October 20, 2012, 8:14 am

    This is a great post, awesome tips. thanks Mitz, keep up the good work. Mark.

  • Lucy October 19, 2012, 12:13 am

    Hi Mitz,
    I must complement and thanks for posting some great tips about Google Adsense. I do want to make money with it, so I am looking forward to applying all these tips to have some luck. Though personally I think great content and not overdoing it are the best tips of all as content is what matters at the end.

  • Ileane October 17, 2012, 6:11 am

    Hi Mitz, wonderful AdSense tips you’ve shared here. I am just starting to understand how to run tests on ad placement and find out what really works.

    Part of my problem is that I was using a plugin for ad placement but I got rid of it because it doesn’t give you the tracking data that I needed to evaluate my progress.

    Thanks for the post Mitz!

  • tech2fetch October 16, 2012, 2:06 pm

    does your earning depend on keywords and search engines or referral traffic can make some money ?

  • Hendry October 16, 2012, 1:36 am

    Hi Mitz,
    Thanks for the tips, I strongly agree with point #2.
    This is my formula,
    SEO the blog = Good keyword SERP = more targeted traffic/visitors = more earning $$ 🙂

    Point #5 is something new for me, maybe I will try your method.

    Adsense is one of the easiest ways to earn money, especially for beginner bloggers who want to start an online business. I hope your tips benefit to them!

    • Mitz Pantic January 21, 2013, 11:14 pm

      Yes Adsense is a good stable income if you go by the rules. 🙂

  • shan October 15, 2012, 12:44 pm


    Thanks for the nice tips. I am actually a newbee and really struggling in this field . Till now my blog earning is zero . I was think of leaving it ,but your post really inspired me. I will try again.


  • Sal Jumat October 14, 2012, 6:31 pm

    Thanks for the tips Mitz. Just started with Adsense on my blog. 2 weeks now and only a click. 🙁

  • Navin October 12, 2012, 1:35 pm

    Thanks for the great tips, I agree with your tips, adsense incomes are somehow depends on your SEO. Good articles bring you good traffic, and also good SEO brings you good organic traffic as well. Thanks again for sharing!

  • Pritam Nagrale October 12, 2012, 5:41 am

    These are the great tips to increase AdSense earnings. One of the adsense trick that worked a lot to increase my CPC was turning turning my main AdSense ad from ‘text only’ to ‘Text & images’. You can also consider blocking low paying ads on your sites by checking through AdSense Preview tool.

  • Aditya October 12, 2012, 4:40 am

    I also believe that removing the Adsence service from the pages which are not getting high CTRs.It will only harm your earnings instead of making leads to make your profit increase.

  • mitz October 11, 2012, 6:38 pm

    Yes I think that Adsense performs better overall on worthy pages and sites. Therefore removing the ads that do not do anything make great sense..
    Any experiments you do should be thoroughly recorded though. 🙂

  • Jena Isle October 11, 2012, 3:52 pm

    Hi Mitz,

    $5,000 in a month is a lot. I do agree with the points presented here. I am not a pro blogger but I did earn $1,700 in a day too. But it happened only once. 😀 I plan to duplicate it.

    I am thinking it must be difficult to remove the Adsense ads in each page, but I’ll give it a try. Thanks for all these significant information.


    • mitz October 11, 2012, 6:40 pm

      Well the easiest theme for me to do this on is thesis… 🙂

  • Dean Saliba October 11, 2012, 1:28 pm

    Great article, Mitz. Do you think that these tips would work with other banner advertising networks?

    • mitz October 11, 2012, 6:36 pm

      Yes, earning from Adsense has allowed me to know how to make money with anything. I have applied all of these aspects to affiliate marketing. I usually find my great Adsense performing pages and try different affiliate offers on them until I find the right ones.. Then I make more money.. Good earnings from Adsense showed me what pages can make money.. 🙂

  • Dhruv October 11, 2012, 12:24 pm

    Hi Hesham,

    These tips are great !!

    I wanna add one more thing – “Keyword Research”.

    Through keyword research, we will be targeting right kind of internet users. This way, Google will be showing those types of ads on your site related to your content. Organic traffic will increase and thus, we would be doing well from AdSense.. 🙂

  • Kevin Martineau October 11, 2012, 11:41 am

    Hi Mitz:

    These are awesome tips! I am going to try and implement your fifth tip: Remove Adsense from Low CTR Pages. Is there an easy way to do this if you don’t have a Thesis theme on your blog?


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