How To Set Up A blog, especially a WordPress Blog to get AdSense income is not always straightforward. There are many things you must first consider and most people miss these nuggets of common sense.
However, I’m initially assuming for the basis of this article that you have already installed a self hosted WordPress blog on your own domain.
After setting up a blog initially, close to 85% of new blog creators post content and immediately expect the blog to start getting visitors and making money.
Many people then ‘get’ an AdSense account with Google and ‘try’ (the operative word) putting AdSense in their blog.
Wrong, Wrong, Wrong. You have a lot of work and understanding to do before you will make consistent money with AdSense. Why?
Well for starters you may be one of the 81% of bloggers that doesn’t know about optimising (commonly referred to SEO) your WordPress blog. This is part of your answer.
Before you can make any money you need to get visitors to your blog that are brought there by your ‘well researched’ keywords and ‘informative content’ and also importantly the structure of your blog.
You have to understand a little about search engines for this. Visitors to your blog start the journey by searching for something. They put in keyword phrases, words and terms that you need to think about and optimize for.
Then you have to structure your blog so that the search engines know what’s in your blog that’s relevant to what the ‘searcher/visitor’ wants. When you get this mix right – you’re well on your way. Think of it like this 91% of blog creators get this wrong!
People are naturally inquisitive – especially information seekers. If they find something of interest they ‘dig’ around i.e. click links and ads. That’s a fact.
But ‘before’ they get to your blog and read your ‘wonderful’ content you have to make it as easy a possible to get there.
That’s what SEO, Keyword research and good content creation do.
Now we come on to placement of the ads.
Most successful money making wordpress blogs, or any blogs for that matter don’t put AdSense or ‘monetize’ their blogs immediately. They build up traffic and then monetize.
Most professional AdSense bloggers will set up a blog – wait a week or two to see the traffic stats and then monetize. Some blogs will never make money so it’s better to sometimes set up a blog – see what the traffic is like then add more content and AdSense.
When you are learning how to set up a blog to make money you will need to ensure that your understanding the importance of each step as you go along especially keywords, SEO and placement of ads/affiliate links is in place. This is the only way that you will have a ‘profitable’ AdSense monetized site.
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