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What is AdSense?

In the Getting Started series of articles (links on the right side of this page, if you missed them - shame on you), we learned a little bit about AdSense. We learned that Google AdSense could help us earn money from blogging. You probably saw the words money and blogging and feverishly read on to other articles, but hold on cowboy (or cowgirl)! This isn't a get rich quick scheme. We need to educate ourselves and today we're going to do just that.

AdSense is a free Google program that allows site owners to earn money from ads. What's great about these ads is that they're targeted to your content. The AdSense actually "crawls" your text and from there determines what ads are best suited for your website. How cool is that? So if you have a blog about cars, well you're going to get ads targeting car subjects.

Well that's fine and dandy but how do we generate money off of these ads?

I'm glad you asked. The answer is both simple and complex. I'll keep this article simple and save the complex for the future. But in a nutshell - you make money from people who click on your AdSense ads. That's it! Really!

But users have to purchase something on the advertising site before we make money, right?

No! That's what makes this program wonderful. Google's business model is brilliant - they help people make money, while making more money in the process. In layman terms: the advertisers pay Google to promote; when a user from your site clicks their ad the advertiser wins (they get additional traffic, possibly more business), Google wins (they get a big piece of the advertisers money they used to promote), and we win (we get a small piece but it's a piece that will add up over time... more on that in future articles).

There's a reason why Google is the Internet giant and AdSense is a perfect example. It's a snowball effect that helps all participants involved: Google, the advertiser, and most importantly… You!

Today we learned that AdSense, makes sense.

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This piece of cyber-space is dedicated to being your #1 source for learning how to blog for money. My articles are focused around the FREE Blogger (Blogspot) service, but you can apply a lot of the information here to ANY blogging platform or website.

Make Money Online With Your Blog Roadmap

A quick roadmap to help you get on track. Use this as a starting guide for this site, but please do navigate the menu system to obtain even more valuable information.

Beginner

You've heard about blogs but you're not sure what blogging is all about. Or maybe you have a Blogger blog but don't have a clue how you can start making money online with it? Check out some of these articles.
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What is a blog? Learn what a blog and blogging is all about.
How can I create a Blogger blog for free? Learn how easy it is to set up your very own blog with the Blogger service for free.
What is RSS? RSS is a staple in the blogging world. You need to know what this is in your quest to make money online.
What is Google AdSense? Google AdSense is a free service that will help make money with your blog.

Intermediate

You have your Blogger blog setup already. You understand the basics of ad services like Google AdSense and Widgetbucks, but you want to take things to the next level so you can make money online with your blog quickly.
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Integrate AdSense into your Blogger blog You have your Google AdSense account setup - it's time to integrate it into your blog to start making money.
Where should I place AdSense? You can't just slap Google AdSense anywhere and start making money. You need to know the hot spots so you can maximize the amount of money you make with your blog.
How to integrate WidgetBucks on my Blogger Blog? Google AdSense isn't the only ad service to generate money on your blog. Learn how to integrate WidgetBucks so you can make even more money.

Advanced

You're a blogging pro. You have your blogger blog setup and jam packed with quality content and great ad services like Google AdSense and WidgetBucks to make money with your blog. But you want an edge - maybe some top tier tools that will help you tweak your Blogger blogs to perfection.
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HitTail HitTail is a great free tool that let's you easily analyze how your visitors found your site -- in real time!
Top 3 FREE Blog Monitoring Tools These 3 tools are essential to your blogs success.
Create a Google AdSense Channel AdSense channels allow you to track which ads are making you the most money.

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