by Alex Chris70 Comments AdSense is perhaps the most popular way to make money online but is it for real? Can you still make money with AdSense? Can you make a living out of AdSense?I will try and give you honest answers based on my experiences as an AdSense publisher but also examples from successful websites that are using AdSense.What is Google AdSense?The majority of Internet users are probably aware of Google AdSense but for the sake of keeping beginners up-to-date here is a quick overview about the program and major benefits:THE COMPLETE SEO GUIDE A step-by-step guide on how to increase your traffic in 60 days or less. Learn how to practically build a successful website or blog.The ONLY SEO Guide you will ever need to read!DOWNLOAD NOWIt is own by GoogleIt’s a major source of income for Google. On 2015 earnings from AdSense was $15 billion which represents around 23% of Google’s revenue (Updated December 2016).It is free for publishersAdvertisers use the … [Read more...] about Can You Still Make Money With AdSense?
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When playing tennis, if you can’t hit the ball over the net then you won’t get the point. Journalists receive hundreds, sometimes thousands, of emails a day, and so making sure your email gets seen can feel a bit like playing for the break point. Advertising allows you to serve your own message, meaning you have complete creative control, know exactly where it will be placed and how it will be communicated. PR is the opposite. Your message must appeal as a piece of stand-alone news for editors to run a story on, however they see fit. In other words: “Advertising is what you pay for, publicity is what you pray for.” — Helen Woodward So, how can you make sure your message has the best possible chance of competing with every other email a journalist receives each day? The simple answer is to make sure you have not just a compelling story, but also a strong hook. “A hook is a way of presenting your news or story that will stimulate interest from … [Read more...] about What is a PR hook & how do you know when you have one?
You can't look up without reading about another link between social media and search engine optimization. Bing is now integrating Facebook "Like" data into its rankings and Google has just started integrating activity from Twitter, Quora, and FlickR. So the question is starting to be asked, "How do you leverage social media for SEO?" Last week, I challenged folks to stop ignoring social media for SEO, so the inevitable questions ensue: "If I am going to pay attention to social media, just what do I do?" Just as with everything else in digital marketing, you'll be regaled by hucksters that know the secret tricks to really boost your rankings. You'll also hear from true social media experts, but how can you tell the difference? You'll hear about how social media activity affects rankings, so you should start lots of social media activity to raise your profile. You'll hear about how you should create automated personas in social media to retweet and link to your social media content. … [Read more...] about How do you leverage social media for SEO?
How much would it cost to set up and market a business site? This is by far the most frequent question I’ve come across for years. This quick checklist will answer your questions. Below I am giving yearly minimum expenses, but of course the less money you are prepared to pay, the more of your own time you will need to invest in figuring some of the tasks. 1. Setting up costs To create a site you basically need to pay for the following things: Your domain name (about $10.69/year for a .com domain) Your site hosting Some hosting companies will include the domain name for free, but you’ll need to start paying for it after the first year. If you go with the shared hosting option, you’ll pay as little as $3.5 per month, sometimes even less. Here’s a good selection of shared hosting providers you can trust. While I am torn over whether you need to invest into a shared hosting, knowing how much of a pain it might be to migrate the site to a dedicated solution in the … [Read more...] about How can you successfully set up an efficient business blog on a very tight budget?
I was recently asked how to make sure that each link you build (however you do it) remains a safe one — and I have to say that I truly had no idea how to answer that. A few years back, my answer would have been different than it is today. Remember when we all said that any free link was a good link? Today, things are more tricky. How can you do the best job possible at judging a site that isn’t an authority? And what about those pesky little new sites that are happy to link out but aren’t yet established? How can you tell what the future holds for them? In this post, I’ll focus on analyzing those sites, as this is much trickier than analyzing sites that have a defined presence and backlink profile. What To Ask When Evaluating A New Site Is the site indexed in Google and Bing? Do a site:domain.com search in both. If it’s not indexed, check the robots.txt file to make sure it’s not blocking the engines. If there’s no real reason why it’s … [Read more...] about When Looking For Links, How Can You Predict A Site’s Future?