Thursday, December 14, 2006

Affiliate Marketing vs Google Adsense

Sometimes we might face a conflict whether to promote affiliate program or Google adsense. This is because we do not have control on our affiliate website because it is already a standard page provided to us and tag with our affilate id.

Taking into account of the marketing costs that we're going to bear, we need to decide which program should we concentrate more. Thus, I would like to share with you an article written by Scott Patterson on the issue.


Affiliate Marketing vs. Google Adsense: Let the Battle Begin…
by: Scott Patterson

Lately there has been a lot of discussion on how to make tons of money with Google Adsense. In fact, many people are making the claim that Adsense sites can earn a higher revenue then an affiliate-marketing site.

So that brings us to an important question:
Which is a better online business - Affiliate Marketing sites or Google Adsense sites?

Let's explore each one and then find out which online business is better option:

Google Adsense

How do you like the idea of earning m*ney without dealing with customers or answering emails. This is possible when you run a Google Adsense site. With Adsense sites, you can have a virtual passive-income that requires little maintaining. But is this the best option for an online business?

Here are the positives of Google Adsense sites:

· They are perfect for people who run information sites that have no related affiliate product
· You can set it and leave it. With Google Adsense, you can create a content page, and there is little need to update the content.
· Adsense sites are easy to scale. Since they require little upkeep, you can easily create multiple websites that each make a nice income.

Here are the negatives of Google Adsense sites:

· They are not a great long term solution. Instead of getting your visitors to subscribe to a mailing list, you are focusing on getting people to click on ads. Real online businesses concentrate on building assets that can use for long-term growth.
· These sites are dependent on search engines. Most Google Adsense sites make the mistake of depending on search engines for the majority of their traffic. If the SE algorithms change then your income might drop significantly.

Affiliate Marketing

Being an affiliate marketer is great for those who want build a theme site. With this type of business, you can easily create web pages around a topic and get people to buy products through your products. If done correctly, you can easily build a loyal following that will help you make money for years to come. But can affiliate marketing make you more money then Google Adsense?

Here are the positives of affiliate marketing:

· A great advantage of affiliate-marketing is that you can build a long term business that will bring in a revenue stream for years.
· With affiliate-marketers you need to focus on building an email list. This list is a major asset of your business. Every time you have an offer, you can go to your list and increase your profits.. · Unlike Google Adsense sites, which only concentrates on high paying keywords, an affiliate marketing site can be centered on a topic that you have an interest in.

Here are the negatives of affiliate marketing:

· You have to learn how to write persuasively and get people to purchase the product that you are recommending. For many people this is a difficult skill to learn.
· Each affiliate marketing site requires a lot of effort. You must spend a lot of time writing product reviews, building your email list and creating web content.

So which is better: Affiliate marketing or Google Adsense?
The answer is that both are great solutions for an online business. Instead of choosing one over the other, you should create websites that can take advantage of both.

Here is how you can do this:

1) Create a content site on a topic that you are interest in, while paying a good amount per Adsense click.
2) Integrate your Adsense into the menu bars and the top of your web content.
3) Add web pages for affiliate-products and your opt-in email list. But, make sure that you leave out the Adsense blocks on these pages. This way you are ensuring that you are building your long-term assets.
4) Create optimized web page articles that focus on a specific keyword phrase. Place your Google Adsense in these blocks.
5) Provide your email list with good content and product recommendations. Once in awhile, email your list and provide a link to some of your web articles. That way, you can earn a little bit of m*ney from your subscribers while giving them good content. By focusing on both affiliate products and Google Adsense, you will be building both short-term and long-term profits.


About the author:Scott J. Patterson is a self-proclaimed Dunce, yet last month he earned $12,124 from one of his online businesses. To find out how YOU can do the same, download his fr*e ebook- The Secret-Guide to Home Businesses: Circulated by Article Emporium

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Search Result on Adsense

Today, when I search for the word 'Adsense' in , the result was amazing. There were 24,128 search for the word back in October 2006.

Below are the top 20 of the result. The numbers on the left represent total search for the word/phrase;

24128 adsense
12119 google adsense
6950 adsense adsense code google making money never told
3466 adsense advertising adwords apis cashing google google in tool
2852 adsense adwords google information marketing
1180 yahoo adsense
1157 adsense title
1098 make money with adsense
999 adsense intitle
982 how to make money with google adsense
946 top paying keyword adsense
892 adsense advertising easy google make money program using
892 adsense tool
859 adsense
840 adsense advertising adwords google googles making most
790 adsense web site
787 adsense template
778 adsense secret
699 keyword adsense
624 adsense tip

To compare with Google search result, we need to follow the rule of thumb ie. Google search is around 3 times more on the result produced by Overture. That's really incredible. The result also means that Google Adsense is still a popular program for internet/online income seekers.

Do you have one?

Monday, December 11, 2006

Why Making Money from Google Adsense is So Important?

It's amazing to discover that people in the internet who seek to make money online foresee Google Adsense is one of the best opportunity so far. The best reason for this is because it offers a kind of 'passive income'. Some of them spend time studying how the Adsense system works or should we call it breaking the adsense code. What people don't realize is that how to get people click on adsense space in their website which is the most important agenda.

The first thing that they need to do is to understand how to be on the 1st page of Google search results. Why? Because it represent the interest of the targeted audience. People will use the search engine to find something that they like.

There are many ways to be on the 1st page of Google search. Some of them even produce softwares or some kind of 'scripts' to be installed in their website to attract Google search engine to pick up their website among the top ten of the search result. May be you have heard of Meta Tag, SEO (Search Engine Optimization), etc which also contribute to the search ranking results.

But Google will always improve their search engine. In other words, the search engine will become smarter and smarter each day to rank properly the quality websites in its search result.

Currently, the search engine loves to crawl on websites that always updated on a regular basis. Guess, what kind of websites that can easily being updated from time to time?

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