Google's Adsense Resources
Use Adsense Section Targeting
Surround the relevant sections of your text with the tags:
<!-- google_ad_section_start --> and
<!-- google_ad_section_end --> to emphasize a relevant page section.
You can also designate sections you'd like to have ignored by adding a (weight=ignore) to the starting tag, like this:
<!-- google_ad_section_start(weight=ignore) -->
Often 'non-relevancy' is only seen by the website owner and
could be related to cache or other settings. Clearing the cache may help. Sometimes the problems aren't seen by
Put Adsense Code on the post page
If your site is a blog, this is a tip from Biz Stone, former Senior Specialist on the Google Blogger team from his book Who Let the Blogs Out? : A Hyperconnected Peek at the World of Weblogs
"don’t put them on your blog — put them on your post pages. See, the ads are content sensitive; that means they are relevant to the text of the page they cohabit…if you set the ads up to display on your blog’s post pages — the individual archive page of each post — then they will learn the content on that page and serve up highly relevant advertising."
Good Adsense Resources
Jen Slegg's blog and web site.
http://forums.digitalpoint.com/forumdisplay.php?f=27 Adsense forum
This is a handy little utility if you would like to see what sort of Google AdSense ads based on content or keywords. Simply enter the URL or keywords in the box below, and you will see up to 20 sample AdSense ads for the URL or keywords.
Overture bid tool type in a search term and we'll show you the Max Bids and listings for that term.
Books about Adsense
The following book by Joel Comm is an excellent introduction to Adsense and the optimization of your use of it.
The Adsense Code: What Google Never Told You About Making Money with AdSense
I haven't read the following but they may be good.
Make Easy Money with Google : Using the AdSense Advertising Program
Money For Content and Your Clicks For Free : Turning Web Sites, Blogs, and Podcasts Into Cash
From The Adsense Code, by Joel Comm
Joel Comm is one of the leading Adsense gurus. He claims to be banking about $30,000 a month from Adsense. Though of course a lot of his additional income would also come from "selling the dream" to other aspiring Adsense publishers.
If you see http://www.adsense-secrets.com/blogging.pdf, it is an article about how you can track your ads with precision using WordPress, the blogging tool. Wordpress is part of his Adsense template systems.
Andrew Fox has his Dominating Adsense course.
Your stats -- together with your server logs -- don't just tell you how
much you're earning though. They can also tell you how many people
clicked on your ads, which ads they clicked on and what sort of ads are
getting the most clicks.
All of that information is vital to tweaking your website so that it
brings you maximum profits. Without that knowledge, you'll have no idea
what's working right now -- and what isn't.
A few month's ago, the AdSense Accelerator hit the
market. When it came out, I dubbed it the very
BEST keyword research tool ever. Why? Because
unlike the "top keyword lists" that only give you
the very top bid for any keyword, the accelerator
tells you bids for spots #1 through #10!
Powerful stuff, indeed.
For example, some publishers have found that placing keywords in
certain positions on the page can have an immediate effect on
the ads served.
The owner of a site about recreation vehicles then would be able
to do a little research online to find the highest paying
keywords in his area and then -- if he knew where those hotspots
were -- he could place those keywords in the right areas on the
In addition to the usual ads about camper vans and RV's that his
site would receive, the publisher could be certain that at least
one of the ads was the highest paying possible. That's the sort
of knowledge that's worth money in your pocket.
Why some areas of a Web page should be more important than
others is a mystery well kept by Google's programmers. But some
of Google's ad secrets are leaking out -- and they're being
snapped up by smart publishers who understand that knowledge and
strategy are the key to massive AdSense revenues.
Use http://7search.com/scripts/searchterms/top_paying.asp?n=100 to find out the highest paying keywords.