There are many ways to monetize a blog traffic and YouTube videos in Nigeria. Google AdSense is just one of them. You may have heard about ‘AdSense’ or seen an AdSense ad on blogs you’ve visited recently. But even if you have not heard about the program before, after going through this article, you will learn more about the program, especially how to make money with Google AdSense in Nigeria. You may like to read: how to create a free website in Nigeria.
AdSense is Google program through which bloggers or website publishers in the Google Network earn money by displaying text, video or image advertisements (ads) on their website. These ads are sorted, controlled, and maintained by Google.
Revenue generated through AdSense is usually Cost Per Click or Per Impression, meaning that you get paid when someone click on Google AdSense ad on your website or when you get 1000 impression. Kindly note that is free to become a verified AdSense publisher in the Google AdSense program.
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How does Google AdSense work?
Google AdSense provides an opportunity for publishers to make money from their online content. AdSense works by placing ads on your website based on your contents and visitors. The ads are paid for by companies or advertisers who want to promote their products or services.
Publisher who want to take part in the AdSense program, need to Sign up, and if approved by Google, a code to insert on their website would be provided. When the code is inserted, your website will begin to show Google ads.
Each time your site is visited by a user, the code fetches ads in the form of text, images, or video from Google’s servers and displays it on the webpage. The more visitors you get to your site, the more money you are likely to make.
How to make money with Google AdSense
Before you will start getting Google AdSense payment in Nigeria, your AdSense account has to be approved by Google, and AdSense ads display on your website. Below are tips to get your account approved and make money from AdSense:
1. Create quality and original contents on your website
Google would want to ensure that you have a valuable contents. Therefore, in order to increase your chances of approval, create only original and useful contents (not copy & paste). We advise you have at least 20 well-written articles of not less than 300 words for each article on your site before applying.
2. Setup a well-designed website theme or layout
3. Submit your application online
To submit an application for Google AdSense program, Sign Up Here. You will be asked to provide your website URL, individual/business name, email address, mobile number, etc. If after you get approval, you would be required to submit additional information, such as your TIN or bank account information.
4. Wait for Google’s Review
Kindly note that after submitting the application, it takes between 24 and 48 hours for Google to review, approve or reject your application. If your application is rejected, implement Google’s recommendations, and reapply after 3 to 4 weeks.
How to increase Google AdSense earnings
1. Place Ad Units above your site fold.
Above fold means, when you open a page on your site, without scrolling, the view that displayed. So, your ad units should be seen when a page is opened on your website before the user begins to scrolling down. The closer your Ad Units to the top of the page, the more likely to be viewed or clicked.
2. Place ads within the post content
Ad should also be placed within the post content, especially in the middle of the post. Blending ads in between the post increases revenue. Though this practice makes user experience not so good, but it definitely increases your overall AdSense revenue.
3. Allow Text & Image Ads type
Ensure that you enable both text and image ad units on your website. The display increases the number of ads competing to appear on your site. The more advertisers, the higher bids and more revenue for you.
4. Increase the size of Ad Units
Disregard all the other size options that AdSense provides. The bigger the ad size, the better. Big size ads are more visible, because it stays longer on the screen. Most Advertisers even prefer bigger ad units for their premium inventory, resulting in higher bids for Ad.
This information was first published on nyscinfô.com.
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