Why should I monetize my website?

The more success you have with your blog / website, the more time and money you’re going to invest to update it and host it properly.

At some point you may think: wouldn’t it just be nice to have my site pay for itself?

Well, that is actually easier to achieve than it sounds! A decent hosting plan should cost you no more than $6.95/month. However, that’s quite a low figure here and most people make many many times more than that in ad revenue…

By properly monetizing your blog site it is actually possible to have it pay, not only for the hosting, but also for the time you spend working on it.

Why AdSense?

First, because AdSense is a very simple and proven solution that already pays for hundreds of thousands of blogs/websites accross the world!

Also, AdSense is provided to you by Google which not only makes it reliable but also trustworthy. Once you have earned money from Google, you can actually trust them to pay you!

Finally, because the ads will be contexual, i-e they will be relevant to the content of your blog/site. This way, your visitors will not be offended for seeing the ads on your site.

How do I get started?

It’s as simple as that:

  1. Sign up with Google AdSense. (It’s totally free!) Then follow the provided instructions to put a little javascript snippet onto your blog skin or any web page you like. You may use our b2evolution AdSense plugin to make this even easier.

  2. When visitors view your site they see contextual text ads that automatically adjust to the contents of each page / blog post so that they are always relevant. No flashing images, just relevant text links! :)

  3. When a visitor clicks on an ad link, Google records the click and you get paid for it. Get ready for a monthly check from Google ;)

Will it ruin my blog design?

You can choose the exact position and colors of the text ad blocks you place on your site.

Below are two examples of blogs that incorporate text ads and successfully pay for themselves. Judge for yourself:

  • Example 1: Ad links at the end of the blog post.
  • Example 2: Ad links at the top of the page. Note: as you can see, AdSense is not limited to English!

Mini FAQ

Google has an extensive FAQ about this program. Here’s our additional mini FAQ about integrating AdSense with your blog.

How do I integrate AdSense into my blog?

Try the AdSense plugin for b2evolution!

How do I integrate AdSense into my blog without the plugin?

You just copy/paste the AdSense code from Google into your blog template.

The short answer is that the template is located in /skins/skin-name/index.main.php

More info about skins & templates here.

Created by fplanque • Last edit by fplanque on May 29th, 2014

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