Watch this video to know how James Graham of www.historyOrb.com used Google Adsense highly targeted ads for generating big revenue that helped him live his dream.
James Graham, New Zealand
The Website: HistoryOrb.com
An ‘on this day in history’ website, HistoryOrb.com was launched in 2000 by James Graham from New Zealand. The website that included historical events and famous birthdays & deaths has added more content over time. Biggest of its kinds, the website has 200,000 entries. As recorded on March 2013, it had over one million unique visitors.
Words by James Graham, Founder and Managing Editor, HistoryOrb.com
“http://www.HistoryOrb.com is an ‘on this day in history’ website. I started in 2000 with historical events, famous birthdays and deaths and have added more content over time. We now have 200,000 entries and the site is the biggest of its kind. In March 2013, we had over one million unique visitors. I first heard about AdSense in an article I read while at university and was immediately interested. Before AdSense, online ads were clunky and unappealing – they looked bad and weren’t effective. So AdSense was a great match for us from the start.
We have lots of content, so we get highly targeted ads with AdSense. Our main goal is to provide better historical information on the net. We’ve reinvested a lot of the money from AdSense on content, and the more revenue we’ve made, the better the website has become for our users. We’ve also added a Spanish language site and have just finished creating a mobile version of our English site.
AdSense has allowed me to quit my job as an IT consultant and work full-time on the site. I spent the two last years travelling in South America and working remotely. Now my friends back in New Zealand tell me I’m ‘living the dream’.”
How Google Adsense works?
Making the ad spaces available
You need to make ad spaces available on your website by pasting ad code on it and chosing where you want the ads to appear.
Ads appear on your site based on the bidding
Advertisers bid for showing their ads you’re the meant spaces on your site in a real-time auction and the highest paying ad gets displayed on your site.
The process of billing all advertisers & networks for the ads on your site is handled by the Google Adsense team for ensuring the payment is received by you.
How to get started with Google Adsense: The AdSense sign up process
Creating a Google Account
You need to create a Google account however if you use the Google services like Gmail or AdWords, you already have one.
Creating conetnt for monetizing
Inorder to display Google Adsense ads, you need to have a website or other online content compying with Google Adsense program policies.
Managing a postal address for receiving the payments
You need to have a mailing address associated with your bank account in order to receive payments. You also need to be aware of the fact that without a postal address you won’t be able to sign up for Google Adsense.