ARTICLES FOR WEBMASTERS
The Google AdSense Program – Who Determines Which Ads You Will Host?
Many of those new to the Google AdSense program are not quite sure just
how Google determines which ads to host on its member sites. The
signup process for the program is fast and easy, and once a site has
been approved Google uses a number of methods, both standard and
proprietary to the company, to determine the nature of the website in
order to host the most appropriate ads.
After the website has been approved for participation in the Google
AdSense program, all the webmaster needs to do is place a small, easy
to use, HTML script anywhere on the website. This simple HTML
code can be placed anywhere, on a single page or on multiple
pages. It can even be placed on the same page a number of times
for additional impact.
After the HTML code is put in place, Google will automatically begin
serving what it feels are the most relevant ads. These ads are
determined in large measure by the content of the website, so it is
important for the site to have high quality, relevant and useful
content in place prior to applying for the Google AdSense
program. The programs used by Google to determine which ads to
serve are highly sophisticated, and highly automated. Having lots
of relevant content in place will help ensure that only the most
relevant, and most potentially lucrative, ads are served.
It is after all this focus on targeted ads and niche marketing that has
made Google and its ad program so spectacularly successful. For
instance, advertisers selling products which cater to teachers would
obviously do better marketing to an audience of teaching professionals
than marketing to the public at large. While the average man or
woman on the street may not be interested in reviewing the latest
algebra textbook, chances are an audience full of math teachers would
be very interested in such an offer.
In the world of Google AdSense, this means that those website owners
whose content appeals to teachers would do well to provide lots of
teaching and education related content on their websites prior to
submitting their sites to Google. This content can be anything,
from articles on the pitfalls and rewards of being a teacher, to the
latest news on education to opinions on pending legislation of interest
to educational professionals. Having this content on the site
will help Google to accurately determine what the site is all
about. This knowledge will in turn help the automated systems
which host the ads deliver the most targeted ads to the hosting site.
And it is, of course, the highly targeted and relevant nature of the
ads being served that helps to fuel the profitability and the growth of
the program, both for advertisers and for owners of the websites which
host the resulting ads. Targeting ads for maximum results is
important to advertisers, of course, but it is also an important
consideration for Google AdSense participants. It is important
for those participants to set their sites up for success from the start
in order to make the most of this powerful program.