Google is indisputably the king of search engines. It is the best search engine so far in the world. Its simplicity, speed and accuracy make more people to prefer Google as their primary search engine. Statistics show that more than 300 million searches are done on Google per day.
Google itself is in business earning revenue from advertising displayed on Google and its publishers network using it search technology. Google earns billions of dollars annually from these targeted advertising. There are a few ways through which webmasters may earn a percentage of this Google revenue from their websites. You can make money without being evil as Google says. Some of the most common products that webmasters can add to their websites and earn money from them are outlined below.
1. Using Adsense for Content.
Adsense is Google way of having its advertisements displayed on its publishers network. Google displays content that matches the content of your website. There are two types of adsense for content namely ad units and link units. Google AdSense program policies allow publishers to place up to three ad units and one link unit on any page. When your website visitors see those ads and clicks on them, Google pays you a percentage of what it charges advertisers. This is the most common method of earning money with Google.
2. Using Adsense for Search.
In this case, you provide a search box on your website. When your website visitors search using your search box, and clicks on the advertisements provided in Google search results, you earn some money. You can customize the way your search box and results are displayed by choosing the search type, search box size and style. You can also choose whether you would like your search results to open on Google or within your site.
3. Using Google Referrals.
Google recommends some useful products and services. To help them to reach a greater audience, they use webmasters to spread the word about these products and services by allowing them to have information related to these products and services from their own websites. This means that the webmasters act as affiliates. When other people join these Google programs like Adwords using your referral link or downloads products using these links, Google pays you. Currently the following are the Google referrals.
i) Google AdSense
As stated earlier, Adsense is Google’s way of having its advertisements on its publishers network. Webmasters earn a percentage of the money generated from clicks on these advertisements. To have a big publishers network, Google relies on webmasters (publishers) to spread the word. Publishers display information on their websites regarding Google adsense provided by Google. When a webmaster clicks on your referral link and signs to become a publisher with Google adsense, earns his initial $100.00 and is eligible for payment, Google will credit your account with $100.00. This is a one time payment from Google. So the more publishers join, the more money you will get in the long run.
ii) Google Adwords
Google Adwords enables advertisers to create and display ads on Google.com and the Google content network, which includes Google AdSense publisher sites like yours. Advertisers can choose their target audience, set their budget, and see their ad almost instantly. When a user signs up for Google Adwords through your referral and spends their first $100.00 in advertising, Google will credit your account with $20.00.
iii) Mozilla Firefox with Google toolbar
Mozilla Firefox is a web browser just like internet explorer, opera, Netscape, e.t.c. It has very many advantages like faster speed than internet explorer, add on extensions, pop-up blocking, tabbed browsing, and privacy and security features. Google Toolbar is integrated into the Firefox download to offer users even more features like Google search, Spell-Check, and Auto fill. When a person (user) downloads and installs Firefox through your referral, Google credits your account with up to $1.00.
Picasa is a photo organizing software. It is a Windows application that allows users to find, edit, and enjoy the pictures on their computer in seconds. Picasa also makes advanced editing and picture sharing simple with fast one-click fixes. When a person (user) downloads and installs Picasa through your referral, Google credits your account with up to $1.00.
To get started you go to http://www.google.com/adsense and apply for a publishers account. You must have a website to apply. Google will review your website and if they approve of it, they will assign you a publisher’s account. This may take 2-3 days. You are now ready to go and start earning money. Just log in and start integrating the html code into your website. The advertisements appear immediately. Market your site to get more traffic to your website. Then sit and wait for Google to write you a check once you reach your account gets $100. It’s that simple. Isn’t it?