Looking back in time, I could still remember standing in awe and reading the exploits of one adsense guru who was starting a membership service for people keen to maximise their earnings as a google adsense publisher. He claimed to be making over $40K a month from his google adsense revenue and an almost equal amount from affiliate products.
In my mind,I could not help but believe that if he could be so successful, I could also be successful...and everyone can also be equally successful in developing content websites and allowing google adsense to be published on these websites.
Months followed later where I carried out research on Google Adsense, talked to people who were successful publishers, joined a couple of memberships sites myself, read a few ebooks on the subject, spent hundreds of dollars on tools and webpage generating software...the whole works.
My aim was simple - uncover the successful methods and make at least one of these techniques as mine and be equally successful , if not better.
What were my results? Briefly, there were 3 models that could lead to success. There might be more, but these 3 models figured prominently as I carried out my personal private research.
The Content Model
In the content model, a mini site is developed for a niche project. Generally, you would find the keywords for niche topics with a low R/S value, build a theme around these keywords and work out a mini website of around 20 to 50 pages.
The key to such a website is written content.
In many cases, I found reprint rights articles were also used and these were also sites that were successful in bringing in consistent traffic and revenue. Each page is normally written around just one keyword and the entire webpage is tightly SEOed (search engine optimized).
THE SINGLE-PAGE MODEL
In the second model, a one page article forms the website with google adsense on that article.
In order to feature prominently, website promotion is necessary for this model. This is effected by submitting articles to many article depositories and ezine publishers using automated softwares and gathering links in return.
THE NUMBERS GAME MODEL
This is by far the model that was reported to be widely successful.
This model is based on the concept of " Build, Build and Build!". In other words, an incessant non-stop drive to keep on building websites and treating the business as stricly one of providing workable content sites for publishing adsense. However, care must be exercised at all times to follow Google Adsense Terms of Service.
A prominent feature of this model was to use some form of auto generating software such as softwares that can generate directories or portals, the use of RSS and blogging to maintain and update the sites on a daily basis or a series of rotating templates.
Care must also be keenly exercised that the sites must have content, and not merely appear spammy with results scrapped from search engines. One piece of advice from a veteran adsense publisher was that he would run over his sites such that he was clearly satisfied that the web pages were actually pleasing to a visitor and that the webpages were designed for humans.
Often quoted by proponents of Model 3 is that the key to maximizing google adsense revenue and indeed affiliate revenue was to engage in a "numbers game". The more websites you build and commission, the higher is the revenue provided your keyword research is well done. In one case, one publisher claimed that his 65 years old mother could also work on this model by using a RSS system and was earning a good income just a few weeks into the model.
To avoid being a "thin affiliate" and risk being penalised by Google, most sites would add in advertisements from Amazon, or Clickbank and a host of other affiliate programs.
Which of the three models is applicable and useful to you? Are you in for the long term as a serious adsense publisher?
Above all these, you will need a compilation of good resources to assist you in your business as an adsense publisher. Gather the correct resources, personalize the good information and keep working on your model until you reach a good measure of success. Be of good faith, do not falter and you will reach success.
Peter Lim is a Certified Financial Planner and a webmaster who has a keen interest in internet marketing. He maintains a website "The Best of Google Adsense Free Resources- Secrets, Tricks and Tips" which provides a fine compilation of tips and references, including a free adsense tracking software, for private personal education of the would be adsense publisher or internet marketer at http://www.dynamic-resources.info/adsense