AdSense checklist has just been recently launched by Google for publishers that are just starting or interested in improving their experience with the program. The checklist consists of five parts, offering basic recommendations, required steps, and tips to help you grow your account to its full potential.
The AdSense checklist is particularly helpful for beginners to Google AdSense program. Also, existing AdSense publishers are also recommended to check it out as it is always a good idea to revisit the basics. You never know what you may or may not be overlooking. Following below are the highlights of what you to expect from this checklist. Whenever possible, I have provided links to topics I have also discussed here, which you may be also interested to see from a different set of views and opinions.
The Google AdSense Checklist
You will learn how to set up your account and make sure it’s running properly.
- Read the program policies: Get yourself familiar with the AdSense TOS
- Sign up for AdSense: Apply to join AdSense and sign in to your account.
- Create an ad unit: Create your very first ad unit and make sure AdSense ads are displayed properly on your page.
The Next Level
Once your ads have been running for a while, learn how to track your progress and make changes to improve revenues and performance.
- See how your ad is doing: Learn about reporting and how to interpret your performance statistics.
- Opt-in to image ads: Opting in showing image ads as well as text ads will increase the number of ads eligible for your pages and drive up your potential earnings.
- Create channels: Create channels to compare different ad units and pages.
- Get familiar with the Ad Review Center: Review placement targeted ads eligible to appear on your website and maintain control over ads that you’re showing. Learn how to improve your earnings by using AdSense Placement Targeting.
You have finally reached the verification threshold required to receive your money.
- Submit your tax information: You won’t receive payment unless you complete this step.
- Enter your PIN: Confirm your postal address by entering your PIN code, which will be sent to you in the mail.
- Select a form of payment: Choose how you’d like to receive your AdSense payments (sadly no PayPal, yet?)
- Understand the payment cycle: Learn about the payment cycle and when to expect your payments. If you are interested, you can also find out how much does Google AdSense pay you?
Improve your earnings
Moving up a notch. Now that you’ve covered the basics, learn more ways to measure your results and make the most of your AdSense account.
- Optimize an ad unit: Implement AdSense optimization tips and learn how small changes can have a big impact on your revenue.
- Create an AdSense for Search box: Help your users find specific information on your site by adding AdSense for search.
- Create a link unit: Try link units as a way to earn from small spaces on your website.
- Sign up for live webinars: Sign up to attend free AdSense online seminars with Google specialists, who covers a variety of topics.
Use powerful tools to get more out of your AdSense account.
- Integrate Analytics to your AdSense account: Link your Adsense account to Analytics for more detailed reports and identify opportunities to increase your earnings.
- Use Website optimizer: Test different versions of your website content and identify how to maximize your site’s effectiveness.
- Increase the traffic on your pages: Increase your potential earnings by increasing your site traffic with Webmaster Tools. The Google SEO Starter guide can also help you in optimizing your website for organic traffic.
- DoubleClick for Publishers Small Business: Manage your growing ad inventory from networks like AdSense and directly sold ads with our simple ad serving solution.
That wraps up the AdSense checklist. For the time being, the Google AdSense checklist is only available in US English and hopefully it will also be available in other languages soon (stay tuned). Just log in to your AdSense account and follow this link to gain access to the AdSense checklist.
Every once in a while Google launches some very interesting material to help anyone to enhance users experience. While this AdSense checklist is a great starting point, you should also read other information from publishers who share their experience while using AdSense. Combined, I am convinced that you have here a great source of information to hopefully be satisfied and earn a decent amount of money with the Google AdSense program.