Google AdSense: A Beginner's Guide to Making Money from a Website

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Learn all you need to profit from Google AdSense ads on your website or blog, in just two hours of easy video—just watch!


Tap into Google's $50 billion dollar advertising stream by creating original content and monetizing it with ads through Google’s AdSense program! These easy videos walk you through the entire process, step-by-step! Joel Comm explains how Google AdSense works, how thousands of blog and website owners are profiting from it, and how you can, too. Comm walks you through comparing and choosing ad block sizes, page placements, and color schemes… planning for ads… creating content that generates clicks… tracking your performance with simple Google Analytics techniques… even deciding when to use other ad services like Kontera, Chitika, and In just two hours, you’ll learn all you need to start making money from your site—just watch!

About the Instructor

Joel Comm is an internet pioneer who has created profitable websites and technology businesses since 1995. His first website,, focused on game and educational software reviews. He is co-creator of, which was sold to Yahoo! in 1998 and is now the foundation of the popular Yahoo! Games site. A New York Times best-selling author of nine titles with twelve foreign translations and over 40 ebooks and special reports, he is a prolific entrepreneur, speaker and consultant to the tech sector. He is author of the best-selling book The AdSense Code. With Zach Comm, he also created Que’s video tutorials The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Minecraft and The Ultimate Survival and Redstone Guide to Minecraft.

Skill Level

  • Basic
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

What You Will Learn

  • How Google AdSense works and how to earn money with AdSense
  • How key ad block sizes, page placements, and color schemes compare
  • How to plan for ads and create content that generates clicks
  • How to use Google analytics to track your performance
  • Which secondary ad services many complement AdSense in your environment

Who Should Take This Course

  • For every owner of a content-based website who wants to monetize that site with Google ads

Course Requirements

  • For everyone with basic skills in running a website or blog

Table of Contents

Lesson 1

1.1 What is Google AdSense?

1.2 Creating Your AdSense Account

1.3 Setting up Your Website

1.4 Content is King

1.5 Placing Your First AdSense Blocks

1.6 The AdSense Interface

Lesson 2

2.1 Influencing Your Ads

2.2 Beyond AdSense

2.3 The Traffic Holy Grail

2.4 Making Social Media Work for You

2.5 Mistakes to Avoid

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Product information

  • Title: Google AdSense: A Beginner's Guide to Making Money from a Website
  • Author(s):
  • Release date: January 2015
  • Publisher(s): Pearson
  • ISBN: 013413754X