By Gary Hollins
Contrary to popular belief, a great majority of Adsense
websites don't make a lot of money, even though much time and
effort goes in to building niche sites, finding traffic for
them, and earnest striving to supply great content.
The sad truth is, according to some accounts, 1 in 1300 sites
geared toward Adsense will actually make any money.
But what makes those money-making Adsense sites different from
the others, and what make those sites earn up to 200-500% more
than other Adsense sites on average?
We'll take a elementary beginners' look at some of the factors
that make good Adsense sites stand out from bad ones. We'll
start from the beginning - the idea process for a site.
You have an idea for a site. It's your passion. It's your
But, the question lingers in the back of your mindů
"Can I make money with this idea?"
The answer is yes, you probably can. But before you do, the
stars have to be aligned, sort to speak. Many before you have
rushed in blind with a idea, and a scrap of a plan, only to
lose valuable time and money, when with a little patience and
research, they could have done much better.
It's not enough to have a passion or love of a topic. In fact,
many site owners that make money from Adsense build sites that
make money with only a small interest in the actual niche
In short, you need a combination of things to make a great
niche site. We'll talk about one of them here.
As in any business or market, timing is everything.
If you find an Adsense niche market, you need to know one
before you start: is it a niche that has already run its
Or is it a niche that is still not hot enough to parlay on?
Internet marketers say that for a niche to be legitimate, it
needs to have at least 25,000 search engine searches
to it monthly. Anything less is a waste of time and energy, no
matter how much an ad pays per click.
A great research tool is a free Google Top 500 keyword list,
generated every two weeks from Axalda.info. It's available
To determine correct timing, take a while, and look at the
front page content of the first 20 sites that come up in
Google's search. Are the sites the same, or close to being the
If you find that most of them are saying the same thing, and
you find at least a 10 to 30 sites with that same type of
content, you have found, in all probability, an oversaturated
But some niches have sub niches which are used by different
sites, and finding a sub niche can make your site stand out in
the crowd. A wedding site, for instance, could have tips on
what to wear, a bulletin board, registry links, wedding vows,
etc. Some of these sites could concentrate of one more than
other, yet still pull in the correct Adsense niche ads, and
traffic because of how they design, word and place their
Next time, I'll give you some quick tips on how to deal with
the competion, including how o deal with competition in your
Till then, keep building!
About The Author: Gary Hollins is a writer for
axalda.info. You can pick up his free Top 500 Google
Adsense Keyword List at