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Generating Revenue: AdSense

You can make money from Google AdSense by hosting

Link Units
Google WebSearch
Google WebSearch+SiteSearch
Google Referral Links

Display ads that it deems relevant to the content of the page.

Link Units
Display a list of topics that Google deems relevant to the content of the page.

A page of related ads is displayed when a user clicks on a topic.

Provide web search […]

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This page was last modified on: Friday February 2, 2007

Advertising Your Website

To increase traffic and to learn about Google’s advertising services, I became an AdWords advertiser. I designed simple text ads, chose queries and keywords the ads should match, and specified the maximum we were willing to spend on an advertising campaign. Google charges us only when someone clicks on one of our ads.
AdWords contributes greatly […]

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This page was last modified on: Friday February 2, 2007


Some search engines sell their search results, in addition to showing ads. A sold result means that a link to the buyer’s page is put at or near the top of the results page, just as if the search engine thought it was one of the best results. Usually, there is no indication that the […]

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This page was last modified on: Sunday August 24, 2008


Note: Nancy uses this page for presentations on her favorite Google features. You can find more information about these features in other sections of Google Guide.

I never would have imagined that I would be listing Google advertising among my favorite features.
Google’s approach to ads is similar to its approach to search results: the ads must deliver useful links, or the ads are removed.

Ads must be relevant to your search.
Ads must not distract (no pop-up or flashy ads).
Sponsored links are clearly […]

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This page was last modified on: Friday February 2, 2007

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