Google AdSense is a contextual advertising network that helps publishers monetize their websites with global fills. It offers one of the best CPC rates for niche blogs and websites. AdSense is the go-to advertising network for all entry-level publishers. You need to have a decent website layout and quality content to be approved by the AdSense team. Also, the relevance of the content is crucial for the approval of AdSense. The AdSense team often rejects applications on grounds of content quality that might not add value to their advertisers.
AdSense pays its publishers every month on the 21 to 22nd calendar date. Based on your choice of payment methods, it should take a week at max to see the payment in your bank account. The minimum payment threshold is $100 and depending on your payment address, the following options may be available to you: Check, Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT), EFT via Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA), and Wire Transfer. Once you reach the minimum threshold of $100, you should start receiving your payments.
Two million people have already chosen AdSense. It helps earn more from your site and has millions of advertisers compete for your ad space. They optimize the size of your ad units to fit desktop or mobile, making them more visible. It helps save time and just adding a piece of code can help show ads tailored to your site's layout.
Google Adsense offers a number of ad formats- display, native, search ads, content recommendations, auto ads, vignette ads, and anchor ads. These ad formats are auctions in CPC and CPM bids and the ads from the winning bid are shown on the website. AdSense also offers granular reporting based on the performance of the ad units.
Yes, it is a violation of AdSense's policies. Firstly, you’re not allowed to place ads in a frame within another page. Secondly, you’re not allowed to put ads in your software; e.g., if you control both a page with ads and an app that loads that page, they will take action against it.
AdSense does not allow publishers to mislead users in any way. The only labels they allow to be put above ads are "sponsored links" or "advertisements".
Putting ads around a "download" button may mislead users into thinking that the ads are download links. So AdSense suggests you please always keep your ads far away from "download" links and make “download” buttons readily seen.
I have used Google AdSense on many websites and found it to be the best CPC ad network for niche websites. It does perform well for general-purpose sites as well. However, very few networks can consistently give you CPCs in the range of $2 to $3. On some good days, you can also get CPC clicks that gonna worth more than $10 to $20. Also, the traffic requirements are very moderate to get started with AdSense. Most of the other advertising platforms will require you to have at least 100,000 to be eligible for monetization. Whereas, with Google AdSense, you can get approval for just a couple of thousand monthly visits.