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How to Monetize a Website (with Adsense)

I’ve been doing a lot of work lately with a few collegues to try to maximize income from their websites.  I figured it was worth taking the time to write-up the lessons I’ve learned, as I’ve learned a lot.  Some of the information you can find elsewhere, but it was not easy for me to find a lot of it.  I’ve been involved in many different aspects of the website development, so it may take some time on my part to figure out the best way to organize the information.  Also, it will take me some time to get all of the articles written up.

Off the top of my head, some of the things I’ve worked on:

Finding hosting for a high traffic wordpress blog, including playing around with VPS set-ups
Configuring a WordPress Blog with the best plugins
Setting up adsense in WordPress with and without plugins
Learning how to set-up child themes in wordpress
Optimal ad placement in WordPress
Setting up a mobile friendly website
Deciding on responsive theme versus a separate theme for mobile
Setting up adsense ads to be responsive
Testing out the new custom ad sizes in Adsense
Viewing Adsense data in Google Analytics

I think that’s a good list to start with and I’ll see how well I do with writing up each topic.  As I do them, I’ll update this post with the links to the relevant articles.

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