Note from Michael.. some of the features mentioned below are no longer offered by Google - however, my original guide to increasing revenue from AdSense which can be viewed here still has current tips.
We've been running AdSense ads for quite some time and it has provided us with a steady revenue stream; not to mention some very cool gifts from Google!
AdSense - "Advertise on this site"
If you're already running AdSense, here's a few extra strategies that may help you increase your revenue.
Have you noticed the "Advertise on this site" link under your ad units? Check the link in the Adsense block on the right hand
side of this page and you'll see what I mean.
Customizing your Google AdWords page
Most AdSense publishers I've come across haven't latched on to this tip as yet - you can actually customize the "advertise on this site" landing page - and it's really easy to do!
If you're concerned about particular advertisers promoting on your site, you can filter out specific domains from ad displays
If Google has no suitable inventory to display on your site, public service ads such as promotions for charities etc. are displayed; but you can configure your account to display an ad of your own choosing or for the public service ads not to appear at all.
AdSense for Search
AdSense for search allows you to provide a site/web search for your visitors with customized results pages. Aside from displaying results from your site,
AdWords advertising units will be displayed at the top of the search page. If a visitor should click on one of those ads, you will receive a share of the revenue.
By referring others to AdSense, you can earn some serious cash. Currently, Google pays you US $100 for each Adsense publisher that your refer who reaches US$100 in Adsense revenue. Google offers a wide range of referral buttons such as the one below.
Google also pays you for each user you refer who downloads Firefox and installs it for the first time.
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