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In the how to make money from your free hosting service post, I told you there are many ways to generate revenue to offset your cost. Google AdSense is the first choice of many free hosting providers, including free web proxy webmasters.
Adsense usually can generate reasonable revenues for your free web proxy service. As Google does not require minimum traffic, and international traffic is also accepted, you can use Adsense from the beginning. As mentioned in the checklist for free hosting providers, it is unlikely to get profit for the first a few months. So, set an reasonable expectation from Adsesne, and prepare other advertisement as well to fill your ad space.
It is important to go through the guidelines of Adsense before you place ads on your site. Most free web proxy webmasters may just skip the reading. If you do not follow the rules set by Google, the consequence can be severe: your account is terminated and you are banned from Adsense.
It does not need a rocket scientist to understand the Adsense guidelines, but sometimes some webmasters may get confused, and interpret them wrongly.
So, I summarize the common mistakes made by free web proxy webmasters on Google Adsense placement. You need follow these five rules to keep your Adsense account safe.
Do not placed Adsense on proxified pages. You can only place Adsense units on pages in which you know the contents. Because you do not know what contents your users may browse, it is too risky if you put your Adsense on proxified pages. For example, your user may browse adult site, and if Google notices your Adsense ad in that page, then you are in trouble.
Do not solicit click. New free web proxy webmasters often put some words like this on their pages “please click ads to support our free services” bla bla. This is explicitly forbidden by Google, because you are soliciting clicks. You should not mention your ads except that you can mentioned your ad revenue will support the free web proxy service.
Try different placements. The performance of Google Adsense units vary, greatly, depending on how you place them. You need do some experiments and optimize: size, location and color on individual pages. For example, square/rectangle (e.g., 300*250, 338*250) units usually performs better than 468*60 units. The location is also important. For example,if you put your ad units immediately after your near the address bar for proxy browsing, the click rate generally is high than other regions.
Do not use popup or pop-unders together with Adsense.Sometimes, you may have some popup ads or popunder ads for error pages, or proxified pages. But you should NEVER use them together with Adsense. Google does not like such ads. So, make sure there are no Adsense units on the page where you put popup ads.
These are the simple 5 rules that all free web proxy webmasters should follow, if you do not want to get your Adsense account disabled. To get best results, you should test different placements.