Skip to main content
Instapage

Learn How to Automatically Increase Your AdSense Ad Revenue with Ezoic

This is going to be a long, but fun.

I promise it will help you to earn more from your blog. In particular, if you are using AdSenseMedia.net, or another similar ad network, you are going to love learning about Ezoic.

Imagine if you had a helpful friend who told you:

  • Exactly where to put your ads.
  • Which displays sizes to use.
  • Which advertisers to work with to make the most money from your blog.

That would have a direct impact on the amount of money you make from your blog, right?

For example, what if you found out that the way you’re currently displaying your ads isn’t optimal?

If you changed to a better way, you could instantly make more money without needing to increase your blog’s traffic.

  • That’s exactly what Ezoic is trying to help with.

Ezoic lets you test ad placements, sizes, and publishers to find the combination which makes you the most money.

Ezoic claims that most websites see a revenue increase of at least 50% from implementing their optimization.

  • In fact, they’ve worked with over 21,000 websites.
    • Those websites increased their revenue by an average of 115%!

Those are powerful numbers!

And while the focus of this review is on ad optimization, Ezoic can also help you test your site’s layout and content, too.

Ezoic review AdSense

Let’s take a look at why this tool is so helpful and how you can start using it.

Testing Ads placement & size Is Incredibly Important

There are two reasons I recommend you to test your ads:

  1. To make more money.
  2. To optimize user experience.
    • This reason is one people might not think about as much. But what if you found out that one set of ads caused people to leave a page right away? Maybe the two sets of ads you’re comparing make the same amount of money per page view, but one offers a much better user experience. Knowing that is equally as important for your blog. By maximizing your user experience, you can keep your readers coming back.

Why Testing Ads By Yourself Is Hard To Do

You might be thinking this:

  • Testing ads is easy. All I need is a simple A/B test and I will know which one is better.

But here’s the problem with that:

Those basic tests aren’t taking into account all of the important variables. They’re not maximizing your money as much as possible.

  • Testing ads the right way is actually pretty difficult (without help).

And if you care about getting accurate results and really making more money, you should want to do your testing the right way.

Why Simple A/B Tests Aren’t Good Enough

You probably have multiple ads per page. So if you only split-test one placement at a time, you’re not getting an accurate value.

  • You only see the difference for that one ad placement.

What you need to care about is how much money the entire visit makes, which includes all of your ad placements. You need a way to compare all of the ads on one page at the same time.

Even more importantly, you also want to:

  • Maximize the money you make over the entire visit.

Usually, your readers will click through to more than one page. So you need to be able to compare the money you make per unique visit.

To demonstrate this, here’s a quick example comparing two options:

  • Option 1 makes you $1 per page view. Visitors who see Option 1 usually view 3 pages.
    • Option 1 = $3 per visit ($1 x 3 pages viewed by the visitor).
  • Option 2 makes you $.75 per page view. But visitors who see Option 2 usually view 5 pages.
    • Option 2 is = $3.75 per visit ($.75 x 5 pages viewed by the visitor).

If you only looked at earnings per page view, you would think Option 1 was the best.

But really, Option 2 makes you more money.

That’s why running these detailed tests can put more money in your bank account.

  • But it seems complicated and time-consuming, doesn’t it? 

Yes!

Running these tests yourself would be incredibly difficult.

  • That’s why Ezoic is such a valuable tool.

It automatically runs all these tests for you, so that you can be sure you’re making as much money as possible from your blog’s ads.

How To Set Up Ezoic For Increasing Ad Revenue:

Now that I’ve told you why Ezoic is so beneficial, I’ll show you how to integrate Ezoic on your blog.

There are 5 steps that you need to follow:

  1. Create an account & link it to your blog using CloudFlare.
  2. Add the Ezoic script to your blog’s header.
  3. Convert all existing ad units to serve via Ezoic, and create new ad units.
  4. Apply for Google’s Ad Exchange program.
  5. Start using the Ezoic Ad Tester.

So let’s get started with an epic tutorial that will help you to make more money from your blog:

(In this guide, I will be setting up Ezoic on a WordPress site. If you are on another platform, the process will be the same except for WordPress specific things.)

create Ezoic account

Note: Sub-domains are not supported. So if you have a .blogspot domain name, ensure you get a custom domain name. If you are already on a self-hosted WordPress blog, you are good to go.

Once you are inside your dashboard for the first time, you need to start with these three steps:

Ezoic guide WordPress

1. Integrate Your Site

The first step is to connect Ezoic to your site.

Ezoic works with any platform as long as your website is on the root domain & not the sub-domain.

  • Click on “Integrate Your Site” to get started.

The best (& fastest) way to integrate Ezoic to your site is by using CloudFlare.  

(This is highly recommended as it offers many great advantages that you can read about here.)

Once this is done, go to the “Integration” tab over here.

  • Click on “Integrate Now!” under the CloudFlare logo:

Ezoic integration

  • Login using your CloudFlare account:

Cloudflare Ezoic integration

A “success message” will be shown like this:

Ezoic successfully integrated

For me, this is a must. CloudFlare makes everything much safer.

(They also have a JavaScript integration, but they don’t recommend it for most sites.)

You’ll also have to go through a few more setup steps that Ezoic will help you with. They mostly involve adding some code snippets to your site so that Ezoic can work properly. I think beginner bloggers may find it difficult to add these code bits, as some of them require a decent amount of code knowledge. For example, you need to be able to wrap all your existing advertisement code in Ezoic snippets.

2. Set Up Ad Testing

Once you’re integrated, go back to the dashboard & click on “Setup Ad Testing.”

(If you have navigated away from the dashboard, use this direct link.)

  • You need to add a few lines of code between the head tag:

Step1 Ezoic Ad Tester

If you are using WordPress, you can use the free Header & Footer WordPress plugin to add these codes.

  • Once you add the code, click on “Continue to Step 2”.

Ad testing setup

Wrap Your Existing Ads Or Create New Ad Units

Pay good attention here as this one is important.

I hope you are aware that AdSense has lifted the limits of the number of AdSense ads on a page. But you still don’t want to make your page unreadable because of too many ads.

If you already have an ad, you need to wrap those ads within the code generated after clicking on “Create New Ad Units”.

This image will make it easier for you to understand the process:

wrapping existing code using Ezoic

Once you are done replacing all existing ad units on your site with this wrapped ad unit, it’s time to add more ad units.

With Ezoic you can run more than 3 ad units. I would suggest to keep it at 5-6 maximum so your site doesn’t look cluttered.

In my case, I’m selecting 4.

(I will show you how to limit the number of ads in the upcoming section.)

Now, I will create a new ad unit using Ezoic & will place it in my WordPress blog’s sidebar.

  • Under “Ad Tester”, click on “+ Add Display Ad Unit”.

Create new Ezoic display ad unit

  • On the next page, select what ad unit you would like to create (refer to below image for better understanding).

Automated Ad testing for more money

  • Clicking on “Create Ad” will take you to the next page where you can get the code.

ad units backto

Now, all you need to do is go to the “Widget” section of your blog & paste the code into a text widget.

This is a basic step & anyone who has just started with WordPress should be able to do it.

If you are unsure, here is an image to understand the various ad locations on a blog:

Location of ads on the site

Once you have added the code in your blog’s sidebar, create more ad units & add the codes onto your blog.

Here is an official video that will help you to understand how to create & integrate Ezoic with your WordPress site:

Do ensure you go to the “Turn On/Off” section & turn on ad types for all devices.

Turn on the ads

Apply for Google’s Ad Exchange:

Go back to the Ezoic dashboard (here is the direct link) & you will notice one more field called “Apply for Google’s Ad Exchange.”

Googles ad exchange

  • Click on that, fill out a quick form, and your application will be submitted.

Now, go back to the Ezoic dashboard & you will see the following text below “Apply for Google’s Ad Exchange”:

  • “We are waiting for Google to review your application. This can take from 1 – 24 hours.”

Ad Testing & Placement

Ezoic ad testing tool

This is where things get interesting.

To start using Ezoic, you need to install the Ezoic Chrome addon & watch this video:

Ezoic has some recommended best practices to get the most out of their testing.

They recommend:

  • Creating as many ad units as possible.
  • Selecting multiple ad display sizes. (Even if you don’t think they’ll work – it’s good to let Ezoic test them to get real world data.)
  • Using all of the available ad locations. (Again, even if you don’t think they will work. Just let Ezoic test to make sure.)

Once your ads are all set up, Ezoic can start running experiments.

ezoic-example

What Ads Does Ezoic Display?

By default, Ezoic has you sign up with the Google DoubleClick Ad Exchange.

This exchange allows thousands of ad networks to compete for your ad spots with real-time bidding.

But now you might be asking this question:

  • What if I’m using AdSense, Media.net, or another ad network to monetize my site; does Ezoic completely replace them?

No!

But you will need to install another app into your Ezoic account.

It’s called Mediation.

The Mediation app allows you to link your existing ads into Ezoic’s testing.

Ezoic Mediation App

Use Mediation to link your existing ad network accounts to Ezoic.

Ad networks that are set up in Mediation will compete with Ezoic’s own ad partners for the advertising inventory on your website.

This means that your existing ads will enter the same bidding marketplace as the DoubleClick Ad Exchange.

Here is the complete list of ad networks that bid in Google’s Ad Exchange.

If your existing ads earn more revenue than the ads Ezoic is testing against, your existing ads will continue to display.

Otherwise, Ezoic will display the more profitable options.

That’s good for you because:

  • It ensures you’re earning as much money as possible! 

The best part is that once you have done the initial configuration, everything else is automated.

How Much Does Ezoic Cost?

With all of these features that could directly impact how much money you make, you might think that Ezoic is an expensive tool.

  • That’s not the case at all. 

For bloggers, Ezoic offers a free plan.

BUT, this free plan comes with one condition:

  •  You have to agree to display a small Ezoic ad at the bottom of your page.

Here’s what that ad looks like:

ezoic-free-plan

If you don’t want to display the ad, their paid plans start at $49 per month for blogs with up to $1,000 in monthly revenue.

Once you start seeing good results after using Ezoic, I would suggest upgrading to the $49 plan.

Given that Ezoic claims most site owners increase their revenue by 50%, this is a small price to pay in my opinion.

Also, with one Ezoic account, you can manage multiple sites.

ezoic-pricing

How Ezoic Pays & Minimum Payout

The minimum payout of Ezoic is $20.

You can get paid via various methods as shown in the below screenshot.

How Ezoic Pays

My Final Thoughts

Ezoic is an incredibly powerful tool.

  • But it’s also a complicated tool.

I have tried to make it simpler for you to understand & get started with this guide.

You can always get help from Ezoic’s customer support & over time, I will add more information about Ezoic.

If you are making money using AdSense, or Media.net, or any other ad network, you should definitely start using Ezoic.

This automated tool will definitely increase your revenue & with their low minimum payout, you don’t have to wait long to get paid.

  • And getting started is free.

This tool is only for bloggers who already have some traffic and revenue. While it’s still good to optimize a small site, if your site doesn’t receive a lot of traffic, it may not be worth the time to set up the Ezoic integration.

But if your blog is generating some revenue already, I definitely recommend you try to optimize that revenue with Ezoic.

I would love to hear your experience of Ezoic. What are your thoughts on how to maximize revenue and make the most out of Ezoic? Let me know in the comments!

Do share this tool with others who have a blog; they will thank you for helping them to increase their revenue!

Subscribe on Youtube

Learn How to Automatically Increase Your AdSense Ad Revenue with Ezoic is a post from ShoutMeLoud - Shouters Who Inspires



from ShoutMeLoud

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

How to Get SMS Alerts for Gmail via Twitter

How do you get SMS notifications on your mobile phone for important emails in your Gmail? Google doesn’t support text notifications for their email service but Twitter does. If we can figure out a way to connect our Twitter and Gmail accounts, the Gmail notifications can arrive as text on our mobile via Twitter. Let me explain:Twitter allows you to follow any @user via a simple SMS. They provide short codes for all countries (see list) and if you text FOLLOW to this shortcode following by the  username, any tweets from that user will arrive in your phone as text notifications. For instance, if you are in the US, you can tweet FOLLOW labnol to 40404 to get my tweets as text messages. Similarly, users in India can text FOLLOW labnol to 9248948837 to get the tweets via SMS.The short code service of Twitter can act as a Gmail SMS notifier. You create a new Twitter account, set the privacy to private and this account will send a tweet when you get a new email in Gmail. Follow this account …

Instagram Story links get 15-25% swipe-through rates for brands, publishers

Instagram may arrived late as a traffic source for brands and publishers, but it’s already showing early signs of success, driving new visitors to their sites and even outperforming its parent company, Facebook.For years brands, publishers and other have tried to push people from the Facebook-owned photo-and-video-sharing app to their sites. Outside of ads and excepting a recent test with some retailers, Instagram didn’t offer much help to companies looking to use it to drive traffic. So they had to find workarounds. They put links in their Instagram bios. They scrawled short-code URLs onto their pictures. And they typed out links in their captions.Then last month Instagram finally introduced an official alternative to these hacky workarounds: the ability for verified profiles to insert links in their Instagram Stories.Almost a month after the launch, 15% to 25% of the people who see a link in an Instagram Story are swiping on it, according to a handful of brands and publishers that h…

Five great tools to improve PPC ads

Every digital marketer wants to reach the top position on the search engine results. However, if you’ve recently launched a new website or your niche is saturated, starting with paid search ads sounds like a good idea.Strategically created PPC campaigns can drive leads, sales or sign-ups to your websites. You know what? In fact, businesses earn an average of $8 for every dollar they spend on Google Ads.Optimizing PPC campaigns is not easy, but it’s very powerful if you do it properly. Just like SEO, it is essential to conduct extensive keyword research, optimize ad copy, and design high-converting landing pages.Fortunately, there are a lot of effective PPC tools that will help you analyze your competitors’ PPC strategies, figure out tricks in their campaigns, and improve your PPC campaigns.If you are ready to take an evolutionary leap in your PPC advertising, take a look at my list of five amazing tools to save you time, give you crucial insights, and raise money for your business.Fiv…