OK so i was reading this forum and i see a lot of people asking for help and struggling to make money with ad-sense and I in the past was making between $ 55-$ 65 per day on it and I know to some that ain't a lot but to me it was a nice extra income; i was able to do this all within 14 months but got my first check 2 months after joining adsense here is how to replicate this. First and Foremost you must make the Google keyword tool your best friend https://adwords.google.com/o/KeywordTool and if you are unfamiliar with it here is a great 40 minute YouTube video explaining how to use it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhpzMkb_YFc . The Google keyword tool will show you how many people are searching for a particular group of keywords in a given month. OK now I want to show you a technique that I have used to consistently rank on the first page of Google before I sold my website and am employing on my new website with success; with this technique I ranked on the first page of Google 46% of the time or 29 out of 63 articles again not huge numbers but doing this consistently will yield a nice amount of $$$ .Lets get started feel free to follow along go into Google keyword tool were it says word or phrase type in how to grow a website and make sure that keyword ideas is highlighted click search. The Global Numbers are 8,100 and the Local are 2,400 local is the country that you have selected where it says location. Click on that phrase and then select "Google search" you will see a results list of 659,000,000 and no your not competing against that many people for that title; that only shows how many other websites have 1 of those terms in there title. Ok now you should put that title in quotation "how to grow a website" now you only get 57,800 results ahh much better that's a combination of people who have that title exactly like that in there title tags or somewhere in there page content. If you are new I recommend that you select a title that has less than 500 " " Quoted results since it will be much easier to land on first page and as you get better start to increase your search results limit, in addition i highly recommend that you get http://www.seoquake.com/ which is free and will tell you how strong the competition is http://tutorialseries.com/nicheprof/2011/11/how-seo-quake-can-help-you-research-competitors/ . Do you have an account with reddit,digg,stumbleupon etc. ? if not get started on it now they can make a website go viral and if you have a website getting the ShareThis Widget is absolutely essential if you want to make money http://sharethis.com/publishers/get-sharing-tools the best one is subjective but by far I have seen the best results with the one that scrolls down as the user scrolls down. This is very important because it follows users as they scroll down and the facebook,digg,redd,twitter plus much more becomes visible so if the user likes what they see they can upload it to their social account with 1 click; if you still don't know which one it is then go to my site below scroll down and you will see it put it on your website it works !! Here is my list in no particular order of things that should be done to start raking in money do keyword research, select quoted "" title with low results Have an <h1> tag on the article/webpage title upload your article to as many social media accounts as you can Have the ShareThis widget on your website Use the article title several times on your page Use SeoQuake before you write an article to see the strength of the competition Do these take notes of results make adjustments when needed and repeat again its all about consistency, the biggest reason why people fail is because they are too impatient and they do not adapt to circumstances . There are no big secret to these other people that you see making big $$$ they just didn't give up when they faced obstacles and adapted to grow they're online business, hope this post can help out some of ya'll.