Does Yola's GoogleAdsense widgetbox widget produce earnings???

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there is a google adsense widget in widgetbox that allows you to just change your ID #, specifications and it also allows you to add keywords. it works when i put it on a page, it actually pulls up ads along the lines of my keywords, but it doesn't look like i'm making any earnings off of part...when i make an adsense on google, it does not allow me to choose my question is, does this yola widget really work, if so, am i doing something wrong?
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Hi lakeshia,

The key to success on making money through Google Adsense is getting traffic to your site. The next step is making sure that your content and Ads are aligned with the interests of your visitors increasing the likelihood of them clicking through the ad. Only upon click through will you start to earn income.

Below are some tips to help you start driving more traffic to your site.

Directory Submissions:

There are numerous directories on the Internet that accept paid and un-paid website submissions. These directories categorize websites by content type, so you will need to choose the best category for what your website provides. You'll generally be able to give your listing a title, short description and link to your website. Don't ever pay someone to "submit your website to 200 directories," this is not looked highly upon by search engines. has developed a great list along with directory page rank to get you started.

Submitting Articles to Article Directories:

There are many article directories on the Internet that accept unpaid submissions of articles for inclusion in their article database. What you can do is write informative articles about your niche area, submit them to these article directories, and place an Author Bio at the end with a link back to your website. When you submit your articles to an article directory you give other people permission to reprint your article in their Internet publications such as websites, newsletters, blogs etc. as long as the Author Bio is included along with the links back to your website. As people begin to read your articles and reprint them, you will begin to not only get links back to your site, but visitors as well. Here are a few good article directories to get you started:, and

Social Networking:

Social networking sites include sites such as, and, and that is just scratching the surface. This strategy for increasing traffic to your website can be time consuming, as the idea is to basically get "social" with other people using these sites; but the benefits to your website in terms of traffic and links can be outstanding, but staying engaged is a key factor.


Another great way to promote your site and any updates you make is through Twitter. If you have a Twitter account, you can easily Tweet any changes or updates you make when you publish! For more information on this please see this thread in our forum: Twitter Button - Tweet your new site or your latest changes!.

If you don't have a Twitter account and would like to get one to make use of this promotion tool, please go to and sign up for a Free account!

Offline Marketing:

Don't forget to add your website to your business cards, brochures and print media advertising.

Strategies which will increase traffic to your website will also play into your ranking in the search engines; it's a great cycle to get your website into... more traffic = better rankings and better rankings = more traffic!

Yola has developed a short series of SEO tutorials, we hope you will find them useful: