Welcome to my first
tutorial on Google Maps and how to monetize them using Google AdSense.
I first became acquainted with Google Maps on Craigslist. There were maps
positioned to the right of ads, just across from photos and descriptions.
It was Craigslist way of helping buyers and sellers meet by finding a specific
location in town.
Today, I want to show you
how to make some extra money by adding Google Maps to your websites - particularly
those websites with ads that require a buyer to find your location and
meet you for the transaction. For example, you can use Google Maps when
you are selling a car, renting a home or apartment, finding a job, or shopping
at a local garage sale. Google Maps provide searchable street views, 3-D
photos, and satellite images to help you point buyers to your products
To get started with monetization,
you will need three (3) things...
1. The latest version of
Google Maps that is compatible with AdSense - which is Maps API v3 for
Google Ad Units
2. You will need Google AdSense
for Content enabled - because Google AdSense for Content will track the
number of clicks based on the URL of the Maps Ad Units
3. You'll need your AdSense
Publisher ID to associate Google Maps with your AdSense account
Now, let's create a Google
1. Start by using Notepad
to create a Google Maps file for a specific location - for example GoogleMaps_TampaUSA.html
2. Find the Latitude Longitude
coordinates for Tampa, Florida or a specific address in Tampa, Florida
using any geo-location tool. The one that I personally use is:
+ HTML codes into Notepad...
See Sample Google Maps with
Ad Units Format and Positioning...
4. Edit the codes and
include your Ad format - I like the BANNER format, so change:
5. Edit the position of the
banner - I like to leave this as is:
6. Edit your AdSense Publisher
ID - change:
7. Now save the file as -
8. Upload the file to your
Internet Service Provider (ISP) or server
9. Index your page with Google,
Yahoo, or Bing to make it easier for customers to find you during internet
10. Open the webpage and
wait for Google Maps of Tampa, Florida to appear, and also display your
newly created Google AdSense banner. Slide your pointer or mouse
across the map as you zoom, and watch for the Google Ad Unit overlays to
That's it, you're done! Promote
your sites and watch your AdSense earnings grow!
How to Adjust Google Map Sizes...
To adjust map sizes, I suggest you use IFRAME and the following lines of HTML codes...
CSS, and HTML Codes...
To display Google Maps
Copy these codes and place
them in the position you want on your website. Make sure to adjust width
and height - for example:
Reference for Embedding Google
Maps with No AdSense Units...