Best Google Forum Integration

Forums are known as poor performers when it comes to Google Adsense. Most forum users are ad blind and even if they see the ads, they tend to never click. I use to say that forum users are the worst type of users because they consume the most resource and give nothing back.

Having said there, I would like to add that it is possible to make good money off Google from a forum. You just have to be willing to get a little more “in your face” with your forum population. I came across an amazing vBulletin Google Adsense Deep Integration Tutorial at over at

This tutorial is written to show you how to use your Google Adsense codes efficiently in your vBulletin (3.5+) templates. I would use it on my forums but I’m still using an older version of VB at this time. I do plan to update and use the advice in the tutorial however.

I sent this information to Carl Nelson a while back for him to try it. He told me the results were amazing. His forums are now a good source of income. Before that, it was just neutral.

9 thoughts on “Best Google Forum Integration”

  1. Carl says:

    Most of the improvement came from the 728 and the 468 integrated in the signature

  2. Vik says:

    Great post John! Thank you, thank you, thank you! I’ll definitely implement this on my forums!

  3. Wicked – my CPM went through the roof 😉

  4. Keith says:

    Wow, thanks, Very Nice…

  5. Stephen says:

    Just tried the first section of modifications. If all goes well, I’ll try the last two.

  6. Vlad says:

    Wicked good, can’t wait to try it out. Thanks for the heads-up John.

  7. Vlad says:

    *slight* increase in Adsense revenue on my forum channel. 😉

  8. hillbilly says:


    Nice forum design. Okay, I need your advice.
    So, I wanna make my secondary school site, and I am looking for site template.
    Can you advice some online place or other resource where I can find many site templates?

    It would be better if it will be free:)
    I think many of us have personal sites, do you design it yourself?

    Regards, Bill.

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