This morning, I met up with a Google AdSense Optimizer as part of Google's AdSense in Your City tour. The gist of the tour is to give AdSense adopters a 20-minute, one-on-one meeting with a member of the Google AdSense team. From there, you talk about your site(s), ask any questions you may have upfront, and basically walk away with site-catered professional recommendations straight from those who know AdSense the best. Lucky for me, my meeting was scheduled for 9:30 AM. I arrived slightly early, met with the person I would be speaking with, and proceeded to enjoy the heck out of a 35-minute session thanks to my arriving early combined with the person after me arriving late. Now, I know quite a lot when it comes to AdSense, but I found out I have quite a bit more to learn yet! While most of the notes I took pertain to personal recommendations that I prefer to keep private, what I can divulge is the contents of a hand-out each attendee was given: A list comprised of "top AdSense … [Read more...] about Google AdSense: The top 5 optimization tips straight from Google
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Make money online: Part 1 If you've found your way to this post without having first read my introduction to this series, please read it before carrying forward. It's not a necessity for you to read, but I wrote it to help cast away the understandable skepticism and doubt that posts like this are typically met with. Welcome to part one of my make money onlineseries! I'm going to cover a lot of new territory for many of you, so bookmark this post for continual reference. If you're familiar with implementing AdSense on your Website, then this is most likely an article that's safe for you to skip. The main audience I'm looking to reach are those who aren't currently familiar with AdSense or implementing ads in general. Each part in this series will build on the previous part before it, so although this part may not be news to some of you, I need to build a foundation for those who are completely new to this. To start, I know that some of you reading this may feel skeptical, … [Read more...] about Make money online, part 1: Introduction to Google AdSense
Facebook and Google are at it again, and application developers are getting caught in the crossfire.Facebook created last week an official list of acceptable ad providers that developers can use to make money with their Facebook applications. Notably absent from the list is Google's popular AdSense service, an omission that has developers on various forums up in arms. Also missing: Amazon.com, which offers an advertising API.Google and Amazon apparently didn't make the list because they refused to sign on the dotted line of Facebook's new and arguably restrictive terms of service for ad providers. In short, advertising providers are forbidden from receiving, directly or indirectly, any type of Facebook user data, even if a Facebook user consents to sharing it. Should any such data end up in an ad provider's stores, the provider is required to alert Facebook immediately and purge said data.The list isn't finalized, so it's entirely possibly Google and Amazon will sign on. But given the … [Read more...] about Developers rage after Facebook blocks Google AdSense
Yesterday evening Google announced it would abandon the Google Reader RSS feed-reading app on July 1. That isn't Google's first blow to RSS technology. In last year's "spring cleaning in summer," Google cast away the easily customized iGoogle RSS-aggregating website, effective Nov. 1, 2013. The theme in both cases was similar: "With modern apps that run on platforms like Chrome and Android, the need [for iGoogle]... has eroded over time, so we'll be winding it down," and "while [Reader] has a loyal following, over the years usage has declined."Ted Samson talks about the user backlash over Google Reader's demise -- and points to a petition you can sign (joining more than 58,000 others to date) asking Google to stay the execution.Those aren't Google's only retreats from the RSS frontier. In a move that received little mainstream attention, last September Google closed down AdSense for Feeds, which was Google's only way to make money from RSS feeds. "AdSense for Feeds was designed to help … [Read more...] about With Google Reader gone, can FeedBurner be far behind?
Google AdSense recently updated their standard AdSense Terms and Conditions document after a gap of more than two years. The last significant update was made in November 2005.There are some significant changes in AdSense Terms like you can now have a search box on pages that have no other content, your AdSense earnings could go to charity if you are inactive for a long time, you may show ads on 404 pages and so on.Here’s an exact summary of the recent changes in the AdSense Terms and Conditions document (or download this side-by-side guide):1. You can display Google AdSense ads and Referral buttons on error pages and registration pages as the following line is now deleted from AdSense terms.[Deleted – Prohibited Uses] (You shall not) display any Ad(s), Link(s), or Referral Button(s) on any error page, on any registration or “thank you” page (e.g., a page that thanks a user after he/she has registered with the applicable Web site), on any chat page, in any … [Read more...] about New Google AdSense Terms and Conditions – Summary of Changes
AdSense publishers will soon have access to extremely detailed stats about ads via Google Analytics reports.You’ll know about web pages that get more clicks, revenue generated per page, CPM rates, top referring sites, etc. For more, check this story on AdSense and Analytics integration.The screenshots were inadvertently published on TheGoogleCache.com and were cached by different newsreaders. Here are more screenshots from the same source that give exciting hints about what’s coming next. (click to enlarge)There’s a new AdSense section added to the Analytics Reports that displays complete statistics about how visitors interact with Google Ads on your site and how have the ads performed over time. This report gives a consolidated view of AdSense earnings made along with information like clicks per page, CTR, CPM and total number of ad impressions. This Analytics report will give an overview of how your AdSense earnings have changed over time (like your site … [Read more...] about Google AdSense Reports in Analytics – Screenshots
I discussed a couple of “AdSense Optimization Tips” at the recently concluded WordCamp conference. The session was primarily focused at improving the performance of your Google ads though I did touch upon topics like “AdSense Alternatives” and “Getting direct advertisers”.You may also download the full presentation (PDF) for offline viewing.1. Don’t Feel Shy – If you are seriously willing to monetize your website with AdSense, make sure that you place advertisements in prominent locations where visitors will notice the ads.2. The best performing ad units for AdSense are 160×600, 336×280 and 300×250. For text only ads, you should go with the 336×380 format but in all other situations, 300×250 may be a better format since it is most popular among advertisers and also supports rich media. 160×600 can easily fit in the sidebar of your blog.3. Web visitors have a very short attention span and majority of them may … [Read more...] about Google AdSense Optimization Tips – Presentation
It’s tough to make any money with Google AdSense, but there’s no reason why you shouldn’t claim otherwise. With Google AdSense Generator, you now even have a fake screenshot to back that up. You just need to enter your fake earnings, and Google AdSense Generator generates a fake screenshot complete with the blurred out publisher ID, CTR, CPM and other data you don’t want revealed. You could do the same with Firebug or a simple image editor, but this is much simpler. … [Read more...] about Fake Screenshot of your Google AdSense Earnings
While Google has never disclosed the exact percentage of revenue that it shares with AdSense publishers, once can easily derive that number using the earnings report that are released at the end of each quarter.The Google Network Revenues section reflects the total revenue that was generated though AdSense while the Traffic Acquisition Costs section reflects the total amount that was paid by Google to AdSense publishers.To know the approximate revenue share, simply divide TAC with the total AdSense revenue. Here’s a quick chart comparing these numbers for the year 2009. The percentage of revenue that Google is sharing with AdSense publishers has reduced from 75% in Q1 to 72% in Q4 2009. Q1 ’09 Q2 ’09 Q3 ’09 Q4 ’09 What Google earned from AdSense (in billion) $1.64 $1.68 $1.80 $2.04 What Google … [Read more...] about The Revenue Share of Google AdSense Publishers
The entire Google AdSense team at Google’s Mountain View OfficeGoogle rolled out the AdSense program to the public exactly eight years ago (see the original press release) and, in these years, the program has made a positive impact on the lives of hundreds of thousands of web publishers across the world.A majority of AdSense publishers probably earn enough to pay their utility bills, or even the monthly rent, but there’s also a considerable number of website owners who now make a living on the Internet courtesy AdSense.I have been associated with Google AdSense since 2004 and have seen the product constantly evolve in all these years.Initially there were just text and image based ads but Google soon expanded into rich-media and video based ads. They acquired FeedBurner in 2007 and rebranded FeedBurner’s Ad Network as AdSense for Feeds but the program never really picked up. Either RSS Feeds don’t excite advertisers or the standard IAB formats aren’t good … [Read more...] about Google AdSense Turns Eight Today!