Adsense Money Secrets

How to make money with Google Adsense: Adsense secrets, Adsense alternatives, Adsense tricks and Adsense tips

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Google Confirms Banning Traffic Power and Clients

AdSense publishers are required to comply with Google's webmaster guidlines which state, in part, "Avoid tricks intended to improve search engine rankings. A good rule of thumb is whether you'd feel comfortable explaining what you've done to a website that competes with you. Another useful test is to ask, 'Does this help my users? Would I do this if search engines didn't exist?'"

Matt Cutts reveals the possible consequences for violating that guidline in his blog.

"For this post, I am speaking in my official capacity as head of the webspam group at Google, and I’ve had this post reviewed by Google’s lawyers.

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I can confirm that Google has removed traffic-power.com and domains promoted by Traffic Power from our index because of search engine optimization techniques that violated our webmaster guidelines at http://www.google.com/webmasters/guidelines.html. If you are a client or former client of Traffic Power and your site is not in Google, please see my previous advice on requesting reinclusion into Google’s index to learn what steps to take if you would like to be reincluded in Google’s index."

YPN to Shorten Revenue Time and Increase Relevance

"Ray Devlin, Customer Solutions, Yahoo! Publisher Network says:

'There are new developments on the horizon for the Yahoo! Publisher Network. Points such as shortening the revenue verification period and increased relevance are ongoing improvements. Our publishers have also requested such additions as direct deposit as a form of payment. While we hope to have this available soon, there has been no release date indicated for this.'"

Saturday, February 11, 2006

You Too Can Be Banned From AdSense

Been banned from Google AdSense and don't understand why? There is hope. Read this article and follow the step by step procedure for having your account re-instated.

"...I thought I would address the issue from both an analytical and personal standpoint. To debunk some of the myths going around that people are banned for no reason and even more to the point that these bannings of accounts (more of a suspension really) are completely and easily reversible provided there has been no violation of the Google Terms of Service."

Friday, February 10, 2006

Inside AdSense: The experimental approach

An AdSense insider offers a peek at the Google AdSense process.

"One of our responsibilities on the AdSense engineering team is to ensure that you always receive the most relevant and valuable ads on your site. It's exciting because we deal with the entire ad targeting process from analyzing your site's content to selecting ads and determining how to best display the ads on your page. "

'Hints' on Google Hints

This subject was popular a couple of years ago and it is recieving attention again. An undocumented AdSense variable, google_hints, can be used to add a comma delimited list of keywords to your AdSense code which will offer 'hints' to Google about what ads should be displayed.

Sounds great. Why isn't everyone doing this? Because it is by invitation only. Adding this variable to your AdSense code is a violation of Google's terms of service and can result in having your AdSense account locked, or you could be banned from the program. Hardly worth the risk.

So, read all you like about google_hints, but be suspicious of any source of information that suggests you implement it!

Estimated $1 Billion Earned From Google AdSense in 2005

"There is a new report ContentBiz, a MarketingSherpa publication, that estimates online publishers who placed Google's AdSense contextual ads on their sites made about $1 billion last year."

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Ad Rank explained!

"Ever wonder what determines the order in which ads appear on your site? Then you've wondered about the Google AdWords ad ranking system. AdWords is the advertising platform thousands of advertisers use to place their ads on the Google network. Once an ad is in the AdWords system, it competes against other ads to appear on relevant pages in the AdSense network. It's through this real-time dynamic auction system that ads are ranked. Those ads with the highest Ad Rank at any given moment are displayed on your site."

Sun-Times nets Google ad deal

"In a quiet and small-scale experiment, Google is running classified-like ads in the pages of the Sun-Times, which so far is the only newspaper participating in the Web-search behemoth's test."

Google is running an ad space auction for print publications

"It works with roughly the same steps Google AdWords does. For each publication you want to bid on space for, you tell Google how much space you would like, (Full page [6-7/8x9-1/8], 1/2 page, or 1/4 page) your maximum bid price on how much you would buy the space for. Bids compete against one another, and the winning bidder is notified by Google."

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Some Internet Explorer 7 Breaks AdSense

Nathan Weinberg is staying on top of this story on his blog Inside Google:

"UPDATE: I?m also seeing those ad links within articles, the ones that hotlink random words to useless ads, not working in IE7. Example on this page.

UPDATE: According to Robert Scoble in the comments below:

This is NOT intentional behavior. The IE 7 team is working on this as we speak.
Remember, this isn?t even a full beta. It?s an inbetween test release so that we
can find things like this that don?t work right.


I also received an email from Google PR, and they said:

I wanted to clarify your recent post that I think may be based on some incorrect
information. IE7 disables javascript with the security setting on ?high?, which
would not allow AdSense ads to show along with numerous features of most
websites. IE6 works exactly the same and the phenomenon is definitely not
specific to Google AdSense. It is likely that whomever did the test had their
security setting on ?high?. However, this is not the default setting and we
believe most users would not have a good experience on the web having javascript
blocked.


Of course, my IE7 settings were not set to high, but medium-high..."

Amazon Tests AdSense Alternative

"'The Amazon Associates team is beta testing a new offering called the Amazon Associates Sponsored Links Program,' Amazon spokesman Drew Herdener said in an e-mail exchange with OnlineMediaDaily. 'Associates who choose to participate in the program will receive sponsored links from a third-party provider that they can place on their websites alongside links to Amazon products.' "

Viewing Geospecific Google AdSense From a Different Area

"If you are outside of the US area and you want to view AdSense ads as if you were a US user, there are ways you can do it. "

IE7 Beta Breaks Google AdSense

"Developers testing out the latest version of Internet Explorer 7 are discovering a nasty flaw -- the browser seems to be incompatible with Google's AdSense advertising service. "

Google is testing on Dell machines

"Google has confirmed that they are testing preinstalled Google software on Dell machines that let Dell users search their computers for local information."

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Sitemaps: Your Roadmap to Adsense Profits

Have you barred Google from delivering targeted ads?

"Still not sure if Sitemaps can really help you? Check out the newest Sitemaps success story showcasing fellow AdSense publisher ApartmentRatings.com."

Beyond Adsense: The Shape of Things To Come

"Findory has its own personalized advertising engine layered on top of Google AdSense. Unlike AdSense or other contextual advertising engines, Findory's advertising is personalized. Findory individually targets ads based on both the content of the page and the articles each reader has read. As of December 2005, Findory is cash flow positive."

Why We Invested in FeedBurner

"If you have RSS feeds or are planning to offer them, and if you want to make money off of them, at this point you should be using FeedBurner. I know, I use them and I make more money off of my RSS feeds every month than I make off of Adsense or Yahoo Publisher Network (by a wide margin)."...

Google Toolbar could mean Adsense Income

Here's the deal. Don't encourage your site visitors to add your Adsense seachbox to their Google Toolbar, but if they do... $$

Do You Need to Pay Taxes on Adsense?

"If you?re a blogger or webmaster and have included Google Adsense anywhere on your blog or site then you are responsible for paying taxes on your Adsense income. "

Monday, February 06, 2006

Former Altavista CEO to launch new ad network

Jim Barnet, former CEO of Altavista, armed with $10 million in venture capital, promises precision targeting unseen by Google Adsense.

What's in store at Demo '06?

AdShare. A more equitable advertising engine than Google AdWords and AdSense?

The Rich Jerk Shoots A New Hit TV Show and Infomercial That Is Set To Air In Early February 2006

The “Rich Jerk” is the new late-night, early-morning and prime-time infomercial guru that is sweeping America off its tired feet.

(PRWEB) February 6, 2006 -- Just recently in the later part of 2005, a bright young man who’s identity still remains a mystery to most, decided to wake up America and the rest of the world to what had made him a multi-millionaire! What began as only a dream to him soon quickly became a reality as he would quickly evolve on the Internet as the new buzz word and talk on just about every marketing forum. From the smallest search engines all the way to the biggest as in Google, awed whispers were beginning to be spoken of who this mystery man was and how he had made so much money literally overnight by way of using Google AdWords, AdSense, and even eBay to create his fortune.

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Google to Get AdSense Competition From Amazon?

Chris Beasley says it looks like Amazon is considering an ad network to compete with Google's AdSense. Beasley, who's an Amazon Associate--meaning he gets commissions for referring his Web site visitors to purchase items at Amazon.com--says Amazon is sounding out some Associates to try out an AdSense-like program.

Friday, February 03, 2006

Rumor: Google making private Googlenet, Google Cube

Google plotting private internet - $100 PC with built-in Adsense?

Ready Made Google AdSense Sites

A WebmasterWorld thread named Buying AdSense Ready Site discusses the pros and cons of buying a site that is for sale, for the purpose of making AdSense revenues.

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Everything You Need to Know About AdSense Stats (But Were Afraid to Ask)

When it comes to building great revenues on AdSense, nothing is more important than following your stats. The effect of any change you make to your site, to the positioning of your ads or to their layout or color is going to have a direct impact on the behavior of your users. That's going to be clear in your stats. You'll see it in your click-through rate and you'll see it most importantly in your revenues.

Top keyword data software launched for choosing profitable AdSense niches and keywords

(openPR) - February 2, 2006 -- AdSense marketers had long back understood that good research on keywords multiply their efforts in order to bring in most income. The only problem is, it will take a considerable amount of time to conduct all the research necessary to find the best niches and keywords.

Jeff Alderson and Rod Beckwith have spilled the beans and have created a software, Top Keyword Data (www.skrisk.info/tkd.html) that takes away the time of work from successful keyword researches and converts that to a simple take it and use it process.