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August 18, 2005

AdSense - Fewer Ads, More Money?

Interesting post over at Inside AdSense (the official Adsense blog from Google) that explains what has been going on with them having less ads per ad unit than previously. They explain the move as follows: 'When we have a...
Posted by Darren at 11:35 PM

July 21, 2005

Adsense Link Units - Weblogs Inc Closes in on $1M in a Year

Just to keep things in perspective Jason Calacanis posts that Weblogs Inc is getting close to the number of dollars earned in a day that would take them to earning $1 million in a year. He reports that they...
Posted by Darren at 08:59 PM

April 25, 2005

Google to Let Advertisers Target Sites - Adwords Site Targeted Ads

Google is beta testing a new feature for AdWords that will allow advertisers to choose which sites their ads will appear on - Site-Targeted Ads. They explain the program with the following statements: 'Since Google first introduced AdWords, advertisers...
Posted by Darren at 07:02 PM

February 05, 2005

3% decrease in Keyword Cost in January

Those bloggers utilizing Adsense as an income stream who track their statistics usually notice that the price paid per click fluctuates from month to month. I track my cost per click earnings and it is not unusual to have...
Posted by Darren at 11:44 AM

February 04, 2005

Could AdSense direct deposits be around the corner? - JenSense.com

Jen at JenSense observes that the new referal program from Adsense seems to be set up to pay out using direct deposit. She hypothesizes that perhaps this is an indication that direct deposit payments might be coming. This would...
Posted by Darren at 11:33 AM

February 02, 2005

Google Referral Program

It looks like Google Adsense are now using a referral affiliate type program whereby if you refer an advertiser that spends at least $20 to Adwords or a publisher that earns $75 with Adsense that you earn a commission...
Posted by Darren at 10:42 PM

January 26, 2005

Google testing 'new' user activated ads on Adsense

The Adsense community are in a bit of a tizz at the moment over testing of a 'new' ad feature whereby readers get to choose their own advertisements. In actual fact this is not a 'new' testing that Adsense...
Posted by Darren at 09:14 AM

January 25, 2005

Shady or Superior Adsense Integration?

Big Money Tips points to an interesting use of Adsense on a site. It is a fine line as to what these guys are doing with their third ad on the page which is very blended into the site...
Posted by Darren at 02:07 PM

January 22, 2005

Google to Revamp Adsense and Adwords Program

Silicon Valley Watcher writes that Google are getting ready to announce some big changes to their Adsense/Adwords program which will be of interest to many bloggers using the system. 'As this is being writtten, about 1800 Google marketing people...
Posted by Darren at 10:35 AM

How AdSense Premium Publishers Boost their CTR by 500%

Have you ever wondered what the benefits of being a premium publisher on the Google Adsense program are? Google don't say to much about it on their website. You have to achieve '5 million search queries or 20 million...
Posted by Darren at 10:33 AM

January 12, 2005

Understanding Adsense Statistics

There is a good post over at Webmaster world titled A few notes on Adsense stats where one user of Adsense writes some definitions of terms used in and lessons learned interpreting Adsense statistics. It won't be much use...
Posted by Darren at 02:32 PM

January 09, 2005

New Adsense Format in Testing - 7 Ads per box

It looks like the people at Adsense are trialing a new format of ads again. Actually its not completely new - the size is the normal wide skyscraper (160 x 600) but the difference is that they are trying...
Posted by Darren at 10:28 AM

January 08, 2005

Adsense isn't for all Blogs

MediaDailyNews has a great article that describes a situation where running Adsense didn't work out for one blogger who wasn't happy with the type of ads being served on his politically conservative blog. 'Maloney pronounced Thursday on his site...
Posted by Darren at 12:19 PM

January 06, 2005

Adsense/Adwords Changes are Coming - 1 Merchant ad per Page Rumored

It is rumored that on January 12 there could be changes in the air for bloggers using Adsense. Actually the changes would start with Adwords (the other side of the Adsense coin). You see it seems that Advertisers using...
Posted by Darren at 04:13 PM

January 03, 2005

Google on 60 Minutes - Adsense Publishers to Profit?

Online Business Opportunity is predicting profits will result for Adsense users after the 60 Minutes show on Google tonight in the States. They say watch out for a rise in earnings due to: '- The price per click will...
Posted by Darren at 02:49 PM

December 21, 2004

Christmas present from Google

It looks like Adsense have decided to send Christmas presents to some of their bigger earners this year. Its a 'Mood lighting AM/FM Radio' like the one pictured here. 'Turn down the lights. Turn on the mood music. Now,...
Posted by Darren at 12:57 PM

December 08, 2004

Google Testing Animated Ads

Yesterday I missed another change to Adsense - it seems they will be testing animated image ads - here is what they say on their site: 'We'll be accepting animated GIFs from a small test group of advertisers, and...
Posted by Darren at 08:16 AM

December 07, 2004

No more beer, drugs, tobacco or weaponry for you!

If you're using Adsense to bring an income stream to your blog about alcohol, tobacco, weapons or prescription drugs then it might be time to find a new advertising method because in part of the latest update on Google...
Posted by Darren at 09:21 AM

New URL Channel Feature on Adsense

Adsense forums are buzzing this morning over a new feature added to the Adsense program in the last few hours that allows publishers to track their statistics without adding code to pages. You simply add the URL of the...
Posted by Darren at 09:15 AM

December 01, 2004

JenSense - it's all about the AdSense...

JenSense will be a blog to watch if you're using Adsense as it is run by 'Jenstar' who is a legend in Adsense forums where she is a moderator and guru. I'm putting this on in my RSS tracker...
Posted by Darren at 07:43 AM

November 30, 2004

Clicklab Releases White Paper on Click Fraud

'Clicklab, a leader in the emerging field of click fraud detection and prevention, announced the release and general availability of the white paper How to Defend Your Website Against Click Fraud. http://www.clicklab.com/white-paper The white paper is released shortly after...
Posted by Darren at 07:33 AM

November 23, 2004

Google Vs. Adsense Fraudsters

Google is sending a message to its publishers about click fraud and is suing one of its clients this week in an effort to recoup loss incurred by false clicking - but is also no doubt hoping to send...
Posted by Darren at 07:40 AM

November 21, 2004

Are You Utilizing All the Features of Google Adsense?

An article about Getting the most from Adsense written By Merle Many website owners know that Google's Adsense program is a great way to show targeted ads on your site and make money at the same time. Google offers...
Posted by Darren at 04:30 PM

November 18, 2004

Google Adsense to Provide Additional Payment Options?

I recently wrote an email to the kind people at Google Adsense Customer Service HQ suggesting that they work on an alternative payment system for plebs like me who live outside the USA. I recently wrote about the predicament...
Posted by Darren at 01:08 PM

November 17, 2004

New Google Adsense Features Google AdSense Support

Google's Adsense has just added a newly designed FAQ/Support page to their site with more advice and tips for the program. They've also added a 'invite a friend' option to the program. Unfortunately there is no incentive to make...
Posted by Darren at 07:52 AM

November 16, 2004

8 Tips for Maximizing Contextual Advertising Revenues

WebProNews has a good article on Tips for Maximizing Contextual Advertising Revenues - the first of these 8 tips is: '1. Determine overall fit with your site. The first rule of thumb of contextual advertising is that it is...
Posted by Darren at 04:31 PM

November 11, 2004

More detailed Adsense Statistics

Adsense Tracker is one of the most useful tools that any Adsense user could invest in. As the name suggests Adsense Tracker gives you statistics that Adsense does not even come close to giving you in their statistics/reporting package. Track...
Posted by Darren at 03:44 PM

November 10, 2004

AdSense Per Click Payout Based On Natural Rankings

Interesting post over at Digital Point on Read more AdSense Per Click Payout Based On Natural Rankings. The basic question - does Google rankings for keywords have an impact on the rate at which ads on those keywords pay...
Posted by Darren at 11:53 PM

November 06, 2004

Lessons Learned: AdSense

'Brainy Betty' over at the Adsense forum at Webmaster World has started a good thread on Lessons Learned with Adsense. She writes: 'A year and a half later with AdSense and still going strong - here are my lessons...
Posted by Darren at 12:00 PM

November 04, 2004

The Adsense Shuffle - Is it time for a Direct Debit Payment System?

With the arrival of September's Adsense cheque today (its now November 4) I find myself doing what I like to call the 'Adsense Shuffle'. As a non US citizen cashing my cheque is becoming an increasingly difficult prospect. You see...
Posted by Darren at 05:40 PM

October 26, 2004

Google Sees Brand-Advertising Opportunities

Those of you using Adsense might be interested in some of the upcoming changes and directions of the program being talked about by Google executives. ' After building its business through direct-response search listings, Google is likely to expand...
Posted by Darren at 06:10 AM

October 07, 2004

3 New Adsense Features Being Tested

Adsense may be testing some new features - I just stumbled upon a site that seems to be being used as a testbed for the new stuff. This is a page I first noticed two ads per page on -...
Posted by Darren at 10:14 AM

September 29, 2004

Understanding Google AdSense

By S. Housley Google AdSense allows webmasters to dynamically serve content relevant advertisements on web pages. If the visitor clicks one of the AdSense ads served to the website, the website owner is credited for the referral. Google's AdSense program...
Posted by Darren at 07:29 PM

September 28, 2004

Nerve Endings Firing Away: Google Adsense makes sense

Nerve Endings Firing Away has a good review of Google Adsene, from a blogger's perspective. "It has been a month since I succumbed to the advertising devil in disguise. But in retrospective Google Adsense is indeed impressive and makes perfect...
Posted by Darren at 08:14 PM

Google AdSense � The text link ad with clout

Webmasters place advertisements on their site to (hopefully!) help their web site visitors find additional information and products that are relevant to their site�s theme and therefore what those visitors came to their website looking for. Of course, it also...
Posted by Darren at 04:56 PM

September 27, 2004

Google AdSense Review

Go4-Webmaster.com has a good review of the Adsense Program from Google. "Google AdSense is for someone who wants a complete solution. It might not fill all of your ad inventory (well, maybe, now that you can have up to 3...
Posted by Darren at 09:21 AM

September 26, 2004

Tips to Increase CTR on Google Adsense

Webmaster Articles has a good post about increasing your CTR (click through rate) on Adsense. They write some good posts - similar to some of what I've written in my Adsense for Bloggers Tips. Here is one that they write...
Posted by Darren at 08:31 PM

September 25, 2004

Getting Indexed Through Google AdSense

One of the theories that often goes around forums that discuss the use of Adsense is that site that use it get indexed faster and higher than sites that don't. The theory goes that if you use Adsense - Google...
Posted by Darren at 11:16 AM

September 24, 2004

Webmaster World - Free Advice for Bloggers on Profitable Blogging

Webmaster World is probably one of the best places that I can suggest you head over to if you're interested in developing a profitable blog. It is on my regular rounds of surfing for ideas and discussion about how...
Posted by Darren at 06:43 PM

September 23, 2004

Blogging for Dollars

Will blogging produce millionaires? Can blogging financially provide people with a full time earning capacity? Will we see more and more professional bloggers? Can and should blogs earn money? An increasing amount of people are writing about making money from...
Posted by Darren at 08:05 PM

Adsense Tips for Bloggers 8 - Miscellaneous Adsense Tips

This is part 8 (and the last) in a series of posts on increasing adsense revenue for bloggers. Also in this series is Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6 and Part 7. We have...
Posted by Darren at 07:51 PM

Adsense Tips for Bloggers 7 - Well Placed and Designed Ads

This is part 7 in a series of posts on increasing adsense revenue for bloggers. Also in this series is Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7 and Part 8. Revenue = high...
Posted by Darren at 07:50 PM

Adsense Tips for Bloggers 6 - Relevant Ads

This is part 6 in a series of posts on increasing adsense revenue for bloggers. Also in this series is Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7 and Part 8. Revenue = high...
Posted by Darren at 07:49 PM

Adsense Tips for Bloggers 5 - High Paying Ads

This is part 5 in a series of posts on maximising adsense revenue for bloggers. Also in this series is Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7 and Part 8. Adsense Revenue =...
Posted by Darren at 07:47 PM

Adsense Tips for Bloggers 4 - Increasing Traffic

This is part 4 in a series of posts on maximising adsense revenue for bloggers. Also in this series is Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7 and Part 8. I have argued...
Posted by Darren at 07:47 PM

Adsense Tips for Bloggers 3 - An Equation for Success

This is Part 3 in a series for Bloggers on how to use the Google Adsense Program. Also in this series is Part 1, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7 and Part 8. There are many...
Posted by Darren at 07:45 PM

Adsense Tips for Bloggers 2 - Is Your Blog Suitable for Adsense?

This is Part 2 in a series on using Adsense on your Blog - Also in this series is Part 1, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7 and Part 8. Is your blog suitable for Adsense?...
Posted by Darren at 07:43 PM

Adsense Tips for Bloggers 1

How do you make money from the Google Adsense Program? I have been asked this question so many times in the past few weeks that I thought I should write something on the topic. It seems increasingly bloggers want to...
Posted by Darren at 07:41 PM