Monday, June 30, 2008

As Of The End Of August 2008 - No More Referral Ads!

Just found this out today but Adsense is "retiring" their referral ads.

This means that if you have the adsense referral ads on your site that you should delete the code)s) for them because as of the end of August 2008, the referral ads will not display on your site(s).

Here is a link to the adsense blog that explains it more in detail:

Adsense Referral Ads Are Retiring

Monday, June 23, 2008

"Payment In Progress" - PIP, PIP HOORAY!

The "PIP" line is showing on my adsense account today! Yipeeeeeeeeee!

I should go buy some beer to celebrate!

It's always an agonizing wait waiting for that monthly adsense payment!

But I should be happy (and I am!

that the "payment in progress" line has finally showed up for June 2008 for my May 2008 adsense earnings!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Can't See The Adsense Ads On Your Site?

Adsense has said that the number 1 reason why an adsense publisher's ads do not appear on their site is because the publisher has copied and/or pasted the adsense ad codes wrong.

So many people seem to be having problems with having the adsense ads appear on their site or blog. While I haven't had a 100% success rate with adding the adsense coding to my own sites, it's usually just a matter of "tweaking" that lets me solve the problem.

Asking someone to "help" you with adding the adsense coding to your site isn't an impossible thing to do (I have done it for many a client) BUT but it is something that requires some detailed work!

Just on the off chance.......................

I checked my adsense account today (Sunday) just to see if my "payment in progress" line was showing. It was not!

Since I have been with Adsense for over a year now I have never seen the "PIP" line show on a Sunday - or Saturday for that matter!

So I'll just have to wait until Monday to see if my "payment in progress" line shows up for this month - June 2008!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

The Adsense Site Will Be Down For Maintenance Today

Here is an excerpt from the "Adsense Advisor"

There will be site maintenance this Saturday, June 21st, from 10 am - 3 pm PDT . That's a start time of 1pm (Saturday) in New York, 6pm (Saturday) in London, 10.30pm (Saturday) in New Delhi, and 3am (Sunday) in Sydney.

As you know, you will not be able to access your account during this maintenance, but your ad serving and reporting will not be affected.

As near I can estimate this means that the adsense site will be down for a total of 5 hours today!

Guess we will just have to grin and bear it.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

"If My Account Is Disabled What Happens To The Adsense Money That I Earned?"

If your adsense account gets disabled then the money in your account gets refunded back to the advertisers.

This is something that I just found out about as many people are posting that their adsense accounts are getting disabled.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

"I Can't Get The Adsense Ads To Show On My Site"

People are posting many, many times about how they can't get the adsense ads to show on their site. Here is one of my replies to this often posted problem:

Even though your post is more than a few days old hopefully you have found a solution by now but if not............

You have to copy and paste the ad codes into your site and if the ads are not showing then the #1 reason (adsense says) is because people are not copying and pasting the codes in right.

We don't know the html (or url) of your website and we don't know where you are pasting the code so we wouldn't know whether or not you are placing it in the wrong place and as a matter of fact we don't even know if you copied the ad code correctly?

It is not an easy question to answer especially if the person that needs help doesn't even provide a link to their site. It is as if they are expecting a magic to somehow reach into their computer and wave their magic wand so that the adsense ads "magically show up.

It ain't gonna happen that way!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Do you want to place odds on when the adsense payment will be coming this month?

June 2008 has the same layout as July 2007 and during July 2007 I received my "payment in progress" line on July 23rd which happened to have been a Monday.

So it will be interesting to see if a "PIP" line shows up on the 23rd of this month although similar comparisons haven't resulted in similar results.

6/16/08 Update! - I also did some further checking and found out that April 2007 has the same date format as this month, June 2008. On that month my "payment in progress" line showed up on April 24th, 2007 which was on a Tuesday.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

I'm trying a little "experiment" with placing higher-paying keyword content within the content of my (and my clients') blogs....

I thought I would try a little experiment after seeing that my adsense earnings were slightly down from what I want to average as far as CPM is concerned. Even though I wanted to try this little experiment I was pleasantly surprised to see that one of my cpm's was for over $1,000! I have to be honest and say that this happened BEFORE I decided to start my little experiment! It just goes to show you that you just don't know which keyword content on your site will generate a higher cpm!

So I'm experimenting with placing higher-paying keyword content within my (and my clients') blogs. So far it looks like it is working! My average has gone up quite a bit as compared to my last month's adsense earnings.

As far as higher-paying keyword content is concerned it is basically agreed that those words / content that have to do with financial things sometimes will bring in the highest CPM rates but that is not always the case!. You could have a site or blog about something that advertisers pay little for BUT you may include a word or content that triggers the higher paying advertisers.

You just NEVER know!

It's very hard trying to "precise" techniques for generating a higher adsense earnings rate - but I guess the fun (and the profits) come in the learning and by trial and error!

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Adsense Site Temporarily Down?

Well I went to get my daily Adsense "fix" and saw that the site is temporarily down!

I don't know how long the adsense site will be down today.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

I'm At The Halfway Mark!

I was writing down my adsense earnings for the year so far and it was a pleasant surprise to find out that I'm already at the half-way mark of earning at least the $100 minimum to get an adsense payment for the next month! And it's only June 4th!

That is one of the pleasantly surprising things about having Adsense. You don't know from day to day how much you have earned! Yesterday I was looking at my earnings and was slightly disappointed because my earnings were lower than average and the next thing I know my adsense earnings had tripled in the span of about 3 hours!

I really can't account for how that happened other than my experimenting with higher-paying keywords that I have been putting into the content of my sites.

So far I LOVE the results!