Sunday, August 31, 2008

I'm Going Through The Arduous Task Of Removing My Adsense Referral Ads!

If you don't know it by now, Adsense is getting rid of their referral ads. You can read more about that by clicking here.

I kept the referral ads on until the last minute but since this is the last week of August 2008, I'm starting to remove them because any adsense referral ads will now just be seen as a blank space!

I have a lot of blogs to go through - including those of my clients - until I get to them all!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

PIP For August 2008 Has Shown Up!

Here is my "Payment In Progress" line for August 2008!

Now it is time to Partayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!

If you would like to follow the "payment in progress" discussion, just click here.

Monday, August 25, 2008

There Has Been A Payment In Progress Sighting For August 2008!

As of now 2 people have posted about getting their "PIP" line on their adsense account. So far both of these people receive their adsense payment by check.

Unfortunately we don't know where these people are located so we can't track the payment process progress.

But the good news is that a "payment in progress" has been reported so it won't be long before we all get it!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Satuday, August 23rd, 2008 - The Adsense Site Will Be Down For Maintenance!

From the Adsense Advisor:

There will be maintenance this Saturday, August 23rd, from 10 am - 2 pm PDT. As you will know by now, this is a start time of 1pm in New York, 6pm in London, 10.30pm in New Delhi, and 3am (Sunday) in Sydney.

While you will not be able to access your account during the maintenance, your ad serving and reporting will be unaffected.

Update - As of 7:30pm EST the site is still down!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Does my site have to have a certain ammount of hits to qualify for Adsense?

There are no traffic requirements or restrictions.

Here is a quote from Adsense:

Google AdSense and AdSense for search is open to website publishers of all sizes. Please read our program policies to ensure that your content fits in to our guidelines.

To read more about Adsense's policy regarding this just click here.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

What is Smartpricing?

Let's say that two sites run the same ad. The site where the ad is generating less clicks can be subjected to smartpricing. That means that the advertiser pays less on the site with the lesser performing ad than they would on the other site which is generating more clicks.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

$1 (Or More) Per Click?

Yes it is possible to get $1 (or more) per click!

I was checking my adsense numbers today and saw that 2 clicks had generated over $3! Estimated that meant that those 2 clicks were worth at least $1.50 per click! The cpm was over $1000! - so that must be the reason why!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

I Made It To The $100 Minimum!

As of this afternoon I made it just passed the minimum $100 amount needed to be able to get an adsense payment for next month!

Since this is still August 12th, I still have the rest of the month to go to earn more adsense money!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Are Your Adsense Ads Relevent To The Content Of Your Site? Or Not?

A lot of people have been posting lately about the ads that are appearing on their site(s) not being relevent to the content on their site(s).

Here is a link to an Adsense site that provides more helpful information (and tips) to help make your adsense ads more relevent.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Adsense Down For Maintenance Today

"There will be site maintenance this Saturday, August 9th, from 10 am - 2 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 per usual, you will not be able to access your account during the maintenance, but your ad serving and reporting will not be affected.

source The Adsense Advisor