I am an Indian and I used my permanent home address in Google Adsense account information. There used to be no issue when Google used to send Adsense check in regular mail delivery. But nowadays Adsense check is sent to all over India by Blue Dart and last time it didn’t even reach to my home town and they redirected it back. Anyways I was not there and my parents didn’t get any delivery sent to my name. So I had to request for reissue of that Adsense check. My mandatory 60 days waiting period just got ended few days back. But it took quite a while for me to search and find out the correct link where I can request for reissue of my Adsense check. You can’t do it from within your Google Adsense account and most of the pages that I got from Google search will point you to invalid Adsense support link saying:
Now Adsense ads are going to get social!From early October Google will be showing +1 button on Adsense display ads.According to Google, it will help in determining an ad’s relevance. Suppose if you see your friend has already clicked +1 button for that ad, you are most likely to check it anyway. And as an Adsense publisher it can increase you click-through rate too. Google is likely to even show the friend’s face who +1′ed it. This feature will be turned on by default and it will start showing +1 button on Google Adsense ads. And if you want to disable it, you have to go to your Adsense account. Personally, I don’t like this too much social stuffs. So I will keep it turned off. But I might try it soon enough if I see it really increases the click-through rate for others. I don’t want to earn less money where I can after all
Many of you have argued over time how to put an Adsense ad block on your iFrame page and still not violate Google Adsense Policy. Previously there was no explicit mention of iFrame in Google Adsense Policy. So many publishers tried to put some content on their iFrames and add Adsense ad block because the main condition was that you can only add Adsense code in a page if it has some content. But if you are still following this trick you might soon get into trouble. Do you know Google made a Policy change in last May and it has a major change? Now Google has mentioned explicitly in Adsense Policies that you cannot put Adsense ads in any iFrame:
I have seen many adult blogs using Adsense ads on their sites. Most of them don’t care whether it is legal or illegal. Recently one of my friends asked me if it would be a good idea to start an adult blog. No doubt, it would get popular sooner & with lesser efforts than ordinary blogs & then he can add Adsense ads to earn revenue. I told him that Adsense doesn’t allow adult content. He pointed me that many blogs with mature content are using Adsense & he was too lazy to find the words from Google Adsense TOS. So, for those idle guys like my friend, here is what Adsense has to say about putting any kind of adult content with Adsense ads:
Category filtering feature has been extended to public beta in many English speaking countries including Australia, Canada, USA, Ireland, UK, and India. If you haven’t heard of this feature, let me give you a quick note. It gives you the ability to block ads that fall under some specific categories. You can see a list of categories & can block ads up to 5 categories. The categories are usual, as you see in some online directories like Religion, Get Reach Quick, Dating etc.
Google Adsense has introduced a feature to change font size in your ad disply units. Current default is small. You can change the size to medium or large. To change it for all the ad units go to My Account> Account Settings> Ad Display Preference. Or if you want to change it for an individual account, go to Manage Ads under Adsense Setup.
Google Adsense has added an image ad at the bottom of the Link Unit page. As you know when a user clicks a link in the Link Unit he is shown a full page of related ads. That page will have an image ad at the bottom from now on. This image ad will also be contextually targeted. If Google doesn’t find a suitable image ad on the same topic, it will show only the original text ads. So there is no chance of the link page looking bad with some extra blank space or irrelevant PSA. Advertisers can bid on the image ads on CPM or CPC basis meaning extra revenue for you. Have a look at the below screenshot to get a feel how it looks:
Today I received an email from Adsense about their new feature interest-based advertising. It sounds pretty cool. They are trying to serve ads on the basis of user interest. But how are they going to track individual interest? They will drop a cookie on the user’s browser when he clicks or views an Adsense ad in a site. This cookie will track his visits to that site & other sites. So it will know the trend of user & figure out a corresponding category to show ads that may interest the user. It’s pretty simple. you don’t have to change your ad code or account settings or anything. I am looking forward to it.
Google has launched Adsense for Mobile Search Beta few days ago. Mobile network operators & mobile website owners can easily embed this google search box in their mobile portals or sites & share the revenue generated by these searches.
Amazon has recently launched Blogs Widget. It can be used to show recent posts of any 8 blogs that write about stuffs that Amazon sells. You can choose your niche & embed the widget in your own site or blog using few lines of code. If you are a Amazon Associate you can earn referral fees when someone clicks on a link in the widget & consequently buys a product. The widget is quite flexible & you can choose different layouts & sizes.