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Are you using Google Adsense on your blogs or websites yet to make some extra money online? Well, the good news is that Google has launched Google Adsense for RSS Feeds. If you log in to your Google Adsense account and look under the Adsense setup tab, you will see the option to set up Adsense for Feeds. It looks like Google has finally decided to capitalize on their acquisition of FeedBurner. If you would like to find out more about what Google Adsense and FeedBurner are about, then click on the links.
You will need to be signed up to both Google Adsense and Feedburner to participate in Adsense for Feeds. Adsense for Feeds allows Google to send ads to your RSS Feed, provided that FeedBurner powers your feed. FeedBurner has its own ad network, which does not do a very good job of delivering ads. That is why Google has come into the picture to provide a better Ad network for the FeedBurner network.
Migration of FeedBurner to Google FeedBurner
If you want Adsense for Feeds to work with your feed, then you will have to migrate your FeedBurner account across to Google FeedBurner. This process will migrate all your feeds and account information from to Google. You will need to email Google support at with the following information:

  • Your FeedBurner account username;
  • The Google account email address you use to sign in to Google Adsense
Once you have emailed the required information above, Google will migrate your account and will contact you with specific instructions to follow once the migration is complete.
If you would like to see how it works, subscribe to my Feed and then Signup to a Feed Reader (that’s if you don’t have one already). A good Feed Reader is Google Reader. Another great opportunity to make money from Feeds.

There is no question that you can make some good money with Google AdSense, but you’re setting yourself up for disaster if you make any of these Top 10 mistakes!

1. Do not use fake information when opening your Google AdSense account.

Google says that’s a no-no and they will cut your account off and keep all the money you may have earned. Besides, trying to hide your true identity can cause serious problems with the I.R.S. or whoever your tax authority is.

2. Do not hack or modify Google AdSense code other than to change the parameters that Google authorizes you to change.

Any attempt to bypass Google’s built-in algorithms not only poses a danger to the integrity of the network, but it threatens the financial modle that Google operates under. You’re not dealing with some Mom-and-Pop company here, and Google has the legal muscle and deep enough pockets to drag you through every court in the land if you damage their business with your hacking antics.

3. Keep AdSense ads off of your registration, confirmation, and all "thank you" pages.

Don’t ask me why you can’t put your ads there. It makes sense to me that those would be wonderful locations. Google thinks otherwise, however, and doing so is a hanging offense according to their Terms of Service.

4. Do not display AdSense ads and a competitor's ads (like Overture's) on the same page at the same time.

That just makes plain good sense. Google doesn’t demand 100% SITE loyalty from you, but they do insist that their own ads not be cluttered up by offerings from their competitors.

5. Don't "beg for clicks" or provide any incentive for clicking on your Google AdSense ads.

This is a biggie and you see this rule violated all the time. Any of the “get paid to do stuff” sites that put Google ads in the member’s control panels are walking the plank and they don’t even realize it. Even those sites with the polite little messages asking you to “help keep my site running by clicking on our sponsor’s ads” are asking to be cut off if those happen to be Google ads.

6. Never click on the ads running on your own site, even if you are genuinely interested in the product or service and are thinking of buying it!

Nothing screams FRAUD louder than a webmaster running up his or her own click counts by happily clicking on ads fromtheir own site. The Google Gods can track this activity and it won’t be long until you find yourself getting a goodbye note from their fraud team.

7. No misleading labeling

Google is very specific about what text can be placed around their ads. Their Terms of Service state: “Publishers may not label the ads with text other than ‘sponsored links’ or ‘advertisements.’ This includes any text directly above our ads that could be confused with, or attempt to be associated with Google ads.”

This is to keep visitors from becoming confused and barking up Google’s tree when they clicked on an ad that led to a porn site instead of the recipe site they were expecting to visit.

8. Avoid keyword spamming and other divisive tricks

You may be tempted to buy one of those “generates thousands of key-word rich pages in seconds” programs that are so popular these days but I’ll tell you this: Their days are numbered. Google is wise to such shenanigans and they will be hot on your trail. Other prohibited gimmicks include:

• ”Sneaky” page redirects that send a visitor off to a different site then they were expecting to visit.

• Multiple sites, domains, pages, etc. which have substantially duplicate content.

• Hidden text or links of any type.

• Excessive outbound links on any page. Google recommends no more than 100. I’d keep it way below that.

• And here is a nugget of wisdom straight from Google’s mouth: “Do not participate in link schemes designed to increase your site's ranking or PageRank. In particular, avoid links to web spammers or "bad neighborhoods" on the web as your website may be affected adversely by those links.

9. Don’t advertise anything on Google’s prohibited items list.

It’s a lot shorter lists than PayPal’s or eBay’s, but it includes a lot of the same stuff like hacking/cracking content, porn, illegal drugs, gambling sites, beer or hard alcohol (I guess wine is OK), weapons, and the other usual stuff.

10. And the 10th dumbest thing NOT to do with Google AdSense is to let the other nine things stop you from running an honest site that’s designed to make the most out of this very profitable opportunity that Google offers!

credit: Diane Nassy

AdSense for feeds allows web publishers to earn by placing targeted Google ads in their feeds. AdSense for feeds works the way the rest of the AdSense program works: by delivering ads that are relevant to your content and your readers.

Like other AdSense ads, feed ads can be paid in two ways: by click, or by impression. Feed ads can also be targeted in two ways.

* contextually targeted to the content in your feed
* targeted by advertisers to your specific feed when you set up an ad placement

You can control the frequency, appearance, and positioning of Google ads in your feeds. The ad size is automatically determined based on where your feed is appearing.

Soure: Google Adsense

Today I’ll be posting a step by step guy on how to add Inline AdSense code to the middle of your blog posts. Not only AdSense, but you can use this for Yahoo! Publisher Network ads, Bidvertiser and etc. We’ll be going through all the details and utilizing a plugin, and a simple theme hack to complete the trick which will add AdSense block within all your blog posts, published already and to be be published.

But, first of all, why would you want to add inline AdSense Code? Because that improves your AdSense Ad block visibility. You blog post will wrap around the Inline AdSense slot, so that’ll make sure a good number of your visitors reading the post will ultimately see the Ad - instantly boosting your AdSense CTR…

Ready? Here we go… We will insert a blog of AdSense code to everyone of your posts, making the post wrap around the block, to the top left corner. (I’ll show you how to customize this later in the post)

he Method - Adding AdSense code

1. Copy your AdSense code and keep it in the clipboard.

2. Open your wordpress/” class=”kblinker” target=”_blank” title=”More about Wordpress »”>wordpress »”>wordpress theme editor and open the Single Post Template (single.php) or whichever the template file for your Single Posts. (We’ll add AdSense only to the individual posts)

3. Then find the line of code which says:

4. Got it? Awesome! Now, right before this code, insert a new line and type out the following coding. Replace with your AdSense code. (A screen shot is given below)

5. Update your theme changes! And you’re done with adding the AdSense code.

Now, you must be able to see an AdSense code being placed Inline with all your posts to the top left corner.

How to customize the position?

Simple. First, you must understand a few things.

One, the php code you hunted down: “” - resembles the function which will call your blog posts’ text. Not the header, just the text and the body content i.e. Images and etc. So, if you insert the AdSense code after this line, unlike the previous example, you should see the AdSense block after each post.

Two, in the Div Container code: “

” - “float: left;” means that you’d align the AdSense block to the left of the post. To make it align to the opposite end, just replace it with “float: right;”.

Written by : RockFuse

AdSense Myths & Cures

Posted by bonoriau | 07:21

If you run adsense on your blog or website you have probably read about how to increase your income almost overnight. Many of these ideas might seem ridiculous at first, but then you go ahead and try them anyway to see if you can stretch your visitors for that extra dollar.

For your convenience, I have created a list of the common suggestions given to those who want to increase their income and stated why or why they aren’t a myth. I have also listed the “Ugliness factor” which shows on a 0-10 scale how much the “cure” will effect your pages look and feel for the worst.

Block MFA ads from your website
Myth or Cure: Myth.
AdSense detects the highest paying ads for each webpage. If an MFA is appearing on your site it is because it is the highest bidder. Blocking the MFA will only result in lower earnings overall.
Ugliness factor: 0

Look for low paying pages and remove AdSense
Myth or Cure: Cure.
If a page on your website consistently receives low paying ads while the rest of your site receives higher paying ads, it is possible that this page is bringing your other pages down. However, if this page has high traffic compared to your other pages, your earnings will be less without it. So choose wisely.
Ugliness factor: 0

Use the heatmap to place your ads
Myth or Cure: Cure.
Heatmaps are different for every website, but the general line of sight when coming to a new page is from top left to the middle and slowly to the right. If you place an ad in a ‘red’ spot you will earn more. To find out your own sites heatmap, check out CrazyEgg or you can look at a general heatmap for a quick reference. The ugliness factor depends on where, what, and how many.
Ugliness factor: 5

Place the most visible ad highest in your HTML file
Myth or Cure: Cure.
AdSense places the highest paying ad at the top of the highest ad within your HTML file. If you must, use CSS to make sure the highest paying ad is also the most visible.
Ugliness factor: 0

Use adlinks under your header
Myth or Cure: Cure.
The header is a high traffic area when it comes to the heatmap. So why not place an ad directly where the visitor will look? Adlinks are less intrusive because they are smaller but still ugly, especially in the middle of a layout.
Ugliness factor: 9

Blend the ads
Myth or Cure: Cure.
As long as you don’t create your entire website to look exactly like the ad (including the font-family and font-size) this should increase your earnings.
Ugliness factor: 2

Use complimentary colors for the ads
Myth or Cure: Cure.
Like blending ads, this will not kill the look and feel of your website. Using complimentary colors will give your visitors more of a hint that they are looking at an ad as opposed to just blending–which may or may not be better than blending the ad.
Ugliness factor: 2

Use obscure colors for the ads
Myth or Cure: Myth.
Using obscure colors compared to your layout is never the way to go. It is not only ugly, but will annoy your visitors so much they won’t return.
Ugliness factor: 10

Turn on image ads
Myth or Cure: Cure.
Choosing “Text and image ads” will give Google a wider range of ads to choose from when displaying the best performing ad. The downside? Not all websites want to show images.
Ugliness factor: 5

Use medium and large rectangles
Myth or Cure: Cure.
Medium and large rectangles have the largest inventory because they not only include image ads, but also video ads. They are also the easiest to see and generally look the best within content.
Ugliness factor: 2

Review products
Myth or Cure: Cure.
When it comes to getting money, reviews are the best way to get it (besides selling the product yourself). By reviewing a specific product you entice visitors to buy–offer them ads and they will click. Although, you might be better off placing an affiliate ad for the product instead of using AdSense.
Ugliness factor: 0

Place more ads on each page
Myth or Cure: Myth & Cure.
It depends on how many you are showing and how much content the page has. AdSense places the highest paying ads on the highest ad within your HTML source file. This means that the more ads you place the more low paying ads there will be, which will take away clicks from the other higher paying ones. So be sure not to place too many.
Ugliness factor: 5

Place less ads on each page
Myth or Cure: Myth & Cure.
It depends on how many ads you are showing. With less ads you will know visitors are clicking on the highest paying ad possible. However, the less ads the less visibility they get, meaning less clicks. This could go either way.
Ugliness factor: 0

Remove low performing pages
Myth or Cure: Cure.
Low performing pages (as in low CPM and low earnings overall) can hurt you with smart pricing. By removing low performing pages, the higher performing ones will most likely earn more.
Ugliness factor: 0

Place an ad block below content pages
Myth or Cure: Cure.
If you have plenty of content adding an ad block below it may improve your earnings. This is because someone who reads an entire article is more likely to be persuaded and willing to click and buy.
Ugliness factor: 4

Use h1s, h2s, title tags
Myth or Cure: Cure.
Using header tags and the title tag will increase earnings. Not only will this give you more visitors through search engines, but it will also tell Google more coherently what your page is about so they can show more relevant ads.
Ugliness factor: 0

Articel written by : impNERD

Adsense Tool

Posted by bonoriau | 22:42

If you are anything like me you probably check your Google Adsense earnings page 20 times a day. I got sick of having to going to the Adsense page, logging in just to look for 2 seconds.

So i did some searching and found these handy little tools for checking your Adsense earnings. One is a desktop application and the other is an addon for Firefox.

Please Note: i cannot validate the security of these, so please take the usual precautions.

The first is a free tool called SynSense which is more of an AdSense monitoring tool. This sits in the tray and offers actualized AdSense stats as you hover your mouse over its icon. It’s a very nice tool for those which like to be informed on how their AdSense is doing at all times of the day. Once setup and running just right click on the icon in your tray, click accounts and your Adsense earnings page will be displayed.

Download SynSense here

If, however, you’re browsing content most of the time, and your tool of choice is the Firefox Internet browser, there’s an extension for this program that allows you to view the stats in your status bar.

Adsense Notifier displays your Adsense earnings on your Firefox status bar. It allows you to easily see your earnings at a glance instead of logging into the Adsense website multiple times a day. Again, this software is aware of Google’s 15 minute rule and enforces its usage, 15 minutes being the minimum time between updates.

The Google AdSense notifier for Firefox can be obtained from here.

Hopefully these tools will help with your Adsense addiction.

In this series I’m examining tactics that can be used to increase AdSense earnings immediately. Read the introduction to this series here.

Today I want to talk about positioning your AdSense ads - something that has a very significant impact upon the amount of money that they are able to earn.

I learned this lesson after I’d been using AdSense for some time - I often wish I’d discovered it earlier - because not thinking it through earlier cost me a significant amount of money!

My Story of Learning about AdSense Positioning

I remember clearly the time that my AdSense earnings almost doubled over night through me simply moving them from one part of my blog to another.

Up until the point where I made this discovery my AdSense ads had been largely in a banner position on my blog. I don’t remember my exact reasoning for putting it there but it was probably because that’s where I saw all the big sites doing. My blog’s post pages looked like the diagram to the right.

Ad-Positioning 1.jpg

Performance with this positioning was OK - but then again, I didn’t know any different so while I was earning enough on my blog at this point to make a day or two a week of earnings I was blissfully unaware of the potential that my blog had to take me a step closer to going full time as a blogger.

I’m not sure of why I decided to experiment with my ad positioning but after a while of positioning my AdSense ads this way I decided to have a ‘play’ with other positions. I began to think about where on my page my readers would give their full attention and decided at the top left hand side of the content area would probably be the most logical position for people to look at a web page (as that’s where they start reading). This was at a time before AdSense brought out their ‘heatmap’ which confirmed that this was a wise move.

So late one afternoon I decided to move my ad unit from the banner position to this spot at the top left hand side of my post area.

My ads now looked like the diagram to the left.

Ad-Positioning 2.jpg

I was actually a little nervous about making this move. What if my earnings went down and I started going backwards?

I decided to give the new position a couple of days testing. I could afford to lose earnings for two days but if they didn’t at least match the previous positioning I’d switch it back.

That night just before I went to bed I decided to log into AdSense to see what the results were like after a few hours.

Imagine my surprise when I saw my CTR 40%!

40% more readers were clicking my ads and this was obviously already impacting my overall earnings!

I didn’t sleep too well that night as I realized the power of what I’d discovered. I could potentially see a 40% increase in my earnings with a simple move of my ads.

The next morning I awoke earlier and logged into AdSense and found that the CTR was now up by just under 50%.

That day I’d increased my earnings enough to dedicate at least another day a week to blogging by simply changing the position of an ad unit!

Tips on Ad Positioning

general_sm_en.jpgAd positioning is vitally important to the performance of ad units like AdSense.

In general - the positions that are ‘hot’ can be seen on the heatmap to the right (this is the official AdSense heatmap which they put together from their own research and observations of where ads work best. You can see how anywhere at the top of content can work best (the brightest orange area) but that in general above the fold and to the left seems to be the ‘hotter areas’.

This does vary from blog to blog and there are some specific spots that work best on blogs (I’ll show them below). The key is to try different things and to find what works best on your blog.

Further Reading on Ad Positioning:

Next week I’ll continue this series of tips for increasing your AdSense earnings overnight with the continuation of my own story of learning to use AdSense and some more tactics that took my earnings to even higher levels!

Note : Articel from problogger

Are you one of those millions of people who are struggling just to earn a few dollars on Google AdSense? Do you want to know some simple yet effective tips on how you can maximize your AdSense earnings? Then read on. Below are 6 tips which will explode your AdSense earnings instantly.

1. Blending the Ads with Your Website

This is probably the most important tip when putting your google ads on your website. You must blend in your ads with your website. So if you have a white background for your website, use white background for your google ads. You need to steer away from using the standard formats, as they result in a low number of clicks. If you do that, you will find your click through rate jump instantly. This is due to the fact that you will make the visitors think that your ads are part of your content, and don't seem to look like ads, so they will most likely to click on the ads.

2. Use the full quota of your ads.

It's as simple as that. Use the full quota of your ads. Put as much ads on your website as you can, without breaking Google's terms.

3. Put your ads near the top of the page

Put your ads near the top of the page. Why? So that when people come to your site, they will be able to see the ads. Not all of them will be willing to scroll down to the bottom of the page. Also, put your ads on the left hand side, rather on the right hand side, because we read from left to right. Simple? Yes, it's that simple.

4. Use Text Links Ads, they generate a higher income.

I don't know why, but somehow, text links ads, especially the horizontal ones, generate a very high click through rate and revenue. I have experimented on many sites and text links ads usually perform very well.

5. Read Newspapers.

Newspaper? You may be wondering how newspapers relate to AdSense, but in fact, newspaper is the best place to learn ad positioning. Just by copying the ad positioning of newspaper, you will realise that your AdSense revenue will dramatically jump.

6. My Adsense Revenue almost tripled when I applied this technique

What is it? It is very simple. Put pictures on top or very close to your ads. By doing that, you will attract more attention and people will be more likely to click on your ads. However, please do be careful that you don't get random pictures off Google, as many pictures are protected by copyright laws. Please use only pictures that are royalty free.

While many people may tell you that they knew these tips long time ago, you will realize that only 0.1% of the people apply these techniques to their website.

Written by Stanley Tang is an online business man!

We always hear that Google has a sophisticated system to detect the invalid clicks, and result in termination of the cheaters' account. But, how can Google do that? In this post, I summarize those ways that Google depends on to detect whether the clicks on your site are invalid or not. Google will not first ban your account immediately. Rather, they will first flag your account and Google will keep a closer eye to your account. In some occasion, they may send you a warning letter to notify your situation; but sometimes not.

1. IP Address

It is the easist and must be recognized by everyone. If those clicks on your ads are originated from the same IP Address as the one used for accessing your AdSense account, your account is flagged.

2. Click Through Rate (CTR)

Normally, Click thru Rate should not excees 10%. Otherwise, Google will flag your account. For your information, normal CTR should ranges from 0.5% - 10%.

3. Physical Location

Google has good tracing software and technology.They can trace traffics origin down to the small town. So, using different computers with different IP address does not secure anything. So, don't try to click your ads in various internet cafes. That will kill you.

4. Cookies

Most home users do not use static IP Address for Internet connection. In most cases just disconnect and reconnect will give you a new IP Address. But don't forget, Google has set cookies on your computer. They can trace these cookies and see whether they originate from the same computer.

5. Click Pattern 1

It is also suspicious when people click on their clicks and then run away immediately (hit-and-run). But normally, people will surf for a while inside your pages and then click on the ads they want.

6. Click Pattern 2

why this computer / IP address / person is so trigger-click-happy on this particular website but never click on the ads on other sites?

7. Click Pattern 3

And why is it that people accessing these sites direct (type-in URL or from bookmark) tend to be very active ad-clickers compared with those referred from search engine or other sites?

8.Other Google Services

Apart from Google Adsense, Google also provide a series of services to us. Don't just think that it is safe if you do not log in your adsense account and click on your ads. What other Google services do they provide to us? Here are some: Gmail (most poeple are using it), Google Earth, Google Calendar, Google Search, Google Toolbar, Google Talk, Google Sitemap, Google Desktop, Blogger, or even Youtube (coz Google has just recently acquired it).

10. Search Engine Ranking
Your website is not indexed on any search engine, not linked by any prominent website, but get consistently high traffic? How come people can access your website and click your ads? That will make Google to smell a rat.

11. Webpage design
How about the "Please click a link below" or "donate us by clicking the ads"? These kinds of encouragement is not in line with Google's TOS. Google can use their winning search engine, or even human eyes to check your sites from time to time.

12. Advertisers conversion rate

Ad click is one thing. But does it bring value to the advertisers? If none of the clicks on your site translate to conversion to the advertiser, you are in trouble. First the Smart-Pricing hits, then your AdSense account disabled.

Are you currently displaying a referral unit for AdSense on your website? Then read on, because there are some upcoming changes to the referral program that you should be aware of. But first let me clarify that only referral units promoting AdSense will be affected by this change; referrals to other products and services remain unaffected at this time. This change to referrals promoting AdSense will differ depending on your location, regardless of where your users are located.

- If you're in North America, Latin America, or Japan, the pricing structure for AdSense referrals is changing.

About a year ago, as an experiment, Google has changed the pricing structure for AdSense referrals so that when a user you referred to the program earned $5 within 180 days of sign-up, you would also earn $5. When that publisher earned $100 within 180 days and removed all payment holds, you'd receive $250. Now there is no more result like that and soon no longer be offering the $5 bonus or $2000 bonus, and the payout for referring a user who generates $100 with AdSense in the first 180 days will return to $100.

These pricing changes will take place during the last week of January. A referred user who reaches $100 within 180 days of signing up and who removes all payments holds before the change occurs will generate earnings of $250 for the referring publisher. Any referred user who meets this conversion criteria after the change occurs will only generate $100 in earnings for the referring publisher. In addition, the $5 bonus will be removed at that time. Please note that the date a user was referred will only affect where the 180-day window is set but not necessarily the payout the referring publisher receives. For example, it's possible that a user referred in early January will meet the conversion criteria before a user referred in early November, and so the resulting payout may differ.

- If you're outside of North America, Latin America, and Japan, AdSense referrals will be retired.

For publishers not located in any of the three regions detailed above, Google will be retiring referrals promoting AdSense. They found that this referral product has not performed as well as they had hoped in these regions. Again, please keep in mind that you can still generate referrals for the other products listed under the 'Referrals' section of your AdSense Setup tab.

Soon, you'll no longer see the option to create a referral button for AdSense in your account, although existing buttons will display as normal. This specific referral type will then be retired during the last week of January - any users who meet the conversion criteria (reaching $100 in earnings within 180 days of sign-up and removing all payment holds) before the change will generate earnings of $250 for the referring publishers. Any conversions which occur after this change is made will not be recorded in your account. You may wish to begin replacing any existing referrals promoting AdSense with referrals for another product or an AdSense for content unit.

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