This morning when I logged into my AdSense account, I instantly noticed a new product category just below the referrals earning report, called AdSense For Feeds.
With AdSense for feeds you can run AdSense in your feeds just like you do on your blog/website, with almost as much control over the appearance and position of ads as you are used to having in AdSense for content.
But to use AdSense for feeds, you need to migrate you Feedburner account to your Google account, which is currently a manual process. That is, you have to email Google at firstname.lastname@example.org and provide following info with the request to migrate your account:
Head over to Google help center for more info.
I can see those huge blogs with many thousands of subscribers making even more money with AdSense for feeds.
And hey, I’ve never placed AdSense on Blogging Bits, but I’m considering giving AdSense for feeds a try as it seems less annoying compared to on-site ads. What do you think?
This is a guest post by Shivanand Sharma. He is a full time blogger and a renowned Web Developer. Check out his web technology blog for more of his excellent tips.
AdSense is the choice of many when it comes to monetisation. It’s used by starters and pros alike. While there’s a lot written about it on the net and offline, I’m here today to share a few of my tried and tested tips and help you make the most of your ad space. Since this information comes right off my several years of experience as a professional blogger and web-developer, it would be fair to say that these are the lesser known tips of the trade.
First a little background. Many of us would already be familiar with the Adsense heatmap. It is basically a schematic of the regions of a web page most likely to receive visitor clicks. Essentially, these are the regions which are better suited for placing the ads on a site. So take a good look at the figure and keep it handy for the rest of this article.
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In my previous post I asked everyone if they made money blogging, and not surprisingly, majority of commenters replied in the negative.
The reason why many, or should I say most, people don’t make money from blogs is that most of the easy ways to effectively make money from blogging are considered somewhat bad, unethical, user-unfriendly and so on.
So bloggers who have worked hard to build a community around their blog, stay well away from money making practices that may harm their reputation and put off their readers. They happily choose the community over money.
I, too, fall in the same category of bloggers. I could run AdSense and plethora of other types of ads to monetize my blog, but I consider this to be bad from user experience perspective as well as an ineffective monetization strategy.
Ineffective? Sure, in my case, my readership consists mainly of bloggers and web masters who are pretty tech savvy and immune to advertisements. They either ignore the ads, or are turned off by them because they come here for information, not to see ads, especially when they can tell an ad from the real content.
So if you are one of the bloggers who don’t make money blogging, here’s good news for you. You don’t have to monetize your current established blog with evil ads to make money. There are other ways to make money from blogs. Some of these are really tough ones. For example, creating a product and selling it on your blog, or using your blog to promote your expertise a.k.a services.
The good news is that you don’t have to use any of the above methods to make money from blogs. Instead, take a look at the following ways.
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I was messing with my AdSense account settings and just discovered that AdSense has finally added a third payment option! Now you can get your payments through Western Union Quick Cash.
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After adding “Allowed Sites” feature a few days ago and rolling it back, Google AdSense has put the “Allowed sites” feature back under AdSense Setup tab. With Allowed Sites feature, you can specify which sites should be allowed to display AdSense ads with your publisher ID.
If you have been to webmaster forums, you have probably seen those threads where an AdSense publisher is calling for help because he got his AdSense account banned for no apparent reason. Google’s wrath sure brings tears to even the toughest of webmasters.
Excessive clicking and displaying of ads on suspicious sites is generally what gets many publishers banned. So, Google has decided to take a step towards putting a stop to malicious webmasters getting legitimate publishers in trouble.
To allow only your sites to display AdSense ads, log in to your AdSense account, click on AdSense setup tab, select the ‘Only allow certain sites to display ads for my account‘ option, and enter the allowed domain URLs without WWW. Remember, if you forget to include certain URL that you want to allow, it will still display the ads, but impressions and clicks won’t make you a dime. So, be careful.