Sunday, September 6, 2009

FAQs About This Blog


WHY DID YOU MAKE THIS BLOG?
A. Mostly because in the AdSense forums (where I answer questions) we see the same questions over and over again and I got tired of typing out the same answers over and over...especially when they require more than one or two lines (as you can already tell, I can be a little long-winded).

I started the blog so I could type out long answers here, and then just link a person to the appropriate post from the AdSense forums.

HOW MUCH DOES ADSENSE OR GOOGLE PAY YOU?

A. Pay me? They don't pay me. Not anything. At least not for answering questions or posting answers in the help forum. That's volunteer work. Either you like to help out or you don't.

There's no payment, no favours, no protection from being disabled for helping out on the forums. My account and sites get the same scrutiny as everyone else's, and could be disabled at any time if I didn't follow policy.

YOU DON'T HAVE ANY ADS ON THIS BLOG? WHY NOT, AND WHERE CAN I SEE YOUR SITES WITH ADS?

A. No, there's no ads on this blog...for a reason. I need to link this blog to the forums sometimes. I couldn't do that if there were AdSense ads on it - that would be considered unfairly promoting my own blog and sending people there to earn clicks.

Secondly, my own opinion is that a blog about AdSense is difficult to maintain when it contains AdSense ads. For this blog to be any use I need to be able write things (answers) in it without worry about whether it meets policy or not. This blog is meant to be informational, it's not meant to earn money...at least not from AdSense. Someday in the future it might be useful to place other advertisers or affiliates on, but if I do decide it's ever ready for that, I probably won't be using AdSense.

Where can you see my ads? Um, that's not something I'm willing to post for the world to see. People who help in the forums often get more than their fair share of click-bombers, harrassment, and stalkers (cyber types) because of the answers they sometimes have to give.

But for those who think because there's no ads here I don't use AdSense, the answer is I do use it, but not on all my sites. Only on those I feel are suitable for AdSense.

WHY DO YOU HAVE THOSE WEIRD CARTOON PEOPLE?

A. Ah. Well, AdSense is a serious business for some people, and their problems or frustrations sometimes seem insurmountable, so the stick people keep the blog on a lighter note, while still allowing me to provide useful information.

They were created for my grandchildren as t-shirt designs, hence the childlike art.

HOW DO I GET TO BE AN ADSENSE PRO?

A. Why are you asking me? I don't work for AdSense or Google. AdSense Pros are employed by Google. That really has nothing to do with my blog.

HOW COME YOU'RE SO MEAN?

A. How does one answer that?

HOW DO YOU FIND ALL THE ANSWERS?

A. The answers to what? I don't know all the answers...like the meaning of life (still looking).

In fact I don't know all the answers to every question, but I do know how to use the Google search function, and I know how to perform research. That's pretty much all it takes to find a lot of the answers people ask questions to.

Some I know from experience. Others, I look for.

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