Wednesday, November 7, 2018

New Requirements for Adding a Site to AdSense

Have all you publishers out there been following the Inside AdSense blog? No? Then you should be. That's where you find news for all the new changes that have been happening in AdSense.

In the last few months, there have been questions in the help forum about AdSense asking for non-host publishers to submit their additional websites for approval. Back when I first saw these questions, there was no available help information, and nothing in my own account to indicate that AdSense "suddenly" wanted to verify any new site we added. Non-host publishers used to be able to add their new sites to their account, verify them, and place ads on them without getting secondary approval for the site.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Making a Business for AdSense

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How do you make a business for AdSense?  Ah, that is the question, isn't it? The fact is, you don't make a business FOR AdSense. Or even a business whose sole purpose is to use with Adsense.  Trying to create a business just so you can use AdSense is the wrong way to build a business.

After all, when you consider what a business really is, AdSense shouldn't come into it at all.  Most viable businesses (that means a business that has existed for a while already, and is already making income by itself) already have a revenue stream ... the one that the business generates. If your business is like mine was, then it should be earning money without having advertisements on it's website.

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Questions FOR AdSense Publishers

Soooo my fellow publishers (yeah, it's been a long time since I wrote), today I have a little change of pace for you all.

Usually, I'm the one answering the questions, right? But today, I'd like to ask some questions instead, and maybe some of you publishers out there can answer them for me, because right about now ... I'm a little mystified. Years in the forum trying to help people, and I still don't get why some publishers do almost anything to get into AdSense, even when it's the wrong thing to do.  Currently, getting approved for AdSense is much more difficult than it used to be ... everywhere.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Helping in the AdSense Forum - Becoming a Rising Star or Top Contributor

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From time-to-time the AdSense forum sees new contributors - not just those asking for help or needing answers to questions, but people who want to help by answering those questions. Most of the current contributors are pretty open to new people helping out, and when we can, we try to assist them wherever we can - by providing appropriate help links in the Help Center, or providing additional information so they can learn how things work in the forum.

We get people who start out great ... spend a month or two answering questions (and some do it very well) but then they disappear, or only come back infrequently. To qualify to apply for Rising Star status (that comes before being a Top Contributor, or as currently known, a TC) a helper needs to spend something like four months in the forum answering questions and helping where they can, and learning to expand their knowledge (see How to Join the Top Contributors).

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Blogger Institutes the Ads.txt File for Bloggers

EDIT!!!! As of the afternoon late afternoon on February 1st, Blogger has updated the maximum allowed characters for the custom ads.txt file to 10,000.  I have tested it with my InfoLinks added and it takes all the required information.

Well ... has anybody recently noticed that Blogger has provided an ads.txt file for it's users?  I noticed this only 2 days ago, so it's pretty recent, and I don't know about anyone else, but I haven't received any information about it from Blogger.

The problem I've discovered (and I'm sure that I'm not the only one) is that the their basic "default" ads.txt file only provides the publisher information for AdSense. And that's fine if the only thing you use on your blog is AdSense, although AdSense doesn't require it if you only use AdSense, so I'm not sure why Blogger instituted it in this way.