Adsense Websites

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I've found a cool product while searching the web. Its and ebook/package that offers hundreds of websites which you can use for Adsense. These are great if you need a helping hand at getting started with Adsense.

You can find the package here.

Do's and Don't of Adsense

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  • Don't strive to be an Adsense Expert for the sake of being an Adsense Expert. When you're making enough money to live on comfortably to give you the lifestyle you believe you deserve, then you can be an expert who writes e-books, talks at seminars or publishes their methods. Until then we're all learning. But that doesn't mean we can't learn from each other.
  • Don't cheat. Don't try and cheat Google, they'll catch you. If you think you can, then go ahead. The result will be one less Adsense Publisher for me to compete with to get hold of advertisers dollars.
  • Don't label your Ads with anything other than "sponsored links" or "advertisements."
  • Don't tell friends or families about your website, because they may be more than generous with there clicks.
  • Make a site which you love, and care about. The content will always be better and you will attract more visitors.
  • Look around at forums about Adsense. A particularly good site is Digital Point. One of my favourite.
  • Ask questions, even if they make you feel like a noob at the program. No one gets anywhere if you don't ask questions.
  • Be patient. Earning wont come over night.

The Best Place To Put Adsense On Blogs

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There are many places to put Google Adsense Adverts, personally I think there is only one good place to put Adsense on blogs.

Best place to put adsense on blogsThe image shows a suitable heat map of where Adsense should go. The yellow represents content including the banner at the top. The green on the right is the navigational menus.

The red represents the ad formats. The long on at the top is the main banner, with the red square as a rectangular advert. The blue represent text links.

The reason this is on of the best, is that adverts continue down the page. With lots of content, adverts will mingle in and will help with your conversion ratio and earnings.

Adsense Now Allows 3 Link Units

iCal iconThere has recently been a change in the Google Adsense Terms and Conditions.

You are now allowed to have s link units on a page. As a result you can have up to 6 ad units in total (3 Ad + 3 Link)

Some uses of the new ads include been able to add link units in small spaces, such as the bottom of the page, in corners, or columns, hopefully these new units will bring in more revenue.

Do's and Don'ts Monday

Its that time again for Do's and Don'ts Monday to help you get the best out of Adsense.


  • Spam you website, hoping to get clicks.
  • Puts ads in areas where accidental clicks are possible
  • Confuse users with your Adsense code.
  • Generate illegal impressions
  • Generate illegal clicks.
  • Focus on getting valid clicks
  • Be creative with your colours
  • Suitably blend
  • Adhere to the rules
Hopefully these rules will help you with your Adsense account.

Easy To Use Webmaster Tools

I've been searching the web and found a couple of tools which you can use to help out your website and as a result try to get a better position in Google and hopefully improve you Google Adsense improvements.

Page Rank Prediction

It does what it says on the tin. Predicts your page rank. A good tool if you ever need to to work out your page rank when Google next updates there PR database. You can check out the website here.

Website Grader

Probably one of the best tools on the internet at the moment. A general all round tool that checks all aspects of your site. Click the image below of the full version.

Website Grader
This website, checks your page rank, Alexa rank, Inbound links and indexed webpages. As well as offering general information about your website. A must.


Ping OAtA rather cool little website, that "pings" loads of websites that you blog has been updated. A good my to let other people no that your website has been updated.

Hopefully all these websites are usefully because they defiantly helped me.

Made For Adsense Sites (MFA)

iCal Icon BlueYou may have noticed that on the internet there is a lot of sites which seen to just have random content and Adsense adverts. These are called Made For Adsense Sites (MFA).

For example these sites generate content usually from RSS feeds, feed them onto a page. Then use Adsense to profit from people clicking on the sites. Google has recently changed the TOS so that you cannot do this. Many accounts are going to be closed as of June 1st.

This brings relief to publishers of Adsense as they don't have to worry about rubbish adverts appearing which link to these type of sites.

Many owners of these types of site would use a package like this. That enables them to make websites easily and quickly. That type of package which is also good for creating initial sites will hopefully bring and end to Adverts that appear which pay little and lead people to sites that are of no interest.

Creating A Good "Onsite Advertiser Sign-Up" Page

iCAl blue iconYou may or may not notice that under adverts there are links to advertise on your site. These are used, mainly by Google, to draw people in to the Adwords program. But used effectively can bring additional revenue as people want to spend advertising on your site.

Adsene Onsite Advertiser Sign-UpSetting up a good page is easy. In your Google Adsense account, go My Account > Onsite Advertiser Sign Up
Adsense Onsite Advertiser Sign-UpBy clicking edit what you want is a page that blends nicely into you existing color scheme, or if you have many websites a general color scheme.

The option that Google gives you are plenty full. For example you can change all the link colors, background colors and the advertiser message.

Adsense Onsite Advertiser Sign-Up
For the message I recommend keeping the default message but changing a couple of keywords to make it more personal to you. For example the name of your website, your names etc.

Experiment and try to make the best out of a single page. Heres mine which I created.

Adsense Onsite Advertiser Sign-UpHopefully this tip has helped you create a better looking page that will help advertisers advertise on your site.

Common Mistakes That Violate Adsense TOS

iCal Blue icon June 5th 2007This post is a general round up of Common Mistakes that Violate Google's Terms And Coniditions.

1) Clicking on your own ad's.
- I've told you this many of times, don't click on your own Adverts.

2) Don't adversely change the Google Adsense code.
- This includes making it so the ads open in a new window, most of the time the code will stop working and violate the TOS.

3) Don't place more adverts than you are allowed.
- This violates the TOS again, most of the time Google will automatically remove the ads if there are too many.

4) Do not disclose your CTR or CPM
- These are confidential and should not be shared with other people.

5) Don't label ads other and Sponsored Links or Advertisements.

6) Don't launch ads in a new windows.
- Similar to #2, don't make them open in windows, it is against the TOS.

7) Having more than one account.
- You have 10 websites but you only need 1 account, never have more than one account. Google will find out. Every time you add your code to a website, the engine will pick up and automatically add your earning to your account.

8) Only place adds on content pages.
- Advertisers pay for ads on content pages. Don't put ads on none content pages, you will be out of the pages.

9) Don't mask ads.
- Never cover parts of the ad. Its against the rules and you will out of the program faster than you can say PNEUMONOULTRAMICROSCOPICSILICOVOLCANOCONIOSIS (lung disease, 45 letters)

10) Don't put your ads anywhere other than on a website.
- E-mails, programs. You don't want impressions from these sources. Don't do it.

11) Avoid keyword stuffing.
- This means stuffing pages full of words just to get adverts. Doesn't work against the rules.

12) Don't put ads adjacent to images.
- Putting ads next to images can confuse users and result in invalid clicks.

Hopefully these tips will help you in avoiding breaking the TOS of Google Adsense.

Do and Do Nots Monday

iCal Blue Icon 4th June 2007Its time for Adsense Hacks Do and Do Not's Monday. If you are ready lets begin.


  • Check earnings regularly.
  • Make sure that your CTR is no higher than 10%, as this could report invalid clicks.
  • Add e-mail alerts.
  • Check your balance at the end of the month.
  • Use advance reports to work out how much the average is between months.
Do Not
  • Click your own ads.
  • Let other people do your account.
  • Constantly manage your Adsense account from different IP's as this could cause invalid clicks and Google remove you from the course.
  • Ask people to click your Ad's.

Google Webmaster Tools Tips

iCal Blue 3rd JuneGoogle has released, from what I gather, Google Webmaster Tools. Which can be used to enable a webmaster to gather information about web pages about your site. You have to be able to upload or modify html pages or tags, but the tools which it gives are helpful in making a more successful site.

Once you have verified that you are the owner of the site and you link to to a Google Account. There are some useful tools to help you tweak your site to get the best out of Google Search results and hopefully turn this into profits from the Adsense program.

All the images can be clicked to show the full versions. They are taken from my other site The Powell Blog which has been running longer and as a result yields more results on the pages. A new site will of course not have many page crawled by Google so wont provide good results. But this will change as time goes on.

The many page is a basic summary of your website.

Google Webmaster Tools HomepageGiven is a basic overview of what appears in your site and what is broken, in my case it is some search links that do seem to work but have yet to be recrawled.

As well as this is the last crawl date of your website, useful to no when Google last came to visit. Apart from crawl errors (which should be none) this section isn't very helpful.

Probably the most useful is the crawl rate section of the webmaster tools. This gives 3 options. Fast, Normal and Slow. Most / All of the time it is on normal, which is the default setting. This tool allows you to change it. If you have unlimited hosting you could put it to fast, so the Google Bot returns more often. But this will use more bandwidth. Slow should only be used if you on very limited hosting or cannot handle to bot coming as often as it does.

I recommend using the the help section to gain a better insight into what you should use.

Google Webmaster Crawl RateOne thing that should be added is the Enhanced Image Search, which does no harm to your site and could bring more visitors, I recommend this be checked.

Google Webmasters Enhanced Image SearchFinally there is a section which gives statistics on your website from Google.

Google Webmaster StatisticsThis gives relatively simple statistics, but it is always worth a look.

Apart from the features listed above there is also sections where you can add a sitemap, check links to your site. Best of all each feature has a simly face which you should use to rate each part of the tools. I suggest you use it so Google can improve and make the tools better.

If you have comments please us the link below.

New Dates

You will notice that the icon to the left has appeared, it will be a new feature to each of the posts. As well as this the date above the title has disappeared.

If you want to find out more about the icons, check this post.

In the mean time have fun.

When to Check Your Adsense Earnings

As a first time user you may get excited about the prospect of using Adsense. But there is such as thing as being to involved. For example you may want to keep refreshing your Reports page. This may be fine at first but it could cause problems.

Every time you login into your Adsense account Google will place a cookie on the computer you are using. If you log into it from your home account this will be fine, but login into some one else's internet and visit your ads that IP will be blacklisted against your account. The problem with this if they click on your ads it will come up invalid as you have used and visited that internet connection.

The solution of this is to only login in to your Adsense account from one IP, this will minimize the chance of invalid clicks and closer on your account.