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Google AdSense In Your City Goes International Google AdSense In Your City Goes International
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Back in mid-2010, Google announced the AdSense in Your City program. This is a series of events, which brings Google to various cities to work closely with publishers on best practices, give tips, and whatnot. The initiative began in Mountain …

Yes, Virginia, Google’s New Privacy Policy Lets You Opt Out Of Sharing Your Data Yes, Virginia, Google’s New Privacy Policy Lets You Opt Out Of Sharing Your Data
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We asked, now we answer: Google’s new Privacy Policy will not force you into accepting any vampiric habits of Google to vulture information from you for the purpose of advertisements. If you don’t want them to. Since Google announced the …

When AdSense Goes Down When AdSense Goes Down

When AdSense goes down, publishers lose money. Google doesn’t really talk about the money part so much. AdSense had some issues on Friday, where ads were not loading. People took to Google’s AdSense Help Forum to complain. One thread began …

Google Lets AdSense Publishers Block A Lot More Kinds Of Ads Google Lets AdSense Publishers Block A Lot More Kinds Of Ads
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Google announced today that it has added 88 new categories to its list of topics than AdSense publishers can block from their sites. New categories include apparel, business, family and sports. Publishers can block up to 50 categories. The choices …

Google Launches TrueView Ads for Video Publishers Google Launches TrueView Ads for Video Publishers

Google announced the launch of a new video ad format called TrueView for its network of video publishers. “TrueView ads, pioneered on YouTube, differ from traditional video ads in two main ways,” says lead product manager Payam Shodjai. “First, they …

AdSense Text Ads Get Title Highlighting AdSense Text Ads Get Title Highlighting
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Google announced that it has updated all text AdSense ads to allow for the title color of ads to be changed when the user moves their mouse over a link. The company says after a period of testing, it found …

Google Announces Changes to AdSense Publisher Application Process Google Announces Changes to AdSense Publisher Application Process

Google is making some changes to the AdSense publisher application process. Starting today, the company says, it will be adding a new step to the review process and begin sending notifications at “two key points.” “After a new application is …

What Would Google Search Quality Be Like Without AdSense? What Would Google Search Quality Be Like Without AdSense?
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I don’t think many people will argue that Google’s AdSense program has been a major catalyst in increasing the amount of content/search spam on the web. This may not have been Google’s intention for the service, but it has clearly …

Google Panda Update Victim Xomba Loses AdSense Ads Too Google Panda Update Victim Xomba Loses AdSense Ads Too
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New York-based Xomba.com took an 88.06% hit in search visibility according to Search Metrics numbers for the Google Panda update in the UK. With Panda now global, we assume there are similarities to the UK data in other countries. If …

Google Does Guest Post for Panda Victim HubPages Google Does Guest Post for Panda Victim HubPages
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HubPages was one of the big Panda victims from based on the often-cited Sistrix report. The company never denied this. “We are confident that over time the proven quality of our writers’ content will be attractive to users,” HubPages CEO …

Google Announces Update to AdSense
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To everyone out there concerned that Google AdSense is causing your content to load slowly, the company has just announced a fix via Twitter. @AdSenseGoogle AdSenseExciting news! Faster load time for AdSense publishers worldwide:http://bit.ly/idvgmA 1 hour ago via web · powered by …

Google Toughens Stance On Counterfeit Goods
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Counterfeit goods tend not to make anyone happy in the long run.  Buyers are frustrated when logos rub off and products fall apart.  Manufacturers don’t like the cheap competition.  And organizations that help connect the two come under fire from …

Google Introduces New AdSense Mobile Interface
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People who make a serious amount of money using AdSense (or at least wish they did) will now better be able to keep track of their earnings while on the move.  Today, Google introduced the beta version of an AdSense interface designed specifically to complement mobile devices.

AdSense and Its Relationship to Search Rankings
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Many of the lower quality sites Google targeted with its algorithm update rely on Google AdSense ads for revenue. Many low quality sites have been created over the years just to make AdSense money. Obviously Google knows this, but when some of the big sites often labeled as content farms churn out mass content, there is potentially a lot of money to be made for both that content site and for Google.

Google Adsense Warns On Comment Spam
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I was surprised this week to receive a notification from Google Adsense, claiming my account was in policy violation.

There was no personalised address, just “Hello,” which made me immediately think it was spam.

However, it was sent to an email address I only use for managing Adsense, and the email specifically referenced the URL of one of my websites (which uses a completely different email address).

How to Increase Your AdSense Earnings
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When you are an Adsense publisher, or even if you are just looking to make more money from your hobby website, one of the most important things you can do is experiment with sizes and placement.

Google To Roll Out Changes to Copyright Handling
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Google is making some significant changes to how it handles copyright infringement complaints and piracy that will go into effect over the next several months.

Google says it will act on reliable copyright takedown requests within 24 hours, will prevent terms that are closely associated with piracy from appearing in its Autocomplete feature, will improve its AdSense anti-piracy review, and will experiment to make authorized preview content more readily available in search results. 

Google Initiates Rollout Of New AdSense Interface

Over the next few weeks, the way in which around two million people and organizations make their living (or at least earn additional income) will change. Google announced this morning that it’s rolling out a new AdSense interface for publishers. …

Google Tests Expanded Category Blocking With AdSense
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There are many, many circumstances in which computer-matched ads might not be a good fit.  Imagine if a site for entomologists somehow got stuck with ads for Volkswagen Beetle parts, for example.  Or if a site meant to showcase funny pratfalls was paired with ads for vacations ("trips").  Fortunately, Google’s testing expanded category blocking with AdSense.

The category filtering beta used to offer sites’ owners a way to turn down ads from up to five categories.  It was meant to be used in a rather broad fashion.

Google Extends AdSense Category Blocking to More Languages

Google announced it has expanded its sensitive category blocking feature for AdSense to Japanese, Chinese, Polish, and Portuguese. The goal is to expand it worldwide eventually.

The feature is already available in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, and Arabic (with testing being done for Russian).

Google Makes it Easier to Monetize iPad Apps

Google has launched a new feature for its Mobile for AdSense apps, which lets developers in the U.S. and Canada, who are participating in the beta program, to monetize their iPad apps.