July 31, 2006

Social Bookmarks For Blogger!

This post is for my many blogger friends out there who are trying to better their blogs. It's common knowledge that the blogger software has no easy way to add social bookmark links for each post. So I set out to find an easy way to make these. And success at last. I figure out a way to blogger's own code to make each bookmark link have the exact post you want. Using the blogger template tags of course to make it a little easier. Let's start with where you put the code. It's to be placed right after the $BlogItemBody$ tag. I've included most social bookmarking websites out there to make it easier on you, so you can just choose which to place on your website. Sorry I had to make it a picture but blogger wouldn't let me include the code without showing the HTML equivalent. Now on to the piece de resistance: Bookmarks For Blogger You can also change the the word before the link closing tag to an image you want. One thing that has worked for me is using the said website's .ico img as the image. Say spurl you can put http://www.spurl.net/favicon.ico inside img tags to replace the letters "spurl". Making this a complete it a fully functioning social bookmark link. If you place them after the blogitembody tag in your blog template these will appear after every post with the specified post's url in them of course. All I ask in return, if you want, when use this method is to include a link to the main page of this website: Hope this helps you out as much as it did me. P.S.If you want a live sample look at the end of this post and every other post and try those buttons out. Thank You EDIT: I figured out how to put HTML into blogger! Just ignore the br tags as I couldn't get those out. Enjoy! Thank You

July 30, 2006

Free PR4 Backlink Giveaway!

Every sunday I am going to offer a free backlinks post. In which the first 5 comments on that post will get a free backlink from this site. The comment should have the link (duh) and a brief description of the website. Since this page is PR4 this is a nice way for people to get their new websites crawled by google quiclky. The links will go in the left hand side of the site and will last for the coming week starting that Monday till the next Monday. No porn sites please.Remember this will be every Sunday so don't worry if you are too late check back next week for another chance. So hurry and comment away before someone takes your spot. Thank You UPDATE: Sites are up guys, check the main page on the left side. Sorry Oleg G only first five served. Be sure to come back this Sunday when I put up the post for new links. An easy way to know this is to subscribe to my feed. Thank You

July 28, 2006

SEO Terms Defined

Everyone these days is trying to jump into the SEO business. But the many already established abbreviations in the SEO business confuse many. Ans I recently came across a list of the generally used SEO terms and their definitions from a forum called webmaster-talk.com. This list I've myself thought of making but this list goes through most terms out there. And if there are any terms missing that anyone feels should be included just post them and their definitions in the comments box and I'll include them: Anchor Text Anchor text refers to the visible text for a hyperlink. Back Link Any link on another page that points to the subject page. Also called inbound links or IBLs. Bot Abbreviation for robot (also called a spider). It refers to software programs that scan the web. Bots vary in purpose from indexing web pages for search engines to harvesting e-mail addresses for spammers. Cloaking Cloaking describes the technique of serving a different page to a search engine spider than what a human visitor sees. This technique is abused by spammers for keyword stuffing. Cloaking is a violation of the Terms Of Service of most search engines and could be grounds for banning. Conversion Conversion refers to site traffic that follows through on the goal of the site (such as buying a product on-line, filling out a contact form, registering for a newsletter, etc.). Webmasters measure conversion to judge the effectiveness (and ROI) of PPC and other advertising campaigns. Effective conversion tracking requires the use of some scripting/cookies to track visitors actions within a website. Log file analysis is not sufficient for this purpose. CPC Abbreviation for Cost Per Click. It is the base unit of cost for a PPC campaign. CTA Abbreviation for Content Targeted Ad(vertising). It refers to the placement of relevant PPC ads on content pages for non-search engine websites. CTR Abbreviation for Click Through Rate. It is a ratio of clicks per impressions in a PPC campaign. Doorway Page Also called a gateway page. A doorway page exists solely for the purpose of driving traffic to another page. They are usually designed and optimized to target one specific keyphrase. Doorway pages rarely are written for human visitors. They are written for search engines to achieve high rankings and hopefully drive traffic to the main site. Using doorway pages is a violation of the Terms Of Service of most search engines and could be grounds for banning. FFA Abbreviation for Free For All. FFA sites post large lists of unrelated links to anyone and everyone. FFA sites and the links they provide are basically useless. Humans do not use them and search engines minimize their importance in ranking formulas. Gateway Page Also called a doorway page. A gateway page exists solely for the purpose of driving traffic to another page. They are usually designed and optimized to target one specific keyphrase. Gateway pages rarely are written for human visitors. They are written for search engines to achieve high rankings and hopefully drive traffic to the main site. Using gateway pages is a violation of the Terms Of Service of most search engines and could be grounds for banning. IBL Abbreviation for In Bound Link. Any link on another page that points to the subject page. Also called a back link. Keyword/KeyphraseKeywords are words which are used in search engine queries. Keyphrases are multi-word phrases used in search engine queries. SEO is the process of optimizing web pages for keywords and keyphrases so that they rank highly in the results returned for search queries. Keyword Stuffing Keyword stuffing refers to the practice of adding superfluous keywords to a web page. The words are added for the 'benefit' of search engines and not human visitors. The words may or may not be visible to human visitors. While not necessarily a violation of search engine Terms of Service, at least when the words are visible to humans, it detracts from the impact of a page (it looks like spam). It is also possible that search engines may discount the importance of large blocks of text that do not conform to grammatical structures (ie. lists of disconnected keywords). There is no valid reason for engaging in this practice. Link Farm A link farm is a group of separate, highly interlinked websites for the purposes of inflating link popularity (or PR). Engaging in a link farm is a violation of the Terms Of Service of most search engines and could be grounds for banning. Mirror In SEO parlance, a mirror is a near identical duplicate website (or page). Mirrors are commonly used in an effort to target different keywords/keyphrases. Using mirrors is a violation of the Terms Of Service of most search engines and could be grounds for banning. PFI Abbreviation for Pay For Inclusion. Many search engines offer a PFI program to assure frequent spidering / indexing of a site (or page). PFI does not guarantee that a site will be ranked highly (or at all) for a given search term. It just offers webmasters the opportunity to quickly incorporate changes to a site into a search engine's index. This can be useful for experimenting with tweaking a site and judging the resultant effects on the rankings. Portal Designation for websites that are either authoritative hubs for a given subject or popular content driven sites (like Yahoo) that people use as their homepage. Most portals offer significant content and offer advertising opportunities for relevant sites. PPC Abbreviation for Pay Per Click. An advertising model where advertisers pay only for the traffic generated by their ads. PR Abbreviation for PageRank - Google's trademark for their proprietary measure of link popularity for web pages. Google offers a PR viewer on their Toolbar. Robots.txt Robots.txt is a file which well behaved spiders read to determine which parts of a website they may visit. SEM Abbreviation for Search Engine Marketing. SEM encompasses SEO and search engine paid advertising options (banners, PPC, etc.) SEO Abbreviation for Search Engine Optimization. SEO covers the process of making web pages spider friendly (so search engines can read them) making web pages relevant to desired keyphrases SERP Abbreviation for Search Engine Results Page/Positioning. This refers to the organic (excluding paid listings) search results for a given query. Spam In the SEO vernacular, this refers to manipulation techniques that violate search engines Terms of Service and are designed to achieve higher rankings for a web page. Obviously, spam could be grounds for banning. SpamdexingSpamdexing was describes the efforts to spam a search engine's index. Spamdexing is a violation of the Terms Of Service of most search engines and could be grounds for banning. Spider Also called a bot (or robot). Spiders are software programs that scan the web. They vary in purpose from indexing web pages for search engines to harvesting e-mail addresses for spammers. Spider Trap A spider trap refers to either a continuous loop where spiders are requesting pages and the server is requesting data to render the page or an intentional scheme designed to identify (and "ban") spiders that do not respect robots.txt. Stop Word Stop words are words that are ignored by search engines when indexing web pages and processing search queries. Common words such as "the". Thank You

July 25, 2006

Sitemap For Your Blog

Google Sitemap is a nice way to let Google know you'ev updated your website and it needs to send it's crawler to check the new content. But everyone knows that this has been hard for us bloggers to do for the single fact that we can't upload the sitemaps on the Blogger server. Well despair no longer. This trick will get your blog a Gooogle Sitemap suing your rss or atom feed. What you need for this is obviously an rss or atom and not to forget a google account, don't panic I'll show you a way get both. For starters feeds are made by many services as making them yourself is a pain. One of my favorite is Feedburner. And just follow the instructions on the site. Now then on to the Google account these are easy to obtain just go to gmail.com and register an email address, also any google service that requires them say google Sitempas offers you a way to ge tan account free so no to worry. And finally here is how to get that sitemap:

1. Head on to the Google Sitemaps Website and register an account with Google if you don't already have one.
2. On the "add site" url box enter the normal url of your blog.
3. Now your blog should be listed on the bottom as manageyourblogurlhere. Then choose the "Add sitemap" next to your blog url.
4. In the choice box choose Add General Web Sitemap
5. You should see the following:
1-I have created a Sitemap in a supported format.
2-I have uploaded my Sitemap to the highest-level directory to which I have access.
6. Enter your site's feed url in the Feed Url text box. Press enter.
7. Go back to the main site and you should see a link next to your blog's url saying verify. Click on it and you hav etwo options uploading an HTML file or adding a meta tag to your blog. This step is to simply verify you own said blog. As we can't upload the file which is the problem in the first case choose the meta tag choice. Then they will give you a meta tag to add to your blog.
8. Now we have to figure out a way to let Google know we've updated the sitemap ie. feed. This simple sitemap ping url should work. using this simple Google Sitemap Pingtool should work.

There you are all done from know on Google will crawl each and every post you have on your blog. Thank You

July 24, 2006

Call It A Google Blog!

Google Adsense as we know has been trying to get it's hands on the rising popularity of weblogs or blogs for short. Recently everyone has been getting themselves a blog it's drawing a lot people from Internet entrepreneurs to advertising agencies. Google of course isn't left out as it bought bloggers and decided to quickly implement a Google Adsense choice giving bloggers and easier way to put Adsense into their weblogs. Without further a due let's discuss all the necessities of a successful blog. First and foremost dynamic content, meaning fresh updates as much as you can. This is what made the blogs get so much attention in the first place. Second make sure you are pinging that's right sounds funny doesn't it? Well it's a blogging necessity basically it's way to let people know when you've updated your blog. There a websites out there that focus on advertising your blog for free when it is updated. Check out one of my favorite ones that pings a lot of those sites for free all at once! Pingoat And don't forget getting an rss or atom feed for your weblog. Which is a way to let your users know be able to get your updated posts and other recently updated posts. If you don't have one or don't know how to set one up head on over to the most popular feed handler that most bloggers use: Feedburner . Those are the basics of blogging now let's go straight to the desert. How to make money with your blog you ask? With the rise of popularity of blogs many advertising agencies are focusing on blogs as well as feeds. Google Adsense of course wasn't any different. First as always blend your ads to your blog to make it seem like your useful links. And next call attention to your ads by giving it a title in bold. Let's say "sponsors" be sure however to check out your advertiser's rules to make sure you don't run in any problems. I know for a fact that Google Adsense allows this as long as it doesn't mislead the user. If you are not sure about a title just contact their team and they'll let you know. One method most bloggers don't employ is placing a Sky-scrapper ad as it's called in their navigational menu. Not realizing that most users use it to find information on their blogs, so it's most likely to get most views. So be sure to put something vertical in your navigation menu. For those with blogger check Blogger Adsense In Sidebar. Another overlooked fact is that most blogs have a search feature in their sidebar which can be substituted with a Google Search increasing your chances of money as well as giving your users relevant searches of your website, so it's a win-win situation all the way. If you want to go out and get the cake of course you can include a referral links at the end of your posts. As this is where most user's eyes rest when finished reading a post and most referral programs have no limit to how much links per page giving you the option of putting it in every post. Another helpful links is a new Google heat-map for blogs for those familiar with the website heat-map by Google this should be very useful. This new heat-map shows the best places that have worked to get the most money out of others blogs. Check it out Google Blog Heatmap. Well that's about it I present you with the plate as well as the just deserts now it's up to you to dig in. Thank You

July 22, 2006

New Adsense Feature: Site Diagnostics

Google Adsense has decide to release a new feature for Google Adsense Publishers called Site Diagnostics. The name implies the meaning of course. It is simply a way that the gracious Google Adsense team has come up to help any struggling webmasters or publishers who can't seem to reap the profits that the Google Adsense hype promised. It's easy to find just as soon as you login look at the reports tag and the options under it, there at the far right there should be a Site Diagnostics. Then immediately you are greeted with a page about site crawler diagnostics it's basically how the Google Adsense spiderbot crawls your website and what problems it may have encountered. However it crawls only weekly so at this point I have not received info about my site, so I can share with you guys the insides and outs. In extreme cases it appears sometimes it may not be abe to crawl said website in such a situation it displays the URL in the info box. There is only two case that the spiderbot may mark your website nor crawlable: first if your robots.txt file forbids it from visiting the site, second if your website was down when it visited your website. But in extreme cases it may be your host blocking the Google Adsense Spiderbot in which case you should proceed to contact them and have this taken xcare of. This should help to answer questions with users who couldn't get any relevant ads to their website. In any case this is an exciting new development as most of us had to write to the team and wait for the email to get any suggestions or answers to our problems. This new feature will serve to make Google Adsense that much easier to use. Thank You

July 20, 2006

Press Release Format

Press Releases have always been a nice way to not only increase traffic but gain reputation in today's media. This method allows many media websites to publicize your website for you, making for an easy SEO trick. But the only problem has always been the simple fact that not all of are companies with plenty of staff and people in charge of the press, so us web entrepreneurs are forced to write our own press releases. With no know guidelines it has been hard for us to do it, until now that is. After trying to find a way to solve this age-old problem I stumbled on to a nice guide on how to make what I consider a pretty decent press release, so I decided to share it:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: Contact Person Company Name Voice Phone Number FAX Number Email Address Website URL XYZ, Inc. Announces Widget to Maximize Customer Response Rate This headline is one of the most important components of the press release as this needs to "grab the attention" of the editor. It should be in bold type and a font that is larger than the body text. Preferred type fonts are Arial, Times New Roman, or Verdana. Keep the headline to 80-125 characters maximum. Capitalize every word with the exception of "a", "the" "an" or any word that is three characters or less. , , - Your first paragraph of the release should be written in a clear and concise manner. The opening sentence contains the most important information; keep it to 25 words or less. Never take for granted that the reader has read your headline. It needs contain information that will "entice" the reader. Remember, your story must be newsworthy and factual; don't make it a sales pitch or it will end up in the trash. Answer the questions "who", "what", "when", "where", "why" and "how". Your text should include pertinent information about your product, service or event. If writing about a product, make sure to include details on when the product is available, where it can be purchased and the cost. If you're writing about an event, include the date, location of the event and any other pertinent information. You should include a quote from someone that is a credible source of information; include their title or position with the company, and why they are considered a credible source. Always include information on any awards they have won, articles they've published or interviews they have given. Keep your sentences and paragraphs short; a paragraph should be no more than 3-4 sentences. Your release should be between 500 to 800 words, written in a word processing program, and spell checked for errors. Don't forget to proofread for grammatical errors. The mood of the release should be factual, not hyped; don't use a sales pitch as it will ruin your credibility with the reader. The last paragraph before the company information should read: For additional information on (put in the subject of this release), contact "name" or visit www.yoururl.com. If you offer a sample, copy or demo, put the information in here. You can also include details on product availability, trademark acknowledgment, etc. in this area of the release. ABOUT - Include a brief description of your company along with the products and services it provides. - END - At the end of the release, you need to indicate that the release is ended. This lets the journalists know they have received the entire release. Type "End" on the first line after your text is completed. If your release goes over one page, type "MORE" at the bottom of the first page.
Taken from www.marketingsource.com This guide shows you all the necessary components of a press release as well as some tips. Be wary however that this is best used for a new product as in program, script,... Thank You

July 18, 2006

A Post a Day Keeps You Money Happy!

Google Adsense has been trying to get into the blogging business for a while now it's a known fact. Blogger, the blog service Google bought a while ago, has a feature where you can integrate your Google Adsense automatically into your blog. Why the sudden interest you might ask in blogging? Well it's been a know fact now that blogging has become the internet's leading news source. Everyone has a couple of blogs that they check at least once a day. this sensation of course took the real World by storm also. As bloggers are now quoted by news networks like CNN,BBC,NY Times.. and so on. It makes sense as blogging has always been a way for people to express themselves on the Internet. Many people keep personal blogs about their daily lives. Everyone has heard about the famous cases where workers are getting fired for saying opinions against the companies they work for, the workers of course have fired back which has become a real media event. With all of this media attention advertising companies rushed to get in on this newly founded traffic. Google Adsense immediately opened it's eyes and a while later Google acquired the Blogger service. Famous at the time for it's automatic features and easy to access controls. Though there are more choices out there for a starting blogger, Blogger seems to be the easiest at least to me. The reason behind this has always been the way people frequently updated their blogs making for new fresher content almost everyday. And as well know Google Adsense and Google in common love new content not to mention your visitors. Which explains a post a day keeps you money happy! Thank You

July 17, 2006

You could lose all of your money!

Google Adsense is not foolproof! Click Fraud is a problem it and other advertising agencies face. Ranging from advertisers trying to bring down their competitors to webmasters trying to earn a few quick bucks by clicking their own ads it's an ever rising problem. On new stastics recently published a surprisingly 14.1 percent of all clicks were fraudulent. Collected from 1,300 on-line marketers. This is a rise from 13.7 percent of three months ago this rate is causing some concerns from all advertising agencies. Many advertisers have joined groups that specifically tract clicks collected form publishers, programs such as Click Forensics. Google and Yahoo have been predominately leaders in the ongoing fight against click fraud. This whoever hasn't stopped the lass-action lawsuits against the both of them. Now how does this effect you a publisher? Well first and foremost an honest webmaster should be concerned if and when fraudulent outsiders try to deface your site's value in any way. The fight against click fraud shouldn't stop with the parent companies it is up to us too to defend our on-line endeavors. If we can't generate revenues we may not be able to keep up with the costs of our websites. And our honest to God users will suffer from a few mischievous users. Click fraud has caused many legit webmasters to be suspended or even banned from Google Adsense for no apparent fault on their side! Causing a lot of hours to correct other mistakes. But how can we join this fight you ask? By making sure we keep up with our websites. Get updates on time if you have your own severs, as automatic scripts are a wide problem out there. Check out your users' tracks to see who and when they were there. So as a time when the crime is committed you know who. Tracking programs are all over the Internet even Google offers free Google Analytics ; a way to tract your visitors remotely. We can't accept this rising issue to become a problem we have to curb this ourselves before it gets out of hand. Thank You

July 15, 2006

Google Adsense Section Targeting Explained!

Google Adsense offers a relatively new feature called "section targeting" which goes hand to hand with it's counterpart the "section ignore". A powerful weapon to any webmaster out there this is a goldmine. And I am happy to tell you all about it. Basically you can point to the Google Adsense spider bot and say here only look at this leave everything else alone. Or with the "section ignore" feature tell it to completely ignore the preceding content. Think about it now you can specifically tell Google Adsense to display the ads that you want. This is a big help for those whose pages have mixed subjects yet find their Google Adsense focused on not the main subject but trivial one. Say for example you sell shoes but you also have a shoelace section you don't certainly want your Google Adsense ads about shoelaces, so you point it to the real content. This is done quite easily actual with a minimal piece of code that is in a form of a comment in HTML form. For those of you out there who don't know what this is it basically means your users won't be able to see the code nor will it affect your website in any way. It is to be placed between the body tags, as this is where your real content is. It goes like this: And of course to end it just insert this code at the place where you want the Google Adsense spiderbot to stop: So it would look something like this on your website: The content between those two tags will be the only content the Google Adsense Spiderbot crawls. Giving you the option to decide what is important and what is no to it. In a way point it in the right direction. And of course it's counter part the "section ignore" tags. They will effectively tell the Google Adsense Spiderbot to ignore the content between these two tags: Please note whoever that this feature does not affect the Google Spiderbot in any way only the Google Adsense Spiderbot responds to these. And pleas be careful not to designate the content to be looked at too small as this will cause Google Adsense to display PSAs. And as any code change this may take Google Adsense two weeks before it responds to the tags, but it's generally faster than that some get response in two days. Another things to keep in mind is the fact that the Google Adsense Spiderbot will still crawl your whole website it just will respond to the selection. This will help in eliminating webmasters who try to use this trick to get irrelevant but high paying ads on their websites. As it reports any irregularities in content and may be checked out by the Google Adsense Team I suggest you only use this method properly. Thank You

July 12, 2006

A Lesson in Adsense History!

Google Adsense has been called many-a-things from gold to fraud from the best to the worst. In many webmasters' minds however it has been an opportunity of unspeakable proportions. One can only take a gander at how much users are currently using Google Adsense on their websites, all I know is it's recently been EVERYWHERE from the most popular websites to the seemingly unknown ones.

Google Adsense seems to have given everyone an opportunity, a break from the normal advertising programs that hinder the World Wide Web instead of advancing it. From promising free riches untold to work at home programs no one could trust an ad. Millions of users were being misguided all to learn their lessons too late. Scams roamed the Internet and worse yet the trusted webmasters were the ones advancing them. Simply because they had no choice everyone has to make a living some way or another.

Until that is Google Adsense came into the scene trusted advertisers that were hand picked by Google itself were determined to turn the World of on line advertising around. Tired of users not believing what ads say and therefore making the whole Internet advertising industry worthless. Webmasters making pennies a day were outraged but none the less had no choice. Google Adsense however gave us all an opportunity for us hard working webmasters who demanded useful advertising, with proper compensation of course.

This being said thousands of flocks rushed to Google Adsense looking to get in on the quick buck. One thing they didn't count on was the fact that Google Adsense doesn't just accept anyone as their publishers. Applications failed miserably and everyone complained of the impossible standards of Google Adsense. This prompted Google Adsense to release a list of requirements for publishers in order to be accepted. This, of course as expected, worked wonders.

Google Adsense became the new thing it was all the buzz around the Internet. Google benefited from this as it's stocks soared higher to push the stock market's limits. Advertisers were getting legit traffic as was intended with programs such as Google Adsense. It seems everyone was happy.

Like any successful campaign however problems begin to arise. Spammers started to join Google Adsense with only money in mind. Making websites with questionable content just earn quick cash, advertisers became concerned, but Google had covered all corners. Ongoing surveillance of Google Adsense publishers continued to weed out these bad seeds. In the process however legit webmasters were also sometimes, in rare cases, punished for seemingly no reason. And many outcries circulated the Internet of the abuse Google Adsense was inflicting upon it's faithful publishers. It is to be notated however of how any webmasters were welcomed by Google Adsense to plead their case. Through this method they have been able to get back on track. If you too are one of the banned ones or just looking to be safe check this previous post about what you can do.

I myself jumped at the gracious opportunity when Google Adsense was first introduced, skeptical of course as to all new things I decided to test it out. I earned a few bucks and thought my mission was accomplished. What I didn't realize was how far Google Adsense could make me go. I had a couple of websites at the time and I only tried Google Adsense on one. After about a month I decided to start using it on all of my websites. And it seemed I had hit a jackpot, though my earnings weren't anywhere near what others were reporting I was happy to have my websites return profits. Sites that I have kept up by myself with no profits in mind as I considered web mastering a hobby.

Soon I began to experiment with my Google Adsense ads by choosing more positions and taking advantage of Google's other services. This blew my mind and my profits as well. I thought I had it made, but as I continued to surf the Internet I found other websites out there who weren't using Google Adsense to it's full potential. And then of course is when I decide to share my knowledge to best I can, so that others can learn how to truly use Google Adsense. Things such as this Adsense layout trick.

Even to this day I see sites that have so much to gain yet aren't using their 100% and it pains me. In this hope I started this website to try to educate those who are truly serious about earning an actual cash profit from Google Adsense.

Thank You

July 10, 2006

Options for alternative ads

Ever wonder what you can do with the choice Google Adsense gives you to put alternative ads in your Google ads in case Google Adsense can't find matching ads? Yeah most people choose to put their own links in the choice; a big mistake. Fact is there are a lot of advertisers out there that have options to integrate their ads using this option. Meaning if Google can't find anyone maybe they can. This problem however is not faced by many since their websites have enough displaying ads already. But many find that after eliminating their opponent's ads from showing they have few or no ads left. Many of course quickly rush to allowed their opponents to steal their traffic again. But the smart ones use a service like Allfeeds.com's 'Google Backfill' program. I was faced with this problem myself on one of my websites. This program not only offers customization so it looks like the Google ads that you already have serving but I've heard they have about the same payout as Google Adsense. Now as for that I'll find out in the couple of months how it turns out. Just thought I'd let you guys know about this. Thank You

July 08, 2006

Google Adsense Layout Trick!

White and black; the colors of our World. Have you ever noticed how many things are in black and white? Even in this century where our technological advances have allowed us the use of the most extensive color usage. Many people still go with the old time favorite of black on white. It's considered a gold mine when it comes to designing of just about everything. The simple fact always comes back that black and white are still long time favorites. Google Adsense of course is no difference in this philosophy. Many webmasters have incorporated this traditional thinking into the new age technology of the Internet. Fact is no matter how many colors there are out there black and whites websites still hold the numbers over their fortuitous counterparts. And I am here to tell you that my personal best working combination have and has always been black on white. On this website I used a variation to give my site a kind of bland look, all keeping in mind the old favorites of black and white. We can't forget about the Google Adsense ads now they need to be a sort of different color. Kind of grab the attention of the user. If your objective is to draw attention to your ads as much as possible I suggest you make them fruitful, this will make them stand out. Therefore bringing the viewer's eyes on the exact place you want them to be. Fact is most people who blend in their ads have their visitors ignore them because they probably didn't even notice them. I am not saying blending in your Google Adsense ads is bad just the fact that your users are different. The blending is just one technique and it's not, in any way, a guarantee of a maximum revenue from your Google Adsense. Many webmasters find that just the opposite works better, to me it all depends on your audience. Museums bring the masterpieces into the most lighted rooms, celebrities are brought under the spotlight what's stopping your main attraction from using the same thing? Thank You

July 07, 2006

Banned from Google Adsense?

Banned from Google Adsense? The dreaded email no one wants to receive. Many people out there like pushing the envelope on what's allowed in the Google Adsense TOS. This causes Google Adsense to constantly monitor a lot of websites. Which could lead to you getting banned from Google Adsense, but what people don't realize is this is both highly unlikely and ludicrous. Many a times Google Adsense warns you when you are violating the Google TOS they don't just outright ban you. They are people just like us it's not the army where you get punished for every little thing. That's not their agenda they are here to help you. They will warn you and keep your account suspended until you fix the said problem that's it. As soon as the problem is solved you are back on your way. Even in the extreme cases where you are actually banned you can contact the Google Adsense team and they will let you know what the issue was. Please notice that this is only done to repeat offenders people who think if they noticed it once they won't see it again. But a careful and better webmaster in this case won't get caught in this. Many people go around the Internet telling tales of how they got banned for no reason these are lies. Why would a successful ad program like Google Adsense just have it in for a certain webmaster. Problem is they probably messed something up and they expected nothing to happen. The fact if you check archive.org on the said date they got banned on that website you'll see it too. Like some idiots actually remove "Ads by Google" link to see if they can get more clicks. This is just plain stupid. Keep in mind that there are a LOT of Google Adsense users worldwide why does Google Adsense just choose to pick on a few to just ban them for no reason whatsoever? The thing is Google Adsense is stuck between two kind of users; advertisers and publishers. And it has to make sure each receives an equal opportunity. With this being said I challenge anyone who claims to have been banned for no reason to show me evidence that this is true. Don't let these few misdemeanors scare you away from an opportunity like Google Adsense it's trustworthy and happens to be a stable money making machine, IF used right. Thank You

July 05, 2006

Google Adsense Domain Parking

Registering a domain name? But let's say your website hasn't yet been completed and you have a couple of days before you get fully set up. Then you can what we call "domain parking" this means you are going to hire an ad network to put a temporally website for you in the meantime. The catch is this domain parking ad network will pay you for every click they get on the ads they have posted on your website. Now this ad network will take care of all the codes and everything so there is no work on your part. Also keep in mind that each and every link on the said registered domain will be an ad. Which means no matter where your traffic clicks you will get money. For basics you can search "how to register a domain" or "register a domain name" in Google. Now there are a lot of companies that help you with your domains and give you hosting and my personal favorite I've worked with for a while is GoDaddy. Now Google has started a program themselves of to put ads on parked domains. Even though you can't just use your normal Google Adsense in this registration is a breeze. As they get back quickly. The page where I found this out is located Domain Park Google Page. This program according to Google has been around for 3 years now though it's lesser known in webmasters. Now the rules are the same as Google Adsense so don't get carried away and there is no automatic registration it's all through their customer service, since this has such a potential for profits they want to make sure your website is legit personally. You can check out the Google Domainpark FAQs for more information on this. Thank You

July 04, 2006

Inside The Spider's Web

Google Adsense relies on the google adsense spider to properly deliver relevant ads. Which is closely related or is the same as the Googlebot. So let's explorer this spider and find out how to better our sites through it. The thing that most webmasters don't realize is the googlebot is a lot smarter than most people think. It has been coded to fit the rising amount of spam websites out there. I've compiled a list fo things they like and things that may get your site dropped by Google which needless to say will leave your Google Adsense profits out of the loop. Let's start with the negatives as to what you shouldn't do: First duplicate content is an immediate turn-off. They don't like it if 1000 websites all say the same thing. So think twice before using those articles from article websites. Second the thing about nested tables these are the tables hidden behind tables. Which means you see an ordered content but it's really a lot of code. My advice stay away from nested tables, stick with normal tables. Third the so called doorway pages which basically involves loading your webpage with keywords and then diverting visitors to another webpage. Again major no-no here. Fourth these dynamic urls which change depend on inputted information. Too many of these will have the spider spend more time than necessary on your website, bringing your ranking down. Fifth the HTML or PHP or whatever code it is needs to be kept to a minimum. More code than actual content is bad for your websites since the Googlebot just sees text. Sixth which is a scam many use to get higher ranking, this only whoever works for a while then gets you completely drooped from Google, is keyword overloading. Putting nothing but keywords on a page will get you high the first time the bot searches your site but as time progresses it learns and you pay. Seventh of course is self-promoting. Which is basically putting too many links to your homepage from your sub-pages. This sounds like it'll work for you but it doesn't as the Googlebot know enough to know which links are from which domain. Eighth is having the same content on a page forever, one of the fundamental rules of a good webmaster is to keep your website fresh at all times. Ninth is the new iframes these frames do nothing short of confusing the Googlebot as it indexes each frame as a different page ending your content in a disarray. Which is why Google Ads only respond to the iframe they are put in. That's about it for the negatives. Focus on those and check to see that you don't use any of these methods, this will keep you in the neutral zone. But we want more we want to be able to go positive, to make sure the Googlebot leaves our website with enough info to satisfy Google Adsense and get you a good SEO ranking. So here is a list of the things to do in order to get ahead of the spider game: First things first updated content is a must. If you can update your website daily. Ever wonder why blogs and forums do so well in search engines? Because their content is ever so changing. And not to mention original. Second use a useful tool by Google called Google Sitemaps. It's a complete layout of your website that you tell Google so it already knows where to spider. Which makes the Googlebot's job so much easier. If you haven't already sign up for Google Sitemaps. It's free and easy. Third keep your code clean of errors and keep it to a minimum. There a lot of tools out there that check you website code to make sure there no errors. Even if your content is automatic check jsut to make sure, machines aren't perfect. Fourth make sure you have a lot of relevant backlinks with different titles. Your website shouldn't be "All About Google Adsense" all the time someone else can link to it under a different title. Like "Google Adsense Info Blog". This makes sure the Google Spider doesn't mistake your backlinks as linksfarm backlinks, which do more harm than good. Fifth keep your keyword density normal about 3-7% should be good enough. Remember moderation in all things you don't wnat too much or too little. Sixth make sure each of your images has an ALT tag this makes sure the Googlebot will understand what it stands for. Since it can only read text. Seventh always keep you webpages static unless it's unavoidable. Too much generated content is bad for spiders. If you follow all of these your website should be the most Googlebot friendly website out there. Making your Google Adsense ads stay relevant and giving you a higher Google PR. But make sure you keep up-to-date about new developments in the Google Spider field. One way is to subscribe to my XML feed located here. Thank You

July 03, 2006

Google Pages Now Adsense Enabled!

Google Adsense the money making machine has now been integrated into Google Pages know as the Google web page creator. Google Pages is a Google tool that allows a user to create a full website with no html or any other code knowledge needed. It has fully been operational for some time now and many of it's users were expecting Google Adsense to be included in the package and it seems Google has obliged. Many of the Google Pages users have received invitations to choose whether they want to integrate Google Adsense into their Google Pages. The invitation reads like this: Hi, We're happy to let you know that Google Page Creator is now compatible with AdSense. Please feel free to add the AdSense code to your Page Creator web pages. If you don't know how to implement the AdSense code with Google Page Creator, please follow the instructions below: 1. Log into your AdSense account at www.google.com/adsense 2. From the AdSense Setup tab, customize and generate your AdSense code 3. Copy the generated code from the 'Your AdSense code' box 4. Log into your Google Page Creator account 5. Select the web page you'd like to display AdSense ads 6. Select the field where you'd like the ads to appear 7. Click 'Edit HTML' 8. Paste the AdSense code in the HTML source code of the page 9. Save your updated web page 10. Publish your web page After taking the steps above, your ads should appear shortly. If you have trouble implementing the Ad Sense code onto your web page, please feel free to respond to this email. Good luck, The Google AdSense Team And it seems they have wasted no time in getting into the Google Adsense train. Though the integration has some problems as any betas might they are all being quickly fixed as they are discovered. But this is a clear opportunity for users to take advantage of both Googe Adsense and Google Pages. If you haven't already sign up for Google Pages here. Thank You

July 01, 2006

Top Five Alternatives To Google Adsense!

Now even though I've dedicated this blog to Google Adsense I think I should give everybody a chance. So I've decided to compile a list and description of the next best advertising programs out to help you fully monetize your websites: Clicksor:
This service is copy of google adsense in almost every way it offers Cost Per Visit, Cost Per Click / Pay per Click and Cost Per Thousand Impression metrics. It supports both publishers and advertisers and also offers targeted ads. Adbrite:
Adbrite tries a totally new way to advertise products. It let's publishers compete for ad space on advertisers' websites. This means the publishers will come at you with offers the one with the most wins. The advantage is that if your website's worth it you stand to make mega cash. The disadvantage is the fact that publishers may choose to ignore your website leaving you with nothing. AllFeeds:
AllFeeds has a lot of services covering a wide range of advertising, heck it even has a way to inter grate their into Google Adsense but they only replace public service ads. It has: Contextual ads, Popaway ads, Text Links, Search Boxes, DHTML Popaways, and your own Free Web Site Portal. The advantage is clear it has the most options of any advertising program I know. The is that not many people use it and tends to dull and take years to get anything done. Chitika:
Chitika offers a wide range of products that can be accessed used their eMiniMalls as they call them. The advantages are the fact that it adapts to which products your users tend to get interested in the most. Of course the big disadvantage is the fact that not each site will have a product relating to it. And the fact that the user has to purchase said product in order for you to get paid. Kanoodle:
Kanoodle has a lot of innovate ideas in ad publishing. Including a new thing called BrightAds Cookies which you use a code to drop cookies on a user's browser cache, so when a user visits another site in the Kanoodle network, they can show them ads that will appeal to them. And you get a portion of the clicks on those. They also employ the intrusive pop-under which basically appears from the bottom of your page and load into windows themselves. Users hate these since there few ways to block them and interfere with their browsing. The advantages are these new systems and the disadvantages is your users won't be happy. Now I know there are way more programs out there but to me these are the ones that make it to the top. Even though yahoo's new publisher program seems to be raising a lot of voices it's still in beta and the finished product could be far from whats expected. Thank You