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Is Contextual Advertising Viable on a Blog?
10th of December 2004 Darren Rowse 5

Is Contextual Advertising Viable on a Blog?

There has been an increasing amount of debate recently over both the ethics and viability of blogging commercially. The focus of this post is not to enter into the question of ‘should bloggers add income streams to their blogs’ – rather I want to examine whether it is a financially ...more
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Google Testing Animated Ads
8th of December 2004 Darren Rowse 6

Google Testing Animated Ads

Yesterday I missed another change to Adsense – it seems they will be testing animated image ads – here is what they say on their site: ‘We’ll be accepting animated GIFs from a small test group of advertisers, and you’ll be able to display these ads on your pages! The ...more
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No more beer, drugs, tobacco or weaponry for you!
7th of December 2004 Darren Rowse

No more beer, drugs, tobacco or weaponry for you!

If you’re using Adsense to bring an income stream to your blog about alcohol, tobacco, weapons or prescription drugs then it might be time to find a new advertising method because in part of the latest update on Google they have moved to ban such topics. They have also re ...more
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New URL Channel Feature on Adsense
7th of December 2004 Darren Rowse 1

New URL Channel Feature on Adsense

Adsense forums are buzzing this morning over a new feature added to the Adsense program in the last few hours that allows publishers to track their statistics without adding code to pages. You simply add the URL of the site, directory, category and they will provide statistics for that part ...more
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JenSense – it’s all about the AdSense…
1st of December 2004 Darren Rowse 4

JenSense – it’s all about the AdSense…

JenSense will be a blog to watch if you’re using Adsense as it is run by ‘Jenstar’ who is a legend in Adsense forums where she is a moderator and guru. I’m putting this on in my RSS tracker as we speak – sure to be some useful tidbits in ...more
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Clicklab Releases White Paper on Click Fraud
30th of November 2004 Darren Rowse 1

Clicklab Releases White Paper on Click Fraud

‘Clicklab, a leader in the emerging field of click fraud detection and prevention, announced the release and general availability of the white paper “How to Defend Your Website Against Click Fraud.” http://www.clicklab.com/white-paper The white paper is released shortly after Google has filed first-of-a-kind click fraud lawsuit against AdSense publisher. The ...more
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Google Vs. Adsense Fraudsters
23rd of November 2004 Darren Rowse 1

Google Vs. Adsense Fraudsters

Google is sending a message to its publishers about click fraud and is suing one of its clients this week in an effort to recoup loss incurred by false clicking – but is also no doubt hoping to send a warning to those cheating the system that they are serious ...more
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Google Adsense to Provide Additional Payment Options?
18th of November 2004 Darren Rowse 2

Google Adsense to Provide Additional Payment Options?

I recently wrote an email to the kind people at Google Adsense Customer Service HQ suggesting that they work on an alternative payment system for plebs like me who live outside the USA. I recently wrote about the predicament I face – it takes 14 weeks from the time I ...more
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New Google Adsense Features
17th of November 2004 Darren Rowse

New Google Adsense Features

Google’s Adsense has just added a newly designed FAQ/Support page to their site with more advice and tips for the program. They’ve also added a ‘invite a friend’ option to the program. Unfortunately there is no incentive to make such an invitation for publishers. Already forums dedicated to Adsense are ...more
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