Link: Google High Page Ranks

January 17, 2008

Just found this site, so I thought I might give it a link. It’s a list of all websites/domains with a page rank of either 9 or 10. It’s a great list, seems well updated, and always fun to check out. So head over to http://www.doheth.co.uk/info/list-of-web-sites-with-high-page-rank.php to see.


Adsense Remove ‘Advertise On This Site’ Link

December 5, 2007

AdSense have just announced in emails to publishers that they have decided to remove the ‘Onsite Advertiser Sign-Up’ feature that once appeared occasionally on some ad units (the link used to say ‘Advertise on this site’).

According to them, the removal of the link is due to it’s poor performance and will soon be completely gone.

Personally I see this as a good move by them. I can’t imagine many people just clicking on that ad, signing up as an Adwords user and going from there. It’s the same as a person just clicking on ad to buy a new mobile phone (the ad was on a blog let’s say) and going through to buy it that moment. It’s very unlikely, and usually the clicker has to think about it, and then will by from the cheapest option. So that link probably didn’t get too many new Adwords sign-ups for Google.

Over at Adsense they’re really trying to revamp the system. Just lately they’ve even changed ads from being clickable all over, to only clickable on the title and URL. You might want to read this for more info on that change.


Being AdSense Safe

November 25, 2007

google_adsenseThis is talked about often, as it is a major issue for blog-owners. When I talk about Being AdSense Safe though, I mean being safe with your account. No one wants to be in a position where they lose their AdSense account, and this does happen often, believe it or not.

But how to you protect yourself from being click-bombed (one of the main reasons that accounts are banned)? Well, there’s really only one easy solution. Monitor your account through Google Analytics (or another stat-keeper), and make sure that whenever the click-through-rate (CTR) seems too high, you CONTACT GOOGLE! through their site. This is crucial that you get in contact with them, and not just sit around hoping they won’t notice.

Don’t click on your ads. Don’t ask others to click on ads for you. And Contact Google when in despair. They may not reply, but they sure as hell have your message which is all you need to be safe.