My Google AdSense account has been disabled

For the past several years ever since I became an AdSense publisher in 2006, I have come across or read horror stories of those whose accounts have been disabled by Google for various reasons, ranging from “invalid clicks” to “risk for our advertisers”. I never thought that this would happen to me, because I felt confident that because I have always been in good standing with Google and have received payments from them for years, my account will never be at risk of being banned. Furthermore, I have never told anyone to click on my ads, or click on the ads myself in order to inflate my own earnings. This is simply because I don’t believe that one should kill the goose in order to get the golden eggs.

Today, however, whatever trust I had in Google is shattered, because to my utter horror and dismay, the dreaded “Your Google AdSense account has been disabled” message has come into my e-mail. Continue reading My Google AdSense account has been disabled

YPN to shut down on April 30th 2010

Well this is certainly no April Fool’s joke, seeing that this was widely reported on many tech blogs, including TechCrunch. This has also been confirmed on the YPN Blog. If you are a Yahoo Publisher Network (YPN) publisher, you would have received the following e-mail informing you of this decision:

Dear Publisher,

Yahoo! continuously evaluates and prioritizes our products and services, in alignment with business goals and our continued commitment to deliver the best consumer and advertiser experiences. After conducting an extensive review of the Yahoo! Publisher network beta program, we have decided to close the program effective April 30, 2010. We expect to deliver final publisher payments for the month ending april 30, 2010 to publishers no later than May 31, 2010. All publishers eligible for 1099s for the 2010 tax year will have those mailed by January 31, 2011.

Because our content will no longer be delivered to your ad unit spaces after April 30, 2010, we recommend removing all YPN ad code from your pages by that date.

This will certainly be a problem for many YPN publishers who are banned from Google AdSense, the stronger competitor of YPN. On my part, I’ve never used it myself but I have been waiting patiently for YPN to come out of beta (even though it has been 5 years) and go international, however remote it was. Looks like this possibility has now become impossible.

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Why Google Adsense is essential for your blogs

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These days I have been neglecting my focus on optimising my Google Adsense position in my blogs, but I intend to rectify that soon as I come to the realisation that Adsense is essential for websites, especially those which contain a lot of content. The concept behind Adsense is relatively simple, as it involves inserting a Javascript code into a certain website or blog. Each time the page is accessed and shows a related link to a san francisco probate lawyer for example, the Javascript will pull advertisements from the Google Adsense program. The search engine is the one handling all the tracking and payments, providing an easy way for webmasters to display content-sensitive and targeted ads without having the hassle to solicit advertisers, collect funds, monitor the clicks and statistics which could be a time-consuming task in itself. It seems that there is never a shortage of advertisers in the program from which the search engine pulls the Google Adsense ads. Also webmasters are less concerned by the lack of information search engines are providing and are more focused in making cash from these search engines.

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Various ways to monetise your traffic

It is common knowledge that without traffic to our websites, we have no business. Like any business, without any customers you do not get sales. Traffic represents all the people that gets a chance to see what you have to offer, such as a website about rhinoplasty Beverly Hills, CA, for example. The more people who see your products the more people there would be to buy them. Nobody puts up an e-commerce site that does not earn any profit. We have a startup capital that needs to be regained. With a consistent traffic, we at least have a fighting chance to achieve that probability. Monetizing your traffic would optimize your chances of making the best out of it.

The best and most proven method of making a profit out of your traffic is using advertising. The internet generates hundreds of thousands upon hundred of thousands of traffic everyday. Most of them are searching for something. While some are just looking for information there is also a good percentage that is looking for something that they need. The internet has proven to be a very reliable source in finding what was deemed to be a very unsearchable product. The internet has made the world a smaller place; you can advertise a product from the depths of Istanbul and still find a buyer from the center of Philadelphia.

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Google Adsense payments via Western Union

I know that I’ve been a really bad boy and not been paying attention to my Google Adsense earnings as of late. Oh yes, I still get payments from Google but certainly not as much as it was during the time when I was focusing my attention on it and at its peak. Mostly its because I get discouraged with the payment systems via cheque which is troublesome for this part of the world I am living in. Not only do I have to wait for a long time for those cheques to arrive, I also have to wait for them to clear at the local bank (takes a whole bloody month, would you believe it?). Plus, after the bank dip their beaks into the money, there isn’t much leftover for me to save or spend.

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Google Adsense filters for Islamic website projects

Some Muslim brothers and sisters have expressed concern about the influx of the half-naked man religion websites and other undesirable, anti-Islam websites that appear in Google Adsense when they are using it for their online Islamic projects and looking to monetise it. Well, fortunately we can keep out these undesirable elements by the use of website filters which are available in the Google Adsense control panel. I have compiled the list that I am currently using and you can download that list (in .txt format) at the following URL.

http://www.ibnjuferi.net/filter.txt

It will keep out at least 60% – 70% of the Islamophobic and half-naked man religion websites that are rife through the Adsense system. Do be warned, however, that this method is not foolproof, as the half-naked man religion websites breed like rabbits and its hard to keep up with them all of the time. Therefore you should always be aware if such sites appear and update your filter list with the new URL should such sites keep appearing and escape the filters even despite applying it for your Google Adsense account.