Google AdSense drops AdSense for video

Google AdSense has decided to no longer offer their Google AdSense for video (not to be confused with video ads, where advertiser’s videos appear in an ad unit in lieu of a text or image ad).  These ads, which have been around for just over a year, allowed publishers to show certain YouTube videos embedded […]

Google AdSense joins Twitter

If you haven’t noticed on the Google AdSense blog, AdSense now has their own Twitter account where they will be tweeting on all things AdSense.  So far they have highlighted some things previously featured on the blog, but also have highlighted a forum thread where publishers share some of their AdSense tips. They only have […]

Speaking at SES New York & judging best search apps contest

Next week I will be in New York for Search Engine Strategies New York, taking place March 24-26 (with training sessions on both the Monday and Friday).  My first session is Introduction to Search Engine Marketing with Susan Prater from Owens Corning and David Naylor on Tuesday morning.  It is an overview of Search Marketing tips and […]

Google AdSense introduces behavioral targeting AKA “interest based targeting”

Google AdSense as jumped into the behavioural targeting ad game with the launch of their new “interest based targeting” in an email publishers received last night, and which was also posted on the Inside AdSense blog. Interest-based advertising will allow advertisers to show ads based on a user’s previous interactions with them, such as visits […]

Suspended AdSense publisher sues Google and wins

Have you had your account suspended by AdSense?  Most publishers end up losing the revenue earned after the last check had been issued.  Depending on the publisher, this could obviously vary from a few pennies to thousands of dollars.  So one publisher, Aaron Greenspan of Think Computer Corporation, decided to sue Google for that amount, […]

If you think no one is watching you click your own AdSense ads…

It is funny how people think they are being so creative by clicking their own AdSense ads.  So, here is one guy who thought he’d be sneaky by clicking his own AdSense ads – across multiple sites, no less – while at a Morrison’s Supermarket in the UK. SEO Idiot caught this guy in action while […]

Some AdSense publishers unable to login, starts endless loop with Google account login

To start with, if you are having a panic attack and think Google must have suspended your AdSense account, chances are pretty good that your account is fine, but it is Google having login issues instead 🙂  I will be posting updates on Twitter at @jenstar as things change. If you are trying to login to […]

Ryanair wants you to click Google AdSense ads, not buy flights

For years I have been telling publishers who are running a business selling a product or service that they should be very wary of using Google AdSense on their sites for a number of reasons. First, people using the site that might be purchasing from you are going to wonder why you are trying to […]