« Womens-Finance.com - a case study comparing AdSense & YPN | Main | Another guest appearance on SEO Rockstars »

September 01, 2005

Running Red Cross donation ads for your AdSense alternate ad

The Red Cross is appealing to bloggers and site owners to add donation ads to websites. In addition to donating your web space for the various banners, you can also add the Red Cross donation banners as your AdSense alternate ad to help with the relief effort for victims of Katrina.

To do that, here are the complete step by step instructions on what to do. First, you need to select the Red Cross ad that corresponds with the same image size as your AdSense ad unit. Images are available in the following ad sizes:

Then submit the form, and it will give you the banner ad code you need. There is no need to save the graphic to your own server. Take the code and paste it into a plain webpage document and save it (ie. psa.html or redcross.html)

Then, you can go and generate new AdSense javascript in your control panel, or you can add this line underneath your publisher ID line in the javascript you already have on your webpage:

google_alternate_ad_url = "http://www.example.com/redcross/psa.html";

Be sure to change the URL to the exact URL your Red Cross ad code is on. Then upload the page you placed the ad code on, along with all the pages you have added the new alternative ad to the javascript.

Hopefully many AdSense publishers will chose to help the Red Cross by running these ads as their alternate ad, or donate separate ad space as well.

Posted by Jenstar at September 1, 2005 01:12 PM

Trackback Pings

TrackBack URL for this entry:

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Running Red Cross donation ads for your AdSense alternate ad:

» More Hurricane Katrina Resources & Banner Space Appeal from Search Engine Watch Blog
Below, a rundown on how Craigslist is being used to help people search for temporary housing, aid and missing loved ones, a way to tag a map with information you know about the New Orleans area or check on partcular locations, some basic news searching... [Read More]

Tracked on September 2, 2005 09:14 AM

» Blogging Help for Katrina from Wealthy Web
Free Money Finance is matching donations made to Hurricane Katrina Relief up to $1000. InstaPundit has a comprehensive list of organizations that are accepting donations to help the area affected by the hurricane. Another way to help is to add a ... [Read More]

Tracked on September 2, 2005 05:24 PM

» AMR Partners: Good & Bad PR Techniques / Good & Bad PR Firms from SEO Book.com
Post about good and bad public relations firms. [Read More]

Tracked on September 3, 2005 03:58 AM

» Running Red Cross Donation Ads on Your Blog from LiewCF.com
Calling for all bloggers. Please help Hurricane Katrina victims by running a Red Cross donation ad on your blog. ... [Read More]

Tracked on September 4, 2005 08:34 PM