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Google AdSense updating ad unit font styles once again

If you haven’t chosen to select your font style within your account because you were happy with the default, you might want to rethink that.  AdSense is changing the default font used in the different ad units, based on which ad font performs best in each ad unit.  The new defaults will be: Arial: 728×90, 336×280, […]

Google AdSense accidentally sends duplicate payments to some publishers

If you were one of the publishers who discovered two AdSense checks in your mailbox instead of the usual one, don’t get too excited, the AdSense fairy didn’t suddenly decide your website was so awesome it was worthy double the amount of expected earnings.  An error with the bank that processes checks printed and mailed […]

How to protect your AdSense account from invalid clicks

After uniQlicks began spamming AdSense publishers with fake Google AdSense termination emails in an attempt to scare publishers into signing up for their “invalid click protection”, a lot of people asked me what they can do themselves to protect their AdSense account.  The AdSense team contacted me and said they have a list of tips for […]

uniQlicks spamming AdSense publishers with fake AdSense termination emails

It is probably the worst feeling for a publisher… checking your email only to discover a “Google AdSense Account Disabled” email from Google.  That is what happened to an AdSense publisher Steve this morning (and presumably to others as well)… and it turns out that it was a fake termination letter done by a company that […]

Google News showing inappropriate ads on embedded YouTube videos

I have been on the road for most of the last two weeks, so I have been getting current events news on both CNN.com and Google News, particularly about the Air France plane crash.  A couple of days ago I noticed Google News was now embedding videos from (what I believe are) “trusted video news […]

Clarification from Google on New AdSense Policies

With the new AdSense policies that were released last week, there was definitely some confusion about what would and wouldn’t be allowed, particularly to do with blending ads. I have gotten some clarification from Katie from the Google AdSense team on some of the policies that has people confused. First, if you haven’t read about […]

Google AdSense opens Google Analytics integration to all publishers

If you have been waiting to get an invite into the Google AdSense / Google Analytics integration, you are in luck because they have just opened the entire program up to all publishers. Over the past few months, we’ve been gradually inviting publishers to integrate their AdSense accounts with Google Analytics, and today we’re happy […]

New AdSense Policies Released: major implications for link sellers, MFAs & blended ad styles

It’s new AdSense Policies time.  Remember, when you agreed to the AdSense terms & conditions, you automatically agreed to also abide by the AdSense Policies, even when they are changed, so be sure you aren’t in violation of the new policies   And some of the changes are pretty huge in my opinion, I just […]

AdSense really wants European publishers to get reports in Euros

Imagine being a publisher in Europe and everytime you login your AdSense account, you are greeted instead with a page similar to the one we see when AdSense updates their Terms & Conditions.  Right now for European publishers (see note below on which European countries) it is considered optional to use local currency instead of […]

More details on category filtering from AdSense

I blogged earlier about the new Google AdSense category targeting that was announced earlier today.  So, I asked the AdSense team plenty of questions while they were on the ADSPACE panel. First, this is in a limited beta, meaning if you haven’t already been asked to participate, you won’t be in the initial wave of […]