Archive for August, 2010

Have you checked your AdSense email preferences lately? If not, you may be missing out on important information and special offers without realizing. Take a minute to log in and update your email preferences under the ‘My Account’ tab.

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Posted by Katrina Kurnit – Inside AdSense Team

5576995 5454320230614800362?l=adsense.blogspot AdSense email preferences: Get the most from your account and from Google
 AdSense email preferences: Get the most from your account and from Google

 AdSense email preferences: Get the most from your account and from Google

Blogger’s 11th Birthday Party

Author: InsideAdSense
25.08.2010

Attention all Bloggers! We know many of you use AdSense to monetize your blog, and we wanted to be sure you didn’t miss out on the invitation to Blogger’s 11th Birthday party. Using Meetup Everywhere, you can find a party in your area that will be filled with local bloggers like you. We hope you’ll take advantage of this great opportunity to swap stories about your readers, learn about some new sites, share tips about earning with AdSense, and get to know other passionate bloggers. Details are highlighted below, but check out the official Blogger post for more information.

  • What: Blogger’s 11th birthday celebration!
  • How: Sign up for a Meetup near you or get one going in your town.
  • Where: Anywhere you are.
  • Who: Everyone! You never know who might show up.
  • When: Any time on Tuesday, August 31, 2010
  • RSVP: www.meetup.com/bloggerfiesta

Posted by Katrina Kurnit – Inside AdSense Team

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 Blogger’s 11th Birthday Party

 Blogger’s 11th Birthday Party

In an effort to expand the availability of sensitive category blocking (also known as category filtering) worldwide, we’re happy to announce that sensitive category blocking has now officially launched in Japanese, Chinese, Polish, and Portuguese. As you might know, this feature is also available in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, and Arabic with testing being done for Russian.

With sensitive category blocking, you can prevent ads from up to 11 specific categories from appearing on your pages. Ads in these categories will be blocked if they’re in any of the supported languages, regardless of how they’ve been targeted to your pages.

If you’d like to set up sensitive category blocking, please sign in to your AdSense account and visit the Ad Review Center, located under the ‘AdSense Setup’ tab. Once you click ‘change,’ you’ll be able to view the full list of categories you can block. In addition, to help you understand the impact of applying these filters, we’ll show you the percentage of revenue and ad impressions you’ve been receiving from each category in the last 30 days.

For more information about sensitive category blocking, we encourage you to visit our Help Center.

Posted by Katrina Kurnit – Inside AdSense Team

5576995 6373887361041701168?l=adsense.blogspot Sensitive category blocking now available for Japanese, Chinese, Polish, and Portuguese
 Sensitive category blocking now available for Japanese, Chinese, Polish, and Portuguese

 Sensitive category blocking now available for Japanese, Chinese, Polish, and Portuguese

21.08.2010

This Saturday, our engineers will be performing routine site maintenance from 10am to 2pm PDT. You’ll be unable to log in to your AdSense account during this time, but we’ll continue serving ads to your pages and tracking your clicks, impressions, and earnings as usual. In addition, your ad targeting won’t be affected.

We’ve converted the maintenance start time for a few cities around the world:

London – 6pm Saturday
Alexandria – 7pm Saturday
Hyderabad – 10:30pm Saturday
Jakarta – 12am Sunday
Perth – 1am Sunday

To learn more about what goes on during these maintenance periods, check out this Inside AdSense post.

Posted by Katrina Kurnit – Inside AdSense Team

5576995 5226008004125700047?l=adsense.blogspot Site maintenance on Saturday, August 21
 Site maintenance on Saturday, August 21

 Site maintenance on Saturday, August 21

16.08.2010

ASInYourCity Getting to know you at AdSense In Your City: BostonLast week I was given the opportunity to attend the Boston AdSense In Your City event. Though Boston technically isn’t my city (I’m a New Yorker by birth) I can see why so many of our fabulous publishers call it home.

Despite our varied interests (ranging from hot sauce to sheepdogs, ab workouts to online video games), every single person in that room was connected by their intense passion for their site’s subject, experience with AdSense, and desire to learn more.

We covered a lot in a single afternoon, and the Googlers learned a lot about your needs and concerns. Whether it was a feature request for the new user interface, a question about what Analytics report to check to help maximize ROI, a clarification about how to leverage DoubleClick for Publishers Small Business, or an optimization tip for the group, I was thrilled to see such lively discussion and engaged participation.

My favorite part of the day was getting some one-on-one time with a few publishers during the cocktail reception and individual optimization sessions. Regardless of site content or amount of product experience, everyone I spoke to shared a similar story: the money earned from AdSense has allowed them to spend more time doing the things they love. Some had more time to build great content for their users, others to quit their day job and blog about their favorite hobby. I was lucky enough to speak to two publishers who shared that AdSense not only allowed them to spend more time with their families, but even to put their kids through college.

Though Boston was the last stop of the AdSense In Your City roadshows, we hope to come visit more of you in the coming months. We’ve looked at all of the comments left so far, and will be sure to ask all of you before we decide where to go next. Make sure you’re opted in to receive special offers via email so we can invite you to events like this, and hopefully AdSense will get to see you in your city very soon!

Posted by Katrina Kurnit – Inside AdSense Team

5576995 2104335417495491362?l=adsense.blogspot Getting to know you at AdSense In Your City: Boston
 Getting to know you at AdSense In Your City: Boston

 Getting to know you at AdSense In Your City: Boston