Archive for April, 2015

29.04.2015
As a business owner, content creator, or webmaster, you can have many questions, e.g., when you will be paid, how you can earn more or how you can build a multi-screen website. We’ve improved our resources and support options to help you find the answers to your questions.

Most of the answers to your questions are available in the AdSense Help Center and in the Troubleshooting section. In addition, you can find answers and exchange ideas with other publishers in the AdSense Help Forum.

To provide a more simplified and personalized support experience, we’ve launched a new Contact us flow in the AdSense Help Center. Publishers consistently earning more than $25 per week (or local equivalent) are eligible to sign up for email consultations with AdSense support (available in 36 languages). If you can’t see the “Contact Us” button, you can still reach us via the issue-based troubleshooters in the AdSense Help Center.

For all questions about your AdSense account, don’t forget to explore the AdSense help resources below:

To hear more about new features and opportunities, subscribe to the Inside AdSense blog, follow our Google+ and Twitter channels, and opt in to receiving emails from us.

Posted by Saurav Roy – AdSense Support Team

 Explore AdSense help resources and support options

 Explore AdSense help resources and support options

Today we’re introducing Matched content, a free content recommendation tool for AdSense publishers that promotes your content to your site visitors. Matched content generates contextually relevant and personalized article recommendations from the pages on your website.

With Matched content, your visitors can:

  • Discover relevant articles on your site
  • Spend more time on your pages
  • Engage more with your content

This new feature can help you increase your site’s page views and ad impressions, and could increase your ad revenue by making it easy for your visitors to find your content. To provide a great experience for you and your site visitors, Matched content is available for sites with multiple pages and high volumes of traffic. Have a look at the site management settings in your AdSense account to see if your sites are eligible to run Matched content.

MatchedContent Introducing Matched content: a new way to help your visitors discover content on your site

Adding Matched content units to your site now could help you to grow the number of page views on your site and increase user engagement. You can get the most out of this new tool by checking the best practices in the AdSense Help Center.

We’d love to hear your thoughts about this new feature in the comments section below this post.

Posted by Tobias Maurer, Matched Content Product Manager
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 Introducing Matched content: a new way to help your visitors discover content on your site

 Introducing Matched content: a new way to help your visitors discover content on your site

20.04.2015
Nursingcrib.com provides extra study materials for student nurses, an idea that came to Michelle Bartolome in 2007 when she got frustrated with textbooks and in-person lessons. She and her husband, Deric, thought the Internet must have a better solution, and it did. The Bartolomes created Nursingcrib.com, implemented AdSense, and today the site receives visitors from across the globe. With the ad revenue from Nursingcrib, Deric and Michelle have been able to build their dream home, support their family, and work full time on their website. We asked them to share their tips for other entrepreneurs.

How they got started:

Michelle: The concept of Nursingcrib.com came from me. I happened to take up Nursing as a second course from 2004 to 2006. At that time, Nursing was an in-demand course. Almost 90% of college students were taking it up. First, I just wanted to have a blog where I could share my notes with other aspiring nurses like me. I uploaded several care plans, modules, and diagrams, and instantly it became a hit. It became even more popular when I published the names of nursing board passers, which happens twice a year.

What were their main challenges:

Michelle: It was back in November 2007 when we first hit the $100 minimum AdSense payout. Deric and I were so happy because the dream of having another source of income opened up. By 2008, we were earning enough so that Deric could quit his call center job and go full time with our websites. People thought we were unemployed because we were always at home in front of the computer. They said we could not do it because we were young. They said it was impossible because we were not working abroad. Well, all I can say is that they were all wrong.

How to push through obstacles:

Deric: The biggest challenge was getting the site recognized. At first, I thought it would be easy. But with the Internet being so big, you have to compete with established websites. Learning how to market our new site was the key to overcome every obstacle that came our way. Online business requires fewer people, but it’s still not easy. The main lesson we’ve learned is that success doesn’t happen overnight, it takes time and effort to build your dreams.

Posted by Michelle and Deric Bartolome, co-founders of Nursingcrib.com

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 Nursed to success: online education for nurses

 Nursed to success: online education for nurses

Recently, we announced that Google Search will be using mobile-friendliness as a search ranking signal. This change will affect mobile searches in all languages worldwide and will have a significant impact in Google Search results. Make sure your website is ready for this search change. Here are some frequently asked questions that can help you.
How can I check if my site is mobile-friendly? 
You can check your site by testing your pages with the Mobile-Friendly Test tool. This tool shows how Google Search sees your pages. To get a list of mobile usability issues across your sites, log in to your Webmaster Tools account and use the Mobile Usability Report.
How can I make my site mobile-friendly?
Get started with the guide to mobile-friendly sites to build your mobile-friendly site. If you need more customized advice for publishers, you can check out the AdSense Multi-Screen Starter Guide.  
My website is already mobile-friendly. Do I need to take any action?
If you already have a mobile-friendly site:
Go mobile today to provide your visitors a good user experience and to make most of your mobile traffic.
Posted by Inside AdSense Team
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 Is your website ready for mobile friendly Google search results?

 Is your website ready for mobile friendly Google search results?

Editor’s note: Today’s guest author is John Brown, the Head of Publisher Policy Communications. He’ll be sharing valuable insights about Google AdSense program policies with us.

We know that many of you have a steady income from AdSense to support your business. We also know that you are working hard to keep your account in good standing and we want to help you stay compliant with our policies while you publish your content the way you want.

We’ve defined AdSense program policies to ensure we all preserve a healthy digital ecosystem for the benefit of all users, advertisers, and publishers. We’ve gotten a lot of feedback from you that there’s more we could be doing to make our policies clearer. To demystify any uncertainties or questions that you may have, I’d like to share more details on AdSense policies over the next few months.

To start with, I’d like to introduce myself. My name is John Brown, I’m the Head of Publisher Policy Communications at Google. I’ve spent more than 14 years in digital advertising in various leadership roles in business development, marketing, and product development. I understand the challenges faced by you every day and I’m passionate about building and growing relationships, protecting advertisers, and helping you develop sustainable solutions. We all strive to win your trust and prove the value of working with AdSense.

For today, let’s start by reviewing AdSense program policies at a high level:

  • Your content is important. We will never suggest censoring your content to meet our policies. However, we have obligations to our advertisers. If you want to post or maintain content that is not compliant with the AdSense policies, simply remove the AdSense ad code from that page. We’re here to help you maintain and grow your online business.
  • Check these steps before filing a policy appeal. It’s always possible to appeal a policy violation once you remove Google ads from pages that violate our policies or once you address the policy violation. Remember that all policy appeals are reviewed by our team and we try to get back to every appeal within 72 hours.

Stay tuned to the Inside AdSense blog for more of these updates.

See you online!

Posted by John Brown, Head of Publisher Policy Communications

 Demystifying AdSense policies with John Brown, Head of Publisher Policy Communications (Part 1)

 Demystifying AdSense policies with John Brown, Head of Publisher Policy Communications (Part 1)