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Protect yourself from getting banned from Google AdSense

Google is very strict against publishers having invalid clicks. Invalid clicks results when you, your friends, your workers, your family members and kds accidently click on ads appeared on your site. Such activities are strictly against Google Policy. Google has way to figure this out and they never disclose on what ground your account is disabled. Although Google provide facility to request reactivation of the account (at least one time), but chances of reactivation are rare. They generally reply first time when you request re-activation. Then after, they generally don’t even reply to your request. And this is the end of your online advertising hope with Google. All of your efforts and to build a website financially supported AdSense end up with a mash. Although there is life after Google AdSense, but you have to do it again. Following is the message you get from google after getting banned from Google AdSense program.

 

Banned from Google AdSense

Banned from Google AdSense

This article is all about protecting yourself from invalid clicks. Following are the suggestions to protect you from invalid clicks.

  • Disable JavaScript: Website ads will not appear to you in your web browser while browsing internet. Read more on how to disable JavaScript. Although this method is very effective to block appearance of JavaScript based ads from AdSense and other advertising networks but many times it is painful as it block ads from all websites. You may have to enable it temporally while browsing other website. Also, same thing has to be done in all computers you own for personal use or for employees and family members wherever there is chance for invalid clicks.
  • Block Hosts files: This will prevent the loading of any AdSense ads and other chosen contextual ads on your computer. This setting will be applicable to every browser and software program you use to connect with internet. For details read, changing hosts file to prevent appearance of contextual ads.



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Ideal ad unit placement blocks in blogs and websites

Placing ads in the websites and blogs is the popular way to earn money. Many website/blog owners are using Google AdSense, Chitika, Bidvertiser and other advertising networks to display ads in their website. They also use static banners from various affiliates. Traffic is the single most important factor for generating revenue. If you don’t have visitors for your website and blog there is no questions of clicks which is the key for earning money by any ways. Good traffic depends on quality contents and SEO. Here I assume that there is sufficient traffic to the website/blog but publisher is not able to motivate their visitors to click on ads. Clicks are the key to generate revenue. There are two main reasons for lesser clicks – first is an inappropriate ads and second is wrong placement of the ads. Inappropriate means not matching with the contents of the website. When you display ads from well established advertising networks like Google AdSense and Chitika, who has comprehensive list of advertisers, then question of inappropriate ads not arises. Therefore placement of ads is very important.

Ads may come in contextual, image or video formate. Whatever is the form, widely used sizes of these ads are listed below.

  • Leaderboard (728 x 90)
  • Banner (468 x 60)
  • Half Banner (234×60)
  • Button (125×125)
  • Skyscraper (120×600)
  • Wide Skyscraper (160×600)
  • Small Rectangle (180×150)
  • Vertical Banner (120 x 240)
  • Small Square (200 x 200)
  • Square (250 x 250)
  • Medium Rectangle (300 x 250)
  • Large Rectangle (336 x 280)

Placement of above sized ads in your website is very important. You should add the required code in the main html/css file to streamline the appearance of ads there without doing any additional work. However you can add these ads at any place wherever you want. There are limitations on number of ads which can appear on a single page (please refer to your advertising network guidelines). Google AdSense allow maximum of 3 contextual ads per page. Placing the ads is not the only thing you should worry about. It should be placed at appropriate place. It should come as part of your website/blog contents. Following are the proven placed to add “ad blocks” having revenue generation potential.

1)       Top of the website
2)       Sidebars
3)       Start and end of the post/article
4)       Middle of the article

A sample of good placement of ad blocks is shown in following figure.

ad unit block

High earning ad unit blocks

Although placement of ads in above mentioned places has proven value, one shoe never fit all feet. There is no single formula for the success for everybody. You should always try experimenting with different locations. If some ad block is not getting sufficient clicks, you should try other locations. There is no use of wasting time continuing the wrong locations. All advertising networks provide option to put a label to particular ad unit which is embedded in the code. So you can easily track which place of your ad is getting more clicks. Regularly monitor the progress and do the needful subsequently. Ways to add label in ad codes is discussed in another article.

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Ways to disable JavaScript for protecting yourself from invalid clicks

JavaScript is a program which is required to show contextual ads of various advertising networks like Google AdSense, Chitika Ads, Bidvertiser etc on website. Every web browsers like Mozilla, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome etc have option to disable it. Therefore if you don’t have ads then there will not be any question of clicks. Also, you can keep more than one browsers (for example Mozilla, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome). While viewing your site, you should use the browser with disabled JavaScript.  Following are the ways to disable JavaScript in your web browsers.

  • Internet Explorer: Go to Tools > Internet Options > Security > Custom Level. Look for the Scripting category and select “disable” in Active scripting.
  • Disable JavaScript in Internet Explorer

    Disable JavaScript in Internet Explorer

  • Mozilla: Go to Tools > Options > Content. Deselect Enable JavaScript in the option.
  • Disable JavaScript in Mozilla

    Disable JavaScript in Mozilla

  • Google Chrome: Go to Customize and Control Google Chrome > Options > Under the Hood > Privacy > Content settings. Now select “Do not allow any site to run JavaScript.
  • Disable JavaScript in Google Chrome

    Disable JavaScript in Google Chrome

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Top Paying PPC (Pay Per Click) Programs

PPC programs provide an opportunity for earn money to the publishers. Ads can be placed on the website though these programs. There is no need to search for the advertisers related to the niche area. Publishers get paid whenever a visitors click on those ads. A particular ad is displayed on the website when it is relevant to the products or services of the advertiser. Advertisers generally bid on keywords relevant to their target market. PPC programs operate under two criteria CTR (click-through-rate) and CPC (cost-per-click). CPC vary from advertiser to advertiser. Some pay very high, while others relatively very low. Ads from the particular advertiser appear only when your web content has the relevant keywords set by the advertisers. Some ads like Chitika ads appear mainly when people come to your site though search engine and the ads appears match with their search term. PPC program has potential to earn even more than millions per month.

There are two models which decide the CPC – flat-rate and bid-based. In both case advertiser has full right to decide the value of their clicks. Advertisers also consider the value of visitor coming to them after clicking. If the visitors are going to give them big returns for long term, the price of CPC will naturally be more. Therefore some ads related to education and finance pay more compared to digital devices.

Five top paying PPC programs are Google AdSense, Yahoo Publisher Network (YPN), Microsoft adCenter(MSN AdCenter) publisher affiliate program and Chitika affiliate and Kontera affiliates.

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Dating Affiliate Programs offering higher earning potential to bloggers

There are many ways by a website owner can earn the money. One of the popular way is through affiliates network. The web publisher can place the link of their affiliates on their site. Dating affiliates offer high click through rate and the web owner earn quick money by this.
Following are the list of best dating affiliates programs offering high earning.
1) Cupid plc: It offers four type of affiliate programs
a) Pay per lead program: Every signup you generate can earn you up to $16. The better the traffic the more you make.
b) Pay per sale program: One can earn up to $111 for each and every paid membership.
c) Percentage Program: This is the best of both worlds, combining per-lead and per-sale payouts. Get an amazing 90% from each and every sale and add our bonus for each confirmed registration.
d) Referral Program: Other webmasters can be encouraged to join through this program. 5% of everything a new webmster earn will be credited to the referrer.
2) Dating Factory: This is also a very popular dating affiliate program giving high returns.

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