So i was browsing the net right ? Well i came upon an adwords ad (my friend Marius Ciocan directed my attention on it) in the Google search results (right hand Adwords column), that really caught my attention. I click on it right away.
Category: Google Adsense & Adwords
Jenstar a Digitalpoint moderator
So Shawn over at Digitalpoint, has made the wisest decision since a few months ago.
He just jot Jenstar to moderate for DP.
As she is our contextual advertising guru, she will be visiting the Adsense and Yahoo Publisher categories more.
I’m actually happy Shawn made this decision. This means Jen will come there more often now, and that can only do good, not only to us (who know a little or two about contextual advertising) but to the whole Digitalpoint community.
I mean DP is really one of the best SEM forums out there.
I actually gave repetead e-mails to the Adsense and Google Blog (the last one more frequently), as how could they not include DP in the “what we read section”.
Anyway, I read her blog when i get the chance, and i’m happy to see her act there too.
Welcome Jen :)
PS: Discuss this here.
So i was browsing trough my daily portion of Digitalpoint, suddenly noticing Crusader‘s blog post about Adsense referrals.
He got this mail from an Adsense representative, stating that Adsense has increased the publishers Adsense referral time limit to 180 days (period in which your referral must earn 100 USD for you to get your 100 USD commision), prior to the 90 days limit (which anyway appeared only in your Adsense referral account, in a small footer caption, NOT BEEING present in the How much will i earn from referrals section. It still isn’t.).
It seems that Adsense representatives got a lot of feedback from publishers, about this issue, so they acted upon it.
Altough, after digging about this myself, i didn’t found ANY official statement about this, neither on the Adsense help section, neither on the Adsense Blog.
Moreover, the line that exists (very small caption in the footer) in everybody’s Adsense Refferals account, still states :
An AdSense referral is counted when a publisher, who has never previously enrolled in AdSense, creates an account and earns at least $100.00 within 90 days of sign-up. The referred publisher must be eligible for payment to qualify as a successful referral.
So until i am convinced that this is official, i can’t pinpoint exactly. Anyway this would be a nice addition to every webmaster’s peace of mind.
One other nice feature, is that the Adsense account interface, has just changed a bit. This was happening just as i wrote this post, and it WAS kind of weird :)
It seems that they grouped certain buttons :)
LOL : I see this in the footer now :
A Google AdSense referral is counted when a publisher, who has never previously enrolled in Google AdSense, creates an account and earns at least $100.00 within 180 days of sign-up. The referred publisher must be eligible for payment to qualify as a successful referral.
It’s Official then.
PS: What have we learned from this ? Always check things out (your sources) before you hit Save :D.
02.03.2006 later edit : Here is the official Adsense Blog post, which appeared lated, explaining the new “face lift” :)
Adsense Smart pricing lowers a publisher’s payout
It seems that Graywolf over at Threadwatch, has researched an important Adsense bit. Publishers with low-rated websites, might have their Adsense income lowered for all the websites in their account, trough the so-called “Smart pricing”.
Darren, who’s a DigitalPoint member too, wrote at ProBlogger about this issue, and made a practical test about it.
Altough one month is a pretty low and not enough time span to say that the test is veritable, it still poses a question to all of us.
Discuss this issue at Digital Point Forums.