AdSense now pays through Western Union’s QuickCash service

Western Union Quick Cash payments will be available for pick-up the day after the payment date. The countries where Quick Cash is possible are :

China (Mainland)

The comissions for the Quick Cash service are NOT the same as for the normal Western Union money transfer (hundreds of USD).

In Romania, at least, the commisions are this way (these comissions are NOT present or stated anywhere within the Google Website, nor the Western Union website):

$15 for any sum up to $3000 USD
$25 for any sum exceeding $3000 USD

The maximum payment through this service is $5000. If your payment exceeds $5000, the payment method will automatically convert to the standard check.

You can search valid Western Union agents in your city, that allow QuickCash payments, through Payment Solutions.

When will you receive a payment ? Next day :)

Read more about it in SeoPedia forum (romanian).

Google: A banned Adsense website, can rent the space to other publishers

A friend of mine has had his AdSense account banned for click fraud.

He sent a reply to the AdSense Team, explaining that he didn’t do any fraud, or if fraud was the case there, he had no knowledge of it. Part of his reply was :

Considering that I can’t create a new AdSense account, will you allow me to rent the space in my website, to other AdSense publishers ?

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Google Adsense for Romania is confirmed

After posting the rumor that Adsense is available for Romanian websites, yesterday, I received a 100% confirmation that Adsense will officially enter in Romania in the following weeks.

The (let’s say) competition has something to deal with and you guys, the publishers, go ahead and make that buck you all waited for, all these years, where websites with content primarily in Romanian were deprived of the Adsense service.

PS: I will not reveal my source. I will just say that it’s 100% correct.

Rumor: AdSense now available for Romanian websites

Google AdsenseThere are a lot of discussions at Seopedia Forum, about Adsense ads starting to appear on websites written in romanian language.

Up until now, only Public Service Announcement (PSA) ads appeared on pages with content in Romanian language.

There’s no official position on this, in the Adsense Blog, or in the supported languages page in Adsense’s Help Center.

How many of you are starting to see ads appearing in a Romanian language written website ?

Google Adsense is banning users with “Google” in the domain

Ionut Chitu, one of the most proficient bloggers out there, just got banned from Adsense because he uses the word Google in his blog’s domain name:

The truth is, Google states (in their Google Brand Permissions page) :

Don’t register Google trademarks as second-level domain names.

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Adsense: Your first ad unit is the most profitable

The Adsense team just confirmed what we professionals already knew for more then a year now. The first ad unit (HTML source order) will always provide the highest earning ads.

How come Adsense releases this only now ? They could’ve released it ages ago. Is this some sort of desperate way to increase their earnings even more ?

How do I define the ‘first’ ad unit when using multiple ad units?

The Analytics and Adsense teams want your feedback

Jeff Gillis just posted the feedback request in the Analytics Blog. After offering EFT payments to three more countries (Israel beeing the latest), it seems to me that Google is working hard to integrate the two services and to better offer Adsense publishers, the tools they need to succeed:

Do you use both Google Analytics and Google AdSense? If so, we’d like to get your feedback on two questions: Which Google Analytics reports do you use most often in conjunction with your AdSense account? And which reports or metrics would you most like to see added to Google Analytics?

They have created a special Google Groups thread for you to post your feedback.

This is your chance to suggest new features to Adsense’s team. Make it count.

Adsense’s EFT now available for 3 more countries

In May 2006, New Zealand, Australia, Norway, and Poland were accepted. Now three more. Alexa Bruce just wrote it in Adsense’s Blog.

Are you a publisher located in the Czech Republic, Finland, or Slovakia? If so, we’re happy to let you know that Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) is now available to you.

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