An advertising program run by Google Inc. that allows publishers in the Google Network of content sites to automatically serve text, image, video, and rich media adverts targeted to the site's content and audience.

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Best alternative to Adsense for a small website? [closed]

The accepted answer to this question states that Adsense functions rather poorly. What is the alternative then? My site has about 400 daily visitors, 1.5 pages/visit - so I'm too small to manually ...
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Adsense - is it worth setting up?

How much traffic is necessary for adsense to make sense?
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Is there any way to improve the speed of Google Adsense/Analytics?

Whenever I run Google Page Speed or YSlow, many of the optimisations suggested stem from my use of Google Adsense and Google Analytics. For example, YSlow says there are "9 external Javascript ...
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Hiding and Showing Google Adsense blocks with Media Queries

Is this already acceptable in the Adsense ToS? (can't find any information on this specific case). If the user resizes the browser (css 3): @media screen and (max-width: 980px) { #skyscraper { ...
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$100 coupon from Google AdWords - how to put it for the best use?

I keep getting this email with $100 coupon from Google AdWords that doesn't explain much what is it for and what can I do with it. Is it something worthy or as usual? What should I do with it?
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Is it possible to use asynchronous google adsense, i.e. non-blocking?

I know that there is a Asynchronous method of using Google Analytics but is there something similar for adsense? I can't find one from my current searches - I was wondering whether there is a common ...
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Can I expect some income from “utility” websites?

There are quite a few one-page-only websites that are made to perform a simple/single task. Examples of such websites include: http://dummyimage.com/ -- generates a dummy image ...
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Adsense click bot is click bombing my site

I have a site that get's roughly 7,000 - 10,000 page views per day right now. Starting around 1 AM on 7/1/12 I noticed the CTR was rising dramatically. These clicks would be credited then ...
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How to avoid getting negative points from Google AdSense

I have a news based website in which the primary contents includes news, image albums and videos. Out of these I have copyrights for the images and the videos are embedded from YouTube. My site is ...
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Can I get google to ban a spamming site from Adsense ?

I've noticed a "site" that stole some of my content and they are displaying google ads. Not responding to my email. I'm quite certain that most of their content is stolen, either from other sites or ...
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Does anyone know how to block Evony?

There are lots of posts on Google's forums about Evony and their shady tactics: http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/AdSense/thread?tid=7c9ef267b8b3c01f&hl=en ...
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How many months I have to wait to place google ad in my site

How many months I have to wait to put google ad in my website, and my website is three month old. Now have visitors of about 5000+ unique visitors/month. My region is India, somebody told me that for ...
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AdSense blocking by category: the numbers don't add up?

At the top level, the Finance category is shown as performing badly: Finance: impressions 8.1%, income 4.9% I go in, and I see the following sub-categories: Credit & Lending: impressions ...
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Youtube - preventing ads of my competitors on my videos

I want to start and upload to youtube every day a new video for my commercial use. The videos are suppose to serve existing clients and potential clients and are given free to everyone . My problem ...
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791 views

Can I have multiple Adsense accounts?

Is it possible for me to have more than one adsence account, or would that violate Google's terms of service in some way?
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Advertising on personalized pages behind a login

I am currently building a web app which requires a user to log in. After they log in, they can see the content they've added to the web app, and things that the web app has done with the content they ...
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Google AdSense - providing access (via an additional account?) to a third party

I am working with a partner who will be handling the marketing side of things for one of my websites. He has informed me that he will require access to my AdSense account. I need to create an ...
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Ad service that supports ssl (secure publishing)

Is there an add service like adsense that supports SSL ads? I wish to put ads on a secured (https) pages but Google Adsense doesn't support it. I know Adbrite works for text based SSL ads but I ...
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Does the adsense bot ever get bored?

Each time someone clicks on a page like http://www.example.com/crazy.cgi?input=silly+banana where the "silly banana" bit represents some arbitrary user input which changes each time, I get yet ...
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Alternative to AdSense

What are some alternatives to using Google AdSense for generating advertising revenue? Google requires that the website has a high enough traffic volume to make it worth while to them. My website is ...
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Adsense alternative for a “Sex Education” website?

I am creating a nice and niche "Sex Education" website. No porn, nothing offensive and no scams. I would love to place Google Adsense but they do not allow ads on adult sites. I would like to know ...
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How can I have more clicks than page views in AdSense

One of my AdSense ad units (in the new beta interface) occasionally says that I have more clicks than page views which gives a CTR of over 100%. Does anyone know how this happens? I'm assuming it ...
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Problem integrating Adsense with Google Analytics

(Cross-posted to Web Applications) I've posted it once to the adsense ad forum, but as usual Google does not respond to help requests, and I got no real answers. I am having issues integrating my ...
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Google AdSense alternative for the Netherlands

The AdSense account of a client of mine got banned by Google, after filing a reconsideration requests it ends in a permanent deactivation. I'm now investigating the alternatives he has when it comes ...
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Google AdSense setup for multiple websites with different subjects

I set up Google AdSense last year for a technology blog that I own. When registering, I had to say what the site was about, so I obviously choose technology as my website's subject. Now I have set up ...
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AdSense link units targeting better keywords?

I have one link unit above my navigation which targets exact keywords on what my site is about, on contrary my AdSense for content Leaderboard and Wide Skyscraper show ads that are totally opposite ...
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How can i distinguish revenue from different folders in Adsense?

I am currently running three websites using adsense. Since i do this more to be useful than to earn something, i have a subdomain of a free hoster and my websites live in subfolders e.q. ...
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Is it possible to find on which pages Adsense units are active?

In Google Adsense there is an ad unit that is showing as Active, even though I am sure it's not on any of my pages. I checked the ID against my entire website folder with grep and nothing came up. ...
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Are Adsense ads allowed to not be initially visible?

I have something like a sidebar that is being pulled out on a click on smaller resolutions. Therefore it is not initially visible, but can be visible when pulled out via a clearly indicated arrow, and ...
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Sharp drop in adsense revenue

My Adsense revenue for a particular site suddenly plummeted (About halved over one or two weeks). How can I find out why ?
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adsense and click bombing

I wonder what happens if I have a website with adsense and a user wittingly clicks the ads many times for a long time with result to ban my account. Google bots will trace this behavior and I suppose ...
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Am I violating AdSense TOS by allowing Google Translate widget to translate into unsupported languages?

DETAILS I want to use a Google Translate widget/plugin on my website. The website is written in English and has AdSense code embedded in it. The website is aimed at a global market, but because of ...
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Preventing Adsense Crawling Specific Regions of the Site

In my website, I wan't adsense crawler to not consider certain parts of the HTML. Is there any snippet I can use. The reason is I am using a plugin from an external provider and as soon as I installed ...
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How do I block ads from Google?

OK I have blocked "Evony Online" and other such annoying stuff using the competitive ad filter. But I am now getting these exasperating flash adverts from Google themselves for "Google Translate". ...
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How do I avoid smart pricing?

I heard that if your website/blog receives few views, you should avoid putting ads on the site due to smart pricing. I have a number of niche sites (all with ads) and am just now opening another ...
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What is the right approach to use AdSense with responsive web design?

Recently I was studying responsive design a lot and designed couple of sites. But I was wondering how would I use Google AdSense (which is pixel based) ads on my responsive design? Very typical ...
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Alternative to Google Adsense which has good international coverage

I have a technical blog (programming related) which has around 500 visit per days, 70% are international visitors and 30% are from US/CA. Google Adsense disabled my account due to invalid clicks so I ...
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alternatives to google adsense for ajax reloads

What alternatives to google adsense are availalbe that support the reloading of ads through and AJAX application? I can't locate one.
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Google AdSense denied my site based on their policy on alcohol, but it doesn't sell alcohol

I am building a website that advertises drink specials in my city of Rochester, NY. I just have a very basic website template up now. I was hoping to add Google AdSense advertisements, but I was just ...
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How to display Ads by Google differently?

I noticed some Ads by Google having different style than the original AdSense ads on few websites. Please have a look at the images below. How can I have similar designed Google Ads on my ...
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What CPM can we expect once we outgrow AdSense?

I've been advised that once a site reaches a certain level of traffic it's possible to get more lucrative ad providers on board that give better return than AdSense. For a reasonable sized ad above ...
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Adsense for content not working

I have adsense for content set up for my site running on my blog. It shows up below the post content on each single post (like this one): ...
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Why does Bing not show my adcenter ads though there is enough space

I created several campaigns using the MS adcenter. I'm targeting the whole world at any time with 2-3 placement texts per keyword group. The bids I placed are sometimes quite high, so they should get ...
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Some Adsense domain's ads are causing document.write() statements that remove the html from the page

All that is output on the page is the domain name of the advertiser, for example 'www.solar-aid.org'. The rest of the content is stripped, I believe because of a document.write() statement. I'd like ...
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Can I copy TOS & Privacy from other websites?

Can I go ahead and copy TOS & Privacy from any other website and change as per my requirement? Will it come under "copied" material and can it affect my Adsense approval application later? Also ...
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Is it good to refresh a page after a fixed interval?

I seen many sites which are refreshing their pages after a fixed interval. Sometimes it is 1-2 mins only. If i refresh a page after every 5 mins. It'll helpful to notify user with updated contents. ...
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Making profit - Adsense contains too many stopwords

I was thinking of using Adsense, but after I've read about the stopwords policy... Too many words are banned: "a**, s**t, id**t, a****le, bu****it," etc.. That generally means that I cannot use ...
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Should I create a mobile version of my site if my Adsense revenue is mostly from mobile visitors?

I have a website running Adsense. According to Google Analytics, most of the revenue is from mobile visitors. Currently the website does not have a mobile version and does not sport a ...
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Are Google affiliate ads automatically included if you use Google AdSense?

If you're running Google AdSense on your site will it automatically include Google Affiliate ads as a 3rd party network if it thinks that will optimize revenue? Or do you have to explicitly setup ...
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How to improve my google adsense CTR?

My website over the past year has 6k ad impressions but the click through rate is 0.12%, which amounts to a mere 7 clicks. How can I increase the click through rate? (I'm looking for general ...