Slowly but surely, the up and coming social news site Mixx is beginning to monetize itself. And why shouldn’t they? With over 5 million unique visitors to the site in October alone, Mixx has seen steady growth since their debut a little over a year ago.
Google has made some changes to its AdSense policy, some minor but another that may have a major impact on many publishers. Jennifer Slegg provides a detailed run-down of the changes at JenSense. The minor changes deal with their referral program, using images next to ad units, AdSense for search, and copyright material. The bigger change that will impact publishers deals with their Competitive Ads and Services Policy.
Frivolous lawsuits are more comical then anything else. It is sad that they waste taxpayer money, paper, people’s time, etc. but at least they are worth a chuckle… well most of them. The latest is a former AdSense publisher who is suing Google because she was removed from the AdSense program after clicking on her own ads, a definate no-no.
Google announced today that you can now display AdSense for search results within your own site. In this manner, you have the freedom to offer users web search while still maintaining the look and feel of your site. You can keep elements like the header, footer, and site navigation panel the same for the search results page you create.
Google has released an AdSense API which allows web developers and hosts to integrate AdSense into their website offerings. The types of sites they are looking for include web hosts, blog hosts, Wiki hosts, forum hosts, and web publishers, all of which must receive a minimum 100,000 page views per day.
USA Today recently ran a story “Google’s Hidden Payroll” in which they report on how AdSense is making a big difference in people’s lives in developing countries such as India, the Philippines and Egypt. Individuals with web sites are running AdSense ads and in turn are earning what we may consider in the United States a nominal income but to them is quite substantial. AdSense is changing the economic status of many people’s lives in countries where making a decent living is not always possible.
Kalena Jordan has a new article at Search Engine College entitled “Top 10 AdSense Tricks To Boost Your Commission.” These types of articles always catch my eye because I just love AdSense. AdSense has allowed us and many other publishers to turn unprofitable sites into very profitable sites.