Tag Archives: Online Income

New Google Adsense Ad Management

The new Google Adsense Ad Management has been rolling out to accounts with mixed reviews. At first I did not like it, but it is starting to grow on me. Currently you do not have to change all your Adsense code and it is 100% backwards compatible, but it would seem logical to expect there to be a timetable on that compatibility.

The Good….

  • You can change colors schemes and settings in your Adsense control panel and the changes will be reflected on your site live. No need to copy and past new code.
  • There is an Import old Adsense Code function to convert your existing code.
  • If an ad does not result in any pageviews in 7 days it will be marked as Inactive.

The Bad…

  • There is a new variable called “google_ad_slot”, just not sure we need another tracking device. And it is not clear if you can cross these over domains, or you need to make a new ad for each Domain.
  • It will be a lot of work to convert old pages to the new Adsense code.

The Ugly..

  • The system is extremely slow when converting. Each new ad takes 10-15 minutes to show up on a page.

Read the official release at the Inside Adsense Blog.

Skip lunch and buy a Domain Name

Over at GarryConn.com there has been a flood of comments on his post about Domain Names. It is very interesting to see how others regard buying domain names. While most of us are not rich, buying Domain Names is one of the easiest and cheapest investments you can make online. For less than $10 you can register a Domain Name for a year. If you break that down it comes to less than 3 cents a day!

I have gone through waves when it comes to buying Domain Names. At times I have gotten on a binge and purchased several at a time. But the best practice I have found is to have a plan. Each month I take $10 to $50 of my online income and reinvest it in Domain Names. I also try to launch 1 new site each month with one of these names. I no longer worry about Domain Names I have purchased but not activated. The worst case scenario is I wasted $10 over a year.

If I purchase 24 domain names in a year at $10 each I have only invested $240. So all I need to double my money is to earn $460 over a year on just one of them.

Do you have a plan?

Make Money Online list

I was looking at the 45n5 Top 100 list of blogs that talk about Make Money Online. I have seen some pretty funny comments about this list. But the fact is that a site does not have to just talk about Making Money Online to be helpful to those wanting to learn how to Make Money Online. But, just for those who want the down and dirty list, I have come up with a page just for you.

This new Make Money Online page uses a real simple algorithm. It list blog post that have Make Money Online in the title and excludes any listing that is a comment or from Digg.

Click here for the new Make Money Online page.

Micro Niche Finder Update

As I have posted about before, Micro Niche Finder is one of my favorite new programs this year. I use it on a daily basis and highly recommend it to anyone who is blogging or researching search trends on the Internet. Since purchasing MNF I was having no problems and the system ran smoothly while keeping up with all my searches without a hitch.

A few days ago I starting getting some strange results. I noticed at the same time that I was having indexing problems on my XP box and decided to wait and see if it cleared up with a reboot. I rebooted and tried a couple of other things with no luck. I fired off an email to their support to see what type of response I would get, and I must say I was pleasantly surprised. Within a short amount of time I received and email that there was a patch to solve any problems. All I had to do was run the update and it would be fixed, and that is exactly what happened.

Thanks to the team at Micro Niche Finder. Great product, great support and quick response time. Not sure there is much more you could ask from a software developer!

Product Link : Micro Niche Finder

Update to YouTube and Adsense Video Units

Here it is, we finally have a working YouTube player with Google Adsense Video Units.

Link : YouTube Videos

There are a lot of limitations to what videos you will can currently play with this setup.

Basically it is either contextual or based on a YouTube category. It will be interesting to see how this progresses. I like the idea, but as usual with anything new there will be a lot of testing and adjusting to get a system that makes sense to the end user and satisfies Google’s plan for monetizing video.