I’ve been banned from Google Adsense

Usually i don’t want to write a post for something like this, but because this site is powered by Adsense to pay for its monthly bills since 2006 and i just got banned by Adsense, i’ve decided that perhaps it is for the best that i write about it just to let those that read this site knows about it and perhaps can learn something from this.

Basically here’s what i get from email message i received from Google and unfortunately there are no warnings given (not even a single warning even after all these years).

Hello,

We continually review all publishers according to our program policies (https://www.google.com/support/adsense/bin/answer.py?answer=48182&stc=aspe-3pp-en) and Terms and Conditions (https://www.google.com/adsense/localized-terms?&stc=aspe-3tc-en ). During a recent review of your account, our specialists found that it was not in compliance with our policies.

How to install Google Android application from PC

I am sure that probably most people alredy know on how to install apk file(s) (Google Android Application) but because i just want to make sure that i don’t forget this because i just received an android phone last week as a gift and because i don’t have internet access on my mobile phone due to mobile connectivity here is just way to expensive for me, the only way for me to install Android apps is by downloading it on PC and then install it using the Android SDK from PC. Anyway here’s the steps:

1. Download Android SDK and install / extract it somewhere on your hard drive (and optionally download the usb driver, although in my case i don’t need to install the USB driver because i’ve installed the driver from Samsung)

2. Add the tools directory in your Android SDK directory to your environment variables (PATH)

3. Open command prompt and change to the directory where your put the android application

Site speed is a factor in your search rankings

Obviously by now you should know that site speed is a factor on Google Search results as stated by the Google Websearch team recently. And here’s what they say about this

Like us, our users place a lot of value in speed — that’s why we’ve decided to take site speed into account in our search rankings. We use a variety of sources to determine the speed of a site relative to other sites.

Although they also said that currently fewer than 1% of search queries are affected by your site speed and doesn’t carry as much weight as page relevance, and beside site speed only applies to visitors searching using Google.com

Because for me since 1% can still be considered as number despite small, i’ve tried my best to optimize this blog further by applying various wordpress optimization technique to this blog so it can be loaded much faster to this blog visitors

Message from Google Adsense Optimization Team

Okay so yesterday when i checked my adsense account, i just noticed that there’s a message on my adsense reports page … and to be honest, this is the first time ever i saw this message because previously it just left blank until yesterday (actually at first i thought that the Recent Message section on the reports page is just for decoration purpose only lol)

But the question is … what is the subject of the message actually that makes me interested on posting it ?

Adsense message

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Google Adsense for Mobile now available

Google just recently announced the new adsense for mobile format to those who’s running a mobile website. Here are some excerpts taken from the Google Press Center :

AdSense for Mobile is intended for AdSense partners who have created websites specifically for mobile browsers, and who want to monetize their mobile content via contextual advertising. Like Google’s other AdSense products, mobile text ads run on an auction model. The system automatically reviews the content of publishers’ mobile websites and delivers text ads that are relevant to the websites’ audience and content. Publishers earn money whenever mobile users click on the ads.

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No More Supplemental Results Label from Google ?

I just found out about this today from the Official Google Webmaster Blog :

The distinction between the main and the supplemental index is therefore continuing to narrow. Given all the progress that we’ve been able to make so far, and thinking ahead to future improvements, we’ve decided to stop labeling these URLs as “Supplemental Results.” Of course, you will continue to benefit from Google’s supplemental index being deeper and fresher.

At first i thought i was having a big success on getting out some of my pages from the Google Supplemental Index, but I guess that’s explain why i didn’t see supplemental results label on when querying this site using Google since a few days ago (or perhaps more thought i can’t remember exactly)

Google Adsense has new beta referrals program

Most of you already know about adsense which is based on pay-per-click, but now Google Adsense add new referrals program for the adsense publisher which is based on pay-per-action program. Here’s the short description about this new Google Referrals program from the Google Adsense blog :

As with our current Google referrals, you’ll generate earnings when your visitors click through to an advertiser’s site and complete an action defined by your advertisers, such as a sale or sign-up. Because these actions are often more involved than a simple click or impression, advertisers pay more for these referrals, which can translate into higher earnings for your site

As you can see that this new program is just like the old pay-per-click type, with an addition that your site visitors must complete an action defined by the advertisers first

Unfortunately this beta program only open for specific publishers only (i’m pretty sure that most of the new publishers that is getting accepted with this beta program are large publishers only / or those who’s having large site)

Korean Website sues Google because of Click Fraud

It seems the click fraud activity still exists but the question is .. who’s telling the truth ? is it Google or the suspected website (The Local Humor Website) ?

Google, the U.S. web search giant, faces a W30 million (US$1=W945) lawsuit in Korea. Humor University, a local humor website, announced on Sunday that it filed a suit against Google demanding W20 million in payments and W10 million in damages. Humor University said the American firm allegedly failed to pay for three months of online ads

Humor University said that it signed an agreement to host Google’s Adsense ads and ran them for three months in late 2005, but Google refused to pay, citing click fraud. Humor University said Google never provided evidence to back up those claims – Full Story