Information and Resources for Solopreneurs
Staying on Google AdSense’s Good Side

Google AdSense & Contextual Advertising

Once your Google AdSense account is accepted, and you've placed ads on your pages, you run the risk of having your account disabled if you don't follow Google's policies. Here's a specific list of things to do (or not do) to ensure that Google does not disable your account.… Read more

Google AdSense Channels

Google AdSense & Contextual Advertising

"Channels" give you insight into the performance of AdSense ads on your pages. You can compare performance of a banner versus a skyscraper, or track clicks on one group of keyword pages versus other groups of pages, or get results for each individual Web site (even each individual page) you manage.… Read more

Google AdSense: How to Get Started

Google AdSense & Contextual Advertising

Google has created Newbie Central to help you get off to a fast start with the Google AdSense program. Use it to apply, read the terms and conditions document, and learn about the various tools inside your AdSense account.… Read more

Integrating Google AdSense Ads

Google AdSense & Contextual Advertising

Google provides a wide variety of ad formats… one to fit into just about any position on any page! Think of them as "coming in three basic shapes," each provided in three basic sizes (S, M, L!)…

1) Horizontal wide and thin
Leaderboard (728 x 90), Banner (468 x 60), Half Banner (234 x 60)

2) Towers (vertical tall and thin)
Wide Skyscraper (160 x 600), Skyscraper (120 x 600), Vertical Banner (120 x 240)

3) Roughly square
Large Rectangle (336 x 280), Medium Rectangle (300 x 250), Square (250 x 250), Small Square (200 x 200), Small Rectangle (180 x 150), Button (125 x 125)

You'll find all the formats at…

https://www.google.com/adsense/adformats

Image Ads

You'll notice (if you clicked on the above link) that some of the ad formats are available as "Image Ads." Unlike traditional graphic banner ads, Google's image ads use AdWords technology to target images based on keywords and phrases.… Read more

Google AdSense Primer

Google AdSense & Contextual Advertising

The Google AdSense program (and similar programs from other companies) is a contextually based ad system. What does this mean?

It means that Google quickly reads the content of any page that contains its AdSense code, every time someone views that page.… Read more

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