Google AdSense Updated Payments and Account Settings pages

Google AdSense sent emails to AdSense Users in 2012 Oct 31 which noticed the Google AdSense payment and account settings pages changed, the following is the email content (without the screenshot image below):

Hello,

You may have noticed some new changes to the "Payments" and "Account
Settings" pages in your account. We’ve made some changes to improve our
payments system, and we’d like to let you know about the added benefits
of the new payments processes.

Redesigned Payment summary and Payment settings pages

– Payment method is now called Form of payment.
– Unpaid finalized earnings is now called Current balance.
– Redesigned transaction history table shows you the latest activities
at the top.
– New toolbar support allows you to filter, print, export, or download
transaction information.

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More flexibility with your payment settings

– New extended timeline allows you to change your payment information
until the 20th of any month.
– You can choose any payment threshold greater than the default payment
threshold based on your reporting currency.
– You can also hold your payments until a specified date.

Improved navigation of the payments interface

– Centralized locations to manage your Payment settings and Payee
profile.
– Contextual help is displayed based on the pages you navigate to.

We’ve issued your normal scheduled payment for the current month as
usual. Going forward, all new earnings and future payments will appear
on the new "Payments" page. You can find details for prior earnings and
payments we’ve previously sent by following the link to "previous
payments" at the bottom of the new "Payments" page.

Sincerely,

The Google AdSense Team

© 2012 Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy. Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.


Google Retiring AdSense for Domains

Recently Google AdSense Users received the email notify from Google AdSense: the AdSense for domains will be stopped soon.

The following is the content of the email:

Hi,


We’re contacting you because you’re using AdSense for Domains to monetize your undeveloped domains. After evaluating the benefits of our partner network, we’ve decided to retire the Hosted domains product within AdSense. Going forward, undeveloped domains will only be served through our existing AdSense for Domains distribution network.

Our records show that 97 of your Hosted domains will be affected by this upcoming change, which will follow the schedule below:

March 21: You’ll no longer be able to create new Hosted domains
April 18: Hosted domains will become inactive and it’ll no longer be possible to earn from them
June 27: Hosted domains will no longer be available in AdSense accounts

To continue monetizing your undeveloped domains, you can migrate your domain portfolio to any domain parking provider. Find out how in our Migration Guide:

Migration Guide (a button to click)


Please note that this upcoming change won’t affect any other AdSense products you’re currently using or the availability of other products to you. In addition, reporting on your Hosted domains will remain available throughout the schedule above and for a period following the retirement.

For more information see the Help Center. We appreciate your understanding and thank you for your patience as we continue to develop new features and offerings within AdSense.

Sincerely,

The Google AdSense Team


Google AdSense Old Interface Will Be Gone

Google’s new AdSense interface has released some time, today they sent email to notice the old interface will be “off” forever:

Hi,

Since releasing the new AdSense interface to all publishers, we’ve been continuously working to improve and support the new version. With that in mind, we’re writing to let you know that we’ll soon be retiring the old AdSense interface and asking all publishers to use the new interface.

If you haven’t already, we recommend switching to the new interface as soon as possible to familiarize yourself with the updated layout and new features. To do so, sign in and click the ‘Try the new AdSense interface’ link in the upper corner of your account. We understand that this adjustment may take some time, so you’ll still be able to toggle back and forth between the old and new interfaces during the coming weeks. You’ll see another notification in your account as we approach the date when this option will no longer be available.

As a reminder, the new AdSense interface offers additional insights in the form of detailed graphs and reports, new ad blocking controls, and increased efficiency through a visual redesign. We’ve now added many of your top-requested features — including the ability to create scheduled reports and view channels on the Home tab. We encourage you to watch our video tutorials at http://www.youtube.com/user/InsideAdSense#g/c/B067D355E59D96E0, which will guide you through completing common tasks in your account. You can also find detailed information in our Help Center for the new interface (http://www.google.com/adsense/support/as/).

With this transition, we’ll be able to focus on building new and improved features into the new interface more quickly. Thank you for your support, and we appreciate your patience and cooperation.

Sincerely,

The Google AdSense Team

Email preferences: You have received this mandatory email service announcement to update you about important changes to your AdSense product or account.

Google Inc.
1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
Mountain View, CA 94043

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(Above is new interface)

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(Above is old interface)

AdSense Advertises Do Not Display in Chrome But Display in FireFox and IE

These 2 days we find the AdSense Advertises on our blog site do not display in Chrome browser, but they can display in Firefox and IE browsers.

We searched help from internet, seems there is no any valued information, some people just recommended to ask AdSense team or Chrome browser team. But there is no any clear answer about this.

We then think since ads can work in Firefox and IE, the problem should not caused by our code or any AdSense settings. maybe the reason is from Chrome browser.

Then we finally did a very simple operation and then our AdSense Advertises display again in Chrome:

Open Chrome settings and click Options

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In Options windows, select Under the Bonnet, then click Clear browsing data… button

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Check on Empty the cache, you do not check on other items if you do not want. then click the Clear browsing data button. This step will clear your Chrome browser cache.

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After we cleared Chrome browser cache, we then can see AdSense Advertises display in Chrome browser again.

AdSense Payment Email Notification

We just found an email from Google which is about AdSense Payment Notification, not sure when they started to send this kind of email, but maybe our AdSense earning is small, we never found the similar content before.

You’ve been issued a payment from Google AdSense

Hello,

Please note that we’ve recently issued a payment to you for your AdSense earnings. Your payment represents the total of your finalized earnings accumulated through the end of last month.

For more information, please log into your account and visit your Payments page. Depending on your form of payment, you may also be able to find a reference number there to track or pick up your payment.

Congratulations! We hope you receive your payment soon.

Sincerely,
The Google AdSense Team

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Normally you should receive their email notification at the end of each month, as long as your payment is qualify to send.

What is Page CTR ? CPC ? RPM ? eCPM ?

In your Google AdSense Account, you can see the report everyday. But, Do you know those header columns?

Please look at the following sample, which is from the new AdSense Interface:

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Here are the header description:

Page Views: How many times that visitor viewed the content which includes AdSense;

Clicks: How many times that visitor click the AdSense Ads;

Page CTR:  Page Click Through Rate; It means the percent of clicks out of total Page Views.

In above sample, 1 / 171 = 0.58 %

CPC:  Cost Per Click.  It is the money you can earn every time the advertise is clicked. For example, In above sample, each time ads click, you can earn $0.68.  Why called Cost Per Click ? Because the cost is for the advertiser, the CPC is set by advertiser, not set by Google. So now you should know different advertiser set different CPC, if you see CPC is much higher than normal sometimes, then you are lucky because you meet a rich advertiser 🙂

Page RPM: Revenue Per 1000 (M = mil, it’s Latin) ad unit impressions. or Cost per thousand.

In above sample:  RPM = CPC * 1000 / 171 = $3.97

 

Above headers are from new AdSense interface. There old interface shown as following:

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There is a eCPM looks like different. But, it is almost the same as RPM:

Page eCPM:  Cost Per 1000 (M = mil, it’s Latin). similar with Page RPM.

 

RPM and CPM are not used to calculate the earnings currently.It’s just a kind of statistic data.

And, you might see the earnings in report is always estimated, because your real earnings will due to some other facts, for example:  If you have 8 clicks in a month, at the end of the month Google will check your clicks and found one of the clicks is a double-click, this click will be considered as invalid, then it will be ignored. So your final earnings should from 7 clicks.

Another example: we have talked the PPC (Pay per Click) , there is another AdSense Ads – Pay per 1000 views. These ads will displayed and Pay per 1000 views, you will not get earn each time they click. you only know the real earn at the end of each month.

Add Google AdSense into Top Wide Sidebar in WordPress Suffusion Theme

To add a Google AdSense adv into top wide sidebar area in WordPress suffusion theme. You have different solutions.

Here we list 2 solutions:

1: Using Widget:

Go to WordPress admin panel,  Appearance->Widgets

You can see Wide Sidebar (Top) on right side, drag a Text widget into it.

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Click the right triangle on the text widget to expand it, insert your Google Adsense code into the text area:

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Save it. Then you will see your Google Adsense adv shown at the top wide sidebar area.

2: Modify file manually:

If you use widget, you will find there is a wrap box outside of your AdSense ads. If you don’t like this box, suffusion theme does not provide an option to remove it.

So we have to find a way to remove it: change file.

The file which you can select might not be only one, here we select the file actions.php, and for our case, we want to add an ads to top right side in sidebar’s area.

opent actions.php and locate the function “suffusion_print_right_sidebars()”, find the following code:


// Show Wide Sidebar Top if there are 2 right sidebars
if ($right_count == 2) { echo "<div id='sidebar-wrap' class='sidebar-wrap sidebar-wrap-right fix'>"; if (!suffusion_is_sidebar_empty(18)) { suffusion_print_sidebar(18, 'wsidebar-top', 'Wide Sidebar (Top)', $suf_wa_wst_style, 'right'); } }


Then add your AdSense code right after above code, for better layout, you might need to add <div></div> to wrap your AdSense code:


<
div align="center"> your adsense code here </div>

 

After you add your AdSense code, you have to adjust your Siderbar’s width to match the width of your AdSense.

You have to adjust 2 places for the width:

1: Menu “Other Graphical Elements” –> “Other Graphical Elements”

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Scroll down and find “Sidebar Width Settings”, you can change sidebar1 and sidebar2 width here. The width settings reflect to single page’s sidebars

2: Menu “Template” –> “Double Right Sidebars”:

you also should change the width for double right sidebars here. the width settings here reflect to home page’s sidebars

AdSense not show up with Web Page not Available

Several days ago we mentioned the AdSense Adv did not show up on our website but just display error message:

This web page is not available.

It still come often. We checked the Google and found lots of people get same issue but seems no any perfect solutions, some reason might be robots.txt, or might because something blocking chromes access to the internet such as a firewall or anti virus program….etc.

Although we have not a final solution, but we provides one way which worked for us: the thing is simple, plug out the power cable from your network modem, turn off your router, … etc. After about 20 seconds and re-start them.

After your high speed networking come again, you might see you have already resolved your problem, the AdSense adv come again.

Google AdSense Down ?

Now the Google AdSense should be in some problem, because I visit all websites with Google AdSense’s but no any advertisement displayed, the browser keeping refresh. Finally I saw the following error message:

This Web page is not available.

The web page at http://googleads.g.doubleclick.net/pagead/ads?client=ca-pub-xxxxxxx…..

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finally I got another error:

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This is not first time I meet this. After some while it will be ok. Don’t know why.

Google Adsense Site Diagnostics

I am never care about how Google Adsense works on my sites. Because the income is small. However, I think why the money are small, except the reason is visiting traffic, but there might be other reasons such as there might be some problem on my site so that Google Adsense can not work well;

OK, let me go to my Google Adsense account and see what help I can find:

First I see there is a menu item named “Site Diagnostics”, interesting, why I did not see it before .

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"View detailed diagnostic information about the pages Google crawls to display relevant ads. If our crawler finds any issues with your pages, they’ll be listed in the table below. We encourage you to resolve these issues in order to allow us to crawl more of your pages and provide relevant ads.”

I see there are lots of “Blocked URL” records, OMG, I never known it!

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I checked the “Reason Blocked”:

Why is my URL showing up as blocked?

Your URL might show up as blocked in the site diagnostics tool for a number of reasons. See below for specific reasons and remedies.

Robots.txt file:
If you have a robots.txt file, the page requesting Google ads may be marked as ‘disallow’ in your robots.txt file. You can update your robots.txt file to give us access by following these instructions.
If you do not have a robots.txt file, please create one in the root directory of your domain and then update it by following these instructions.
If you don’t know whether you have a robots.txt file, please consult your web provider or webhost and ask them to modify the robots.txt file on your domain to comply with these instructions.

 

I checked my site, I do not have a robots.txt file. So I followed the guide:

1: First I create a robots.txt file in the root directory of my domain name;

2: I need to let my robots.txt file grants access to Google crawler to access my web pages:

add the following 2 lines of code into my robots.txt file top:

User-agent: Mediapartners-Google
Disallow:

 
If you would like to grant our crawler access to your pages, you can do so without granting permission to any other bots. Simply add the following two lines of text to the top of your robots.txt file:

User-agent: Mediapartners-Google
Disallow:

This change will allow our crawler to index the content of your site and provide you with the most relevant Google ads for that content.

That is!

Now you have to wait, your setting can not work immediately, and also you can not the Crawl report immediately, you maybe have to wait until the next week because Crawl reports are updated weekly.