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Monday, April 18, 2011

What is adsense

What is AdSense? earns most of its revenue by allowing other website owners to advertise on their search result pages. All this is managed through a program they call AdWords.
Now you can earn a share of the revenue that Google earns from AdWords by displaying these same text ads on your site. In other words, you're helping Google advertise and they pay you a percentage of what they earn.
This program is called AdSense.
Every website owner should at least consider the program. Even if your site is just for information purposes, you can still participate and make decent money with AdSense -- or at least enough to fund your website.
So if you are one of those people that doesn't like the idea of paying for a site, this is an excellent way to earn your money back and then some.
How AdSense Works
Don't like to read a lot of text? Watch my 4-minute video on how AdSense works.
How Much Can You Earn With AdSense?
Google does not disclose exactly how much you'll earn per ad that is clicked.
The commission you receive per click depends on how much advertisers are paying Google for the particular ad. You will earn a share of that amount. I've heard of earnings anywhere from 2 cents to $15 per click.
So it is logical to believe that keyword phrases like debt free, employment, make money, mp3, sex, etc. will earn you more per click since these are highly competitive keywords that are searched for quite a bit on the web.
Advertisers generally pay more for popular terms because they are searched for more.
Even though Google will not reveal how much you are earning for each ad that is clicked from your site, you can still login to your account at any time and see the total amount of revenue you've generated that day, week, month, year, etc.
For example, if you see that you've made $12.60 today from 9 clicks then you can calculate that your average click-thru commission was $1.40 per click. That's as detailed as their stats will get. Also remember, that's only an average. You won't know how much each specific ad brought in.
The amount you'll earn also depends largely on the amount of targeted traffic you receive to your own site, how well the ads match your audience's interests, the placement of the ads on your pages, and of course the amount you receive per click.
Ideally, you should create a site on a topic you know a lot about. That way you'll have a much easier time creating a generous amount of content on that subject.
My Google AdSense Earnings
I have been receiving monthly checks from Google since 2003, and I've read numerous success stories of websites earning 5 digit incomes per month with AdSense.
Now, I will admit, a 5-digit commission in a single month is probably not the norm for most participants.
I promote AdSense on three of my websites and my monthly checks are usually around the $6,000 mark.
My sites have been around for a long time and I have a great deal of traffic so that's a big reason why I earn so much. I promote my sites on Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, etc. Making a lot of money with AdSense is all about numbers. The more traffic you have, the greater the earning potential.
My checks weren't always this large. I think my first month's earnings in 2003 totaled less than $20. However, as my traffic increased, so did my checks.

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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

How to Get Google AdSense Premier Account

Have you seen Google Adsense premier ads? They are those flexible custom Google Adsense premium ads with special large sizes, custom fonts, custom colors, and a whole new content placement of text and links targeted for higher CTR. So how do you get an Adsense Premier Account?
We blogged in 2005 that Google Adsense Premium Accounts offered special benefits (like customized revenue terms, flexible ad formats, special code tags etc.) and then the eligibility criteria was more than 5 million search queries or 20 million content page views a month.
See screenshot below and can you believe those are around 10 text links in 1 ad unit along the text. Won’t that click well. Thats Adsense Premium for you as seen on ezinearticles.

So what has changed now? I was reading What levels of support does AdSense offer? and found the official word on the Adsense Premier account.
Who is eligible for Adsense Premier Account?

Only highest-earning Adsense publishers may be eligible for dedicated account management through AdSense premier level service. Many of the publishers in this program are within the top 1% of Adsense earners, are among the largest 100 sites in their market, and include large brand names with content that generates highly competitive advertiser demand.
What are selection criteria for Adsense Premium Account?

Criteria for the program include, but aren’t limited to, high site quality, high traffic levels, and compliance with program policies. They also consider a number of factors beyond traffic and earnings, so you cannot predict or guarantee eligibility based on these criteria alone.
Can you apply for Adsense Premier Account?

Eligible publishers will be contacted by an AdSense representative with more information on their own. So as of now, while we all wish to get a Premier account, Adsense is monitoring your account, and if you grow big in terms of brand value, traffic or advertiser demand, wait for the Adsense premier invitation in your email.
See more articles about Adsense. Do you have a Adsense premier account? Share some insights in comments.

Google Sends New Year Greetings

We were surprised to receive Google new year greetings in the email. The email titled “Millions of Happier New Years” was probably sent out to all Adsense / Adwords publishers.
The email informs us that Google donated $20 million to charitable organizations around the world and directs you to a Happy Holidays page and thanks us for being a part of what Google is today.

Thank you Google for providing amazing Google tools and revenue sources for bloggers. Google Adsense is the major income source of this blog and keeps us motivated to bring you the best tips. Happy Holidays Google Team.

Which is the most popular social networking site in India?

Which is the most popular social networking site in India? Its not Facebook, its Orkut. Comscore in its latest report tracked the top social networking sites in India, and found that global social networking brands like Orkut, Facebook, hi5, LinkedIn and MySpace continued to gain prominence in India during the year.
They elaborate that Orkut is the most visited social networking site in India this December 2008 with more than 12.8 million visitors, an increase of 81 percent from the previous year. In fact Orkut’s audience is three times its nearest competitor Facebook.
Facebook is second most popular Indian social networking site with 4 million visitors, up 150 percent versus year ago. The third most popular social networking site is … surprise … Bharatstudent, with 3.3 million visitors (up 88 percent) followed by hi5 with 2 million visitors (up 182 percent).
Other popular networking sites in India featured in the list in descending order are ibibo, Myspace, LinkedIn, PerfSpot, BigAdda and Fropper. Now you have more sites to check out and track your friends.
I remember an earlier article tracking the most popular social networks around the world, which suggested that LinkedIn might be the most popular social network in India, but watchful QOT readers Quakeboy and Rajesh had commented even then that Orkut was the most popular one!

List of social networking websites

List of social networking websites

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This is a list of major active social networking websites and excludes dating websites (see List of online dating websites). For defunct social networking websites, see List of defunct social networking websites.
Please note the list is not exhaustive, and is limited to notable, well-known sites.
Name↓Description/Focus↓Date launched↓Registered users↓Registration↓GlobalAlexa[1] Page ranking↓
Academia.eduSocial networking site for academics/researchers
AdvogatoFree and open source softwaredevelopers

aSmallWorldEuropean jet set and social elite world-wide
AsianAvenueA social network for the Asian Americancommunity1997
AthlinksRunning, Swimming
Audimated.comIndependent music2010
Avatars UnitedOnline gamesMarch 2008
BadooGeneral, Meet new people, Popular in Europe and LatAm
86,000,000[13]Open to people 18 and older135[14]
BeboGeneralJuly 2005117,000,000[15]Open to people 13 and older905[16]
BigaddaIndian Social Networking Site
3,000,000[17]Open to people 16 and older3,176[18]
BigTentOrganization and communication portal for groups

Open to people 18 and older (13-18 parental permission encouraged34,047[19]
Biip.noNorwegian community2005-06-01430,000[20]Requires Norwegian phone number65,176[21]
BlaukAnyone who wants to tell something about a stranger or acquaintance.2010
Open to people 10 and older.937,454[24]
BlogsterBlogging community
BuzznetMusic and pop-culture200510,000,000[28]Open736[29]
1,250,000[30]Open to moms and moms-to-be4,333[31]
Cake FinancialInvesting

Care2Green living and social activism19989,961,947[33]Open2,594[34]
CaringBridgeNot for profit providing free websites that connect family and friends during a serious health event, care and recovery.[35]
9,500,000[36]Open to people 18 and older[37]4,198[38]
CellufunMobile social game network, Number 8 US mobile website[39]20073,000,000[40]Open to people 14 and older46,773[41]
Classmates.comSchool, college, work and the military199550,000,000[42]Open to people 18 and older[43]799[44]
CloobGeneral. Popular in Iran

CouchSurfingWorldwide network for making connections between travelers and the local communities they visit.
CozyCotEast Asian and Southeast Asian women2001150,000[48]Open38,817[49]
CrunchyrollAnime and forums.

CyworldGeneral. Popular in South Korea.
DailyBoothPhoto-blogging site where users upload a photo every day2009-02-13
DailyStrengthMedical & emotional support community - Physical health, Mental health, Support groups2007-11-04
DecayenneEuropean and American social elite2001
deliciousSocial bookmarking allowing users to locate and save websites that match their own interestsSeptember 20038,822,921[56]Open255[57]
deviantARTArt communityAugust 7, 20009,040,962[58]Open97[59]
DisaboomPeople with disabilities (Amputee, cerebral palsy, MS, and other disabilities)

Dol2dayPolitic community, Social network, Internet radio (German-speaking countries)
DontStayInClubbing (primarily UK)

Draugiem.lvGeneral (primarily LV, LT, HU)
2,600,466[25]Invitation only2,272[64]
doubanChinese Web 2.0 website providing user review and recommendation services for movies, books, and music. It is also the largest online Chinese language book, movie and music database and one of the largest online communities in China.200546,850,000[65]Open127[66]
ElftownCommunity and wiki around Fantasy andsci-fi.
185,000[67]Open, approval needed17,681[68]
EpernicusFor research scientists

Eons.comFor baby boomers

Open to people 13 and older27,320[70]
Experience ProjectLife experiences

ExplorooTravel Social Networking.

FacebookGeneral.February 2004500,000,001[73]Open to people 13 and older2[74]
FacepartyGeneral. Popular UK.
200,000[75]Invitation only to people 18 and older28,760[76]
Faces.comBritish teens

Open to people 13 and older120,665[77]
FetlifePeople who are into BDSM
500,000[78]Open to people "of [legal] age to see adult content"5,513[79]
FilmAffinityMovies and TV Series2002250,000[80]Open3,916[81]
FitFinderAnonymous UK Student Microblogging Website

FledgeWingEntrepreneural community targeted towards worldwide university students

Open to university students1,793,990[83]
FlixsterMovies200763,000,000[84]Open to people 13 and older1,018[85]
FlickrPhoto sharing, commenting, photography related networking, worldwideFebruary 200432,000,000[86]Open to people 13 and older (Yahoo!Login)33[87]
Focus.comBusiness to Business, worldwide2005850,000[88]Open to people 13 and older11,495[89]
FolkdirectGeneralJune 201080,000[90]Open to people 16 and older19,932[91]
FotkiPhoto sharing, video hosting, photo contests, journals, forums and friend's feed.October 19981,613,268Open5,367[92]
FotologPhotoblogging. Popular in South America and Spain
FoursquareLocation based mobile social network
Friends ReunitedUK based. School, college, work, sport and streets
19,000,000[97]Open to people 13 and older10,231[98]
FriendsterGeneral. Popular in Southeast Asia. No longer popular in the western world200290,000,000[99]Open to people 16 and older. No children allowed146[100]
FrühstückstreffGeneralJuly 200114,800[citation needed]Open1,253,155[101]
Fubardating, an "online bar" for 18 and olderOctober 20071,200,000[102]Open to people 18+9,476[103]
Gaia OnlineAnime and games. Popular in USA, Canada and Europe. Moderately popular around Asia.
23,523,663[104]Open to people 13 and older1,071[105]
GamerDNAComputer and video games2006-09-21310,000[106]Open22,887[107]
Gather.comArticle, picture, and video sharing, as well as group discussions
Gays.comSocial network for LGBT community, Guide for LGBT bars, restaurants, clubs, shopping2008-05-16100,000[110]Open. Global74,664[111]
Geni.comFamilies, genealogy2007-01-1615,000,000[112]Open5,815[113]
GogoyokoFair play in Music - Social networking site for musicians and music lovers

Invite only while in beta119,272[114]
GoodreadsLibrary cataloging, book loversDecember 2006
Google BuzzGeneral

OpenNA (Alexa only records data for second-level domains)
Gossipreport.comAnonymous gossip

Open to people 16 and older1,245,494[116]
GovLoopfor people in and around government

2,000,000[citation needed]Open2,958[117]
HabboGeneral for teens. Over 31 communities worldwide. Chat Room and user profiles.
162,000,000[118][119][120]Open to people 13 and older6,545[121]
hi5General. Popular in India, Mongolia,Thailand, Romania, Jamaica, Central Africa, Portugal and Latin America. Not very popular in the USA.200380,000,000[122]Open to people 13 and older. No children allowed51[123]
Hospitality ClubHospitality
HotlistGeo-Social Aggregator rooted in the concept of knowing where your friends are, were, and will be.
HR.comSocial networking site for Human Resources professionals1999194,000[128]Open60,048[129]
Hub CultureGlobal influencers focused on worth creationNovember 200220,000[130]Invite-only515,308[131]
HyvesGeneral, Most popular in the Netherlands.
IbiboTalent based social networking site that allows to promote one's self and also discover new talent. Most popular inIndia.
Indaba MusicOnline collaboration for musicians, remix contests, and networking.
350,000[136]Open and Global55,062[137]
505,000[138]Open to Finnish speaking people 12 and older3,302[139]
italki.comLanguage learning social network. 100+ languages.
500,000[140]Open. Global.29,939[141]
InterNationsInternational community

ItsmyMobile community worldwide, blogging, friends, personal TV-shows
JaikuGeneral. Microblogging. Owned byGoogleFebruary 2006
Open to people 13 and older15,661[147]
JammerDirect.comNetwork for unsigned artistsOctober 2007136,000[148]Open to the General Public133,510[149]
kaiooGeneral, nonprofitNovember 200730,000[150]
Kaixin001General. In Simplified Chinese; caters for mainland China users

Open to the General Public61[152]
KiwiboxGeneral. For the users, by the users, a social network that is more than a community.19992,400,000[153]Open to people 13 and older104,563[154]
LafangoTalent-Focused media sharing site

Open global35,810[155]
Last.fmMusic200230,000,000[156]Open to any age or gender310[157]
LibraryThingBook lovers
400,000[158]Open to people 13 and older4,529[159]
LifeknotShared interests, hobbies

Open to people 18 and older602,117[160]
LinkedInBusiness and professional networkingMay 200380,000,000[161]Open to people 18 and older29[162]
LinkExpatsSocial networking website for expatriates. 100+ countries.

Open. Global.1,668,484[163]
ListographyLists. Autobiography

LiveJournalBlogging. Popular in Russia and among the Russian-speaking diaspora abroad.1999-04-1517,564,977[165]Open (OpenID)81[166]
LivemochaOnline language learning - dynamic online courses in 35 languages - world’s largest community of native language speakers.

Meetup.comGeneral. Used to plan offline meetings for people interested in various activities

Open to people 18 and older739[172]
MeetthebossBusiness and Finance community, worldwide.

mobikademobile community, UK only

Open to people 18 and older1,851,728[176]
MocoSpacemobile community, worldwide
3,000,000[177]Open to people 14 and older3,685[178]

Open to people 14 and older4,221[179]
MouthShut.comSocial Network, social media, consumer reviews

Mubi (website)Auteur cinema
Multiply"Real world" relationships. Popular in primarily in Asia.
10,000,000[182]Open to people 13 and older. No children allowed246[183]
MuxlimMuslim portal site200650,000[184]Open to people 13 and older59,099[185]
MyAnimeListAnime themed social community
160,000[186]Open to people 13 and older6,096[187]
MyChurchChristian Churches
MyHeritagefamily-oriented social network service
30,000,000 [190]Open2,953[191]
MyLifeLocating friends and family, keeping in touch (formerly
My OperaBlogging, mobile blogging, photo sharing, connecting with friends, Opera Link andOpera Unite. Global
5,500,000[194]OpenNA (Alexa only records data for second-level domains)
MySpaceGeneralAugust 2003100,000,000+[195][196]Open to ages 13 and older.46[197]
myYearbookGeneral, Charity
20,000,000[198]Open to age 13 and up & Grades 9 and up851[199]
Nasza-klasa.plSchool, college and friends. Popular in Poland
NetlogGeneral. Popular in Europe, Turkey, the Arab World and Canada's Québec province. Formerly known as Facebox and Redbox.[202]
70,000,000[203]Open to people 13 and older130[204]
NettbyNorwegian Community2006-09-14
1,400,000[206]Open to people 13 and older [207]24,071[208]
NGO PostNon-Profit news sharing and networking, mainly in India
NingUsers create their own social websites and social networks

Open to people 13 and older132[211]
OdnoklassnikiConnect with old classmates. Popular in Russia and former Soviet republics
OneClimateNot for Profit Social networking andClimate Change

Open to People of all ages and locations307,773[214]
OneWorldTVNot for Profit Video sharing and social networking aimed at people interested in social issues, development, environment, etc.

Open DiaryFirst online blogging community, founded in 199819985,000,000[216]Open to people 13 and older39,290[217]
OrkutGeneral. Owned by Google Inc. Popular in India and Brazil.[218]2004-01-22100,000,000[219]Open to people 18 and older, (Googlelogin)43[220]
OUTeverywhereGay/LGBTQ Community

PartnerUpSocial networking site for entrepreneurs and small business owners
150,000[citation needed]Open and Free29,221[222]

PartyflockDutch virtual community for people interested in house music and other electronic dance music. Since 2001, Partyflock has evolved into the biggest online community for the dance scene in the Netherlands10th November 2001321,125Open to people 18 years and up7,226[224]
PingstaCollaborative platform for the world'sInternetwork Experts

Invite-only, only Internet Experts1,668,955[225]
PlayaheadSwedish, Danish teenagers

Playlist.comGeneral, Music

Open to people over 13
PlurkMicro-blogging, RSS, updates. Very popular in Taiwan

Present.lyEnterprise social networking and micro-blogging

QapacityA a business-oriented social networking site and a business directory

Open to people 16 and older96,847[231]
QuechupGeneral, friendship, dating2007
Open to those over 16150,757[232]
QzoneGeneral. In Simplified Chinese; caters for mainland China users
200,000,000[233]Open to the general publicNA (Alexa only records data for second-level domains)
RaptrVideo games

RavelryKnitting and crochet
RenrenSignificant site in China. Was known as 校内 (Xiaonei) until August 2009.
ResearchGateSocial network for scientific researchers
ReverbNation.comSocial network for musician and bands
500,000[241]Open to people 16 and older4,422[242]
ScienceStageScience-oriented multimedia platform and network for scientists

Scispace.netCollaborative network site for scientists

By invitation, but can request an invitation1,231,795[246]
ShareTheMusicMusic Community. Sharing and listening to music for free and legally

SkyrockSocial Network in French-speaking world
SocialVibeSocial Network for Charity
435,000[citation needed]Open41,927[251]
Sonico.comGeneral. Popular in Latin America and Spanish and Portuguese speaking regions.
17,000,000[252][253]Open to people 13 and older507[254]
StickamLive video streaming and chat.
StudiVZUniversity students, mostly in the German-speaking countries. School students and those out of education sign up via its partner sites schülerVZ and meinVZ.
StumbleUponStumble through websites that match your selected interests
TaggedGeneral. Subject to quite somecontroversy about its e-mail marketing and privacy policy
TalentTroveOnline Talent Network

TalkbiznowBusiness networking

TaltopiaOnline artistic community

350,000[266]Open to people 13 and older126[267]
TeachStreetEducation / Learning / Teaching - More than 400 subjects

TravBuddy.comTravel20051,588,000[269]Open to people 18 and older11,789[270]

Trombi.comFrench subsidiary of
TuentiSpanish-based university and High School social network. Very Popular in Spain
4,500,000[citation needed]Invite-only291[276]
TumblrGeneral. Micro-blogging, RSS2007
TwitterGeneral. Micro-blogging, RSS, updates2006-07-15175,000,000[278][279]Open10[280]
VkontakteSocial Network for Russian-speaking world including former Soviet republics. Biggest site in RussiaSeptember 2006110,578,500[281]Open37[282]
Vampirefreaks.comGothic and industrial subculture19991,931,049[283]Open to users 13 and over7,577[284]
ViadeoGlobal Social Networking and Campus Networking available in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese
VirbSocial network that focuses heavily on artists, including musicians and photographers2007

WakoopaFor computer fans that want to discover new software and games
100,000[citation needed]Open9,420[289]
WattpadFor readers and authors to interact & e-book sharing

WasabiGeneral. UK-based.

WAYNTravel and lifestyleMay 200310,000,000[292]Open to people 18 and older2,974[293]
WebBiographiesGenealogy and biography

WeeWorldTeenagers - 10 to 17
30,000,000[295]Open to ages 13 and older.8,729[296]
WeOurFamilyGeneral with emphasis on privacy and security

Open, subscription-based685,337[297]

weReadBooksJune 20074,000,000[citation needed]Open80,233[299]
Windows Live SpacesBlogging (formerly MSN Spaces)
120,000,000[300]OpenNA (Alexa only records data for second-level domains)
WiserEarthOnline community space for the social justice and environmental movement[301]
45,000[302]Open to people 16 and older77,143[303]

XangaBlogs and "metro" areasUnknown27,000,000[304]Open768[305]
XINGBusiness (primarily Europe (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) and China)
Xt3Catholic social networking, created after World Youth Day 2008

YammerSocial networking for office colleagues

Must have company email32,993[309]
Yelp, Inc.Local Business Review and Talk

YoumeoUK Social Network (focus on data portability)

AsianAvenueA social network for the Asian Americancommunity1997
Zoo.grGreek Web Meeting point2004890,000[312]Open8,057[313]
ZooppaOnline Community for Creative Talent (host of brand sponsored advertising contests)
60,000[314]Open to people 14 and older[315]88,555[316]


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