Are you earning from your twitter profile ?

I can’t believe this, but its true. As I was going through my emails, I saw a mail from twittad.

Email from Twittad:-

twittad.com
Dear technotip ,

Congratulations! Your Twitter profile technotip has been sold at Twittad.com.

Your profile has been purchased by Twittad for 1 month at $ 5.00 .
Please login to your Twittad account in the next few hours. After login follow the instructions to download the advertisement.
Upload the advertisement onto your Twitter profile by selecting -> Settings -> Design -> Use Custom Style Below -> Browse file for the downloaded ad -> Click Save
Thanks!

Twittad Team

Follow us @Twittad

Here is the details(screen shot) that I got in my Twittad account after activating the advertisement.
Twittad-advertisement-details

To kick start their business, they have started self promotion(they have started advertising about Twittad itself). I think all the twitter users who have signedup for Twittad and have set the price tag 5$ and below, have got this email from Twittad. This campaign is better than providing 5$ bonus for signingup as Twittad publisher 🙂 . And there is nothing to worry for Twittad, because they promise to pay only when your account reaches 20$ ! Hope no one will reach it(atleast not in the near future).

And I don’t think this concept is going to work. Because I myself rarely visit anybodies profile while I am chatting to them on Twitter. So where is the value for advertisers?
I had just signed up for Twittad out of curiosity. And I even fear that, my twitter account may get banned for using it for making some bugs!
Anyway, I don’t use Twitter quite often, so thought of giving it a try. And I am not actually interested in making any money from my twitter account using TwittAd, but I wanted to write an article about it, so just signedup and used it, to know something about it, before writing.
twittad-technotip-profile

Here is the link to my twitter profile . Visit my profile to see TwittAd advertisement concept live(Only till 17/10/2008 ) 🙂

Your AdSense a/c might be in danger

We were looking at our AdSense account and wanted to test a feature in it…” Allowed Sites “.  Login to your AdSense account and click on the “AdSense Setup” tab, there you can see the option “Allowed Sites“, click on it.
Adsense-Allowed-Sites
There choose “Only allow certain sites to show ads for my account“, there, list all the URLs where you are using your AdSense Ads and click on Save Changes. Now just leave it and visit the same page again after a week.

Below the Save Changes Button, there will be a list of “Unauthorized Sites“, which will be using your adsense codes!

Actually its cool right, someone using our ad codes and helping us earn more! But wait, just see who are using your ads? Technotip.org is still a new blog and I was shocked to see even the porn sites Using our ad codes! and many other URLS which required password to access. We just rescued our AdSense account from getting banned, by using “Allowed Site” feature.

allow-certain-sitesJust opt into “Only allow certain sites to show ads for my account” option and make sure that your ads are not used on illegal sites.I don’t know what these people will get by including our adsense ads on their blog. By listing our URLs ourselves, we will rescue our AdSense a/c. And by using “Only allow certain sites to show ads for my account”, we will not get paid for the clicks and impressions from other URLs displaying our Ad codes.

Do not forget to list these URLs:-

1. Your sites/blogs/forums. If all these are in the same domain, then just give its homepage URL once.

2. 209.85.171.104 — Google Translator

3. stumbleupon.com — As people may open your blog from within Stumbleupon to vote/stumble your article.

And keep checking your adsense account to see all those sites which are using your ads, if you see one which is not offensive(Ex:- like Google Translator etc), then just include that URL in your list.

By this you will be securing your account.

Have you used this feature of Adsense? Does this make sense to you? If you have not used this feature, then we recommend it to you all orelse you will be putting your account under risk without your knowledge.

Get 20$ FREE Advertising credit of Bidvertiser, using paypal a/c

We could see that, many people use their paypal account for the internet transaction, than their Credit Cards. And many people contacted us about this issue, after reading this “Best Pay Per Click Network- Bidding System” article.
So we thought of writing about it, for more clarification….

We could see that, many people use their PayPal account for the internet transaction, than their Credit Cards. And many people contacted us about this issue, after reading this “Best Pay Per Click Network- Bidding System” article.

So we thought of writing about it, for more clarification….

There is an option to use PayPal. (In case you use PayPal, there is a minimum deposit of 20 USD in order to claim the 20 USD free bonus).
bidvertiser-add-fund
To fund your account, signup as Bidvertiser Advertiser. Goto “Advertisers Center” tab and hit the “Manage funds”—>”Add funds” tabs. Then select the amount that you want to transfer from your PayPal account. You can fund 20$ or 50$ or 100$ or 150$ or 200$ or 300$, the choice is left on your budget.

Select the amount and then click on “Add Fund” button. Then you will be taken to secure payment server of Bidvertiser, there you click on the ” prefer PayPal” link in the top of that page. Then you will be taken to PayPal billing page or you can login to your paypal account(see below screen shots) to fund your Bidvertiser account.
bidvertiser-paypal-funding

Once you start advertising and your 20$ + 20$(Free) gets finished, then you can just pause all your ads.
bidvertiser-paypal-login
Do not miss this opportunity to advertiser with Bidvertiser, with FREE 20$. You can actually get lot of benefit from Bidvertiser Advertising, as you only pay when somebody clicks on your ad. No CPM costs will affect your money and you can display your ads on thousands of websites. Signup as Bidvertiser Advertiser and get one of the best Adverting deals.


Best Pay Per Click Network- Bidding System

Technotip.org uses AdSense, Bidvertiser and Chitika as PPC advertising.
But I feel that bidvertiser has some very good features that I miss in both AdSense and Chitika.



Technotip.org uses AdSense, Bidvertiser and Chitika as PPC advertising.

But I feel that bidvertiser has some very good features that I miss in both AdSense and Chitika.

*You get 20$ in free clicks with Bidvertiser, using which you can advertise on our blog(and on any blog using Bidvertiser)…to use it click here.

Get 20$ FREE credit of Bidvertiser, using paypal a/c

Bidvertiser has the following features(some of these are present in AdSense, but not all):

1. You can display eBay ads, which gets more CTR.
bidvertiser-ebay-ads

2. Endless customization. We can customize the ad to the look and feel of our blog/website. Color, size(we can create any width and height of our choice), font size, format, ad open in new window or in the same page)…etc.

3. We can track the clicks by logging into our account.

4. Bidvertiser for feeds. We can also monetize our feeds, by integrating the easy to use Bidvertiser for feeds. It can be integrated with any feed service.

5. It has a top class referral program. You can see many “A” grade bloggers using Bidvertiser banners to promote bidvertiser. This is because, Bidvertiser provoids a very good income for referring it to new advertisers or publishers.

Earn money by directing users to signup with BidVertiser

Place a Referral button or a text link on your site and you will start to earn money when a user clicks on your button or link and signs as an advertiser or a publisher:

  • When a user signs as an advertiser and first spends $10, Bidvertiser will credit your account with $5. When that same advertiser spends $50, you will be credited with an additional $20.
  • When a user signs as a publisher and first earns $10, Bidvertiser will credit your account with $10. When that same publisher earns $50, you will be credited with an additional $40.

Your earnings will be tracked in your Referral control panel, including clicks, sign-ups and conversions.

6. Minimum target to get the payment is $10. Bidvertiser pay monthly, either by check or instantly through PayPal, and the minimum target to get payment is 10$.

7. Simply display the BidVertiser text ads on your website and let advertisers bid against each other!. And the highest bidder will be allowed to advertise on your blog and hence you will be getting maximum benefits from each ad spot.

8. Have your bidding steadily improved over time
You will see a constant improvement in your bidding over time, as both your visitors and advertisers will be exposed to the opportunity of bidding against each other on your ad space.

9. Block any unwanted ad
BidVertiser enables you to filter-out any unwanted ads. Prior to your own filtering, each ad has to be pre-approved by Bidvertiser editorial team. This mechanism gives you a peace of mind with regards to the ads displayed on your website.

10. BidVertiser does NOT accept websites that:

  • Produce, provide or link to:
    • Adult content
    • Sexual content
    • Excessive profanity
    • Illegal drugs or related content
    • Hate speech or hate graphics content
    • Click frauds are taken very seriously and strictly.

I am just using one 125 x 125 ad spot in this blog and that itself is yielding me good payment each month. The revenue share that I get for each click is more than that I get from AdSense. But the only problem for me to have all Bidvertiser Ads on my blog is, its not highly contextual. The Advertiser who bids on our ad spot, will be allowed to show his ads until he wishes or until he is outbid by some other advertisers. So its difficult to get contextual ads.

And as I have seen, it requires time to get more exposure among advertisers. I have an old website with just 2 or 3 pages, and Bidvertiser shows ads all the time in that website. But Technotip.org is still a new blog, so sometimes there will be default advertisement(referring advertisers to advertiser on my blog, with free clicks of 20$).

And the main advantage is, advertisers get 20$ in free click, to advertise on any site using Bidvertiser. And this is a great advantage to refer any advertiser to Bidvertiser. And by referring advertiser you get the referral income too.

When there is no ads to server to your ad spot, this default advertisement referring advertisers to Bidvertiser will be shown.

And Advertisers get these features:

Site-Targeted Advertising
With BidVertiser, you decide where your ad will be displayed. They allow you to either browse through or search the categorized directory of sites and select only the appropriate ones for your business.

Traffic Origin
BidVertiser allows you to display your ads within a geographic range you determine. Simply choose your geographic targeting and your ads will be shown only to users located anywhere in the country or countries you selected.

Ad Creative
With pay-per-click model, you only pay for clicks you receive. The user that sees your ad knows exactly what you have to offer and only if he finds your offer appealing, he will willingly click on it to visit your site.

Advertisers can also Drive Buyers to their eBay Listings and Stores, using the free 20$ clicks.

So whatelse do anyone want to get started….?

Your earnings depend on your smartness. How well you integrate those ads into your blog/website. Your skill to bled the ads. Selecting the right ad formats which suites your site template…etc.

I always use customized size(width and height) on my other blog. This has given me high returns.

We have heard this many times, in many blogs — “Do not put all your eggs in single basket”. So just using one advertising network is not advisable. You can atleast use the referral program of Bidvertiser to earn a lot of passive income.

Bidvertiser can be used in overcoming the disadvantages of automated systems Content Match, where neither the advertiser nor the publisher has any control of the advertisements’ quality, pricing and timing. Bidvertiser On-Site Bid Per Click offers website owners with the ability to sell their ad space, automatically, to the highest bidder, on a price-per-click basis, where the price is mostly effected by the quality and popularity of their website. Advertisers can place ads directly on sites of their choice and pay only when a visitor clicks-through their site.

We will be writting about bidvertiser and some strategies to improve the earnings through Bidvertiser. So please keep comming back and signup to our email or rss feed.

So, if you want to signup as Bidvertiser Publisher, then click here.

And if you want to signup as Bidvertiser Advertiser, then click here.

Some Refreshing Videos to Watch…Enjoy!

We keep updating this page, as and when we have any video post on our blog. The videos are served from 3rd party, so watch the above videos at your own risk. Our purpose is to provoid refreshment and entertainment to our visitors through these videos.

Link to some video posts

Interactive AdSense Ad — Take a look at this short video

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AdSense Video Unit goes Live in INDIA

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We keep updating this page, as and when we have any video post on our blog. The videos are served from 3rd party, so watch the above videos at your own risk. Our purpose is to provoid refreshment and entertainment to our visitors through these videos. So quite watching, if some inappropriate videos start playing. And make use of the scrollers, to change the video thumb nails. And click on the video to play.

AdSense Video Unit goes Live in INDIA

AdSense Video units are now live in India.

YouTube-India-Adsense

Enhance your site with high quality, relevant video content from select YouTube partners, and earn extra revenue along the way.

Relevant, Premium Content

Deliver high quality video content to your site. Choose categories, individual YouTube partners, or have Google target your site’s content.

Targeted, Non-Intrusive Ads

Earn revenue from relevant, user-friendly ads targeted to your site and to the videos being played.

Enhanced User Experience

Attract and retain users with highly relevant, frequently refreshed video from popular content providers.

Customizable Players

Customize the color theme and layout of the player to best fit your site.

Now you may have a question in your mind. How will Google share the revenue?

The answer is, the revenue will be shared between the Content owner(who has uploaded the video–the owner of the video), the publisher and Google.

Here is an example of Google AdSense Video Unit…


Note:
The maximum number of each type of Ad unit that AdSense
program policies allow:
1. you can display:ONE video unit (currently only available in specific countries and
languages)
2. TWO…- AdSense for search boxes
3. THREE…- standard AdSense for content ad units,
4. THREE link units.
You can place all of these on one page. But keep user experience in mind.
Hope Indian’s will surly make use of this opportunity appropriately and earn maximum, by showing their creativity in creating video content. Lets see in the coming days, what will this revolution mean to Indian publishers.

Alternate to AdSense public service ads

This post has been taken from one of the Google’s official website. We have just tried to explain it in more simpler way. We just wanted to put some light on this topic and wanted to spread the message.So here we go…

Today we shall see how we can replace or redirect Public Service Ad ( PSA ) of AdSense effectively. By specifying a color, image, HTML page, or ad server of your choice, you can make sure that your advertising space is always being used effectively.
PSA are shown because, there are no relevant advertisements to be shown on your blog or you are violating certain rules set by Google Adsense.
Lets believe that we all have good contents, keywords and following all rules in our blog, but still there are  chances of PSA being shown on our blog, in some other country. Because, there may not be any ads configured to show in some regions. Lets say that, some ads may work in United States, but may show Public Service Ads in India. This is because, Google AdWord players can select certain regions to display their ads. This is called Geo-targeting.
So lets see, what we can do to make sure that there are no PSA displayed in our blog, in any country.

Alternate Ads Guide

Log into your AdSense account, click on setup tab. Choose AdSense for Content. There choose either Ad Unit or Link Unit and click Continue. Now you will get the option to show alternate Ads for PSA.

Alternate_AdSense

1. Color: Choose a color from the color picker(or enter any hexadecimal color code) and it will show the solid color when there are no ads to serve. Best practice would be, to choose the same color as the background of your website, so that the ad block seem to disappear.

2. Image or non- clickable image ad: If you’d like to use an image as your alternate ad, click the Show non-Google Ad from another URL radio button and enter the fully defined URL of the image in the Alternate ad text box. A fully defined URL is one that includes the http:// and ends with the image file name. Make sure that the image has the same dimensions as that of your ad slot.or else the images would be croped to the right and bottom edges.

For example:

http://www.google.com/logos/Logo_60wht.gif

For an ad with 250X250 dimension, choose an image exactly of 250X250.

Using this method, we can show some messages like “Subscribe to Technotip.org” in image format and we can encourage them to comeback again.

3. HTML page or clickable image ad: Below image is a self explanatory tutorial….

Open a text editor (Ex:- notepad) and follow below image for coding your own HTML page.

html-demo

  • Use absolute URLs: Use absolute URLs when you’re coding this HTML page. An absolute URL is one that includes the entire, fully-defined path. This ensures that you won’t run into any errors when placing the code on various pages of your site.
  • Use target="_top": this code tells your browser which window to use when loading the destination page of your clickable image.Specifying the HTML page as your alternate ad

Now save the code with the extension .html (Ex:- alternate_250x150.html) and upload it to your server or to anywhere which is accessible from internet.(But for faster access upload it to the server where your website is hosted).

In the alternate ads text box, simply enter the fully defined path of the saved HTML page.

For example:
http://www.yoursitename.com/folder-name-if-any/alternate_250x150.html

Click Continue to add your alternate ad selection to the code in your publisher account.

Using this technique we can show some referral ads or affiliate ads or we can even generate some image ads and connect it to some of the popular articles inside our site itself.

4. Collapsing ad units:

Collapsing ad units are an optional advanced feature of alternate ads — the collapsing ad unit code will ‘collapse’ your ad unit so that it takes up no page space if there are no targeted ads available. This allows you to minimize any blank space that would otherwise occur through the use of alternate colors, as the content around the ad unit will shift up to fill the empty space.

Below are the steps to implement this:

  1. Download the collapsing ad units file by right-clicking the link below and selecting Save Target as.. http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/google_adsense_script.html
  2. Copy this file to any location on your domain. Important: if you are running ads on multiple domains or subdomains, you will need to host this file on each of your domains and subdomains in order to use the collapsing ad units feature.
  3. In the Alternate Ads URL text box, enter the fully defined path to the collapsing ad units HTML file on your domain. For example: http://www.yoursitename.com/folder-name-if-any/google_adsense_script.html
  4. Click Continue.

Remember that, if you are using the ad codes in more than one website, then you need to upload this google_adsense_script.html file to all the servers, in order to use it.

Ex:- The file

google_adsense_script.html is at

http://www.yoursitename1.com/folder-name-if-any/google_adsense_script.html

can not be used at

http://www.yoursitename2.com/folder-name-if-any/google_adsense_script.html

you should upload it to http://www.yoursitename2.com/ before using it there.

This would solve and make use of each of your adspace(filled with AdSense) effectively.

And at Technotip.org, we have left one big 300×250 adSpot without any alternate ads.Because we would like to show our support to Public Service Ads.

Welcome Google Affiliate Network

Bye bye adsense for Referrals and a hearty Welcome Google Affiliate Network.

Google-Affiliate-Network-logoGoogle will be retiring the AdSense Referrals program during the last week of August.And if a user completes the advertiser’s required action (Adsense Refferal program) within 30 days of clicking on your ad, earnings will accrue to your account through the end of September. After that time, you will no longer be able to earn money from referral ads. Your payments won’t be affected; you’ll continue to be paid once you’ve reached the payment threshold.

From August, any remaining referral ads on your site will no longer work, and will appear as blank space on your website. In order to prevent a decrease in your AdSense earnings remove all those referral adsense codes.

At the end of October, you will no longer be able to generate reports for your historical performance for referrals. If you wish to retain performance data, please run the appropriate report on your Advanced Reports page before the end of October. You can download and save a copy of your report by clicking the CSV link above the report.

The worrying part is….we need to again apply separatly for Google Affiliate Network and all adsense publishers/advertiser is not inside Google Affiliate Network.

Google Affiliate Network can help you discover new advertiser referral programs and generate more revenue.

    Google Affiliate Network will be:

  • Easy to use:

    Save time with an intuitive user interface, fast-loading pages, and creative trafficking tools.

  • Tracking and reporting:

    Track conversions and member IDs for loyalty marketing. Schedule and save reports.

  • Automated payments:

    Receive electronic payments, consolidated across advertisers, twice a month. Choose from a variety of commission structures.

  • Support and development:

    Contact experts for technical support or to help you find new revenue opportunities.

  • Publisher recognition:

    Earn AffiliateVIP status and enjoy exclusive marketing opportunities and greater visibility in the network.

  • Network depth and breadth:

    Advertisers can now choose from a wide variety of high-quality publishers based on detailed profiles and metrics.

  • Tracking and reporting:

    Track conversions, evaluate performance, and optimize program with actionable data.

  • Network quality:

    Work only with qualified publishers who are continually screened, reviewed, and advised by a quality team at performics.

  • Performance-based pricing:

    Rest assured that cost-per-action pricing means both advertisers and publishers will have a win-win situation….and Google will always be a winner!

And you would be interested to know that, Google affiliate network is just DoubleClick owned performics.

DoubleClick was acquired by Google recently.

Here is the email I recieved from Google AdSense team this morning:-

Skip this, if you have read it.

Hello,

Thank you for participating in the AdSense Referrals program.
We’re writing to let you know that we will be retiring the AdSense
Referrals program during the last week of August. We appreciate
your patience during this transition and here are some alternative
options to consider:

* Google Affiliate Network: As part of the integration of
DoubleClick, the DoubleClick Performics Affiliate Network will now
operate as the Google Affiliate Network for advertisers targeting
users located in the United States. Similar to the AdSense
Referrals program, the Google Affiliate Network enables publishers
to apply for advertiser programs and get paid based on
advertiser-defined actions instead of clicks or impressions. For
further details, please visit:
www.google.com/ads/affiliatenetwork.
* AdSense for content ads: If you have less than three AdSense
for content ad units on a page, you may wish to replace the
referral ad units with standard AFC ad units.

If you currently use referral ads, either to promote Google
products or offerings from AdWords advertisers, AdSense Referrals
code will no longer display ads beginning the last week of August.
We encourage you to take the following steps before the product is
retired:

* Remove the referral code from your site(s): Please take a
moment to remove all referral code from your sites before the last
week of August, so you can continue to effectively monetize your
ad space.
* Run and save all referrals reports on your desktop: Create
and save all reports related to the referrals program on your
desktop, so you continue to have access to your valuable campaign
information

Why is this happening?
We’re constantly looking for ways to improve AdSense by developing
and supporting features which drive the best monetization results
for our publishers. Sometimes, this requires retiring existing
features so we can focus our efforts on the ones that will be most
effective in the long term.  For this reason, we will be retiring
the AdSense Referrals program. If you have any additional
questions, please visit our Help Center:
http://www.google.com/adsense/support/bin/topic.py?topic=14882

Sincerely.

The Google AdSense Team
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Google Affiliate Network provides a dedicated publisher support team. You can email the team at affiliatesupport@google.com for any clarification.

Click here to apply to Google Affiliate Network.

What do you think about Google Affiliate Network.Do you feel that, it will increase/decrease your earnings? Please share your thoughts in the below comment section.