Today I managed to cash out my latest AdSense payment via Western Union. This is just to show a prove, and to motivate the unmotivated. Although the amount is not that huge, it’s still money and after subtracting the hosting cost there is some profit.
Next objective is getting significant monthly payments (I currently put my account on hold until a few months).
Google have announced that they are retiring AdSense Referrals. You might want to remove it from your websites.
I have never been a fan of AdSense Referrals as I think it’s a hassle to use 🙂
I have finally received my first AdSense payment since 2005. It’s not much but certainly a very good motivational factor to keep on blogging and making efforts to build websites.
Since I opted for Western Union payment, it was actually a breeze. Filled a form and within 15 minutes I was holding cash in my hands 🙂
In spite of being extremely busy, yesterday I had a chance to glance over some of my daily readings. I am excited to find out that PayPal is now allowing Malaysians to withdraw money to Visa branded debit card.
I need to check with Standard Chartered whether I can use my savings account which is a 2 in 1 account having Visa number and Visa Electron branding. Maybe the fees are lower than using Virtual Money card?
One thing for sure is that there will be no monthly fee, while the withdrawal fee is US$5.00. Just make sure you can really transfer or you’ll suffer paying the return fee. Also needs to be check is whether the local bank will impose any fee on the transfer.
Mininum transfer is US$10.00 and maximum is $US500.00 per day.
Additionally, AdSense publishers can now withdraw money via Western Union.
All you need is the 10 digits MTCN (Money Transfer Control Number) from AdSense and your ID (passport or MyKad). One thing to stress here is that the name from AdSense should match your ID for this to work. LiewCF has written a nice how-to change AdSense Payee Name.
No more bank fees for payout. The maximum payout is US$2,800.
Since I have been earning decent stream from both accounts this is indeed an exciting news for me. For Cyberjaya people – CIMB is the nearest Western Union agent 🙂
Have your publisher ID ever been used in other sites than yours, without your knowledge? I have never experienced the same problem but I guess some prominent publishers must’ve experienced this.
AdSense now have an Allowed Sites feature where you can specify on which sites your publisher ID will be considered active.
This is indeed a very useful feature, especially if someone decides to use your publisher ID with bad intentions such as to get your account suspended!
Read more about it in Inside AdSense: Allowed and clear.
To create your Allowed Sites list today, visit your AdSense Setup tab, click the Allowed Sites sub-tab, and choose the radio button for Only allow certain sites to show ads for my account. You’ll then be able to enter allowed URLs for all your sites. Make sure to keep your list up to date when you add your code to new sites, too.
So if you decide not to use it, no change is necessary!
Have you checked in to your AdSense account lately? Try and see the Referral setup page and see whether you have been upgraded to Referrals 2.0. I was surprised by this notification when I logged on to the AdSense account of one of my clients. This is what I saw:
Some of us are lucky enough to be given the chance to test this out, like Auntie Lillian a.k.a. 5xmom. I am not as lucky, though. Maybe because my AdSense performance is not so well. 🙁
With Referrals 2.0 you can select targeted ads to display on your site, and not the boring old banners to refer to Google products and services. This opens a lot more doors and endless possibilities for you to customize the ads that will be displayed. They look just like normal AdSense ads, with the only difference is the tag Referrral Ads by Google.
Advertlets is not working for me, so I am dropping it this weekend. This does not mean that you shouldn’t try it out, go ahead it might just work for you. For me the most revenue I am receiving from this blog is through AdSense and Kontera.
Someone from Advertlets did make a comment on my last post about this, but I never received any feedback after that.
Despite of a shadowy day (the shadow is in my head) today, I am thrilled to learn that my AdSense PIN has arrived safely at my home. It felt good.
I’ve been busy and tired lately, this is a very big hurdle for a non full time blogger like me. Less and less time (and energy) to get online and write! The good news is that the cold is going away little by little.
I received my email subscription to Inside AdSense just about 20 minutes ago. There’s good news – AdSense is launching a referral program where you can refer products from advertisers now, not only Google products. When a visitor clicks on your referral link, if he/she completes an action defined by the advertiser, you get paid!
This program however is in Beta and not everyone can use it for now. You can try applying here: http://www.google.com/ads/adsense/referrals/
(No no this is not a referral link. I am merely spreading the good news here).
A client friend of mine complained that he can’t see the pages when he clicked on AdSense links, which is quite weird. When I tried, they all loaded fine. Anyone experience the same problem?
By the way you should not click on your own ads too many times as Google will think you are trying to cheat. I am not sure it will show up in your stats as clicks anyway.
For AdSense users out there who are not subscribed in the blog update, Google AdSense site is down from 10am to 2pm PDT:
This Saturday, November 11th, our engineers will be performing routine system maintenance from 10am to 2pm PDT. Although you won’t be able to access your account during this time, ads will still be served to your pages and we’ll continue to track your earnings as normal.
However by the time I am writing this, it’s already 2pm+ PDC but I think it’ll be up soon. As they suggested, maybe this will give you a chance to clear away those cobwebs you told friends were “Halloween decorations.” 😉