Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Blend your Google Ads

In the Google AdSense Help Center, the article What color palettes are the most successful? recommends to blend your ads, it means that you should make the background (google_color_bg) and borders (google_color_border) of your ads the same color as the background of your page where the ad is placed. Then, In addition to that, I would also recommend that you make the title (google_color_link) and the URL (google_color_url) of your ads the same color as the hyperlink of your page where the ads are placed. And finally, I would apply the same rule for the color of the text (google_color_text).

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

What is Google AdSense?

Google AdSense is a fast and easy way for website publishers of all sizes to display relevant Google ads on their website's content pages and earn money. My application to Google AdSense has been approved in June 2006, and since then, I have launched dozens of blogs (including this one) without any success in making money(*) :-( The point that directly convinced me to apply to Google AdSense (which is, by the way, the point why I did not apply to alternatives) is the payment channel of Google AdSense, they can transfer the money directly to my national bank account, I hope it will happen soon ;-)

(*) You are not alone!