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Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Adwords Campaign Section Introduced In Blogger Dashboard

Blogger has made a new addition of Campaigns in left sidebar in blogger blog dashboard. Clearly, intention seems to introduce Google Adwords service to all blogspot users and make them aware about Adwords use to increase targeted audience by paying for advertisements.

ads in search results page

On clicking Campaign in blogger, for new users they have explained Google Adwords in 3 steps;
Grow your audience
Whether you're looking to bring in new readers or keep them coming back for more, AdWords can help your blog get more visibility.

1. Create your ad
Start by writing an ad that tells people about your blog.
Next, choose the search terms that will make your ad show up in the Google search results.

2. People see your blog on Google
If the words that people type in Google match your keywords, your ad can appear above or next to the search results.

3. You get more readers
They click your ad and go to your blog. Best of all, you only pay when they do.
A Start Now button is also given their to signup under Adwords, though, Adwords already members can set up ad campaigns by log in to Adwords directly.

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Good News - Google Authorship Image Starts Showing Up Again In Serp

Hello everyone, this is quick post, kind of BREAKING News. The news is Google authorship photo starts showing up once again in search results. Exactly 5 months back On 20th December 2013, authors image of many people suddenly stopped showing in search along some of their websites. So, in a post I threw light on three possible reasons that why image of many authors has stopped showing in Google search rich snippets. Then we saw weight in a possibility that this might be happened because of any Google update (like; site-wide Google Authorship Penalty).

But now, I'm pretty damn sure, that creepy thing happened to many bloggers because of any kind of Google update. And exactly, after 5 months, on 21st May 2014, the rich snippets with author photos are back in search results.

Now I have checked on my sites, Google showing it perfectly even on my hardly seven days old site too. To ensure is this back only for me or for all, I checked rich snippets of every buddy who did comment on my previous post. And the good thing is that the author image is showing up in search for all authors.

So, congratulations boys; +Renz Kristofer Cheng+Suresh KP+Muhammad Kamran+Tom Crandall :)

Seriously, I don't have any idea about Google's intentions, when on 20th December 2013 they hide authorships and today when they make authorship visible again for everyone exactly after 5 months. This   is especially for you, Google!

google authorship

Update: Right after 4 days on 24th May 2014, all of author's images have gone hidden once again :3
Looking forward to see What would you like to say how you see or feel this!

Saturday, 5 April 2014

How To Place Two Adsense Ads Side By Side - Is it Allow

Learn How to place two adsense ad units side by side in Blogger or Wordpress. Is it okay and, does it will violate Google AdSense Policies?

When it comes to monetize website blog via Adsense, everyone become very cautious and hopeful to turn his traffic into money. But, then the Adsense publisher starts thinking that he is not Squeezing the right amount from his potential traffic because of getting expected CTR (click through rate). You usually in such scenario everyone wants to place ads in the best places where the chances were high to get ads clicked. And one of the most common best position to place ads and a practice followed by many popular sites is to put ads just right after post title. The another best place to get highest CTR is after the first para. And to maximize the chances to get ads clicked you can place two ads side by side, as shown in following screenshot;

Recommended: ► How To Increase Adsense CPC 

Well, placing both codes right after another is not a solution, and by this way both ads will appear vertically instead of horizontal. To show ads side by side in a horizontal way there are two possible ways to do, first one is by using table and, the second way is by use of floating divs. So lets start by assuming, you already aware to show ads on desired position.

1. Simple Table Method

In this method we will create simple table of one row with two columns. Now, simply you just have to copy / paste the following piece of table in your table in your sidebar widget or any of your other desired place, just make sure to replace ad-code with the exact ad code you recieved from your ad network.


Recommended: ► How To Create Tables in Blogger Blog Posts 

Here, tr is used for rows and, td for columns. So, in case you want to show 3 ad units side by side, then simply add one more <td> element along its closing tag, same like following code;

That's it, no complication at all. To make space in between ads, replace the following code with below one;

<table><tr><td style="padding-right:5px;">ad-code</td><td>ad-code</td><td>ad-code</td></tr></table>

2. Floating Divs
In this method we will use div to keep chunk of code on place, adn then via CSS we will assign a floating property. This method is recommend and much better than tables, because it also works in responsive templates / themes and on reducing screen size than the combined the length of both ad units, ad units will move to vertical up and down straight from horizontal side by side. Just copy / paste the following code to your desired position.

<div style="clear:both;">
<div style="float:left;">ad-code</div>
<div style="float:right;">ad-code</div>

Now replace ad-code with your adsense code script and then hit save button.

Must Read: ► Is Total Google Adsense Ads Per Page Limit Changed? 

Is Using Two AdSense Ads Side by Side is Against Google Policies?

No, it is not against Google policies to align two adsense ads side by side. Gracey, a senior top contributor in Google AdSense Forums has confirmed it too, that; 'You can put two ad units side by side. Frankly though, two large ads side by side is overkill and tends to make sites look like "ad-spam".' But she also added very important thing that, placing ads below post titles that push content below the fold to increase chances of misleading clicks will come into AdSense policy violation.

So, be cautious before applying your adsense ads in your blog, though we don't owe responsibility of any kind of issue you get because of ad placement. Be smart, be careful, over to You!