Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Google AdWords New Billing Tab Launched

After beta testing for a while, Google AdWords have launched the new billing tab site wide. The tab seem to be rolling out in stages and you might not see yours right away, but be rest assured, it is coming. When it does come, it needs no intervension from you and there are no changes to your payment or billing methods.
Here’s what you can expect from your updated Billing tab:
  • Get more control. Choose to initiate a payment on your account at any time and use any form of payment available with your country and currency settings.
  • Make payments directly from your billing summary page. You can do this by clicking the "Make a payment" button.
  • Add multiple forms of payments and switch between them. Add as many forms of payment as you want to your account and switch between using them at any time.
  • Use different business and billing addresses. Your business address doesn't have to match your billing address. Plus, each form of payment can have a different billing address.
  • Get additional support. You will have access to improved help content in the new Billing tab and help center.
Some terminologies have been changed;
  • Postpay is now called "automatic payments." We'll automatically charge you only after your ads accrue costs.
  • Prepay is now called "manual payments." You can make payments to your account whenever and in whatever amount you like. Your ad costs draw from those funds.
  • Direct debit is now called "bank account." Your funds will be debited from your bank account.
Announcing the release of the upgraded Billing tab - Inside AdWords Sphere: Related Content

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Will iADs Choke Up Your iPhone Screen?

When it come to a phone screen, be they iPhones or Droids, screen real estate is premium. Does not matter if you are playing a game or using an App, if an ad like iAD also tries to cram the screen, I would find it pretty annoying.
Apple is actively pushing it's developers to integrate iADs in the apps or games and if you are going to ask "So what?" I have a question in turn for you. What if Sony or Sharp sell a part of your TV screen for advertisers. These ads I mention are in addition to the ones you get from Cable TV or TV Stations. They will reside in a bar above all else.

While iADs on your phone might be a brilliant marketing and money making strategy for Apple, it might be a nightmare for users.
Gizmodo has done a nice piece on the whole subject. Their article actually prompted me to jot down this post. Follow the link and see what you think about it, forced iADs in your iPhone.
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Thursday, July 1, 2010

Your Blog + Google AdSense = Making Money

If you blogging, who does not?, it will be a good idea to make some money with it.
Many bloggers have gone into becoming millionaires just with blogs and proper advertising plans. Of course the traffic, visitors to your blog matters a lot.
Another factor for bloggers regarding income from their blog : it will prompt them to blog in a continuous manner and also turn in to promoting the blog more. SEO techniques, link harnessing are all a factor of marketing your blog and drawing people to come and read what you write. More the visitors, more the chance the ads on your blog get clicked.

For all that to happen, you need to do some simple work ; you need to display ads on your blog!
Again it is not a big deal thanks to Google Adsense, which is now integrated into Google Blogger. You can access it via "Monetize | Setup AdSense" link on your blogger control panel.

Once you have done this and begin to promote your blog, you can watch your progress of;
1. Traffic sources
2. What people like to read
3. Number of clicks and money you earned
Via Google Analytics, a must for anyone who has a website, blog. Get rich, start monetizing your blog today.
If yopu want learn more about Google AdSense, take this tour.

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