Remember, in April this year, Google was beta testing native ad formats for AdSense? Four months later, Google launched native ads on DFP ad server, this time with demand for AdSense and DoubleClick Ad Exchange publishers. In this post, we’re going to cover how the new native ad format in DFP works and all the ways it can enrich your ad inventory. When you are delivering a banner, you receive a complete creative asset from the advertiser and you deliver it exactly as you received them from the advertiser. In the case of DFP native ads, instead of getting a rigid banner that is completely unresponsive towards the content environment that it is placed in, what you will receive is separate components. It’s up to you to organize these components in a way that represents advertiser interests and also blends in well with your website or app. Right there is a level of unprecedented control for publishers. You take a single set of assets, and you’re able to modify those … [Read more...] about The Beginner’s Guide to DFP Native Ads
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The internet scene in India is growing at an exponential rate. However, there are many online jobs that traidtional Indian parents find hard to understand. Especially if you live in a rural part of India, it becomes fairly tough to explain your job as a blogger or a freelancer to your parents or the parents of your (current/soon-to-be) spouse. The other day I received an email question from Mahesh, a blogger from Andra Pradesh. He asked a question which seemed like an issue faced by almost all bloggers (be it men or women). Here is what Mahesh’s question was: Hi Harsh Agrawal, My name is Mahesh; I am also a blogger and earn about $7000 to $8000 per month. My family is looking for brides in our community, but they are unable to understand my job & also they do not believe me when I say I make money on the internet. I live in a municipality in Andhra Pradesh. How do you explain that you are a blogger to a bride’s family? People do not believe me or my … [Read more...] about How To Explain That You Are A Blogger To Your Spouse’s Family
There comes a time when we want so badly to write something in our blogs, but our brains refuse to co-operate with us. They tend to become stale without feeding us any idea on what topics to write and how to proceed with writing about them. This phenomenon is called as writer’s block in a general term. Read more articles from ShoutMeLoud related to the Writer’s Block: How to overcome writer’s Block in simple ways? How to make common blog posts unique when Writer’s Block Hits? This means I am asking, do you sometimes suffer from this disease? Admit it. We do. And then when we are infected by it and remain surrendered to its destructive power, the most expensive thing is leaving our blogs without any new posts and our regular readers unattended. Our consistency in bringing new posts will be questioned, and our subscribers will surely start losing their trusts and hopes entrusted on us. Therefore, we shouldn’t remain in such trench for the longer period. … [Read more...] about 15 Ways to Avoid Writer’s Block & Then Blog Like a Boss
I bet most of you have heard about Superman and his story about Krypton. ( And if you have not, you can check out the latest movie MAN OF STEEL for that ). I really got inspired from the story and decided to connect the story with the Online Superman’s ( Bloggers like Us) . I have seen most of the bloggers just lose hope in their blogs. Don’t let your blog fail. In this post I am going to share you folks some tips to keep you blog up even in tough times:- One of the reasons behind the failure of survival of people of Krypton was their own people. Military leader on which people of Krypton relied on turned against them. We as Bloggers need to make sure that we form our team appropriately. Choosing authors and giving them privileges is really a concern. And you should think well before granting access rights or else you might regret later. If you are forming a little more than just a blog, you can use service like betaout to manage your team of authors and … [Read more...] about Don’t Let your Blog Fail like Superman’s Krypton
We all are aware about the word Facebook as everybody knows about this social networking site and may be using also. Facebook is a way to connect to friends and family in a very easy and interesting way. Using Facebook for the first time might be confusing for many, but later on It becomes usual and everybody gains perfection in it. Facebook is not for fun only but it is a platform to learn from each other. Here are some of the do,s and don’ts while using FB. Read: Advantages and Disadvantages of Facebook Do’s and Don’ts for Facebook Users Facebook Do’s Do use a real picture in your Facebook profile and similarly use a real name, place and address while starting. This will help us to connect to our friends and family very easily. Also make sure you add details like School and college, this will let you find many lost friends on Facebook. Do check each friend request carefully after visiting their profile. It is not necessary that they may … [Read more...] about Facebook Do’s and Don’ts for all Users
No doubt that blogging has become a passion for many youngster. They start their blogging journey with full dedication but after a while most of them tends to lose their confidence and they start giving dumb excuses for not updating their blogs. Here in this post I’m gonna tell you the BEST, the WORST and pretty much all excuses that I’ve heard about why you can’t update your blog. Now keep that in mind that to get the results you need to blog on regular basis. At least one post per week (if not daily). The only thing that matters is the quality of content. Focus on whether it’s worth reading or not. Use the K.I.S.S formula (Keep It Simple Silly) and write something interesting that encourages your readers to comment, share and link back. I’m too busy right now, I’ll update it tomorrow. No you are not going to. If you are saying this today, you will say it tomorrow … [Read more...] about What’s Your Excuse For Not Updating Your Blog?
Google Adsense is one of the easiest and simplest ways of earning money. The procedure is very simple and people need no investment for this. However there are some strict rules that ought to be followed to get going. Google is very strictly enforcing these rules to protect the authenticity of the program as well to save the interest of the advertisers. If you did not follow these rules, your Google Adsense account will be terminated without any question. If you want to know how to safeguard your Google Adsense account follow these rules: Adsense Don’ts to continue earning without any problem: Don’t click on your AdSense ads under any circumstances. Adsense has zero tolerance in this area. Never ask your family members or your friends circle to click on your ads. Don’t indulge in Google Adsense program with a money making mind. You cannot make fast money in this program. Instead, you need a lot of patience and hard labor to see the fruit. Don’t worry, if you … [Read more...] about Google Adsense – Do’s and Don’ts
How many of you blog on a team, or have two or more friends managing a blog, sharing the same AdSense account for making money from your blog, and using a single AdSense login ID to see the stats? Here is some good news for all such users who share their AdSense account with someone else: The AdSense team has added a multiple users option, which will allow you to give other users access your AdSense account. AdSense multiple users feature: This new AdSense feature will allow you to add any non-existing AdSense users to manage your AdSense account. Currently, there are only two levels of user permissions that can be granted: admin and standard users. When you add a new user to manage/access your AdSense account with admin rights, he can do the following things: Edit and manage any part of the account. Add or remove users See the list of users who have access to your AdSense account Standard AdSense users cannot see the list of users who have access to your AdSense account, and they … [Read more...] about Adsense User Management let you Grant Access to Multiple Users
A big part of this blogging community stops blogging after a short period of time. Why? Because of blogger’s burnout. If you feel blogging gets annoying sometimes and you’re starting to feel burned out, stick to this post. I have laid out some excellent tips on staying inspired and avoiding getting to this stagnant stage. In this quest of being a professional blogger, I have worked quite hard to discover some of the best ways to avoid blogger’s burnout. 10 Ways Of Staying Inspired As A Blogger 1. Set And Maintain A Regular Target For most bloggers, blogging is a part-time (and passionate) means of talking about a personally important topic. Even though we blog, we still have to manage family, offices, relatives, and friends. As you need to spend a big portion of time with them, it can be quite difficult to find some precious moments for your blog. To stay inspired during those busy days, make a posting plan. But be careful. Setting up an unrealistic goal is … [Read more...] about How To Stay Inspired And Avoid Blogger’s Burnout
As a webmaster you must have noticed that Google has added “+1” Metrics into Google Webmaster Tools. But, Do you know the exact reason behind doing so? If your answer is No, then you may carry on reading this article further. In this post, I will figure out areas which you need to know about “Google +1 Button” , “Google +1 Metrics” and effect on this button on your search engine results. You may think that “Google +1 Button” is only a sharing button for your content for your blog post, like any other button like Facebook, Twitter and all. But, the truth is it is not its only utility. Google has always tried to provide best search results to their users and for that Google is using so many different parameters for handling personalized search results for every user. This one step by Google is also in relation to provide best search results to the users. When user comes to your site with “specific keywords” and read your … [Read more...] about Why It’s important for Webmasters?