For the seasoned Adsense publishers, you will probably already know about the feature in your dashboard. For new adsense publishers or people who are looking to apply for an adsense account, get to know this one feature because it could either cost you money or make sure you make money when you should be making money for clicks. If you got your adsense dashboard opened right now, go to your account settings and scroll all the way to the bottom of the page to enable this feature.
Click on the question mark next to Sites authorized to show ads to read more about this feature. The quote below by Google is important to read about using this feature.
Site authorization is an optional feature that allows you to identify only specific sites that are permitted to use your Google ad code. If you’re particularly concerned about malicious use of your ad code by others, you may wish to use this feature as a precaution
If you depend on adsense income to make a living, every single penny counts so please add your sites to the authorized list. Here is an important piece of information Google has said that you should pay attention to.
If you don’t add a site to the authorized sites list, and you place your ad code on it, ads will continue to appear on the site but you won’t earn from them. Therefore, please enable this feature with caution to avoid missing out on valid revenue
Like I said, use this feature if you want to be sure that you are getting paid for the clicks/impression’s. It’s usually the small things that what holds us back from reaching our targeted money goals. I think I may have written about this before but while you in your adsense dashboard, make sure that you have some custom channels created for each ad block that you have created. By creating custom channels, you can see which ads are performing well and which ones not getting any action. This will help you figure out if you have to change the ad colors or even placement to see if you can make that one ad do better.
Don’t forget to target those custom channel’s. Why target them? Well you’d end up having some adwords advertiser’s bidding for a spot on your website if you target the ads and have a good amount of unique traffic coming to your blog. Sometimes you make more per click from ads that are marked as targeted. (I don’t have proof of this but it’s a gut feeling)
I’ve felt under the weather lately and hope to get back on track soon. I got this idea of a blog post while rewording my custom channels.
Have a great weekend.