Monthly Archive: March 2012

Mar 29

Adsense and Its friendship with Blogger

Is adsense approval from blogger.com easy?

Hello, recently one of my visitors had asked me whether Google owned Blogger.com can be an easy medium to obtain an adsense account.

The answer is simply no. Information contained in this article is by experience and not via any written policies of the companies mentioned here. Last week I was engaged in a lot of research regarding approval of adsense from blogger. Here’s what I found out:

Many sites as well as videos claim that adsense approval gets easier when you apply it through blogger. Well, let me tell you, this is does not even qualify for a trick. Adsense approval from blogger is equally tougher as it is through any other website. Earlier, adsense partner websites such as hubpages.com, indiastudychannel.com, etc were facilitating application to adsense account through their website, but now even such applications are being reviewed with similar seriousness. I must say that adsense approval is more or less same for any kind of website.

You must be well aware of adsense policies and criteria have to qualify as an adsense publisher and hence I need not mention it here. If you aren’t then you can consult adsense official help forum for the same. Since adsense has a monopoly in this world of advertising, and also largely due to increasing amount of adsense publishers and increasing violations of terms and policies, Google has made entry into adsense via these partner sites difficult too.

If you are thinking to get past all these stuff by some trick, then probably you got it all wrong. Adsense applications are reviewed manually and there exists no specific algorithm for the same. Even though thousands of websites are submitted for review every day, Google makes sure that they are scanned manually for a period of time even after partially approving it.

Hence my advice to you is not to waste time trying tricks such as changing IP address via proxy, using blogger ( of course it is an excellent blogging platform) , or using partner websites to obtain an approval, but your business strategy should go somewhat like this

1. write about what’s required for this world and not re-write what already exists. i.e. make your content unique.

2. Writing unique content doesn’t mean it would fetch you ads and visitors and clicks. You must ensure that your content is useful to your visitors and also such traffic would be useful to the advertisers bidding for your blog.

3. After working with adsense for over 2 years, I realize that adsense thrives on 3 things

Quality,

Relevance &

Quality again. Obviously, if you write about stuff that are very rare, products available for advertisement related to such content would also be very rare. Hence it is extremely essential to research what to blog about!! Write about stuff that people need the most. Search engine Optimization follows later.

About adsense account sale

“Crime thrives in the land of adversity” . Yes, Google has clearly stated in its policies that adsense account cannot be transferred. In Asian countries, changing the payee name is banned. But even if it was allowed, it is not difficult for anybody to find out your real identity. So if you are barred from adsense, then improvise your site and reapply and please don’t buy an account. Such an account will be soon disabled and you can lose the money that you spent on buying such an account.

Also please report Google about such activities as it can help your fellow innocent publishers.

About “adsense ready” websites

Adsense ready websites are available for as low as 10$ . I fairly do not believe that such websites would earn you an adsense account. The easiest way to get an adsense account is by being honest. Trust me because you’ll be reading this blog post again after you finish exploring all other options available for getting adsense account approved.

Thanks and keep contributing!!

 

Mar 29

22″ PC monitor review

HOME BASED BUDGET MONITORS REVIEW

 

1.       Well, the first one in my list and my favorite is BenQ G2220. It is not a great brand as Samsung or LG but the G2220 is one product which gives great performance for amazingly low price

 

Priced at Rs 7500, it gives a brightness of 215 cd/m2 though company claims 400 cd/m2 and a contrast ratio of 500:1 which is pretty good for its class. 16:9 ratio is a nice feature but this monitor doesn’t have HDMI port. So what, you can use a quick converter for that. The E2220 priced a 1000 bucks more has speakers and HDMI but is really not worth paying that much more.

 

Panel type is TN, though I always advocate IPS, for home based use TN should do.

 

Sense eye human vision tech: No idea how it helps!!! For detailed specs visit the brands webpage.

 

2.       Acer 235H: this ought to be the next as is priced equally to benQ E2220 but it far overpowers it. With a resolution of 1920*1080 and HDMI port, you can get the best possible picture quality for dirt cheap price. Contrast ratio is great at 473:1 but brightness sucks, its just 191.3 cd/m2. So think about it

 

3.       Samsung syncmaster 2233SW : priced same as Acer, for 8500 Rs, it has actually got nothing other than the brand to boast of. No USB, no speakers, no HDMI, bad vertical viewing angle. Resolution of 1920*1080 is what you can all get out of this. It doesn’t have swivel/pivot making you unable to adjust height : too bad.

 

Mar 29

20″ PC monitor review


Before publishing this articles, I’ve revised it so many times because my research constantly gave variable results. However this is the final list and the best comparison possible.

 

I’m going to talk about 20” monitors here. Please don’t buy any screen size lesser than this because there isn’t much price difference between 18.5” and 20” ones and no joy either

 

1.       LG E2041t : This is what I would say buy and I too recently got one and it works great. I’ve never been a fan of LG but the great decision to change over from Samsung to LG has yielded results. Let me tell you why. In India, it is easily available, no need to hunt for dealers, with a resolution of 1600*900, HD (not full HD : Full HD is 1900*1080 and is available for monitors above 22”) and contrast ratio of 8000000:1 and response time of 5ms and the latest price of 6300Rs (125$) it Is the best product available at an unbeatable price. Dimensions 476 x 364 x 166 . HDCP and f-engine present in LG and all these features makes it a must buy.

 

2.       Samsung SA20A300N : its 11$ costlier than the above one but with no extra or lesser features. However LG performs better and I’ve hunted down almost the whole of Pune to find this product but in vain. Hope God helps you get this one. It has a separate sync signal port, to show off the Samsung expertise. Dimensions 478 x 365 x 177mm. Special Features are       Eco Saving, Multi Screen S/W, Samsung MagicAngle, Samsung MagicBright³, Samsung MagicColour, Off Timer, MagicTune, Customised Key, Image Size. But it cannot be wall mounted as LG e2041!!! Same power consumption of 20 watts, same response time of 5ms, same resolution of 1600*900. Same viewing angle of 170/160. So please buy LG e2041 as I do not find a good reason to Samsung( I’ve used Samsung monitors for 12 years and they are as steady as rock)

 

3.       DELL IN2030M : same features as above gets beaten in its appearance. I’m not sure but it is only LED backlight and not full LED as the upper two ones. It is widescreen, and more useful is working split screen( if you are a stock trader ). Dell has its name, far superior to LG or Samsung but this monitor is priced at 6000 bucks only..great na!! But don’t get carried away, please find out whether its truly LED. All the above are HD and not Full HD, please remember.

 

4.       AOC E2043FK : not available everywhere and not much established in India ( if you need service) has similar features but there is no data on its performance.

 

You must ideally get all these ones for below 6800Rs. If you can invest 2000rs more you can go for 22” Full HD ones and I’ve described them in my next article. Thanks for reading and choose the right product!!

Mar 28

adsense for domain not anymore!!

Google adsense is retiring its adsense for domain feature. So if you have bought a premium domain and expect to earn with it then you have probably got it all wrong. No new accounts for domain can be created and the existing users can continue to earn only till april 18th !! If your earnings have reached a threshold then you might get paid for the same. This is a serious bad news for publishers. whats your say on this folks?

Mar 27

resolving php mess ups

Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_STRING, expecting 

This is the error you might have come across while visiting my website a few days back. But its solved now and a pretty simple way to solve it. Here’s how it goes

1. first download a file of the theme you are currently using . for e.g. if you are using theme graphene then download its zip file from wordpress.org

2. It contains the respective files you tried editing, e.g. If you tried editing the theme-functions.php file then the same might be available.

3. Using file zilla, access the root folder of your site. Replace the existing file with the new one.

That is it. and yes, if you want to edit the theme-functions.php file for inserting some widgets in your posts or so, please edit the functions.php file and not the theme-functions.php file followed by the index.php file.

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