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  • Tips to make your content more accessible to users
    A combination of offering users the best experience and efficiently monetizing your content is important for the long-term success of your website. With that in mind, here’s some tips to help you to achieve both of these goals:

    Content: Is your site content relevant to your users? Ask yourself if the content on your site is well-researched and well-structured. Will it capture and engage your users' attention?

    Ad types: When choosing an ad type for your site, consider if it improves the user experience on your site. It's important to be mindful of designs that are prohibited by our AdSense program policies, such as pop-ups and pop-unders, floating or static ads, or any other type of ad that could make it difficult for users to access your content. Where possible, test potential designs with focus groups or an AdSense experiment.

    Ad placement: Advertising on your site should provide additional value to your users. Ads should be visible without limiting your site audience's ability to interact with the rest of your content. For instance, if ads are visible above the fold on your site, make sure they're not making it difficult for users to view your content. We may be less likely to display pages with obstructive above the fold advertising in our search results.

    Multi-screen: Don't forget to think about the impact of your design and ad placement on the accessibility of content across platforms. Our research indicates that users are increasingly relying on multiple digital touch-points throughout the day.

    In addition to the four tips above, check out the Webmaster Quality Help Center for website quality guidelines that have been created specifically for AdSense publishers. You’ll also find insights and tools to help you understand and improve your site on the Google Webmasters website.

    Posted by: 
    Andrey Lipattsev, Search Quality, Outreach Specialist
    Alexey Petrov, AdSense Product Specialist
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  • Introducing a new multi-screen resource in the AdSense Help Center
    Did you know that sites optimized for multiple screen sizes can have an average 15% higher RPM and twice the traffic growth rate of sites that aren’t?*

    If you think about how quickly you’ll leave a site where you have to pinch and zoom to find something, it’s not surprising that multi-screen optimized sites are performing better. That same behavior will most often apply to your own users too, so having a multi-screen plan is important to keeping them engaged for longer.

    There’s a lot to think about when deciding on your multi-screen strategy. To help you in your decision-making, we’ve created new multi-screen guidelines. They can be found in the AdSense Help Center and cover the following topics:

    Multi-Screen Starter Guide

    • Why go multi-screen?
    • Multi-screen success stories
    • What are the common approaches? 
    • How to build a multi-screen site
    • Getting technical support from a multi-screen vendor




    Multi-Screen Implementation Guide

    • Monetization tips
    • Mobile user experience tips
    • Mobile search engine optimization tips





    We hope you find these resources useful. Start optimizing your site today to retain and grow user loyalty. We’ll be sharing more resources and success stories in the near future - check back here soon for the latest updates from our Multi-Screen Specialist Team.

    * Source:  Google internal data

    Posted by Hye In Kim,  Multi-Screen Specialist
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  • Find out what the world wants to know during the World Cup with Google Trends
    As the World Cup launches, content consumption will increase for many websites especially those focused on news and sports. As can be seen from the statistics below, soccer fever is about to take hold:
    • The World Cup is the largest, most connected global sporting event. Worldwide, it has more interest on Google Search than the Super Bowl, the Olympics, and the Tour de France combined.*
    • In 2010, about 18% of searches for games, players and teams during the World Cup final were made on a mobile device. Compare that with 2014, when 63% of similar searches during a popular UEFA Champions League match were made on mobile. We’re likely to see this trend continue during this year’s World Cup.**
    • Looking at a 30-day period this year, more hours of soccer content have been watched on YouTube than were broadcast during the entire 2010 World Cup—over 900 times the amount.***
    • In that time, 64.7 million hours of soccer video were watched on YouTube globally.***
    • 1.6 billion views of soccer content on YouTube globally.***
    Views of Sports Videos on YouTube, April 13–May 13 ***
    Source: 
    * - Source: Google Data, January 1, 2010–May 14, 2014, Indexed Search Query Volume, Worldwide
    ** -Source:  https://www.thinkwithgoogle.com/articles/2014-world-cup.html 
    *** - Source: Google Data, April 13–May 13, 2014, Indexed Video Views, Worldwide
    Connect with your users as they enjoy the games, and potentially drive more traffic to your site. With google.com/worldcup, tailor your site’s content with the latest insights and most popular trends as they emerge during the tournament. Here’s some examples of the types of insights you can expect from Google Trends over the coming weeks: 
    • Sentiment: Explore how an entire country is feeling, whether optimistic or anxious. Sentiment will be captured across search trends and public Google+ conversations.
    • World focus: For every match, discover which team is capturing the world's attention in Search. 
    • Top questions: Do your users want to know more about a penalty kick? They’re probably not the only ones. Check out trending questions from every competing country before and after kickoff.
    • Rising players: Find out the players to watch and how they rank in search compared with their teammates.
    Check out google.com/worldcup now and make sure you’ve got the latest information when creating your content. Whether it’s insight on how a country is feeling ahead of a big match, or where fans stand on a referee’s decision. 

    Tailor your content to what’s capturing your users interests right now with the latest insights from google.com/worldcup.

    Viva La World Cup!

    Posted by Chris Jones - Audience Development Specialist
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    This blog post was adapted from content originally posted on the Inside Search blog.



  • Wire transfer payments now available in more countries
    We're excited to announce that wire transfer is now available as a new payment method in a number of countries. The full list of countries is available in our Help Center.  With wire transfer, your earnings are deposited directly into your bank account, offering you a fast, secure, and convenient way to receive AdSense payments. If you’re not already using our new payments system, then wire transfer will become available when your account is transitioned to the new system.

    We recommend checking with your bank to learn more about receiving an international wire transfer payment. Ask them what information they need to make sure you’re set up right for wire transfer payments. You can then sign in to your AdSense account and enter the details provided by your bank. Google doesn’t charge a fee to send wire transfer payments, but you should ask your bank about any fees or commissions they may charge for wire transfers.

    Payments will be made in your payment currency, which could be USD or EUR, depending on your country. If your bank account is in another currency, your payment will be converted to the currency of your bank account.

    If you're ready to start receiving your AdSense payments by wire transfer, please review the details in our Help Center.

    Posted by Miki Noda- AdSense Payments Specialist
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  • Creating new ad units just got easier
    Creating new ad units for your site can take time, especially when deciding on their look and style. Save time on this process with the new, simplified My ads tab in your AdSense account. From today, it’s quicker and easier to create new ad units, giving you more time to concentrate on optimizing your ad space.
    In addition to simplifying the ad unit creation process, we’ve also refreshed the user interface for this page, making it more intuitive and easier to navigate. When choosing from the various options for your new ad units, we’ll help you in your final decision by highlighting the potential impact of your choices. Once you’ve decided on the best ad style, you can quickly implement this across your entire site rather than having to apply changes on an ad unit level.

    Finally, to help enhance the look of ads on your site, we’ve made some changes to the default color palette for our text ads. The URL link will now display in a light gray replacing the green color previously associated with it.

    It's important to note that these new features will not cause any changes to the way your existing ads appear on your site. For more information on the ad unit creation process, visit our Help Center. We hope the new My ads page will help make the ad unit creation process a quicker and more impactful experience for you. Share your feedback and suggestions over on our Google+ page.

    Posted by Emma Burrows - AdSense Software Engineer
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