Google’s program policies do not allow you to modify your Adsense code which artificially inflates ad performance or harms advertiser conversions. In most cases, you’ll want to copy paste the code exactly as you get from the generator. However, most sites today are going responsive and you’ll want to ensure that you use the correct size ads when your visitor is viewing your blog from a mobile device.
Over the past few years, YouTube has gained a strong presence in the video world. It’s one of those services that Google has bothered to develop versus others which have been neglected post acquisition. Yesterday, YouTube announced the launch of paid channels as a pilot programme with a small group of partners that will offer paid channels on YouTube.
Ever since the introduction of Google Keep, the tech world has been abuzz, as it usually is when Google introduces a new feature that is expected to compete with a highly popular company, program or app- in this case, it is Evernote. When I first heard of Evernote, I must admit, I wasn’t impressed. There were already several great note-creating services around.
In today’s day and age where most of our information is online, including banking information and more importantly emails, it is essential to think about what happens to this data in case of an untimely passing. Similar to making a will to bequeath your belongings to your near and dear ones, planning your digital afterlife is essential.
Yesterday, Google launched a new feature called Inactive Account Manager that helps you in this regard, at least in the case of all things Google. You can now choose what happens with your data if your account goes inactive after a set period of time. You can choose to send it to a person(s) you nominate or delete your data.
Here’s how you go about using it.
Step 1: Login to Inactive Account Manager
Simply follow this link to Inactive Account Manager and login with your Google ID and Password. Hit the Setup link and you’re ready to begin the wizard.
If you’ve wanted to prevent your site from appearing on Google Shopping or Google Advisor, you now have a chance to do so within Webmaster tools. Webmasters can now opt out of having content that Google has crawled from their site displayed on: Google Shopping Google+ Local Google Flights Google Hotels Google Advisor To do so simply visit the Opt-Out page and you will be presented with the following option. Simply click the big red button to exclude your site from showing up in the Google properties.
After axing Reader a few days back, Google unveiled Google Keep. Integrated with Google Drive, Google Keep aims to help you keep track of your notes. The interface is very basic on the browser and straightforward on your phone.
By now, most of the web is abuzz with news of Google axing its Google Reader, which is a platform that most bloggers, including me, identify with. I’ve lived with Google Reader open while I worked for several years, either via FeedDemon and also directly. With the demise of Google Reader, Nick has also decided to kill FeedDemon, most of you might already be hunting for alternatives.
Over the past few weeks I have been using Google Currents to read the latest news. Available for Android and iOS, Google Currents delivers beautiful magazine-like editions to your tablet and smartphone for high speed and offline reading. If you’re running your very own blog which publishes an RSS feed, then adding your blog to Google Currents is extremely simple.
The Google Adsense team has been working behind to scenes to give publishers better control on their sites. Your single Adsense account can be used to display your ads across several websites. This is an excellent feature since you don’t need to manage multiple accounts for multiple sites.
Last month, Gmail rolled out the new compose interface. Today the Gmail team released a new feature to compliment this. If you’re using the new compose window, within the next few days, you should be able to see a new button that lets you quickly link to files stored in your Google Drive.