In mid-2010, Google announced the "AdSense in Your City" program, where Google AdSense team members travel to various cities and speak to AdSense customers, as well as "share best practices, top optimization tips, and new products."
As someone who personally uses AdSense to monetize blogs, I can certainly vouch for its effectiveness. Where SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is concerned, a lot of people like to use AdSense to monetize niche blogs that they create lots of laser-targeted content for and build plenty of links to.
To note, niche blogs are blogs that are ultra-focused on a topic. The idea is that the more focused you make a blog, the higher it will rank for the keyword(s) you're focusing on. With the right keyword research, the niche blog + AdSense approach can be quite lucrative! But it takes time and honed skills. Personally, I don't do the niche blogging thing (though I certainly have in the past); I just monetize my Microsoft blog and a couple of others I won't specify here. I'll delve into niche blogs in more detail in a later post.
With that said, the "AdSense in Your City" program sounds like an incredible opportunity for AdSense publishers. As such, you can imagine my excitement upon reading that the program's next stop is right here in my home town of Charlotte, NC! You had better believe I'll be there so long as the time is allotted for it. From the official Google AdSense blog:
On Wednesday, March 9, a few of our optimizers will be in Charlotte, North Carolina to hold 20-minute optimization sessions at a local coffee shop between 9:30 am and 4:30 pm. We’re going to keep it casual, so we can provide one-on-one consultations to as many of you as possible.
To clarify, this is a 20-minute, one-on-one session with an AdSense optimization specialist. The way it works is you sign up, specify a time that works best for you, then hope they email you back and tell you they have room to meet up with you. This is a great opportunity to hear straight from the specialists themselves many of the things you can do to improve your earnings. And who knows? Maybe 20 minutes of your time really could be the difference between making dollars and cents!
Who: Google AdSense Optimization Specialists What: AdSense in Your City When: Wednesday, March 9 between 9:30 am and 4:30 pm Where: Charlotte, NC Why: To have 20-minute sessions on AdSense optimization best practices How: With Google magic! Sign-up: Click here Source: The official Google AdSense blog
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