netmeg - 2:07 pm on Mar 12, 2012 (gmt 0)
I would love to cut out the learning curve or at least the biggest blunders and be able to focus my efforts on what works long term.
Er, so would everyone. If it were that easy, everyone would be making piles of money.
Start by reading the item I mentioned that is pinned to the top of this forum. Then just start browsing the forum, looking at post titles, and pick out the ones that sound helpful. Pretty much everything good, bad, or indifferent about AdSense has been journaled here over the years.
But there's no magic bullet (at least none that you can count on to keep working and not get you kicked out) It's still *work*