birchy - 3:01 pm on Jul 8, 2013 (gmt 0)
@Chris13, I definately intend to use the forums as much as possible, but my gut says that a 10 minute conversation with you would cover a lot more useful territory in a shorter time period. You may not be the most knowledgable member of this forum on Adsense or any other topic, but our sites seem to have similar situations and your post about Nessie et al was the most useful treatment of those issues I've encountered so far. While I might ask someone like you to look at my site, I'm not comfortable doing that on a forum, for many reasons.
How developed was your site before Oct? My assumption was you weren't "live" very long before adding Adsense, and if so, you have development skills to envy (and learn from).
This relative wants to learn how to do what we are doing, but doesn't have the ideas for sites that I do. They want to have the option to pursue this kind of income in case I get hit by a bus, or whatever. We are tight enough that if their site tanked and mine were doing well, I would help support them financially and otherwise, and vice versa. Still, it is risky, having to maintain a firewall between the operations. Not knowing each other's passwords would help, but it's easy to forget things and try to help remotely and *bang*, the accounts are cross-contaminated. For example, if I were to use a smartphone, maybe they could link the IP at my house with the IP at the relative's house when I visit there. Seems to me, that one might get accused of multiple accounts if you use a smartphone to access your Adsense account and then visit anyone else who has an Adsense account, even if you don't know they have one. EG a dinner party. It probably wouldn't even have to be my smartphone. My daughter could visit another publisher's house and risk both accounts.
Got my media.net account approved this morning. No ads being served in the empty slots yet (been about 3 hrs). Sure nice to have a human being approach *me* and offer to help me maximize results with ads. What has been your experience with them?
I'll be doubling my content soon, and wondering if having up to a dozen ads per page will hurt me. The ad density won't change, only one ad will ever be visible at a time, and sometimes the closest ad may be just off screen (for desktop browsers with large screens).