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What are "personal Pages" vs an Online Publication?

     
1:44 am on Jul 20, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I looked thru this whole adsense forum, checked every thread I thought could even possibly hold the answer.

I've read the TOS at adsense.

I haven't found an answer to my question, or I missed it somewhere.

How does Google judge what is a personal page and what isn't?

My site is a 1,000 plus pages. Mostly photos of and bits of infoprmation about old widgets. Traffic is not huge, but in the low to mid 100s of thousands of page views monthly.

But it's just me publishing a web site, it's not incorporated, etc.

There is no other advertising on the site. I was hoping adsense would be a possible way to develop some revenue.

So I start filling out the application and I come to the "Business Name" box and can't for the life of me figure out what to put there.

Do I need to incorporate this thing to qualify for adsense?

Geeze, I feel like a complete idiot having to ask this question. Please be gentle.

1:48 am on July 20, 2003 (gmt 0)

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>>I come to the "Business Name" box and can't for the life of me figure out what to put there.

DBA Ken_B is one option. ;) I take "personal" sites to mean sites that present information of a personal nature, such as "Hi, welcome to Kimmy's Website, I'd like you to meet my cat, Shnuggles, isn't she the greatest? Oh, and a shout-out to my friend, Darcy. She's got a cool site too, check it out at moreinanesites.com". ;)

You don't need to incorporate.

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Ken_B,

You could just put the name of your site as the business name. Or, if your site doesn't have a name, you might want to create one - other than "Ken's Home Page," that is. :)

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Just put your own name as the business name, if that's how you want the check written.
2:55 am on July 20, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Ken_B, your site sounds fine for AdSense. digitalghost is right, I think for personal sites they are referring to those along the lines of "Kimmy's website", or the "Taylor family website".

And do come up with some sort of name - what do you call your website? If nothing, come up with some sort of name, whether it be "Old School Widgets", "Widgets Through the Ages" or whatever.

3:06 am on July 20, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Thanks folks.

You'd think I could have figured this out for myself, but it was like I ran into a mental block or something.

3:13 am on July 20, 2003 (gmt 0)

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>>I ran into a mental block or something.

I do a lot of studies about things like this, I'd almost bet that it was the "official" nature of that blank box that threw you, and the reason that the box didn't get filled in.

Something to think about when you're asking for information on a form.

"Business Name" is official, something people record, and it puts people off that are DBAs. "Name of your website" is a bit more friendly. "Whaddya Call Yer Site" or "How Do You Want Your Name On The Check" might get quicker action. ;)

3:21 am on July 20, 2003 (gmt 0)

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How Do You Want Your Name On The Check" might get quicker action.

LOL... yeah that I would have understood. :)

 

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