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Fixing ads.txt error in AdSense for your websites hosted on Blogger

We were recently approved to setup Google Adsense for a few websites. I was so ecstatic because I hadn't been able to get this going for a while due to some accounting errors. I assume there was a time duration where that token expires and am now glad to be able use this product. During the setup on our blogger sites, I ran into some technical errors pointed at fixing ads.txt otherwise it may impact ad revenue, i.e. "earnings at risk you need to fix some ads.txt file issues to avoid severe impact to your revenue".  To summarize the steps needed to enable Google Adsense on your site, you would simply need to do the following:  1) Create an ads.txt file in the root of your Blogger site like example.com/ads.txt by going to Settings > Moentization > Enable custom ads.txt slider;  2) Add your publisher ID to the ads.txt file in Blogger using string "google.com, pub-0000000000000000, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0" where pub-0000000000000000 is your personal publisher

Notes on Freelance Camp 2011 – What Clients and Consultants Really Think? (Session#2)

This is a continuation from my previous post Contracts for People Who Hate Contracts (Session#1) . The second session that I attended is about Clients/Consultants and what they really think. What Do Client and Consultants Really Think? by Corwin Hiebert and Mark Shiah In the presentation, Mark was the client and Corwin was the consultant. They re-enacted many things that we all go through when in a client-consultant relationship from introduction to project finish. Some of the things I learned from the consultant side of things: – Help client make better decision. – Be the expert by diagnosing and analyzing the problem. – Know your role. – Caring for the client or the project. – Don’t let clients chase you down. – If you have multiple clients, make sure you manage and prioritize your time. – Use online collaborative tools like “Smartsheet”. – Make client feel that they are the priority. I got burned by this previously and I have more details if interested. – Give your hon

Short-lived Canpages Writing Gig

I provide writing/blogging services for Helium Content Source (https://www.heliumcontentsource.com) and the latest assignment was to write short 300-500 word articles for Canpages, advertised as Canada’s fastest growing local search company. Helium uses a great dashboard for article submissions, edits, and approvals. Canpages uses WordPress for the blogging platform and when articles are approved at Helium, a second set of edits and approvals happen at Canpages. I was able to get 4 articles published at Canpages before the assignment came to an end for me. Here are the published articles, and they are tailored to Vancouver -centric stories in lifestyle, entertainment, and restaurants linked below. https://blog.canpages.ca/blog/?author=72 If the link becomes stale, here is a graphic I am always looking for more writing/blogging opportunities so if my writing style appeals to your needs, please contact me at info at aminsolutions dot com.

Notes on Freelance Camp 2011- Contracts For People Who Hate Contracts (Session#1)

This past weekend I was at the Freelance Camp held by TheNetworkHub at New Westminster https://thenetworkhub.ca/freelancecamp. There was a lot of energy at that “unconference” and I left feeling very motivated. I didn’t know that “unconference” meant no set agenda for the day until one was created by participants themselves. Speakers would line up and have a maximum of 30 seconds to pitch their session. If the session gets voted on, it will become one of the sessions offered that day. Some of the sessions I attended include: (Session#1) Contracts; (Session#2) What Clients/Consultants Really Think?; (Session#3) How to Write a Book; (Session#4) Rules of Engagement; and (Session#5) 6 Time Management Tips. I will have separate posts for each of these to ensure it is legible and easier to digest. Contracts – by Danielle Lemon and Martin Ertl This one was popular and one I immediately signed up for. Danielle and Martin talked about many reasons for having contracts. -Contracts a