For those of you interested in building websites and earning publisher revenue, the Adsense 10 Challenge is currently underway. I find it interesting that I’ve used this product for so many years, but have never read a book or taken a course on how to use it. For me it’s always been a process of trial and error.
With the Adsense 10 Challenge, we finally get some formal instruction about the topic directly from the actual Adsense product managers. If you’ve ever had any interest in learning about Adsense, I highly recommend that you attend these taped Google Hangout training sessions. Each week they will have a lecture, a Q&A session with the Adsense community, and office hours. For more information, please see the official blurb from the Google team copied below.
If you are too lazy to actually watch each of the videos (cough, Daniel and David) don’t worry; I’ll take notes for each of the sessions I attend and post them online. Every session is recorded and will be linked in the outline below.
In celebration of AdSense’s upcoming 10th anniversary, we’re hosting a free 10-week masterclass to help you become an AdSense expert and grow your revenue. This upcoming Learn with Google for Publishers series, the AdSense 10 Challenge, starts on June 25th and we’d love for you to join us!
What is the AdSense 10 Challenge?
Over the course of 10 weeks, we’ll equip you with the tools and insights you need to make the most out of your online business with AdSense. We’ll cover a range of topics and show you ways to increase your revenue, uncover new information in your reports, and set up experiments to determine the best layouts for your site. You’ll meet members of the AdSense community like optimization specialists and experienced AdSense publishers. In addition, we’ll host office hours each week on Google+ to answer your questions on the topic of the week.
At the end of each week, let us know how you’re doing by filling out a short check-in survey. Check-in all 10 weeks and you could be featured on our Google+ page as a Challenge Finisher and receive a limited edition AdSense 10 t-shirt.
When is the Challenge and what topics will it cover?
The AdSense 10 Challenge will take place online from June 25th – August 30th. We’ll cover a wide range of topics designed to encourage AdSense success. For more information, check out the schedule below and add it to your Google Calendar.
- Week 1, 6/25 – 7/1 – Welcome to the AdSense 10 Challenge
- Week 2, 7/2 – 7/8 – Understanding Your Performance Reports
- Week 3, 7/9 – 7/15 – Optimization Opportunities
- Week 4, 7/16 – 7/22 – Make Better Decisions with Google Analytics – part 1
- Week 5, 7/23 – 7/29 – Make Better Decisions with Google Analytics – part 2
- Week 6, 7/30 – 8/5 – User Experience: Understanding Your Users
- Week 7, 8/6 – 8/12 – User Experience: Engaging Your Users
- Week 8, 8/13 – 8/19 – User Experience: Testing What Works Best
- Week 9, 8/20 – 8/26 – Mobile: The Time is Now
- Week 10, 8/27 – 8/30 – Grow and Engage with Google+
Where do I sign up?
As we get closer to June 25th, we’ll share more information about the Challenge on our Learn with Google for Publishers community on Google+. So be sure to join the community and check back soon for updates.
See you at the Challenge!
Posted by Laurie Shiau – Inside AdSense team