Google Adsense and blog on subdomain

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This month I decided to try Google Adsense, just as an experiment. I expect no more 1-2$ in the next month. The process of adding adsense is easy, but the problem is that it requires a primary domain and on the primary domain sneawo.com I had a redirect to blog.sneawo.com. So the first attempt failed after 2 days of waiting. For a second attempt I put an html with a short text on the primary domain. This time it also took 2 days and was successfull.

Meanwhile, I looked some articles and almost all of them recommend to launch the blog in a subfolder, i.e. sneawo.com/blog. Maybe I’ll do it as next experiment.

Subscription to the blog updates

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This year I decided to spend some time on the blog marketing. I don’t know how to do it, but as a first step I’ve added a subscription to the monthly digest of updates. You can see it on the right.

I used MailChimp because:

  • it’s free up to 2,000 subscribers and 12,000 emails per month
  • there is a subscription form builder
  • there is an automatic campaign to send an email by schedule with the posts from RSS

The only problem was to choose an physical address, it’s a requirement for FTC’s CAN-SPAM Act. I don’t want to provide my home address or buy P.O. box for now, so I put my work address.