Update: Infected Or Not

Just a quick update on my previous post about the Panda Software Infected or Not campaign. Infected or Not is a campaign to raise awareness of latent viruses and spyware that can creep past some protective software. They now have FireFox compatible versions of Panda NanoScan, which detects 813,653 different active viruses, spyware, Trojans and malware and Panda TotalScan, which detects 886,915 of the little critters. For further information refer to my previous post.

AdSense Policy Updates

It only seems like only yesterday that the AdSense TOS were last updated. Back then, in January, Google relaxed their rules on the use of competing ads on AdSense bearing pages. This time, as reported in the most recent entry of Inside AdSense, they are allowing publishers to display up to THREE link units on each page of their site. Link units are a great way of filling those niggling little gaps in your page content.

So, the maximum number of AdSense units per page are now as follows:
  • 3 AdSense for Content units
  • 3 AdSense link units
  • 2 AdSense for Search boxes
  • 2 Referral buttons for EACH referral product
Remember that these are the absolute maximums and cramming your pages full to the brim with AdSense units is likely to alienate your visitors.

There is also greater emphasis on AdSense publishers complying with the Google Webmaster Guidelines. Where will the generosity of the new touchy-feely Google end?