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    I definitely agree on the fact that it has to be avoided that this forum becomes a place full of newbee questions.

    Apart from reading the nice FAQ you put together people asking very beginners' question could be suggested to go and have a good read on the AdSense blog and forums.

    I am a beginner too, although I have an AdSense account for seven years now. I just never paid much attention to AdSense, so I didn´t learn a lot.

    Anyway, over the years on the www I have noticed that there are several kinds of beginners. The ones I find particularly annoying are the ones that ask very basic questions that have been answered a zillon times in millons of places all over the www. People that don´t bother to use Google and start shooting of straight away with all sorts of thingies without being able to find their way even after having been pointed kindly in the right direction are not just beginners...

    Another annoying specimen of AdSense user, for me at least, is the one that is the quick money tips and tricks type of person. Digitalpoint is plagued by them. They make reading a forum very hard...

    Speaking for myself I dedicate lots of time to reading, trying, trying a bit more and searching answers. Thus forcing myself to learn. If I get stuck I ask, and try to do something with the info obtained. Surprisingly I have found myself asking less and less, simply because the answers to virtually all my question are already available, just a few mouseclicks away.

    But hey, let me ask a question: What would you consider an AdSense expert?

    Greetings.

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    The AdSense Experts private forum is for premium publishers,
    Google AdSense Employees (if one ever finds his/her way here)
    and people who contributed a lot of ideas on a high level.

    I know that premium publishers are not always experts in AdSense,
    but they certainly are experts in their field otherwise they would
    not have reached premium publisher status.

    I try to create a very small, secure and elite circle of those who
    are known for protecting their business ideas and "secrets".
    A safe harbor for sharing ideas without the fear of your
    business ideas being spread all over the web in a day.

    We'll see if this works out

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    It would be very nice if that works out, I guess it's pretty hard to find a safehaven where one can talk on a decent level and in "private" with likeminded people on this www full of "leechers" making f.i. websites spreading others people's know-how.

    I for one am very happy with what I learned reading here and there and am "suffering" an important learning curve working with the acquired knowledge.

    I wish I had had the interest I have now seven years ago, when I started using AdSense. But fortunately it's hardly ever too late to start new projects.

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    For me AdSense experts is not to be taken litteraly, it isn't an "expert" per say, let's just say it is someone who don't need to ask the very basic questions, someone who knows the answers to more or less at least all the questions in the FAQ of this forum. It doesn't matter how long he/she has been an adsense user, but rather how much he experimented with ad placements and spent time studying its adsense stats and already applied successfully changes to ad placement or format in order to generate an increase in earnings.
    So for me AdSense experts should rather be called AdSense professional, but the word expert has been used I guess after seeing the level of those on DP forum we call "beginners" and who obviously haven't begun anything, so "expert" definition also took a hit. :-)
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    In that case, applying your criteria, I shouldn´t consider myself an absolute beginner anymore.

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    I just had an idea for later when the forum is much more active
    and I want to note it down because I tend to forget such ideas

    We could make a small AdSense test that users need to pass
    in order to be allowed to register an account.
    This way we would ensure that only people with at least basic
    knowledge of AdSense can register.

    However before the forum is much more active (and attractive
    to more advanced publishers) I wont work on this idea.

    Thoughts about this idea are appreciated.

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    That's an excellent idea if you can implement it, make a quizz to allow registration will make membership to the forum that much more valuable. When implemented, this fact should also be advertized somewhat in the forum template.
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    May I suggest you allow all registered members to register normally with forum viewing rights, but they must past this test in order to post.

    This will help you track how many people might be visiting who aren't "experts."

    Are there really any questions you could ask that can't be answered by Google in 5 seconds?

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    It is not so much that I want to ask questions that you can't Google,
    in fact there are little to none.

    However if someone Google's all the questions I might going to ask,
    he will most likely not ask beginners questions because he googled
    the answers already

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    Like you may have noticed I have implemented the ((login for URL)) Idea.

    We'll see if this will help with newbie questions.
    So far it looks quite good

    What do you think?

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