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How to change AdSense payee name for Indian publishers
AdSense business account and individual account are pretty much the same. It makes no difference for receiving payments. As long as the payee name used in AdSense matches the name in bank account to which the transfer is made, it will not be a problem.
Author: Tony John      Posted Date: 24 Jun 2014
Tax saving tips for Bloggers and Indian AdSense publishers
Kuldeep,

There is no need to have 2 companies. Running a company has lot of overheads. So, just stick with one company for all your online business.
Author: Tony John      Posted Date: 20 Jun 2014
Tax saving tips for Bloggers and Indian AdSense publishers
Kuldeep,

Yes, you can use the invoice of NEFT transaction as proof of expense. Remember to keep record of all payments like name of recipient, date of payment, type of work, purpose, payee bank details, receipt etc. It will be required if you are audited by income tax department. You are supposed to keep them all for 5 years.
Author: Tony John      Posted Date: 20 Jun 2014
Risks involved in using wire transfer for AdSense
Providing wrong SWIFT code is like giving wrong address. Chances of receiving payment is very low if you give wrong SWIFT code.
Author: Tony John      Posted Date: 09 Jun 2014
AdSense application checklist and tips to get AdSense approval
Raghav,

Google will accept image blogs provided you own the copyrights of those images and you have sufficient descriptive content in the pages. Read this article to learn more about using AdSense on blogs with videos and images.
Author: Tony John      Posted Date: 08 Jun 2014
Latest land registration charges and stamp duty for land registration in Kerala
Melvin,

What I meant is, buyer and seller can negotiate for a small realtor fee than the normal rates, especially in case of large deals involving 50 lakhs or above. When you engage with a realestate agent, make it clear in the first meeting itself about the amount you plan to pay as commission. I am sure they have no choice but to agree to your numbers. If you ask for discount in the commission amount after you initiate a sale/purchase, it may be difficult to convince him for a smaller commission.
Author: Tony John      Posted Date: 04 Jun 2014
How to request reissue of AdSense wire transfer payment
Vivek,

The tips here are not applicable in your case. Since you misplaced a cheque, you just have to wait a couple of weeks and then request a reissue of payment. What will happen behind the scenes is, they will cancel your cheque and credit the balance to your AdSense earnings. Since your payment method is now upgraded to wire transfer, all your balance including the canceled cheque payment will be paid via wire transfer in the next payment cycle.
Author: Tony John      Posted Date: 31 May 2014
How to accept guest posts without harming your blog?
@Akshay Jain,

Thanks for stopping by. I enjoy socializing with fellow bloggers through Techism. Congratulations on running the largest blogger community.
Author: Tony John      Posted Date: 31 May 2014
How to approach your bank regarding AdSense wire transfer
Kavitha,

If you haven't received the wire transfer yet, as I stated above, you need to contact the bank first. Ask them to contact their foreign currency departments and check if there is a payment on hold or waiting for some information from you. Most banks will simply say some excuses like there is no payment pending etc. But you really need to bother them asking for details and tell them with confidence that there is no chance of error anywhere else and wire transfer should be waiting there.

If they really can't figure out, only then you go to Google and ask for reissue of wire transfer.
Author: Tony John      Posted Date: 31 May 2014
How to upgrade Hosted AdSense account to normal AdSense account
Syeda Arshiya,

Looks like you are lucky and you got a non-hosted account. You can try using the same account in some other sites and see if it works fine. I hope it will work fine on any websites.
Author: Tony John      Posted Date: 25 May 2014
Tax saving tips for Bloggers and Indian AdSense publishers
You can file the AdSense/blogging expenses as "Business/professional income", even if you file it as personal tax returns. You can still show business deductions, within certain limits. If you have a lot of transactions, I would still recommend you register a business for better branding and business promotions.
Author: Tony John      Posted Date: 13 May 2014
Tax saving tips for Bloggers and Indian AdSense publishers
Amit,

You can deduct the expenses for review while filing your income tax. However, if you are handling it through your Savings account, IT department may ask you questions and it is better to do it through a business account. By doing all such transactions through a current account in the name of your business, you are making it clear that they are business expenses. When you do everything through a savings account, you will not be able to separate your personal and business expenses.

When your income related to business exceeds certain limits, you will be required to audit your transactions. If you are making good income from blogging, I strongly recommend you register it as a business to avoid legal complications.

What do you mean by "running a blog/website/youtube channel for Adsense earnings under Business category"? Did you mean a "Business AdSense account" or running blogs under a registered business entity?

You can claim certain types of expenses like depreciation of your immovable assets etc only if you are filing income tax as a business.
Author: Tony John      Posted Date: 13 May 2014
Do we need to get FIRC for AdSense payments in India
Suja Krishnan,

Ideally, you should get it every time. But if your bank charges a fees for the same, you may not want to waste lot of money for the same and instead, you can choose to get those documents when you are in need of it. Also, if you have a registered business and if you are receiving the money in the name of your business into a "current" account, you may not face any problems.
Author: Tony John      Posted Date: 29 Apr 2014
Do we need to get FIRC for AdSense payments in India
Karthik,

Even if it is not a problem now, you may need to produce the FIRC documents later. You will never know when you will have to answer to the income tax people and produce proof of your foreign income. It is better be prepared. It doesn't cost you anything to get the FIRC documents, even though some banks seem to be charging a fees.
Author: Tony John      Posted Date: 27 Apr 2014
Moto G not recognizing the SIM - How to solve SIM problems?
Divya,

I was able to solve the problems with my Moto G by simply disabling and enabling the SIM from the settings. Did you try it? I think that will solve your issue.
Author: Tony John      Posted Date: 24 Apr 2014
Where to buy PAL to NTSC converter in India
Chauhan,

As per the link you have mentioned above, it will work only with Dish TV and Videocon DTH but not with Tata Sky. I am using Tata Sky at my home and I can confirm the automatic NTSC/PAL conversion will not work with Tata Sky. I am using an Atlona converter.
Author: Tony John      Posted Date: 19 Apr 2014
Asianet broadband: Special offers and deals - get a free WiFi modem
Ranjith,

I could not resolve this problem yet. It appears that you can close the browser in which you logged in to the Asianet broadband, but it will eventually timeout your session and your will be kicked out from the net connection.

I spoke to multiple levels of support at Asianet and the solution to the problem is, switch to an alternate plan - unlimited plan of 512 kbps. In that plan, no monitoring of bandwidth is required and hence they don't enforce logging in. In all the higher plans, they need to monitor bandwidth so that they can reduce the speed when you exceed the threshold.

I am disappointed with the overall reliability and performance of Asianet.
Author: Tony John      Posted Date: 19 Apr 2014
Should we pay taxes for AdSense income in India?
Anand Paul,

Thanks for stopping by and your comments. I will definitely add it to my list and try to come with an article on possible tax deductions for AdSense and blogging income.
Author: Tony John      Posted Date: 26 Mar 2014
How to use iPhone in India and connect to internet with Airtel
Parth,

The only thing you need to make sure is, it is unlocked and is in working condition. I am not sure how can you really check it. Probably you just have to trust them and take the risk, if you are getting a good deal.
Author: Tony John      Posted Date: 20 Mar 2014
How to use Vonage VoIP phone in India
John Wesley,

I thought Vonage is based in USA only and you can use it to call from/to USA. I am not aware that you can use Vonage to call between Australia and India. I did a quick search on their website and can't find anything regarding that. But I am sure there will be something else equivalent exist in Australia.
Author: Tony John      Posted Date: 17 Mar 2014
Earn More Money With Your Blog Through Uphandle.com
Dyvon,

Can you share your experience with bloqs.net? And also, how do you evaluate UpHandle so far? Did you get any work orders from the yet?
Author: Tony John      Posted Date: 14 Mar 2014
Risks involved in using wire transfer for AdSense
Ashok Goyal,

You should not uncheck the self hold until the payment is in progress. As of now, the "self hold" is considered as "pay me by wire transfer".

Please note that, once you opt for wire transfer, there is no option to go back.
Author: Tony John      Posted Date: 14 Mar 2014
How to get your favorite custom URL for your Google+ profile for US$ 1.99
Anish,

I tried with other non .com extensions and it didn't work for me. As of now, Google is reserving the vanity name for the lucky ones who have the .com names. If you use any other domain extension, you will be offered the vanity name with a suffix.
Author: Tony John      Posted Date: 13 Mar 2014
How to get your favorite custom URL for your Google+ profile for US$ 1.99
Anz,

If the name is already taken or if the alias is not available, there is nothing much you can do about it. You can try this approach if you are keen on getting a specific alias, it is not taken by anyone else and if the domain name is still available.
Author: Tony John      Posted Date: 13 Mar 2014
How to show AdSense Ads in the body of blogger blogs
Kiran,

I doubt if there is anyway you can do this at the template level. If you just want to show the Ads under the title or at the end of the body, you can do it at the template level. However, to place AdSense ads in the middle, you cannot edit and do at template level. Because, you cannot specify the part of the body at which you want to show the Ads. Either in the beginning or at the end is possible but not inside the content of the body. I think the only option is to edit each blog post and manually place the AdSense ad widget wherever you want within the body.
Author: Tony John      Posted Date: 07 Mar 2014
LP-208 ERD Portable Mobile Charger Review: an excellent 11000 mAh capacity power bank
When you charge the device, the LEDs will be blinking, until it is fully charged. I tried charging from the laptop for several hours and the LEDs were still blinking. Finally, when I went to sleep, I connected it to direct power using my cell phone's microUSB charger. The lights were steady in the morning, indicating it is fully charged. So, it looks like it requires atleast 12 hours to fully charge it.
Author: Tony John      Posted Date: 06 Mar 2014
How to unlock AT&T iPhone from USA and use in India
Rajdeep,

iPads are usually not locked to the provider. Did you try to use the iPad Mini from USA in India? Are you experiencing any problems in using it in India?
Author: Tony John      Posted Date: 28 Feb 2014
BSNL WiMax Review: My experience with WiMax service in India
Vineeth,

Thank you for the valuable information about WiMax. I will try to learn more about it. But the sad part is, not even BSNL will not be able to give any additional information since no one there knows who knows the details.
Author: Tony John      Posted Date: 13 Feb 2014
Honda Activa i Scooter - Review, features, specifications, price and availability in India
Vardhana,

Good to hear that you own a new Honda Activa-i. How is it doing for you? Are you happy with the new Activa-i? Do you like to share your experience with the new scooter?
Author: Tony John      Posted Date: 13 Feb 2014
Should websites and blogs wait for 6 months before using AdSense Ads?
Roland,

Thanks for sharing your experience. While I do agree that Google discriminates Indian publishers, I believe there is a strong reason behind it. Buying/selling AdSense accounts, AdSense click-exchange and other click fraud activities are much higher in countries in like India, Pakistan, China. That is the reason Google look at the Indian publishers with a suspicious eyes.
Author: Tony John      Posted Date: 13 Feb 2014
How to install, configure and setup BSNL WiMax
Read this article to find how to access the admin screen of WiMax.
Author: Tony John      Posted Date: 12 Feb 2014
Should we pay taxes for AdSense income in India?
Siva,

When you file the income tax returns, you have to show 1.5 lakhs income. However, you can show the 1 lakh as business expense and will be deducted from your gross earnings to calculate your taxable income.
Author: Tony John      Posted Date: 10 Feb 2014
How to show AdSense Ads in the body of blogger blogs
Anwar,

Did you wait 15-20 minutes and see if the Ads are appearing? When you create new ad units, it will take sometime to start showing ads.

Also, when you re edit the ad placement in the body of the blog, make sure the HTML is not messed up. Also make sure you are using the new blogger templates.
Author: Tony John      Posted Date: 03 Feb 2014
Flipkart affiliate program for Indian bloggers
Bharat,

I haven't heard of cparevenue.net but there is nothing wrong in trying yourself. You can go to their website and register for their programs. They seem to be just another new affiliate network, which is not well established yet. It may take a while for them to start getting good clients and expand their network. By looking at their website and the language they have used, they don't seem to be well placed themselves in the affiliate marketing field.
Author: Tony John      Posted Date: 20 Jan 2014
Compare Amazon and Flipkart affiliate programs - Which is better for Indian publishers?
Darshan,

Both Flipkart and Amazon affiliate programs can be used with the free blogger account. You just need to have a disclaimer in the site that says you are using the said affiliate programs.
Author: Tony John      Posted Date: 20 Jan 2014
How to upgrade Hosted AdSense account to normal AdSense account
Prashant Bharti,

Google usually approve the hosted account quickly but if you need a full account, you will have to go through the full review process and that is where Google rejects most applications. To get a normal AdSense account, your blog must meet all criteria like 6 months existence, high quality unique content etc.

Read our checklist to get AdSense approval and follow all instructions in it.
Author: Tony John      Posted Date: 07 Jan 2014
Should we pay taxes for AdSense income in India?
Sushil,

That is a standard procedure Google follows. You just have to declare that you are not a US person and have no business in USA. Then they will release your payments. As of now, Google doesn't withhold TDS or any other tax for AdSense earnings in India. However, when they introduce direct deposit for Indian publishers, then may start deducting TDS for AdSense publishers in India too.
Author: Tony John      Posted Date: 18 Dec 2013
How to show AdSense Ads in the body of blogger blogs
Ankit,

It is working for me. Take a look at this page:
http://activa-i.blogspot.in/2013/06/honda-activa-specification.html

You can see the ads displayed in the middle of the content, which is placed by editing the html of the page.
Author: Tony John      Posted Date: 17 Dec 2013
Google PR update confirmed - but no official information from Google yet
Sushil

The PR doesn't directly affect the traffic. If you look at the PR of techulator, it is now changed to PR2 but the traffic remains unchanged.
Author: Tony John      Posted Date: 17 Dec 2013
12 simple and effective tips to improve your AdSense CPC
Krish,

Just because majority of your traffic is from USA/UK, you may not get high CPC. The quality of traffic and the content also matters. If the content to which you get traffic from those countries are on high CPC niche, then you could get better cost per click.

What niche is your website? Also, what is the primary source of your traffic? Is it organic traffic from search engines?
Author: Tony John      Posted Date: 16 Dec 2013
How to use Vonage VoIP phone in India
Vijaita,

I believe that will work. Your husband can use the Vonage service in iPhone while you are using it in India. If it works while he is travelling within USA, I don't see any reason why it can't work when the device is in India.

But I am not sure. Please let us know how it works.
Author: Tony John      Posted Date: 14 Dec 2013
How to use Vonage VoIP phone in India
Dear Guest420,

Are you connecting the Vonage device directly to the internet source? Or, do you have a router between the internet source and the Vonage device? Try connecting it directly to your modem.
Author: Tony John      Posted Date: 14 Dec 2013
Review on the online shopping website - Gobol.in
BhanuKiran,

Sorry to hear your bad experience with Gobol. Can you please share your order date or order number so that your review will look more genuine to others? Also, if the people from Gobol stumble upon this review, they may help you if they can identify your order.
Author: Tony John      Posted Date: 04 Dec 2013
Why Google is not indexing some of my webpages?
Sushil,

Typically, if you have good content in the page, you will not face any issues. Not indexing is not the big challenge these days, but ranking the pages are the real problem. In my case, I haven't faced the indexing issues on pages with reasonable amount of content. Only the pages with poor content are ignored by Google.
Author: Tony John      Posted Date: 14 Nov 2013
AdSense application checklist and tips to get AdSense approval
Rohan,

5 months old site with 1000 page views per day should be able to get AdSense, provided the articles have unique content and they are good quality. Using your wife's Gmail address is not a problem. Good luck with it.
Author: Tony John      Posted Date: 13 Nov 2013
Site does not comply with Google policies - AdSense Application Disapproved
Prashant Sharma,

I reviewed your blog www.lifengadget.com. You have mentioned that you have taken all the images from Google. That is a bad idea. It is nothing but stealing images. You have no rights to take images from other sources.

There are lot of language issues in your blog. Get a professional content developer review your content and fine tune them.
Author: Tony John      Posted Date: 27 Oct 2013
Site does not comply with Google policies - AdSense Application Disapproved
Jitender Singh,

The first hing you need to change in your blog is the blocining Facebook LIKE box. A visitor cannot view your blog without closing the FB loke box, which gives a bad user experience. I am sure Google reviewers are not going to enjoy it.

You have are many non-standard approached in your blog. For example, there is no way I can click and select some text in your blog.

Get rid of all those bad user experience things from your blog and try again.
Author: Tony John      Posted Date: 27 Oct 2013
How to display more than 3 AdSense ad units in one page
Jim,

Thanks for your comments.

You cannot place more than 3 ad units unless you qualify for extra units with special permission from Google. In normal cases, you will have to use DFP to show more than 3 units. Please go through the points mentioned in the above article.
Author: Tony John      Posted Date: 27 Oct 2013
DMCA notice format: Download sample DMCA complaint letter
Carl Strohmeyer,

Thanks for your comments. However, I disagree with your points. I never had any issues with DMCA complaints. They promptly (within 2-5 days) responded to all my DMCA complaints and either removed the offending content from their index or asked me for further clarification.

Did you try to use the DMCA complaint format I mentioned and contact the webmaster directly?
Author: Tony John      Posted Date: 20 Oct 2013
Impact of US government shutdown for bloggers and AdSense publishers
Gowtham,

Typically, the shutdown will not make any major impact in the advertising industry, unless it last more than a few days. No one expects the shutdown will continue too long but in an unfortunate situation of extended shutdown, we will see the effects everywhere. When there is a crisis, even the companies that are not affected directly will become more careful on spending and cut down or freeze many expenses. On that aspect, it is possible that Indian publishers also will see some reflection and AdSense revenue may go down due to the reduced spending by advertisers.
Author: Tony John      Posted Date: 04 Oct 2013

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