Monday, November 30, 2015

Mind Mapping for an Easier Life (part 2 of 2)

Brainstorming in the office is usual and with the introduction of the mind mapping tools, the task has become much easier. New possibilities pop up because the brainstorming participants are quite enthusiastic during their sessions.

Time management is also an issue in most companies and so companies are finding out ways to make use of mind mapping for efficient time management.

Mind mapping is not only utilized by companies but also by ordinary individuals. Simple sketches, drawings, and lines can already create mind maps and perhaps you’re doing that too; unknowingly, you’re creating mind maps to solve some of your problems.

If you plan to write a book, you can also utilize mind mapping. You see, it will be easier to get an overview of some interesting topics through the mind maps. Choose your main topic and then put inside the circle at the middle of the blank page. New topic ideas can branch out from the main topic to create sub topics.

Don’t collect your new ideas and information in textual form. Instead, try to jot them down in a simple yet comprehensible mind map. Soon you will notice that your mind is more stimulated and you can even recall all your new ideas without difficulty. With just a glance, you can already understand what it is all about.

Try creating mind maps now and make your life much easier.

Mind Mapping for an Easier Life (part 1 of 2)

Everyday, you have to deal with a lot of information. If you don’t gather or catalog them, the loads of information will be meaningless. Even if you try to sort out all the pieces of information, you will find it quite hard. There are lots of information resources such as books, magazines, abstracts, websites, and even multimedia sources (CDs, DVDs, and video tapes. If you want to have an easier life, try to make use of mind mapping.

Is it really possible to assimilate the loads of info you gather everyday? That would be possible through mind mapping. Through mind maps, you can easily organize all the pieces of info in such a way that it all makes perfect sense.

An overload of disorganized information is not very good. If you’re in this kind of situation, it would be best to try mind mapping the digital way. It’s just like the traditional mind maps developed by Tony Buzan; however, there are some slight differences. The mind maps can help in unlocking the fullest potential of the brain. If you have a paper and some colored pencils, you can already make a mind map.

Let’s take a look at digital mind maps. A lot companies nowadays utilize mind mapping in digital form. The digital maps can make business processes a lot easier. This is because you can create mind maps quickly and not only that, you can draw and edit your new ideas later on through your computer. Business presentations are usually conducted in conferences where there are several important people. The mind maps can be easily shared to the group with the use of the computers and the internet.

If you try to browse the internet, you will notice that there are lots of software programs that businesses and even individuals can make use. Some of the software is free and you can just download them but more complicated mind mapping software is available at a reasonable price.

Friday, November 27, 2015

There Are Many Activities You Can Enjoy During Your Lake Tahoe Vacation (part 2 of 2)

There are also guided tours provided on land. You can go with a guide as you go hiking along a trail or ride a carriage that is pulled by a beautiful 2,000 pound Blond Belgium horse. As you are riding, the tour guide will give you a brief lesson in Tahoe history. Sadly this tour is not available right now since it only operates from May to October.

Although you won’t be able to see that much if you are cruising, you will be surrounded by the breathtaking view of the mountains and trees. You will get to see Emerald Bay, the Fannette Island, the Sierra Nevada Mountains and the Vikingsholm Castle which the M.S. Dixie II and the Tahoe Queen offers when you take a 2 hour sightseeing cruise.

Throughout the year, various races, competitions, dances and events are done. Already planned for next is the NBC Sports 2009 American Century Celebrity Golf Championship. Although the date has not yet been formalized yet but it could fall in July, you can expect big names like Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, the NFL's Ben Roethlisberger, Billy Joe Tolliver, Jerry Rice and Tony Romo, NHL great Jeremy Roenick, and from Hollywood, John O'Hurley, Kevin Nealon and Ray Romano are expected to attend.

So you don’t miss out in any of the festivities, do some research online and try to include this as part of your itinerary when you decide to have a Lake Tahoe vacation. You may not always participate in it but at least you can actually watch it.

Reservations for your Lake Tahoe vacation can be done through your travel agent or by yourself. It is going to be fun and exciting so make the most of it when you decide to come to town!

There Are Many Activities You Can Enjoy During Your Lake Tahoe Vacation (part 1 of 2)

Lake Tahoe has a lot to offer to tourists. You have to remember that the winter Olympics was once done here and this was the setting of some television shows and movies. Given its ideal location, you can enjoy a Lake Tahoe vacation regardless of when you decide to come here.

Since it is already December, one thing that a lot of people will be doing is skiing. Right now, there are over a dozen ski resorts in Lake Tahoe. A majority if these just opened in the last week of November and these will open until April or May of next year.

You can learn how to ski and go down the slopes if you are an experienced skier. Another option is to replace those skis with a snowboard or tube which could be just as fun when you are in the snow.

If you decide to come here next summer, most resorts there have equipment you can borrow. These include a water ski, parasail, kayak and sail boat. You can also do some snorkeling since there are beaches nearby and a cruise that offers dinner once a week.

For those who want take a tour by air, you can enjoy a helicopter tour or a hot air balloon ride. Such trips can only get off the ground assuming that there is good weather otherwise the trip will have to be rescheduled. The helicopter tour to and from the airport will be an hour. The hot air balloon ride lasts about 4 hours.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Looking for Great Kitesurfing Magazines (part 2 of 2)

The sport can also be a wee bit expensive. You can expect to pay at least one thousand dollars to get decent equipment. Because of this, you might want to get some tips on how to save your cash. A great magazine would be affiliated with various shops in order to help you get discounts.

Location is also a big issue when it comes to kitesurfing. After all, it is not a sport which you can engage in using your backyard pool. A great magazine should give you tips and advice on which locations are the best for kitesurfing. Great publications on the subject should also contain different schedules or calendars announcing events where the sport is featured. This can include competitions, demonstrations or even workshops.

Magazines should also help you locate different groups that may have the resources to help improve your skills and enjoy the sport a bit more while staying safe.

Being focused on the subject of kitesurfing can be a bit taxing on readership. Because of this, you shouldn't expect a truly good magazine to feature just kitesurfing. A good publication should give you some heads-up on other activities as well. After all, people are not defined as a whole by one activity, right?

You cannot expect to find all of these in one magazine. However, you can hope for one or two of these characteristics to manifest themselves in a publication. You should also not make the common mistake of learning the theory without the application. In other words, reading about kitesurfing does not make you an expert.

You need to actually engage in the activity in order to have a clear idea regarding what the magazine is talking about. The bottom line is that reading kitesurfing magazines will help you, but you still need to go out and surf.

Looking for Great Kitesurfing Magazines (part 1 of 2)

Kitesurfing is an activity that requires more than physical prowess. Although it is a highly physical sport, a kitesurfer also requires mental skills in order to enjoy kitesurfing. This usually means learning all you can about the sport. If this is your objective, you might want to check out the various Kitesurfing magazines available today.

What sort of information marks a great magazine about kitesurfing? Well, it should obviously contain articles and such that would help readers improve their knowledge and performance in the sport. Mainly, these would include reviews of basic maneuvers for beginners and updates on new techniques for more advanced surfers.

Kitesurfing is also a sport that relies heavily on equipment. Choosing the right equipment can influence your experience just as much as knowing the right things to do. Because of this, a good magazine should be able to give you tips on which products to use.

Of course, we all know that magazines get most of their revenues from advertisements. This means you have to be careful about which pieces of advice you take into consideration. If you are looking for reliable equipment, you might want to cross-check reviews from different publications.

Another thing to look for in a decent kitesurfing or kiteboarding magazine is expertise. Check the sources of the articles to see if they are reliable. After all, you wouldn't want to follow advice about kitesurfing given out by someone who hasn't even been on a board.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Practical Last Minute Travel Tips to Asia (part 2 of 2)

Another reason why you should book for accommodations in advance even if you're traveling last minute to Asia is that at certain times of the year, especially on holidays, hotels in some countries close. This is common in Singapore, South Korea and Japan.

Get packaged deal type tours.
If you will be making last minute travel plans to Asia and it's your first time, consider booking a bundled travel tour. These can prove to be great deals if you want to save on cost (bundled tours include airfare and accommodation) and if you don't want any surprises.

Trips often include guided tours, which can be good if you want to see the most popular tourist spots only. Even if you like to explore on your own, most guided package tours still allow you some time off to go on your own.

Some seasons mean heavy traffic… as in heavy traffic.
Many parts of Asia celebrate certain times of the year as national holidays and festivals. These are also popular tourist attractions and as can be expected, many people – both foreign and local – flock to these areas. If one of these happens to be your destination during that particular time of the year, be ready. The influx of visitors means fully booked hotels, crowded streets, packed shops and traffic jams.

Watch out for the weather.
Last minute travel to Asia can sometimes be affected by local weather. You could probably be forewarned regarding climate – and it can differ drastically depending on your current location – but there are times when the weather can get nasty. In some places, weather can sometimes dictate business.

During monsoon season, for example, some hotels in Malaysia are closed. It would be good for your own safety to be informed.

Practical Last Minute Travel Tips to Asia (part 1 of 2)

When it comes to cultural diversity, probably nothing beats Asia. In fact, many of the places you can visit here offer such a wide variety of culture, beliefs, traditions, language and even cuisine that you might be wondering if it's still the same place. There is one thing that holds true, though. A visit to Asia can be filled with adventure and learning. Are you planning for last minute travel soon? Here are tips you can use:

Get familiar with your location.
Whether you're on your way to the airport or waiting to board, it would help if you look for information regarding the region where you're going. You could, for example, find out about the local cuisine – a good idea if you have a sensitive stomach and need to locate a local McDonald's for a meal your stomach is more used to. Or you could try to look for places of interest – parks, museums, famous landmarks, beaches, etc. so once your plane has landed, you know exactly where to go and what to do.

Always book accommodations in advance.
Of course, you could go on an adventure and simply walk around asking locals for advice on where to stay but there's a risk that you could fall into tourist traps that can sometimes afflict major cities. If you prefer to have a nice, safe hotel or inn to go to after you land at the airport, best seek it out prior to the trip.

This is especially important especially during tourist season, when all the major (and even not so popular) hotels, inns and hostels are fully booked. If you go on a last minute trip to Asia without having a hotel reservation, you might have a bit of trouble finding a place to stay.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Learn To Draw Anime Characters (part 2 of 2)
These are the basic prototypes in creating Anime characters. However, do not limit yourself with those stated above. Try to experiment and play around with the features. This is the only way you can make your character your own and not just some plain Anime looking character.


The possible hairstyles that characters could have are endless. This is the beauty of Anime art. They could have wild, out of this world hairstyles and they would still look good. Generally, hair strands are drawn in clumps. All you have to do is draw grass like shaped clumps of hair just to give their hairdo some form and style. Bangs are common with these characters. The color you can use is not limited to black, blonde, brunette or auburn. In fact, most characters have wildly colored hair such as green, purple, pink and blue.


The eyes are usually prominent with Anime characters. This is what differentiates one character from another. If you observe, there are a lot of white portions in their eye. This is so that it would have a reflective appearance. This also makes the eyes more lively and appealing. You can observe this especially with Shoujo characters or other female characters.

There is also no limit with the color used. Some characters even have pink, and purples eyes. Usually, eye color also compliments the hair color. You may see some blue haired characters with blue eyes and purple haired characters with pink eyes. Sky’s the limit in choosing eye colors.


Most Anime characters are in school uniforms or traditional Japanese costumes. However, there are also characters wearing Western style of clothing. It basically depend on the overall theme of the story.

Learn To Draw Anime Characters (part 1 of 2)

Anime art is one of most popular fads around the world nowadays. This kind of cartoons is loved by many and it has evolved tremendously as more fans become hooked up in drawing their own anime characters. If you are one of those that want to learn to draw anime characters, here are the basics of what you should know in order to start out.

What Is Your Character?

First, you should identify the character you are drawing. Who is he/she? Is he/she old, teenaged, or a child? Is your character good or bad? Getting to know the features of your character would generally be your guide in being able to draw him/her out of your imagination. Try to have a set of personality characteristics for your character so that you can have a basis.

The General Styles

There are main archetypes used in depicting characters in anime. These could serve as your basis but not your prison in creating your own character.

Cute characters are usually depicted with large eyes, round cheekbones, and closely set facial parts.  Evil characters are usually drawn more 'realistically'. They also have sharp protruding cheekbones and very small pupils. Their eyes more often than not appear to be shady.

Shoujo characters or those girly-girl characters usually have sharp chins and huge expressive eyes. They also have elegant nose bridges and slender bodies. Stupid characters have round heads and bodies. They also have less details and simplistic features. Their eyes are most often tiny, in some cases are just dots. If your character is a fighter, just like those in Dragon Ball Z, he/she would also have simplistic features but with exaggerated body proportions and a small head.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

iPod Touch: Why People Buy The iPod Touch (part 2 of 2)
The iPod Touch can also be connected to your desktop computer or your laptop where you will be able to transfer more of your favorite songs and videos to your iPod Touch. With the Apple iTunes, you will be able to update the iPod Touch software. And, you will also be able to play the songs and videos stored in your iPod Touch in your computer. Also, you can visit the iTunes Store and purchase your favorite music that you can store in your iPod Touch as well as in your computer.

You can also purchase videos, such as your favorite TV series in the iTunes Store. And, you can view these videos in your iPod Touch. Also, the iTunes Store will also be able to let you purchase some of the best games available for the iPod Touch. Visiting iTunes Store is like walking in to your favorite DVD, CD, book store, and even game store without even leaving the house.

These are just some of the great things about iPod Touch. You will discover that the iPod Touch has a lot more features that you will surely love.

For example, the iPod Touch interfaces with Microsoft Outlook. This will make it easier for you to check your emails. The iPod Touch can also store photos. This means that you will be able to carry your own personal photo album in your iPod Touch.

The iPod Touch also fits in a regular sized pocket. You don’t need a bag to carry it and it is very durable and scratch resistant.

And, the best thing about iPod Touch is its multi-touch screen technology. Everything you will ever need, whether it be fun or work, you will see that the iPod Touch will be able to offer everything at a touch of your fingertips.

iPod Touch: Why People Buy The iPod Touch (part 1 of 2)

Ever since the iPod was introduced in the market, people have wanted to have one of their own. This drove Apple to develop newer versions of iPod, which gave birth to the iPod Nano, iPod Video, and the latest iPod Touch. Today, more and more people now want the new iPod Touch and are continuing to generate sales all across the world.

So, what's with the iPod Touch that many people are lured in to buying one? What do people love about this shiny new gadget from Apple? Well, there are quite a lot of features that the iPod Touch can offer. It's not just a multimedia player but it's THE multimedia player. MP3 players are a thing of the past and iPod Touch just proved that. This particular gadget offers more than just being able to play MP3s.

The new Apple iPod Touch is packed with great features that will make anyone want one of their own. In fact, a lot of people consider the iPod Touch as the real portable computer, where they are able to do almost everything that they can do on a desktop computer. It has numerous applications that you can install and you can also access the internet with the iPod Touch via Wi-Fi network. Now, with this kind of features, and with the availability of Wi-Fi internet access, you will now be able to access your emails, and surf the internet wherever you are.

Also, you will be able to download music, applications, access information, as well as watch online videos with the Apple iPod Touch.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

How to Find Magic Trick Equipment and Which Ones To Get (part 2 of 2)
Most magicians use cards in their acts. If you will be using play cards, there are two main types namely the Bridge size and the Poker size that are not that different in terms of size. But there are also double faced, double backed and marked cards. When you buy them, you will notice that there are two main colors namely red and blue. You might even be able to find some in other colors or get the retailer to make a customized version.

If you are performing in front of kids, naturally you will need some animals which you can get from the pet store. The two most common are white rabbits or white doves because can easily be trained for a performance. They also do not bite, cry or scream which make them ideal for a show.

The use of cups and balls are also popular because these are available in different shapes, colors, sizes and material. You just have to see which one are you most comfortable with using. The best are perhaps sponge balls because they are easy on the hands and can easily be hidden.

For magicians who want to cover something as they are performing a trick, use silk and not an ordinary 100% cotton handkerchief because they are much bigger and available in different colors.

You can’t perform a magic trick without a few tools to help you along. So, go shopping or make your own. Just remember that you make it happen and not what you use. Be sure to practice your tricks until you get it perfectly so there won’t be any problems when you finally perform before a large audience.

How to Find Magic Trick Equipment and Which Ones To Get (part 1 of 2)

A magician can only perform magic tricks by bringing along some equipment. These come in all shapes and sizes so you can build a routine using deck of cards, balloons, small creatures and anything else that will likely entertain the audience. But before you do that, you have to know where you can buy it.

Some of the items can be purchased in the grocery. A few examples of these include a box of matches, glasses, money, paper, cutlery and sugar cubes.

But if you are really serious, you have to get these from the magic shop. Inside, you can get ideas of new tricks you can try so there is always something different to offer each time you have a performance. You can also check online for such props because they could be much cheaper through the web.

You can also try to make some after all some tricks like being able to levitate in the air is done by sawing a small piece of plywood and then standing on it for a few seconds. You just have to be careful so no one will notice that you are using something to help you perform this trick.

Another example is creating your own magician’s table. Since you will be the one using this, you will be able to customize it so there can be hidden compartments to make things appear and disappear.

What the magician wears is also part of the act. If you don’t know how to sew, bring this over to a tailor who can sew a pocket.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The Importance of Hiring a Qualified Home Inspector (part 2 of 2)

Second, an unqualified home inspector might act as if he knows all. He might look at certain areas in the house and declare a need for maintenance or repair, though in reality, there is none. In many cases, a home inspector is asking for a repair or even a re-construction of the roofing, whereas in reality, it is in perfect condition. This way, your prospective buyer would surely be turned off and consider buying other homes instead. On your end, you might be forced to spend more dollars for unnecessary repair or re-construction.

Third, your home inspector might not be certified to the job. In some states and cities, there are regulations about certifications of home inspectors. Such measures act as protection of the market against posers and con artists. If you are hiring an unqualified home inspector, the inspection report might not be honored by anyone else. Your prospective homebuyers might require you to re-do the inspection, this time, using the services of appropriately and legally certified home inspectors.

Lastly, your home might already need repair and maintenance. You know that in most cases, if proper maintenance and repair is not performed, there might be risks and safety issues. If you are hiring an unqualified home inspector, he surely would not be able to see and determine specific areas that need repair and maintenance. This carelessness or incompetent practice might expose your and your family to possible uncalled-for danger. It is always better to be safe than sorry.

In the end, it is not advisable hiring the services of an unqualified and uncertified home inspector. You should be careful when finding and hiring inspectors. Not all inspectors should be trusted. You could save time and money hiring only the qualified and certified ones.

The Importance of Hiring a Qualified Home Inspector (part 1 of 2)

Just like in any other professions, there are also qualified and unqualified professionals in the home inspection business. It could be very difficult identifying a good home inspector from a bad one. There are just several states in the US that are imposing regulations and licensing requirements to home inspectors.

In areas where regulations are not stringent about home inspections, anyone could easily pose as a home inspector. You surely would not want to pay fees to home inspectors that are actually just mere con artists. Worse, if you are selling your house, you might actually jeopardize your transaction just because the home inspector screwed up.

Home inspections are tedious tasks to do. It is not like somebody would just enter into the house and run an ocular checking. If that is the case, you could do the task yourself. But that is not it. There are many factors and aspects that need further and more detailed attention. This is the reason why professional and well qualified inspectors are needed.

There are several usual scenarios that demonstrate why there is a need for actual and professional home inspectors. First, suppose you are about to sell a house. If you have hired an unqualified inspector, he might just walk in and see if there are visible and obvious cracks and damages. In an instant, that inspector may give you a report certifying how well your house is for selling. If the prospective buyer walks in and brings his/her own home inspector, you are in trouble. You might even be accused of trying to tamper inspection results, which in some states could lead to legal battles.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

How to Successfully Undergo a Detox Diet (part 2 of 2)
It will be very useful if you had a juice but if you don’t, a regular blended will work. You should consume a certain volume of at least 64 ounces of the fruit or vegetable for the next few days and then drink at least 6 to 8 glasses of water.

For those who are unable to finish the drink made for that day, don’t worry because fruit juices will stay good for about 3 days while vegetable juices are good for 5 days.

Should the detox program last for about 3 days or longer, you can add in some solid fruits and vegetables during the succeeding days. If at any point you will dizzy, nauseous or you want to throw up, stop the program and get medical help.

Let’s say you have finished the detox diet. What happens next? Well, since detox diets are only good for the short term as this may be harmful to your health, it is best to gradually return to solid foods.

If you feel good about what it has done, this can be done again. Experts advise that this should only be done once or twice in a year.

The detox diet does more than cleanse your system. It may also help reduce your weight but don’t be fooled because the only thing you lost is water. You will eventually get this back when you go back to your regular diet.

There are many detox diets to choose from so read about each one to get to know what it is. If you don’t like to drink it, you can also eat it.

How to Successfully Undergo a Detox Diet (part 1 of 2)

You have surely heard actresses on television say that they have lost weight dramatically thanks to a detox diet. It is possible? Yes it is and you too can successfully do it as long as you understand some basic things.

Before you start the detox diet, you must first consult with your doctor to be sure that it is safe. Nursing mothers or those who are pregnant should not try it. The same goes for people with certain medical conditions.

You also have to understand that there is a preparation phase involved before you get started. To do this, you have to reduce your consumption of alcohol, caffeine, nicotine, sugars and certain foods at least a week in advance, drinks lots of water and get plenty of rest.

It is best to also exercise at least 20 to 30 minutes a day to prepare your body physically for what is about to happen. This should also be done during the detox diet and even after to maintain your energy levels.

Naturally, you will have to buy the fruits and vegetables you will be using for the next few days. Ideally, these should be organic but if there is none, make sure to peel off the skin and wash these first before consuming.

Not all detox diets will require you to eat it raw. In fact, some programs will only tell you to eat 85% of it raw while the other 15% is cooked.

So you don’t get tired eating the same fruits or vegetables for the duration of the program, you have to know which ones work well together. An option is to mix carrots or tomatoes with celery, cucumber or spinach. If fruits are involved, use apple, cranberry or pineapple but never orange because it is highly acidic.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Turning Traffic in to Adsense Traffic (part 2 of 2)

Make sure you choose the appropriate colors for the ads, as making them too different from your site's content (or just different in a bad way) is sure to make visitors regard them as banners which have nothing to do with the site itself.

Make sure these ads are positioned where they'll generate the highest amount of profit. Most times, that location is said to be right before the beginning of your site's actual content.

On pages with a long text body, you might find skyscrapers to do better, simply because users get exposed to them for more time. Also, for sites with news or similar items, you might find a good position to be at the bottom of your content, because that's when people are finished reading your story and are looking for something else to do.

You should use more AdSense units if you have a lot of text on your page. Just make sure not to overdo it because you might find that you will get a lot lower CTR and lower revenues then you were getting in the first place by employing this technique inappropriately. You can add as many as three units, so use them wisely.

There's a Google AdSense Preview Tool that will let you visualize what ads would get served on your page and it can come in very handy as a testing mechanism.

Just make sure you respect the AdSense policy regarding click fraud. As a pointer you could place a picture next to your adds, just make sure to leave some room in between in order to make sure this isn't regarded as encouraging visitors to click the link.

Of course there are more ways to increase AdSense traffic from your site, but these should serve as a good starting point for income maximization.

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Turning Traffic in to Adsense Traffic (part 1 of 2)

If you've been running AdSense ads on your site for quite a while and you feel that you aren't making as much cash as you could, in 99.99% of cases you're right. Most people feel frustrated that they cannot generate the revenues they expected, and this is down to traffic levels as well as click through rates.

There are many ways to turn traffic into AdSense traffic and here is a short list of them with a description for each.

The first thing that you need to do is tune up your site's contents. While for some people this isn't an option (if you're running a forum for example it's a lot harder) most people can make their AdSense sites veritable cash cows.

To begin, you should find out what your site's keywords are. This is a basic technique in SEO (search engine optimization) known as keyword density verification. A good tool for this job is SEO Density Analizer.

You should then take this list of words and search the Overture Search Inventory or Google AdWords Sandbox to find out what other words could be doing better then what you currently have.

From that point on try to keep your site focused on the things that appear mostly in the keyword suggestions you receive. Try to include those keywords, or at least some related keywords as often as you can in the links on your site.

Because of the way Google AdSense works this is a sure way to increase your earnings because you'll get better ads in your AdSense banners, similar to how you would get a better Google PageRank

It's also important that you continuously add new pages to your site. This is very important, as the more pages you have, the higher the chance is that you'll get more hits on your ads.

It's also very important that you choose the appropriate formats for your AdSense banners and the best locations for them. While this is a much wider subject you should generally know that the top three Google AdSense formats are: 336x280 large rectangle 300x250 medium rectangle and 160x600 skyscraper.