Adsense Tips for Everyone

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Share 3 AdSense Tips
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Over at WebmasterWorld, member Freedom started a thread with a simple aim: To get members to post three tips for AdSense. The thread is a nice one and with 55 messages currently there are some goodies already, even if you run other kinds of advertising than AdSense.

Also there are different members giving opposite advice, like, say Freedom:

don't make the article short just because you don't like to write. Write until you've exhausted the subject.

- and Atomic:

Write content that is as specific as possible. Don't write an article that is super long unless it is necessary

Most likely they're both right - each for their separate audience and reason. This just goes to show that the same things don't work equally well for everyone. However, I bet there's a nugget or two to be found there.

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The DigitalPoint thread is much better

This thread at digitalpoint has doubled a lot of people's adsense income: http://forums.digitalpoint.com/showthread.php?t=17104 much more helpful than WMW.

Yes DP thread is really good

I have tried those tips on my blog and I am amazed to see the growth in CTR.

Thanks.

DP in general

is the authority on valuable and unbiased information from successful members sharing with those who are willing to learn. WMW is a complete waste of time these days. Sorry, guys!

Can't be @rsed...

...to sign up with either, as long as Treadwatch points out the tidbits hehe.

LOL Wit

- but you're right. Better to have one thread linking to two great threads. Thanks for the extra link Dominic, I'll check it out :-)

Btw, I linked to the WMW thread because I thought it was a good one, and I still think so. I do respect opinions of others, however. That's what discussions are for anyway :-)

Anyway, forum bashing is of no use to me. That - if anything - is a waste of time.

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Added: Just been visiting that DP thread. Reading the first page would certainly not make me read any further if you guys had not recommended it above. Especially as the links promoted in the very first post leads to a member who recently posted a blog post titled " "Google AdSense Account Disabled" "

However, it seems there is 11 pages, so I hope it will get better and that you're not BS'ing me here.
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Edit: It's 44 pages it seems...

Agree about WMW

is the authority on valuable and unbiased information from successful members sharing with those who are willing to learn. WMW is a complete waste of time these days. Sorry, guys!

I agree about WMW, but Digital Point? Maybe I'm looking in the wrong place but I always have trouble finding threads/posts of interest. 95% of it seems like newbie central. SEW all the way in my book.

When it comes to seo, a lot

When it comes to seo, a lot of good information gets lost in noise, I totally agree. I have been semi active in SEW as well lately after trying seochat and being disappointed once again. But when it comes to people being honest, open and truly sharing about issues such as adsense and which directories really help, DP has been awesome IMO. Not everyone of course is honest over there, but you will find the ones you can listen to when you hang out for a bit :)

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agree about WMW, but Digital Point? Maybe I'm looking in the wrong place but I always have trouble finding threads/posts of interest. 95% of it seems like newbie central. SEW all the way in my book.

By luz at Sun, 2005-07

>>SEW all the way in my

>>SEW all the way in my book.

I'd disagree there. Not that i want to have a pop at danny and his forum, but i find there are two types of thread there: 1. newbie cental and 2. ooooh, i really wish i was a search engineer...

Both bore the shit out of me.

22 pages later

...after reading 22 pages of that DP thread -- that equals half the thread, or 220 posts -- I have found a total of three tips:

1) Show pictures on the side of ads
2) No border on ads (blend)
3) Change colours on ads

Now, that was how many tips I found in the first post of the thread I linked to on WMW. These three specific ones were also mentioned there.

22 pages later, again

A total of 44 pages and 434 posts wiser, here are the rest of the tips:

4) Ask Google AdSense when in doubt
5) Experiment with layouts and ad-types
6) Monitor CTR as you experiment
7) Don't encourage people to click the ads
8) When AS has been disabled on a site, there's a white box with no content

Now, that's pretty much to read in order to get eight tips, as compared with the thread I linked to. The first seven tips were also mentioned in the WMW thread, number eight I don't really need.

It was an entertaining read nevertheless, so I would not call it a total waste of time. My time, however, could easily have been better spent.

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Added: I see that the first post has just been updated with three pretty big pictures of the single tip discussed throughout the whole thread (using pictures with ads). So, no need to read it all. It is a nice tip though.

I only made it to page 11

Quote:
1) Show pictures on the side of ads
2) No border on ads (blend)
3) Change colours on ads

I only made it to page 11 and forgot two of those points by then :)

DP, noise!

I confess to not being a regular browser of DP.

Having looked at it as a result of this thread, I think I can confidently say that I will continue not being a regular browser.

NOISE, that form is a classic of having so much noise that it is completely unreadable.

The DigitalPoint forum can

The DigitalPoint forum can be a great place to learn useful information - like all social situations, it's just a case of learning which people and conversations to take most notice of. Busy places can be noisy, but less-noise doesn't always equate with more useful.

Just read the first post in the DP thread

The thread at DP, I should have been more specific... the first post is the only one you need to read if you are going to implement it.

After implementation I have a few pages with 20-30% CTR and one that has gone from 10% to hold at 40-50% CTR thanks to that first post.

Now there is a thread at wmw about the DP thread (without mentioning it of course).

The difference between WMW and any forum where you can discus urls is like the difference between masturbation and sex... what is the point of WMW when you can get into exact examples in other forums and really learn.

The difference between WMW

The difference between WMW and any forum where you can discus urls is like the difference between masturbation and sex

According to Shawn Hogan (DP), not only is he banned at WMW, but DigitalPoint is apparently a censored word.

Shawn's account makes the WMW policy towards sound a little extreme.

Speaking of adsense...

Does anyone know how to stop adsense being "site targeted"? I seem to be being targeted by 'right media' and rather than have one ad just for them, all over the damn site, i'd prefer the regular adsense you know?

Can't find where to sort this out...

You can switch off "right media"

Your control panel has

"Competitive Ad Filter"

with instructions!

Yeah, it's a shame you just

Yeah, it's a shame you just can't turn that off though eh?

you can stop them using the

you can stop them using the "Competitive Ad Filter" - last link on the "AdSense for Content" tab - that what you were after?

Site-targeted ads...

...appear to be the same as "per-impression" ads.

When it comes to seo, a lot

When it comes to seo, a lot of good information gets lost in noise, I totally agree. I have been semi active in SEW as well lately after trying seochat and being disappointed once again. But when it comes to people being honest, open and truly sharing about issues such as adsense and which directories really help, DP has been awesome IMO. Not everyone of course is honest over there, but you will find the ones you can listen to when you hang out for a bit :)

I think the reason I personally find SEW so valuable is I find the ratio of very experienced people to newbies is very high.

I visit forums to keep up to date with news and to learn from those more experienced than me.

When browsing WMW or DP, I don't know which names to look for, and I find trying to find a nugget of credible information in the white noise of misinformed posts a complete waste of my time.

With SEW, the experience of the moderators, the fact it's not too busy, and the reputation system makes it far easier for me to find information from people who really know the subject.

Just my personal preference though.

People at SEW are very friendly too...

Danny will even reply to pm's you send him. Although I do not post very much, I find that the folks at SEW are extremely friendly...

Low paying advertisers

Does anyone have a list of low paying advertiser URL ?

I see a lot of RSS and Blog hosting related ads in my blog which I guess don't pay very well.

DigitalPoint is apparently a censored word.

He is correct "DigitalPoint" is censored at WMW, it returns garbage symbols if you try to input that word.

Hmpfffff.

Ha ha that is cool.

I would love to see their complete list of censored words by now. I reckon it's longer than the list of best-selling keywords ;-]

So much of how people act is governed by what they fear...

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Shawn's account makes the WMW policy towards sound a little extreme.

Actually it makes sense. Digitalpoint is seen as a potential threat to take traffic from wmw.

If you understand that wmw was started with someone posting links on another bulleton board to get their members to switch, you can well understand why there is a fear of having links to other sites. Particularly if the other sites are good.

While I do understand the wmw TOS no linking policy, and in fact, agree with the removal of the link, the fact that people have their ips banned or have their posting rights turned off for any minor infraction is ridiculous.

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