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Discussion in 'Guidelines / Compliance' started by davedx, May 26, 2005.

  1. #1
    How do people deal with this? Say most of your site's traffic operate behind a login, is it possible to still have decent adsense exposure?

    The FAQ on Google basically just says "We don't support pages behind a login". I had a site a while back that was mostly login-blocked and still got some ads...but I got a lot of PSA's too. What's the strategy from our more experienced webmasters here? :)
    SEMrush
     
    davedx, May 26, 2005 IP
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  2. blackpudding

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    I had a large part of my site behind a login and since removing it found that site bandwidth usage increased, but ads became more targeted and CTR improved alot. If you can get away without a 'members area' I say do it, if not then I don't think there is much you can do? I'd also be worried that if you have a limited audience in the logged in area you may find that you are getting clicks from the same IP addresses a little too often for comfort?

    Cheers
    BP
     
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    Well, my experience is from an old site, I can't remember much about it... and I have a new site that's about ready to go live and am thinking about what to do in terms of getting some revenue from it after it has a decent user base.

    Maybe affiliate ads/links are a better idea for logged in areas?
     
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    If these are returning visitors, they will become immune to the ads eventually. If you cannot do without the members area, write content pages telling about your services. A manual, how-to, faq, reasons for use, about, etc. This will draw new vistors and newbies, who would probably have a higher CTR.
     
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    As you said, I have removed registration "compulsory" from one of my site, lets see the results!
    How long does it take to reflect he changes?
     
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    Shouldn't be long at all. How about posting the url so we can see?
     
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    #7


    huh :confused: :confused:
     
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    www.winkeyfinder.com , its there in my sig.
    I have removed it from this site as a test it works well then I will remove it from all 12 sites!
     
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    #9
    May I make a suggestion about the winKeyFinder site? (bit of a rhetorical question, asking if it is ok to ask a question) anyways...

    I think it would look better (and do better in terms of CTR) if you made the ad have a white background AND border, and moved it down into the table to REPLACE the smaller 2 unit ad you have.

    You could even put it in a table with shadows like you have done with your products, just don't give it a title.

    At the mo it is pushing your content down, and this coupled with its unique colour is making it stand out as a banner ad, which users tend to not read.

    Please take this as friendly advice, which is all that it is :|
     
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    Check it out now, I have made few changes!
     
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  11. Critters

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    #11
    hmm, first impressions are

    It is better in that:
    > your menu and content is now at the top
    > the ads blend in

    It could still be better:
    > the ads have a grey border, this only draws attention to the "ads by google"
    > the ads have changed from a leaderboard to a block, any reason? I think this is worse:
    --> the block (as it is square) stands out like a sore thumb as it has gaps either side
    --> the block pushes all your content down under the fold... Are people on your site to click your ads or look at your content?


    Hows about this:

    [​IMG]

    You would have to make your site wider.. But I think it would be worth the extra work... Also the red text screamed "error!" to me, blue is nicer and still stands out, an icon also attracts attention to it..

    you could put the table with the shadows and ad in an include file and include it at the top like shown AND at the bottom of the page also (as your page is tall) think G let you have 3 on a page at a time, but I see you have some linkwords on the right also.



    Well that's what I think, but it is 4:30 am :(
     
    Critters, May 26, 2005 IP
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    Just noticed, on the right, you have put "Usefull links" above a google ad, is this not against the TOS?
     
    Critters, May 27, 2005 IP
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    #13
    Hey Thats really great..
    I will surely implement this!...
    You are really great!!
    ..
    Check this not exactly same but still?

    [​IMG]
    Is that okey?
    Hey Usefull links doe's not mean click here? or is it?
    Adsense team regularly montior my site's. on one my other site they found some objectionable material and asked me to remove it and I did! after that They activated adsense on that part of the site! :)
     
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    #14
    Technically the useful Links would be against the TOS as it is one of the two ways you are allowed to label your Ads.
     
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    Please tell me the ways? in which to label them?
     
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    Publishers may not label the ads with text other than "sponsored links" or "advertisements." This includes any text directly above our ads that could be confused with, or attempt to be associated with Google ads
     
    yfs1, May 27, 2005 IP
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    Thanks, made the relevent changes!
     
    Imran, May 27, 2005 IP
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    I tells ya, I was a bit dubious about clicking on a URL called "winkey finder" at first!!! :)
     
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    Why was that? any reason?
     
    Imran, May 27, 2005 IP
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    A "Winkey" is what a child may call a part of their body below the equator ;)
     
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