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Adsense for Search - what kind of results

Discussion in 'AdSense' started by Jamie Lister, May 3, 2006.

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    I'm wondering if someone can give me some feedback.
    How does Adsense for Search compare with AdSense for COntent?
    Better, same, worse.

    At first hand, it seems like results should be way better as visitors can type in the exact keywords/ads they're looking for if none of the content ads showing are to their fancy...am i right?

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    SEMrush
     
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  2. The Big Deal

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    For me it has never been very successful, it is very rare that anyone uses it on my sites. I'm sure some others do well with it but not for me.
     
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    Dont get very much from it at all, but still feel it is handy to have on the site.

    John
     
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    Yea, I pretty much use it for aesthetics at this point...
     
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    Tyler Banfield Well-Known Member

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    I get a decent CTR, but it does not seem to be a very high paying feature in my experience.
     
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    Jamie Lister Peon

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    I'm really not to keen to have it on my site because it doesnt go with my current layout, but I just thought it might give me some better results based on what I said above.

    Does anyone here get good results?

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    no. Like others I think it's good to have it because I use it a lot on other sites
     
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    Jarodboy Prominent Member

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    For me is really bad...
    I had one click yesterday...One cent :(
     
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    cldnails Well-Known Member

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    Damn, those penny clicks suck. To be honest, I never relaly received more than 5 pennies for my clicks.
     
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    Jarodboy Prominent Member

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    Adsense for search may work in a high traffic website...Low traffic ones, i would not use it!
     
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    The CTR for me is around 10 compare to Content at 1.5%. I have like 2-3 clicks a day for the Search box, the pay rate is higher (double my content ads) its not very effective but its ok to get $1-2 a day!!!
     
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    chachi The other Jason

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    I agree with the high-traffic site comment. I have it on a few low-traffic sites right now and it is generating some clicks, but not many. The CTR is very high on the searches that are conducted, but there is just not a lot of volume. It would be interesting to see what it could do on a very high volume site that otherwise has junk traffic.
     
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    Really? you should change your niches then
     
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    I'm referring to my "Search Bar" not my actual content clicks. ;)
     
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    I make over $1 a day form the search but thats now where close to what i make on the ads and link units.
     
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    I've had it on a few sites since it first came out and it's never been successful for me.

    For me, it generates less than 0.5% of what my normal Adsense ads achieve.
     
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    My search bars that perform the best have the best placement (near the end of the page). I have one search bar that gets a ton of searches, but most of the clicks come from the same search (sometimes as many as 6-8 from that search).

    The income isn't great, but the search income alone pays for all my hosting and domain fees, so I won't remove it.
     
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    #18
    Yes, the search doesn't pay well but I'll take everything google can give me. To enhance it a bit you can prefil the search text field with a keyword related to your site or to what your user has been looking for (you can know that by diging the keyword used on google/yahoo/msn to come on your site)
    So it's good to have, I mean some people put the free search from Google on their site, we can get a few pennies a day for doing the same, so why not..

    Plus you can restrict the search to your domain, that way the user comes back on one of your pages if he doesn't click an ad.:)
     
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    Greg-J I humbly return to you.

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    I tried it a while ago, but honestly - the amount it paid was peanuts for the screen realestate it took up.
     
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    I've had it on my sites for 3 days and so far I've made less than $1 with over 100 queries and 30 clicks. I'll wait a few more days before I remove it.
     
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