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Discussion in 'AdSense' started by wozzaofrare, Aug 18, 2006.

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    I don't see the value in Adsense

    My site has substantial traffic from Google and Yahoo, more so then probably 3/4 of this forum yet Adsense just doesn't work for me.

    People who visit my site aren't coming to click adverts to go to another website.

    I make 7 times the amount of money Adsense gives me in one single private advertising deal.
    SEMrush
    Last months advertiser has just finished so I've decided to go back to adsense until I secure the next deal and after one day I can cleary see no one is clicking the ads. The impressions are over 30,000 yet only 4 clicks across a 700+ page website.

    Adsense is a waste if your website is not a website aimed to redirecting traffic

    Is anyone else in this position?
     
    wozzaofrare, Aug 18, 2006 IP
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  2. maney

    maney Active Member

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    Adsense doesn't work for everybody, you might be better with something like CJ?
     
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  3. wozzaofrare

    wozzaofrare Active Member

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    commission junction? been there done that - thats even worse

    its just stupid that I completely dominate with web traffic yet its the wrong type of web traffic
     
    wozzaofrare, Aug 18, 2006 IP
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    jackburton2006 Peon

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    And your point is...? If you've already decided that Adsense is crap and isn't worth your time, why exactly do we need to know about your grand decision? I fail to see the purpose of your thread, other then to diss an ad network that many people are making bucko bucks on.
     
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    What's your site, what is the topic, how is your ad placement ?
     
    Monty, Aug 18, 2006 IP
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    Who cares? The entire purpose of his thread is to gripe about the crappiness of Adsense. Let him have his day of bitching and allow him to move on to another forum in peace.
     
    jackburton2006, Aug 18, 2006 IP
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    I was just trying to give him a chance to support his arguments...
     
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    wozzaofrare Active Member

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    Jack, if you were wearing your reading glasses and understood English you would see that the point of my post is to hear from people in similar positions and what they are doing.
     
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    #9
    Adsense is the best now, rest is crap.
    Maybe not ads payed direct but you must have luck to start with good campanies.
    Adsense are good play for me :)
     
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    #10
    yeah until yahoo's adsense type program pays as well or better we have to say adsense is the top program. I have a question, I see where some keywords supposedly pay 20 dollars per click is this only if your site is getting a ton of traffic or is it 20 dollars on any site?
     
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    It is more than likely down to how you have placed the ads more than anything
     
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    #12
    too bad, it didn't work for you...but it works for me :)
     
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    wth, where is your adsense located? on the footer?
     
    janjalani, Aug 18, 2006 IP
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    #14
    well, i guess it depends on what your site is about... if it's something like a forum where the visitors are very regularly returning visitors, they normally become ad blind and your ctr is terribly low.

    for me personally, adsense is still the best although the $ per click has gone down drastically over the past year...
     
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    Please don't tell my bank about this. They think those nice checks I get from Google each month are real.

    Seriously, your comments about your failures with Adsense are not representative of everyone's experiences. Generally, when Adsense doesn't work well, it's because of one of the following reasons:

    1) Low traffic. This is not an Adsense problem. It's something you have to work on. Without traffic, no site will make satisfactory money from Adsense. A site with only a few tens or hundreds of uniques a day will not make you rich.

    2) Low CTR. This could be your problem (not using Adsense correctly or effectively), or a fundamental site problem (forum, wrong kind of visitors, poor ad relevancy, or other reasons).

    Contrary to popular belief, not all sites are suitable for Adsense. Nor is it true that: "build it and they will come and click".
     
    stackman, Aug 18, 2006 IP
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    I'll add:

    3) Need better ad blending and ad placement.

    This happens alot. As soon as I changed my ad placement and blended ads better, it not only made my site look better, but it also increased CTR.
     
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    Put your money where your mouth is and post a link to your site.

    Let us decide wether adsense or your ad placement is to blame?
     
    mistermix, Aug 18, 2006 IP
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    #18
    it really isnt worth it. i make 10 times as much with affiliate commision. its chump change compared to what you can make in sales.
     
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    #19
    What is really great is when you have BOTH Adsense AND affliate commissions.

    However, when you have Adsense ads and affiliate links on the same page, make sure your $0.10 per click Adsense ads don't suck away your visitors who might create a $10.00 affiliate purchase commission. The best way to do this is place your Adsense ads at the bottom of your page, after your affiliate links.
     
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    I would say you have to have both Adsense and affiliates but you need good content as well. No feel good journalistic reading but content that lends itself to product offerings. Nothing like " How did you spend your summer" articles. You need pointed content like "The 10 best vacation places" which will then attract people to travel related ads. Make sense?
     
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