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Discussion in 'Placement / Reviews / Examples' started by jukebox9988, Jan 11, 2007.

  1. #1
    Hey,

    I've had a lot of success with Adsense CTR and CPM recently. I want to help others as well, so here's the deal.

    1. PM your site url
    2. I'll review your site, and reply with overall placement/ad suggestions on your site.
    3. Make necessary changes, and watch your earnings go up.
    SEMrush
    That's all there is to it!

    -TJP
     
    jukebox9988, Jan 11, 2007 IP
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    That's a nice service to offer for your first post, although it seems suspicious that you're offering a free service and you want it conducted via PM and have site owners reveal their site to you and you only have one post. Other then that, that's nice of you.
     
    giraph, Jan 11, 2007 IP
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    cooolapts Active Member

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    #3
    Why you are giving such service for free ? You are new member so people dont know much about you. Give more details about you and your service, your experience with adsense,etc.
     
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    Can you confirm your service is free ?
    If it is, i might give it a try.
     
    darah, Jan 12, 2007 IP
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    Richie_Ni Illustrious Member

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    Would you like to tell us some tips here?
     
    Richie_Ni, Jan 12, 2007 IP
  6. jukebox9988

    jukebox9988 Well-Known Member

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    #6
    Sure. I'll give tips in the forum instead.

    It doesn't matter.

    Leave your url here.
     
    jukebox9988, Jan 12, 2007 IP
  7. jukebox9988

    jukebox9988 Well-Known Member

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    #7
    First site to review is

    http://www.bladeauctions.com


    Make sure your visitor can see your ads. Make them highly visible when they enter your page.

    This site only has 2 banners that are positioned next to each other. This is not beneficial at all.

    We must turn ourselves into "the visitors" when we evaluate our sites.

    My suggestions.

    1. Use 2 460x60 banner on your home page

    2. your ads are barely readable. Make the text and url of the ad the same color - black.

    3. Blend the ads. Don't use a contrasting background. Go with a simple white ad background.

    4. Use the human brain's tendency to relate similar items to your advantage, now take a step above this.

    Make your ads title slightly darker than your site links. I would go with standard blue website links (maybe #0000CC) then make the adsense title #000099

    5. Remove uneccesary clutter around the ads - leave the images, but get the View all categories button away from your ads. You're losing clickthroughs

    6. Swap the categories and ad section. Most people's eyes tend to float towards the left side of the page. Take advantage of this and move your adsense block to the left, and the categories to the right.

    Bonus Tip: If you can truncated your right side search navigation, adding a 460X60 would also increase earnings.
     
    jukebox9988, Jan 12, 2007 IP
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    hey do mine

    riddimmafia.com
     
    PoisonPen, Jan 12, 2007 IP
  9. jukebox9988

    jukebox9988 Well-Known Member

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    riddinmafia.com

    1. your blog layout is somewhat confusing. I would clean it up so everything aligns top to bottom. My eyes had to jump around too much

    2. the link unit is alright under the navigation, but make the green color carry over all the way across the page. Get rid of the white border next to the link unit.

    3. make the ad title darker than your normal links on the home page.

    4. Reposition the ad unit on single page. Move it closer to the content so users can find relevant info immediately. No one scrolls on the way down the page on a blog.

    5. Place a vertical ad unit 125x125 at the bottom of the page near your categories bar.

    Overall: again, act like you are viewing your blog for the very first time. Be honest, and ask yourself "is my design easy to navigate? and are my ads placed in relevant positions?

    Then adjust accordingly.
     
    jukebox9988, Jan 12, 2007 IP
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    jukebox9988 Well-Known Member

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    http://www.arcadegames.nu/?

    1. Video games ads don't generate a lot of revenue (especially through adsense) so you may be using the wrong advertising model. Think about what target audience you are advertising to:

    1. Techies
    2. Teenagers
    3. Video game lovers
    4. mostly men
    5. Age range: 12-35

    So with these demographics in mind, you would make more money with affiliate sales.

    Why do you have American diabetes ads on your site? Is your average visitor a senior citizen female? remember: targeting, targeting, targeting.

    Try an affiliate with Game stop, Electronic arts, wal-mart, etc.

    You want to advertise places that provide relevant content to your target niche.

    So try Commision Junction, or simply go straight to an advertiser's affiliate program.

    2. Adsense is your secondary revenue model

    Tips: get rid of the big ad at the top of the page. Nobody visits your site to click ads before playing the games, so with that in mind, move your ads in between PUZZLE GAMES and SPORTS games.

    Why? because lets say I'm playing a puzzle game, am done, and back click to your home page. I may be looking for more games, that arent offered on your site. That's where you'll place the ad...where people are looking.

    Color scheme: make the adsense titles darker than your normal links

    link unit: nice link unit, but make sure you BLEND in it. So change the link background to the tan background color of your sidebar.

    Overall: you have a great site, in fact I played street fighter and loved it! brought back memories of my childhood.

    I would say rethink your revenue model - ad affiliates because that will make the most money, place ads strategically where the users are looking, and watch your money roll in.
     
    jukebox9988, Jan 12, 2007 IP
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    #11
    This is a pretty cool free service your offering
     
    giovanni, Jan 12, 2007 IP
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    jukebox9988 Well-Known Member

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    #12
    It's not totally free. I get to hone my marketing skills by reviewing sites and providing suggestions.

    It also helps me market my own websites because I increasingly become better at analyzing web pages, determining the best locations for ads, and separating useful ads from non relevant ones..

    I think I'm going to start a blog on marketing pretty soon.

    Thanks for the comments, giovanni.
     
    jukebox9988, Jan 12, 2007 IP
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    Mine is weak because of my traffic but you can give me some criticism.

    browie.com
     
    browie, Jan 12, 2007 IP
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    This is all very nice of you jukebox9988!! (although i don't totally agree with all your advice...sorry!!!) Who are you though? Do you have some earning numbers or sites we can see to back up what you're saying?

    kumiko
    xo
     
    kumiko83, Jan 12, 2007 IP
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    jukebox9988 Well-Known Member

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    #15
    I run an investment blog, www.investortrip.com, that doesn't get much traffic or anything.

    I don't make that much from adsense either. Only about $100 a month, but I have increased my CTR's by 400% over the last month.

    I've read a lot of sources on adsense, and have noticed what works well. But I lack the knowledge in building traffic.

    Right now - including all my advertising, I earn about $35-$40 per 1000 visitors.

    So if you know how to increase visitors, please let me know.
     
    jukebox9988, Jan 12, 2007 IP
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    jukebox9988 Well-Known Member

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    Also, don't go 100% on my advice. The best way to increase earnings is to read A LOT on ad optimization, use trial & error, and stick with it.
     
    jukebox9988, Jan 12, 2007 IP
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    Chk My Blog Also

    digitalworld4u.blogspot.com
     
    vatu, Jan 12, 2007 IP
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    hey man it would be good if you could check through mine real quick:

    http://blogging-4beginners.blogspot.com
     
    iceman24, Jan 12, 2007 IP
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    The ads are Perfectly Placed , niceley blended . good job .
     
    FireStorM, Jan 13, 2007 IP
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    gotbanned.info please :D
     
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