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Discussion in 'AdSense' started by digitalpoint, Jun 17, 2004.

  1. Weirfire

    Weirfire Language Translation Company

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    #21
    :)
    SEMrush
    I thought it was winners as in people who win things. I was totally confused.
     
    Weirfire, Jun 18, 2004 IP
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  2. NewComputer

    NewComputer Well-Known Member

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    #22
    Sorry wier, not meant to confuse. I could have used the term losers, but that is a very negative term. :)
     
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  3. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #23
    Yes, for those that are wondering, the majority of the traffic is from the keyword tracker and keyword suggestion tools. In the case of the keyword tracker, it generates tons of repeat visitors, plus all the new users that signup that day. Forum traffic is also decent, but no where near the tool traffic.
     
    digitalpoint, Jun 18, 2004 IP
  4. hulkster

    hulkster Peon

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    #24
    Try doing a search for "longest car" on both of 'em. The #1 entry should be my page for the Longest Car - hey, I needed something to bring home the Biggest BBQ Grill ;-)

    I've added some HTML special characters (makes for a funny/appropriate "text image" if you can see 'em) in the TITLE tag. If you do a Google Search, most of these show up in the listing (the wheels used to be there, but they must have added filtering for that) ... but if you do using WebSearch, it looks a bit different - I kinda wonder why that is ... and suggests something every-so-slightly different is being used for this.

    Just thought I'd pass along this anomaly I happened to notice,
    alek

    P.S. EDIT ADD: Here are some links so you can see this directly - Yahoo - MSN (these both show everything - notice both of 'em drop the trailing / - causing a redirect on the web server - grrrr!) - "regular" Google (loses the "wheels") - and I added a Search Bar to my Personal Web Page so punch "longest car" in there and you'll see even less.
     
    hulkster, Jun 18, 2004 IP
  5. Help Desk

    Help Desk Well-Known Member

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    #25
    Could it be that this search hits a different set of servers with a different sandbox?
     
    Help Desk, Jun 18, 2004 IP
  6. GuyFromChicago

    GuyFromChicago Permanent Peon

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    #26
    I think it's a good feature for your users.

    Unless you have tons o' traffic you won't make much $, but if it's a nice feature for your site users (I have some sites where it will eb very helpful) forget about the $ for a bit and put it in place :D
     
    GuyFromChicago, Jun 18, 2004 IP
  7. hulkster

    hulkster Peon

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    #27
    I agree GFC - exactly why I popped it there - even I can't find everything on www.komar.org ! BTW, I wonder if it makes sense to make a dedicated page - for example www.komar.org/search/ and then have a link on various pages to there - seems like an extra step that most people wouldn't take though (?)

    Interesting move by Google - I hadn't thought about this angle - we're going to see a LOT of "Google Search" boxes pop up all over the place now! ;-)

    I also pruned the length of the text box a bit in the HTML code - was a bit long for my tastes and where it fitted on my page - I can't believe this would be against their TOS (?)

    alek

    P.S. BTW, did anyone else notice this line at the bottom of the Adsense->Reports->Search Perforformance Page: "Revenue from WebSearch ads may be offset at the end of the month by fees applicable to WebSearch." - I don't see this on the "Ad Performance" page - wonder what exactly that means (?)
     
    hulkster, Jun 18, 2004 IP
  8. john_loch

    john_loch Rodent Slayer

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    #28
    You never know how your site will evolve..

    In a word, Ditto :)
     
    john_loch, Jun 19, 2004 IP
  9. john_loch

    john_loch Rodent Slayer

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    #29
    Ah. I noticed also a tidy number of your backlinks originate from your scripts/tools deployed elsewhere.

    Makes a good example :)
     
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  10. schlottke

    schlottke Peon

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    #30
    Im linking to all of these tools with the same toolbar in our forums- couldn't be happier either.. I think you should release the code public so all SEO boards can use it ;)
     
    schlottke, Jun 19, 2004 IP
  11. hulkster

    hulkster Peon

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    #31
    FYI FWIW: As implied above, I went ahead and added a dedicated Google Search page ... and I also updated my Alek's two cents on Ads, Link Exchange page to reflect this.

    Gosh, I'm starting to feel like a Corporation ... although I did register as an Individual with Adsense per their recent request for you to choose.

    alek
     
    hulkster, Jun 19, 2004 IP
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    hulkster Peon

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    #32
    Yet another followup - I've seen a bit of traffic from the WebSearch stuff I added, but the dollars amounts of the click-thru's seem kinda high (the TOS doesn't allow sharing of details). Makes me almost wonder if Google is having some sort of problem and/or someone is abusing it - I can imagine this would be a great way to boot someone outa Adsense! :-(

    Unrelated to the revenue stuff, this is pretty nifty - yea, I know I could have done this in the past (two examples are calling Google iteself with site: or using tools such as Shawn's), but I never got around to it ... but as a navigation aid, this provides one-click access that helps people find what they are looking for on the site itself - heck, even I can't even keep track of everything that is out there on www.komar.org ;-)

    alek

    P.S. WRT paragraph #1 above: I'm working on a scumbags page that will summarize the story and data about the guys who stole my website - thanx for the feedback from DP'ers on this.
     
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  13. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #33
    So you are complaining that Google is paying you too much per click? :)
     
    digitalpoint, Jun 20, 2004 IP
  14. hulkster

    hulkster Peon

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    #34
    Not complaining, but just seemed odd to me as the dollar amounts were higher than I've normally seen - "HULK" stuff doesn't exactly have a high cents/click-thru! ;-)

    Again, I put WebSearch on a few of my pages mostly as a navigation aid to surfers - I've allready found it pretty useful for me for internal searching - beats doing a "find . -exec grep STRING {} /dev/null\;"
    alek
     
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  15. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #35
    Well unless they are searching for hulk stuff, it's not going to display those ads. The ads are based on what they are searching for.
     
    digitalpoint, Jun 20, 2004 IP
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    hulkster Peon

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    #36
    Yea, I know - just seems like most of the folks that end up on say, the Hulk page, would be intererested in words related to the Hulk, although they certainly could punch anything in there.

    alek
     
    hulkster, Jun 20, 2004 IP
  17. vord

    vord Peon

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    #37
    I e-mailed Google about this. They said it was there in case there were too many searches and too few clicks (then they wouldn't make any money). They didn't expect many sites to be impacted, and no publisher will ever owe Google money. The full reply is at

    http://forums.seochat.com/showpost.php?p=89453&postcount=13

    :)
     
    vord, Jun 21, 2004 IP