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Discussion in 'AdSense' started by Dominic, Oct 20, 2004.

  1. #1
    When Google allows you to choose the keywords for ads you want to display on a page it will make everyone more money.
    SEMrush
    I know my visitors a lot better than a spider - I know what they are interested in... let me put the right ads on the page!
     
    Dominic, Oct 20, 2004 IP
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  2. Lever

    Lever Deep Thought

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    Know what you mean, Dominic. I find myself having to squeeze extra keywords in just to get the ads I want. Often it tends to spoil the flow of nicely crafted article :)
     
    Lever, Oct 20, 2004 IP
  3. Such Great Heights

    Such Great Heights Peon

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    I agree, but I bet this would open it up for abuse as well.

    Plus most webmasters don't know their target market all too well, and they might end up showing ads that people are paying for, but don't get the well targeted traffic they want.

    Although this could be alleviated with options in the AdWords and AdSense settings.
    AdWords people can choose to not show their ads on sites that choose their own keywords.

    Hmmm .. that'd take some work by Google.

    Either way .. I'm down for that option as well. This way I can show ads for complimentary products as well as the products I have on my site. This where there is less competition.
     
    Such Great Heights, Oct 20, 2004 IP
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    lorien1973 Notable Member

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    That would be cool. Google should make an option that would allow adsense publishers to show ads that are 1 or 2 degrees separated from the page content. IE if your site is about gambling; you should have an option to show ads that are a degree off of that ie travelling to vegas or another gambling spot instead of showing other gambling sites' advertisements.
     
    lorien1973, Oct 20, 2004 IP
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    Sanzbar Peon

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    I think that would open a whole new can of worms that they're nowhere near equipt to deal with at the moment...would be nice though.
     
    Sanzbar, Oct 20, 2004 IP
  6. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #6
    You can do that if you are a premier publishers (5M+ page views month I think it is).
     
    digitalpoint, Oct 20, 2004 IP
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    debunked Prominent Member

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    Shawn is rubbing in the 'master of the Universe' websites again.

    someday....
     
    debunked, Oct 20, 2004 IP
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    mopacfan Peon

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    He sure is..... that big meanie!
     
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    NewComputer Well-Known Member

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    Shawn, are you a premier publisher, yet? If yes, is there a definite advantage besides choosing ads?
     
    NewComputer, Oct 20, 2004 IP
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    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #10
    No, I'm not...
     
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    lorien1973 Notable Member

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    If everyone would help me with the goal in my signature; I'll happily convey the happiness and joy I get at being a premier advertiser ;)
     
    lorien1973, Oct 20, 2004 IP
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    NewComputer Well-Known Member

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    Are you getting close?
     
    NewComputer, Oct 20, 2004 IP
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    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    Not with a single site... maybe if I consolidated everything. I don't know, I don't look that close.
     
    digitalpoint, Oct 20, 2004 IP
  14. Such Great Heights

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    Anybody know a premier publisher?
    Can you ask them this?
     
    Such Great Heights, Oct 20, 2004 IP
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    Trance-formation Peon

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    Google?

    Being moderately facetious (one of only 2 words containing all the vowels in alphabetical order that I know of :p )
     
    Trance-formation, Oct 20, 2004 IP
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    Hi All:

    I just started with Adsense (complained in another post), sent my webmaster the code, he asked me for approval and I was horrified at what Google wants to post on my website. On one of my personal sites which is www.spicy-senior-singles.com, they were going to put four competing senior singles ads. When I wrote to Google to complaiin (nicely), they responded that I am allowed to list up to 100 urls that I would like to block. I do not want to block individual urls, I want to block a category. Additionally, I am not familiar with every senior singles dating site on the internet.

    I don't want my competition staring my potential customers in the face when they click on my site! :mad: Google needs to get real with their Adsense. Logic indicates listing complementary sites not competing ones. Perhaps if Mr. Spock was in charge of Google Adsense.............

    Cordially,
     
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    i know a guy in about.com maybe i can ask him this.
     
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    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #18
    The problem is that's is how AdSense works (and how it was designed). Ads are contextual (basically matching the content of the page). That's why I don't run ads on pages where I actually want to keep the users on the site (because of a potential sale). For example http://www.digitalpoint.com/products/isp/
     
    digitalpoint, Oct 20, 2004 IP
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    On a similar note, I wish Google would allow us to block a URL on only one page and not all of our pages and sites. For instance, ads about wild salmon were showing on one of my vegetarian pages, but if I block them they won't show on other pages where salmon ads would do well. Kinda frustrating.
     
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    Lawsuit Banned

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    I doubt he will ever have the 5 million or whatever visitors required, his biggest forum only have 3,500 views, and thats over a week. I bet he get's no more then 500,000 thousand clicks a month. It's ok, but definatly doesn't have a chance to compete with amazon.com or similar popular site. I know a really good forum http://www.BlizzHackers.com, just one thread has over 7,000,000 click, can't believe it myself, but then when I think about it, everyone who plays Diablo 2 goes there, they should put ads on there site, if they do the webmaster would make like atleast $150,000 a month. http://www.blizzhackers.com webmaster must be a dumbass though, if I were him I would put ads everywhere he could buy like a Rolls Royce in a month if he had google ads on his site.
     
    Lawsuit, Oct 20, 2004 IP