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Large Rectangle Ad Showing 2 Ads Instead of 4

Discussion in 'AdSense' started by specialist, Dec 31, 2005.

  1. #1
    During the last few days I noticed the large rectangle ads on my pages show only two instead of 4 ads.

    Has anybody encountered the same problem? What is the cause?

    Thanks!
     
    specialist, Dec 31, 2005 IP
  2. Skinny

    Skinny Peon

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    I don't think it's a problem. When Google thinks that it really knows your page it will show highly contextual ads in bigger font and have fewer of them.

    For eg. if you only talk about computers it could have just two ads that speak about computers sales. The more contextual the less ads it places and the more people should theoretically be attracted & click on them.

    Nothing is wrong.

    Edit: Sorry what you were discribing reminded me of something else. That thread iskandar gave you explains it very well

    Skinny
     
    Skinny, Dec 31, 2005 IP
  3. iskandar

    iskandar Active Member

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    I've also been experiencing that, and the Square 300x250 showing 2 instead of 4.

    Usually when that happens at the end of the day it's because Google has run out of purchased impressions related to your keywords, but when it's at 6am it's kind of weird...
     
    wilbur, Dec 31, 2005 IP
  5. Arnie

    Arnie Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I have it here too and think it harmonizes even better with my layout.
     
    Arnie, Dec 31, 2005 IP
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    #6
    1 - Try to set 250x250 ad unit instead of large rectangle

    2 - Don't reload your pages many times if you do that agian and again you will see a few ads in unit or may see a white area instead of ads , it's smart Google's tech

    3 - Don't forget the magic word .. "Content"
     
    Mohammed Elnahrawi, Jan 1, 2006 IP
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    naqiboy Well-Known Member

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    Its not a problem! . i contacted google about this and this is what they said :

    To increase monetization and improve the relevance of ads, we now vary the
    number of text ads that appear in an ad unit. When we determine that
    increasing the size of the most relevant ads will improve performance,
    we'll drop the lowest-performing ad or ads and expand the remaining ones
    to fill the entire unit. Showing fewer ads works to your advantage,
    allowing the better-performing ads to draw more user attention and
    click-throughs.

    Our system automatically determines the optimal number of ads to display
    in your ad units, in order to maximize click-throughs and revenue. All of
    our ad units function in this manner, and we don't offer the option of
    permanently forcing the maximum number of ads into an ad unit.

    Thank you for your understanding.
     
    naqiboy, Jan 1, 2006 IP
  8. wilbur

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    Thanks Nagiboy...

    It's always good to get some clarification!
     
    wilbur, Jan 1, 2006 IP
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    naqiboy Well-Known Member

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    your welcome :)
     
    naqiboy, Jan 2, 2006 IP
  10. The Big Deal

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    This sucks as it really throws off the blending of the ads with that Huge gap between them...
     
    The Big Deal, Jan 2, 2006 IP
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    Sorry to bump this, but i was looking for a thread that dealt with this exact issue. Has anyone out there that has this feature of Adsense happen to them seen a dramatic decrease in clicks?

    i know its not much, but before Google decided to do this (around the same time as everyone else...) i saw my avg clicks drop (with no decrease in traffic) from about 15 a day to about 5. thats not much, but it means the diff between breaking a buck for the day and staying in the cents area.

    overall - i think its a stupid feature that Google implemented here. And very counter productive in my opinion (to my site atleast)
     
    cagintranet, Jan 9, 2006 IP
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    Before I say anything, understand that I am just hypothosizing here. I do not consider myself an expert on Adsense, but am a mere humble businessman who has to look at the bottom line often. Mathematically speaking, it makes good sense (because it benefits Google) to do this. They are likely maintaining statistics that help them maximize their revenue, so I'm guessing that when an ad which was previously on your site does not recieve as many clicks as they think it should, I suspect that they will move it to a site that will get them more clicks. It stands to reason that eventually, Google will tweak their numbers and change their rules accoridingly to give them the most money and us the least. When that happens, only those who excel in Game Theory (anticipating Googles next moves) will make good money with Adsense. But not to worry, something else will come along--it always does.
     
    avi8r, Jan 9, 2006 IP
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    Well, i though there are something wrong with my webpage but after all, it just fit great in there. :)
     
    shadow20002, Jan 9, 2006 IP
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    One thing to also understand is the huge growth AdSense has realized in the past few months. I can't believe how many books and newsletters I see at the local book shop dealing with making money online -- AdSense being the prime candidate for promoting.

    As more websites offer AdSense, everyone will be competing for the best ads. There are only so many clicks that can be sold -- and as the wealth is spread around, everyone will see lower incomes until Google finds a better way to target the "fake" sites.

    I would be interested to see an AdWords tool that lets advertisers judge the quality of the sites that have displayed the advertiser's ads. Even if there was't a click, a metamoderation tool to down moderate fake sites would seriously help Google, advertisers and content creators.
     
    dadasays, Jan 10, 2006 IP