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new definition of a click

Discussion in 'AdSense' started by yooozy, Nov 13, 2007.

  1. TadSenseQ

    TadSenseQ Banned

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    #41
    If this is true, then it still isn't initialized.. I'm still getting scraps.. hehe
    SEMrush
     
    TadSenseQ, Nov 14, 2007 IP
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  2. FoxHunter

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    #42
    I think reducing accidental clicks is a good thing. I've seen many people using all kind of tricks to make visitors accidentally click ads.
     
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  3. newzone

    newzone Well-Known Member

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    #43
    Yes but this was good for people who have problems with the eyes ( seriously ) ... i don't know if people always see very good where to click a small link ...
     
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    #44
    Is this happening already, i have less CTR by about 3% for these 2 days. Hmmm.. this could be the reason, on the other hand CPC has increased by just a little. I see the background space is stll clickable (i didn't click ofcourse) and it shouldn't be accourding to Google. I do think it makes sense if the user stays on my site.
     
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  5. Adpubster

    Adpubster Peon

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    #45
    The "sources" you posted don't mean anything...where is Google's DIRECT INFO on this? What's the crap about having to regenerate code that someone was talking about on webmasterforum. This may be in the works, but until I hear from Google itself I'm remaining skeptical...OP, post some REAL proof.
     
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    #46
    If these changes have supposably gone live recently, i love it! eCPM and CTR both went up a little.
     
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    Adpubster Peon

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    #47
    ...I've yet to see anything official...
     
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  8. AdSenseAdvisor

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    #48
    I can confirm that as part of our continuous efforts to improve publisher monetization, advertiser performance and user satisfaction, we are changing our text ad formats so that only the title and URL of an ad will be clickable.

    To clarify some questions that have come up, this means that only clicks on the title or URL of a text ad will take users away from your page, register as clicks in your account, and result in advertiser charges. Clicking an ad's whitespace will no longer do anything. We'll have more details about this change in an AdSense blog post coming soon.

    This new format is similar to the format we launched earlier this year for AdWords ads on Google.com. You can read more about that here:
    http://adwords.blogspot.com/2007/04/two-changes-to-how-top-ads-are.html

    -ASA
     
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  9. yooozy

    yooozy Well-Known Member

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    #49
    that's fair enough since only url and title are clickable so publishers won't give free clicks
    that raise clicks' quality causer users will have to be aware of what they're clicking thus effective clicks percentage is up

    I expect hight prices on the long term cause advertisers will take some time to touch the increase in quality which mean more bidding

    anyway lets just wait and see LOL
     
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    danimal Active Member

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    #50
    Thanks ASA! appreciate the feedback.
     
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    #51
    It had to be done in the very beginning of Adsense/AdWords. I never thought about it this way, but hey, it is more professional!! I guess Google didn't think about it before either :) So simple but smart at the same time! Good move G, your stock will rize 10% tomorrow :D
     
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    #52
    Sound so good, I think it will lower the amount of click fraud then
     
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    #53
    Google is Supreme. Can do anything.
     
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    #54
    Interesting.

    Good is making a lot of random changes lately.
     
    skins4webs, Nov 15, 2007 IP
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    #55
    i have no idea about that-----------
     
    hussnain, Nov 15, 2007 IP
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    #56
    i would believe this news if its on their official blog
     
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    #57
    All you need to do is go to their site and do a search. It's currently implemented there. I would think it's only a matter of time before they have publishers do the same.
     
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    #58
    Quoting for emphasis because some people don't read through threads.

    Confirmation right there.
     
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    #59
    Lol... that is so retarted...

    Google is NOT supreme, without us publishers... they would be nothing, you could call them Yahoo then!
     
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    #60
    It works, the ads on many sites are not clickable on the background now :) Good work!
     
    russianzio, Nov 17, 2007 IP