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Quadrupled my CTR thanks to DP members.

Discussion in 'AdSense' started by Critters, May 26, 2005.

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    Hiya DP'ers (what is the collective name for DP forum members?)

    Big thanks to member "www.AmCy.org" and their site Student Credit Cards and the post in this thread

    I made the change to my site, putting images above the ads, and my CTR has been 400% the average these last 2 days. This is not a spike, my CTR has been +- 25% for the last 2 months.

    The changes I made:

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    The link units were always there, but by adding images above the leaderboard it has increased CTR, even though it is now below the fold.

    I made this change on all pages of my site, moving the ads down and putting images above them.

    To make it look nicer on some pages where I did have two leaderboards I now only have the one and CTR is still up.

    Also the images are a select few taken from the gallery (where people draw pigs) and are random to stop it getting boring.

    I can highly recomend doing this. Tho I think it is best at the bottom of the page as ads + images will take up the top 3rd of the fold and, well, think of the poor users scroll wheels...

    ...Content is still king :)
     
    Critters, May 26, 2005 IP
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    e10 Well-Known Member

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    Great post Critters,

    Thank you for sharing that. It is really motivating to see some really positive posts now and then. :)
     
    e10, May 26, 2005 IP
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    Critters Guest

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    Thanks, Has been fun moving things around, watching how it changes the CTR, kinda like a game (which is why my WoW character has been sitting at lvl 40 for the past month). I like to treat all the sites I do as games, keeps me interested and on-track.

    I am sure that moving the ad+image table to the top of the page above the "1" box would also increase CTR, but at the cost of putting ads over content and the user. Some changes are not worth doing, and this ad+image format might not be for all sites.
     
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    fryman Kiss my rep

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    Congrats, and just keep up the good work!
     
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    Liminal Peon

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    Great post. Thanks for sharing the tip and congrats, Critters!
     
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    Awesome site!

    How can people draw such detailed pigs with a mouse? Mine looked like it was done with a stick of butter.
     
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    paymentapprovaltooslow Banned

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    Good job :)
     
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    e10 Well-Known Member

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    Hi Critters,

    Where can I see your site? It´s not in your profile and not in your sig (why not??)? I want to draw a pig.
     
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    GTech Rob Jones for President!

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    Someone is bringing home the bacon! Congrats! I may try this myself. Thanks for sharing your success story!
     
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    chachi The other Jason

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    Great post Critters. I just moved a four wide layout like that below the fold and CTR dropped like a ton of bricks. It will be interesting to see how four images above it might change CTR. Thanks.
     
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    Cool tip, personally I would be more inclined to clink on an ad displayed like that :)
     
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    http://drawapig.desktopcreatures.com

    If you do not want to draw the password to the gallery is "oink"

    May try a 24 hour period with the ads above the fold, not 100% sure yet tho as I do not like how it looks.

    I have been told it will be in this weekends Times Newspaper in the "the web this week" section.
     
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    There is a lot of good info to be found on digital point regarding adsense advice.
     
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    good job. congrats.
     
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    I wonder what it says about you if you draw a rack of ribs? :)
     
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    Great post Critters - you have inspired me!
     
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    Great post Critters ... Cannot wait to put this idea into practice ...

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    I am tracing the CTR n hope it will increase, if my CTS is just half of urs I am already satisfied.
     
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    That looks great Pentium!

    Post your ctr increase %!
     
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    Works well pentium9, very nice images, and all to do with the ads... and yes, post the % increase in CTR...
     
    Critters, May 26, 2005 IP
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