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  1. Imran

    Imran Notable Member

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    #141
    I always used to get around 90-100 clicks a day! I wont mention the traffic or impression :), now the clicks have increased from 200-220 a day! Really happy thanks again!
    SEMrush
     
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    paymentapprovaltooslow Banned

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    #142
    Good job. :)

    It takes time to truly master adsense. It took me about a year for me to finally figure out all of the features..lol.
     
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  3. jnm

    jnm Guest

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    #143
    For the PHP inclined for ad rotation, i am using this code. You can use different sets of images that will rotate from page to page.

    <?
    // image rotator
    $ad_image[0] = "image1set1.gif image2set1.gif image3set1.gif image4set1.gif";
    $ad_image[1] = "image1set2.gif image2set2.gif image3set2.gif image4set2.gif";
    srand ((double) microtime() * 1000000);
    $random_number1 = rand(0,count($ad_image)-1);
    $ad_image_picked = $ad_image[$random_number1];
    $ad_images = explode(' ',$ad_image_picked);
    ?>
    
    <table border="0" cellspadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="728">    
        <tr>
            <td width="182" align="center"><img src="<? echo "$ad_images[0]"; ?>"></td>
            <td width="182" align="center"><img src="<? echo "$ad_images[1]"; ?>"></td>
            <td width="182" align="center"><img src="<? echo "$ad_images[2]"; ?>"></td>
            <td width="182" align="center"><img src="<? echo "$ad_images[3]"; ?>"></td>
        </tr>
        <tr>
            <td colspan="4">
                <script type="text/javascript"><!--
    	google_ad_client = "pub-33333333333333";
    	google_ad_width = 728;
    	google_ad_height = 90;
    	google_ad_format = "728x90_as";
    	google_ad_type = "text";
    	google_ad_channel ="33333333";
    	google_color_border = "FFFFFF";
    	google_color_bg = "FFFFFF";
    	google_color_link = "0000FF";
    	google_color_url = "000000";
    	google_color_text = "000000";
                //--></script>
    <script type="text/javascript"
      src="http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js">
    </script>
            </td>
        </tr>
    </table>
    Code (markup):
    justin
     
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  4. NeoGen

    NeoGen Writer

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    #144
    Hi Justin,

    Thanks for your suggestion!

    I tried using this code on my site www.webhostrank.info but its not working, I am puting the code in footer.php and its not displaying anything. Any Idea?

    BTW: my CTR has increased after implementation of images!
     
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    Imran Notable Member

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    #145
    Hey your Images with Adsense really look good!
    There are many codes available I tried one posted earlier in thread! here is the link.
    http://www.alistapart.com/articles/randomizer/ [ originally posted by letsmakeamillion]
    Just follow the instructions given in that site along with the code you will be able to do roate images!
     
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    #146

    not really sure. aside from changing the image file names in the $ad_image[] arrays near the top (being sure to leave a space between each), you shouldn't have to change anything else.
     
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    paymentapprovaltooslow Banned

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    #147
    Does rotating ad colors improve your earnings? I never tired it.
     
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    #148
    hmmm Yes I noticed this, rotating images will improve cTR in a long run!
     
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    yirmumah Peon

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    #149
    I think the rotating color thing depends on the site. If you do rotate them, I would suggest still having them blend somewhat with your site colors
     
    yirmumah, Jun 5, 2005 IP
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    #150
    I noticed Critter that you have a "big thankyou to i-am-bored.com/" on the bottom of your site (may want to add a space in there (?)). Was that a big traffic driver for 'ya?

    BTW, just to echo other comments, cool stuff.
     
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    #151
    Thanks for sharing the story. The idea is very original.
     
    passat, Jun 6, 2005 IP
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    #152
    Yes got me a traffic bump, but now 80% of traffic is from emails + forums... The sites I tend to make get spammed in emails and on forums after a week or two.

    Free advertising ;)
     
    Critters, Jun 6, 2005 IP
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    #153
    Well after much umming and ahhing, I've added a version of this technique to my blog Another Chance To See.

    I'm trying something slightly different by using 10 images and providing links to my top 10 hot-posts through the images. My code looks for keywords in the URL, and uses them to picks the most appropriate starting image for the page, which (with any luck), ties nicely to the displayed ads.

    It's working beautifully in most cases, most obvious being the
    dolphin,
    gorilla,
    rhino.
    Other images work as well.

    For the Index and Archive pages, I'm displaying random pictures, to add a bit of variety and freshness.

    It's definately a work-in-progress right now, and I will be tweaking my keyword recognition and images in the next few days to improve it. With a focussed site like mine, it'll be easy for me to maintain because my Hot posts won't change particularly often.

    I'll see what effect it has on my CTR and report back in a week or so....
     
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    Solicitors Mortgages Well-Known Member

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    #154
    just one quick question <OT>... did you make the 'frog' flash game?
     
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  15. www.AmCy.org

    www.AmCy.org American CyberSpace®

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    #155
    I am suffering here: my baby girl doesn't want to sleep and she's crawling all over my keyboard and sending my computer into "Standy-By" mode every 5 minutes or so. But I have somehow managed to get the AS image couping going on my student loan consolidation website. Comments are welcome!

    AmCy
     
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    NeoGen Writer

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    #156
    Great work AmCy... it is blending very well.

    Other than ads, its actually making the site also lively!
     
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    #157
    Nice site..I like the images above the ads.
     
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    www.AmCy.org American CyberSpace®

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    #158
    Thanks for your comments.

    Yes, the images add some much needed color to the pages, which is a good thing.

    AmCy
     
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    www.AmCy.org American CyberSpace®

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    #159
    Thanks. Yeah, the site is still ugly in certain spots, but I'll work on the cosmetics soon....promise! :D ;) :)

    AmCy
     
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    #160
    Webhost,

    What do you mean by other than ads?
     
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