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really low CTR

Discussion in 'AdSense' started by shamen, Mar 8, 2012.

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    Hi all,
    Ive got a super low CTR on my blog site, its always been like that and im struggling to wonder why. Of the 39,700 page views in the last 30 days I have had 23 clicks with a CTR of 0.06%. I know some traffic (about 10k) visitors has been traffic that wouldnt click the ads (paid traffic) so not an issue there, but even then, my regular (non paid traffic) monthly visitors are about 30k page views/mo and still a very low CTR. The ad placement is pretty good, though relevancy is very low even though my page is filled with keywords and uses things like the whydowork adsense plugin for wordpress. Ive tried different templates, layouts, ad sizes, placements etc. All result int he same.

    Any pointers or tips? Its rather depressing getting so many visitors but only about £3 a month.
    SEMrush
    TIA
     
    shamen, Mar 8, 2012 IP
    SEMrush
  2. Project Mobius

    Project Mobius Peon

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    #2
    I heard that crap blogs and sites don't make much these days with crap traffic
     
    Project Mobius, Mar 8, 2012 IP
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    If you PM or email me your site, I can take a peek and see if I can help.
     
    Max Bounty, Mar 8, 2012 IP
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    rimshamalik01 Peon

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    #4
    of course i am agree with you
     
    rimshamalik01, Mar 8, 2012 IP
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    Harga Member

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    #5
    That's a ridiculously low ctr. Even if the relevance of the ads is bad, 0.06 is too low for even accidental clicks.

    It's either terrible placement or your ads aren't displaying properly. Would be happy to take a look if you pm'd me the site.
     
    Harga, Mar 8, 2012 IP
  6. JamesColin

    JamesColin Prominent Member

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    #6
    of course don't give us any url or anything else, so we can look in our crystal balls and answer you.. simply optimize your ad placement..
     
    JamesColin, Mar 9, 2012 IP
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    RumpledElf Well-Known Member

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    #7
    One of my sites has a ctr of about 0.06% as well. I just ignore it. Its a forum, it pays its own hosting bills, nothing is going to make it higher. And every now and again I actually get a good ad and I get a flurry of $5 clicks that makes up for weeks of no clicks at all.
     
    RumpledElf, Mar 9, 2012 IP
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    #8
    Even with shockingly bad ad placement you should have a better CTR than that! It must be down to your traffic... really bad quality traffic. Get targetted traffic and you might have a better CTR
     
    Dan2007, Mar 10, 2012 IP
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    dumindushalika Notable Member

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    #9
    Can't tell anything without checking your web site.
     
    dumindushalika, Mar 10, 2012 IP
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    Fkaafka Greenhorn

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    #10
    That is too low. Why dont you try Chitika ?
     
    Fkaafka, Mar 10, 2012 IP
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    config_error Well-Known Member

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    i think its time to stop adsene if thats the case..im sorry
     
    config_error, Mar 10, 2012 IP
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    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    #12
    who do you agree with, and why "of course"
     
    sarahk, Mar 11, 2012 IP
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    #13
    try to some changes in add unit and layout
     
    rajforever, Mar 12, 2012 IP