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Sending Adwords traffic to Adsense

Discussion in 'AdSense' started by Bob Taco, Apr 8, 2008.

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    I tried adding Adwords SM to my lineup (MSN, Yahoo, Contextual, etc) and the first day, the profits were massive. I had a "great" score on adwords and drove about $50 worth of clicks to my site, resulting in $100 in revenue - very nice. But then the following day I was hit with a "poor" Adwords quality score, and, EVEN WORSE, my price per click on Adsense fell by 50% a click compared to what I had been getting for months and months using other SEM sources. I guess Google does not want people arbitraging Adwords to Adsense. Since I stopped running on Adwords, my price per click has recovered to the normal, high price I was getting before.

    Does anyone here know much about how Google pays out according to what the source is?

    For example, I notice that SEO clicks coming to my page directly from a Google search get me about DOUBLE the price per click that I get from SEM-driven traffic.

    Any tips, thoughts, pointers?
    SEMrush
     
    Bob Taco, Apr 8, 2008 IP
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  2. scubita

    scubita Peon

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    Hey, thats againt TOS. You cannot send Adwords traffic to Adsense Sites.
     
    scubita, Apr 8, 2008 IP
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    pipes Prominent Member

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    As scubita points out, its against their TOS, im glad ive read about this too over the last few days, to prevent me from making this mistake.
     
    pipes, Apr 8, 2008 IP
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    angilina Notable Member

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    We are not allowed to use adwords for adsense sites :confused:

    Are you sure? Can you show us any source of this information?
     
    angilina, Apr 8, 2008 IP
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    rustyc Active Member

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    They increased my adwords PPC to $10.00 after I put Adsense there. They keep dodging my questions about it though. Would it be better to put the campaign on Yahoo and arbitrage the adsense, or get rid of the Adsense? Any thoughts?
     
    rustyc, Apr 8, 2008 IP
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    coollokesh Banned

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    Better try any other PPC
     
    coollokesh, Apr 8, 2008 IP
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    christian231 Active Member

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    I have a couple Adword campaigns set up that send traffic to sites that are also showing Adsense ads. They're not MFA sites, but they do have google ads showing. I couldn't find anywhere in the TOS that this was not allowed. It doesn't always work out so you make money, but I don't think it's against the rules.
     
    christian231, Apr 8, 2008 IP
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    scubita Peon

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    Guys, although its not written anywhere in TOS that you cannot send Adwords traffic into ADsense pages, Google see it as "invalid clicks" on Adsense ads, if they occour.

    That way, your account can be terminated. And you don't want that, do you?

    Adwords arbitrage anyone?
     
    scubita, Apr 8, 2008 IP
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    You risk to have your account suspended, read the Adsense TOS!!!
     
    nethelp, Apr 8, 2008 IP
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    Proximity Banned

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    Adwords works better on product selling sites
     
    Proximity, Apr 8, 2008 IP
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    poshswinger Active Member

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    I think the drop of earing per click is regardless of the source of traffic. Maybe there are some reasons else to have such negative impact.
     
    poshswinger, Apr 8, 2008 IP
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    sultanofseo Notable Member

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    its arbitrage and i don't think its in the TOS yet, but google has been banning publisher accounts lately for this kind of business model. no solid proof anyone can provide, but i would suggest you not to do it. better be safe than sorry
     
    sultanofseo, Apr 8, 2008 IP
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    addlinkurl Well-Known Member

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    it's not against TOS. just do not lie on your adwords keywords.
     
    addlinkurl, Apr 8, 2008 IP
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    It seems to me that adsense will draw people away from your site and pays relatively little compared to selling a product.
     
    rustyc, May 6, 2008 IP