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Simple way I doubled CTR

Discussion in 'AdSense' started by SearchBliss, Nov 12, 2009.

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    I found a simple way that doubled my CTR today. I have always had blended ads, good placement, etc. My CTR had lowered over the last month, so I wanted to change it. What I did was simple. The blended Google ads, as we know, are underlined, yet my site links never were. I just didn't like the look...but I "bit the bullet" and changed my CSS to underline them. This worked like a charm...for today. I'll post results as the days progress.
    SEMrush
     
    SearchBliss, Nov 12, 2009 IP
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  2. earticles

    earticles Well-Known Member

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    you may also try using the same color for google links and your site links
     
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    solarpanelsdirect Peon

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    #3
    very great idea!
     
    solarpanelsdirect, Nov 12, 2009 IP
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    #4
    Pretty solid, yet very simple idea.
     
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    cheeky002 Peon

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    #5
    against tos~
     
    cheeky002, Nov 12, 2009 IP
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    turnkeybiz Active Member

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    What you mean? Can't we have underlined links in our sites?
     
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    hendarisman Active Member

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    this is true against TOS?
     
    hendarisman, Nov 12, 2009 IP
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    simple007 Well-Known Member

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    yah you have to change ur ads format time to time to see which performs good .. Congrats
     
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    JessieJames27 Active Member

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    Well I'm looking forward for updates regarding these changes in your site. I just wish you won't be penalize for doing that.
     
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    #10
    Good work. Its not against TOS to have underlined links on your pages!

    It is against TOS to make your ads indistinguishable from the content of your site, it must be apparent they are separate to the main content, either with different shades of color, font size or positioning.
     
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    There is nothing against Google Adsense TOS here. Well done.
     
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    congrats dude.
     
    soniii, Nov 13, 2009 IP
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    congratulation dude
     
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  14. SearchBliss

    SearchBliss Well-Known Member

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    #14
    Just a little update, but first I have to laugh at those who believe that default (underlined) links are agaist TOS. Made my day!

    I started this yesterday and today my CTR is again twice what it was. It is now around 1.0%, which is what it used to be, until it droped to about 0.4%...again, this is whay I made this simple change. I'm quite pleased. :D
     
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    Nice work. Gotta love doubling your CTR.
     
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    Google itself suggest to blend the color of ad with the color of the page text. NOt sure how it can be violation of TOS
     
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    SearchBliss Well-Known Member

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    You're right! What I am doing is not a violation. If it was, everyone would be banned.
     
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    sultanofseo Notable Member

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    #18
    this is a grey area and whether it is within or against TOS is the question. it is true that google suggest blending the ads but they also dont allow any ad code modification. you are not modifying the actual ad code but modifying your css file to do that which means indirectly you are modifying the adsense generated ad code. not sure google has any way to figure that out but if someone reports, there might be an issue.
     
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    underling is not against tos. you can blend your ads to your text. but u can't make look exactly like a google ad. that is why so many people get ban and don't know why.
     
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    SearchBliss Well-Known Member

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    You're way off. I altered my CSS to underline my site's links. It has no effect on the google ads! They are as they were.
     
    SearchBliss, Nov 13, 2009 IP