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Stumbleupon traffic: Okay for adsense?

Discussion in 'AdSense' started by the phil, Jul 17, 2007.

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    One of my websites' traffic is predominantly from stumbleupon. Would any problems arise from adding adsense to this site?

    From what I understand, myspace-heavy traffic is looked down upon by Google, but I'm not sure about stumbleupon traffic.

    Thanks!
    SEMrush
     
    the phil, Jul 17, 2007 IP
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    Big0ne Well-Known Member

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    So far Stumbleupon is not paid traffic is fine.
     
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    Excellent, thank you.
     
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    I'd still double check with Google if you can. If you're getting 50 uniques a day and suddenly receive 1000+ visitors in an hour because someone stumbled your site, Google might look into it. You'd most probably receive a very generic response, but at least it'd be your proof to Google that you asked beforehand (incase something happened to your account).
     
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    ya, its all good, but most people report that bookmark sites dont convert well, so you may want to work on the seo traffic a little.
     
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    Ponynugget: The site currently has no ads on it.

    Related question: Would google think it's odd to add ads to a site which already receives a good amount of traffic? The site has never had ads (of any flavor) on it before.
     
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    Absolutely not. So long as all the traffic is genuine, it's fine. :)
     
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    Excellent :)

    Thank you.
     
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    SU traffic is OK.
     
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    in fact it is ok but some of us - also i am included to them - is observing the earnings from adsense for stumbleupon traffic hits. it seems as a little bit lower.i cant find any reasonable answer but it seems so. pls you observe too. then all of us will share the ideas.
     
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    I'll report back with my findings, but I don't have a control for this. This site hasn't had ads before, and it's primary source of traffic is stumbleupon. As traffic becomes more organic, however, I will attempt to differentiate between the stumbleupon traffic and organic traffic, likely through the use of different channels, selected server-side based on referrer URL.

    It will take some time before organic traffic is enough to be of statistical relevance, however.
     
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    Janissary Well-Known Member

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    SU traffic is OK ;)
     
    Janissary, Jul 17, 2007 IP