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Why do most sites not follow heat maps?

Discussion in 'AdSense' started by mnymkr, Jul 6, 2011.

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    I see Google has click through heat maps but most good sites put ads over to the right. Which is the best way?
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    mnymkr, Jul 6, 2011 IP
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  2. Mike224

    Mike224 Peon

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    Best for who?

    Having the best click through isnt always what webmasters want. Sometimes you want to keep users on your site for a while before they click away, so they come back / tell other people about your site
    Having the best placed add so that people click it isn't always such a great idea, it depends what you want from your site in the long run.

    If I'm almost forced to click an add on a site,
    I'm probably not likely to revisit it in the future
     
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    Exactly right. My adsense sites follow the heatmap pretty closely but my other sites are more content rich. With these sites there's a few ads along the side bar and maybe within the content but its more important that visitors hang around keeping my bounce rate low.
     
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    The adsense heat map gives a general view on placing the ads on your site. It need not be scrupulously followed and I have seen many people getting a decent ctr even with altered ad positions as against that advocated in heat map. That could be due to differences in the taste and preference of the individual visitors...
     
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    Find your own 'heat maps' is better than what Google suggested.
     
    ryan-isra, Jul 7, 2011 IP