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What are Some Alternatives to AdSense?
Who should we consider to replace Google AdSense?
donelson




msg:3469180
 4:21 pm on Oct 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

Sigh. I guess it was a good run.

Since the end of July, our AdSense earnings are 1/5th of our 3-year average.

We have six websites with AdSense displayed, with a total of around 4,000 visitors per day. Those numbers have dropped around 10% since the end of July, so it's not a lack of traffic.

What it is, mostly, is the reduction in the click-value we are receiving. It's now an average of only 1/4 of what we used to get.

And our click-through rates are slightly lower (4% rather than 5%) on average for all our sites.

So, it must be "Smart Pricing" I guess. Well, Google will just smart publishers over to their competitors, I guess.

Who should we consider to replace Google AdSense?

Thanks

 

greatstart




msg:3469194
 4:32 pm on Oct 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

So, it must be "Smart Pricing" I guess. Well, Google will just smart publishers over to their competitors, I guess.

I hate smart pricing. The 1st day of this month was good as far as price per click, since then it has been dropping. Every month it does that. I get a few good days in a row with decent pay per click, then a long streak for at least a week with very low pay per click. It can take 2 to 3 weeks to recover, then it drops back again.

This is not something you would ever want to depend on for your main income source as far as paying bills, food, etc.

I only use it for additional income to help out with all my expenses that have gone up drastically.

I will hang in there as long as I can, or until I find something more stable.

AussieWebmaster




msg:3469268
 5:39 pm on Oct 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

Yahoo Publishing is okay... have you gone through it all... dropped site matching... worked on the content and title tags etc. to tighten delivery... remember of you have regular users they have all seen what Google has presented... after seeing a banner 5 times it becomes invisible - so too text ads - though subtle blending can improve things.

I would do a little more tweaking... make sure the top box is seen by Google as the top box and has not given your top cpc ads to a lower position on the page because of the html.

donelson




msg:3469436
 9:18 pm on Oct 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

I have some server-side ads above the AdSense.

Would that affect my value-per-click?

Web_speed




msg:3469589
 1:24 am on Oct 5, 2007 (gmt 0)

Some of the alternatives i am using

1. Yahoo (OK)
2. Chitika (doing OK on various product review pages)
3. CBprosense (Doing great set in addition to the above)
4. Fastclick/valueclick (Great pay per impression filler)
5. Direct affiliate links + direct advertisers

donelson




msg:3470783
 6:11 pm on Oct 6, 2007 (gmt 0)

Thanks.

Yes, it must be "smart" pricing.

Since when does a robot understand quality? Our sites are very high quality, but use a lot of Flash content, which text robots certainly can't understand.

Very frustrating.

Do those other Ad systems have min visitor numbers to be able to sign up?

chocorol




msg:3477992
 4:56 pm on Oct 15, 2007 (gmt 0)

Wow sastro! if only I had the 3 million impressions you have in one month, I would be making near 100K with adsense alone (without considering affiliates).

Someday, soon...

chocorol




msg:3478001
 5:05 pm on Oct 15, 2007 (gmt 0)

Oh!, I made my math wrong.... anyway, I'd still be making a lot with that kind of traffic

sastro




msg:3478006
 5:13 pm on Oct 15, 2007 (gmt 0)

But how?

chocorol




msg:3478286
 10:26 pm on Oct 15, 2007 (gmt 0)

Well, with AdSense and your 3 million impressions I'd be earning about 10K/month given that I have an eCPM of 3.20.

But affiliate income is usually much higher than AdSense (3x to 8x depending on the niche). That's why I said I'd be making a lot if I had your traffic.

However, I don't have that reach yet, my site is constantly growing at an excelent speed but I'm still playing in the low numbers (about $14/day with AdSense).

dibbern2




msg:3478374
 1:18 am on Oct 16, 2007 (gmt 0)

Smart pricing is manageable.

You need to work on improving the quality of your advertisers. Have you read everything you can on the subject in the AdSense forum?

No one else (in my opinion) comes even close to the quality of the AS program.

BTW, those server ads appear above your AdSense? How many ads are you showing on a typical page?

Quadrille




msg:3478446
 3:41 am on Oct 16, 2007 (gmt 0)

Is there anyone who has voluntarily left Adsense and increased their income with another ad publishing program?

I think we should be told! :)

markwelch




msg:3479033
 5:36 pm on Oct 16, 2007 (gmt 0)

> Is there anyone who has voluntarily left Adsense and increased their income with another ad publishing program? <

This is the $64,000 question, and so far I've never heard any credible claim from anyone that they've earned more money from any AdSense-like program than from AdSense.

webwannabee




msg:3485767
 5:47 am on Oct 24, 2007 (gmt 0)

> Is there anyone who has voluntarily left Adsense and increased their income with another ad publishing program? <

This is the $64,000 question, and so far I've never heard any credible claim from anyone that they've earned more money from any AdSense-like program than from AdSense.

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sticky mail me and I will give you the company. I don't want to be accused of spamming this board and PLUS - I get a tier 2 affiliate payout if you sign up and generate money.

Suffice it to say, that Adsense woke up one day & decided that I was violating their TOS and started giving me a hard time. I switched to brand "X" on my important pages and I make 3-4 times what I made with Adsense. Plus when you start to make them money, you can negotiate a higher comission payout.

Adsense - they never tell you what your % is. For all you know it could be 15%.

I still have adsense on some pages but their payout is skinpy.

What I will say is that this is a publicly traded company & they display at the big Danny Sullivan meetings

Johan007




msg:3491311
 11:10 am on Oct 30, 2007 (gmt 0)

Bold claim just give us the name bud!

:-)

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