| 8:50 am on Nov 4, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Kudos to RobinL :-)
The most interesting thing about that for me is that Google is obviously completely cool about you having 4 websites of very closely related content and linking them together (although the linking has been done in a sensible, restrained way of course).
There must be a fair degree of content overlap between those sites - personally, I would have been a bit worried about duplicate content penalties - but then again, I do tend to be a bit paranoid!
| 10:11 am on Nov 4, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Simply amazing and he is not even 21 years old yet! He probably already accomplished more than the average working person in a lifetime. Very motivational for me.
| 5:52 pm on Nov 4, 2005 (gmt 0)|
He is a she ;)
| 5:58 pm on Nov 4, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Would like to see how chitika performs on those camera sites.
| 6:09 pm on Nov 4, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Here, here... let's see some Chitika over there.
| 6:15 pm on Nov 4, 2005 (gmt 0)|
I just caught the thread claiming that she was still 20. That means she started the site when she was only 12! Stunning achievement -- and it just goes to show that the Web truly is the great leveler.
| 11:35 pm on Nov 4, 2005 (gmt 0)|
>The most interesting thing about that for me is that Google is obviously completely cool about you having 4 websites of very closely related content and linking them together
I also find it interesting that under such close scrutiny they didn't bust her for violating the TOS by having more than 3 ad units on a single page... tsk, tsk Including the home page!
| 12:16 am on Nov 5, 2005 (gmt 0)|
I notice that the lhs menu sky scraper is a long way down the page. On one of my sites this seems to result in a low CTR although this site has very long pages - I would have thought splitting pages into smaller chunks would make sense in terms of keyword targetting and AdSense relevance.
I notice she uses link units, I've been experimenting with these in the same space but have not been that impressed so far.
Just some random comments.
| 3:19 am on Nov 5, 2005 (gmt 0)|
>> having more than 3 ad units on a single page
I would be willing to bet AdSense gave her permission to run more than three, they have done so for some publishers.
| 4:21 am on Nov 5, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Must be nice.
| 11:28 pm on Nov 5, 2005 (gmt 0)|
sounds good. Looking at the sites, they look busy, but forums have too many price grabber ads, which separate 'every' post and have a lot of white space around them. a little annoying, but OK. the 4 sites, with so many ads, must be ca$$ cows. congrats :)
| 12:30 am on Nov 6, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Her middle ad on the home page is wider than a banner, but narrower than a leaderboard. I'm guessing it to be about 600x90. It's showing 3 ads and I would just _love_ to have access to that. It's not one of the ads available to me on the ad formats page, however. :(
Does anyone know about this ad format? I'm assuming it's only available to selected publishers.
| 3:12 am on Nov 6, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Am I missing something?
For all the praise about the Adlink units (and combining them with the banners to draw more attention to them), I didn't see any on Robin's site.
| 5:45 pm on Nov 19, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Hey! I just found this thread, thanks for the support. And for the record, I am now 21!
Hehee, I wonder how much of a benefit we get from those links in the case study to our sites?
| 5:56 pm on Nov 19, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Woohoo! Go Robin!
Have any tips for the rest of us?
| 7:01 pm on Nov 19, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Anyone else here tired link units below leaderboards and seen good results? Looks like G is trying to promote this concept, my experience with link units have not been too good, feedback please?
| 1:33 pm on Nov 21, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Well done Robin, two thumbs up for you and your team.
| 2:16 pm on Nov 21, 2005 (gmt 0)|
I just tried to click on one of Google's links to her site and it doesn't work. Someone forgot to type ht - the href starts out: tp://herwebsite.com
Guess she won't be getting any PR or traffic to that website from Google.
| 6:24 pm on Nov 21, 2005 (gmt 0)|
freedom, thanks for that... I'll email them about that. Those links are important.
I really found a big bump with those under-leaderboard links. I think they perform really well. I also really push borderless ads, they help a ton too!
For us the balance is keep adwords on the page when our internal ad sales team sells ads which pushes google out.
[edited by: RobinL at 6:37 pm (utc) on Nov. 21, 2005]
| 6:26 pm on Nov 21, 2005 (gmt 0)|
As for the alternative format sizes, they let some publishers use those but you need special permission :-) Same for more than 3 ads on a page.
| 6:42 pm on Nov 21, 2005 (gmt 0)|
thanks Robin, best of luck to you.
Anyone else tried links units below leaderboards with success?