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What are you using as PSA ads?
Roel

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Msg#: 11535 posted 12:07 am on Jan 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

What you are using as PSA replacement ads for Google AdSense?

I am using some banners, but they are not converting at all. Have tested CJ, primaryads and others without much success.

As I understand it, it is against the TOS to run other context ads in there.

 

dataguy

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Msg#: 11535 posted 12:20 am on Jan 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

I haven't found anything to run in place of PSA's that are worth the time to set them up... I'd love to hear some suggestions.

ken_b

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Msg#: 11535 posted 12:59 am on Jan 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

Nothing. I don't think I get a big number of PSAs, but I kind of like having them show up from time to time.

They fit very well with the thinking of my target audience, so I actually think they are a benefit to me and my visitors as well as to the charity or organization running them.

celgins

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Msg#: 11535 posted 2:13 am on Jan 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

I don't use anything to replace PSA's.

In fact, I'm doing my best to get rid of them so that text ads show up instead.

Jordo needs a drink

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Msg#: 11535 posted 3:04 am on Jan 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

I use CJ to replace them also. A click every now and then, but no conversions.

Roel

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Msg#: 11535 posted 8:59 am on Jan 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

Yeah that's the problem - no conversions on CJ stuff or other banner networks. A few clicks yes, but no conversions.

I actually think that those few banner ads affect my AdSense eCPM negatively. My sites are nice and clean so a colored banner pulls people away from the text-based content and text-based ads on the page.

I assume they look at the ad, then decide "this site is displaying banner ads" and then close the browser window.

I am monitoring how many times PSA are shown, at it seems enough to warrant looking for a good solution for them.

Anyone else some suggestions?

jetteroheller

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Msg#: 11535 posted 9:10 am on Jan 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

120x90 AdLink: nothing, the small search for ad box should bring more than anything, I could use as replacement.

300x250 German: An own ad with some text and 6 small pictures. Works good to redistribute visitors over my sites.

300x250 English: Chitika. So far 1 click at 2000 impressions. A real joke. He! Who in this forum recommended this?

Before, I used Amazon but CPM was very close to 0.

I am just improving the news system on my sites.
So maybe all PSA will contain in the future news about my latest created pages.

After Amazon and Chitika, one more page impression on my own site with an AdSense ad on it can only be more valuabel than wasting the ad space with nearly not converting items.

AlexPAlex

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Msg#: 11535 posted 10:21 am on Jan 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

I Use navigation links of similar adblock size as my alternates to distribute users to other pages of the site.

danny

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Msg#: 11535 posted 10:51 am on Jan 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

I used Amazon as alternates to my leaderboards - fitting four book/author links in each - with AWS used to get listings which are current and match the subject of the page.

miguelito

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Msg#: 11535 posted 11:18 am on Jan 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

strange this topic, i haven't thought about PSAs for months as i have them replaced by a coloutr that blends ib with the background but this morning they have appeared on my main site, even though they have been blocked from there for 6 months now. Google glitch?

Hobbs

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Msg#: 11535 posted 11:40 am on Jan 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

Tried many things but lately I am happy putting Google Referral banner in place of PSA, gives me average one daily signup, looking forward when some of those mature.
Seriously need the Referral banner in Leaderboard size though!

david_uk

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Msg#: 11535 posted 11:53 am on Jan 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

I let the PSA's run. To be honest, I doubt of there are any PSA's on the site - or I've not seen any for a very long time. I don't think it's worth setting up an alternative for PSA's bearing in mind the chances of seeing them are so slight.

Idris

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Msg#: 11535 posted 1:07 pm on Jan 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

I have a rough plan to simply advertise similar sites that I run instead of PSA's (so if you have a site about Blue Widgets, you insert a banner as the alt advert to your site about Red Widgets).

Not sure whether this is a good idea but it's not too hard to setup.

dataguy

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Msg#: 11535 posted 12:14 am on Jan 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

Tried many things but lately I am happy putting Google Referral banner in place of PSA

Great idea, think I'll try this...

Roel

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Msg#: 11535 posted 12:38 am on Jan 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

I used Amazon as alternates to my leaderboards - fitting four book/author links in each - with AWS used to get listings which are current and match the subject of the page.

Is this giving any conversions for you?

I don't think it's worth setting up an alternative for PSA's bearing in mind the chances of seeing them are so slight.

Try putting a counter on your PSA ads, and you may be surprised as to how many are showing, especially on alternative languages.

jetteroheller

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Msg#: 11535 posted 5:57 am on Jan 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

Try putting a counter on your PSA

Counters are toys.

I can watch all my PSA stats in the referer log from my server delivering the PSA for all my sites.

thegreatpretender

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Msg#: 11535 posted 6:18 am on Jan 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

I promote other pages of my site. I created a better but slightly similar image of adsense ads linked to related pages of the site. It helps a lot, especially during the time when your site gets psa when loads the first time. So now, instead of seeing psa, my visitors are being shown a nice image that linked to other pages of the site with adsense as well, of course.

Roel

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Msg#: 11535 posted 8:25 am on Jan 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

I created a better but slightly similar image of adsense ads linked to related pages of the site.

I understood from the TOS that it is not allowed to create something that looks like Google Ads or can be confused with Google Ads?

thegreatpretender

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Msg#: 11535 posted 9:39 am on Jan 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

I understood from the TOS that it is not allowed to create something that looks like Google Ads or can be confused with Google Ads?

I put only one unit ad on every pages of my site, so when the ad replacement is shown, my visitors won't see any other adsense ads. I believe this is different from making the content of the site that would look like adsense ads sitting beside the real one. The image that I created is a big font title of the linked page with nice background and description and no url underneath.

The idea is to refresh the adsense code, because my site is showing psa when load for the first time in different computer. So when my visitor clicks on the replacement ad and goes to other page of the site, there's a chance that adsense ads would show up there.

elsewhen

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Msg#: 11535 posted 11:16 am on Jan 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

collapsable ad units.

Roel

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Msg#: 11535 posted 1:27 am on Jan 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

collapsable ad units

But what do you put in them?

Roel

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Msg#: 11535 posted 4:43 am on Jan 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

Is anyone using Chitika and what are your results with them like?

elsewhen

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Msg#: 11535 posted 8:59 am on Jan 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

collapsable ad units

But what do you put in them?

its not a bad idea to try to monetize all your pages, but sometimes less is more. if adsense doesnt have ads to serve for your page, you can consider letting the adblock collapse. with fewer opportunities to exit that page, there should be an increased chance for your user to explore your site (and hopefully bookmark it etc). if you have good internal navigation, they might visit another interesting section of the site, that should have ads on it.

perhaps it is better to attempt to monetize each visitor... but not necessarily each page.

Hobbs

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Msg#: 11535 posted 9:32 am on Jan 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

Is anyone using Chitika and what are your results with them like?

Tried that, for me Chitika only works well on pages that make good money on Google, so as a Google replacement its useless.

Roel

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Msg#: 11535 posted 1:54 am on Jan 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

but sometimes less is more. if adsense doesnt have ads to serve for your page, you can consider letting the adblock collapse. with fewer opportunities to exit that page, there should be an increased chance for your user to explore your site

I realized this as well, and after trying some things I went back to collapsable ad units as well.

Is anyone using Chitika and what are your results with them like?

Tried that, for me Chitika only works well on pages that make good money on Google, so as a Google replacement its useless.

Right... That seems logical. Do you know if they allow pop-up's/under's with their ads?

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