Msg#: 11886 posted 12:41 am on Feb 3, 2006 (gmt 0)
I am not sure if this is normal or if i have set something up wrong, but after seven day i have had well over 1000 page impressions but only 9 clicks. does it take a while for adsense to gain momentum.
The site has been online for 12mths nearly to the day and has been indexed by google daily for the last 6mths at least and we get fair amount of traffic we also add content daily. I didn’t think 1000 page impressions was a big deal so I don’t know if there is a secret to getting that. The secret I want to know is how to get more of those page impressions to convert to a higher percentage of clicks? If you know that secret I would love to hear it.
Radial, are the ads directly relevant to the topic? If, for example, your site is about Aussie rules football or cricket, and you're only getting generic sporting goods ads, that could be part of the problem. Tweaking the content of the pages might help, in that case, or using "section targeting"--look for info on that at the AdSense site.
If the ads are well-targeted, then what about your visitors? Are they coming to the site looking to buy things, or just to get scores and chat? If the latter, you aren't going to get much in the way of clicks.
And here's another thought. Where are your ads? If they aren't on the left or in the middle, where they can be seen on first viewing a page, you won't get as many clicks.
AdSense sometimes works right away. Sometimes it takes some work. Other times it never works. But hopefully one of those ideas wil help.
Well I probably have to look at the pages from a different view I guess as the content is more focused for visitors and not adsense and your right the adds are not 100% reflecting the page topic I will look into section targeting. Also the add placement across the site is leader board on top of the page content and adlinks at the bottom of the content I thought that looked best.