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Tough Time Showing Three Ad Units
the third is never ever shown

Msg#: 12223 posted 6:09 am on Feb 21, 2006 (gmt 0)

well i guess you understand wat this whiny thread is about

is there ani difference in impact when you make image only ad?



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Msg#: 12223 posted 8:26 pm on Feb 21, 2006 (gmt 0)

Hey, take it easy. People are busy.

To answer your original questions:

Ad units will "disappear" if there isn't enough ad inventory. Many people find that having only one ad unit pays the best because that eliminates the lowest-paying ads from your page. And it looks better to boot. So if you can't get all three to show, why not see how it goes with one?

Second, you'll do worse if you select image only, because you will be reducing the number of ads that COULD be shown on your page. If there aren't a lot of images ads in your area, and there actually may be none at all, you will get fewer ads showing.

Best approach is to allow for both text and image ads, and then the best-paying of both will show on your page.

Have you read some of the thread in the forum library? You could learn a lot.


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Msg#: 12223 posted 8:36 pm on Feb 21, 2006 (gmt 0)

if there aren't enough ads that go with your keywords, ads simply won't show up. you can use collapsing ad units to eliminate the white space or PSAs though.


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Msg#: 12223 posted 8:42 pm on Feb 21, 2006 (gmt 0)

About those image ads:
So far I only used text ads because I'm not so thrilled about animated advertisements.
You know, the kind that can give you seizures just by looking at them.

Anyone here that wants to share his/her experiences with image ads?


Msg#: 12223 posted 11:56 pm on Feb 21, 2006 (gmt 0)

well i hate image ads myself but i wanna give them a try it feels like ppl are stopid and dont read text just look at images!

so anyway i try to switch on image ads from time to time but they NEVER EVER SHOW just text links!


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Msg#: 12223 posted 12:23 am on Feb 22, 2006 (gmt 0)

mec, what that shows you is that Google has NO image ads in their inventory for your site's keywords, OR that there are some, but that the bids that go with them are too low to get the ads on your site.

In over two years with AdSense, I have seen an image ad on my site exactly once. Other people, in different subject areas, see them all the time.

For what it's worth, most people find that text ads have a higher click-through rate than image ads. Most surfers have learned to ignore image ads, but text ads, especially if well blended, get a second look. And from that second look, they may realize that they are interested.

In other words, don't worry if you don't see image ads. They may not do much for you anyway.


Msg#: 12223 posted 1:13 am on Feb 22, 2006 (gmt 0)

i hope adsense dont get too big cus then people will learn to ignore text links to!

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