Test it sunshine.
No reason why you can't run them both anyway. Leave the adsense, but cherrypick the best CJ ads for your pages and stick them up. Test different combinations.
I would drop AdSense. In your situation it's clear that the CJ affiliate programs can make you a lot more money. Imagine that 5 percent of the people might click on the CJ banner instead of the AdSense links, that would already make you a lot more money.
So I would just drop AdSense for a few days and compare the results. You can also try moving AdSense to a less noticeable location (like bottom of your page) to optimize earnings.
Consider the % of returning visitors, too.
If you have a large percentage of them, the novelty of the CJ ads might fade, CTR and revenues might slide.
Just my $.02.
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if you don't mind could you tell me what type of ads ( whether computer, cosmetic, shoe ...) you are placing for the lead. Because i am also using CJ - only on 10 % of pages and also only at the bottom, but i got US $ 52.07 for 18 clicks within 2 days - I got it as a commission for sale and not for lead.
But the problem with CJ is most of the advertisers ( even for sales ) decline our application because of the geographical location ( India). But 50 % of my traffic is from America , Europe and Australia.
if CJ is that MUCH better than adsense for you....you still need to ask our thoughts? buy a calculator
15 clicks is nowhere near enough to base your decision on.
Give it at least a month and see what the average is for each programme.
What is your genre of website and what CJ affiliate is it that pays 10.00 per lead?
>>Consider the % of returning visitors, too.
If you have a large percentage of them, the novelty of the CJ ads might fade, CTR and revenues might slide. <<
I have a very low percentage of returning visitors. about 5% .
I have dropped all the Adsense ads, and have added CJ to all of the pages.
The ad which i displayed is related to Fax.
Keep AdSense, itís great for making money from pages that don't do well with affiliates.
Marketing Guy is right: you need to give it more time.
One specific CJ ad I put up did awesome on the first day. I had like six sales with good commission. Then, for the remainder of the month, I had only one more sale.
When a new ad shows up it gets more attention. When visitors are use to seeing it, things will probably settled down. Give it at least a month.
|Drop Adsense immediately. |
Best advice I've heard, leave more for the rest of us.
Can you run CJ and adsense on the same page -does that violate Google TOS?
Question from a newbie who is looking at PPC advertisers on my website. What is CJ?
Vex... I asked that very question a few days ago and was told that it does not violate TOS to have both CJ and AdSense on same page.
Yea, whats CJ?
CJ = commission junction
i think your right - the policy says something to the effec tthat if it doesnt mimic google your ok.
so now the question is - how does CJ compare to Adsense? i guess this is probably a trial and error thing depending on your site...
any feedback would be appreciated - anyone here using both? or have any opinion on the matter
btw- just some background on me - ive been a web developer for 10 years - i just got into building some portals with adsense - ive done very well in just a few months and I am shifting my entire focus into this market...
It's always going to be true that your commissions will increase as your ads become more targetted. Given a situation where you can target ads to users appropriately, an affiliate network will usually beat out a contextual ad network.
Some of the merchants in CJ you can try for a long time with very little results. Others almost instant success.
When you're successful with one, you should keep quiet and not go around telling which one it is. Many of the affiliates here are already very rich thanks to people like you.
|Question from a newbie who is looking at PPC advertisers on my website. What is CJ? |
CJ is Commission Junction as an earlier member stated.
CJ is one of the larger websites that you can go to for affiliates to advertise on your site. However, they are not PPC. They are Pay per Sale and Pay Per lead.
>so now the question is - how does CJ compare to Adsense? i guess this is probably a trial and error thing depending on your site...
It really depends from site to site. With AdSense each click will result in money, with CJ you can have thousands of clicks and maybe earn only a few dollars.
It really depends on your site, your visitors and the affiliate program you chose. If you have some highly targeted visitors then it will almost always be worth it to use affiliate links. Affiliate links have lots more potential to generate cash than AdSense.