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3 clicks over 1050 impressions - is it normal?
i dont think so
remigio




msg:1347158
 6:57 am on Jul 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

i've set up adsense on a photography site yesterday.

it has ~300 unique visitors and more than 1000 impressions/day.

the ads are not really in context with photography but they ok with travel photos.

but yet only 3 clicks over 1000 impressions, for a grand total of 0.5 $ :(

it is normal?

 

incrediBILL




msg:1347159
 7:13 am on Jul 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

define normal

joeking




msg:1347160
 7:26 am on Jul 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

Three clicks on unrelated ads from 300 visitors is certainly within the realms of normality.

One day, a few hundred visitors and a couple of clicks is not enough data to make any judgements on how well adsense will perform on your site long term though.

remigio




msg:1347161
 7:38 am on Jul 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

thanks :)

so it's normal, ok.

unfortunately i see no way of putting really focused ADs : it's about cheap photo traveling, but the ads are about 5 stars hotels, expensive cruises, and airline tickets.

the first thing i thought was : and now who's gonna click on this stuff?

unfortunately i dont think that there are many cheap company selling cheap travel acccessories etc willing to spend $ on ADs so this might be the reason.

well let's see the click rate in the next weeks and then i'll make the right changes.

uk_webber




msg:1347162
 8:37 am on Jul 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

Try and focus all the text around what you want to target. If you have lots of photos make sure the alt tags are well targeted but remember why alt tags are there as well.

photo200




msg:1347163
 11:36 am on Jul 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

It is not normal.
Try better targeting by using keywords in metatags and "alt".

shiva777




msg:1347164
 6:25 pm on Jul 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

I think that is a low click ration. I run a health site and regularly get 2.5%-4%. Try fiddling around with placement (top and top right works best for me)

~shiva

webnoob




msg:1347165
 6:29 pm on Jul 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

this is becoming standard-pricing for google.

this was early morning stats:
18,000 impressions, 6 clicks - earnings: $0.05

woohoo!

LizardGroupie




msg:1347166
 8:09 pm on Jul 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

Why don't you test the system by clicking a couple times?

Just as a test.

hunderdown




msg:1347167
 8:19 pm on Jul 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

LizardGroupie, that's not a good idea. The AdSense TOS specifically prohibits it. You can not click your own ads.

Re the original question, I think there are limits to what remigio is going to be able to do--visitors to photo sites are not as likely to respond to ads as visitors to information sites....

remigio, you could try writing a paragraph or two about the pictures on each page, if you are willing to change the focus of your site. Then the site becomes a site where visitors read, and you not only are more likely to get targeted ads--you'll get the visitors reading them.

mottebonk




msg:1347168
 8:32 pm on Jul 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

If I were you I would try affiliate marketing instead of Adsense.

Try to sell a camera or travel accessories or something like that ..

You could try Amazon.com, CJ.

Another new option is Chitika eminimalls (they pay by CPC)

remigio




msg:1347169
 8:59 pm on Jul 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

update! :

today's stats (i don't know when "today" starts for G since i'm in europe, probably means 12 hrs ago)

- 487 impressions
- 6 clicks
- page CTR : 1.2%
- page eCPM : 7.35 $
- your earnings : 3.58 $! :)

----------------------------------------

now WHY so much difference from yesterday?
and with just ~500 impressions?

hope it keep paying like that :)

btw i think you guys are pretty right about Amazon and other PPCs, i'm actually using Adsense in the top with the format "leaderboard" text only but why not putting something else in the footer too?

(no way to put skyscrapers since it would really ruin the design, same for boxes and links).

thanks a lot!

AdSenseAdvisor




msg:1347170
 9:11 pm on Jul 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

Hi remigio -

If you want ads about specific topics to appear on your site, the most important thing to remember about AdSense is that ads are determined based on the text-based content of a page.

You mentioned that your site is about cheap photo traveling. If it is heavily image-based, you might want to try adding more text-based content about the subjects relevant to your site (as suggested by uk_webber). Complete sentences help our crawlers determine the specific context and content of your pages.

Remember that if you change the content of your pages, it may take a week or two before our crawlers revisit your site and begin to serve ads relevant to the new content.

As Shiva777 mentioned, ad placement and integration can also affect click-through rate. The AdSense optimization page might provide you with some ideas that could work for your site:

[google.com ]

Hope that helps!

-ASA

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