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Radio Website And Adsense
Can Google Ads open in a new window

 8:14 pm on Jan 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

Ok guys Im about to launch a website with radio station live streaming feeds but I am worried that the Google Adsense wont be cost effective and the revenue will lead to losses.

My biggest issue is that when people navigate to say widget radio FM and start listening that the Google Ads on the page will navigate them away from the page and then stop the feed.

I have added Google Coop searches for Real Estate and other items as well that would yield high paying ads but still I need to know if I can prevent the page from navigating away.

Can someone help with this?

Also one other question, is there a code that allows the the page to reopen immediately also is that against the terms of Google Adsense.


Jordo needs a drink

 8:46 pm on Jan 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

Why not open the player in a different window, leaving the original window intact. The listener won't feel like their stuck to that page that way.


 8:57 pm on Jan 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

Having the original page reopen immediately doesn't sound any different in practice from opening the links in a new window - thus, not allowed.

The problem here is that advertisers expect their clicks to open in the same window. Clicks that open a new window are perceived as inherently less valuable. They want control of that window for the same reason that you're trying to hold on to it.


 9:11 pm on Jan 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

Unfortunately, the only thing you can do is open the player in a new window and have a link on it saying 're-open mywebsite.fm', which would fire a duplicate copy of the parent. This way, when the google ads are clicked, the player stays open, and the user has an easy way of getting back to your website.

Altering the google code in any way is against the TOS.


 9:46 pm on Jan 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

Fuzzy I see what you are saying. However would it not be neat to have the ads open elsewhere. Bad Google.

But does anyone have experience with this. You see I will be paying based on bandwidth which brings me back to my original post, once a window pops up then the browser will use all that bandwidth and I wont even get a click.

This is possibly a bad idea for adsense isnt it. I think I will try and use a CPM model that might work better. But is it illegal to use adsense in popups?


 10:40 pm on Jan 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

I think it's time to read the TOS.


 11:52 pm on Jan 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

This may be a case where Adsense just isn't suitable for the type of site you're launching. Maybe targetting local advertisers direct would work better for you?

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