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June 2008 Optimization Message - tough decision time
farmboy




msg:3665206
 9:00 pm on Jun 2, 2008 (gmt 0)

I didn't get a message from Google in March, April or May. So when one arrived in June, I took notice.

It tells me if I add Referral ads to my site I can increase my income.

About the same time as I read that message, I received an email from a new friend in Nigeria. He has $10 million he needs to park somewhere for a couple of weeks and if I let him use my bank account, I'll get to keep 30% of the money.

I don't know what to do. I don't want to be greedy and do both, but I'm having a hard time deciding between the two.

FarmBoy

 

HuskyPup




msg:3665253
 9:43 pm on Jun 2, 2008 (gmt 0)

He has $10 million he needs to park somewhere for a couple of weeks

That's strange, I think he's fiddling you since he wrote to me that he had $30 million. I'm not so sure about this since I also got an e-mail from the Ukraine offering me $250 million courtesy of a very wealthy Russian oilman.

Should we join forces and find out who's telling the truth?

newborn




msg:3665266
 9:56 pm on Jun 2, 2008 (gmt 0)

Ha you guys aren't even close, today must have been my lucky day, I got news from Arthur MoneyPenny in Nigeria that he has an inheritance of $100 Million but does not have money to pay legal fees to probate his fathers will, for a small contribution of $100.00 he will give me 50% of the inheritance.

Whoopee!

Say goodbye to Adsense and hello Paris!

jimbeetle




msg:3665277
 10:02 pm on Jun 2, 2008 (gmt 0)

From my albeit very brief test of Google referrals and everything else I've heard about it, your new Nigerian friend just might have the better deal.

eeek




msg:3665295
 10:30 pm on Jun 2, 2008 (gmt 0)

From my albeit very brief test of Google referrals and everything else I've heard about it, your new Nigerian friend just might have the better deal.

I certainly haven't seen much of anything from referral ads. They barely get clicked and when they do, they don't convert.

rytis




msg:3665338
 11:32 pm on Jun 2, 2008 (gmt 0)

Sorry folks, today I was notified on winning the Grand Lottery. $300 millions. Anybody in the know of nice island? Friendly climate zone preferred.

andrewshim




msg:3665385
 12:52 am on Jun 3, 2008 (gmt 0)


I certainly haven't seen much of anything from referral ads. They barely get clicked and when they do, they don't convert.

au contraire! oh they do... when someone clicks on my referral ads, USD $300 million is channeled from the United Bank of Nigeria into Google's account and I receive my commision of 20 cents!

LOL! and you guys thought you were earning BIG bucks! Ha!

Visit Thailand




msg:3665407
 1:29 am on Jun 3, 2008 (gmt 0)

I seem to be having problems in bed, thankfully a few companies have a solution for that, too late though cos my divorce is already underway, loads of lawyers around though, and I am not too worried as there seems to be loads of single women just waiting for me. But first I must sell my car, buy a new one, add a few links to my sites, handle all these millions I have just won and am about to cleverly negotiate, give up smoking (although I thought I had already done that), and renegotiate my mortgage I don't have and soon with those millions won't need ........

I do not use GAS referrals but google gave me the same suggestion quite a few times already.

[edited by: Visit_Thailand at 1:29 am (utc) on June 3, 2008]

Scurramunga




msg:3665466
 3:29 am on Jun 3, 2008 (gmt 0)

Maybe we should all persuade our friends from Nigeria to sign up for Google Referral Ads.

andrewshim




msg:3665470
 3:51 am on Jun 3, 2008 (gmt 0)

I seem to be having problems in bed, thankfully a few companies have a solution for that

hmmm I wonder if there's an option somewhere in our GAS control panel to switch on "via*ra effects". Maybe that would add to our earnings size or at least help sustain longer stability.

( i feel a slap on the wrist coming from a mod )

newbies




msg:3665495
 5:11 am on Jun 3, 2008 (gmt 0)

every time I follow g optimization tips, my earnings go down.

potentialgeek




msg:3665570
 8:38 am on Jun 3, 2008 (gmt 0)

The Nigerians are moving on to a new idea. They aren't offering swampland in Florida or the Brooklyn bridge. Now they're emailing offering a free piece of Sahara desert. They say it's really low maintenance. They claim it's more reliable than gold; its value will never decrease.

Hobbs




msg:3665601
 9:40 am on Jun 3, 2008 (gmt 0)

Go for the Nigeria deal, at least a human will respond to your emails and the offer is more dependable than referral ads.

biscuit




msg:3665602
 9:47 am on Jun 3, 2008 (gmt 0)

I got an offer for 230 million from a 'top UK financeer' (sic) who is unaccountably using a yahoo.nl address, perhaps whilst he is getting his dyslexia sorted out over there.

Since I am already making millions from my Google referrals I was able to turn him down.

andrewshim




msg:3665604
 9:49 am on Jun 3, 2008 (gmt 0)

Now they're emailing offering a free piece of Sahara desert. They say it's really low maintenance.

wow! you mean I can own my own piece of desert just like that?

No need to waste time selecting which parts of the desert match my content and find later my desert has got large holes in it?

No need to click and wait for payment in progress?

They just send me my very own piece of desert via email?

whoopeedooo! where do I sign up?

greatstart




msg:3667321
 4:46 am on Jun 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

For some reason, they decided to skip March, April, and May with the Optimization Report.

I saw the message on June 1st:

"Placing more than one ad unit on a page often generates more revenue."

Well, all I can say is I've tried more than one ad unit on a page, and it actually generates LESS revenue!

tabish




msg:3667334
 5:10 am on Jun 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

most funny thread i have ever seen.. very good guys.. lolzz

Atomic




msg:3667351
 6:29 am on Jun 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

Shucks, where did that map go? That was hilarious.

koan




msg:3667355
 6:43 am on Jun 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

Well, all I can say is I've tried more than one ad unit on a page, and it actually generates LESS revenue!

Not trying to be cynical but all these tips seem to be more helpful to google than the publisher. Referals, many ads, no filtering, etc. They usually help get more clicks but the total earnings are down and you lose your visitors to their sponsors.

Powdork




msg:3667356
 6:44 am on Jun 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

i was in the elevator at work tonight. the phone rang. evidently my vehicle's warranty was about to expire, but fortunately could be renewed. i was so amazed they could find me in the elevator, i renewed on the spot.

himalayaswater




msg:3667397
 8:24 am on Jun 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

hilarious thread :D

Bddmed




msg:3667416
 9:05 am on Jun 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

My problems are completely different.

I have to choose between my family and a nice looking girl who is deeply in love with me. I didn't order my special priced enlargement pills (and we are talking 73% discount here!), so she must really be in love.

HuskyPup




msg:3667710
 4:37 pm on Jun 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

She's not the girl wearing the incredible value Rolex watch is she?

She also offered me guaranteed rental on my luxury property investment whilst also advising me how I could earn $10,000 a day working part time.

I reckon she's on to some sort of AdSense scam but, hey, what do I know? The gold I bought from her close friend seemed to be a bargain however now I am having to have debt counselling...she seemed so nice.

Pepito




msg:3667772
 5:32 pm on Jun 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

Is this girl that is being advertising since weeks in my site as a sexy girl?
Is she selling Rolex to pay her Adwords?
I think she is Nigerian

night707




msg:3668307
 10:08 am on Jun 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

Optimization Reports and Referral ads will require a higher quality before they will deserve any consideration.

irock




msg:3668350
 12:00 pm on Jun 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

OMG, r u kidding me?

inactivist




msg:3669862
 5:06 pm on Jun 8, 2008 (gmt 0)

There must have been a manager's status meeting at the 'Plex.. I think it went something like this:


Big Wig (BW): "How is our referral ad program coming along?"

Hapless Program Manager (HPM): "Not so good, BW. Publishers have been slow to adopt them."

BW: "Well, we need to meet our goals for the program. How can we boost adoption rates?"

HPM: "We could incorporate publisher feedback into our program. We've received a lot of negative feedback about conversion rates and ad quality, so it might help if we made an effort to increase the advertiser quality, and give more and better control to publishers."

BW: (echoing a familiar refrain) "That sounds like a lot of work for us, and giving publishers greater control is against our best interests and the interests of our advertisers..."

HPM: "I know, but what else can we do?"

BW: "Isn't it about time we sent out another 'Optimization Report'?..."

HPM: "As you wish, m'lord."


... need I say more?

realmaverick




msg:3670010
 10:38 pm on Jun 8, 2008 (gmt 0)

I've done dealings with both your Nigerian friend and Google. I've found the Nigerian guy to be more honest and reliable and much less likely to try to screw you over. :D

YesMom




msg:3670123
 4:14 am on Jun 9, 2008 (gmt 0)

"I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. I fear something terrible has happened."

Oh, it's just another Google Adsense update/maintenance/optimization tip (fill in the blank).

[edited by: YesMom at 4:24 am (utc) on June 9, 2008]

andrewshim




msg:3670381
 1:22 pm on Jun 9, 2008 (gmt 0)

I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. I fear something terrible has happened.

okay. I admit it. Too much onions for lunch. When I saw how low my earnings were, I accidently let out a long f...........t

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