| 3:33 pm on Oct 25, 2008 (gmt 0)|
I hear what you say. After the first week, I took them off my site. They just don't pay!
| 6:56 pm on Oct 25, 2008 (gmt 0)|
people don't click on image/video ads because it's a different business than text ads: visual branding vs textual information. publishers have to get paid a premium for the visual impact. as long as google doesn't separate the bidding process completely for ads that serve different purposes it will never work out. i wonder why no one at the plex realizes the issues since years. it's basic marketing.
| 9:21 am on Oct 26, 2008 (gmt 0)|
Seems not all experiments have good results
Adlinks: extreme good earnigns for the small space
Referrals: Goold terminated the program
RSS feeds: I terminated the experiment
for mobile: the discussion shows, not the big money
video: seems also no great success
| 10:29 am on Oct 28, 2008 (gmt 0)|
Have the videos at last other effects?
I mean something like more page impressions per visitor
More repeating visitors
Something, that a visitor views more pages and has so the opportunity to click more ads
| 2:00 am on Oct 29, 2008 (gmt 0)|
|Have the videos at last other effects? |
None that I notice in the logs.
| 2:35 pm on Oct 29, 2008 (gmt 0)|
Finally, I took the video units off. I first put them at the end of an article and I did see somewhat more targeted videos but they made no money at all. Then I tried the 160X600 unit in a sidebar and to my shock now all pages showed the same set of videos. Still no money.
Google, this has been a disaster for publishers. You need to come up with something more clever.
| 11:55 pm on Oct 30, 2008 (gmt 0)|
I tried them. Gave up. I wanted to pick my video absolutely.
For example, i might have a page about how to train your cat to walk on a leash.... and i get a video about the problems of feral cats?
I need to be able to choose the video where someone demonstrates how to train the cat.
And I need complete control over adsense colors.
and I need the adsense to appear to the right of the video, not above it.
In the end, I have instead gone with google videos, and then affiliate product links beside them that match the video.