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High CTR - Should I be worried?
tongpo




msg:3898154
 11:10 pm on Apr 22, 2009 (gmt 0)

Well the traffic to my web site is growing and a few of my pages are getting a CTR of over 50%. I have checked the TOS etc and nothing im doing seems to violate it.

The pages are for widgets in certain countries. So a user will type 'widgets in japan' and they will land on my page which lists all widgets available in japan with the adsense underneath the listings, if there are no listings, the adsense appears close to the top of the page underneath a line of bold text informing users no widgets in japan have been listed on the web site. After the adsense code is quite a bit of information about widgets and japan so the pages have plenty of relevant content.

Im just a bit worried such a continuous high CTR. Should I be?

 

netmeg




msg:3898169
 11:25 pm on Apr 22, 2009 (gmt 0)

High CTR in itself won't get you in trouble - but it might get you flagged for some kind of a manual review, so as long as your 150% sure your site is completely and thoroughly in compliance with TOS - shouldn't be a problem. But if there's even the slightly little thing that might be kind of on the edge - get rid of it.

BillyS




msg:3898210
 12:19 am on Apr 23, 2009 (gmt 0)

You shouldn't be worried unless you're sending junk to those at the receiving end of the clicks.

tongpo




msg:3898239
 1:53 am on Apr 23, 2009 (gmt 0)

Thanks for the replies. Dont think I have anything to worry about, checked and double checked im adhering to TOS, Ill no doubt check and double check again. Traffic is quality. It has been a long hard slog getting to this point but it looks like its certainly going to be worth it :0)

farmboy




msg:3898247
 2:07 am on Apr 23, 2009 (gmt 0)

...if there are no listings, the adsense appears close to the top of the page underneath a line of bold text informing users no widgets in japan have been listed on the web site. After the adsense code is quite a bit of information about widgets and japan so the pages have plenty of relevant content.

Do you know what percentage of your clicks come from these pages? I don't mean to alarm you, but my visual on the above seems a bit SPAMMY/MFA.

Different people here will have different opinions, but I would probably leave AdSense off those pages or do whatever I have to do to get some Japan widget listings ASAP.

FarmBoy

ken_b




msg:3898273
 3:38 am on Apr 23, 2009 (gmt 0)

if there are no listings, the adsense appears close to the top of the page underneath a line of bold text

I seem to recall two areas where you may be close to the line, if not a bit past it.

Double check the TOS again, looking for references to not putting ads directly under headlines, etc.

Also look for references to putting ads on empty (meaning no listings) directory style pages.

I could be wrong, but I think you may well be on thin ice.

acac




msg:3898414
 8:44 am on Apr 23, 2009 (gmt 0)

You should be worried ... that you don't get robbed while depositing the fat check in your bank ;)

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