|Is my older domain harming my main domain's earning?|
Smaller domin getting less important than main website
| 2:24 am on Feb 27, 2011 (gmt 0)|
I have Adsense on two websites and have done for about 5 years.,
Site 1 is still active and is increasingly getting more visitors over that time. It earns most of the money.
Site 2 is now pretty much defunct, but has some archival use, so I keep it live and have left Adsense on there. I haven't updated it for a few months, although I very occasionally add something new.
At one point site 2 was doing very well in the SERPs and earned a decent amount. In fact, even though it had less visitors than site 1, users seemed to click more.
However, over the past year or two, it lost a couple of major inbound links and no longer does as well in the SERPs. Probably quite rightly, but anyway... It probably only accounts for a small percentage of income now, but it's still money ;)
My question is, for 'Smartpricing' or other reasons, should I keep this site live, or could it be harming the earnings of the main site? Adsense appears to work across user accounts, rather than individual domains?
| 2:26 am on Feb 27, 2011 (gmt 0)|
Sorry, I made a bit of a mess of the Title of this thread. Should be "Is my older domain harming my main domain's earnings?"
| 1:52 pm on Feb 27, 2011 (gmt 0)|
In my experience what you're saying is plausible, your smaller, less performing site might be harming your good one.
A few months ago I had to remove (legal reasons) a small, old website and after a few days the overall account CPC raised significantly, after years of being more or less the same.
| 1:45 am on Feb 28, 2011 (gmt 0)|
It's an interesting one. It would be good to be able to view more about individual sites (aside from just using channels), Adsense seems so sitewide centric.
I suppose I could just remove the ads from the smaller site for a while and see what happens. It's just that they were all placed on an individual page basis (before I'd heard about includes). Lots of boring work...
| 1:53 am on Feb 28, 2011 (gmt 0)|
There are several code editors that can find/replace across multiple files.
Search for the google ads code and replace it with empty space. If done correctly should take less than a minute.
| 2:05 pm on Feb 28, 2011 (gmt 0)|
Can you please report back if removing ads from your low performing site increases revenue on your high performing site?
| 7:29 pm on Feb 28, 2011 (gmt 0)|
FWIW All of a sudden, so far this year, my old site is the one holding earning up.
Figure that. Good CTR whilst the newer 10 year old site has appalling CTR.
| 8:03 pm on Feb 28, 2011 (gmt 0)|
I think it can hurt earnings. I had a similar issue with a second site that had very little traffic. I would either remove the ads, or start updated the site to bring it value again.
| 5:37 am on Mar 3, 2011 (gmt 0)|
|could it be harming the earnings of the main site? |
That would be insane, in my opinion, no better than being smart priced because of conversations you have in gmail. What should one have to do with the other? I know Adsense is quirky but that's way out there.