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Is labeling adsense ads a must?
thok




msg:4490667
 4:14 pm on Sep 2, 2012 (gmt 0)

Is labeling google ads by terms like sponsored ads a must .. ?

 

martinibuster




msg:4490688
 5:30 pm on Sep 2, 2012 (gmt 0)

That's a good question. Has anyone tested whether adding the words Sponsored Ads or similar wording created better earnings?

More clicks is not the object. In theory those clicking the ads are going to be cognizant that they are clicking ads and more likely to have their credit cards in hand, thus be a better click than a click from someone who is just browsing and not ready to buy.

netmeg




msg:4490695
 5:50 pm on Sep 2, 2012 (gmt 0)

I don't label mine. Never tested it.

martinibuster




msg:4490696
 5:55 pm on Sep 2, 2012 (gmt 0)

I don't label mine either because Google already does it. But I'm wondering whether labeling it will increase the quality of the clicks as well as increase quality clicks, resulting in better earnings.

On the negative side, a reason not to do it is that it might be possible that adding those words will trigger a loss of ranking in Google because what the page is understood to be will be tipped more toward commercial or some other black box reason. Scary, scary!

Thoughts?

Lame_Wolf




msg:4490702
 6:10 pm on Sep 2, 2012 (gmt 0)

That's a good question. Has anyone tested whether adding the words Sponsored Ads or similar wording created better earnings?
I did for about two months to one section of the site. Never generated a click. Removed it and never tested again.
ember




msg:4490705
 6:32 pm on Sep 2, 2012 (gmt 0)

I thought you weren't supposed to label ads because it brings excess attention to them.

Lame_Wolf




msg:4490706
 6:38 pm on Sep 2, 2012 (gmt 0)

I thought you weren't supposed to label ads because it brings excess attention to them.


Place misleading labels above Google ad units. For instance, ads may be labelled "Sponsored Links" or "Advertisements", but not "Favourite Sites" or "Today's Top Offers".

[support.google.com...]

thok




msg:4490715
 7:51 pm on Sep 2, 2012 (gmt 0)

image and flash ads are not being labled by google in every case.

Lame_Wolf




msg:4490720
 8:11 pm on Sep 2, 2012 (gmt 0)

image and flash ads are not being labled by google in every case.
That's their problem, not yours.
martinibuster




msg:4490753
 11:22 pm on Sep 2, 2012 (gmt 0)

image and flash ads are not being labled by google in every case.


Thanks for noting that and bringing that fine point into the discussion. Google's opting to not label ads could be a problem for us if they generate low quality clicks, particularly if they siphon off clicks from higher paying ads.

Trueman




msg:4491003
 6:34 pm on Sep 3, 2012 (gmt 0)

I label mine with a small gray "Advertisement" label on top. It's necessary by law in some countries.

ThatsBoBo




msg:4491290
 4:02 pm on Sep 4, 2012 (gmt 0)

I never lable or mention my ads in any way. I pretend like they are not even there.

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