Msg#: 4498317 posted 2:35 am on Sep 22, 2012 (gmt 0)
Was it general email or sent by a rep telling which ad to put where on which page. I got an email earlier this year, and followed his advice(actually after second email). Now when I look at the ad performance of this year, the RPM has climbed up. In my case the rep advised to pull the top leaderboard down (so say on 1280x800 it's right at the bottom of the screen).
Msg#: 4498317 posted 3:18 am on Sep 22, 2012 (gmt 0)
Yeah, I've gotten good advice from the AdSense team to from time to time. This time wasn't one of the general messages, but not one of the screen shot messages either. I pretty much ignore the real general messages.
I actually thought the change might work on those pages, but now I'm glad I tested it on a limited number of pages. That layout does work pretty well on another section of the site, but it's been in place on that section for years.
The difference in the pages is the specific type of content. But both are info type destination pages.
The pages where this layout works for me almost always have other outbound links for further info.
The pages where it didn't work for me are "last stop" destination pages without any other outbound links.
By "outbound links" I mean links that take the reader away from my site, not in site navigation links.