ponyboy96 - 8:25 pm on Feb 8, 2010 (gmt 0)
From a purely personal perspective, if I arrive at a store with AdSense on it, it tends to put me off the site altogether. It giver me the impression they are not there to sell me something, but are there to get me to click on the ads. I never click on the ads, and more often will simply leave the site and not return.
I understand what you are saying here and I tend to agree. I'm going to test a combination of banner and text ads to see which one converts better. I'm thinking the banner ads will be less intrusive since most of the major manufacturers advertise. It may even help to support the site and make it appear as more of an authority to the customer. It would be very nice if I got an increase in sales and a bump from ad revenue.