rajivatre - 10:40 am on May 29, 2010 (gmt 0)
Martinibuster, Thanks for the detailed replies. This put me in thinking mode as to what changes I may have to do in my websites. For example I was really trying hard to put proper title and description for the pages, experimenting with long title, short title etc to see what ads are shown and how it is affecting my overall revenue.
(Ofcourse I do understand that "Reader comes first" policy which google emphasizes, but keeping that in mind I was experimenting.)
But if this is the case (ofcourse this may vary from site to site or may be even adsense account to account) then may be I will have to rethink about the overall strategy about trying to get proper related ads for the page and instead concentrate and experiment more on the placement of ads. Because more IAB ads google puts in, there are more and more irrelevant ads on the website anyway. Whatever you do. So then your only option remains is to try and show ads at the proper place.
In short will this go like a newspaper ads?
which most of the time are not at all relevant to the articles written?
It may be relevant to the Reader or Reader group which majorly subscribe to that newspaper but not directly related to the article in the newspaper.
Is this where adsense is moving?
I do understand that this is just your experience this time.
But otherwise, not really.
But being a person who knows adsense well (Should I say expert?) I think this experience has lot of value to it. Also more and more people may face similar experience. In your case you noticed it, in many cases people may not notice it.