HuskyPup - 1:11 pm on Jul 27, 2011 (gmt 0)
Personally, I would like to see the whole Adsense forum shut down, and renamed Website Monetization.
Whilst I empathise with your ideas for many of us we have no option, it would be like saying don't bother with Google search, let's focus on the other search engines.
Some niches, like mine, clearly do not have enough traffic, and most unlikely ever will have, to financially justify an ad marketing department therefore AdSense/Google is that department. They are, in general, trusted by advertisers, publishers and consumers alike and trying to get potential new advertisers all around the globe to use something/someone new in small, niche markets would be a herculean task.
I know I look at things differently since I am not a traditional publisher, I am a relatively expensive product manufacturer who gives people within my trade the opportunity to advertise on our niche product sites which allows them to target their own country/target market(s).
What I find amazing is that my click volume is now, basically, 10% of what it was a few years ago...ad blindness is one thing, I just can't help feeling it's something else as well, maybe people have their preferred suppliers selected/already in mind, and just can't be bothered to search or click on ads any more?