azn_romeo_4u - 4:53 pm on Oct 27, 2011 (gmt 0) [edited by: azn_romeo_4u at 5:02 pm (utc) on Oct 27, 2011]
I have 5 ads above the fold on a 800x600 design. I have 2x traffic, since last year when panda was initiated. Currently getting XX,XX.X traffic daily.
I don't know if ads have an affect or not, but for my site it doesn't seem so.
Edit. To clarify about the ads. 160x600, 336x280, 2 link units. Then 1 728x90 from Valueclick at the very top.
Edit. Okay just checked my site coding. I forgot that in January or something, I recoded the site so that the advert codes are at the bottom of the coding, but using CSS they overlay above the fold.
So maybe that did have an affect on my site. I did it because I wanted my site to load first rather than have the ads load first. Also CTR increased 2x is one I noticed also. Hope this helps someone.
[edited by: azn_romeo_4u at 5:02 pm (utc) on Oct 27, 2011]