MrSavage - 2:54 pm on Sep 3, 2012 (gmt 0)
If I get somebody to buy pizza in my store when the front of my store front and sign says "Shoes By Savage", then those people really really like pizza. Advertisers will likely be getting a S load more impressions (not having to pay) with fewer clicks but those clicks will be better converting. Right? If somebody buys pizza from a shoe store then that's obviously the "quality" traffic Adsense wants from us.
So the answer is that people with sites about A-Z can do well, but people with sites about A are going to suck for the most part?
Whatever the case it's stupid. If your site is about A-Z then local ads make sense and Google should figure that out. However, given the way this works now, shouldn't your site in LA see ads from Dallas if you were looking around Dallas websites lately? Ah but apparently the system is much smarter than that.
So the answer is?
Again if this is such a great idea why isn't it being implemented on search result pages?
To be counter intuitive on this, and this is the opposite of what's recommended, but perhaps blocking every category of ad that isn't related to my site content is a worthwhile experiment? I suppose that's the ultimate control. Then again I'm guessing that means .01 clicks and or blank ad spaces because an ad couldn't be found for that spot.
I suppose the way to get converting clicks is to put an ad in a bizarre spot. Put it in a situation where it doesn't make sense. If a person show interest in that situation and clicks, they must obviously be very interested in that item. There are many real life examples where this system makes no sense whatsoever. If it's so great then of course Google would be using it on their homepage. However, that's not the case. And I would bet 2 nickels that the best converting ads are... on the Google search results. We all know why those are the best converting. I simply can't understand why it makes sense to have irrelevant ads showing on my site and why this is the "new way".