---- October 2013 AdSense Earnings and Observations
explorador - 8:07 pm on Oct 19, 2013 (gmt 0)
MHes: keep reading that advertisers tend to shy away from appearing on the custom search, thus revenue is very low. Anyone have success with the custom search engine?
I built mine. There were some discussions about this and I can't afford to comment on every single detail because I would bore you. I removed custom search because it showed too much noise, I had clicks and thus revenue but every single click was from someone who didn't fully find what they were looking for on my website and worse: it meant they walked away, those click are more than often exit points. So, coming back to the "threads", we should take care of not allowing too many exit points, many ad clicks in fact are just that.
So I removed custom search to close that door. The results have been encouraging because earnings when down a bit and then up, traffic and readers are more stable now in that sense. Besides I tried custom search and I didn't like it from the user point of view, too many nonsense in my opinion. The tech part? if you have a good CMS chances are custom search engine is not too difficult, if not then you can install a third party tool or build your own. I implemented mine because it was easier to search the database instead of indexing the site. It's not perfect but I'm happy with it. Happier than using custom Google Search.
** Respectfully I believe some are loosing the point. Any info is useful for dealing with G Adsense, from (A) people making big bucks to (B) people making less: you don't know when you are going to end up in group B so it's better to stay alert and if you end up there, you better be informed in advance. I won't discuss discrimination of information, that's a personal choice but wise people listen more.
Compare how some members look at their stats and traffic: very closely taking in count little details (there are plenty of posts showing this approach) and get familiar with those nicknames... then when other discussions ring a bell remember it's not just their nicknames, it's also how they deal with information, there are diff experiences here so I suggest we all be more respectful and avoid off topics.
In short: I suggest we take a look more carefully to posts before discriminating them.