devotchka - 2:44 pm on Jun 12, 2005 (gmt 0)
hi everyone. i am a total newbie to this site and abit of a newbie to adsense, but I'm hoping this forum will help me gain some insight. While browsing topics I came across some comments about the word "free" being bad to have on your page. I tried finding the topic again to refresh my memory on what it said, but cannot seem to find it now. Anyway, I am wondering if this is common knowledge that the word "free" is bad? Can someone give me some more thoughts or details about this?
My website is a hobby site, which I started about a month ago. I am not trying to live off of it, however, I am a student and I value the small amount that I am making from it so far. Like everyone else I want to ulitize its money making potential as much as possible.
It is a website for free photos for digital artists to download and use. Free is in the url title.. and I use the word free all over my site. It seemed like a good idea at the time, people like things that are free. I figured it would be good for traffic. Any idea if the word "free" has a negative effect on how much ads pay?