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AdSense or Affiliate Links

What would you do?



4:12 pm on Jan 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I'm setting up a new web site that is a consumer review, buying advice type site.

There are several good affiliate merchants that would work well with the theme of the site.

AdSense would work, too.

I suppose the only way to really determine which would work best is to test both.

Which would you choose?


4:45 pm on Jan 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member

i do both.


7:18 pm on Jan 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member

Adsense on low converting pages and also where the product value is < $50. Affiliate links on the rest.



1:48 am on Jan 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

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You don't need to make a choice. Do both.


2:08 am on Jan 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Just test both and see... :)


2:44 am on Jan 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

Some of my best-performing review pages, with links to Amazon, are also my best-performing AdSense pages.


9:12 am on Jan 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

Warning newbie posting... relating to Gabby's comment. As a retail user of websites I have always found that the way things are presented works for me. If either Adsense/affiliate link are presented professionally and in synch with the site then I would go and have a look.

Am I the only 1 to think like this or are there others?

Small Website Guy

6:45 pm on Jan 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Using both on your website is better than not using either.

I have found that direct links in your text to affiliate sites works best. Adsense ads come in second. Banner ads from affiliate sites perform the worst.


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