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I can not find it out, because I can not Russian.
But I discovered the words MLM and have seen several english MLM ads in Your ad block.
Do You want to promote MLM with Your web site?
In this case, my advice is a problem,
because I have around 100 MLM addresses in my URL filter to stop them showing up on my sites.
I stoped MLM ads, because I think they lower the CTR, because visitors find them as a waste for their time.
But if it's an MLM promoting site, things could be different. I also do not know the situation in Russia.
I myself have clicked an adsense ad less than 5 times in my entire life.
I would guess ad-blindness among the professional community is much higher than among the population at large.
IMO, It takes a certain lack of internet savvy to click adsense. A lot of people think its part of your website.
Russian webmasters are some of the biggest sharks out there, I don't think they are paying much attention to your ads.
How many good pages and advices I could write.
there is big but - my visitors will be mostly professionals and they will never click on crap AD like
"Get rich with adsense in 30 days".
The same story with Suleiman.
Your Russian webmasters:
1. They will not click on ads.
2. They will never convert - because everyone in Russia
wants everything FOR FREE!
A while ago I was also betting on Russian market
and completely dropped all my attempts because of
the nature of Post-Soviet men.
So far I tried to fight smart pricing by:
Increase CTR, smart pricing kicks in
Increase traffic, smart pricing kicks in
Apply tips from case studies, smart pricing kicks in
So basically if you're earning $1 a day, don't expect to increase it, it is like they put a limit on your earnings.
That's my experience so far, and I am sure I am not the only one to experience this. What I am trying now is make sites targeted 100% to US traffic and use YPN on it.
It's still hard to grasp the limit they seem to put on your account, bottomline: more clicks = less revenue. I've stopped optimizing already and begun working on new sites instead.