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Everytime I view my own site -- Guess What?

     
12:36 am on Jan 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Everytime I view my own pages the number of adsense page-views increases and my CTR decreases.

The first time it happened, I wrote to Adsense and told them about it, because I thought some poor advertiser's impression rate went way up.

Adsense sort of said: Our technology takes care of all of that - don't worry about it. I thought - great - okay.

But now, I see my CTR going down when I test a new site, and I make ad view impressions.

I test for ad content, functionality, color, look and feel, and all that kind of stuff.

Is there a way to turn off page views generated by my own testing? Or should I not view my own site, to keep the number of "false" page views to a minimum?

12:39 am on Jan 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Does it matter?

The effect would be pretty dilute I would think, except where there is a very low number of impressions anyway.

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The site is new and has very little traffic at the moment.
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I wouldn't worry about it. Your CTR will not look pretty, but you know why so can allow for it.
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Okay - that's what I was doing. I'm new to the Adsense side.

I just thought I'd ask in case I was missing something.

Thanks!

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If u r using Fire Fox, then there is an extension called Adblock which can be used to block the adsense ads. I use it when i am on test more...
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Interesting - Yes I have Firefox - I'll give it a try thanks!
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All my ads are inserted by SSI.
So when I view local, no ads.

I have a special code generation mode for testing called red.

It puts for local viewing

<table cellspacing=0 cellpadding=0 border=0 bgcolor=#FF0000><tr height=$height><td width=$width>&nbsp;</table>

red rectangles instead of the SSI in the code.

So I look on actual ads appearing on my sites only, when I want to check what ads are coming.