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One of my sites is in a relatively small niche. Since its creation, it has always received ads that are relevant to my niche's general industry, but never totally spot-on.
I go to Google, do a search for my niche's primary keyword, and there are 8 totally relevant ads on the right that I'm sure would perform fantastically on my site. This leads me to question #1: If there are ads appearing along side a Google search, does that mean those ads could also appear on my site?
If yes, (question #2) how do I get those ads to appear on my site? I've expiremented a lot with section targetting, but it never delivers ads like the ones I see in the search. Should I try to email AdSense? Should I try to block my current advertisers and see what happens?
Thanks in advance.
there are 8 totally relevant ads on the right that I'm sure would perform fantastically on my site
If that's true, then why don't you already have a relationship with those folks? Is there no opportunity for:
If you form a relationship with someone, then they at least know you exist, and you raise the odds your name will come up when they are reviewing their marketing campaign.
And, of course, you would not talk to them about any Google ads or links displayed on your website, since the AdSense TOS has an extremely narrow injunction against that precise topic of conversation.
however, it won't solve your original problem with adsense ads that are missing the mark.
it's possible that your section targeting doesn't include either enuf keywords, or the correct keywords... i have also seen pages that were cluttered with so much frontpage junk that it's a wonder any of the keywords get found.
try locating your keywords near the top of the page with css; as in, the text paragraph gets seen by the bots before the majority of the page does.