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Do Adsense power packs work?

Pre made web templates for adsense



11:48 am on Apr 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Been reading a website where you can buy say 50 website templates filled with places for google ads, with keywords and all that all done already. Basically you download the templates change to suit your needs.

Surely this will get you banned from adsense - by simply using websites as adsense billboards?

Or does it actually work legally?!


12:05 pm on Apr 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Sounds like a MFA template. At the moment I don't think Google ban MFAs but it's not a good idea.


12:16 pm on Apr 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Why do you say its a bad idea?


12:55 pm on Apr 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Because MFAs are highly frowned upon and from what I have read (mainly on this forum) Google is starting to take action against them.


12:59 pm on Apr 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

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So basically to prevent your site being seen as an MFA you would need to have a site with worthwhile content?

Is that the difference between most websites and a MFA?


1:31 pm on Apr 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

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You do not need worthwhile content to make money on AdSense, but you do need

1. Traffic
2. Reasonable eCPC
3. Reasonable CTR

If you set up your 50 (or whatever) templates, will you get the traffic (especially if they have duplicate copy - you chances of getting them indexed are small).

So to make it work, you need decent indexing, content really does not matter a hoot as long as you are getting decently paying adverts, and the punters are clicking on them.


1:31 pm on Apr 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Just be carefull If you do buy those ready made sites or templates.
Be on the look out for hidden codes etc promoting someones elses site or the originators.

Basically you must go into the guts of it with a fine tooth comb and clean it out and make it unique.

personally I do not recommend them too much,although there are few good genuine guys selling good sites.


1:52 pm on Apr 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Sounds to me if you were going to do something similar to this it would be better to create the sites yourself! Seems less work! I understand though how traffic would be important and one thing I've noticed about the types of templates they supply is that they are on such popular subjects youre competition is high. Isn't the idea to get something on a niche subject?


1:59 pm on Apr 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

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MFA's play upon arbitrage between adwords and adsense. This is an expensive proposition. You need to spend a lot of money driving traffic to your MFA sites. Needs lot of time in selecting cheap keywords and optimising them . There is also no guarantee , you will make money. You could lose money in this process. Most MFA's , I suspect lose money for a few months , before higher CTR or better paying ads start appearing at their MFA sites.


7:15 pm on Apr 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

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If it's just templates and not MFA -- which is what it seems like here -- it may a good deal.

Inserting your unique content in successful templates can be a great way to optimize.

I acquired a site mostly for the domain, but it was converting so well that I decided to apply the same template to one of my better traffic (around 30k visitors a day in peak season for the subject matter) but lousy converting (0.5% CTR) sites. I wish I had only done it sooner as it has led to a sixfold increase.

Not every template works across the board. One of my best -- and one of my worst -- converting sites use the same template. So it's important to note that there is NO perfect universal AdSense friendly template. However, a three step process to AdSense success:

Create - always.
Expand - always.
Optimize - always.

I call it the CEO Method.


7:40 pm on Apr 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

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MFA sites could care less about G traffic. Those sites are designed specificly to rank in MSN and Yahoo. Some people do the ppc to adsense things but very few make money at it. Organic traffic is where you make the big money.


7:45 pm on Apr 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Whats organic traffic?


8:04 pm on Apr 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I did try this a while back. A guy on Ebay was selling 50 "guaranteed goldmine" sites for 25. All of them templates with freebie articles. I put in a maximum bid of 15, and won. I think the bloke was grateful to sell them. Odd that the guy couldn't shift the "Goldmines", or make them work for himself don't you think?

Anyhow, I didn't like the template so spent a while knocking one of the sites into shape. I then put it online and paid for some adwords to see what happened. I got one solitary click on an ad, so financially it was a complete disaster and the site no longer exists.

So my foray into making myself rich with an MFA was a waste of time (as I expected it would be). I felt I was able to use some of the Google earnings to experiment with. Win some, lose some.

If it seems too good to be true, it probably is!

see [en.wikipedia.org...] for an explanation of organic traffic.


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