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Not sure if this should be in Google News or adwords. I guess this forum should really be the one for AdSense questions as it's about advertising.
Also, it seems that the site hangs in IE. Mozilla ( as usual ) works perfectly so use that.
Unlike the exising content targed ads you do not need 20 million visitors to put these ads on your site.
I did experience one time where for some odd reason the banner tried to load first and things were a bit weird. But like I said. I server at least 20,000 a day without any problems.
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My site was a classifieds hobby site, I wanted AdSense adverts about the hobby, not the classifieds provision - all sorted now.
It's a great source of extra $$ for hobby webmasters who don't want to chase down advertisers, and the ads will be really relevant because it's drawing from such a large pool of advertisers.
Thank you for your input, GG.
I have been supporting (on my own) quite a few hobby sites as well as non-profit, public-service sites on several highly focused subject areas that I deeply believe in. On more than one occassion, I had considered banner exchange to support these sites, but was reluctant to do so considering the options that were available thus far. With Google supplied content Ads, I felt comfortable enough to actually showcase an Ad on my sites -for the very first time. I am keeping my fingers crossed...
So all the people who were asking about how to run content-targeted ads and who didn't have a huge site: Now's your chance! Give it a try. :)
Well, I did take it for a spin on some of my non-profit/hobby sites, and for the most part it's looking good. :)
I see a need for G to supply Ads that are better targetted. I am hoping that as y'all fine tune Adsense Ad targetting algo, this will get ironed out fairly soon.
Will these Ad Sense clickers be as likely to buy? Afterall, the people clicking on the AdWords ads were actually SEARCHING for that product or keyword, whereas the people clicking on the AdSense ads are just browsing a site that has relevant content. They are not as hot a prospective buyer.
I've disabled my AdWords ads from running on AdSense content sites. I am an affiliate, so I barely make it with the hottest prospects - AdWords people who are actually searching for my product or keyword. I don't think I will have as good a conversion rate with AdSense "browsers."
People who see AdWords on content pages may be better prospects than users who click the AdWords on SERPs. Why? Because, in many cases, they found their way to those content pages via search. In a sense, they're prequalified, because they cared enough about the topic to click through to a content page and then click again on an ad.
AdSense banners or skyscrapers also give you a second chance to reach the people (a) are so focused on search listings that they never even notice the AdWords on a SERP, or who (b) want more information before they buy.
Let's say that John Doe is searching for information on laser nosehair removal. He enters "laser nosehair removal" in Google, sees an article from Nasalbeautymagazine.com on the SERP, and clicks through to the article. At this point, you've lost him if your only ad was an AdWord on the SERP. But if you've also got an AdSense ad at Nasalbeautymagazine.com, John may click on it after the article has convinced him that laser nosehair removal is safe, effective, and likely to make him more attractive. What's more, if he does click on that content ad, there's a better chance that he'll buy your Nasal Laser II Hair Remover than if he'd clicked on your SERP AdWord in a search for information.
If Google content ads have received a bad rap, it's probably because Google first used AdWord content ads on large corporate partner sites that weren't targeted to specific user interests. To use an example that I mentioned in another thread, an AdWords digital-camera ad on a HowStuffWorks page about digital-camera technology isn't likely to be as effective as an AdSense digital-camera ad on a site for photo enthusiasts. Similarly, a "London hotels" AdWord on a Weather Underground forecast for London isn't going to generate as many sales as a "London Hotels" AdSense ad in a travel article about London.
Content ads can be highly successful when they're used in targeted media. Q.: Why do you think mail-order advertisers run multi-page ads in the back of POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY every month? A: Because targeted "content ads" work.
Yes, very good points. I may need to re-consider trying my AdWords ads on AdSense sites. Perhaps these AdSense clicks WILL actually be more pre-qualified buyers than the AdWords clicks, if they were in fact "searchers" for your product to begin with and just went to a content site first for info before buying. Good points.
And thanks for advising that the early tests with our AdWords ads on content sites were served up to not-so-targeted sites. AdSense sites should be more targeted.
Just out of curiosity, do AdWords advertisers have a specific "AdSense" option, or are AdSense and corporate partner sites all bundled together under a single "content sites" heading?
There is no seperate check box, so I gather they are bundled under a single " content sites in Google's network" option...
Have any of you noticed that AdSense ads significantly slow the loading of the pages on your site?
There's one issue I experienced, but I have no idea how unique this issue is.
On one computer, using win98SE MSIE 6 (with all relevant updates), Google AdSense chokes the page. No display of anything under the ad location or within the table containing the ad. The problem repeated on five sites known to use AdSense.
However, I was unable to repeat the problem on another computer, and others who also tested some of those sites found no problems. Also, on the problematic computer, other browsers (Opera 6, for example) had no problem.
So the problem may be profoundly isolated, but since it happens to me, it may happen to others as well (especially since I've no idea what combination of factors cause the problem).
"Does size matter?"
-- If my new niche site began with, say, just a dozen pages, would G even consider me for AdSense if I applied? If not, what's a minimum size G would consider for AdSense acceptance?
-- If the site begins, as it must, with very small readership, would G consider me for AdSense? If not, what's a minimum readership G would consider acceptable for inclusion in AdSense?
Yours, hoping one day to live large,
I hope Google will consider omitting religious and political ads from AdSense, or giving us a better way to filter them out. Otherwise, everything looks great, and I'm delighted Google is offering this to smaller publishers.
You can go to your Adsense account, click on "Advanced Options" and filter out sites you do not wish to see.
A general observation re the apparent rules about not having any other text ads on the page you show Adsense ads. I went through a lot of trouble to make my pages compliant with this but I notice that a lot of big sites (like TheRegister) seem to have Adsense ads and text ads on their pages.
I added a second site to the filter, but its ads also continued to appear on my site days later! So much for AdSense's "robust filtering tools."
I wrote to Google over the weekend and am hoping for a reply soon.
My first day on AdSense was yesterday and the results were, let's just say, AdSense been berry, berry good to Paul. I was impressed. Let's see how day two goes! Can this continue?
Just my 2 cents.