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9:01 pm on Jun 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Has anyone seen stats for the site/web search option? I show 1 impression for last night and nothing at all for today. My regular adsense totals have updated a few times so far today so I thought the search should as well.

Issue 2 - My pages started to recently show psa's ( this rarely happens) so I used the preview tool to see what it said and came back with a scrambled screen and scripting error message. Anyone else see that on their pages?

[edited by: clearvision at 9:09 pm (utc) on June 18, 2004]

9:08 pm on June 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I've not seen any updated stats for today at all - normally I've had a couple of clicks by now :(
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Yes, I have from last night. Very minor data, right after I loaded the code.
9:46 pm on June 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I have seen some stats from today for search.
9:54 pm on June 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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ya me too.. it seems that search stats give a higher CTR.
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Or the stats are too delayed to offer enough data to be statistically significant yet, less than 24 hours after the program launched.
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Well, so far high CTR, VERY LOW (and I can't stress that enough) EPC.

To soon for any trend thought.

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I would check your email.

That new notice being sent out saying that code was being generated incorrectly is funny to say the least.

11:57 pm on June 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Chris - I think you are right.

I got a personal email from Google plus the form letter telling me to change the code. I had already read a post here and changed the code before then, but was pleased by the personal attention my two inquiries received. I probably missed out on a days click stats, but my adsense totals are higher than usual (much), so I will get over whatever loss I don't know I missed!

I usually grab an opportunity before the bugs are worked out...risk taker, entreprenuer at heart...the price vs the prize...the price wasn't so high so I went for the prize :)

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Well, so far high CTR, VERY LOW (and I can't stress that enough) EPC.

Hoo boy. I am running the searchbox in a fairly inconspicuous place, just to get some experience with it. So far only two clicks. I won't go into specifics of course, but the first one was the lowest I have ever happened to observe. In fact I literally did not know AdSense clicks could pay that little.

The second click paid less.

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So initial results are positve huh?
6:18 am on June 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Yes, I am receiving very low payout for the clicks so far (lower than the lowest I've ever seen for Adsense). I too placed it in an inconsipuous place for testing purposes. I'll probably leave it there for a while to see if there is any improvement.
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So far I'm getting a very high CTR BUT very low total earnings.
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Clear:

I put the code into my website copy (on my computer, not online), and Dreamweaver went COMPLETELY nuts on the display. The browser preview looks ok, but something is fishy about the code. I'm too much of a HTML newbie to know what's going on (I did most of my editing graphically, I barely have any actual HTML coding skills). I've decided not to put it online at the moment, as I'd rather wait until the code thing sorts itself out and people give some feedback on how it performs.

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I did come across some problems with quotes in HTML attributes. I don't think the Web Search code even complies to thier own webmaster guidelines.
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"Well, so far high CTR, VERY LOW (and I can't stress that enough) EPC."

what an understatement!

These EPCs surely cannot be right?

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Its even lower EPC than that which I got for Ads***r. It took me longer to sign up for that service than it did to leave it.

I wonder if G had realized this and choose to lock us in.... possibly to show strength from publishers to the program in the IPO

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Please, help me understand search performance report,

1. Are "page impressions" related to the search results page or related to the search box?

2. Are "clicks" those made on search box or those made on the paid ads in the search resuls page?

Thank you

12:35 pm on June 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

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1. search page
2. paid ads
1:23 pm on June 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Thank you Esllou,

It appears to me clear why CTR is high. After visitor search with his keyword, the probability of clicking one of the Google results is high; paid ads in its prominent position are more likely to be chosen.

However, I do not find an explanation why EPC is low. If the keyword entered by the user is related to the original site theme, we are talking here about a very highly targeted traffic. (In terms of filters, second order one, at least).

In any case, I think the new product is very good and market will drive its EPC to a better level.

Regards

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Well my test run is over for the time being. Obviously my implementation was many orders of magnitude too broken to be worthwhile. WebSearch is worth watching, but for me it will require a complete rethink. At least I got a few clicks (after the two reported above) that were in the minimally acceptable range.

One thing that struck me this morning: these clicks are presumably not subject to AdSense "smart pricing". If so, then the least the advertiser could have paid is 5 cents and thus the revenue share seems to be significantly lower than with AdSense content matching.

 

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