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Let's Have a Wide Scale Revolt against Google

Related Searches Suck

     
5:38 pm on Aug 7, 2003 (gmt 0)

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My CTR today has gone down from 5% to just over 1%. Meaning ive lost almost 80% of my Google Revenue. I've decided to immediately take off Adsense from my websites (Eventhough I havent found a replacement).

I plead with other publishers to do the same. If enough of us do it, and enough of us whine, maybe, just maybe... they might reconsider putting the related searches on our sites.

5:39 pm on Aug 7, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Patience is a virtue :)
9:04 pm on Aug 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

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My CTR today has gone down from 5% to just over 1%.

Could it be that you haven't added any new content to your website and the 3-4 readers that you have became bored and started googling themselves?

Don't blame googliness for your weak skills related to new content creation, man.

10:09 pm on Aug 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Polish Guy

I assume from your post that you know HardeepSingh's site - you wouldn't be so insulting if you didn't. In that case why not take up your issues with him through sticky mail.

WW is about being courteous to other members - even if you disagree with them. All users are just names and few reveal their real sites - Hardeep may run a site with 100 visitors a day or with 1,000,000 - but whichever he deserves to be listened to and not insulted.

10:33 pm on Aug 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Polish Guy,

My site has approximately 1000 visitors a day. As its a site providing travel information, i get a continous stream of new visitors. A lot of my content is old, but still the information my site visitors are looking for.

As already stated, you shouldn't assume things.

BTW My CTR has gone back upto over 4% :D

10:44 pm on Aug 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I am glad that related searches is off for now...
10:59 pm on Aug 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Don't blame googliness for your weak skills related to new content creation, man.

No kidding, you must know of his site because it's not in his profile and I don't see how you could make that assumption from his few sentences. I wouldn't comment like that even if I knew the man's site. Maybe it's a language barrier thing...

Please pardon my lack of AdSense knowlege, but what's happening is they're displaying links to related competitor-oriented searches when there are no paid ads to display?

1:45 am on Aug 9, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I guess he got the message and just had a bad day. Let's all be friends :)

I know I've made similar mistakes in the past in other fora :)

 

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