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Can't say i'm to thrilled about any changes that could force my revenue lower! I can see it now, the more advertisers that block your site the more smart pricing discounts your clicks...
interesting idea. with perhaps an attending summary that contains information to assist the selection process such as...? (I have no clue myself and I tend to think many publishers would not want any information about their site made available to advertisers, since some of whom are also adsense competitors)
now that I think about it, I don't see how tenable it would be for google to provide any publisher info to advertisers...other than some type of vetting score. one star, two stars, three stars, something like this.
But how do they know which publishers are running their ads?
I can't imagine google EVER disclosing all of their publishers
Google doesn't have to. (This was explained earlier.)
There's definitely a need for a domain filter at the very least. On the AdWords forum, a number of advertisers have reported receiving large amounts on nonconverting traffic from junk sites or--in some cases--from high-traffic "premium partners" such as weather or mapping sites. In some cases, advertisers have opted out of the content network just because one or two nonperforming publishers were sucking their budgets dry. ("Smart pricing" may reduce the impact of nonconverting traffic, but worthless traffic doesn't become a bargain just because it's sold at a discount.)
Remember that much of Adwords success lies with the fact that you don't have to be a million dollar per year advertiser or SERP specialist (thats what 'thousands a day' ultimately means). Looking over Google's income, there would be very few advertisers in this bracket. Most are much smaller and I will bet they don't know what Adsense sites are generating leads. Hell, as an advertiser, I never know where my ads are appearing.
Well even if they know, there is not much they can currently do about it. Content network is on or off - there is no in-between or site selection.
Yes, and some advertisers turn off the content network for that reason.
Remember that much of Adwords success lies with the fact that you don't have to be a million dollar per year advertiser or SERP specialist (thats what 'thousands a day' ultimately means). Looking over Google's income, there would be very few advertisers in this bracket.
I suspect that Google's ambitions go beyond owning the low end of the Internet's direct-response market. (That's pretty clear from the new AdWords API.)
G for "hostsman" and dload it. Add this to it:
Ask all your friends and relatives (that view your site(s)) to let you install it as well.
This makes "clicking your own ads impossible".
I use this instead of just tweaking the hosts file because its easy to turn on and off. Designing pages I want to see the layout. So after I am done I reactivate it.