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Anyone running Adsense on Serendipity Blog Software?

     
3:11 pm on May 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Anyone else using Serendipity with Adsense? I am using it for two sites and on both of them Adsense delivers only blog related ads. The site content has nothing to do with blogs but Adsense seems to have trouble detecting the content of the site.

Any suggestions?

Thanks!

11:27 pm on May 11, 2005 (gmt 0)

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You might just need to wait a few days...
11:42 pm on May 11, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Any suggestions?

change programs...

1:20 am on May 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I use serendipity and find it pretty decent. Like yourself, I just seem to be pulling the 'blog' ads.

I think it's more a matter of how the HTML gets gathered and generated and where the Google script get's inserted than anything to do with serendipity in particular.

I have just recently started using serendipity and before that I used blosxom. It's somewhat dynamic but it doesn't use a database to pull from. I had nothing but blog ads then as well.

I'm new to trying to get a revenue stream out of a website but it's fun learning even if the curve is a tad steep at times. I'm pretty tenacious though so I'm hoping I don't go broke before I figure it all out. There's a ton to learn.

One thing I have noticed is that the search engine referals in my traffic logs, when I click on them, are often from foreign versions of Google or Yahoo and that the ads cached there are a lot more relevant to the content.

Trouble is you have no way of knowing what's coming up for ads on other peoples machines in other parts of the world. It keeps forums like this alive.

Dan

3:01 am on May 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I use ExpressionEngine and WordPress. Blog ads showed up initially, but as I added more content, they began to show relevant stuff. I really think that in blogs, there is a critical mass of posts that are necessary before the blog starts generating ads and money.
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I have an odd problem.

My site is in Blog layout -- a main page, that generates links to my updates on separate pages.

The individual update pages show relevant ads, but my main page has reverted to "surveys" and irrelevant ads, despite, obviously, having the same content!

It was fine for months.

The main page and sub-pages all use the same html layout, I'm at a loss to work it out.

Any ideas?

10:26 am on May 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

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part of site is basicaly a blog, but I hand coded my backend, so g cant tell its a blog just from the software.
I get a few blog ads every now and then, but theres usualy some content related stuff in there.
right now im in the middle of rebuilding my site to get the ads closer to the content in the code, among other things.
5:42 pm on May 13, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I have recently moved my G script block to the index.tpl file just before the {$CONTENT} and just after a CSS nav bar I did up. That puts the ads in the sweet spot and seems to have helped a lot in attracting relevant ads.

One thing to note is that when you're looking at your own site you are likely seeing completely different ads than what someone else sees half way around the world or maybe even across town.

Dan