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Horizontal AdLinks placement question

     
12:13 am on Jul 11, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Right now, my site currently looks like this:

-----Logo-----
Home - Page 1 - Page 2 - About Us, etc (contents, basically, but horizontal)
then a horizontal line
then the horizontal AdLinks, blended in the same color as the links above.

Do you think it would turn away too many visitors if I swapped MY links with the AdLinks? Would people be angry that the ads come first?

Also, does anyone have other recommendations for getting a better CTR with this horizontal link layout?

Thanks.

12:43 am on July 11, 2005 (gmt 0)

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A small minority might be offended by an onslaught of google ads, but most web surfers will happily click away. My format is:

logo
adsense search box
horizonal ad links
content

and I do well with no complaints. I see it as a service with the links providing more content than I could produce on my own.

4:44 am on July 11, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Are the links that lead to other areas of your site organized vertically or horizontally?
5:11 am on July 11, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I don't like the horizontal adlinks. Tried on several sites with different designs and vertical version beats it in the air.

Before sticking with it, test both formats.

6:35 pm on July 11, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Is it necessary to do a separate application or change a setting somewhere for AdLink ads to display?

I've tried to place an AdLink ad to test it, but it isn't showing up. The regular Adsense ads display correctly.

Carla