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what you think about a site selling services online and ga?

9:17 pm on Jul 20, 2005 (gmt 0)

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we own a site where we sell Web services, but after 1 month adding the google adsense on the site our sellings is going down, we tought that google adsense will put high bid ads on the site but is not worth 0.03 cents per click (avarage). What we have to do in your opinion? Wait and see if google will improve our ads? or taking it off, one month of trial, and it's just approx. $23 usd while if we sold some service (for example one sell we earn $50).

Need your opinions (sorry for my english)

9:20 pm on July 20, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I would take it off immediately.

If one sale can offer you more than a whole month of AdSense earnings then I would just dump the AdSense ads.

9:32 pm on July 20, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Part of my decision to more prominently feature some of my articles on my site involved coming to terms with giving up what I used to do for a living. A few of my articles are quite controversial, and would not have won me much favor among all but a few of my past clients.

One such article that I did have, that nearly cost me over a hundred grand in work, was a particularly well-written letter of resignation from a company whose later demise I confidently predicted. In another case, one of my pieces was presented to me in hardcopy in an interview for a perm job with the request I explain myself. In it I criticized the company I was interviewing for pretty harshly for being cluelessly managed.

I got the big contract in the end, but not the perm job. But I'm a man of principle: I left both pieces online and added more just like them later.

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Nevertheless, anyone whose read many of my past posts will know very well that I write the things I do here because I want to help those with less knowledge or experience. My upcoming essay explains why I feel that way.

11:18 pm on July 20, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I don't think there is just one answer.

There is nothing really wrong with having Adsense *and* selling services there. If the ads tend to be complementary services and not ads for your direct competitors, it is unlikely you are losing any service sales from the ads.

It is now a question of where your time would be best spent. You could optimize your site for
a. Earning more on Adsense
b. Selling more of the services.
c. Gaining more traffic and doing more of both.

From the information you've given it seems that b has a much better return than a. And c sounds like it would also be beneficial. The tradeoff is certainly up to you.

If Adsense threatens to be a low profit distraction, then yes, take it off.

11:34 pm on July 20, 2005 (gmt 0)

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How about just placing adsense on an "after sales" thank you page.
5:19 am on July 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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How about just placing adsense on an "after sales" thank you page

Study the TOS and find the answer.

It's not allowed on thank You pages


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