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I have a corporate homepage which only displays AdSense on the "how to find us" page. It's more or less for experimental purposes only and not for generating revenue.
Once the AdLinks were introduced, I placed an AdLinks block on that page as well. Now, several months later, I checked into the AdSense stats again and to my huge surprise those AdLinks provide by far the best revenue! Not only is the CTR rate significantly higher, also the revenue is about twice as high as the regular ads.
Since we are talking about less than 10 clicks a WEEK, this might be statistical fuzziness. So my question is if anyone with a higher traffic site is able to confirm this.
Or is it just the novelty of the AdLinks, and the effect is soon to be gone?
I changed the blocks and added a channel information for the language as well, so I will have better stats soon.
I'm not afraid it violates TOS. The ads displayed are for local hotels, rental cars, tourist highlights etc - so it's nicely targeted towards the content of the page.
I have found that adding adlinks to my pages has increased my ecpm by a whole bunch, but the adlinks aren't clicked on very much. Is anyone else seeing this?
On one site, where AdLinks work generally well throughout the site, they bombed on the home page (which has ever-changing content, hence the ad targeting is poor), so I removed them. On another site, they work very well indeed on the home page (with stable, unchanging content).
As with everything else Adsense-wise, it all depends on your situation. They may or may not succeed for you.