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I run a forum, with tons of pages, and google bots are there most of the day.
It just crossed my mind, does SE spiders browsing pages that display adsense, count as impressions? and if that so, wouldn't it be useful to create a different forum skin, with no adsense displayed, and force SE bots to use that skin when viewing the forum?
That way, total ad impressions will be reduced, giving better CTR.
Is that a good idea? or is it worthless?
and, btw: is CTR related to ad impressions or page impressions? because if I'm using 2 skins, but only one of them display adsense, will they both count as impressions when calculating CTR?
But AdSense is very specific about saying that it distingushes between bots and real visitors and in most cases it probably does this very well.