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I worry about universities, schools and so, as their computers share the same IP and AS might see this as clic fraud.
I will launch the site next year but Im worried... Should I?
(letting know AdSense before launching the site) thanks, interesting thread. I have several ideas right now.
Using perl or php, I could print the Adsense code only [b]one time a day[b] to one IP. So, ten dif ips will mean ten adsense ads showing, chances are, for dif person. This way, if 10 students form the same lab (with same ip) visit the site, only one would see the Ad...
Might take down the impressions but surely mean less problem with clics, even so, I will ask AdSense first. Thanks again
The problem (or one of the problems, anyway) in the thread mentioned above was that all the traffic came from the SAME university.
From my own experience it is not worth putting adsense on a site aimed at purely education and especially at K12 etc as the earnings are poor and do effect other sites through smartpricing
From my own experience if purly educational do it for fun not profit
Many schools have the ads blocked. I don't care about that. It's not in the classroom I want the ads clicked. Many of my visitors are parents, teachers, grandma etc. They click the ads because they are relevant to them. I never had any problem with Google whatsoever.
I think you're perfectly fine building a educational site. But expect to get (lower paying) educational ads also.
From my own experience it is not worth putting adsense on a site aimed at purely education
Do you have experience, or are you just guessing. If you build an authoritative site in the educational sector, I can assure you that it all sums up really nice in the end.
You may well be right I only spoke from my own experience and education itself is a varied subject area , I only have a small site targetted to one subject area with 50% of my visitors being kids from middle school , I could see other area's that I am not targetting being viable .
I made the decision that for the small figure I earnt I preferred to leave the site add free
did not mean to offend you or antone else with a well performing well earning education site just the area I picked is not viable
Indeed it's a big sector and schools have IT budgets too. It's also true when children are using some games/educational software at school they want it at home also.
I would probably mix it up with things like book affiliate ads. If it was one specific school, hit up the advertisers in the school paper for CPM ads. Imagine being a local restaurant and being able to show ads to students doing research right around dinner time.
I worry about universities, schools and so, as their computers share the same IP
Then you need to also worry about AOL, EarthLink, etc., since they have lots of customers sharing the same IP address. And, in fact, might as well worry about the entire planet, since the lion's share of client browsers are sharing an IP address with others during any given day.
More realistically, what you should worry about is a single student deciding to walk around to several machines and just click on each of your ads a couple hundred times.