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that is all i know. is there any other undocumented feature that we can use that is useful?
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they officially tell you about google_adtest if you ask them about it.
If they tell *you*, that does not mean that everyone has permission to use it. Until they tell *me*, what stands is their TOS where they tell me not to change the code.
What you have told me is something I can ask about, but until I have permission from Google I am supposed to abide by the TOS, not by what someone told me on webmaster world.
Since you have already posted other places where you plan to violate their terms, without their permission, you might find that most of us consider it safer to assume that you don't care much about the terms that you agreed to.
Here's my AdSense secret, write good content that brings in good traffic. Don't worry so much about EPC, eCPM or any other member of the alphabet soup, worry about what you are taking home at the end of the month.
i don't even know what to call you.
To be honest I've seen it mentioned here before, but I know I'd want confirmation from a google employee before using it, or anything undocumented.
Just because someone else is allowed to use an undocumented feature doesn't mean eveyone is.
Edit - what Dave said ;-)
(Tip: you can use google translator to get an idea of what this post says)
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When working with a test site, a better idea is to take a screen capture of a Google ad and use the image as a stand-in until you're ready to take the site live.
I'm wondering if it is worth adding the line whenever I serve a page to my IP...
a couple of real tips, would be
1. open up an adwords account and spend a few bucks each month advertising your site on the content network. If you can get ads showing at a few pennies a click, you may get a better understanding of your adsense revenue stream and realize google isnt out to screw over publishers. or if you are paying more per click than recieving you can compare your site against the one that gets higher paying ads and find out where differences lie.
2.if you have the time to try and game the system, build a new site instead. Anything you have read that works, has already been done by thousands of others and most likely doesnt work anymore or it wouldnt be put online. theres only really one secret to adsense and thats good traffic. you could have the best site in the world and if you dont get good traffic you arent going to make any money. ANY niche can be a high paying nice if you work it, think how much money has been made off those "101 uses for duct tape" style of books/sites, people have made millions off of talking about a 89 cent roll of adhesive tape they didnt even invent or manufacture just saw an oppurtunity and capitilized on it.
3. take tips from others with a grain of salt and think them thru before trying them on your own.just because something worked on one site doesn't mean it will work on another.
Friend of mine send me some ebook the other day about optimizing your ad formats and the first item it mentioned was that their research had shown that ads with Medium Blue title, black text and light grey URL and white background (as long as your page has a white background) had the highest CTR. To be honost, i am a bit lazy when it comes to fine tuning the ads but I told myself that I should atleast try this one thing and see if its all BS or not. I went to all the sites where i have adsense running and changed all the ads to the colors mentioned. Result is that CTR is up by 3.5% and also my page ECPM went up by a few bucks. My income went up by about 30-40%. I am shocked, change a couple of colors and look what effect it has :-)