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2:16 pm on Apr 18, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I've got a site thats focused on technology, specifically a programming language. I'm concerned that the type of visitors I am getting (programmers) will have a very low CTR for Adsense. These types could be online a lot and possibly 'conditioned' to the internet and internet advertising. Any opinions/experiences with this?
3:19 pm on Apr 18, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I am a programmer, in fact, I develop websites all the time, yet I find myself clicking Adsense ads.

No group is immune from advertising.

3:28 pm on Apr 18, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I have some content that's popular with programmers, and I took the AdSense off all those pages after they earned only a tiny bit of revenue. Some of my articles would go a whole month with nary a click.

I think programmers are the most likely kind of people to use ad blocking software.

4:18 pm on Apr 18, 2007 (gmt 0)

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maybe amazon links with programming books would be better. I'll have to experiment I suppose.
4:38 pm on Apr 18, 2007 (gmt 0)

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maybe amazon links with programming books would be better.

I was very excited to sign up as an Amazon affiliate, as I often recommend technical books in my articles. But I found that I earn very little that way, typically less than $10 per month.

I'd be very interested to hear about an ad program that appeals to technical folk, as I have lots of popular technical articles that could be earning me money.

9:58 pm on Apr 19, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I have a site about programming as well, 6 years old...
before I paid real attention to adsense placement CTR was 1-1.5 %
One year ago I started to optimize and it is increased to 2-3%
removed from pages where much text, like online books, there ctr is very low, people just read page by page...
you need to use channels to see where ads work and where not... much work actually ...