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p.s. had a few dozen adsense sign ups (why I foolishly promoted more competition I can not say) yet not a dime.
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[edited by: Khensu at 7:12 pm (utc) on Sep. 23, 2007]
why don't they just let the cpa ads compete with the other ads in our ad slots and show the best performing ones?
answer: if they'd do that, not a single cpa ad would stand a chance, because of the comparably absymal payout. they would have to pay probably ten to a hundred times more to make it worthwhile. these prices seem in no way to be enforceable on the site of the advertisers. cpa ads would suffer the same pathetic fate as cpm ads = hardly to be seen in our ad blocks.
so they offer cpa ads seperately in the hope of attracting curious publishers who get their fingers burnt one after another..
it's no wonder that every advertiser who contacts me directly only wants me to put their pay per sale affiliate ads on my website. at the same time, they are moaning about the high click prices for adwords cpc ads - as if i'd make such deal out of charity or what? whereas i wonder where my money from these allegedly exorbitant ad clicks is. strangely i find the click price i receive is still dirt cheap.
all this simply doesn't add up.
Anything that doesn't make at least $20 a day is a waste of time, IE Amazon, affilinet and the various new adsense schemes find no place on my server.
OK with millions of adsense publishers making on average a dollar, Google et al do great, but I have probably peed of another 100 users a day littering my pages with cr@p. CPC that's it ..
The more webmasters refuse to put underperforming tad on their pages the more the giants will need to think what to do and it would be better for us all.
I am not gonna turn my sites into one of them cheap billboard rubbish, just to make 3 dollars extra ..
Working same as before. Same clicks, same conversions. Nothing changed for me.
Is that good or bad?
Good enough for me. It outperforms earnings from search. Usually i get "user must visit important page on our site", or "user must download widget" conversions.
Why do not use referrals where other ads cannot fit? For example one line text link.
Also ASA confirmed referrals do not influence contextual AdSense stats. So I think referrals are also good for low eCPM pages (for example on forum), which some guys believe are driving overall site/account eCPM down.
We don't know which ads were chosen and we don't know the audience for the site.
Is Google Referrals the same as Google PPA (beta)?
I put them up in a prime spot during my best time of the year, when I was getting 70K visits per day. Got plenty of clicks, but only two conversions that weren't Google product, and maybe 5 Google Pack conversions. Plus the interface is buggy as all get out, and it showed ads I didn't want showing. So I took them all off. Not ready for prime time.