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Site targetted CPC. hmmmm

Buying an ad on your own site?

   
12:17 am on Nov 17, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Now that site targetted CPC is out, has anyone thought of targetting their own site (or a friends site) with an Adwords ad and seeing how the Adwords cost per click translates into Adsense revenue? That would be a really good experiment. Any takers?
1:17 am on Nov 17, 2007 (gmt 0)

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"Oddly, the user known as mrSEman was last seen exiting a club in NY on Friday evening, where two large men in black suits bundled him into the back of a black caddilac, never to be seen again."

Dude, you broke the internet!

1:29 am on Nov 17, 2007 (gmt 0)



Fuzzyfish1000, that's too funny :)

mrSEman, you're absolutely correct, with what you stated, we all can find out our individual revenue share, and easily at that (doing test runs don't cost much, especially as you lose only the Google's share).

And compare how that revenue share evolves, especially in comparison to the overall Google payout.

What's even more, I don't remember there being any restrictions to discussing our individual revenue share percentages publicly (because they are not given to us in the first place), meaning we can now compare individual payout percentages.

1:33 am on Nov 17, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Why not complete the picture by clicking on your own ad, getting paid for the click and then getting banned for clicking on the ads? ;-P
3:38 am on Nov 17, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I don't remember there being any restrictions to discussing our individual revenue share percentages publicly

I see an updated TOS in the very near future... so get movin!

Dude, you broke the internet!

lol
4:11 am on Nov 17, 2007 (gmt 0)

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"Oddly, the user known as mrSEman was last seen exiting a club in NY on Friday evening, where two large men in black suits bundled him into the back of a black caddilac, never to be seen again."

Hmmm. Earlier today (Friday) someone started a thread here that completely disappeared - vanished - poof!

So mrSEman, what size concrete shoes do you wear?

FarmBoy

3:09 pm on Nov 17, 2007 (gmt 0)



Site-targeted revenue share may be different from that of the contextual model. If it is, we won't know the most important part (the contextual).
7:51 pm on Nov 24, 2007 (gmt 0)

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So I'm guessing there were no takers? I figured we'd be seeing many reports on Google/Publisher profit sharing by now. Anyone?
9:55 pm on Nov 24, 2007 (gmt 0)



I don't think Google will make things that easy.
10:17 pm on Nov 25, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Why whould this not be easy?

Step 1:
Make a new page that nobody will visit.

Step 2:
In Adsense make a channel for this new page.

Step 3:
In Adwords, target this page. Or even better, use a friends Adwords account and target this page one week later.

Step 4:
Click one time on your ad (do not use your own internet connection).

Step 5:
Check Adwords to see how much you had to pay for this click.

Step 6:
Check Adsense to see how much you received for this click.

[edited by: Dlocks at 10:18 pm (utc) on Nov. 25, 2007]

10:34 pm on Nov 25, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Or even better, use a friends Adwords account...

Make sure it's a friend you can afford to lose, in case they get banned. But you have the right idea - use someone else's account.

(do not use your own internet connection).

I thought this was supposed to be easy! ;-)

10:45 pm on Nov 25, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Question: Why won't MrSEMan try this himself and report back his findings? ;)
3:19 pm on Nov 26, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Somebody from seniors on this forum (do not remember who) once posted that share is fair. And for some reason i believe it. Not sure why :)
9:15 pm on Nov 26, 2007 (gmt 0)

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dlocks:
Click one time on your ad (do not use your own internet connection).

Ya...uhm no don't do that. That is clearly against TOS. Why not put the ad on a page with traffic and wait for someone to click it naturally.

TammyJo:

Question: Why won't MrSEMan try this himself and report back his findings? ;)

Fair question. I do have an adwords account that has been dormant for over a year as I have long given up trying to increase revenue that way. I guess I could send em another $50 that I'll never see again for this exersize, however, I just thought it would be way easier for someone who is already all setup to go. This is more curiosity than 'need to know' for me. The outcome really wouldn't change anything. I'd still serve ads and cash the G cheque at 50% or 25% of profit. It would be nice to know though... wouldn't it?
9:49 pm on Nov 26, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Let us know what you turn up.
9:58 pm on Nov 26, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Somebody from seniors on this forum (do not remember who) once posted that share is fair. And for some reason i believe it.

I believe it as well although it would be interesting to independently verify it. However I'm not curious enough to risk doing this with my own account :-)

 

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