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First of all, I was AdSense free for quite some time before I decided to enable AdSense after we started to use AdManager.
Well, after about 3 months it was clear that AdSense is not for us. I just dont have the time to play this game. The arbitrage is still going on and I just dont have the time and energy chasing the same spammers.
There is one specific spammer that has hundreds of useless websites full of yahoo ads and I just dont have any way how to block this spammer or those similar to them.
Anyway, I do not need few pennies eCPM from AdSense and I do not have any tools how to control what is being displayed on our websites so I decided to remove SpamSense from our websites once again.
Good luck to all!
[edited by: martinibuster at 7:31 am (utc) on June 10, 2008]
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I have decided to stop wasting too much time with adsense and concentrate on expanding my own product. It gets to the point where the spammers take up too much time. My solution is keeping just one adsense block on my best performing page to eliminate the maintenance and strangely I am the better off for it.
However today I have decided to start testing other programs on my sites and based on the results over the next week I will be moving half my websites over to another program so that at any point either goes down or stops working I can simply change them all over in no time.
I am pretty happy with myself I am starting to move my golden eggs around the place.
what especially wears me down is this "double dependency" on google, namely the serps positions to get the fresh click-friendly visitors and on the other hand adsense to monetize the traffic. for both instances there simply is no alternative. since years!
that really lessens my fun at work meanwhile..
I'm going to look into google's ad manager thing... right now having to sell private ad space hasn't done as well as google (which is strange, I advertised my new site on my old site and have steadily been getting a ton of traffic... My new site is making DOUBLE what it would cost to run that ad on my large site...)
How do you get up the courage to make the switch from Adsense? When do you know it's time, and what do you use instead?
Good luck to all!
Its been a few weeks now but I have had a couple of advertisers sign up directly. Only small change atm but if I get more advertisers then I can drop bidvertiser and up my charges.
Time to get focused back on the core of why I made my site, which had nothing to do with advertising revenue.
Can anyone give a reason why they cannot?
Given the otherwise huge resources at Google, I suspect that technical reasons are to blame.
It's much more likely that business reasons prevent a bigger filter list. In theory, the more ads publishers block the less revenue is being made (for Google). Also, they might be afraid that generic blocking lists might be circulated and applied by publishers no matter what. That would shut out some advertisers almost completely, and this might hurt revenue.
You also might people blocking advertisers for perceived low value clicks (legitimate or not) That could leave Google with a lot of low value clicks in their inventory, pissed off advertisers, and so on.