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I looked for those annoying work from home scam ads that appear on almost everyone's sites but didn't find any. Has anyone else noticed their favorite/hated ads have gone MIA?
Taking all but one ad unit off every page has brought me great results the last few weeks. I was down to two, but the lower unit was showing placement targeted ads in almost every instance. Removing it has boosted earnings AND made me feel even better about my sites.
All that's left to try is Mr. Pages ideal of no ad units at all.
- Set filter size to unlimited
- Allow publishers to see ALL ads that actually do show up
- Allow publishers to set number of ads in an ad block
Ah, I understand... that's something for the Adsense feature request thread. Ah, soo long until August 1st. Hardly can wait for it. ;-)
Interesting as my AdSense earnings are down a bit. I have fewer ads from online businesses and those were the ads that were the most relevant for my readers.
Jonathan Rosenberg, Google’s senior vice president for product management, said that Google had chosen to reduce its advertising coverage — the percentage of Web pages on which it displays advertising — to an all-time low.
That offers some explanation for the publishers who have been terminated for seemingly no reason. But nowhere in this article can I find anything which indicates that Google is turning away advertisers. They're simply displaying their ads on fewer websites.
the percentage of Web pages on which it displays advertising
It would be very weird if they tried to calculate a % of AdSense publishers. There's no simple definition of what that would mean. However, a % of search result pages is a logical and well-defined measure.
but it seems to me that they're referring to cutting back the number of publishers, not the number of ads.
That's how I read it too...possibly cuting back on blogs or deciding that sites not reaching the minimum $100 within 3 months be terminated also possibly setting minimum-level CPC bids for advertisers at higher levels.
After all, at the present time they have no real challenger in the search market and AdWords is extremely well-established in many countries, therefore if they wanted to they could probably pretty much force increases through.
Your thoughts may vary!