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2:39 pm on Aug 3, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Hi guys,

I am pretty sure bunch of you heard about smart pricing from adsense.

I found the site that has bunch of url to block under adsense account via "competitive filter" which should prevent your site being penalized by Adsense Smart pricing.

Any idea how accurate that is?
3:35 pm on Aug 3, 2010 (gmt 0)

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There's a site that claims that if you block a certain list of URLs, you will "cure" your site of smart pricing?

From everything I've read about smart pricing, or deduced over the years, what you are saying makes no sense at all.

Could you explain in more detail?
3:39 pm on Aug 3, 2010 (gmt 0)

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It is not me saying that one of my buddies puzzled me today about smart pricing. I went and saw which kind of makes no sense for me either.

[edited by: martinibuster at 11:11 pm (utc) on Aug 4, 2010]
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3:39 pm on Aug 3, 2010 (gmt 0)

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It sounds like someone is claiming that putting a bunch of urls in the competitive filter will improve your payouts. I don't think they're entirely clear on the concept.

Duffer77 - no, it won't help you with smart pricing. It might clear out some low paying ads, but that only works if there are other higher paying ads that are willing to advertise on your site (which theoretically, if they're higher paying, should come up before the low paying ones anyway). If not, then you'll just get more low paying ads. There are a lot more of those than you get spaces for in your competitive filter.

Also, no link drops on WebmasterWorld. We speak in generalities only.
7:37 pm on Aug 3, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Thanks for clarifying that. Such as link drop the only reason i did it was to show you without pasting entire list of urls here. Please feel free to remove that from my post.

Thanks
8:58 pm on Aug 3, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I also think that generic lists of such MFA sites (which is what I saw there...) are of limited use. You can never tell what will show up on YOUR site. I have blocked such sites, but not in an attempt to improve my earnings--I've blocked such sites to improve my visitor's experience. I want the ads they see and possibly click on to actually be useful, and not just lead them to a site that consists of nothing more than more ads. But that's a different issue, and not necessarily related to smart pricing.
9:35 pm on Aug 3, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I've blocked such sites to improve my visitor's experience. I want the ads they see and possibly click on to actually be useful, and not just lead them to a site that consists of nothing more than more ads.

And here I thought that's what we're paying Google for ;-)
2:44 pm on Aug 4, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I doubt all web sites see the same advertisers, so the list given within the link (above) is likely useless to most of us - even if thier claims are true.

Could be thier competitors?
2:59 pm on Aug 4, 2010 (gmt 0)

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You can't beat smartpricing...EVERYONE is smartpriced. The only way to feel like you're not being smartpriced is pick a popular topic that isn't over saturated and generates revenue. Good luck.
 

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