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Adsense Tip



12:15 pm on Mar 16, 2011 (gmt 0)

instead of just bashing Adsense with most of my post here on this forum I'm going to give away an Adsense tip i learned.

If you have an adsense custom search box place a link unit under of it.

check out how Ezine articles does it: [ezinearticles.com...]

I refer to it as suggested search term.


someone goes to your search bar to search to find more info, and what's there? Generic Key terms related to your sites theme "ie Adsense link units"

I would not recommend putting them above the fold. The click rate is super high, but remember link units clicks pays less.

when i first put them above the fold "in the same location as Ezine Articles" my ctr tripled, but the average CPC was 70% less, and my other ad units CTR dropped.

Also if you have a blog type of site, and have a related articles section, put a link unit in at the bottom.
Also, InfoLinks "Tag" works great here also.

All niches are different, so test it for yourself.


1:30 pm on Mar 16, 2011 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member

InfoLinks "Tag" works great here also.

If you are putting a heading above your ad units you are breaking the guidelines.
Google Help [google.com...]

Previously, it was OK to use either "Advertisements" or "Sponsored Links" but I can't find any reference to it in Adsense Help. Maybe ASA can confirm that it is still OK.


2:07 pm on Mar 16, 2011 (gmt 0)


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For instance, ads may be labelled "Sponsored Links" or "Advertisements", but not "Favourite Sites" or "Today's Top Offers".


2:38 pm on Mar 16, 2011 (gmt 0)

what in the world are you guys talking about?

Infolinks is a in-text Ad Network


I'm always shocked at the general fear some people on various webmaster/adsense forum have when it comes to Adsense LMAO. Ban this, Ban that LMAO.

Infolinks tag is Infolinks version of a link unit.


3:34 pm on Mar 16, 2011 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member

Sorry, I thought that your reference to "tag" meant that you were putting a header with the words "InfoLinks" next to/over the adlinks.

I agree about not placing adlinks above-the-fold in the navigation area. It just tricks users into clicking and ends up getting you Smartpriced.


4:19 pm on Mar 16, 2011 (gmt 0)

above the fold? smart priced LMAO?

What are you talking about?

Smart pricing has nothing to do with it, and you wouldn't get smart priced!

are you reading the post!

I said don't put it above the fold because it will steal clicks away from higher earning Ad units in the content.
Above fold= where user scroll down "not in navigation".

the system is simple.

people come to your site
read your content
want to search for more
below the search box is a link unit with related terms they might have been looking for.
if they find keyword of interest they click it and see ads
if ads interest them they click

I don't know or understand where you are getting any impressions of any Google TOS violations?


enjoy the tip people, hope it increases your eCPM


4:38 pm on Mar 16, 2011 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member

Good tips CMidd. Thanks for that. By the way, did somebody p...ed in your cereal bowl today? :-) I've had those days myself. Tip: Put away the knife and machete. We are sissier than Richard Simmons here. Just a saying.

Keep those tips coming...


11:32 pm on Mar 16, 2011 (gmt 0)

cien thanks.

Nobody p..ed in my cereal LMAO.


11:45 pm on Mar 16, 2011 (gmt 0)

maybe i did come off kind of mean to Leonard0. I'm sorry


I wasn't talking about any black hat, or blue hat tip.
just a recommend placement tip i learned over the years.

google has done a review of my site and the placement is ok.

I would post an example, but i don't want to post any of my sites.

place a custom search bar at the bottom of your page, with a link unit below it.


--------------------------- -------
|Google"TM" Custom Search | |Search|
--------------------------- -------
ad by Google Keword1 Keyword2 Keyword3 Keyword4

If you have a section for related articles Link units work great there also.


Related Post
1. Article 1
2. Article 2
3. Article 3
4. Artile 4
ads by Google keyword1 keyword2 keyword3 keyword 4

Infolinks.com also have a Related Tags plugin that works great in this location:

Related Post
1. Article 1
2. Article 2
3. Article 3
4. Artile 4
Infolinks Related Tags:
keyword1 keyword2 keyword3 keyword4


8:45 pm on Mar 17, 2011 (gmt 0)

5+ Year Member

You forgot to LMAO in your last post.

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