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

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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.

example:

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.

Disclaimer:
All niches are different, so test it for yourself.
1:30 pm on Mar 16, 2011 (gmt 0)

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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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[google.com...]

Encouraging Clicks

+ Learn more

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)

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what in the world are you guys talking about?

Infolinks is a in-text Ad Network

[blog.infolinks.com...]


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)

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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)

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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?

IDK.


enjoy the tip people, hope it increases your eCPM
4:38 pm on Mar 16, 2011 (gmt 0)

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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)

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cien thanks.

Nobody p..ed in my cereal LMAO.
11:45 pm on Mar 16, 2011 (gmt 0)

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

Leonard0

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.

Example:


--------------------------- -------
|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.

example

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)

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You forgot to LMAO in your last post.