I had my web developer add sociable icons to my site some time ago. They were placed near the bottom of articles and rarely did that well.
A few months ago, they were moved to the top, just under the article title and above the main article text. CTR dropped though I honestly don't know the cause.
My site has been hit very hard by all the Google/Panda algorithm changes (precipitous drops in traffic and income). Some of Google's tweaks took place around the same time the sociables were moved to the top.
The sociables are being clicked more now but am wondering if they could be causing the drop in Adsense CTR. Do I keep them at the top or move them back to the bottom? Are the sociable icons even worth keeping?
Thought I'd get opinions from others before paying my web developer to move them again.