joined:Aug 20, 2009
I run a website that uses AdSense ads to help generate funds to run a free airtime draw every day - People come along and submit their numbers, the winners are selected daily and they receive their airtime pins by SMS.
Airtime is fairly expensive though and I'm having a challenging time scaling the site - It is easy to break even, because I just don't give away more airtime than I earn in a day, but I am having a hard time achieving decent growth - I would like to be able to give more airtime away.
I had an idea, though I will admit it is fairly spammy which is why I wanted to float it past a few people before I tried it. I think it could help to increase my AdSense earnings though, so here goes...
At the moment the visitor flow looks like this
home >> select provider >> enter number >> entry accepted
I was thinking, what if I added an extra page to the process that displays a really large AdSense Ad unit with something to the effect of continue to enter the draw. ie.
home >> select provider >> enter number >> AdSense page displayed >> entry accepted
Again I will admit that something inside me feels a little uneasy about it, but I am willing to try it for experiments sake. I have not been able to find anything in the Google AdSense policies that suggests I would be violating them by doing this, but I did just want to check, I would hate to be banned from AdSense. What do you think?