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Adsense revenue booster?

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Monday March 20, 2006 )

Looking to increase your AdSense returns? I came across an interesting free service today that provides a filter list for low paying Adwords advertisers that they claim link to MFA (Made for Adsense) sites. I’m sure you’ve seen these sites around ;).

Kudos to Darren from ProBlogger for spotting this service – AdSense Blacklist. Currently there’s a couple of hundred of these supposed MFA sites in their database and I’m sure those site owners aren’t really pleased to have that sort of publicity :).

The site also encourages people who use the service to contribute to building the list. I hope the service screens those lists thoroughly, otherwise if AdsenseBlacklist becomes very popular, quality advertisers may be adversely affected by a disgruntled competitor submitting their domain and participating publishers will also miss out on decent revenue.

I can well understand the logic behind the service; for example, if your AdSense unit displays four ads, it would be much better to have two higher paying ones display than the two primo ads and two low paying MFA ads; as given the choice, people may click on the ad/s offering the least return.

Of course, if that particular page could only attract those types of ads for whatever reason and you had the filter list implemented; you may be just left with Public Service Announcements. That’s why it’s also important to have a default URL configured for AdSense if you don’t wish to be charitable :).

Generating and adding a filter list is quick and easy at both ends.

Have I tried it yet? Only the process, not live. The service claims a general reported improvement of revenue between 5% and 50% for those that run it. That can add up to a substantial amount depending on your current revenue levels.

I don’t believe it would be a breach of AdSense guidelines, but if you’re interested in giving it a run, have a good read over the AdSense agreement yourself just to be sure, or contact Google first for the all clear.

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5 comments for Adsense revenue booster?
  1. Thanks for publicty Michael. I’ve made this site concept to work very well on a “popular” basis. That means if there are at least 100 publishers adding their lists every day, there is barely space for any mistake, because it works like this for now:

    You insert your list of let’s say 150 links, this site then automaticly decrease it by removing duplicates

    Example:
    domain.com
    domain.com/image+hosting
    image_hosting.domain.com

    all this would be decreased to:
    domain.com

    then after your list is decreased, then it’s being enhanced with additional most commonly reported websites, so there shouldn’t be any mistake.

    Power to people! :)

    Thanks for plugg,

    Best regards,
    Emir

    Comment by Emir Pilavdzic — March 20, 2006 @ 4:56 am

  2. Thanks for visiting Emir and for the added explanation – good luck with the service!

    Comment by Michael Bloch — March 20, 2006 @ 6:01 pm

  3. Hey Michael

    As far as I’m concerned, the best way to make money with Adsense is to develop a website or blog on a niche topic that should also be something you are interested in. Hobby-related sites have the best chances of keeping you, as their webmaster, happy and involved, and this will soon show in the number of visitors and the amounts of money you make.

    Another vital thing to consider is ad style and placement. I prefer to use a similar structure for all my websites – one that was proven to work. I will share this with you as I believe in reciprocal help through free advice – I also learned A LOT from browsing blogs such as this and other webmaster resources on Adsense. Ok, so getting back to ad placement: I love the idea of placing a 120×90 or 160×90 adlink box on the left side menu of my sites, in the top left corner, just below the banner. Have a look at my website, Web2earn.com and look at the area below the graphic saying “Online money” – it will house a nice 160×90 adlinks box soon after my site receives enough traffic.

    The second good spot to place a 250×250 or 300×250 ad box is in the article text. Loose the border and make the background of the ads the same as your web background (same is true for the adlink placement mentioned above. The final touch comes with a final ad placed at the end of each araticle. Consider the article a path that leads to the final conclusion – exactly where the ads are. You can also place a small graphic image to the left of the ads, so that they are more attractive from a visual point of view.

    By using such an ad placement most of my sites get CTRs of 10%-15% all the time

    Give it a try and let me know if this sort of ad placement worked in your particular cases – I am also doing a study on this which I will eventually publish on web2earn.com

    Best regards,

    Mihai

    Comment by Web2earn — April 21, 2006 @ 8:29 am

  4. Thanks for the tips Mihai – I’d most certainly agree that basing a site/blog on a passion is a great way to go – especially in relation to blogs. There’s a lot of work in building and maintaining a blog, so if it’s based on a subject you’re not really interested in, it will become an excruciating task which will reflect in the content – and readers will pick up on the lack of enthusiasm quite quickly.

    Comment by Michael Bloch — April 22, 2006 @ 6:04 am

  5. Thanks for your information!, now I know why im getting those .00001 clicks

    Comment by adsomesense — July 24, 2006 @ 1:03 am

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