Sunday, December 23, 2007

[3] Swapping sidebar ad for a top-of-the-page ad

On intelliot.com, the sidebar placement averages $0.68 eCPM.

Range: $0.51 to $0.86

Replacing it with a top leaderboard: one blend, one shadow.

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[2] Follow-up #2 to GC changes

Previously, the ad spot earned $0.38. By moving the ad to the next line, the new eCPM is $1.41! This is based on data from Dec 21-23 (21 and 23 are partial days). That's a 271% improvement!

I'm not sure exactly what made the biggest difference: having the ad on its own line (nothing left or right of it), centering the ad, or moving it lower (below the logo).

Perhaps I should test above-the-logo placement as well. How do you think that would perform?

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Friday, December 21, 2007

[1] Follow-up #1 to GC changes

Follow-up to:

Two Changes on GoogleCommunity.com



I ran 2 ads in 50/50 rotation in the top right position. The average eCPM: $0.38

The blended ad: $0.73, $0.02, $0.40, $0.02

Performed slightly better than the Seaside color scheme with Very Rounded corners: $0.02, $0.39, $0.04

Still not great. I don't think that's a very good spot for AdSense.

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Moved 468px ad unit below header

I'm not sure whether this is a good move, but who knows until we test, right? I'll try this for a couple days, and then try using a link unit in the same position. (GC)

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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Competitive Ad Filter

I received my "December 2007 Optimization Report" on Dec 11. I wonder why it's some 10 days late... most of the other months came on the 1st.

The sole tip?
"You may be filtering ads that monetize well on your site."

So I removed everything from my list, which had looked like this...

10-bestsites.com
12-bestsites.com
1giftshop.info
1homeshopping.info
1inx.com
1rst-merchant-account.com
1st-free-articles.com
1st-in-thongs.net
1st-swimsuit.com
2000ringtones.com
4allyourinfo.com
7-topsites.com
8-topsites.com
9topsites.com
adimage.net
advancedwebsearch.info
allfreesite.info
alltheindustrials.com
amazinbay.com
aprido.com
arkansashomeschooling.com
artitude.com
asynloving.blogspot.com
aworldofinformation.com
be-healthy.net
become-pregnant.com
best-healthcare.info
best3websites.com
best4-sites.net
best4info.com
best4solutions.com
best7sites.com
bestcomputingsites.com
besthomeschoolcurriculum.com
bestmedic.co.uk
bestringtonesoffer.com
betterbusinessreviews.org
bittorrentsoftwaredownload.com
biz-resources.com
bloghog.biz
botoxinjection.com
bt-now.com
business-wiz.com
businesschambers.com
car-3.com
cevewe.com
click-about.com
clickforcomputer.net
coldwell.com
completemovies.com
creme-de-la-web.com
cro-forumer.com
dailyseek.net
dbmain.biz
dbmoz.biz
dbmoz.net
dbmoz.org
dental-101.com
detoxhosting.com
dirkw.com
discussit.biz
divacup.com
download-legal.com
downloadmusicfast.com
downloadshield.com
downloadshield.org
dr-guru.net
e-isn.com
e-softwaresource.com
eanimationschools.com
eantispyware.info
earchitecturalrendering.info
easiansingles.info
ecloner.com
edesigngraphics.net
editingphoto.info
ee1996.com
efreewebhosting.net
egraphicdesign.info
elogodesign.net
emule--es.com
emule-muzic.com
ephotosoftware.info
eschoolanimations.com
espywareprotection.info
eteachingmodels.com
etraveldictionary.com
ewordtutorials.com
extreme-rides.com
ezfinda.com
fetch8sites.com
filesharesoftware.com
findinfotoday.com
findme8.com
floridahomeschooling.com
for4u.info
formatcv.com
free-great-quotes.com
freedigg.com
freelanceruk.com
freemp3access.com
freemyspacelayoutz.com
freesoftwareoutlet.com
freeusefulinfo.com
genieanswers.com
getbestinfo.com
getsongsnow.com
giantexplorer.com
globalinfoexchange.com
go-22.com
gofetchmore.com
grokster.ws
gubaara.com
health-answers.org
heclick.com
highschool.es
host4free.info
hosted4me.com
hungamaonline.net
i-lingerie.net
igraphicdesign.net
imusicsearch.com
info-zap.com
infobeagle.com
infohounddog.com
infoquarium.com
infoscouts.com
infosearch201.com
inhunt.com
instant-free-info.com
invent-pro.com
ipodblog.org
ipoddownloadreview.com
iwax.com
joonr.com
judaicauniverse.com
justinternetadvertising.com
k-lite-legal.com
knowing-more.com
kwdr.info
l-i-n-g-e-r-i-e.net
laypc.com
learndatamodeling.com
lights.com
links-4-you.com
linxbest.com
litten.com
marketplaceshopper.com
maximuminformation.com
mp3-downloading.net
mp3-music-downloads.us
mp3review.biz
musicgamesrefer.com
myhair-styles.biz
mylot.cc
myluxuryyachtcharter.com
omanda.net
onlinehighschooldiplomas.info
onlinewebhosting.ws
pda1.info
pianolearn.info
privateyachtsforrent.com
professionaladvices.com
prsto.com
saniarules.com
savvygate.com
searchcomputershere.com
searchemu.org
searchhare.com
searchinfo123.com
searchinfo401.com
searchtopresults.com
selfhelprefer.com
shoppingprofits.com
showdata.net
sitedate.info
slipdress.info
snap2007.com
suppervdo.blogspot.com
the-i-pod.org
thebiggestloser.info
tip4girl.com
top-10spot.com
top-50-sites.com
top4search.net
topbestsites.org
topinfoforyou.com
topninesites.com
toptensites.info
toptensites.us
trafficblast.com
tv-channel.be
uaeclassifieds.net
underwearwomen.info
videochristian.info
webmusicsite.info
wesearchitforyou.com
wilddreams.org
yourinfoon.info
ytnow.com

Let's see if earnings are affected...

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Two Changes on GoogleCommunity.com

There are now two large rectangles on the homepage and a 468px banner in the top header.

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What changed on December 8?

From Saturday, November 24, 2007 to Saturday, December 8, 2007, I never earned less than $10/day.

From Sunday, December 9, 2007 to Tuesday, December 18, 2007, I never earned more than $10/day (average $8.33).

Ad unit impressions went down about 40%.

Ad Impressions went down about 30%.

I think I changed one of the ad placements on my sites, but I don't remember which. That's why I'm starting this AdSense Journal.

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