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AdSense adds heat map to their optimization tips page

AdSense has now added the heat map to their Optimization Tips page. This is the same heat map I talked about after visiting the Googleplex for the Google AdSense Bay Area Forum.

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Certain locations tend to be more successful than others. This

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10 comments to AdSense adds heat map to their optimization tips page

  • Hotspot Map for Link Quality?

    Earlier this morning I read a great post on Google Adsense optimization tips that Google had released from the guru of contextual advertising.

    I’m a big fan of Adsense of course, but it really got me thinking a bit later today…wouldn’t this be a g…

  • Hi Jenstar, I agree this is really useful but I can also see that some publishers will lose the plot and go overboard on positioning their ads bang in the middle of their content. This can deliver short term gains at the expense of building a loyal visitor base. It’s also worth mentioning the formats Google recommends:- “The formats we’ve found to be the most effective are the 336×280 large rectangle , the 300×250 inline rectangle , and the 160×600 wide skyscraper”.

  • We use AdSense as our primary source of revenue. Certainly the idea of putting ads front and center occurred to us. In fact, the idea of having category “sponsors” was an early part of our business plan.

    But if you want to have an ongoing relationship with your users/members (we call them neighbors), you might look at things differently.

    So we have ads on the right hand side. Only. And whatever is over there has no effect on how we serve information to you.

    If we’re in business a year from now, well, that was the right decision. If not, well, don’t do that. But it certainly makes us feel better about our site.

  • Adsense Placement Optimization–from Google

    Google offers this new Adsense placement guide:

    Kudos to awesome blog http://www.jensense.com/ for pointing this out. And a random link to me.

  • Best Paying AdSense Ad Formats

    Nacho started a poll at Search Engine Watch forums asking What is your BEST paying Adsense Ad Format? Currently, we only have six votes, so I felt an obligation to get the word out and ask you to get over…

  • Google AdSense Placement Tips

    I’m not sure how I missed this, but apparently Google has a whole page (including a heat map) about AdSense placement.

    This is a must read for any AdSense publisher!

    (Via JenSense)…

  • since starting my blog in Feb, I’ve had 3 clicks in total on my adsense ads. quite rediculoous actually. if u have any suggestions, i’d sure like to hear them.

    thanks!

  • I am reading this blog. I find it quite amazing. I have seen this heat map before, and was quite underwelmed by it. I have placed ads in the heat map area suggested, and walked through creating DOZENS & DOZENS of blogs. Traffic seems incredibly random. So I wrote a program so I could update and ping these giant number of blogs daily and multiple times. My hits have increased DRAMATICALLY, but clicking still follows the pattern of a random walk. Theoretically the more traffic and blogs you have, the more clicks you should generate. But that ain’t necessarily so. It just seems the more consistent your traffic and clicks become. Some of my best days I did not blog and ping at all!

    -Chris

  • AdSense Optimization Heat Map

    Jen is reporting on a new study Google AdSense just launched that shows publishers the best places to receive more clicks on their website.
    Jen's Article.
    AdSense Optimization Tip Page.

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