Can you see how clever this is?

by Will Edwards 18 replies
Here's a clever tactic (not my site & nothing to do with me) ...

Mark Zuckerberg - 12 People You Did Not Expect to See on Twitter

People know it is a list of 12, but there's only one person showing, so they will be looking for the 'Next' button right?

Can you see how clever this is?
#search engine optimization #clever
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  • Profile picture of the author gearmonkey
    I see the next button. You don't see it?
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    • Profile picture of the author Will Edwards
      Originally Posted by gearmonkey View Post

      I see the next button. You don't see it?
      You understand this is about Adsense ... right?

      Come on, think again - have another look.
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      • Profile picture of the author nik0
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        Yes but instead of putting #12 in front of his name it would be more logical to put #1 or another number, otherwise you need a Previous button instead of next.

        But I get your point indeed, I would just put the Next button in a more subtle color as it now kind of dominates the page and you can easily over look the Adsense ad that way. I had to look twice, so I would have never clicked the ad.
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        • Profile picture of the author Will Edwards
          Originally Posted by nik0 View Post

          Yes but instead of putting #12 in front of his name it would be more logical to put #1 or another number, otherwise you need a Previous button instead of next.

          But I get your point indeed, I would just put the Next button in a more subtle color as it now kind of dominates the page and you can easily over look the Adsense ad that way. I had to look twice, so I would have never clicked the ad.
          Actually, I think beginning with #12 is also quite cunning. It reminds people that they are looking at a list. But I do understand your point.

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  • Profile picture of the author Hossain
    I always hate these types of tactics and I do believe these are one kind of cheating! The title looks funny and subject is already attractive. There are tons of legitimate methods which can be used to attract tons of curious traffic easily. no need to do black hat tricks when plenty of white hat options are available.

    However these are not new. I saw hundreds of pages like this before.There was a site which was offering free ebooks download option on different catagories where download links were AS ads
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  • Profile picture of the author IM Ash
    Yeah, this is really clever and sneaky! Interesting what people do to get a click!
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  • Profile picture of the author jay walters
    Oh,man this is pretty sneaky and smart. Great way to really make people click. Genius
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  • Profile picture of the author kaytav
    That's really a smart work. I did click on it. Nice way to get clicks to your adsense.
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  • Profile picture of the author alistair
    I don't know if I'm missing something but I can't see any adsense on the page?

    EDIT: Sorry, just remembered I'm using adblock. What a wally.
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
    I think that will get you banned ASAP during a manual review, it's obviously tricking traffic into clicking the Adsense Ads.

    OP, why the tracking code on the URL/link in OP?
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    • Profile picture of the author alistair
      Originally Posted by yukon View Post

      I think that will get you banned ASAP during a manual review, it's obviously tricking traffic into clicking the Adsense Ads.
      I agree with this actually thinking about it. It is obviously meant to catch people out and will probably annoy some.
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    • Profile picture of the author Will Edwards
      Originally Posted by yukon View Post

      I think that will get you banned ASAP during a manual review, it's obviously tricking traffic into clicking the Adsense Ads.

      OP, why the tracking code on the URL/link in OP?
      Hi Yukon

      Hadn't noticed it. Just copied the url after following a link from another site - nothing to do with me.

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  • Profile picture of the author alistair
    Ok I see what you mean now. Yeah that's quite clever and a little sneaky.
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  • Profile picture of the author Hossain
    I see lots of people here follow double standard! Will and eulogists of the cheater may want to see their money is safe in their digital wallets but these people don't hesitate to hijack money from AS providers using fraud tactics! Shame on you!
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    • Profile picture of the author yukon
      Originally Posted by Hossain View Post

      I see lots of people here follow double standard! Will and eulogists of the cheater may want to see their money is safe in their digital wallets but these people don't hesitate to hijack money from AS providers using fraud tactics! Shame on you!
      That's why a lot of people fail at Adsense, they don't understand they're supposed to be helping the Adwords guys increase targeted traffic, not unnecessary Adsense clicks like the trick in OP.

      I stopped caring If anyone gets banned from Adsense, most people here on Warrior Forum just don't give a crap about keeping their Adsense account from getting banned. They say they care but that's a crock of $hit from looking at all the silly tricks they try to get away with (ex: multiple Adsense accounts, fake navigation, images that are borderline porn, etc...).
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      • Profile picture of the author Hossain
        Originally Posted by yukon View Post

        That's why a lot of people fail at Adsense, they don't understand they're supposed to be helping the Adwords guys increase targeted traffic, not unnecessary Adsense clicks like the trick in OP.
        I agree. It should be a win win game. Here on WF I see people dont care about White Hat Black Hat. They just want money. Money is not everything. You should practice white hat methods as much as possible for establishing a better virtual world of business, for your INNER PEACE too.
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    • Profile picture of the author Will Edwards
      Originally Posted by Hossain View Post

      I see lots of people here follow double standard! Will and eulogists of the cheater may want to see their money is safe in their digital wallets but these people don't hesitate to hijack money from AS providers using fraud tactics! Shame on you!
      Excuse me, but this site has nothing to do with me. I am posting here in a forum about Adsense because I happened to spot an interesting tactic - that does not mean I approve - nothing more.

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      • Profile picture of the author Hossain
        Originally Posted by Will Edwards View Post

        Excuse me, but this site has nothing to do with me. I am posting here in a forum about Adsense because I happened to spot an interesting tactic - that does not mean I approve - nothing more.

        Will
        No problem Will. I know its not your page. I think you can contribute here by posting WH methods that might be helpful for lots of newbies who are just starting. Nobody wants to go wrong until there are lots of legitimate ways of generating earnings.
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