Adsense best converting ad type

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Hi

With adsense you have three options with your adverts

text only
Text & image/rich media ads

Image/rich media ads only

Out of those three I'd presume that "text only" is the best converter and best ad type to have on your page. Is this true? If not which is best for getting people to click?
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  • Profile picture of the author tylerherman
    Depends. Need more info on the niche, ad placement etc.

    For me image only banners and the large box ads work best.

    Test them all and see which works is the best advice I can give.
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    • Profile picture of the author Pedro Ferreira
      It depends on your niche and content. If your visitors are looking for a solution to a problem, they're more inclined to click around so text ads normally do better in that situation.

      If your content has more of an entertainment point of view or just news in general, image ads tend to perform better but are rarely better than text ads. But you've to test around and see what works for you in particular.

      Actually, having both image and text ads tends to be better for you because there are more ads competing for space on your site that way, which increases the CPC, which in return increases your earnings.
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  • Profile picture of the author socialbookmark
    It depends on your website. For some website and some designs, image ads work better and for some others, both of them can be used. I myself think text ads make more money than image ones but its not guaranteed. Maybe some image ads generate more money than text ones and some text ads generate more than image ones.
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  • Profile picture of the author paul nicholls
    its a standard fact that generally the 336x280 text box always works the best

    i always use it wrapped with content as per googles recommendation

    oh and also the 160x600, doesnt work as well but its the best vertical ad

    paul
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    • Profile picture of the author paulgl
      Actually, it's a standard fact that each site stands alone.
      You have to test, test, test, then keep testing. In fact,
      you never stop. If people would read google, even they
      tell you to mix things up from time to time. Your site
      gets stale. Ad blindness.

      Some sites cannot fit all ad sizes. Again, it's all about
      your site.

      Nobody should even attempt to answer the question.

      Google tells you to use image and text to get more
      bidders in the mix. But, some people think images suck, so
      they tell you otherwise.

      Nobody should be running your site except you.

      Only by testing with colors, sizes, and placements will
      you know.

      Just for fun, I decided to look at my custom channels.

      160x600 got the most clicks and most money.
      Next is 728x90, but got the highest CPC.
      My 336x280 got the most impressions, least amount
      of clicks and money.

      But those stats are meaningless to anyone buy me.

      Paul
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      • Profile picture of the author Greenfatman
        Cool, Paul... Is always a fun read your posts about adsense

        Regards,
        Originally Posted by paulgl View Post

        Actually, it's a standard fact that each site stands alone.
        You have to test, test, test, then keep testing. In fact,
        you never stop. If people would read google, even they
        tell you to mix things up from time to time. Your site
        gets stale. Ad blindness.

        Some sites cannot fit all ad sizes. Again, it's all about
        your site.

        Nobody should even attempt to answer the question.

        Google tells you to use image and text to get more
        bidders in the mix. But, some people think images suck, so
        they tell you otherwise.

        Nobody should be running your site except you.

        Only by testing with colors, sizes, and placements will
        you know.

        Just for fun, I decided to look at my custom channels.

        160x600 got the most clicks and most money.
        Next is 728x90, but got the highest CPC.
        My 336x280 got the most impressions, least amount
        of clicks and money.

        But those stats are meaningless to anyone buy me.

        Paul
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  • Profile picture of the author JasonGiorgini
    For me 336X280 works best. Many people complain about image ads paying a low amount, but having high click thru rate. Varies from site to site generally however.
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  • Profile picture of the author matricresult
    text only or text and rich media is the best
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  • Profile picture of the author GMT
    I think media can be good, but typically text is a winner as others have said. It really does depend on its placement though. Remember max 3 a page!
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  • Profile picture of the author Stuart william
    It basically depends on the site, if you are providing services then you can use text ads but if you are providing products then you can go with text and image.
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