Better news for veteran adsense users

by paulgl
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This is an old adsense blog post, but was reiterated in a recent email.

If you don't get the adsense blog posts, you should.
We are considering tenure more actively when responding to detected invalid activity. For example, some trusted publishers will now have their accounts suspended instead of terminated, and over time we hope to work directly with more publishers to resolve invalid traffic issues without needing to disable the account at all. (As always, we’ll continue to credit advertisers for any invalid activity.)
Read more at:
Working better together: Protecting against invalid activity - Inside AdSense

Notice they talk a lot about "traffic"? It's not just about invalid clicks. We all
get those.

Many people think their traffic sources do not matter. One of the BIGGEST
mistakes anyone using adsense can make. One reason why I am bringing
this up again.

Paul
#adsense #news #users #veteran
  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    The way I look at my traffic is I'm pre-selling on the overall niche for advertisers. I also only promote my sites on same niche sites/blogs/forums/organic SERPs.

    I'm not sure why people would want irrelevant traffic, the traffic would be less likely to care about any relevant niche Ads on the site. If your a car dealer you would want to hang out at auto shows, not cooking shows, lol.

    I was checking my Google Analytics stats a few days ago, my best site averages YOY with +20% direct traffic (repeat traffic), +30% referral site traffic & the rest is organic traffic (a little over 40% traffic).
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    • Profile picture of the author nest28
      Originally Posted by yukon View Post

      The way I look at my traffic is I'm pre-selling on the overall niche for advertisers. I also only promote my sites on same niche sites/blogs/forums/organic SERPs.

      I'm not sure why people would want irrelevant traffic, the traffic would be less likely to care about any relevant niche Ads on the site. If your a car dealer you would want to hang out at auto shows, not cooking shows, lol.

      I was checking my Google Analytics stats a few days ago, my best site averages YOY with +20% direct traffic (repeat traffic), +30% referral site traffic & the rest is organic traffic (a little over 40% traffic).
      Sometimes the visitor may still click on ads because they show previously searched items. For example, I was looking for messenger bags, so when I log into yahoo, I saw messenger bag ads, the same goes for youtube or any site that has Adsense.

      I'm not saying irrelevant traffic will convert well, but you could still get few clicks here n there based on ads showing old search terms.
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      • Profile picture of the author yukon
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        Originally Posted by nest28 View Post

        Sometimes the visitor may still click on ads because they show previously searched items. For example, I was looking for messenger bags, so when I log into yahoo, I saw messenger bag ads, the same goes for youtube or any site that has Adsense.

        I'm not saying irrelevant traffic will convert well, but you could still get few clicks here n there based on ads showing old search terms.

        Sure the irrelevant traffic could click an Ad, but it's very doubtful they would ever be returning traffic. Returning traffic will click Ads, multiple times/days. When I was running Feedburner/Adsense emails I did very well with my email subscribers (returning traffic) clicking Adsense Ads inside the feedburner email. My ultimate goal is to always try & increase returning traffic.
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        • Profile picture of the author paulgl
          The thing is, how are you generating traffic? Any traffic that
          comes there out of curiosity, or maybe a SERP where they
          thought it was a good site, etc., is one thing. I do generate
          quite a bit of that in the mix. I do believe google is telling
          people that if you insist on getting forced, cajoled, promised,
          rewarded, or otherwise idiotic mindless traffic, you are asking for trouble.

          I'd hate to put a link here and say, "Please come check out my new site!"
          You have no idea who or what is going to take you up on it.

          Contrast they with sharing it on your wall on FB. Is there a difference?

          Paul
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          • Profile picture of the author yukon
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            Originally Posted by paulgl View Post

            The thing is, how are you generating traffic? Any traffic that
            comes there out of curiosity, or maybe a SERP where they
            thought it was a good site, etc., is one thing. I do generate
            quite a bit of that in the mix. I do believe google is telling
            people that if you insist on getting forced, cajoled, promised,
            rewarded, or otherwise idiotic mindless traffic, you are asking for trouble.

            I'd hate to put a link here and say, "Please come check out my new site!"
            You have no idea who or what is going to take you up on it.

            Contrast they with sharing it on your wall on FB. Is there a difference?

            Paul
            I would never post a link on an IM forum for anything monetizing with Adsense, that's probably at least a dozen fails waiting to happen. I don't really consider FB as a source of decent traffic, at least with niche forum traffic those people are already committed to the same niche by becoming a forum member on their own, they're interested in the niche (pre-qualified).
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