is my adsense CTR good or bad?

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hello..

i have 197000 page views
374 clicks
CTR 0.19%

is that good or bad

thanx
#adsense #bad #ctr #good
  • Profile picture of the author Curtis2011
    Originally Posted by ghaith nazar89 View Post

    hello..

    i have 197000 page views
    374 clicks
    CTR 0.19%

    is that good or bad

    thanx
    0.19% is pretty abysmal for any website, except maybe forums which generally have terrible CTR's.
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  • Profile picture of the author aliendrummer
    Probably your placement?

    Is your site a forum?
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    • Profile picture of the author joma12
      If it is not a forum you should get minimum a 1% click trough. It depends also on the niche and the theme and of course where the ads are placed in the page.

      I use on several sites the CTR theme successfully It is ugly but it converts for adsense.

      Try to change the theme it could help a lot.
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      • Profile picture of the author Curtis2011
        Originally Posted by joma12 View Post

        If it is not a forum you should get minimum a 1% click trough. It depends also on the niche and the theme and of course where the ads are placed in the page.

        I use on several sites the CTR theme successfully It is ugly but it converts for adsense.

        Try to change the theme it could help a lot.
        Just curious, what kind of CTR do you get with CTR theme?

        Also to OP: If you share your website, we could give you tips on better ad placement. (technically sharing your CTR for your website is against Adsense TOS but I don't think any of us would care to report you)
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  • Profile picture of the author XenG
    Nope... try methods to increase your CTR like split testing. Take out keys that are irrelevant to your ad.. The ad must match your keys. Keyword on the ad should be good as well, depending on the research you've done on that key.
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    • Profile picture of the author ghaith nazar89
      my website is about funny photos like 9GAG - Just for Fun!
      my question is can i put all my adsense ads upov the fold or this against adsense rules
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  • Profile picture of the author surajramnani
    It should be atleast 1% try to experiment with ad placements to see the best area it performs on
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  • Profile picture of the author Ronno99
    Adsense is ok with them all above the fold, up to the max allowed, but you may run into an algorithmic or manual problem if you rely on search traffic.
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    • Profile picture of the author ghaith nazar89
      if i put my adsense below post title thats will push my content below (the user when open my website he will see only ads he have to scrol down to see my post is it that againt adsense rules? )
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      • Profile picture of the author Lucid
        There's no such thing as saying 1% or whatever percentage is good or bad. There are so many variables from websites to advertisers.

        Things you can control: placement of ads, colors. These can certainly help but you are still at the mercy of advertisers and that you can't control.

        Your CTR will only be as good as the advertisers' CTR, how good their ads are in relationship to your page. Google's ad inventory will have an effect too. Low inventory of proper ads for your page's subject will not help click rates. Neither will not doing proper SEO to help Google determine your page's subject or poor advertisers (there's lots of those) not doing the things needed (proper keywords, compelling ads) to achieve that high CTR. There needs to be a symbiosis between advertisers and publishers so that both benefit.

        One thing to remember: Google's system is made to maximize its profits. As your site matures and it knows more about it, it can serve better ads meaning better CTR in most cases. That's good for you, good for advertisers and good for Google. So don't get hung up with actual numbers. The system is saying that's the best it can do with what it's got.
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