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    Hi guys, this is one of my sites. I had blocked out content areas etc. But my above the fold looks like that. Im only getting a 1.47% CTR. Getting 400-500 visits a day.

    What could I do to improve my CTR?




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    Do some SEO,PPC with your website. You will get more visitors !

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    Default Re: 1.47% CTR - Help me improve (Pics included)

    Quote Originally Posted by AquaticGamer View Post
    Do some SEO,PPC with your website. You will get more visitors !
    Read the thread again. You need to change Ad size and add in other places imo.

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    Default Re: 1.47% CTR - Help me improve (Pics included)

    You can add up to three adsense ads on your site, I see that you have added only two...
    Just add the other one and you will see a light CTR change...
    For my opinion, your best move is to increase the traffic before you increase your CTR rate

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    Hope your theme/template isn`t so dark, it will kill your ctr!

    Cheers

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    2-4 CTR should be good. Don't expect more CTR than that. Btw, check out the hot spots to place ads. Ads above the fold work well.

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    Thanks for the replies.

    The ads in the image are above the fold. I also have one centred after the article, before comments. The rectangles Im using are the recommended ones 336x280.

    Yes my theme is the colour shown in the screen shot. The blank space is the add, i have just removed the text to not show what ad is being displayed.

    Why does a dark background kill CTR? Do any studies exist to back up your claim, or is this just opinion?

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    Default Re: 1.47% CTR - Help me improve (Pics included)

    Quote Originally Posted by lolseo View Post
    The rectangles Im using are the recommended ones 336x280.?
    Exactly this is the mistake. The net is full of this 336x280 units. It's the worst unit you can use, because it's screaming "I am an Ad".

    On a side note: If you are using borders for your ad units, turn it of (change the border color to the color of background of your ads. )

    GL on your journey

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    Higher CTR comes at a price... usually at the cost of quality - uglier themes, more ads to annoy visitors etc.

    If you want 20% CTR, use blue sense theme Not really recommending it though because you might lose visitors, and if Google sees your site as low quality, they might ban your account.

    Other than that, your current CTR is pretty good. Aim for 2% CTR. Many sites don't get more than 1% CTR you know.

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    Default Re: 1.47% CTR - Help me improve (Pics included)

    If your site is informational, not a "buy-keyword", that is a good CTR already.

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    Default Re: 1.47% CTR - Help me improve (Pics included)

    Thanks guys, ive seen stuff on this forum where people are saying they get a CTR of 30-40% so mine was a bit like durrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

    I don't use borders on my ads.

    My site is informational, not a buy keyword also.

    Thanks for comments guys. I suppose over time as my visitor count increases so will my earnings, so perhaps the CTR shouldn't be a concern at the moment.

    Thank you everyone.

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    my ctr is about 0,15% so don't worry about 1,47 :P, but this with daily 300 000 ad impressions - small ctr changes will bring me a lot and so i'm playing around with crazyegg

    currently i'm trying to use a 728 leaderboard and remove some down the fold adspots, they have higher cpm rates currently than most of my other adspots...

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    On one of my sites I get 400-500 uv/day and I have a 10% CTR (Buying keywords). The best placement is the large 336x280 in your post to the top right. This is for an information site, not a picture site btw.

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    Add something in the middle of content. That will surely help you out. and what about the visitors of your site?? Is the majority of them are returning??? if yes then I think they know the ad location in your site and ignore all the ads.

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    1% - 2% CTR is very good as more could put you under Google's radar & nobody wants that.


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