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adsense clicks... small vs long articles

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by eviltomato, Oct 8, 2013.

  1. eviltomato

    eviltomato Regular Member

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    I have a blog with about 50 articles on it currently... growing each day.

    I have a pinterest account that sends people to relevant articles.

    My question: In your experience... do people click more ads on short articles or long ones?

    I have been having some articles written to 500 words and others written to 2000 words. Have not been able to pick up any user patterns yet.

    Its kinda neat because I am showing in my webmasters account that some of my articles are starting to rank keywords and I have done absolutely 0 link building besides pinterest.

    Thx
     
  2. edgematch

    edgematch Elite Member

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    short ones will probably get more clicks but your ad placement will play a major role.
     
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    yeah, its ALL about ad placement .... I put my ads right into the content and match the color scheme to the theme of the site
     
  4. BrianKade001

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    Smaller ones are better. But, your website should have a mixture of both short and long articles. Ad placements, as guy who commented prior to me mentioned, would play a crucial role.
     
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    Roshaen Elite Member

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    Small articles can give you better conversion but ad placements can play a very important role on such blogs.
     
  6. LionMK

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    Using logic - short articles. But I have another questions for you how old is your blog and so far have you earned something from Adsense (how many clicks on ads?)
     
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    Google likes long informative articles
    People like short 250 to 350 word articles

    Your long articles will rank you better
    and your short articles will engage people better
    So keep mixing them up
     
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    deangregor Junior Member

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    You have to use both the short and long articles. People are more likely to click ads on short articles.
     
  9. eviltomato

    eviltomato Regular Member

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    Blog is a few months old with about 1 article every 2-3 days.

    I get about 300 visitors a day from pinterest. I only put about 15 minutes of work into pinning and stuff each day and I have noticed the visitor trend slowly going up.

    I get about 20 clicks a day = about $10 a day so far.

    Its not a ton.. but gotta start small
     
  10. mootonandy

    mootonandy Supreme Member

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    Is it a female orientated niche?
     
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    AdSense works by pageview, it only loads once per page. More pageviews = more money. So I'd go with shorter articles: that's is how most pro adsense blogs and news sites work.
     
  12. eviltomato

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    Yep it is female niche. I have found that you gotta start thinking like a woman if you want to have success on pinterest. You gotta find things that women love to pin and tell their friends "wow this is awesome.. would love to have this" or HINT "Yummmm".

    I told my wife what I am doing.. she said that I sound gay now.... lol

    You gotta have articles that are written for the niche though if you want them to click ads. Also you MUST make sure that your site looks good on a mobile device since over 70% of the traffic is from smart phones.
     
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  13. eviltomato

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    True yea. I guess the best thing to do is to have short articles as the landing pages for pinterest.. and stick long articles in for seo but not point pinterest to it.
     
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    Ive found the things that make the most money are the ones where im explaining what i do to my friends or wife and they give me the ...wtf are you gay look.
     
  15. eviltomato

    eviltomato Regular Member

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    Yep thinking outside of the box is the name of the game if you want to get anywhere. If you do the same thing that everybody else does then success is already limited
     
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    "Yummmm" = food?
     
  17. eviltomato

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    Put yourself in the shoes of a stay at home mom... or a mom who gets off from work and is sitting out on the patio in a rocking chair repining stuff on pinterest. What would a woman want to look for?
     
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    for me atleast 500 word articles works