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Is it worth following Google Adsense Scorecard recommendations?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Retsam5, Dec 13, 2013.

  1. Retsam5

    Retsam5 Junior Member

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    When you're on the Adsense home page (I'm using the old version) and look towards the bottom right, there's a section called Google Scorecard. It displays Revenue Optimization, Site Health, and Google+ stats. Is this thing ever accurate, and should I pay any attention to it?

    It tells me to diversify my ads with Text/Image for better revenue. I have, I always have... don't understand this. I've always simply ignored it.

    It also tells me to upgrade speed performance for my sites, which I have for some pages but still have to do for others, so that's something I will have to look into further.

    But what got me to post this thread is the last section, Google+. It remained excellent (4/5 dots) up until sometime last week. It's currently at 1/5 dots and I have no idea why. It says to place Google+ buttons on my sites... the only problem is, all of my sites already have them in place.

    Should I even pay attention to this? Maybe I'm just overreacting after I optimized my site last week for speed and my earnings have dropped since. It feels like I'm going backward when moving forward.
     
  2. kaylanewett

    kaylanewett Power Member

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    All that scorecard thing is pure BS. It changes for me literally every day. One day revenue optimization will be 5 and the next 1 or 2 when I never changed a thing. Some days it has that Google +1 thing at 5, when I NEVER put Google +1's on my blogs. I don't follow it anymore at all.
     
  3. laowai

    laowai Power Member

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    I have noticed same that it changes a lot every other day. Would it be helpful to follow the advices, I think that in overall it would be (when its not just fluctuating) as having Google + on your site and keeping the page load time good should help for the rankings. In your case you seem to have everything already in place so I wouldn't put too much attention on the scorecards.
     
  4. Retsam5

    Retsam5 Junior Member

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    Funny, I just checked it again and my ratings are all up again. The icing on the cake is that it seems they removed the Google+ section completely because it no longer shows up for me anymore. Oh Google...