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Layout for higher CTR...

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by mudbutt, May 9, 2011.

  1. mudbutt

    mudbutt Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    This is my favorite layout for adsense. It looks something like this

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    My trick is to make the banner graphic sort of big, and leave just enough room for a title below it and a few sentences for an "intro" paragraph. For example, if the site was about "13 ways to prepare camel meat" the intro would be something short like

    Okay, so below that little intro, will be an adsense block. The reason why I use a big header and a little intro is to

    1: Have only half the adblock showing above the fold. The "ads by googel" is hidden below the fold.
    2: The intro tells the visitor to "feel free to look around the site" but when you end your intro like the way I showed you it feels like they landed on a homepage and that the ads are really pages in the site.

    Next is writing the content. My prefered word count is around 6-700 words. I like high quality shit. Some visitors will read the entire page, so stick a block at the bottom as well.

    Nothing fancy here, but sometimes simpler is better then those MFA themes.

    ALL of my sites consistently get doubledigit (15-20%) ctr with this type of layout (I use my own layouts) and because I dont stuff my ads with a shit ton of adblocks, the CPC is still high. From using channels, the top block gets the most clicks and from my testing outperforms having a block above all the content.

    Cheers!
     
  2. Woerd

    Woerd Regular Member

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    Isn't this violating the terms of adsense: cover parts of the ad

    with an image of something else? I like the idea, 15-20% ctr is

    very very high. How do you customize your themes like this?

    I really like the idea but I'm not sure it's allowed.
     
  3. Woerd

    Woerd Regular Member

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    Do you have a picture/screenshot about it without revealing

    the niche of course;)? Or maybe a download for the theme?

    I'd like to try this out but I don't know how to edit a theme like this.
     
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    I dont cover any ads with anything. The red line represents the "fold". Also forgot to add; you should put "I hope you enjoyed reading about camel meat on this page. For more information feel free to read the other articles on our site!" these little sentences always boosted my ctr.

    I have my own custom html sites but for if you want to use wp, choose any theme plus use a plugin called easy adsense ( i think thats the name of it). Theres no rules being broken here.
     
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    Ok thanks for the info!
     
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    mudbutt Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    If you don't want to make your own theme, you can use any theme and use the easy adsense plugin. The plugin allows you to drop adsense blocks in your content by using shortcode. Very easy.