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Putting ads before content?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by bhjayalaxmi, Feb 26, 2016.

  1. bhjayalaxmi

    bhjayalaxmi Power Member

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    Do i have to mention "Advertisements" or "Sponsored Links" even if i put ads before content?
     
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  3. BaCCa

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    In addition to the simple "no", I'd say that ads before content are worst performing ads, because users just scroll over them to see your content. Sidebar is relatively shite too. Best beforming ads are IN content, followed by ads at the end of your post.
     
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    Depends on where the ads are from, if you try too hard to make ads look like content, adsense will say something eventually. CPM ad networks would prefer being more above the fold.

    This depends on traffic source. On mobile traffic a banner first gets way more clicks because people have to touch the screen to scroll. Bless those fat fingers. If your traffic source is mostly mobile, sidebar ads would do shit for the same reason, responsive themes push sidebars to the bottom of the page.
     
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    The simple answer as mentioned is "No", but be very careful to not make them look like part of your sites navigation... Google could possibly ban you for that.