Images above adsense increase CTR

Tue Jul 19, 2005 6:57 pm

This is an interesting post. The poster claims to have increased his/her CTR by using interesting image placement above the adsense ads.

http://forums.digitalpoint.com/showthread.php?t=17104
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Tue Jul 19, 2005 11:16 pm

Awesome thread! Thanks for sharing ;)

And geez - that's the second time today I've been glued to my screen while reading page after page at DigitalPoint LOL - I've got to go dig up my username & password to that site so I can join in :lol:
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Wed Jul 20, 2005 12:46 am

I have tried it on of my blog and it's CTR is higher than my other blogs.
If you have a site/blog which have no pic then the first thing you look at is the picture itself...

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Wed Jul 20, 2005 8:26 am

Just so everybody knows this forum is also VERRRRY GOOD here the thread that discussed a variant of using pictures a while ago
:wink:

http://www.associateprograms.com/discus ... ght=#47957

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Wed Jul 20, 2005 1:25 pm

Sweet! Thanks for the link :D
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Wed Jul 20, 2005 9:57 pm

I wonder if it makes any difference whether the graphic or photo is actually relevant to the ad.

Seems like it would be more effective if they complemented each other... but maybe it's just the "eye candy" effect so it doesn't matter?
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Wed Jul 20, 2005 10:37 pm

Also being discussed at: WMW . AdsenseAdvisor chimmed in too.
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Thu Jul 21, 2005 3:28 pm

7-fold increases in a couple of days? Wow, I better get going on this! ;-)

For those who don't want to register at WMW to read the forums, basically, people have been reporting immediate results with multiple times increases on their CTR.

My take on what ASA says is that using pics in itself is not against policies but you can't directly encourage clicking for the sake of clicking. It's gray, I know, but an arrow image pointing to the ads may not be ok while a pic of a smiling young woman on top of an ad seems to be ok, even if unrelated.
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Mon Jul 25, 2005 1:24 pm

Thanks for this discussion. I implemented it and increased my CTR by at least 50% :)
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Sat Jul 30, 2005 10:34 am

how! this is great man...
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Sun Jul 31, 2005 12:38 am

I wonder if it would be ok to use some of your own affiliate's banners as the images above adsense to increase the clickthroughs?
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Mon Aug 01, 2005 8:22 am

igezeum wrote:I wonder if it would be ok to use some of your own affiliate's banners as the images above adsense to increase the clickthroughs?


Hi,

I think it is ok, but i would not recommend it,
this gives the visitor two options to click... and confuses. Images should be simple and calm. and of course on topic.
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Wed Jan 03, 2007 2:50 am

Images Near adsense have always been a tricky issue. I beleive google now also has a clarification at their adsense blog
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Mon Jan 15, 2007 7:16 pm

it's ok to have pictures near adsense but you should have clear, visible borders seperating the pix and the ads..

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Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:00 pm

According to me the Images near AdSense has been a difficult issue.This an interesting position. Posters claiming that he / she hits an increase in the use of AdSense ads above some of the interesting position of the image.
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