I came across something that I found to be VERY interesting this past week. As some of you know, I had my page redesigned (with the help of Jornie.com… she can ad widgets anywhere on your page for a fee) Well, when I was playing around with where I wanted my google ads, I found that the small banner looked so much nicer, but at the end of the day, I had shocking results! If you are wondering which size adsense ad should I use – this will help!
First- a little background on my adsense ad placement: I only have the google ads at the top if my page and I keep one on my sidebar. I rarely include them in my post (mostly because I forget about it). So all of this information to follow is about the google ad that sits above the fold (my “money maker”)- the sidebar ad rarely gets clicks.
Take a look at this.
One June 23rd, I made $28.51 (My average is around $30-$40 a day) – this is the day that I had a Medium Rectangle (300 X 250) on my page, right above my post:
One June 24th, I moved to a banner ad instead:
I liked the look much better, because you could see the content right away, but look at this message from Google Adsense…
And I kept it there to see if it would happen again… here is today’s picture:
Now- my page views increased, so my money should have gone up, but it went way down.
So… I did this (moved ad to header):
and guess what…?
My adsense income is back to normal!
Moral of the story: You get more bees with honey. (You get more clicks with the big ad)
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