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    Adsense linklist vs ads

    I'm curious to know if anyone has any experience of how effective the linklists are, particularly the horizontal linklists.

    If these are placed at the top of the page under the site name, and before the content, do they generate much income?

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    Well I was using 'ProxPoint.Info' for a while, a site like Prox-Daily.info...
    And it used this template:
    Template Preview (blogsmith) - Free CSS Templates

    And I have to say.. I had a lot of clicks on the 'linklist' ads...
    But hole bunch of it, just because people 'though' those were the proxies

    But now that I have ProxLists the site redirects...

    But yeah I earned good amount of money with the linklist yes, but I still think 'ads' will let me earn more

    Greetz
    |Nico Lawsons

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    About 25% of my adsense income comes from well placed horizontal link lists - check first site in my sig . If the visitor's referral is a search engine, that rate is over 40%.

  4. 25%! I'm stuck below 10%. I think I'd better do some testing of my header designs...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shenron View Post
    About 25% of my adsense income comes from well placed horizontal link lists - check first site in my sig . If the visitor's referral is a search engine, that rate is over 40%.
    Quote Originally Posted by Will.Spencer View Post
    25%! I'm stuck below 10%. I think I'd better do some testing of my header designs...
    I see a significant difference between Shenron's site and Will's tech-faq, but would have to ask, is it the header image that is making the difference, or the volume of traffic, or the content of the site?

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    Header == No difference - I use this template on many sites, with many different headers. Average rate is about the same.

    Traffic Volume == No difference - TF should have at least 10 times more traffic than my major site... probably 20, so...

    Content == No difference - I'm pretty sure TF has a lot more quality content

    Where are the differences then?

    Well, I'd say:

    - Traffic sources (SE traffic is more keen to click on ads);
    - TF has a real navigation bar right below the G horizontal bar; in fact that real navigation bar stands out a lot more, so people are just ignoring the ad area;
    - TF has a real navigation bar on the left, which distracts people from top ads

    BTW - Will! You need to be more careful with that translation menu, as it goes over that G ad when expanded... afaik Google's been on top of those lately.

  7. Quote Originally Posted by Shenron View Post
    BTW - Will! You need to be more careful with that translation menu, as it goes over that G ad when expanded... afaik Google's been on top of those lately.
    Jah -- I'm heading into another complete redesign.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shenron View Post
    Header == No difference - I use this template on many sites, with many different headers. Average rate is about the same.

    Traffic Volume == No difference - TF should have at least 10 times more traffic than my major site... probably 20, so...

    Content == No difference - I'm pretty sure TF has a lot more quality content

    Where are the differences then?

    Well, I'd say:

    - Traffic sources (SE traffic is more keen to click on ads);
    - TF has a real navigation bar right below the G horizontal bar; in fact that real navigation bar stands out a lot more, so people are just ignoring the ad area;
    - TF has a real navigation bar on the left, which distracts people from top ads

    BTW - Will! You need to be more careful with that translation menu, as it goes over that G ad when expanded... afaik Google's been on top of those lately.
    Very interesting assessment. So, do you think a site like my aprender inglés site which doesn't have a horizontal navbar, would do well with the horizontal linklist if I also move the sidebar to the right side?

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    Quote Originally Posted by elbandelero View Post
    Very interesting assessment. So, do you think a site like my aprender inglés site which doesn't have a horizontal navbar, would do well with the horizontal linklist if I also move the sidebar to the right side?
    I think it might do well, yes. I'd allign it to the right though.

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    I've never really tried the link lists because I didn't think they were going to be effective. I might give them a look though. Thanks!

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