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    Should Affiliate Sites Drop Adsense?

    Let's say you have an affiliate site which displays adsense ads below the fold but it still generates significant revenue. Adsense placement and logic would tell you the visitors are clicking on ads because they are not interested in the affiliate offer. But I don't want to assume anything.

    Have you tested out dropping adsense on an affiliate site? If so, how did it impact affiliate revenue?

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    Yeah I was also wondering. My logic tells me to get rid of adsense and focus entirely on optimizing aff sales. When an average sale is worth 200 adsense clicks that should pay off. I'm planning to test it soon on one site

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    The problem is that adsense advertisers can be advertising a similar offer to what you are promoting through an affiliate program. I hate the thought of getting cents per click instead of making a nice size commission. I think I will be testing it out shortly too, but would still love to hear from anyone who has tested it out already. If it did boost aff sales what was your adsense placement like?

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    I tested it and it works, what i did is just simply made websites for adsense and affiliates separately, and its so far so good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oranges View Post
    I tested it and it works, what i did is just simply made websites for adsense and affiliates separately, and its so far so good.
    So you make adsense sites for niches where you can't promote an affiliate program?

    When you say you have tested it, how were you displaying adsense on the affiliate sites? Were the adsense ads in a prominent position, and how much was affiliate revenue effected when you dropped adsense? Did it just replace adsense revenue or actually improve even more?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DomainMagnate View Post
    When an average sale is worth 200 adsense clicks that should pay off.
    How did you calculate that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dcristo View Post
    How did you calculate that?
    I referred to my site where I tested it on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DomainMagnate View Post
    I referred to my site where I tested it on.
    Oh ok, I was thinking you were still yet to test it out.

    Do you remember how many adsense units you had on the site, and if they were above or below the fold?

    In other words, was adsense secondary to making money with affiliate stuff?

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