December 11th, 2006
Now and then my AdSense clicks will be very low, I mean separate clicks generating me .01- .03 clicks are quite common with some of my websites.
My first idea was that it might be clicks generated by the traffic coming from third countries. It is quite possible.
Next idea was that my AdSense account was smart priced. Possible? Certainly.
Recently I have discovered one more possible cause of low paying clicks – a list of websites that go after very cheap PPC traffic. As a result, your AdSense earnings are next to nothing when your website visitors click on the ads of these websites (I think we can define these websites as a sort of arbi focused websites).
It is one thing to make an arbi test of your own, and completely different when you get very low clicks on your ‘valuable’ sites (so, arbi stuff is a ‘bad’ thing?)
Adsblacklist.com website is a priceless resource if you would like to detect and filter those parasite websites so that they would not get featured on the pages of your websites.
Just scan their current top 30 and you are likely to recognize some URL’s, I am sure of that:
AdsBlackList Top 30
Summary: What should you do with this website list? It is up to you. I just blocked them via AdSense interface (‘Competitive Ad Filter’ option in AdSense setup) as I do not want these one cent clicks.
Effect? I am not certain. First a slight decline in AdSense earnings followed by a great increase, then a slight fall again.
[tags]adsense, arbitrage, low paying keywords, seo, internet marketing, affiliate marketing, make money online, home based job, earn your living online[/tags]