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emailgrant at gmail.com
Fri Jan 14 13:59:54 EST 2005
> > Lastly, I've decided to abandon AdSense on my site. If anyone cares
> > about my reasons let me know and I'll post it to the list.
> Well now we are certainly all curious - I'd guess "didn't make enough"
> to be the main factor?
I spoke a little too soon. Someone in another forum turned me on to
the brilliant idea of only displaying the ads to users in countries I
don't ship to. That would be all but the US for me. Any ideas on
making a US/non-US determination?
Here are the reasons I was giving up on AdSense. If I'm not trying to
sell to the person I'm displaying the ad to, they all evaporate:
* inadequate control over what is presented
The list of sites to be advertised comes from Google, not from me.
Filtering sites is helpful but still doesn't allow for sufficient
* inadequate control over how it is presented
There are limited options pertaining to the display of the ads and
* inadequate revenue
Not that much money.
* shopping deterrent/distraction
The ads seem to decrease the number of orders placed.
* requires an offsite request
Making an HTTP request to google.com instead of only local requests
slows down the loading of the page.
* opens in same window
Google won't allow an ad's click to open in a new window, which means
you lose the visitor *at least* temporarily.
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