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Competitive Ad Filter

  1. SimeyC profile image90
    SimeyCposted 7 years ago

    I was reading a blog the other day and I canme across an article on using the Competitive Ad Filter.

    I had nothing to lose so I tried the advice.

    Wow - since using this wonderful little section on Adsense, my Google revenue 'ratio' has increased by 80-90% - amazing.

    Do a search on the forums for 'Competitive Ad Filter' and you'll find a great old forum entry with suggested sites to add to this filtrer...well worth doing!

    1. mailxpress profile image72
      mailxpressposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hello SimeyC,
      Thank you so much for creating a Forum as this.  I'm still trying to master Google Adsense.
      I spent a couple of hours visiting each website to see if it were still in use and to get more of a feel to what to look for when I come across the MFA (made for Ads) and LCPC (low cost per click).
      I can't wait to see the results.
      I build free websites and have gotten very good at it.  It's nice to know I have control over what ads are being placed on my websites.
      If you or anyone in this forum creates websites make sure you verify you website within you Adsense account.  I did that today too.
      There is so much to Adsense.  It goes so deep.  OK, thanks again.
      mailxpress

  2. Will Apse profile image90
    Will Apseposted 7 years ago

    It wouldn't be spamming if you gave us a direct link to that forum post, SimeyC. I think a lot of people could benefit.

    1. SimeyC profile image90
      SimeyCposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      True - here's the original link:

      http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/15248

      ..and some background info!

      What this tool allows you to do is to list sites that either don't directly relate to your content (and therefore won't get clicked) or to some low paying 'spam' sites - so from my experience I seem to get a lot more 'high' paying clicks.....

  3. thisisoli profile image57
    thisisoliposted 7 years ago

    haha, just read the original thread, the first ad I blocked as well was for the scientology website.

  4. mod2vint profile image69
    mod2vintposted 7 years ago

    Thanks for the info, I'll be checking it out. Any suggestions on what kind of site to block?

    1. SimeyC profile image90
      SimeyCposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      The link I listed has a lot of suggestions - including a full list from one person! I just used a generic list I found on the web and got decent results!

      1. mod2vint profile image69
        mod2vintposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        what did you enter for a search term to find your list?

  5. thisisoli profile image57
    thisisoliposted 7 years ago

    You want to block out sites which you do not think anyone will click.

    So for example, on a vegetarian website, you would not want adverts for chicken recipes.

  6. Lynda Gary profile image59
    Lynda Garyposted 7 years ago

    I spent hours going back through all my hubs, checking to see if the ads were relevant, etc. ALL -- literally -- of them were. So I didn't see the need to add the filter.

    Hmm..

    Am I just lucky with what ads are posting, or am I overlooking something?

    1. SimeyC profile image90
      SimeyCposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I noticed a big increase of revenue per click when I used this application - you may have relevant ads on your Hubs, but some of those may only be paying 0.01c per click....

  7. relache profile image87
    relacheposted 7 years ago

    Remember, any ad filtering is only going to work when your own affiliate ID is on the Hubs.  It won't work when the HubPages preferences are in play.

  8. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    Thank you for pointing out the thread. Much appreciated. I can use or test theories a little at a time and see what's what. smile

  9. englightenedsoul profile image61
    englightenedsoulposted 7 years ago

    @SimeyC
    Thanks for pointing to that thread.  I have blocked all the sites that were mentioned in that forum(I guess the list was genuinine, I dont want low priced ads)...How much time will take for the list to take effect??

    1. SimeyC profile image90
      SimeyCposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I noticed a difference straight away.....I was pleasantly surprised!

      1. englightenedsoul profile image61
        englightenedsoulposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you so much for the list then...I hope I would be pleasantly suprised as well.  Thanks again for the share!!

  10. sunforged profile image74
    sunforgedposted 7 years ago

    ad blocking has its purpose especially relating to relevancy and competition, but keep in mind the ads that display on your page are the current high bidders, blocking them means you will now get the next LOWEST bid, but you may in turn get more of those clicks.

    The best way to increase your ads cost per click and relevancy is to rephrase your titles and capsule headers until tasty high payers are displayed.

    1. SimeyC profile image90
      SimeyCposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I found that by blocking a lot of 'spam' type sites that only pay 0.01c a click, I got about the same number of clicks, but the value was higher - it certainly didn't work out that the 'next bid' was lower.....my general revenue has gone up about 50%  - it's a little harder to gauge now as I found a niche and am getting tons of traffic - but when my traffic was static, the revenue definately went up noticeably after applying ad filters. Perhaps I was getting more relevant ads? or the better quality ads were more prominent, whatever it was - it happened directly after filtering the ad content!

      1. sunforged profile image74
        sunforgedposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I believe your experience..but in the adwords business model, high bidder wins..if your highest bidders are .10 cents than you will  get replacement ads worth < or = .10 also

        A spam site that only bids .01 cents wont beat a higher advertiser...why would google serve a penny when they could make a dime?

      2. sunforged profile image74
        sunforgedposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        It would be easy to gauge you can see if your volume or cost per click increased ..they are the most visible factors

  11. sunforged profile image74
    sunforgedposted 7 years ago

    I do block a big list of MFA sites and supposedly notoriously low bidders like (believe it or not) ebay and yahoo, but I did it long ago after reading some random forum thread also, i dont  think its made a positive difference. I enjoy a greater than $7 ea per thousand by careful keyword tweaking

  12. sunforged profile image74
    sunforgedposted 7 years ago

    heres the blacklist i used years ago...

    http://www.johnchow.com/using-the-compe … -earnings/


    adsense serves the highest bidders in the prime spots on your pages..the low bidders shouldnt be appearing at the tasty locations if they get clicked occasionally ..shrugs

    youll see most of the commenters claim similar results as you though..

    1. SimeyC profile image90
      SimeyCposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I guess I'll use it for now - and then as I get more sophisticated with my 'tags' and titles etc I'll try switching it off and monitor closely!

      I still have a long way to go to learn about Google Adsense, SEO and marketing on the web!!!

  13. mailxpress profile image72
    mailxpressposted 7 years ago

    Hello Everyone,

    I'm so pleased I came across this Forum.  I added the websites to the Competitive Ad Filter within my Adsense account.  Thank you guys.
    I also made all of my channels targetable.  I look forward to seeing if there is any significant changes to my adsense revenue. I'll be back to let you guys know.  Thank you again.
    mailxpress

  14. Dense profile image69
    Denseposted 7 years ago

    Hi, anyone has an updated list? The list seems old to me. SimeyC, SunForged? Anyone?

    1. SunSeven profile image64
      SunSevenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      storyday.blog.hexun.com
      amygyh.blog.hexun.com
      110mb.com    
      dealtime.com    
      tracking101.com    
      insurances.splinder.com
      phpbb.com
      cnomy.com
      worldrevival.magnify.net
      business.com    
      toseeka.com    
      quickbrowsersearch.com   
      mediataskmaster.com    
      shopica.com    
      soydebarrio.com    
      searchbigdaddy.com    
      myglobalsearch.com    
      timesofmoney.com    
      deseoaprender.com    
      therichjerk.com    
      canalphotoshop.com    
      yeah.com    
      hd.org    
      sumpali.quotaless.com
      vectorportal.com    
      thinktarget.com    
      india.com    
      contattimsn.com    
      everyclick.com    
      25.com

      This is the top 30 as of this moment! smile

      Best Regards

  15. sagebrush_mama profile image81
    sagebrush_mamaposted 7 years ago

    Wow!  Thanks for this post...very helpful...needed to get rid of the pest control ad on my hub about growing tomatillos!

 
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