Yeild Build - Your Experiences?

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  1. thisisoli profile image71
    thisisoliposted 8 years ago

    I have decided to try yeild build out 10 of my own websites to compare it to the my manually optimized websites.

    This is going to take a bit of time to set up, however I am looking forward to finding out whether or not Yeild Build is worth using.

    But has anyone else used Yeild Build on their own websites? and what were your experiences?

    1. sunforged profile image73
      sunforgedposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I have one site testing yieldbuild, its a WP site with thesis, so adding yieldbuild took all of 3 minutes.

      The site is so underdeveloped its not even funny yet somehow it has a 4% CTR.

      It will be a few months before I can really judge if its any better than my own optimization style.

      1. thisisoli profile image71
        thisisoliposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Ahh I might ask you in a few months how it's going then since it seems we will be on similar timescales.

        My first install of yeild build I took as an opportunity to upgrade an old wordpress install (About 4 years old) Which I have been meaning to do for a long time, which has meant struggling with format issues, the wordpress white screen of death, missing side bars and the like.

        I actually had forgotten how much I enjoyed playing with wordpress even when it is doing everything in it's power not to work.

        At any rate I will be sorting out the advertisements tonight!

  2. relache profile image86
    relacheposted 8 years ago

    The only website I'm involved with that uses YieldBuild is HubPages and whatever they're doing, I'm very satisfied with it.

  3. thisisoli profile image71
    thisisoliposted 8 years ago

    The yield build adds are up and running, and I have just realized I mis-spelt it in the title of this thread sad

    Nevertheless will have some stats through soon I hope!

  4. DanPowers profile image54
    DanPowersposted 8 years ago

    YieldBuild has tripled my website's Adsense income!

    I must admit though, if I'd had put my ads in the right places to start with then maybe the site would have made more money.

    I'm still less than 50% through the Yield Build training mode, so I don't know if I'll get some good stats at the end.

    I've also increased revenue on my other site substantially by putting ads in the text above the fold, rather than in the side bar. This site is database driven so that was a 5 minute job to implement.

  5. theirishobserver. profile image59
    theirishobserver.posted 8 years ago

    thisisoli - I am still learning the basics about hubbing so I cant help - but I will take this opportunity to say hello and wish you well with your work smile

  6. Susana S profile image97
    Susana Sposted 8 years ago

    I tried it on one of my websites and it certainly increased the CTR to around 4-5%. The only problem I had was getting support with the technical aspects - I basically didn't get any, and so I took it off.

    1. thisisoli profile image71
      thisisoliposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Heh, yeah my browser crashed when I just got to the bit where I install yeildbuild on to the site. If I did not already know where the ads needed to go I woulda been in troube, I might offer to write some guide for a small fee big_smile

  7. theirishobserver. profile image59
    theirishobserver.posted 8 years ago

    I have just remembered that one of the Official Hub people - Paul Edmunson? check that spelling - actually invented YieldBuild - I am sure I read that in his profile - he is also a hubber - why not ask him what the benifits are? I am sure he would be happy to help

    1. thisisoli profile image71
      thisisoliposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Aye thats right, I have read about the benefits of the program, however what it says on a site is not always what people actually experience!

  8. skyfire profile image71
    skyfireposted 8 years ago

    I'm satisfied with it, but only thing that i need from it is color selection for ads. dark color ads needs to be minimized for my site and as the process is in 50% i don't think it is learning about it.

  9. Susana S profile image97
    Susana Sposted 8 years ago

    I think it would be good if there was a forum attached so that users could help each other with it.

  10. Susana S profile image97
    Susana Sposted 8 years ago

    That sounds like a top idea Oli smile I'd love to get back to using it if only I could get some proper help with it!

  11. Daisydot profile image60
    Daisydotposted 8 years ago

    Interesting, I didn't know you could put yieldbuild on ordinary websites, I thought they were only on offer to the megasites (newspapers etc).

  12. borge_009 profile image79
    borge_009posted 8 years ago

    Do i not violate google adsense when i use yieldbuild with adsense?

    1. thisisoli profile image71
      thisisoliposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Nope, yeildbuild is fully compliant with adsense, and helps optimize your ad layouts to the benefit of both you and google.

      1. borge_009 profile image79
        borge_009posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        thanks thisisoli.

  13. borge_009 profile image79
    borge_009posted 8 years ago

    How many days before I will be able to see reports from my site?

    1. skyfire profile image71
      skyfireposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      ahem, within 24 hours it starts reporting about impression & clicks. Other reporting areas take more time than that.

      1. borge_009 profile image79
        borge_009posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks.  But its almost 24 hours since I've set it up.  Maybe I have to wait more.

      2. DanPowers profile image54
        DanPowersposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I'm still on training mode after 30,000 impressions - I think it's meant for larger sites!

        It has got me focussed on putting my ads in better places though.

        1. skyfire profile image71
          skyfireposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Sidebar and below_the_post ad placement is working for me with Yieldbuild.

  14. thisisoli profile image71
    thisisoliposted 8 years ago

    I'm having troubles with statistics on yieldbuild too, it is showing my daily earnings, but nothing else is appearing.

    It does say they installed a nw statistics server a few days ago, so i am giving thema  little time, if things dont show up soon I am going to pass them an e-mail before I implement yieldbuild across further sites.

  15. thisisoli profile image71
    thisisoliposted 8 years ago

    Yeah training mode is 60,000 to 100,000 impressions, however it uses that time to test a whole range of variables to give you teh best possible ad optimization.

    I am also looking forward to using YieldBuilds coding options, since on my vegan website I get lots of adverts for Chicken Curry and lamb roast etc, it would be nice (and profitable) if I could limit my adverts on this site to Vegan only options!

  16. borge_009 profile image79
    borge_009posted 8 years ago

    Reports are working for me now.

  17. thisisoli profile image71
    thisisoliposted 8 years ago

    I got an email from tehir tech support saying it was fixed last night, not checked yet though!

  18. thisisoli profile image71
    thisisoliposted 8 years ago

    Still not working, but, it has not updated yesterdays stats yet.  Hope it picks up soon, a stats junkie like me needs their daily fix!

  19. borge_009 profile image79
    borge_009posted 8 years ago

    I'm really happy with yeilbuild.  It's working and doing a great job on my site.

 
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