Tons of unused space for possible adsense placement

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  1. sunforged profile image74
    sunforgedposted 14 years ago

    As someone who doesnt mind getting a taste of ad revenue one day -whats up with the huge right column of unused ad space that would give returns on impressions!

    In truth, readers are already trained not to pay attention to such a space, so it wont take away from people reading my work - but the ads that pay by impression wont ever know that!

    I dont need any real answers, so dont waste your brain - free space=ad revenue in my book, any purity of writing responses can be sent to my email with the title SPAM - thanks for fixing this revenue issue as soon as possible


  2. compu-smart profile image91
    compu-smartposted 14 years ago

    I and many pc users  i know only have pages open in an A 4 paper size..,Example.. when i do searches, my browser only takes up two 3rds of my monitor, and the remainder, i have tv on, youtube  and msn open in the other 3rd of my screen, and most sites i visit can mostly be viewed fine! My screen res helps 1280-1024, so i dont ever see any blank space at hubpages!

    1. sunforged profile image74
      sunforgedposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Wow, even on my laptop monitor i have about 800 px of dead space on the right next to the hub profile box.

      But that is not what I am referring to, Im sure you have the same dead space, under your profile window and related hubs, ONE graphic ad is served - On any of my hubs another 4 could fit underneath in the devoted column.

      Perhaps it is to difficult to customize based on each hubs length and they jut do one to be safe (sorry my s doesnt work well from writing sunforged so much) ....but on the other hand for the possible revenue I bet they could create an algorithm that could deal with the issue

      and yeah most sites should view as they use css - to display at 100% proportion of window - or\are following old web rules of being designed at 800 x 600

  3. Uninvited Writer profile image77
    Uninvited Writerposted 14 years ago

    I think there comes a point when you have too many Adsense ads that people stop visiting because all they see are ads and the content is hard to find. I think we have just enough ads.

    1. sunforged profile image74
      sunforgedposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Ill dig up the study - but in truth, modern readers dont even notice ads, we are trained to disregard the very top of a page and the sidebars - so it wont make a difference either way- I dont think it would drive a reader away from content and it wont boost ad revenue to much - but at about 30 cents for 100 clicks, any boost is good in my book.

      Ill find the study:

      that has the image - heat sensitive, web readers read in a "F " pattern - its a must know for hopefully successfull web writers and common knowledge in print journalism

      1. relache profile image72
        relacheposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        So, haven't you just proved that your own request for having more ads in the white space would be useless?

  4. compu-smart profile image91
    compu-smartposted 14 years ago

    I see what you mean now, but as uninvited writer says, too many adds can be too much and it would be nice for visitors to view as many hubs as possible before they click an ad before even viewing a hub!\

  5. sunforged profile image74
    sunforgedposted 14 years ago

    If the study was a hundred percent accurate we would get no ad clicks - but I said it was technicality -it certainly isnt depreciative to anyones experience.

    In my reading habits, I read to the bottom before even considering leaving the page for an ad or link -so i want the ads at the bottom of my hubs - not within the top paragraph

    plus impressions dont care if they are seen

    1. Maddie Ruud profile image74
      Maddie Ruudposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Hi sunforged.

      We use YieldBuild to optimize ad display for maximum click-through rate.  Adding additional ad spaces does not necessarily mean more revenue, since after a certain point they have diminishing returns, and can aggravate the reader.  Ads "above the fold" tend to perform better than those further down the page.

      1. sunforged profile image74
        sunforgedposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        Cool, ill read about Yieldbuild , so Im the only one who actually reads to the bottom before considering clicking out? I wont bother scrolling back up and i dont want to interrupt my read to click a contextual ad.

        Hubbers are a different crowd, as writers they may not be skimming like the average reader ( i think)

        I have liked to put ebay/amazon modules there about an adsense module then?

        1. darkside profile image69
          darksideposted 14 years agoin reply to this

          It won't happen. See Maddie's link regarding YieldBuild.

          1. sunforged profile image74
            sunforgedposted 14 years agoin reply to this

            i gave up already, whatever algorithms they use wont convince me that an ad that cant be seen can be clicked. Or that the audience of hubpages is the same as myspace or flash crowded sites.

            If i write a article about eBay that extends say 15 modules past the last ad, 2 full screens ...will someone bother to scroll up again i think not

            but i quit- the computers and stats win

            1. Maddie Ruud profile image74
              Maddie Ruudposted 14 years agoin reply to this

              Just to note, there are actually ads at the very bottom of the page.

              1. sunforged profile image74
                sunforgedposted 14 years agoin reply to this

                works for me, thanks!

            2. pauldeeds profile imageSTAFF
              pauldeedsposted 14 years agoin reply to this

              AdSense only allows 3 ads on a page.  We are investigating the possibility of adding additional ad network options which would increase that limit, but we haven't done it yet.   If you'd prefer to have your ads at the bottom you may be able to achieve that by using one of the lower ad levels.  However, I don't think that is likely to make you more money ...

              1. sunforged profile image74
                sunforgedposted 14 years agoin reply to this

                what is lower ad levels? Since everyone was so kind to address my question seriously - that is exactly what I want! Ads near the natural conclusion of the piece, is that a formatting option in the affiliate screens?

                Pepperjam has a lively publisher collection - they just got

          2. Misha profile image63
            Mishaposted 14 years agoin reply to this

            Wow Glen! Are you back? Did not see you for ages smile

  6. waynet profile image67
    waynetposted 14 years ago

    Also there is the main fact of people around the world using different browsers such IE7 or previous versions, Firefox and Safari to name a few, and in different web browsers various websites take on a different appearance too, which is apparent in the first ever website developments that any webmaster should undertake and that is to know what your own websites look like in some of the other internet browsers.

    I suppose the hubpages team are fairly confident of their testing to resume or optimize the ad placement positions accordingly!

  7. darkside profile image69
    darksideposted 14 years ago

    I moved house. Further into rural Australia (so at the moment I'm accessing the internet via dial-up). I have cows on one side, camels on the other (strange, but true) and in my backyard I have kangaroos. The first time I've ever been able to make that boast.

    1. compu-smart profile image91
      compu-smartposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      sounds beautiful,
      Here in London, I have just houses behind, left, front and back of yard! but at least I have Broadband! smile

  8. sabrebIade profile image74
    sabrebIadeposted 14 years ago

    Another thing is that more Ads do not always equal more earnings.
    One of my highest paying Blogs only has one Adsense ad block on it.
    I know this isn't always the case, but more ads do not always equal more money.


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