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    Putting Affiliate Links and AdSense on the same page?
    Pls i want to know if it's unethical to have an affiliate banner and google ads on the same page.

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    No. A lot of affiliates have banners and google ads on the same page.

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    Thanks for the info.

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    Absolutely nothing wrong with monetizing your pages with adsense and aff links.

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    The only thing you have to worry about is using other contextual advertising in conjunction with Adsense (you can't for example combine Adsense with YPN or others, though you can with Kontera so there are exceptions), however combining it with as many affiliate links as you want is never an issue.

    So go nuts!
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    But remember that affiliate marketing will "usually" outperform anything like adsense, so once you get the right traffic you might actually lose revenue to other affiliates and merchants through adsense. I recently moved some of my adsense from top to bottow of a website; I lost some adsense revenue but not a big deal as I gained affiliate sales. I'm not sure if the increase in affiliate revenue is a direct result of moving adsense but it just seems to make more sense.

    My biggest peeve with adsense is when the merchant decides to insert adsense on their own website. To me that's a direct conflict with the affiliates because the visitor I sent through PPC could click right off the merchants landing page to another website, and the merchant gets paid but the affiliate loses out. I also think it's a sign of merchant weakness & makes me second guess doing affiliate business with the merchant.

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    Afam, I don't think it's unethical to put aff links and Adsense on the same page, just not in your best interest.

    You will make pennies from a click on Adsense and much more if you actually make a sale through your aff links. Guess it depends on how hard you want to work at ad copy and pre-sell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rexanne View Post
    Afam, I don't think it's unethical to put aff links and Adsense on the same page, just not in your best interest.
    Agreed. The only way that you'd likely earn more from your Adsense over your affiliate commissions would be:

    A. You have loads of highly-targeted traffic on keywords that pay several dollars per click, and;

    B. Your pre-selling or copy sucks.

    While it's not a bad idea to put Adsense up, especially if you're new to the game and you want to learn something, just don't expect to earn anything that you could call a real income from Adsense unless you're getting tens of thousands of very-highly-targeted visitors to your site.

    And in the case that you are, you're better off focusing this traffic on your affiliate products anyway!
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    nothing wrong putting both adsense and affiliate links on your pages

    Generally if you get traffic targeted to some specific product or service affiliate commissions will easily outperform adsense.

    You don't want to lose a visitor that could convert into a sale for a $0.10 adsense click

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    Thank everyone for the info...really appreciate it. I asked because i'm having it bad with my affiliate program basically becasue of the very low traffic on my site. But i want to stay with affiliate marketing and work hard to make sure something good comes out of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by afam4eva View Post
    Thank everyone for the info...really appreciate it. I asked because i'm having it bad with my affiliate program basically becasue of the very low traffic on my site. But i want to stay with affiliate marketing and work hard to make sure something good comes out of it.
    To be fair, if you have low traffic, it doesn't really make much difference what ads you have on your page.

    Work on getting more traffic and then think about what ads you have and what affiliate links you have.

    Without the traffic, it is just a website not making any money. Seems like you are looking at it backwards. Work on getting more people visiting your website.

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    Quote Originally Posted by afam4eva View Post
    i want to stay with affiliate marketing and work hard to make sure something good comes out of it.
    Afam,

    It can take time to build a site that draws the type of traffic typically necessary to make affiliate marketing *work.* If you're willing to work for the "long haul" you're halfway home. Keep building your site(s) and adding good, original content as you can. Eventually, you will have a site worth visiting and re-visiting and your affiliate marketing efforts will pay off.

    It's not a get rich quick business unless you have countless dollars to throw into PPC and buying traffic/sales. Either way, it can and will work if you stick with it, make the effort to build something of value to others and learn all you can as you go.

    Being here at ABW, interacting with others who do this and reading all you can about the industry is a step in the right direction most people don't make until much later in their affiliate marketing career so you're a step ahead of the herd.
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    Thanks Roxanne...

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    I have to heartily disagree with those who say putting adsense up in conjunction with affiliate links is not a good idea.

    In a lot of cases, there may be product lines (designer fashion accessories, for instance) where sales conversions are difficult to come by, but at the same time, adwords bid competition is fierce.

    If nobody buys that $2,000 handbag that you have on your site, and you don't have adsense working for you, you get nothing. If they click on your adsense ad on the way out, you may very well get several dollars just for the click... whether that person winds up buying something from that advertiser's site or not. A site that makes little to no sales at all could very well generate tens to hundreds or even thousands of dollars per month with adsense.

    If you've got enough traffic to gauge results with, it's easy to run a "with adsense" and "without adsense" test to determine which way you need to go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by afam4eva View Post
    Thanks Roxanne...
    You're very welcome.


    *Looks around to see if Roxanne slipped into the conversation while I wasn't paying attention*
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