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July 10th, 2005, 07:45 AM #1
Affilaite links or google adsense ?
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How would you decide the best route to go with your site between putting up affiliate links to merchants or adding a google adsense of say, 5 adverts and letting google pay you per click?
July 10th, 2005, 08:06 AM #2
Often, both is the best. Do a split test. Try just affiliate links, just AdSense, and both and see which produces the best total income.
July 11th, 2005, 08:46 AM #3
Depends on the type of site and traffic you have. I run both.
July 11th, 2005, 01:10 PM #4
Modifying the question a little.. On the "prime space" of your page, would u've affiliate link or google adsense?
Originally Posted by Jane
July 11th, 2005, 03:11 PM #5
It's a risk-reward question, really. You will probably generate revenue more frequently with AdSense, but for merchants that convert well and pay bigger chunks (meaning a good percentage on a high ticket item), you might be better off running the aff links.
I'd say it all depends on what you're peddling, and how saturated the market for your item is.
July 11th, 2005, 03:42 PM #6Originally Posted by Noth
I had one page last Christmas that was doing really well for sales, so I put up an AdSense unit for a couple of days. AdSense went up 10 fold, affiliate sales halved. The drop was greater than the AdSense rise so I lost the unit pretty quick. I tend to have affiliate sales pages OR AdSense on content pages, it's rare that I'll have both (though on one site I have they are both on most pages). The only way to find out is by trial and error and make sure you pay attention to what's happening!
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