I'm trying to figure out why on one section of my site I'm earning only one cent RPM.
Here's an example of how the web page is setup:
It consists of an adsense advertisement, a large image with an option to add it to a shopping cart, or add it to a favorites list.
When either option is selected, the same page is loaded again with adsense again but this time, an additional message appears on the page indicating the selected operation is successful.
I wanted to avoid random spiders from crawling such links because I don't want my database filled with entries from fake users, so I figured using buttons via HTML code similar to this would be wonderful:
<form action="http://example.com/special-item/add-to-cart" method="POST"> <input type="submit" value="Add to cart"></form>
In the past, I tried the anchor tag with the nofollow option, but I'm afraid to continue because search engines follow get requests more than post requests.
So I'm trying to understand why my RPM is low. Does google not like status messages such as what I make? or does my form violate webmaster guidelines according to google? or do I really have to replace those status pages with some ridiculous 300 word essay that is a bloated rendition of a simple status?
Can someone point me in the right direction? I unfortunately do not have a way to contact the adsense team directly. I'm not asking for code specifically. I'm just asking what I'm doing wrong here so I have at least an idea on how to correct my issue.