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Advertising is the practice of producing text, images, or other media intended to influence others' purchasing decisions.

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What are the best ways to start driving traffic to a new website?

Would you try for SEO, Adwords, or other ad programs? Why? How cost effective is it?
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Less than half of Facebook ad clicks are visible in Google Analytics

We have a website that we advertise via Facebook, but in Google Analytics only 30-50% of the clicks appear. (The page is not really public yet, so I cannot post a link here) We already did several ...
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Adsense - is it worth setting up?

How much traffic is necessary for adsense to make sense?
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PHP-based ad server (alternative to OpenX)

I've used OpenX a few years ago and it worked fine. Now I see that it wasn't maintained for a while hence it became buggy on newer versions of PHP. Do you know any ad server that is a good ...
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Decide what ads to show myself rather than having AdSense choose for me

In order to show relevant ads to a user I just put Google code on my site and they target the ads based on their knowledge of that user. Is there anyway I can use AdSense or any other advertising ...
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Why My Adsense Account is not accepted

I have created a blog on blogger few days ago and created two blog entries on it. when i try creating AdSense account with blog's address it does not accept the application due to PageType. i have ...
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Why does AdSense require sufficient content?

I get that to apply for an AdSense account, a website needs to already have "sufficient content". As you can guess my website, being brand-new, did not. I am not disputing that fact, so I do not ...
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Should I put rel="nofollow" on author link?

We have just launched a new ecommerce shop. At the very bottom there is an anchor linking to our company website (a little advertisement, if you like). The SEO experts told us to put rel="nofollow" to ...
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Does Bing support anything like Google's First Click Free program?

Google has a program for webmasters called First Click Free. To implement First Click Free, you need to allow all users who find a document on your site via Google search to see the full text of ...
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How do I implement advertising on my page?

I want to make a little bit of cash on the side for my site. Who should I use for advertising? What are the best practices for ad placement? What are the best ways to keep advertising unobtrusive? ...
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Alternative Advertisers for my web site

I have a website where I have many of the programs I host, and I am looking for alternatives for publishing ads. The reason why I'm asking is because traffic on my site has more then tripled the ad ...
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What is the best way to promote a programming blog? [closed]

(The guys from 'Programmers' referred me here...) How do you promote your programming blog? I recently started http://blackforestcoder.blogspot.com/ to record my progress working with new ...
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Ad networks that will serve via HTTPS?

I've built a website with 160K page views per month that serves every page over HTTPS. The recent FireSheep news will probably increase the adoption of "HTTPS everywhere" but it's been very hard to ...
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Alternative to AdSense

What are some alternatives to using Google AdSense for generating advertising revenue? Google requires that the website has a high enough traffic volume to make it worth while to them. My website is ...
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How can I prevent invalid clicks on my AdWords campaigns?

I was wondering if there is anyway you can block or exclude people from submitting multiple fake ip's online . For example I have a google pay-per-click campaign set up on adwords. I downloaded a ...
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Do banner ads make my website a commercial website?

I am preparing a small wiki based tutorial website.I will have to be grabbing lots of contents under the Creative Commons (CCL), and I'm planning to place some ads on the website, to cover the costs ...
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How to proceed now , development is done ! [closed]

The project I was working/coding on from last couple of months is done from a development point of view. The project is a lightweight desktop video streaming application in Adobe Air. I also put up a ...
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Huge difference between Facebook Ad Click figures and Apache log requests

We're running a facebook ad campaign for our business but there seems to be a huge discrepancy between the number of clicks registered and the number of requests made with "facebook.com" in the HTTP ...
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How can I show multiple ad networks on my site?

I am not sure Google Adsense is the right ad network for me. I'd like to experiment with a few other options. I would like to setup another ad network, say Project Wonderful, and have my site display ...
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Can I use Google Analytics with commercials from other networks?

Does Google Analytics allow me to configure and evaluate statistics like CTR etc. for commercials from networks other than Google Adsense?
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Can I reposition AdSense ads with Javascript (for responsive purposes)?

I have a responsive blog where ads are displayed in the sidebar. On mobile devices however, the sidebar is pushed to the bottom below the posts. So what I'd like to do is move the ads from the ...
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Online advertising program where publishers (site owners) can choose ads? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Self ads targeting I'm wondering what online advertising programs there are out there where the site owner can chose which relevant ads to put on particular pages from a large ...
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How long should I expect it to take to get ads on a web site?

I recently had an idea for a web site that I wanted to monetize. A big part of this site revolved around an infrequent conference which only happens every few years, and it just so happens I had ...
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Tracking rotating Ads with Google Tag Manager

So at the moment we have our ads setup using event tracking in Google Analytic (Universal) and they are implemented in this format: <a href="example.com" onclick="ga('send', 'event', 'Banner Ad - ...
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Is there an upper limit on the number of Adsense adverts placed on one page?

I would like to add 20 Google banner ads below my web page's content so I can increase my Pay Per Impression earnings, is there any upper limit on the number of adverts I can display?
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Does DFP Small Business allow geotargeting?

I'm working with a blog that has an advertiser who can only show ads for US/UK... so I'd like to set up an ad server that will show those advertiser's ads for US/UK customers, and then show Google ...
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Free Website Marketing & Backlinks? [closed]

What are some good places to advertise my websites for free? I've already submitted them to Google, Yahoo!, and Bing. Now, I am looking for some places I can create legitimate backlinks. Does ...
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Effect of choosing https over http in a new website for AdSense & SEO

First off, sorry for my english. I am currently developing a new website that may be deployed in early 2017. This site may contain user login but that may be shipped later in that year. Now, I ...
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Adsense RPM dropped more than 70%

My RPM (Revenue Per Thousand views) on AdSense started to drop for past couple weeks, and now its 72,6% less than 28 days ago. Only things that I can think of that I did in past 28 days: I moved one ...
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Blog suitable Adsense format

I saw blog which has nice formated Google Adsense ads, but I don't know how to generate them. Here is a screenshot: https://i.stack.imgur.com/vPiYU.jpg (sorry for plain link but I'm too fresh here to ...
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How do I set up DFP to show one set of ads for US/UK and AdSense for everywhere else?

As a followup to this question, I'm setting up DFP for a blog and need to show one set of creatives to users from the US or UK, and just let AdSense fill in that ad unit when the user is coming from ...
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Does a semi-transparent overlay that only appears temporarily at game completion violate Google Adsense policy?

On my DEV server, after a user finishes a game on the website, a semi-transparent overlay covers the whole page. The score is then shown on the overlay. Through the overlay, you can still clearly see ...
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