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Fixed now - for anyone else with a similar issue - the problem was that there was a copyright claim on the video. This means Google will display ads regardless of your settings (so it seems), and I presume, share the revenue with copyright holder. Although the video was an original work, there was background music which was not original! There is an option ...


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You can't share cookies across domains. You may share across subdomains. So, if your domain wrote the cookie stored on the client - whether in an iframe from other site or stored by visiting your main site, your domain should be able to access it. Otherwise - no. Here's some good info on the matter (over on SO)...


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It's on case by case basis, but I would say that they are trying to build a user base first and monetize later on. Perhaps they have Venture Capital (VC) funding that is keeping them going for the moment. A prime example of this is Instagram, never made a penny, sold for $1bn, they effectively sold their user base to Facebook. Tumblr is another great ...


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I use manual - simply because I want to be in control, especially when it's my clients money. When manual, it makes more sense to control what times, or if the advert appears over a whole day or until the money runs out. If money is not an option, go with automatic. We (web users) click impulsively and so sometimes being position 1 is not best but why would ...


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Hi NotMuchOfAProgrammer, It's not a real backlink since the JavaScript is injecting the URL after the page has been loaded. If you disable JavaScript you will see: <noscript> <a href="http://ads.garden.org/www/delivery/ck.php?n=aa4a0d78&amp;cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE" target="_blank"> <img src="http://ads.garden.org/www/...


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We have a website that we advertise via Facebook but in Google Analytics only 30-50% of the clicks appear. This is quite common with ad programs, including Facebook ads as can be seen here. As covered there: Facebook Ads reports clicks. Many third-party reporting packages report visits or page views, which may not correspond directly to Facebook’s ...


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A responsive layout will also benefit your advertisers so they should be behind you on this. the largest being 728x90 This should obviously be 100% width on a small screen (and possibly the same for your other "banners"), however, it may need redesigning to work properly on mobile (the height is unlikely to be sufficient if simply scaled down). But, as ...


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Its a waste to show my already existing customers my company ads. It isn't, but we won't address using remarketing to drive referrals, reviews and upsells in in this question. To combat segmenting with remarketing, lets focus on this part of the question: My customers would regularly visit my website to access the updates about their account. Perfect, ...


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Be careful. Google will penalize too many ads above the fold.


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Although I totally agree with danlefree and his previous answer, there are some ways to make it more difficult for bots, at least for "not-so-clever" bots. 1 - Other than IP and User-Agent strings, you could try to set a cookie and display ads only if cookie is set. Also, if the bot uses cookies, try to see if it's clever enough to clear them when it ...


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If the local community paper won't run your ads because they view you as a direct competitor then just move on to alternate forms of advertising such as: Create a Facebook Page promoting your site and purchase ads targeting your preferred demographic Post flyers on local bulletin boards (e.g. Markets, Post Office, Community Centers) Obtain a table or booth ...


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You have no revenue because you have zero clicks. Like many ad networks, Chitika pays only for valid clicks. They don't pay per impression. To get revenue, a user that sees the ad has to click on it.


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I think you're going to find opinions supporting both sides on this situation. One group will say that it is unprofessional because all you're trying to do is lure people in with second-hand information in the off chance they might click one of your ads and earn you revenue. The other side will say it's your blog, do with it what you will. Personally, I'm in ...


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Ads.txt has zero to do with SEO or even UX. It is specific to programmatic advertising. It might be of interest if your websites display ads that are purchased on real time bidding (RTB) exchanges. Otherwise, you don't need this file. Ads.txt also doesn't share anything in common with robots.txt, other than also being a plain text file, and generally ...


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He should probably ask the celebrities and their agents, as well as the hotels he serves for permission. It is bad practice to distribute customer information without permission, to say the least. Not doing so and just mentioning the clients without their express permission could put you/the client in a bad position which could damage your/your client's ...


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As an Information Architect I'd tell you users are there for the content and stay for the content, not the ads. They accept that ads pay for the sites they use, but dislike being forcibly interrupted or distracted during their use of a site. The ad industry has resorted to larger and more shouty adverts, like those that @Chrys refers to in his answer, ...


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Google AdWords is almost (or can be) a full-time job and like SEO, you might do something simple/cheap which will have impressive results but something with a greater effect/expense that is not working out at all for you. I just left a small business (+$1MM/a) that, 6 months after changing hands, is indebted and looks like they'll be ceasing operations. ...


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The best source of free traffic is search engines. People perform around two trillion searches on Google each year. Of the people that click on a result, 94% click on the organic listings and only 6% click on the ads. That means that there are more free clicks available than there are all of the paid clicks that you named combined. Search engine ...


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Take a look at this page. Search for 'Ad placement'. It says: Google ads, search boxes or search results may not be: Displayed in pop-ups or pop-unders. I'm not sure if sidebar that is being pulled out on a click. is a 'popup' too. To read all the policies of AdSense, take a look at this page. This may not be the answer you were looking for, but you ...


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You are not allowed to request an ad to AdSense and to not display it. In order words, if you load the ad when the user clicks on the side bar, this might be ok. But, preloading is not ok, since there is a reasonable probability that the ad won't be displayed to the user (when he/she does not click on the sidebar). In this case, Google would count it as an ...


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Stephen Ostermiller is correct. But I would like to add this for your understanding. Clicks on ads depend highly upon the relevance of the ad to the interest of the user. This is a difficult thing to do and has little to do with your site at times but rather the ad network. I do not know Chitika, but it is their job for their advertisers to deliver ads that ...


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I think @media-queries are simpler. You load the two ad units and under 768px you hide one and show the other. This is valid. The solution you are using is good but as you insert the new ad unit under 768, you also need to remove the other. This guide from Google explains what you can't do: Hiding ad units at anytime (e.g., display:none), unless ...


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Google will penalize pages with an excessive number of ads but you can have up to three ad blocks with no penalty (based on AdSense policy). As for page load it does effect pagerank but not a ridiculously huge amount compared to how content affects it. Update 4 March 2018: I should probably add to this that ad providers such as Google AdSense generally load ...


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It usually depends on the country and the company's requirement/agreement for disclosing the relationship. For example in the US, the FTC requires clear and conspicuous disclosures for affiliate links. You can read about these in the following guides from the FTC: Dot Com Disclosures 2013 guide: https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/press-releases/2013/03/ftc-...


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Anything that increases your web presence is likely to positively impact your SEO. Ads increase your brand awareness. If these ads causes users to share your content on social media, organically link to your page, talk about about your brand, or search for your company on Google you SERP position is likely to go up. But you shouldn't expect the links ...


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Just some ideas to consider: You only use the word "video" once. You use the word "game" twice. Switching the focus from guns to game (or "gaming guns") might help to achieve your goal. You could also reformat the site so that the guns are separated into which levels you can access them in, or what/where in the game you have to do to get the gun. That ...


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As an end user, the simple answer to this is "just don't allow the banner to run." The term "banner" suggests to me that the applet is nonessential, i.e. blocking it wouldn't prevent the page from working. As a webmaster, the obvious answer is to just accept that Flash is dead and remove the applet, as 90% of your users are not going to see it anyways ...


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It's called buying a link and it's a great way to hurt your website. Google very much frowns upon this as it is done solely to manipulate their search results. Sites that sell links and do not use nofollow on them, which is assumed since they paying for a link that has SEO value, are punished by Google and deservedly so. If you are going to do this make it ...


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In mid-September 2013, Google AdSense added HTTPS support. Consider using it if your site's privacy policy would allow sharing page content with Google.


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A lot of this comes down to the advertising contracts you're using on the site. I've not really looked into GoogleAds (for example) so can't comment on that, but I've worked on a number of sites where they've used ad delivery systems that they've controlled the rate cards for. Typically the RHS ads would be sold at a lower rate than the "in-body" adverts, ...


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