The seo experts told us to put rel="nofollow" to all external links.
Trying to massage PR (for want of a better term) in this way sounds like a very outdated concept to me. Is e-Commerce any different in this respect? If a site is worth linking to it should be "follow".
Generally, rel="nofollow" should only be used on paid-for or untrusted (ie. user-...
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 ...
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
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Yes, your use of Microdata and schema.org is correct.
Instead of div, you might want consider using the sectioning element aside:
The element can be used for […] advertising, […]
That way the advertisement is separate from the main content flow of your document.
Oh, and don’t forget to provide an alt attribute for the image.
Depending on the ad, you ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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:
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 ...
According to version 1.0.2 of the ads.txt specification:
3.2.1 FILES WITHOUT AUTHORIZED ADVERTISING SYSTEM RECORDS
Some publishers may choose to not authorize any advertising system by
publishing an empty ads.txt file, indicating that no advertising
system is authorized to buy and sell ads on the website. So that
consuming systems properly read and ...
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 ...
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 ...
Most likely nothing will happen - it us highly unlikely they could sue you (you are outside their jurisdiction) and those jurisdictions are not designed to block the Internet - and have bigger threats to worry about.
The bigger consideration is credibility if you have lots of customers from those juridiction.
https://gdpr.eu/companies-outside-of-europe/ is ...
Campaign 1 - Core Towns:
Primary campaign with most of your budget that is your primary focus.
Target the geographic area that all towns cover
Targeting config: Reach people in, regularly in, or who’ve shown interest in, your targeted locations
List the 5 locations on your ads with a globally scoped (campaign wide) Call Out Extension to add local relevancy
According to a Matt Cutts 2012 post, sites with a lot of ads "above-the-fold", meaning before the content, can be penalized. However, a normal amount of ads and a content rich site won't suffer.
However, they recently made updates for mobile search and said to avoid download apps pop-ups or you'll lose mobile search rankings.
Reference : http://...
It sounds like Google DFP is a solution that would work for you. I'm using DFP with Adsense because DFP:
can show ads other than AdSense and have them compete with AdSense
can rotate ads from a single advertiser in the same slot to find out which one works the best.
can rotate ads from many advertisers according to priorities and revenue.
I doubt that you would be in any trouble for offering an ad-free site for users who subscribe or log in. This is fairly common. Deciding to not show ads at all is at your discretion.
Google's AdSense program policies are focused toward preventing invalid and incentivized clicks. Your scenario is not mentioned at all.
The relevant parts:
Invalid clicks and ...
There is no minimum traffic needed for ads. I have ads on my websites and I have for the past 10 years. I now make my living from those advertisements. My traffic started out small, paying for the hosting and keeping the site alive.
You talk of negative effects, but there are not many. Users that really don't like ads use ad blockers and don't see ...
AdSense has a full set of content guidelines that you site must adhere to:
Sites with Google ads may not include or link to:
Pornography, adult or mature content
Hate speech (including content that incites hatred or promotes violence against individuals or groups based on race or ethnic origin, religion, disability, gender, age,...
Here are the relevant sections of the AdSense policy:
Directly or indirectly encouraging users to click Google ads is not permitted by our program policies. For instance, publishers may not place ads under misleading headers or titles as this may confuse users into thinking the ads are actually site links related to that header. To ...
You cannot read cookies from other sites on your site, so you would have no way of doing this with generic cookies set on some other 3rd party domain.
It would be technically possible if both your site and the other site used the same ad network. Then the ad network would be able to set a common cookie for the visitor and recognize them in both places. ...