So a while ago I put Adsense on this site, mainly to get myself spidered as I was in the sandbox for building too many quality link backs too fast..(I am king of blog whoring)..
For those that don’t know..
Google AdSense is a fast and easy way for website publishers of all sizes to display relevant Google ads on their website’s content pages and earn money. Because the ads are related to what your visitors are looking for on your site – or matched to the characteristics and interests of the visitors your content attracts – you’ll finally have a way to both monetize and enhance your content pages.
It’s also a way for website publishers to provide Google web and site search to their visitors, and to earn money by displaying Google ads on the search results pages.
Anyway some time back we used to filter the Adsense adverts on http://www.security-forums.com, to get rid of both the ones that didn’t pay well and those we thought wouldn’t be interesting to our audience, it made quite a difference to both the click through rate and the earnings. But that was a big site.
Anyway Liewcf posted about a similar thing not long back, so I decided to filter my Adsense ads here to see if it make any difference. It does, not a huge amount, but it is a blog, a fairly low traffic blog.
From there you can filter out any URL’s you don’t want to be displayed.
Google combines advanced technology with editorial staff to ensure the highest quality standards in our ad program, but we recognize that you may not want certain ads, such as your competitors’ ads, to show on your website. Ads that link to sites on your filter list won’t appear on your content pages. You can update your list anytime, and changes will take effect within a few hours. Please note that filtering sites may decrease your potential earnings and/or the number of ads that can appear on your web pages.
You can find the associated guide HERE.
So I propose we make a community list of blog related URL’s to block from Adsense. Here are the ones I’ve collected in the last couple of weeks, I get virtually no Blog related adverts any more:
If you have collected any yourself that are different from those here, please post them in a comment.
I’ll keep this list updated with the latest version including those in the comments below.
Cheers!*LIST UPDATED JULY 17th*