One other strange thing is I moved my link unit from the top of the sidebar to the bottom to make way for the skyscraper, and the link unit still gets about the same amount of clicks. So...the skyscraper gets all of the clicks that the link unit used to get, and the link unit still gets about all the clicks it used to get in the old position...if that makes any sense. Bottom line, I have a net gain in both CTR and revenue.
I didn't add any more ad units into the posts, just in the sidebar and under header. I do have some 1000+ word articles where I could add in a link unit in the middle of the post. I wonder which would do best, the horizontal unit or the verticle...
Last edited by deepsand; 09-14-2011 at 11:39 PM. Reason: merged traffic flow
If you get 20,000 page impressions a month, and you target most of your keyphrases to terms that are 1 to 3$ + (as listed in the Adwords Keyword Tool), it's not hard to make a coupe hundred bucks a week. The hardest part is getting that first paycheck.
I don't know what niche you're targeting, but if the average CPC is 10 cents, then you'll obviously have to recalculate the math.
Edit:The scenario I mentioned above does not apply to a 1% CTR.
Last edited by Sweet Tooth #3; 09-19-2011 at 10:08 PM.
Maybe this isn't an Adsense question anymore, but which would you suggest: a static website with a few well-optimized landing pages or a dynamic blog? The former is much easier to get traffic for, but both Google and readers love fresh content.
As far as # of pages/posts, add as many as you can, or at least 15. I wouldn't recommend the micro niche site approach.