I was experimenting with ad placement about week ago and that's true that rectangle ads are best earners. And actually with placement optimization I even doubled my income. But there is another side of such activities - sometimes it is drastic to visitors and I recommend to keep balance between earnings and visual look of your site - it is the best for both sides.
@Maris - Tis true. Getting the balance right is tricky!
Only putting ads on older articles can be a good trade-off, though.
Time delay display of ads? I like that idea.
I know being on TypePad I'm going to struggle to do this but how do you do it anyway?
I agree with the provision of full over partial feeds, so thanks for swiching.
I'll click through on partial, but in fact I'd be more likely to click-through if I read the full post in order to comment.
Thanks, I'll look into that.
Mmmm. *I* like the time-delayed ads idea too - very much. Thank you!
This was quite useful, I've only have started thinking about ad optimisation and this post has given me some good starting points. Cheers mate...
Any kind of ads within the content section I find very off putting, and I am less like to bother reading, but we are all different.
I agree the idea of time delayed ads is a very good one.
@Craig - I'm running a custom build CMS, so it's just a matter of changing the logic :-) Not sure about TypePad to be honest.
Okay, I'm slightly off-topic, but I really love the May colors!
Thanks Kat :-)
Same here (off-topic, I mean), the May colours rock, and you've decreased the font sizes. Absolutely brilliant!
@Eli - I'm trialling a new approach to the stylesheets - sadly I've had to make a couple of compromises for us folk on larger monitors (i.e. fixed width), but it should be a little more accessible now.
I had thought about ad placement before, but I had no idea how it would work. As I am a new blogger I have been concerned about traffic, and how to improve my blog. I believe I should try some changes and see what is going to happen. Thanks !