Speedlinking – 20 March 2006

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  1. i personally dont like it becos it tend to drive attention away from the google ads to these little cute icons.

  2. calvin says:

    ads? who cares if it drives aways people from clicking on ads. not everyone blogs for money.

    I think its cute and i believe it’ll increase the overall traffic. I’ll give it a try for one month.

  3. Khurrum says:

    Has anyone had any positive experiences by using the adsense black list?

    Darren> There seems to be something wrong with the little link buttons because yours aren’t clickable for me.

    I use these my self. I think that they are helpful.

  4. Khurrum says:

    oops. I think that is because you aren’t using the plugin and that’s just an image that you put up there. nevermind me :)

  5. Erik says:

    Has anyone really tried the adsense blacklist. I am curious to know if it works at boosting earnings. It seems like it would in theory. Just want to know if it holds up. I have some sites that need an earnings boost and this would be great.

    Thanks for the idea Darren.


  6. Ado says:

    I tried it but I didn’t notice any bigh increase nor decrase in my earnings. But day isn’t over yet.

    I think that site is interesting overall because it’s the only site that combines MFA sites into one and allows you to block most common ones. I hope they’ll make their full “black” list available to public.

    All in all, it made it’s way on my bookmarks. :)

  7. Thanks for the blacklist info.

    Our site consists of a huge category of stuff, with that, it will definately help us alot.

    Thanks Darren! Much appreciated!

  8. Its great that there’s a plugin for those social bookmarking sites. I’ve been tired of manually coding it into all of my blogs.

  9. A.B. Dada says:

    I don’t understand how the blacklist works versus Google’s pricing system. Google supposedly finds you the ads that will pay the most and even figure out if it should display CPC or CPM ads based on expected revenue for you.

    If we block these sites out, will we be taking the highest paying ads out of Google’s list?

  10. I believe so because the blacklist have filtered out all the cheap paying advertisement so Google will probably bring out others which might be higher in pricing.

    That’s what I think.

  11. I first want to say thank you to Darren who plugged news about my new website ( I really appreciate it Darren.

    Now I’ll try to answer on some of your questions:

    To Khurrum and Erik
    I have about 7/8 websites, and two adsense accounts (sharing them with my brother), and I’m applying latest list every few hours and I really didn’t notice and decrease, but I think that there is small CPC increase on my other account which I used for ABL site itself.

    To A.B. Dada
    Google doesn’t serve highest paying ads, it serves ads with highest CTR (click through rate), and those MFA ads have a good CTR and google thinks that they will bring you more revenue, but they will not because of the low click price. By filtering these kind of ads, your CTR might drop down a bit, but your CPC will certanly go UP!

    Thanks for your support.

    Best regards,
    Emir Pilavdzic Founder

  12. John says:

    Often times I read a great post, but have nothing to add. Maybe we need to add a button for I read your post.

  13. Ahmed says:

    Excellent site, added to favorites!!

  14. adsomesense says:

    Thanks Darren for this tip, finally I rid my site of the .001clicks that I can’t explain. This type of sites are tarnishing google’s rep, they should be more strict about these.


  1. […] Kudos to Darren from ProBlogger for spotting this service – AdSense Blacklist. Currently there’s a couple of hundred of these supposed MFA sites in their database and I’m sure those site owners aren’t really pleased to have that sort of publicity :). […]

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