Well Big Brother is bashing small brothers. I had a couple of ads running with adwords and they got pulled for low quality score as google calls it.
What it means is that I was running the ads on the content network, (called display network since about a month ago). Reason I was running them there because you can run your ads for a penny per click. Of course for a penny per click google not going to push it as hard as those who pays a fiver per click and that’s in dollars or pounds. yeah quite expensive for a click.
Anyway, I was getting about a 100-150 clicks per day for a total of (yeah, one cent per click. ). You do the math.
After a few days the clicks started to slow and just stopped. looked at my keywords and all of them said “rarely shown due to low quality score” I knew the keywords was getting a lot of searches per day in google search so it was something else.
Than I’ve made another ad and the approval just didn’t come. Days passed and what usually takes just a few minutes or less it wasn’t done in days. Finally after a week or so still not having the ad approved. I deleted it along with the whole campaign and set up another one thinking new ad new campaign new process. Nope!! New campaign new ad, but same process. No approval even though I’ve increased the pay per click amount to 5 pence (cents) per click.
The ad sense ads are still running on my site, but I wonder what’s gonna happen when payday comes.
I would think even though the cent per click is low, money is money and lots of small ads up to big. Obviously Google don’t think that way. The payout percentage isn’t that great tho on adsense. The other day I had a (one) click worth 152 to Google (that’s how much they charged for that click to whoever advertised their site) and I’ve gotten a fat 64 cents as commission out of it. Not much but 64 cents is 64 cents and they add up after a while.
A month or so ago there was a news article going around , that Goggle pays out 68 percent to it’s publishers (website owners that runs Adsense ads on their site) but looks like that was only in the news and not in reality. I would like to hear of some publishers (website owners displaying ad sense ads on their site) that actually is getting 68 percent of commission after each click on the ads.
Of course on the internet everyone says whatever they want and lie as much as they can. Google is not different from the rest.