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Adsense CTR cut in half after switching to SSL

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by dethfire, Sep 23, 2014.

  1. dethfire

    dethfire Well-Known Member

  2. Deathstarr

    Deathstarr Active Member

    From what I understand it will bounce back up.
     
  3. dethfire

    dethfire Well-Known Member

    All of a sudden people will start clicking again? I guess the bounce back theory makes sense for CPC, but why would CTR just randomly decide to bounce back?
     
  4. Deathstarr

    Deathstarr Active Member

    I have not touched adsense on my forum. But if you search around you will see others have had the problem and it comes back up. But someone else will chime in.
     
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  5. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    I find the placements of the ad weird.

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    Not to mention on my other monitor ... the ad covers up first post.
    upload_2014-9-22_19-31-39.png

    Admittedly it is a portrait monitor.
    upload_2014-9-22_19-32-41.png

    But ... the cutting off the post issue starts with a fairly small change in browser width.
    upload_2014-9-22_19-34-38.png

    See the C getting cut off ?
     
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  6. dethfire

    dethfire Well-Known Member

    Very strange, not sure why the floating div is doing that. Maybe the responsive ad is quirky
     
  7. dethfire

    dethfire Well-Known Member

    Where would you put the ad?
     
  8. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

  9. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    I don't mind this spot.

    upload_2014-9-22_19-47-36.png
     
  10. BamaStangGuy

    BamaStangGuy Well-Known Member

  11. FredC

    FredC Well-Known Member

    Install this and add your ad code (inside first post location) (preferably responsive ad code) and watch your CTR increase possibly even better then before it went south in the first place.. https://xenforo.com/community/resources/digital-point-ad-positioning.232/
     
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  12. dethfire

    dethfire Well-Known Member

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  13. BamaStangGuy

    BamaStangGuy Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't go back to non SSL unless you are severely hurting. The more sites that continue to switch the more advertisers that will switch as well.
     
  14. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

    Instead enable SPDY :)
     
  15. dethfire

    dethfire Well-Known Member

    yeah well I'm running apache 2.4

    anyway, I'm switching back to http. the money lost is not worth a tiny ranking boost
     
  16. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

    If you already set 301 redirect to https, sadly old visitors will still be force to view the https version.
     
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  17. The Forum Heroes

    The Forum Heroes Well-Known Member

    Yeah, if you been using SSL for more then a few hours, your pretty much forced to take a 2-3 month revenue loss.. It will pick back up..
     
  18. dethfire

    dethfire Well-Known Member

    Why can't I just redirect back to http?
     
  19. The Forum Heroes

    The Forum Heroes Well-Known Member

    301 redirects will already have TTL cached to the redirect and will continue to use it on that member until they either hard delete cache or TTL expires, also all indexs will be SSL until your crawled again after the change. SSL is the way to go in this day and age. I won't use any forum not SSL due to the security risks that increase daily not having personal info, even just your e-mail address not encrypted.
     
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  20. BamaStangGuy

    BamaStangGuy Well-Known Member

    IMO you will do more harm switching back now than sticking with it for a few months while your advertisers realize they are losing exposure due to them not being SSL.
     

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