How Do I Get More Money From My Clicks? Use An Adsense Competition Filter List
I went along with the flow for a long time, just letting my click revenue come as it may. I did not learn about the Google Adsense filter list until much later in my publishing career. I did not even know there was a way to stop some of the really low bids for clicks on my site. I was bouncing around in some forums and found an interesting thread on the subject of low ad revenue and how to filter some of the low bids and this was very cool. I had to read it and see what these folks were doing that would increase their monthly adsense checks.
Adwords account holders will do all they can to bring targeted visitors to their sites for as little money as possible, I can’t say I blame them for that. It is just the fact that as adsense publishers we are on the receiving end of the bid revenue and have some control on what we get for CPC or cost per click, but not much control. Google holds most all the cards on that. Our job as publishers is to have good content, choose some good base keywords that are supposed to bring in a higher click value, and then we reap the rewards right? Well, not so fast. If you want to have a higher chance of getting the larger value clicks on your targeted content then you must filter the advertisers that can be allowed to place ads on your website in the first place.
Finding The Adsense Competition Filter List
Just trying to find a good filter list that would stop most of the penny per click adwords advertisers in their tracks was becoming a major target of mine. I don’t want all the traffic that leaves via an ad on my site to get it basically for almost free. Penny clicks don’t add much to my bottom line or pay my hosting bills. It would take a very large volume of visitors leaving by these low paying ad blocks to pay just the hosting bill alone. There is a solution and you will find it here. I will include a competition filter list that you can copy and paste inside of your adsense account and stop most, but not all low paying clicks. The list will not block all of these advertisers, they add new ones all the time. But, it will stop the most prevalent ones from taking advantage of your bandwidth and sending the traffic their way for basically nothing.
This link above will open in a new page so you can copy/paste, then hit the back button and come back for the rest of the instructions. I suggest saving this list in a notepad file or however you like. This way you can use it again or even share it if you like with a friend.
How To Place The Adsense Competition Filter List In Your Google Adsense Account
On the old adsense interface-
Go To adsense setup tabs–competitive ad filter–scroll down to the white box, paste the list and save.
On the new interface-
Allow and block ads–blocking options–notice to the bottom and right side this–>Advertiser URLs edit<–click this edit button
Paste the list inside the box and save. I did this in the old interface a long time ago and found it easier to do.
Bear in mind this will take awhile to filter. You will still see some low clicks on occasion as new low bidders who are not in the list shows ads on some of your pages. But, for my averages, it shows recently as $2.02 a click.
I also have had $7 clicks and a lot of the average clicks of about 50-85 cents. This is normal. The high dollar clicks are cool, but it takes a whole lot of volume traffic to really crush it for earnings.
The adsense competition filter list is not that hard to apply to your account. It is worth the time and effort to do so. I have seen an increase over time in my earnings from doing exactly this, blocking the penny clicks that seem to plague some adsense publishers. I do hope this post has helped you find your way to getting this one problem solved and out of the way. You can rest easy knowing that the filter list will stay in place unless you remove it or Google decides to make changes to this setting in the future. But, it has been there for a long time and there is no real reason for it to go away any time soon we hope.