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Adsblacklist and adsense competitive ad filter, does it work?

April 27th, 2009

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If you are familiar with adsense at all you have probably heard of Adsblacklist.  The site is based around the competitive ad filter in adsense.  The competitive ad filter was designed to let you block competitors from advertising on your site, but it also allows you to block any other site you want to.  Quite a lot of low cost clicks can be put down to MFA (made for adsense), or similar, sites.  These sites bid on any keyword they can at the lowest price possible and will then attempt to redirect the user through more ads on their site to earn more money.  This is called arbitrage and goes something like this:

  1. Spammer pays $0.04 for your visitor and directs them to a landing page
  2. Spammer throws up loads of cancer ads to visitor paying out at $20 per click
  3. Spammer has a 10% CTR rate on his landing page
  4. Spammer earns $20 per 10 visitors (or $0.40)

The theory goes that if you block these bad sites your earnings will increase. So this week I am trialling this to see if it does work.  The eCPM for one of my sites is currently sat at $2.01 for the past week.  We shall review this in a week’s time to see if it has made any improvement.

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Chris Adsense

  1. April 27th, 2009 at 22:50 | #1

    That is an interesting concept an I reckon it would work on a busy site, but if you have a site that is starving for visitors then you could say that every click counts even if it is for only a few cents as that may be all you are going to get. I will be interested in any updates.

  2. April 27th, 2009 at 23:06 | #2

    Since I did it today my eCPM has gone up by 50%… it is early days though, ill wait a full week then post my findings!!

    I am in quite a low paying niche, but get a lot of clicks, so any improvement in CPC is a big bonus for me.

  3. April 29th, 2009 at 22:21 | #3

    I can’t wait to see the results after a week. If it works, I will surely do this with a few of my websites.

  4. May 14th, 2009 at 09:24 | #4

    Hey, some nice content you have here. I have a question. I just registered on this site that you mentioned about blacklist… but I’m not really sure how to go about it? After I register and add my domain what should I do? thank you

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  5. May 14th, 2009 at 13:00 | #5

    @Alen4ik
    Hey thanks for the comment

    I rustled up a quick tutorial for you, let me know if it helps
    http://blog.eatonmedia.co.uk/2009/05/tutorial-using-adsblacklist-to-increase-your-adsense-ecpm.html

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