During this summer, a few of us on the North America AdSense team had the pleasure of meeting publishers in person during AdSense in Your City events. First, we stopped by our office in Boulder, Colorado to provide publishers with AdSense updates and tips (and we fell in love with the city as well!). We then headed to our offices in Toronto and New York to host a series of similar events for local publishers. It was a busy week, but we thoroughly enjoyed the valuable face-to-face time with you.
While our goal during these events is to provide information to you, we also learn a lot from our attendees. We asked a few participants some questions about AdSense and the event, and here’s what they had to say:
What is your favorite thing about AdSense?
“Depth of advertisers. Allows me to do what I do best.” Darren O.
“AdSense was the easiest and most effective way to monetize my site.” Andrew D.
What did you learn from the AdSense in Your City event?
“I’m very interested in DoubleClick for Publishers Small Business. Right now I use a more limited ad server and I can likely increase CPM with better technology.” Darren O.
“It always amazes me how you can learn more about optimizing your revenue when attending Google sessions like this. It helped me focus on AdSense issues I have neglected over time. I will definitely implement and test some changes that were suggested. Also, I have met other publishers and learned from them.” Max L.
What tip do you have for other publishers?
“Jump in and try it [AdSense] - it’s super easy.” Darren O.
“Simple changes such as color and ad position have increased my CTR by over 30%.” Andrew D.
Thanks for providing candid feedback and we hope to continue hearing from you. We’ll be visiting other cities through our AdSense in Your City program, so make sure you’re opted in to our mailings so we can inform you about upcoming events!
Posted by Jamie Firkus - Inside AdSense Team