So I came across adsblacklist.com in my Stumbles last week, but had wanted to test it out before actually posting anything to my readers about it. But as it advertises, it works like a charm, and I have seen my Adsense revenues double this past week. Cleaning out the MFA (Made for Adsense) ads really makes sense (cents) and I would highly recommend it if you use Google Adsense.
How come Made for Adsense ads (MFA) even have a place in Google? They hurt Googles ability to make money also, and that pass that (lack of) savings on to us. Nobody wins, but they MFA’s make a name for themselves I guess? It drives me nuts, but haven’t really thought about it until the stumble.
Anyway, the whole point of it is that you are likely getting $0.05 or $0.10 clicks when these MFAs are allowed to post. I guess Google must make enough money and have enough ads that they need some filler space so they allow these in. I don’t like it and it hurts your revenue. What make $0.05 per click when you could be making $0.30 per click? So sign up ASAP!
But Hank, can’t you just show me how to do it???
Good point, I’m here to help! 🙂 So here is how you go about cleaning “Adsense” house:
1. Go to Adsblacklist.com and join. It is free to get on, and doesn’t spam you with crap afterward, as far as I’ve seen.
2. Add your blog url and the keywords you associate your blog with. Be careful on your word choice though as they only let you choose 20.
3. Go to left hand menu bar and click on “generate filter list”.
4. Drag your site name from “Available Domains” over to the “keywords from selected name” and click the MFA button (click to enlarge).
5. Open your Adsense account and enter the sites generated into your “competitive Ads filter: to block them from being displayed on ANY of your sites you use Adsense for.
So how do I start making more money off this trick?
Well, you’ve got to wait about a day before the juice kick in, but the whole point is to allow more genuine sites who have paid a higher price to appear on your site. By cleaning out the MFAs, when people click on your Google ads, you will have a greater chance of having higher paid pay per click (PPC).
If you do find this worked, shoot me back a link here and let me know!