By luck (yep, no research again) I managed to add some AdSense ad units in the red/orange areas of the AdSense heatmap and when my Amazon thin affiliate stores started pulling in thousands of visitors a day in their own right I got a very nice boost in AdSense revenue.
You can see from the screenshot, ad impressions roughly tripled compared to the before Ad placement optimization screenshot, but revenue increased by about 20 times!
Yes, some of this traffic was better money making, but most of it was from Amazon stores on my Classic Literature websites, so it wasn’t like we are comparing classic literature traffic to mortgage or insurance traffic, (those are money making AdSense keywords) closer to comparing it to general Amazon book store traffic since Amazon does sell books: better, but not 20 times better!
I’d stumbled on the fact that you can make some nice money from AdSense if you have a fair amount of traffic AND your ad units are placed in the right areas. See the heatmap for best AdSense ad placement areas.
Knowing this I optimized AdSense ad placement for all my websites (better late than never) and maximized AdSense revenue for the traffic I received.
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