Reminder: Don't Publish Test Ads on Google's Ad Network

Apr 21, 2008 • 7:11 am | comments (0) by | Filed Under Google AdSense

Google AdSense Test AdsA DigitalPoint Forums thread kind of laughs at an ad they spotted within the Google AdSense network. An ad leading to Fragrance Net shows how sometimes advertisers can get too busy to remember to not publish an ad that is just a test.

To be fair, this doesn't have to be an ad from Fragrance Net, it can be from one of their affiliates.

In any event, the lesson is the same, be careful with your creatives before publishing. An ad like this may jump out to readers and people might click out of curiosity or just ignore that ad. The creative is one of the most important criteria in qualifying the click before they click. So instead of wasting $0.10 or $10, whatever that click might be, hopefully your ad content will qualify them beforehand.

In this case, it likely can lead to a wasted click.

Forum discussion at DigitalPoint Forums.

Note: This post was written last week and scheduled to be published automatically on April 21st.

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