If you’re a good observer, you’ll notice that all my Google Adsense advertisements here are text ads. I don’t use image ads. Why?
Ask yourself this. How many times do you click an image everytime you surf the web? Why do you click an image when you surf the web? Compare that to text links. How many times do you click a link when you surf the web? Why do you click a link when you surf the web?
Think about it. As for me, I only click an image if I can’t see clearly the details. I only click thumbnail images if I want to see a larger version of it. When the image is clear enough, I don’t click them. I just look at it and appreciate it. If it’s an image ad, I’m not tempted to click because looking at the image already gives me satisfaction. Hehe.
How about text links? We are all accustomed surfing the web by clicking on text links. A text link itself is a click bait. When you see a text link, unknowingly, something inside your mind is already whispering at you to click it, isn’t it? Text links are meant to be clicked. Images are meant to be seen. Now, if you are into pay per click business, why would you prefer image ads that don’t pay you when someone sees it?
So, a little advice from me. Stay away from image ads. Use text links and you’ll see a big difference.