I hate it when something that outta work just won’t. And I’m sorry to voice my frustations publicly, but only do so to say: I’m getting there. Bear with me.
I don’t know how many of you bloggers are using Google Adsense for your blogger.com blogs. Some will be far more focused and on-topic than Fragments. And your frustration with getting relevant ads may be less then than mine has been this first week.
But I bring this up because I am no longer at the very bottom of the learning curve. I’ve learned a couple of things that might help others. And miles to go before I sleep.
Curse of Fragments: too many subjects, too few particulars (of brand name, place name, hot-button topics). The google-bots may have a hard time figuring out what this page is about. (Heck, I’ve been writing it for almost five years and I’m not sure myself!)
Partial fix: First of all, be patient. It takes Google weeks sometimes to do a thorough scan of a site, especially one with as many pages in archives as Fragments from Floyd. Second, label pictures, and make post titles specific to topic–not the zany, alliterative types I like to use.
And lastly (at least for now) use Section Targeting. I can do this for words and phrases within posts. Haven’t quite figured out what part or parts of the blogger template to apply this to yet.
Also note: if you click on recent archive pages (like January 07) or an individual permalink, they show rather precisely targeted ads. The main page: not so hot. Yet. Keywords: blogger.com, Adsense, ads relevance