AdSense Tips: Use Link Unit as an ‘Additional Navigation Bar’

May 3, 2006 by  

Yea I know, yet another seemingly ‘simple’ Adsense tip that some of you may already know. But I’ve included a twist to this, so if you are interested, keep on reading 🙂

Following the AdSense Strategy: No Borders, Mo’ Money post at V7N, Andreas Kraus decides to add a little follow up.

He recommends that after removing the borders from your Adsense Ads, you might want to try aligning them in a way to show up as additional Navigation Bar. You can click the link to view the screenshot.

My personal experience from this technique suggests that it can definitely increase your CTR and make you more money. But I’ve added a small twist to this.

In one of my blogs at, instead of making my ‘navigational’ Adsense links the same colour as my real navigation links; I use the colour that’s currently being used by the links in my content.

I also take into consideration which colour to use for my navigation links. I tried not to make it stand out too much from the rest of the links.

As a result, the ‘navigation’ link unit format alone has repeatedly made 60% to 70% more money for me compare to all other Adsense Ads formats combined on that particular blog.


Even the large rectangular and banner ads positioned as part of the content can’t beat the link unit performance.

Then again, just remember to continue with your own testings to get the best CTR for the audience you have.

Now that I’ve given away that one secret that have made me money (complete with live example)…would you mind sharing your technique that has helped you make more money from Adsense? But if you rather not, never mind then 🙂

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Comment by pinolobu
2006-05-04 01:41:09

great tip!

Comment by mirul
2007-02-28 20:38:34

another great tips!

Comment by niubi Subscribed to comments via email
2010-04-01 00:15:48

Would you please tell me where to add the adsense code?

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