Google changed the clickzones of their Adsense ad units and most webmasters are reporting decreases in their ad unit click through rate and revenue. Many have seen a decrease between 1-2% in click through rate which reduced the earnings by a figure between 30-70%.
It is too early to really say if this will turn out to be a lasting effect or if advertisers in turn will spend more money which results in higher earnings per click. I'm a bit skeptic that advertisers will really increase their bids on keywords and have the feeling that this drop will remain as it is for a very long time.
Several webmasters already decided to move away from Adsense to use other ways of monetizing their website. This is unfortunately not an option for many.
I compiled a list of tips that might help in this situation:
Feel free to add additional tips and alternatives to Adsense. I would also be interested in your observations.
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