To maximize your CPMs and earnings from AdSense, you must understand which ad formats, sizes, and types work best across which geographies. The best way to understand and validate the assumptions is through the proper backing of data. In this post, we will see the AdSense CPM rates in the Netherlands and how we can maximize the overall earning potential for publishers.
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AdSense CPM or CPC Rates in the Netherlands: Ad Sizes
Google recommends using responsive ad units, which seems to work well here. The CPM rates for the responsive size are almost three times compared to the 300×250 ad size, despite the CPC remaining the same. So, go ahead with responsive ads if you have a good volume of traffic coming from the Netherlands.
- 300×250: RPM $0.26
- 336×300: RPM $5.31
- Responsive: RPM $0.84
AdSense CPM or CPC Rates in the Netherlands: Ad Format Types
The CPC and CPM rates you’ll see here are for Netherlands’ traffic, and the blog’s niche is educational. So the standard ad formats, along with the CPM rates, are included here.
- Display and Mixed: $0.55
- In-page: $11.05
- Multiplex: $2.74
Learnings: In-page ads have a high CPM mainly because of vignette ads which can be pretty rewarding for all publishers. So, you need to enable auto ads and include vignette and in-page ads.
AdSense CPM or CPC Rates in the Netherlands: Device Types
Metrics like CPM, CPC, and CTR vary based on the device type. For example, some campaigns work better on the desktop while some work on mobile, and thus the advertiser demand varies. Thus, the CPCs can fluctuate a bit, and the mobile CTR is different from desktop CTR. So I thought of sharing with you the page RPM report based on device types. In most websites, the desktop page CPM for AdSense will be higher when compared with mobile.
- Desktop: CPC $0.44 | CPM $0.93
- Mobile: CPC $0.17 | CPM $0.41
- Tablet: CPC $0.08 | CPM $0.09
AdSense CPM or CPC Rates in the Netherlands: Targeting Types
Google offers two major targeting types for advertisers- contextual and personalized. Contextual targeting is relevant to understanding the intent of the audience and show relevant ads. At the same time, personalized targeting considers the websites visited by the users, interactions, and a host of other factors. Usually, the CPM rates for personalized targeting are higher than contextual targeting due to better ROAS. Here you can take a look at AdSense CPM rates filtered by targeting type.
- Personalized: $0.89
- Contextual: $0.56
Learning: If you’ve higher impressions served on the RON targeting type, it means that advertisers are not able to target your site, and you should consider incorporating keywords on your articles. ‘RON’ means run on the network, and these ads have the lowest CPC rates and CPM bids. Usually, CPMs for personalized ads are higher than contextual ads.
AdSense CPM or CPC Rates in the Netherlands: Bid Types
Understanding AdSense rates based on bid types are significant because it gives you a better understanding of which ad types are showing on your website. For example, Google shows ads from AdWords and DBM on publisher websites. While AdWords works on a cost-per-click model, DBM works on a cost-per-mile model. So, if you have a good percentage of CPM bids, you should consider using ad sizes like 970×300, 300×600, and 336×280 since these ad sizes have the highest CPM.
CPC Bids: $0.96
CPM Bids: $0.47
Active View Bids: $0.28
Learning: The impression RPM for CPC ads is much higher than CPM ads despite a much higher CPC. However, there is nothing much we can do here because Google determines the bids.
Tips to Increase AdSense CPC and Page RPM for the Netherlands’ Traffic
Your ad setup should be tweaked depending on the percentage of your desktop: mobile traffic split.
Use a plugin like Quick AdSense or Advanced Ads to implement the ad codes. As we have seen, the 300×250 ad sizes give the highest rates, so use that ad size for most of your units. In addition, make sure to run AdSense native ads to maximize your CTR and overall earnings. On the desktop, you can also place a 300×600 sidebar ad unit.
- Your First ad unit should be placed right below the article title
- Second ad unit after the first paragraph
- The third ad unit is recommended after the third paragraph of the content. It is recommended if the majority of your traffic is coming from mobile.
- The next ad unit can be placed in the middle of the content if you’ve long-form articles or just above the last paragraph for short articles.
Note: I recommend not using a 728×90 top bar ad unit. Place a 300×600 sidebar ad unit.
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