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Click-tracking with Google-Analytics
...is it possible?

 2:54 pm on Nov 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

Simple question : is it possible to track a click from your visitors on a Google-Adsense-Ad?



 4:23 am on Nov 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

Simple answer: Yes, it is.


 7:11 am on Nov 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

Actually I believe the answer would be no. The tracking scripts I have seen (and used) use tracking images which will be written to the log file. AFAIK Google/Urchin can track pageviews only and not images.


 7:49 am on Nov 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

Seems you can track javascript events using the urchinTracker funtion. Putting it into the adsense javascript would presumably be against T.O.S. but I assume it could be put elsewhere?


 8:03 am on Nov 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

No this doesn't involve changing the AdSense code at all.
I have no knowledge of urchinTracker, but if you can track JS events then I guess the answer is probably yes.


 8:10 am on Nov 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

Pleeeeease Google, integrate Google Analytics and Adsense to maximize our earnings.

We could track best performance pages, clics, conversions, etc...

Throw out channels and use Google Analytics!



 5:12 pm on Nov 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

paulrollo sent me this link to google's explanation of how to track outbound clicks, which I think should be OK to post here:
[google.com ]

So it seems possible, although with AdSense tracker scripts you wouldn't put the code into an onClick event. Maybe someone who actually tracks AdSense clicks successfully with Urchin can confirm it does work.


 9:16 am on Nov 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

Jomaxx, this seem technically ok, but in order to do this we must change the Adsense-code.
According to TOS we can't do this?
Or can we?
Who has an answer to this?


 9:43 am on Nov 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

Simple question : is it possible to track a click from your visitors on a Google-Adsense-Ad?


Yes, it is possible with a free page tracker that you can put on the page with the AdSense ads. It will tell you which ad was clicked when a person leaves your site through an ad click.

Sticky message me and I will tell you the name of the tracker.


 9:48 am on Nov 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

Another -maybe not so simple- question:

Does anyone know if is it possible to integrate the urchin cody pointed above with the js adsense tracking script?


 7:35 pm on Nov 18, 2005 (gmt 0)


It seems that the owner of green colored forum of relaxed posting guidelines (sure most of you know who I'm talking about) has posted a code. Far from perfect maybe, but looks enough good.

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