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From what I've seen (correct me if this isn't across the board) but if you advertise on AdWords, the referrer variable contains the url of the site that was displaying the AdSense advertisement.
Or is that not the case across the board? Do you have access to your raw log files so you can take a quick look?
I believe the referring URL shows up as the googlesyndication.com, so you might know if it is showing up through the syndication of Adwords, as opposed to the google.com referral, which the referring URL is when the adwords are shown on the actual Google searches (or whatever country specific Google site the user is on)
i don't think there is any way to tell...think about it
if you could tell who your best adsense affiliates were, wouldn't you go cut a deal directly with them and cut google out of the loop?
>> wouldn't you go cut a deal directly with them and cut google out of the loop?
Funny thing is that Google tells nobody anything at all. Basically you have to trust them...and you know what, at the moment we all do.
Mind you if it was some other organisations I know, I don't think I would be too keen to trust them in that way!
as long as the check doesn't bounce - i'll trust them
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Not sure if the original site would be in the referer unless their's a fancy way of tracking the clicks without going through a google url......still you can always click on a few here and there to try ;-)
You could get a general idea of what sort of sites might be displaying your ad by doing a search for 'ads by google' 'your keyword', it works to an extent for me.
Although you get quite few pages of people talking about the Adsense program.
As an adwords advertiser, I was a little dismayed by some of the ways people were presenting the ads: eg "Clicking on these ads will help offset our site costs" - not the way to get targeted traffic...
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Yeh I think a lot of sites use the "help us offset the cost..." line without really thinking about how they are applying it. Just kinda hoping for sympathy clicks I guess.
scangwinnett, I get some wonderful people email me on a regular basis offering me Espotting and Adwords advertisers email lists - im sure they will do Adsense publishers soon enough - Ill let you know! ;)