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New Adsense Features.
what do you want?
markus007

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Msg#: 2387 posted 9:28 pm on Apr 26, 2004 (gmt 0)

What new features would you like for adsense?

1. I'd like to be able to be exempt from getting PSA's. My site gets about 20,000- 25,000 PSA's a day because google can't determine context. Instead of getting PSA's i'd like to see site default ads. PSA's only make sence on large newspaper sites, entertainment etc. When your dealing with something like a travel site your not going to be talking about killing someone and stuffing them in a suite case. (WSJ example)

2. Establishment of a second tier of publishers, sites earning in excess of 5k or 10k a month should be allowed to run 2 adsense banners per page and recieve a greater share of the higher paying ads. One would assume that fraud per 1000 clicks is far lower on a site doing 50,000 clicks a month then on 50 sites doing 1000 clicks a month. I wouldn't be surprised if the new discounting system already addressed that.

3. Direct deposit, wire transfer etc...

 

Sharper

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Msg#: 2387 posted 9:40 pm on Apr 26, 2004 (gmt 0)

Doesn't Adsense's feature of specifying a default ad take care of your #1?

They wouldn't be Adsense ads, but surely you can come up with a decent alternative for yourself so that they don't show any PSAs. Fastclick seems to work well for me for that.

somerset

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Msg#: 2387 posted 10:42 pm on Apr 26, 2004 (gmt 0)

Payment option by PayPal - pppplease!

JinxBoy

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Msg#: 2387 posted 10:53 pm on Apr 26, 2004 (gmt 0)


Payment option by PayPal - pppplease!

Oh yes that would be great!

keypclkn

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Msg#: 2387 posted 11:59 pm on Apr 26, 2004 (gmt 0)

paypal pockets 3 % - too much IMHO

Jer_G

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Msg#: 2387 posted 1:13 am on Apr 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

Paypal "pockets" 3% just for premium/business accounts.

Jer

ignatz

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Msg#: 2387 posted 2:02 am on Apr 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

targeting feedback:
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I would like to see "ad relevancy feedback"
Publishers would be able to rate ad relevancy on say a 1 to 10 scale and submit this feedback to google... in hopes that they use the data somehow to improve targeting.

For example one of my sites is photography related... I keep getting ads for storm shutters and its getting wearisome. I have a policy of not altering the content for SEO so I'm having to just live with it.

channel keyword categories:
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CATEGORIES. Allow a webmaster to assign a high level category to a channel. This would have to be reviewed and approved by a googlesapien. This category/keyword would weight the targeting algo.

jino

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Msg#: 2387 posted 2:05 am on Apr 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

I would like to set a minimum threshold for click $ value. So if I set my minimum of $0.10, that means that I do not want to show any ads that would give me less than 10cents in earnings.

This way we can decide the minimum value we think it is worth having our visitors click away from our site.

Jebus

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Msg#: 2387 posted 2:10 am on Apr 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

1. Affiliate Program, where you would receive 10% or whatever of each publisher's earnings or advertiser spend you refer to Adsense or Adwords.

2. Unlimited Channels or per page stats. Google ought to have a list of all the pages running adsense, Google can have a list of pages with checkboxes and you check off what pages you want in a certain channel or something like this.

3. Ability to block ads on a per page basis OR Google can provide a list of possible ads per page and you rank them in order of what you would most like to see on a page and then Google can take that into account when they serve ads. Somehting like a rank of 5 means Great Ad, 0 means ad blocked. Or even we get to chose 2 of the 4 shown ads according to how we rank the ads and Google choses the other two. I would really like to see what ads are shown per page without actually visiting the page. I can't know what someone from Germany would see on my site because I don't live in Germany and Google uses geotargetting. ** I just find that sometimes the ads are relevent but on the wrong page like a blue widget ad on a red widget page and I would like to block ads per page.

4. Unlimited ad blocking.

5. Direct Deposit/Paypal

6. If there are no ads availiable, we should be able to choose theme ads and keywords, for example, Health, Electronics, Camera, TV, etc.. Actually we should be able to choose this anyways even if there are ads available as is the way with a certain other program in beta right now. Google can just check your keywords to what it thinks is on the page to make sure the keywords are relevent.

7. Get rid of those ugly PSA's

8. Reasons why PSA ads show up on a per page basis. Maybe something like PSA's shown because of keyword "widget" found.

9. One thing that i found some affiliate programs have is a average earnings per click. It was nice to see I could use this to see how well my affiliate programs performed compared to my channels with Google. But it took a little time to calculate this by hand.

expert_21

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Msg#: 2387 posted 4:28 am on Apr 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

higher than $0.1 EPC :(

anallawalla

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Msg#: 2387 posted 5:13 am on Apr 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

higher than $0.1 EPC

Que? They come in all sizes - from a third of that to several $ per click. You must be publishing in a niche with low priced clicks.

Speaking from the Adwords side of the coin, I know a single mildly competitive niche has terms whose ads range from 5c through $15 per click. If you published in this niche, you'd get very polarised views of Adsense EPC depending on which ad was shown.

valeyard

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Msg#: 2387 posted 11:10 am on Apr 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

1. Other payment options, especially for those of us outside the US

2. Some way to help the bot realise what my pages are / are not about and improve targetting

3. A way to specify my IP address so that I don't have to worry that I might accidentally click on an ad

contentsiteguy

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Msg#: 2387 posted 11:56 am on Apr 27, 2004 (gmt 0)


I would like to set a minimum threshold for click $ value. So if I set my minimum of $0.10, that means that I do not want to show any ads that would give me less than 10cents in earnings.
This way we can decide the minimum value we think it is worth having our visitors click away from our site.

Jino, that is absolutely the best suggestion I have heard for Adsense. I'm still waiting for direct deposit though.

Woz

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Msg#: 2387 posted 12:00 pm on Apr 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

Ability to define different PSA replacements per channel.

Onya
Woz

Freedom

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Msg#: 2387 posted 12:45 pm on Apr 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

"4. Unlimited ad blocking."

ABSOLUTELY!. Due to their inability to figure out what the page about (and instead, decide that 3 words out of 1,000 is the theme), I am adding more and more urls to my block list, around 3-5 a day now. The more I add, the more come into the site. They just keep coming and coming and I can't get rid of them all!

ARGH!

If they can't give me unlimited url blocking, let me block entire themes like Real Estate = block; hotels and travel = block; dating = block.

zulufox

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Msg#: 2387 posted 2:06 pm on Apr 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

6. If there are no ads availiable, we should be able to choose theme ads and keywords, for example, Health, Electronics, Camera, TV, etc.. Actually we should be able to choose this anyways even if there are ads available as is the way with a certain other program in beta right now. Google can just check your keywords to what it thinks is on the page to make sure the keywords are relevent.

I agree.

Visit Thailand

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Msg#: 2387 posted 2:10 pm on Apr 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

I would like the ability to choose adds in a certain language if the IP address of the visitor is not in the country that speaks that language.

I still do not understand why I am getting German language ads in Thailand when I know there are plenty of ads in English available.

b0rdslide

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Msg#: 2387 posted 2:34 pm on Apr 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

I would like the ability to pass hints for when the ads are showing on search results pages. Currently you have to wait for the media bot to visit any previously searched terms.

Kev

alika

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Msg#: 2387 posted 2:56 pm on Apr 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

ability to select the ads that will run on our sites.

more than just the 200 URL block list, i'd like to be able to be presented with a "menu" of advertisers who buys keywords applicable to our sites. then i can check or uncheck those i want seen on our sites -- before these ads even run.

this may be tough as ads in some areas change from day to day (even within the day), but it would be useful to publishers. an autoselect feature may be able to lessen the need to login every hour of the day, while permanent blocking feature would allow the publisher to block all ads from an advertiser with one click of a button.

varya

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Msg#: 2387 posted 2:56 pm on Apr 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

I'd like the ability to block ads by site, or by channel.

There's some ads that I don't want appearing on one site (stuff like ebay), but I don't mind them on a couple other sites.

dhatz

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Msg#: 2387 posted 4:10 pm on Apr 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

1. Positive/negative keywords per channel for publishers, to help Googlebot-Mediapartners better decipher what a page is all about. This should also please the people who want "unlimited" URL blocking.

2. Specify minimum EPC, per site or per channel (per page would be a bit hard I guess). A publisher with only a few 1000s focused unique visitors /day may not want to lose a visitor to a $0.05 EPC ad on his "real content" pages. Whereas another may choose to run any and every ad on his forums which could be receiving a million page-views/day.

3. Solve the problem with "junk chars" in non-latin character set ads.

Note: Many people ask for features which are related to not showing PSAs. RTFM please. Just specify a background colour to be used instead, or point it to your own ad, or even to your own adserver.

robho

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Msg#: 2387 posted 5:47 pm on Apr 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

1. A return to ad targetting that works. Recently even my main site is showing random unrelated ads on most pages, resulting in an EPM (over the last few weeks) half of what it was a month ago. Very close to the point where it's not worth the space (it now pays less than the other ads on there).

2. Wire transfer. Google is literally the ONLY company I deal with that doesn't pay electronically (and as others have mentioned, Paypal charges too much to receive money on business accounts). Already one check has gone missing.

hdpt00



 
Msg#: 2387 posted 5:56 pm on Apr 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

I can only hope that adsense adviser is here reading this. You guys make some very good points. I especially like the minimum EPC and improved blocking filters and setting your base category or something to that sort. Direct deposit is a must, even little PPC SEs out of the box sites allow this.

I can only pray ASA reports back if any of these are going into effect, etc.

-Brandon

contentsiteguy

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Msg#: 2387 posted 8:12 pm on Apr 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

I think the minimum EPC suggestion is very important because it could allow those who sell products and /or participate in affiliate programs who don't participate in adsense at all or who don't place adsense on certain pages because the average EPC does not warrant it could specify the minimum that would warrant it and therefore use adsense more efficiently.

For example, you could sell blue widget books and don't mind ads for buying the blue widgets. However, even though the company that sells blue widgets is not your competitor, a visitor who is interested in blue widget books could leave your site through adsense ads because they most definitely are also interested in blue widgets. You don't mind but you want to make sure that you make at least as much as if they were not to have left your site.

Currently you can only go by the average EPC so if that number is not high enough you have to just stop using Adsense completely or remove them from that page which is not real efficient because there are bound to be ads that do reach that threshold.

I would love this feature if it were added!

dhatz

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 2387 posted 10:35 pm on Apr 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

Ah, another change that could be beneficial, although rather improbable for Google to do, judging from their own SERPs would be

the option to open text-ads in a new window

the way Yahoo does it in its own SERPs, using a little double-box which is now well known to mean that clicking here will open new browser window for this URL.

Because, believe it or not, judging from my logs in a very slow site, users will often come back 10-15min later (having visited 1st ad site) and click on another ad.

PatrickDeese

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Msg#: 2387 posted 2:04 am on Apr 28, 2004 (gmt 0)

I would love to block a keyword theme.

ie on someone's hobby site about a punk rock group, I have observed adsense for "wedding bands" amongst ads for more contextually accurate adverts.

But now imagine that the advertiser tries to block site A, B and C that are off topic, but he doesn't realize there is another whole group of "wedding band" adveerts (due to geotargeting for example) that are filling the spaces that A, B & C left open.

What would be great if an owner could (just like an adwords campaign) type in -weddings etc.

that would probably improve targeting immensely.

Need3lives

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Msg#: 2387 posted 2:26 am on Apr 28, 2004 (gmt 0)

More, or unlimited channels. At least 250 would be more like it. 20 is no way near enough -- albeit, still a massive improvement over none :)

A 5 or 10% referral program would be oustanding as well.

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