| 9:14 pm on Aug 29, 2003 (gmt 0)|
The implications for changing could be huge so I would tread lightly. If I read what you wrote correctly then the reason for the ads not showing is not so much the word in one url versus the other but rather the entire url itself. The only most programs will know anything about any url request is by looking at the referer. If you change that then Google or any one else would not know what to do. My guess would be that not only would they not know what to show but they would also not know who to pay if they did show something until you set up an account for the new domain.
| 9:19 pm on Aug 29, 2003 (gmt 0)|
In my experience, the first few times a page is viewed the URL is important for a "quick-and-dirty" guess about the content. However, after the page is properly spidered, the ads do a better job of taking the entire page content into account for targeting purposes, not just the URL.
If your pages have good content about widgets, Adsense will eventually pick up on that no matter what the URL is.
| 9:20 pm on Aug 29, 2003 (gmt 0)|
Yes I hope perhaps that is the case...What do I need to look for in my logs to see if google is spidering my pages?
Is it Mediabot or MediaPartnersBot or something like that?
| 1:50 am on Aug 30, 2003 (gmt 0)|
| 1:52 am on Aug 30, 2003 (gmt 0)|
|but they would also not know who to pay if they did show something until you set up an account for the new domain. |
Google allows publishers to use the same account and JS code on multiple sites. See https://www.google.com/adsense/faq#basics4.
| 2:30 am on Aug 30, 2003 (gmt 0)|
richmondsteve - Yes. Sorry. Forgot to specify that the code has to be there for the identity. Both together produce the results.