You should contact tech support of whatever monitor you use. I don't think it is really up to Google to make sure their report pages (or anything in their program for that matter) are compliant with third party programs ;)
Jen - even Microsoft takes into account the impact of their actions on 3rd party software vendors, give them a heads up and time to fix their product before new releases, it's the sign of a mature company.
SysSense monitor still works as long as I remember to exit with "today" as the report being run.
It's still usable, just inconvenient to use thanks to Google changing the default report that several programs seem to rely on. I think Google should give us an API to access this information without trying to fish for it in the HTML of the web page. It's an obvious feature many people want, a simple thing really, yet they keep ignoring us and breaking what little we have with silly little changes.
iBill: since I also use syssense, I ran into the same problem. A bit of a hassle, since I like to see my day stats on syssense, but every once in a while I like to check my monthly and channels for trends. So yes, when I log out, I gotta put it back on daily/agreggate.
annoying isn't it - time to write a letter to google
|even Microsoft takes into account the impact of their actions on 3rd party software vendors |
When they change an API, yes. But not when they change a screen layout that may break some screen scraping software. I assume that's what this program is doing.
|But not when they change a screen layout that may break some screen scraping software. |
Yes, that's what they are all doing as Google refused to supply an API, therefore all the monitor programs are rather crude scrapers and every time Google makes HTML changes every relying on them take a hit.
The sign of a REALLY mature company is to provide the API's your customers need in the first place.
I'm sure one of those PhD's could crank out some AdSense XML interface thing in a week or two, but then again 302 redirect is still an issue, I digress.
Well, our software (AdSenseLog) still works fine with the new reports data.
I don't think it is Googles duty to make sure that their site design allows third party software correctly parse information.
In this case though I would like to see an option for the user to pick a preferred report. I check my stats quite often, so I really thought it was a great thing to have the last used report show up at the beginning. It is just annoying when I check specific channels at the end and they show up the next time.
Should it not be up to the report software company to release an update for their app?
"Should it not be up to the report software company to release an update for their app?"
I agree. That's what we do with AdSenseLog: We keep updating it and supporting our users... I don't think it is fair to ask Google to take these programs into account!
[edited by: Jenstar at 8:20 pm (utc) on Dec. 11, 2005]
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You're all missing the point entirely.
I'm complaining primarily because we shouldn't have to depend on locating information on an HTML page.
They need to step up the game and be more professionsal with AdSense like they did with the AdWords API.
This wouldn't even be an issue if Google supplied an XML API for access to AdSense data.
Simple solution to a stupid problem.