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Google AdSense features I'd Like to See
What can we offer to make our life easier & AS better?
Tropical Island

 12:32 pm on Jul 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

In keeping with the ideas generated in the AdWords forum for improvements I thought it would be a good idea to suggest things to Google in one thread that we think would help both sides of the fence. Hopefully ASA will see it.

Please try and keep the thread limited to suggestions.

My suggestion would be to allow us to block competitor URLs by each website we have.

In our case we have a couple of general sites where our competitors would be right at home however I don''t want them on our B&M site. As it now stands I have to block them from all our sites.



 2:58 pm on Sep 1, 2005 (gmt 0)

Conferences in my country sponsored by Google.
Chance to meet the representatives.
Airfare for 2 included :P


 3:01 pm on Sep 1, 2005 (gmt 0)

Seperate stats for CPM ads

The Contractor

 3:06 pm on Sep 1, 2005 (gmt 0)

Ability to turn off Ad Optimization. It doesn't matter if someone is paying more, placing a single advertisement in many of the layouts look ridiculous in many cases. I have also experienced where many of these ads are themed to the site instead of the onpage content which reduces CTR and also looks like spam in many cases.

Let us change the AdSense for Search layout. No, I don't mean pre-fill it with keywords – just allow us to customize it to fit into certain layouts easier. Oh, and you can up the payout percentage while you're at it ;)


 4:10 pm on Sep 1, 2005 (gmt 0)

Payment -

1) EFT to India.
2) Introduction of a VISA type debit card to withdraw AdSense money from ATM anywhere in the world.

Technical -

3) AdSense money to spent on AdWords - directly through a combined account.
4) Ability to specify details like MAC address, IP, and other details of at least one computer, which would be the webmaster's computer, from where if we test click on our own adsense ads, no harm would happen to our account. (Like adsense preview tool)


 12:18 am on Sep 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

A keyword blocker... I don't want gay and lesbian ads on my real estate site. 90% of my visitors don't want to see these ads. I just don't think it's right, not to have a say on what topics they can put on our sites.


 12:25 am on Sep 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

Currently in channel selection box we have these four options: "Select: All, Active, Inactive, None". Google can add two more ("All URL Channels only"; "All Custom Channels Only") to make it more efficient.


 1:10 am on Sep 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

Able to get direct deposit to a US bank... even if I don't live in the US.

The ability to move to a different country, and have payments follow.

Tropical Island

 1:18 am on Sep 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

Able to get direct deposit to a US bank... even if I don't live in the US.

ABSOLUTELY! I live in a country with exchange controls (yeah, we're back in the '60's).

I have to re-ship my cheque back to Miami.

Would be a lot safer and more efficient to just send it there in the first place once they have established my address. PayPal has no problem with it.

By the way - thanks for all the contributions to this thread. It sure has legs. I just hope the right people are reading it.


 2:55 am on Sep 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

I think it's been said before, but I'll say it again for emphasis: Customizable ad block sizes, where publishers can set the width and height to match the layout of the site rather than have to customize the site to match Google's ads.

Also customizable Adsense for Search boxes with smaller Google logo. (It's the only reason I won't use it on my sites).

Tropical Island

 6:25 pm on Sep 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

Because of another thread I would officially like to request the ability to open ads in a new window.

This would allow my visitor to see additional information and return to my site.

What is the reasoning behind not allowing it?


 8:19 pm on Sep 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

Hi Tropical Island -

Thanks again for starting this thread. I've found many of the posts to be quite valuable.

With regard to your question about opening ads in a new window, I'll be happy to tell you more about our policies on this matter. Google believes in providing a positive experience for the user. We've conducted research and determined that allowing ads to open in a new window negatively impacts the user experience, which is the reason we do not currently offer this feature.

I hope this provides some clarification,



 8:26 pm on Sep 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

allow us to set a minimum bid on ads, so we can block these cheap $0.01 - $0.05 ads!

we should have the right to choose what are acceptable earnings from an ad and what isn't acceptable.

if i find who these 1 cent bidders are, you bet i would add them to my filter.

Tropical Island

 9:48 pm on Sep 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

Thanks ASA for your comments and for looking at this thread. There are some great suggestions here.

All outside links on our sites open in new windows and all I get is thanks for providing the info.

I wouldn't want to disagree with you research but I wonder how long ago it was done. There was a time that not everyone could support new windows opening however I would assume that the percentages in the last two years have grown to the point that most everyone can now support it. Especially now that many browsers (incl. IE 7 due out soon) will have tabbing that encourages the use of new windows.

It would certainly benefit both G and ourselves. If our website did not disappear the searcher would be able to pursue additional information and, possibly, be exposed to more AdSense ads. If the ads are on theme, as they usually are, it would be a benefit to the user as well - everyone wins!


 10:27 pm on Sep 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

What I want in Adsense is an IP deny manager that will ignore clicks or impressions from some IP address, specially, my IP address so that I will have no worries if I acidentally or intenationally click on my ad.


 12:21 pm on Sep 14, 2005 (gmt 0)

- Preview tool for ad-links
- Ad-formats rotation
- Half large rectangle i.e. 336x140 with 2 ads, shorter skyscraper i.e. 120x450 with 3 ads, squeezed leaderboard i.e. 360x150 with 3 ads displayed in skyscraper style
- Ability to transfer partial/full amount of funds from Adsense to Google Wallet, Paypal or other similar online payment services
- Previously taxed net income distribution

I agree with:
- Theme excluding/including on channels groups basis
- Ability to reload real pages and see really displayed ads, ad-links and image-ads without affecting stats
- Top 15 pages for impressions and clicks
- Local time in reports

Visit Thailand

 12:29 pm on Sep 14, 2005 (gmt 0)

EFT to more countries (especially in Asia).

Weekly payments, instead of monthly, would be nice but I doubt that would ever happen.


 12:46 pm on Sep 14, 2005 (gmt 0)

* EFT to India

* Tracking of where clicks were made, there are tracking softwares to do that, but it would be easier if google themselves gave the information.

* Setting minimum bid to say 5-10 cents. I would prefer showing no ad at all then a low paying ad.

* As someone suggested having a reviewed collection of websites with an option for advertizers to advertize on them. That should help discourage all the scapers and made for adsense sites popping up these days.


 2:42 pm on Sep 14, 2005 (gmt 0)

My two wishes:

Adlinks hints
I can see why it may not be possible to give hints for regular Adsense ads but it should be possible to do it for Adlinks, something like "Link title", "keyword1, keyword2". For instance if you have a page about travel in a certain city, the hint could be "Lodging in Cityname", "Cityname, hotels, inns, B and Bs".

Minimum rate for CPM ads
Say that I would like to display graphic banners at the top of my pages but I am receiving $10 CPM for the text ads further down the page. Since few advertisers are paying such a high rate I don't receive many CPM ads.
If I set the minimum acceptable rate at $2.50 CPM I could make more than what I currently get from other banner serving companies, although that depends on what sort of stock of banner ads Google has available.
That brings up a another issue: ability to view and opt out of available banner campaigns, as is possible on other banner serving networks.


 5:46 am on Sep 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

I don't know about others, but I get a better idea when stats are presented visually... for example, a chart could be drawn based on # of clicks and you can compare it across different days, or different channels charts could be drawn to compare channels, or charts for PPC....
Then when I make changes to my site I can look at the chart and see if X has gone up or down since the change, etc.

CONTROL over ad style (for example, font face & size)

Permission to write something such as, "Widget Suppliers", or "Widget Stores" or "Looking for Widget Products? Try below" above ads. After all, if one of my visitors wants to buy a widget, isn't it better for the advertisors if the ads are brought to his attention?

I guess I see it a little backward that it's OK to try to 'trick' people into clicking or reading ads by blending them into your content, but then it's not OK just to come out and say "Hey, check out our Widget Advertisors if you wand Widgets".
I would think the latter is more likely to produce a conversion for the advertisor. After all, you're getting the attention of the people that actually want the widgets, not some clueless person who clicks on it because they think it's a link.

I know when I advertise my widget supply site on my widget info site, I work hard to bring attention to the ads, and not blend them in.


 5:02 pm on Sep 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

Also as some suggested a minimum PPC so I can choose not to show the lower paying ads.


 5:20 pm on Sep 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

a disclosure of the exact revenue sharing between the publisher and Google.

Just a thought, I`m sure it wouldnt happen.


 5:43 pm on Sep 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

Ability to for Adwords to charge against Adsense payments not yet approved - it's no fun to pay net 5 (Adwords) yet receive net 30-59 (Adsense)


 7:50 pm on Sep 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

Maxima – With regard to the feature you requested for advertisers to select which sites ads display on, we are actually already doing something similar with site-targeting. for more information about site-targeted ads, check out:


If you’d like to learn more about site-targeting from an advertiser’s perspective, you might want to see:


You also asked about tracking features to see exactly where clicks were made. Currently, you can set up custom channels with your AdSense account to track this data:


Leonard0 – you can block CPM ads from displaying on your site using Competitive Ad Filters. For instructions, see:


Visit Thailand

 2:30 am on Sep 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

Another feature I would like to see is the ability to ban advertisements with certain words in them.

For example I have nothing against anybody's sexuality but unless a site is dedicated to a specific group it might be inappropriate or at the very least reduce the chances of clicks on ads that are targetted to a specific group that your site is not targetting.

Hope that makes sense, I tried to be as diplomatic as possible.

Added in: I know I can use the competitive ad filter but do that another appears, and it goes on and on.

I also understand that AdSense is targetted but I can only presume these ads are site targetted.


 2:50 am on Sep 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

the selection of a time span is not very practical and there is an alert if you select only a start date, leave "31" at the end and the month has only 30 days.
that should be noticed by the system itself and not force an error message.

i'd like to see not only "this month" and "last month" in the dropdown-menu, but each of the last 12 or so months.
more options in this dropdown menu please. saves time.

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