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Click Identification
How do I tell which ad?
J_Evans




msg:3041770
 8:40 pm on Aug 10, 2006 (gmt 0)

After a month +/- of working on getting a site up I got my first click. Yes I'm happy about and the amount was good. My question is since I am still learning, is there a way I can identify which ad was clicked on? Just to learn more about what people are looking for. Thanks for your help.

Jamie

 

Hobbs




msg:3041775
 8:45 pm on Aug 10, 2006 (gmt 0)

There is no way.
Wish there was one, I'd be much richer ;-)

Vlad




msg:3041782
 8:54 pm on Aug 10, 2006 (gmt 0)

Actually there is a way, do search for adsense tracking and you will find some tools.

Jafo




msg:3041932
 10:24 pm on Aug 10, 2006 (gmt 0)

Actually there is a way, do search for adsense tracking and you will find some tools.

Problem is ALL of the tools you speak of only work 100% with IE. Firefox and other browsers dont work with the current method being used.

Hobbs




msg:3041935
 10:26 pm on Aug 10, 2006 (gmt 0)

nope,
won't work as asked,
no one can identify which ad was clicked in an ad unit.

Vlad




msg:3042063
 1:14 am on Aug 11, 2006 (gmt 0)

Hobbs, sent you a sticky.

youfoundjake




msg:3042075
 1:28 am on Aug 11, 2006 (gmt 0)

On a side related note:
If people are putting in javascript to track what ad was clicked, the anayltics tracking code, yahoo tracking code, adsense code, how big does a page need to be in order to have a good text/code ratio?

Vlad




msg:3042099
 1:45 am on Aug 11, 2006 (gmt 0)

On a side related note:
If people are putting in javascript to track what ad was clicked, the anayltics tracking code, yahoo tracking code, adsense code, how big does a page need to be in order to have a good text/code ratio?

The least amount of code is best, in my book.
I dropped the ad tracking code after getting the data I wanted.

youfoundjake




msg:3042104
 1:52 am on Aug 11, 2006 (gmt 0)

I agree on the least amount of code, but its sometimes insane on how much code is in the page just to see how its performing, and who visits and what page they went to from there.....I wish there was a way to pull all the code except for adsense code into an external .js file like I have for my .css file. Does anyone know if this is possible?

Vlad




msg:3042156
 3:05 am on Aug 11, 2006 (gmt 0)

Yes it's possible, just put all that javascripts in an external text file and do a file include. Works good with php, shtml etc, it's not going to cut your page size though, like the css.

ArtistMike




msg:3042214
 4:50 am on Aug 11, 2006 (gmt 0)

is there a way I can identify which ad was clicked on?
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There are page trackers that you can put on your page that will tell you which ad was clicked. Don't let anyone tell you that there is no way to know. There are ways to know. Do a search for page trackers and look for one that tells you what was clicked on when the person leaves your page. I have one on many of my pages that tells me which ad was clicked. So it is possible to know. I do it all the time.

Mike

Hobbs




msg:3042280
 7:02 am on Aug 11, 2006 (gmt 0)

Vlad,
Thanks, but how do you identify what each click pays?

ArtistMike




msg:3042479
 11:32 am on Aug 11, 2006 (gmt 0)

Thanks, but how do you identify what each click pays?
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When you get one click on a channel you can then find out what the ad was paying.

I have one ad block running on a page, I have a channel set up for that one ad block, I can see which ad was clicked on, and if I get one click on that channel then I can know what the ad was paying for that click.

Hobbs




msg:3042483
 11:46 am on Aug 11, 2006 (gmt 0)

Thanks Mike,
For me to many clicks and pages, impossible to do.
Also there is a delay, not all clicks are reported with each earnings refresh.
Then there is the regional factor, you are never certain which ads your visitors are seeing even with the preview tool or a proxy.
Chasing clicks on an individual level is futile.

trannack




msg:3042485
 11:50 am on Aug 11, 2006 (gmt 0)

Have I missed something here. Are you implying that it is possible to ascertain which ad within a block of say 4 adverts is clicked and how much you earned from that particular advertiser? Surely if this is the case, everyone would add all the lower paying advertisers into there competitive ad filter, resulting in just the highest paying advertisers showing. I can't believe that Adsense would allow such activity - well at least not knowingly.

mrSEman




msg:3042698
 2:37 pm on Aug 11, 2006 (gmt 0)

I use a homemade click tracking script and the only thing I don't know is how much each individual click is worth. I get stats on which of my pages it came from, what page they went to (which AS AD was clicked), their IP, and I even geo-locate them to see where in the world they came from. Comparing them with AS stats, i find that only just a few clicks fall through the cracks of my script.

I find this very useful. My only wish is to be able to track how much the click was worth.

ArtistMike




msg:3043031
 6:11 pm on Aug 11, 2006 (gmt 0)

Have I missed something here. Are you implying that it is possible to ascertain which ad within a block of say 4 adverts is clicked and how much you earned from that particular advertiser?
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You can see what one click is worth by your channel data. Then you can see which ad was clicked by tracker code on your web page. By using both forms of data collection you can know what ads are worth when they are clicked.

Mike

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