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reports by ad units and link units
just saw this in my account

 4:39 am on Apr 15, 2008 (gmt 0)

has this been mentioned before? its a radio button on the advanced reports page - pretty interesting results.



 4:56 am on Apr 15, 2008 (gmt 0)

That's new. I don't get to see what the report looks like for link units since I don't use them.

indias next no1

 10:59 am on Apr 15, 2008 (gmt 0)

yes, from today i am able to see. eventhough the radio button appear today, i am able to see the previous reports too.


 1:59 pm on Apr 15, 2008 (gmt 0)

The new version of the link units reports only seem to go back about a year. I can see them for May 2007, but for April 2007 I get "No Data Available" or some such.

The old data is there though (thankfully) and shows when you do a "combined" report. You just don't get the extra detail of the new link unit report.

At any rate, this is a nice addition to the report options. Thanks Google.


 5:03 pm on Apr 15, 2008 (gmt 0)

Hi all,

Thanks for your feedback on this new reporting feature.



 5:35 pm on Apr 15, 2008 (gmt 0)

I think that there is an error in the reporting, or my ads are really screwed up. When I run the separate reports, I see that my Ad Unit page impressions are generally less than 10% of the page impressions for the Link Units. For example, using fake numbers, if my Link Unit impressions for a day show 5,000 page impressions then my Ad Unit page impressions will be less than 500. In the combined report, the total impressions would show as about 5,500. The page impressions on the combined report never add up exactly, but they are close.

I don't understand how this can be. Every page (except blog, which has no link units) has an Ad Unit and a Link Unit, so the page impressions should be roughly equal. What this report tells me is that the Ad Units are displaying only about 10% of the time that somebody view my pages? Every time I check, both the Ad Unit and Link Unit are there. It seems to me that page impressions for both types should be roughly the same.

Also, the CTR of the Link Units are pathetic, as I always suspected. On the other hand, the CTR of the Ad Units are incredible. The same thing applies to the eCPM's.

So, am I reading this wrong or is it really possible that Ad Units are only rarely displayed on my pages? Again, every time I look the Ad Units are there. BTW, about 75% of my traffic is from the US and the site is US based and hosted.


 11:24 am on Apr 16, 2008 (gmt 0)

Link units have two impressions. First when they are seen and second when they are clicked. That also makes the CTR half of an ad unit. And if even after the ads are displayed someone refuses to click and goes to another website the CTR is even lower.


 2:47 pm on Apr 16, 2008 (gmt 0)

There's other features I'd probably rank ahead of this one as far as priority, but it's nice to have. Means I can yank back a couple of channels to use elsewhere.

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