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AdSense feature requests May 2008
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msg:3642678
 10:28 am on May 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

Thanks for your feedback and feature requests to date.

We appreciate you taking the time to let us know how we can improve the AdSense program.

If there are features you would like to see in AdSense, please tell us about them here.

ASA

 

wyweb




msg:3642707
 11:19 am on May 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

Didn't we just do this?

zett




msg:3642713
 11:30 am on May 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

I think it is time for a bigger, better, improved filter. Maybe based on keyword filtering:
- filtering for ad headlines
- filtering for ad copy (e.g. "directory", "cheap", "free", "widgets")
- filtering for parts of target URL (e.g. "www-")
- filtering by Adwords account
- filtering by target IP address (or address range), to get rid of all the ads for parked domains

Ah, and while we're at it, why not enforce a bit of quality upon the advertisers?

gethan




msg:3642733
 11:45 am on May 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

Remove the link between gmail/free/personal google activities - and commercial ones such as adsense and adwords. The forced use of one log in to all google services was so badly thought through.

[webmasterworld.com...]

Karma




msg:3642737
 11:50 am on May 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

I hate not being able to use my googlemail.com account for Adsense. It drives me up the wall!

My default homepage is google.com/ig. If I want to check my Adsense, I need to logout, then log in to Adsense, then log out, then log back in to my googlemail.com account so I can see my google.com/ig homepage. Arggh!

macavity




msg:3642746
 12:07 pm on May 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

I know this was touched upon in previous posts but at the very least I need to know which sites have been targeted by advertisers in the Ad Review Center. I run multiple sites and without that info I can't tell if an ad is appropriate for a particular site or not. It would also be useful to have a count of the number of pages of ads which are available to review.

Hobbs




msg:3642748
 12:07 pm on May 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

I'm glad you asked ASA,
here's the list:

July 2005
[webmasterworld.com...]

Nov 2005
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Jan 2006
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May 2006
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June 2006
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Nov 2006
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Nov 2007
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Dec 2007
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Mar 2008
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Mar 2008
[webmasterworld.com...]

Apr 2008
[webmasterworld.com...]

zett




msg:3642819
 1:35 pm on May 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

Ah, and I forgot to mention that a little feedback on the current status of those requests might be helpful. (I remember having seen a reply on this somewhere, mentioning that this might not be possible for some obscure reason.)

Can we get rid of the optimization tips? These seem rather outdated. I have not received any update in a long time. (Not that it matters to me that much, just to let you know that these tips were not really helpful.)

bts111




msg:3642857
 2:12 pm on May 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

Is there a point to this?

himalayaswater




msg:3642863
 2:21 pm on May 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

Can we get rid of the optimization tips? These seem rather outdated. I have not received any update in a long time. (Not that it matters to me that much, just to let you know that these tips were not really helpful.)

Can you share your latest optimization tips with rest of us? Please...

m0thman




msg:3642911
 3:10 pm on May 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

I'd like to track how much each page makes. I can currently do this with up to 200 with the URL channels, but I've got about 800 pages so I don't know what the other 600 are doing.

Ideally if this could be tracked and integrated into Google Analytics (which I also use heavily) the information could be used when I decide to sell space to third party advertisers. Well that's one of the reasons anyway. Currently I have to guess how much a page is worth and hope that selling ad space doesn't decrease my Adsense income. It's like playing Russian roulette with your salary.

Tropical Island




msg:3642919
 3:12 pm on May 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

More room in the site filter.

Probably never been suggested before :-)

scgcarguy




msg:3642951
 3:33 pm on May 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

Maybe it would be more helpful if you mention one possible improvement, then let the group discuss it in detail.

You would then get a better understanding of what the group needs, and they might get a better understanding of Google's position.

This would be helpful also when concerning ideas that the group thinks is good, but Google doesn't. If we understand your reasoning, we might not continually bring up the same items again and again.

zett




msg:3642961
 3:37 pm on May 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

scgcarguy:

I agree, discussing individual features might be a good idea. Unfortunately, this means that Google needs to provide some information (e.g. a one-line feature description). This is probably already considered confidential information, so I wouldn't hold my breath for such a discussion to be started by ASA.

sorabji




msg:3643040
 4:39 pm on May 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

a minor improvement for the channels manager:

the link to "view all AdSense for Content channels" does not actually show you *all* channels. it only shows channels that received 1 or more page impressions. i recently discovered numerous channels i created years ago, which i no longer use. since they get 0 page impressions they never show up in the traffic reports. it seems to make sense that 0-page-impressions channels would not show up *most of the time* but a way to screen for them once in a while would be handy.

i ended up going one by one, comparing the full channels list with a monthly channels report, finding unused channels that way -- i was nearing the limit on channels, blamed mostly on the fact that i had a lot more unused channels then i realized. i'd imagine others near their limit on channels might have experienced the same.

Pepito




msg:3643041
 4:39 pm on May 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

To create an unique Message Board for AdSense feature requests, instead of having one monthly

m0thman




msg:3643088
 5:22 pm on May 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

Poison Words - how about some clarity in what they are. Just publish them once a month.

The AdSense targeting tags don't seem to help in this area.

Poison words are a problem from time to time on pages that can contain user generated content eg. forums, visitor comments etc.

Yes we moderate them, have filter lists etc. But we can't track everything all the time if we don't know what the "naughty word" of the month is. We do our best, but with some help from Google we could do better and don't forget, we're raising revenue for Google as well as the publisher.

Completely disconnecting the user content isn't really an option... it can bring in significant traffic and wouldn't be the "right" thing to do in any case.

mixart




msg:3643196
 6:55 pm on May 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

I would really like to see us have the ability to RANK (or at least negatively rank) our content into a channel as part of the equation in determining what ads display on our websites.

For example I often have ads display on my website that are related to dating which is way off subject for my users simply because the word "chat" often appears on my pages. If I could set "Dating" as a low-ranked target channel for my website it would help filter these.

Similarly if my website focuses on autos I would select autos as my highest priority target channel and this would go into the equation of determining ads that appear on my site.

I wouldn't expect this to be a huge portion of the equation (so it's not abused) but it should count. Off the top of my head, the best way to prevent abuse it to allow people to select a percent of their channel dedication. E.g. I want my site defined in these channels... "70% art, 20% technology, 10% software".

ken_b




msg:3643343
 9:44 pm on May 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

I'm still hoping for a little prompt, meaningful communication.

mslina2002




msg:3643346
 9:47 pm on May 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

Letting me know when the stats was last updated (time-wise). This would be helpful esp. today.

ken_b




msg:3643355
 9:58 pm on May 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

OH, and maybe work on the reports manager system.

I have 6 reports set to be emailed to me daily.

Some days I get all 6, some days I get a random selection, but not all 6.

Some days I get all 6 at one time, other days they arrive in smaller groups, each group arriving at different times of the day.

Scurramunga




msg:3643356
 9:58 pm on May 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

I think it is time for a bigger, better, improved filter. Maybe based on keyword filtering:
- filtering for ad headlines
- filtering for ad copy (e.g. "directory", "cheap", "free", "widgets")
- filtering for parts of target URL (e.g. "www-")
- filtering by Adwords account
- filtering by target IP address (or address range), to get rid of all the ads for parked domains

Ah, and while we're at it, why not enforce a bit of quality upon the advertisers?

I'll second that!

Scurramunga




msg:3643358
 10:00 pm on May 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

To create an unique Message Board for AdSense feature requests, instead of having one monthly

And an update on the status of previous requests. As someone else said: "prompt and meaningfull communication"

[edited by: Scurramunga at 10:01 pm (utc) on May 6, 2008]

Hobbs




msg:3643369
 10:25 pm on May 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

As someone else said: "prompt and meaningfull communication"

it was Ken_b that just said prompt and meaningful communication, yes, a new strategy where you actually hear, listen, act upon it, and give timely feedback when something goes wrong, or as someone just said prompt and meaningful communication, get that one right, and we will be rushing to give you more suggestions.

farmboy




msg:3643407
 12:07 am on May 7, 2008 (gmt 0)

See the last message in this thread - [webmasterworld.com...]

FarmBoy

ken_b




msg:3643420
 12:37 am on May 7, 2008 (gmt 0)

According to the latest (6:43pm today) email from Inside AdSense they now have "known issues" page.

I looked at, it mentions todays stats delays.

koan




msg:3643570
 5:37 am on May 7, 2008 (gmt 0)

Remove the link between gmail/free/personal google activities - and commercial ones such as adsense and adwords.

I disagree. I like having one login for all google services.

stuno259




msg:3643598
 6:34 am on May 7, 2008 (gmt 0)

I'd like to see keyword channels. Rather than having to setup a channel for each item ahead of time within adsense, just be able to plug a keyword into the adsense code to create / track a specific channel. I.e. for my page about big red widgets, i could just have a big and red channel code. I know this is possible now, but it's really cumbersome to have to create all the channels ahead of time within adsense.

I guess the same could be said for google analytics as well. The ability to setup and track multiple user defined variables for a specific page. Right now analytics has the ability to track a single user defined variable, but not multiple ones.

Visit Thailand




msg:3643816
 12:56 pm on May 7, 2008 (gmt 0)

Give us a little piece of software that allows us to see the ads on our sites as normal but does not make them clickable.

I never click on an ad, on anyone's site, but sometime my mouse flies around and I do not see it. Sometimes I have come so close to clicking an ad when I thought I was clicking something else in another part of the page it panicked me.

Sad state of affairs I know but still...

A little piece of software would put my mind just that little more at ease.

leadegroot




msg:3644366
 1:29 am on May 8, 2008 (gmt 0)

I have a list of Report Templates on the Advanced Reports page that I run. Typical reports are 'show me channels X, Y and Z for today'.
Sometimes I want to see that group of channels for yesterday, or this month, or the 3rd to the 9th of this month.
Currently I am running the report, waiting (and its slow), then changing the settings and re-running the report to get what I actually wanted to see.
A waste of your resources and my time.
(No, I'm fairly close to the 200 channels. Reselecting a detailed report is a non-trivial exercise)
Could you add a button on the 'Advanced Reports' page beside the 'View Report' button to drop the report parameters that would result from a 'Report Templates' selection into the fields, but not actually run the report?

Thanks!

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