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AdSense Feature Requests July 2008

 8:56 am on Jul 1, 2008 (gmt 0)

Thanks for your feedback and feature requests to date.

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

Is there a new or improved feature you would like to see in AdSense? If so, please tell us about them here.




 9:06 am on Jul 1, 2008 (gmt 0)

Yes ASA,
I'd like you keep the Firefox referral ads beyond August 2008, plus the usual world peace, end hunger, unlimited energy and cure cancer monthly requests ..


 10:07 am on Jul 1, 2008 (gmt 0)

Now, that's a smart idea, to collect the publisher requirements for the Adsense program. Wow. Goes to show that The Plex is really listening to us.
So, when I think about it, I'd like to see those features implemented:

1. Increase the size of the competitive filter
2. Ability to block by advertiser account
3. Ability to block by keywords in ad copy
4. Useful statistics, e.g. which ads were clicked
5. Meaningful communication, e.g. feedback on the status of feature requests
6. Ability to activate/deactive CPM in the admin panel
7. Ability to stop CPM ads from showing completely
8. Ability to select number of ads per ad block
9. Ability to select fonts within ad blocks, i.e. treat fonts just like colors
10. Provide a convenient tool that allows us to identify Flash ad URLs (for blocking purposes)

How about that?

But as I said, I really like the idea that Google listens to us.


 11:27 am on Jul 1, 2008 (gmt 0)

I'll go with points 4 and 5 above too. It would be really good if I could just see which pages receive clicks - actually not even bothered how much they're worth. I know you can have URL channels but I can't monitor all the pages all the time as there's over 200. The best way for me would be to link it to Google Analytics which I also use. I can but hope :-)

It would also be great if Google stopped messing around with the fonts, I strongly suspect that the odd days when my CTR goes down recently is due to this.

It would be great also, if we could specify a domain and see all the ads currently running on that site.. scroll through it and kick advertisers as required. It's tedious to go through every page and check ads. That's just my wish list.

Oh, and how about some new ad formats? Something between a banner and a leaderboard perhaps?

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 1:28 pm on Jul 1, 2008 (gmt 0)

Yes. I would really like an answer (and surely this is not so difficult) to the question over Google Accounts.

I keep getting this when I log on:

Are you one of the following people?
* #*$!xx@mydomain.com

If so, then you've already updated your login to a Google Account.

Return to AdSense and use your Google Account to sign in.

Even if I click I am that person and log in again I get the same message. If I follow the wizard I get that account already exists.

I would really like this to be fixed.


 3:42 pm on Jul 1, 2008 (gmt 0)

I dont want to be repeating myself but wouldnt be easier to read past requests since none of them has been included/added?

Please stop giving false hopes.


 10:20 pm on Jul 1, 2008 (gmt 0)

My requests are in the previous months threads "AdSense Feature Requests *_* 2008"


 10:57 pm on Jul 1, 2008 (gmt 0)

Or AdSense Feature Requests to be yearly instead of monthly.


 6:13 am on Jul 2, 2008 (gmt 0)

Fully agree with Januuski, Scurra, Pepiton, and others.

To make this thread more useful, also maybe for Google, I also would like to stress the "meaningful communication" request. I wonder why you, ASA, are not actively seeking discussion on the features requested. Do you or the Adsense team understand each and every single request? I remember feature request lists from the past where I scratched my head and wondered, "what the heck does this guy mean?"

But there was NEVER a single question back, like "could you elaborate more", or "how should this work in real life", or maybe even a "looks complicated to us, but we've put it on our lists". Nothing. Nada. Zip. Silence. That makes these threads so utterly useless in terms of a discussion forum. (Hence the overwhelming joy to fill in the exact same requests that have been posted for how many moons by now?)

Sometimes I just think that your team do not understand our pains. Not at all.

For example, the increased filter size or better blocking tools in general. All 200 slots on my filter are used. But do I see 200 individual advertisers? No. I just see MFAs (not made-for-adsense, but made-for-ads!), and there are a few guys that run the "domain game".


Yes, that's right. Seven more or less identical domains, run by the same guy, all pointing to the same useless crap, a page stuffed with ads from Yahoo!, and each of the domains at some point in time promoted through Adsense. This is a royal PITA, I can tell you. And this guy has another seven domains in my filter list. All the same. Now, I'd like to hear from your product team:

1) Do you think this is "okay"? Why?
2) If no, how do you think that we publishers should handle this, as you are apparently unwilling or incapable of doing it for us?

But, there is silence from The Plex, as always. THAT'S WHY this monthly feature request bonanza is a joke. By the way, do you remember the time, in your beginnings here, when you wanted to collect feature requests on a WEEKLY basis? Hah! WE KNEW that this would not work.


 8:57 am on Jul 2, 2008 (gmt 0)

Maybe we are aiming too high and need to keep our requests a little more realistic.

So here are my revised requests:

1. I would like to be able to customise my adsense panel with pretty colors and borders.
2. Perhaps display little motivational jingles to publishers upon logging in.
3. Place one of those animated speech things to answer faq's or to make announcements, so that we don't feel unloved.
4. Write our names inside our Christmas card.
5. Round off low paying clicks to the nearest cent.

[edited by: Scurramunga at 8:58 am (utc) on July 2, 2008]


 9:33 am on Jul 2, 2008 (gmt 0)

You guys are being too hard on ASA..He/She atleast makes an effort to listen to us.. As you may have noticed there is very little support for publishers at Google, so what little we are getting, we should be grateful...

Maybe if we politely, keep putting in our requests on a monthly basis.. we may actually get through..

As they say..the river can cut thru. the hardest rock.. it just takes a little time ;-)


 12:58 pm on Jul 2, 2008 (gmt 0)

I am not against ASA, in fact I appreciate to be somebody in that position. We are against ASA´s bosses policy no to give any feedback at all.

I do not think to copy and paste every month the same list is the solution.

In any case, thanks ASA for being there, much appreciated.


 3:15 pm on Jul 2, 2008 (gmt 0)

It's starting to feel a bit like Groundhog Day!


 6:41 pm on Jul 2, 2008 (gmt 0)

Maybe if we politely, keep putting in our requests on a monthly basis.. we may actually get through..

We tried, it does not work!

For whatever reason this kind of "we know better" arrogant behavior is reminding me of Microsoft back in 90's.


 9:03 pm on Jul 2, 2008 (gmt 0)

- Accelerating the period it takes for generated new ad code to become active, over an hour later and only few of my pages are displaying the new ad while the rest are showing error 400 in the iframe (viewed from different browsers and cache deleted)

- Seriously stop injecting the words lesbian and gay in the link units on pages that have no such keywords or anything related to them please!


 2:35 am on Jul 4, 2008 (gmt 0)

I get a lot of bad targeting because of a directory name in many of my URLs. Give me the ability to have you ignore words in a URL and we'll both make more money.


 3:52 am on Jul 4, 2008 (gmt 0)

I've always wished we could customize the font (type and size) along with specify how many ads per block. Maybe utilize the site's style sheet for on-mouseover color changes for the links, etc. Anything to help the ads fit in more with the style of the site.

Also, I've always wanted to use sizes that are not offered. Maybe a dynamic sized ad box would be cool... Some premium sites get to show ad box sizes I've never seen offered to regular publishers, along with custom fonts, etc.

Hopefully those features make it out to the rest of us...

Thanks for listening!


 3:35 pm on Jul 7, 2008 (gmt 0)

Google is so frustrating.


 4:07 pm on Jul 7, 2008 (gmt 0)

- new ad format, something like 600x100 with 3 ads
- ability to choose different fonts


 4:44 pm on Jul 7, 2008 (gmt 0)

More channels. Again. Please.

I feel like I'm talking to a wall. Or the bark on a tree. Sigh.


 4:51 pm on Jul 7, 2008 (gmt 0)

In the Manage Ads section, I'd like it to be easier to apply a change to a whole mess of ads - by channel, or by size, or whatever. For example, for reasons outlined elsewhere, I just had to go through and change about 30 ads from text and images to text only. Would be great to have just done it once.

I would also like more transparency about which ads are placement targeted, Doubleclick, or regular Content Network. I would like to be able to block a single image ad without having to turn off both placement targeting in the Ad Review Center *and* all image ads.


 4:53 pm on Jul 7, 2008 (gmt 0)

A preview tool for Safari on OS X.
A preview tool for Firefox.


 5:23 pm on Jul 7, 2008 (gmt 0)

A preview tool that works.


 8:48 pm on Jul 7, 2008 (gmt 0)

A preview tool with more countries (as you promised you would forward this to the engineers in the last feature requests thread)


 9:49 am on Jul 8, 2008 (gmt 0)

I have one request for google:


Really, thats all.


 2:19 pm on Jul 8, 2008 (gmt 0)

I second the peview tool for firefox.


 5:35 am on Jul 9, 2008 (gmt 0)

I would really love to know which ads my visitors are clicking on and how much I have been paid to turn that visitor over to said advertiser.


 6:19 am on Jul 9, 2008 (gmt 0)

I will go with point number 4 posted by zett (post number 3 above). I would like to see on which page the ads were clicked. May be Google can integrate it with Analytics which I am sure is very easy for you.


 6:46 am on Jul 9, 2008 (gmt 0)

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 9:20 am on Jul 16, 2008 (gmt 0)

Time to revive this thread

ASA, with the retiring of Referral ads, it is now even more essential for Google to give us a way to trace back where an ad impression was made on which page.

Many us have too many pages to be able to track all ads displayed, some pages are just forgotten, and once you pull the plug, there will be a lot of ugly "This page cannot be displayed" boxes on the Internet.

I am proposing you add a feature now that allows publishers to insert an alternate ad for each referral box size that can no longer be displayed.

This way we can all look into our stats and trace back which pages are calling those alternate ads and have them fixed, also some of us can use it to insert AdSense or another network ad code.

Please give this one a priority before the web starts looking like it's broken, give us a smooth transition.

P.S. Save Firefox, retire parked domains instead.

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