That's ruined my afternoon!
I concur. The new interface is so frustrating. I have to have Excedrin at my desk if I even think about dealing with it. It's a headache waiting to happen. LOL
Arghhh...horrible...just hate it.
How can I remove the "Product" column from my stats? I don't use Adsense for Search so there's no need to include that extra column that reads "Adsense for Content" for each entry. That extra Product column makes it much more difficult for me to scan through the stats and see which channel (far left column) is making how much money (far right column). I could scan stats on the old interface much more easily. Sorry to see it go.
Now I must click on "Full Report", and then scroll to the bottom to see the "Totals". With the old report, it was right in your face.
Hate it. Hate it, hate it, hate it, hate it, hate it.
|So many good years with the old (and perfect) interface and now this ugly mess with the new interface |
Ditto. Ditto, ditto, ditto, ditto, ditto.
My Theory: The original geniuses who created AdSense were as close to perfect as you could possibly get. They are now rich, and gone. The bean-counter replacements are now screwing up everything, in every way they can think of. Change for change's sake. A massive de-evolution is occurring. They listen to no one. They are hell-bent upon stirring up the pot, and creating less desirable outcomes. And it is not just AdSense - it is Search, as well. Every kind of helter-skelter change conceivable is being implemented, with little regard for the consequences. Until afterwards, then it is screw-up management.
Google needs to put a giant banner over the employee entrance -
"Just because you CAN do something, does NOT mean that you should."
Rather than -
"Let's try everything - something might work."
We must all now fight like the devil to avoid Google's "special treatment" of everything, especially personalization - I DON'T WANT IT - EVER. I want to see what others see, not some half-assed conception of what Google THINKS that I should have. "You are not going to get what you want - you are going to get what we decide to give you - whether it suits your purposes or not. OUR purposes are all that matter." Got it.
[edited by: Sally_Stitts at 7:27 pm (utc) on Nov 16, 2011]
I want my saved reports BACK!
Brilliant post, Sally. Ditto on everything! :)
Once you get used to the new interface, it really is better than the old one.
Even the "low bandwidth" attempt is slow for me. Two thumbs and two big toes down, with apologies to Roger Ebert.
"View in classic" doesn't "view in classic" either, what in the world is up with that.
And who cares what the "estimated earnings" for the past month were?
BTW, Nov. 15 earnings were particularly pathetic.
the thing that winds me up is that eCPM is gone and replaced with RPM. i cant find a way to reconcile the two. so all those years of eCPM stats i've got, and have become familiar with, are now useless when i want to compare dates. why couldn't they just stick an extra eCPM column in?
|And who cares what the "estimated earnings" for the past month were? |
Because sometimes the actual earnings and estimated earnings turn out to be different.
And what is with the "CPC" column?
It is NOT cost, it is EARNINGS!
It should be called "EPC".
"Cost" only makes sense if it is AdWords that is discussed.
"Earnings" makes sense if it is AdSense that is discussed.
This is a NO-BRAINER. FIX IT! Or dig a deeper irrelevance hole!
From the Google Glossary at
"The cost-per-click (CPC) is the amount you earn each time a user clicks on your ad (NO!). The CPC for any ad is determined by the advertiser; some advertisers may be willing to pay more per click than others, depending on what they're advertising."
HOLD EVERYTHING! Is it REALLY CPC? What the AdWords buyer pays? So, they are not going to tell us what we are REALLY being paid (EPC)? Can't multiply by 0.68? This is just plain lame. BUT THAT IS NOT TRUE. DO THE MATH! IT IS EPC, SO THE ADSENSE GLOSSARY IS INCORRECT!
AdWords CPC bid = $1.00
AdSense EPC paid = $0.68 (NOT CPC!)
How are we to understand anything, when the basic terms used by Google are ambiguous, and ill-defined?
And what about the ssllloooowwwwnnnnneeeeeeesssssssss?
And why can't I delete the superfluous "Product" column? It only says "AdSense for Content" in every single entry, and takes up a ton of space. Redundant, unnecessary and annoying.
[edited by: Sally_Stitts at 9:10 pm (utc) on Nov 16, 2011]
I hate these types of me too posts or I agree posts - but not as much as I hate the new Adsense interface!
The old interface was hardly perfect, nor is the new one, but once you get used to it, it's not bad.
Until then, should I send anyone crying over the old interface a WAAAAAAAHmbulance?
|Until then, should I send anyone crying over the old interface a WAAAAAAAHmbulance? |
Funny :o) Seriously, everyone knew this day was coming and had plenty of time to get ready for it.
We can still complain! We know its a pointless task and it wont make any difference...
When the new interface came out, I was hesitant, but after taking the time to learn it, I really wouldn't go back. I don't miss having to export data and import it in Excel to view graphs.
I wish they would move the "report issue" to the left of the email address. It is annoying where it is atm.
I HATE this piece of GARBAGE even more now...I can't find anything I want without a massive search and then I can't REMEMBER how I found it!
Totally and utterly useless for me...apart from Performance > Countries...thank you
That info will only be of real use if they allow us to block adverts from certain countries.
|Totally and utterly useless for me...apart from Performance > Countries...thank you |
Worst part is that DFP custom channels are no longer included in the new interface, apparently removed because it was reporting wrong figures. That's right, Google removed a feature just because it had a bug, instead of actually fixing the bug, and there are no current plans to put it back. At least the old interface had the figures, even if they were supposed to be inaccurate (and yet, Google still kept it in there).
This bug was reported back in March, BTW. But I guess Google engineers were too busy messing up the SERPs using Panda, than to actually help the people that are making them $$$.
|norton j radstock|
The new interface is horrible, clunky and slow -another area where Google has lost the essence of what it used to be.
Better yet, it uses FLASH, so all you iPeople can't use it on your iProducts! :)
That's their iProblem...
I love new interface as:
1. It takes so much time to load by which time I am able to already guess my earning
2. It makes me click and more clicks to find something I can't possibly remember how I found
3. It makes me click and more clicks to end up finding only the incomplete information
4. It makes me click and more clicks to produce millions over million reports with colorful graphs but would stubbornly refuse to provide a single page summary of all domains and channels consolidated
5. It makes me click and more clicks to only get me more nostalgic of sweet old interface
6. It makes me click and more clicks to only discourage me returning back as often as I used to
7. It makes me click and more click to only remind me that after repeated panda onslaughts my earnings are not worth monitoring.
Over time I've come to prefer it. I get a lot more useful information. Don't like that bit about the DFP custom channel reporting though; was just getting ready to implement.
The DFP custom channel issue is a real problem for me, and the main reason I clung to the old interface for so long. My 3 main units are run through DFP so the new interface is a real irritation. I'm looking for a way around it this morning.
1 coin in the the clay pot for, new-interface-sucks vote.
I hate it.
Can't find what I need quickly or at all.
The old interface was so easy to use.
They are doing the same with Analytics.
I had to change to the new interface to get help with an AdWords problem & now can't find the info that was in the old one.
They ruined Google News with headlines that are so light that you can hardly see them.
Must be all the air heads on the west coast making these changes.
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