Leonard0 - 2:09 am on Dec 1, 2008 (gmt 0) Non-technical *Suggestions for filtering and minimum CPC have been combined as follows: Filter or limit ads on any criteria includes all the following
In the first thread by the new ASA he/she stated
I'll make you a deal: if you all, the members of the AdSense WebmasterWorld forum, can agree on your top 5 asks in order of priority, I will personally email the Director of Product Management for all AdSense products with your list.
And later he added
... Iím compiling a list of general feedback. In the future, I hope to get the help of this group to prioritize these requests so I can be as clear as possible with our product team.
We get tons of feedback on a daily basis from tons of sources. The challenge is prioritizing it according to importance, scope, urgency, business need, and feasibility. Our resources are not unlimited, so itís important to choose wisely what we spend our time on.
From the two threads where requests were made it was obvious that improved filtering capabilities and minimum CPC are two of the top wishes, but what are the others?
New AdSense Advisor [webmasterworld.com]
ASA: What are the Top 5 Publisher Requests? [webmasterworld.com]
Obviously, it would be impossible for everyone to agree on the top five but we could vote for our own personal top five favorites to indicate our priorities to Google.
This is the compilation of all requests made in the two threads grouped by common themes:
Foreign currency conversions problem
EFT to more countries
Paypal integration to payment
Make Western Union payments more widely available
Announce important news on this forum
Prompt and meaningful communication
Better communication and collaboration with quality publishers
ASA to participate and provide feedback on feature requests
Promote the content network
Develop more bidding strategies appropriate for the content network
Share the revenue sharing details with the publisher
Ad Appearance & Action
Ad click opens a new window
Better control of ad links unit landing page colors
Fill each ad slot with the number of ads it was designed for
Ad Filtering & Viewing
Filter or limit ads on any criteria*
Rating for family-oriented sites
Filter and pre-approve CPC ads in Ad Review Center
Adsense Review Center should show which site was targeted
Opt out of run-of-network ads
Adsense preview tool for Firefox
Preview tool for Mac Safari
Link unit ads should have same CPC as Search ads
Information on whether a site is smart priced or not
Investigate the Smart Pricing algo for unexpected price fluctuations
Ability to correct erroneously matched contextual ads
Ability to specify keywords for contextual ads
Block own IPs from generating paid clicks
Use GAS to sell, manage, and collect payments for direct-sold ads
Ability to integrate directly-sold ads in Google ad blocks
Overhaul AdSense AdManager
Combination text and image ads like Amazon's
"view-through" for CPM placement-targeted ads
Check that landing page URL matches the display URL and no IP in URL
Make the Adwords system far simpler and transparent for small businesses
Referral system that allows you to send a link to an advertiser
Stats & Reports
Firefox plugin to show Adsense stats in the status bar
Update the GAS login to use current Google account email
Report page changes: time stamp, message box options, preserve date range
Ability to view aggregate stats for content, mobile, search
Show per-channel conversion rates of specific ads
SMS/Email reports in HTML or one line, not as an attachment
Removal of fraudulent clicks from CTR
Show income in local currency
Speed up roll out of Adsense-Analytics integration
*Suggestions for filtering and minimum CPC have been combined as follows:
Filter or limit ads on any criteria includes all the following
Minimum CPC includes all the following
Proposed voting system: One round of voting, five votes per ballot, limit each voter to one vote for each candidate, winners are those with the most votes
It has fairly good accuracy because each person has a chance to decide each of the five winners. However it doesn't allow to voters to weight their choices from highest to lowest.
Voters are limited to one vote per candidate to ensure that every person has an equal say in deciding each of the winners.
Voters submit up to five of their choices, one per line, in order of preference, no comments permitted
Length of voting period: One week, from Tuesday noon (Eastern), Dec 2 until Tuesday noon, Dec 9. An official tally can be made at that time but voting could continue as long as necessary in order to give everyone to get a chance to vote. The more people that cast their votes, the more weight will be given by Google to our choices.
If the majority of comments made between now and Monday evening at 9PM (Eastern) are in favor of this system, voting could start at Tuesday noon.
Do you think that non-technical requests should be included in the vote?
What about adding suggestions to the list as voting progresses?
[Edit: corrected Dates]
[edited by: Leonard0 at 2:47 am (utc) on Dec. 1, 2008]