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New adsense report columns - CPM, USD

CPM good, currency bad

     
1:17 am on Jul 9, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Adsense have added two new features to the reports. The first is that they are now showing CPM. This is great for 'at a glance' reporting.

However, they now list USD in front of every number, which is a royal pain. Not sure if this is true for everyone in the world, maybe just non-US. I can't see how having a USD prefix to every $value on every line adds anything. Now to process the numbers I have to add extra process steps to remove the USD from the spreadsheet. Plus it makes it harder to see the actual numbers. Anyone else seeing this?

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1:32 am on July 9, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I'm in the U.S., and I don't see a "USD" prefix, only "$".
For example: $x.xx
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seeing the CPM but not "USD" ...

perhaps that has something to do with possible new currency options for payouts? (I can dream can't I)

2:11 am on July 9, 2004 (gmt 0)

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The CPM information is great--it saves dragging out the calculator, it's the most useful metric we have, and it provides a new topic of conversation for this forum. :-)

FWIW, my effective CPM this month is higher than last month's and just a few cents below my all-time average. That's better than I would have guessed after the introduction of "smart pricing" in early April.

[edited by: europeforvisitors at 2:19 am (utc) on July 9, 2004]

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I'm in Australia, and I'm seeing the USD. I agree that's a pain - it makes reading the numbers harder. Surely one "USD" reminder at the top or bottom of the column would be enough, having one for every entry in two columns is just a little redundant!
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Can we post our CPM average over say a month?! (I'm guessing no. You include the Impressions and CPM and you tell every one how much you made!)
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Can we post our CPM average over say a month?! (I'm guessing no. You include the Impressions and CPM and you tell every one how much you made!)

No. It's a violation of the TOS to post any numbers from your reports. However, you can talk generally about trends, as in "My EPC is down 10% this month" or "My AdSense CPM is 50% higher than what I'm earning from FastClick."

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Am in Cambodia, not seeing the USD - but hey we use dollars here half the time ;-)
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In New Zealand I'm not seeing the USD in any reports and agree it would be a pain. Having effective CPM in there is great.
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Am seeing the USD in UK - tis damn annoying.

Although if it means they might be moving to paying in other currencies i can live with it :)

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I'm not too sure if I understand this "Effective CPM" because my figures are all over the place.

Can anyone explain how they compute it and what it means?

Thanks
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9:27 am on July 9, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Click on the "What' New" link at the top of the AdSense report page. It describes how it is calculated.
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am in Italy and have the USD too...what a pain. They will have to remove that quick smart. My earnings look like some sort of code at the moment.
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I'm in Holland, and I'm seeing the USD. Why should they do this?
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Is CPM the same as the ole media buying format of - 'Cost Per Million' or is it something different?

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11:08 am on July 9, 2004 (gmt 0)

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As some have suggested Google may be using USD as a preliminary to paying out in GBP or whatever. But it could also indicate a move into areas where $ is ambiguous. Hong Kong which has the HK$? They are certainly experimenting with Hong Kong ads as can be seen by the preview tool.
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Is CPM the same as the ole media buying format of - 'Cost Per Million' or is it something different?

Cost per thousand - M is the roman numeral for 1000

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I'm in Australia but I don't see USD. (My ISP occasionally gets IP addresses that look like they are in California, which could explain it)