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I've just found a site that is offering this service. It's in beta for the next 45 days (according to the site) and they're offering it for a total of $2.99.
I haven't tried it myself (I think it would distract me too much) but other people on this forum might be interested.
I can't post a URL, but if you do a search on Google for "monitor your google adsense account", you'll get a single item on the SERP.
Click on the link, and scroll down to the item that says: "monitor your google adsense account". That's the one! Sorry this is a bit convoluted, but it seems to be the only way to get to the page without URL posting.
So.. if you want to lash out $2.99 (you need a Paypal account), go for it!
It would be interesting to get feedback on the forum from anyone who installs it.
"monitor your google adsense account"
That gets the search result I mentioned. I guess there must be a way of using your login details.
As I said, I haven't tried it. I'm just passing on the info for other people.
Yes, "gator" didn't fill me with enthusiasm. But I looked at the other associated technology, KlipFolio, and it seems to be widely used to provide live feeds of various types.
But I'll just stay with logging into my account in the normal way, from time to time.
I wanted to make you aware of a company that is selling a service whereby they claim to provide real time reporting of Adsense stats for a fee. In order to do so, they require that you provide your user name and password.
[URL of the company doing this removed per WebmasterWorld TOS]
I hope that Google will in some way block this technology as this company could divert payments to them if they have complete access to your Adsense account with your login info.
Google needs to be aware of this as there should be no cottage industry when it comes to something as serious as this.
Unless the coding is hosted or encrypted it would not take a smart bunny more that 10 seconds to figure out if it was a scam, or not. On the surface however, I presume it was well intentioned and without any bad intent. But I could be wrong. And who doesn't want to create the latest google toy?
KlipFolio, the software that drives this AdSense feed, has feeds available from many reputable sites, including SlashDot. I feel comfortable with this technology; it's just parting with my password that makes me uneasy.
And also, there's the impact on Google. RSS feeds have to access the target site at pre-set intervals (so it's not actual "real time" stats). What would be the impact on Google's server if the AdSense community took this up in a big way?
With clever use of anchors (I notice a tr class="totals" on the adsense home page) and/or css sizing it shouldn't be all that hard to make the adsense frame be just the right size to display as small as possible and still show the results.
I don't care enough to bother (a browser window where I can just his refresh is often enough for me), but if anyone does make such a local html page, pass it on. :)