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Suggestions for Google Adsense

Lets make a list - maybe they'll take notice. :)

     
8:52 pm on Jun 28, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I would like to see:

The option to change the color of the border surrounding the ad's... (So you can make it match up with the color scheme of your site.) Currently you can only use blue..... (Or it might also be nice to have the ability to remove the border completely.)

The ability to set the number of ad's you would like to show in the ad's. I'd like to use the skyscraper ad and only have 2 ad's show at a time as my site cannot fit 4.

The option to remove the "Ads by Google" link if you would like to or not.

Just seems there aren't enough customization options to me...

Feel free to add your suggestions to the list.

Maybe GoogleGuy and company will take notice. :)

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target="_new"

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Just this one..."Payments with direct deposit option"
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target="_new"

Haven't we already had this discussion? Shouldn't that be the decision of the advertiser and not the publisher?

edit: since were talking about suggestions and not rehashing the other thread...the ability to stop my ads from appearing on publishers who wish to use target="_new".

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  • Ability to block Ads for a set of Keyword/Key-phrase

  • Better reporting to compare effectiveness of different formats

  • Faster load times. At times it takes way too long for Ads to appear.

  • Better targeted Ads.
  • 2:04 am on June 29, 2003 (gmt 0)

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    Another suggestion: Pay Adwords from Adsense account.

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    2:54 am on June 29, 2003 (gmt 0)

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    Detailed Stats
    Ability to check stats of different sites. I mean, right now, they are asking to instert the same code in all the site and the stats are all combined, however if there was a way check the performance of each site, it would be great.

    Ad Effectiveness
    Ability to see stats click stats or atleast some sort of ability where publishers can see what type of ads are producing more results.

    Ad Blocking
    1) Ability to block certain IP. I mean ads won't be shown to those IP and clicks won't be counted from those IP. This would help a lot, as publisher can block their own IP and hence while they are working on site, their clicks and adviews won't count.

    2) Ability to block ads related to certain content or topic.

    Zones
    Publishers ability to setup zones, and view ad stats for those zones. For example, one sites deals with 8 main topics, and if publisher wants, they can have 8 zones for that site and view stats for them individually. This would help them see the performance of their site/s.

    [edited by: NeedScripts at 3:47 am (utc) on June 29, 2003]

    2:59 am on June 29, 2003 (gmt 0)

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    We cant use adsense at all on one of our sites which has a dark background as the white background (not so much the border) clashes badly. I can imagine this will make for some very ugly sites! In the above case it all makes the ads very inyourface which goes aginst the google ads philosophy of being unobtrusive to people who are not looking to buy.

    There are good reasons i think for google wanting to have eactly the same presentation on every adsense site, relating to brand recognition. "ads by googls" of course is a nice text ad for adwords for google on every adsense page. All these things means google can offer better returns per click to publishers. Many of the changes being suggested in this and other threads reduce the value to adwords advertisers and google and also increase admin time for google an server load.

    At the moment i guess im happy with the trade-off. Perhaps some "options" of display could be offered in the future, but may attract less fee per click to publishers as a compromise.

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    #1 and #2 are worth exploring.

    #3 will never happen.

    I can't see the wisdom in that. Google is paying you, why not allow them the link?

    3:25 am on June 29, 2003 (gmt 0)

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    ScottM, Ohh I have no problem linking to Google at all! I just think people are hesitant to click on anything that says "Ads" is all. :)

    But yeah, not a big deal really. #1 and #2 are the most important.

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    I wouldnt like too many options. To me simplicity and elegance is the main google master-brand and you can see it in google search, news.google, and even to some extent adwords - compared to alternatives. That very simplicity makes admin load for google less, allowing them to pay better commissions.

    II'd love to see the roi and av click fee for each page for example, but im not sure if would want to trade off more than 2% of commission for that.

    Im quite happy with the adwords ad. heh it means they can pay better commissions im all for it.

    9:58 pm on June 30, 2003 (gmt 0)

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    Stats by site is a definite must-have. I have rev sharing agreements on some of my sites. It's gonna be fun trying to figure out who gets how much of the google pie!

    How about this: the ability to help Google tune the relevancy of the ads. Ok, so that won't EVER happen. But here's a scenario anyhow: google crawls the page and displays a list of possible match queries. you get to pick one or weight them based on relevance. Of course, no one would ever dream of weighting them based on CPC for that term!

    10:08 pm on June 30, 2003 (gmt 0)

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    I am finding Adsense great. But I agree with Camster and some others.
    Stats by site is a definite must-have

    That way we would be able to see which site is actually generating the best clickthrough rate. So come on Google! ;)

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    All of my issues have been addressed already. :-)

    I'm glad other people would like to see the same things I want. AdSense is new and so far I'm impressed with it. There is room for improvement but I can wait if the results stay as good as they are.

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    The ability to set the number of ad's you would like to show in the ad's. I'd like to use the skyscraper ad and only have 2 ad's show at a time as my site cannot fit 4.

    I don't know the TOS, but this is possible by playing with the code they give you.

    google_ad_width = 120;
    google_ad_height = 600;
    google_ad_format = '120x600_as';

    If you change the google_ad_height = 300; that should show 2 ads, etc.

    (Note though, you should check the TOS as this is probably against it).

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    Yep, that's against TOS, but I wonder if I emailed Google and said I only have room for 2 ad's, if I could "get permission" to edit that to only 300 height.

    Seems plausible.

    11:22 pm on June 30, 2003 (gmt 0)

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    I've talked to Google about simple things (like getting their HTML to validate). They seem very receptive to ideas. It can't hurt to ask.
    3:14 am on July 1, 2003 (gmt 0)

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    Great thoughts and ideas so I'll offer something new.

    Give AdSense advertisers some telephone support like AdWords has...... Please!

    plus just to reiterate:
    - reporting by domain at least
    - at least some negative keyword keyword control at the page level to eliminate some of the REALLY off topic ads that occasionally show up.

    5:09 am on July 1, 2003 (gmt 0)

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    agree with a previous poster. Direct bank transfer, and not just for US clients. We receive almost all our invoices paid by direct transfer on our brick and mortar business in Asia from US, Europe and Australia. From what i know its much cheaper for both sides. Paying $10 USD +currency rate devaluations to cash a cheque here is no joke. An interim solution is to allow publishers to choose the payment frequency. We pay the same amount no matter the amount so would probably opt for quarterly payments. However i wouls sure prefer direct bank transfer.
    8:02 am on July 1, 2003 (gmt 0)

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    Mostly said before, but worth repeating:

    - Keyword banning based on a single page, directory, or site

    - Reporting based on a single page, directory, or site

    - Reporting based on ad format (skyscraper/banner)

    - Option to transfer earnings into Adwords account, at any time.

    - Payment by direct deposit

    And new:

    - Ability to view Mediapartners-Google's cache for our pages

     

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