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Google AdSense features I'd Like to See

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12:32 pm on Jul 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

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In keeping with the ideas generated in the AdWords forum for improvements I thought it would be a good idea to suggest things to Google in one thread that we think would help both sides of the fence. Hopefully ASA will see it.

Please try and keep the thread limited to suggestions.

My suggestion would be to allow us to block competitor URLs by each website we have.

In our case we have a couple of general sites where our competitors would be right at home however I don''t want them on our B&M site. As it now stands I have to block them from all our sites.

9:10 pm on July 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Ability to see what ads people click on. I don't really care about the CPC but it would be nice to see where people go when they leave my site.

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There is at least one page tracker that will do that for you.

[edited by: Jenstar at 10:24 pm (utc) on July 29, 2005]
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11:33 pm on July 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

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XHTML compatible AdSense JavaScript code so that one wouldn't have to use iframes and could get accurate per page reports data if multiple ad units are used on page.
12:53 am on July 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Here's my list. Some are a 2nd vote

1) page-level content hints

2) page-level negative words

3) more channels

4) option to deduct adwords costs from adsense earnings

5) less boiler plate support email responses (although this has gotten better recently)

6) telephone support - maybe each account gets 1 or 2 free calls a month. After that deduct a couple $ from earnings to pay for this service.

7) less of these horrid stories of account cancellation with no real reason given. Maybe use more warnings and perhaps fines, suspensions.

8) opposite of #7 - tighten up Adsense publisher quality by kicking out truely made for adsense, computer generated, little content sites (even one of my sites!)

9) along with #8, have a 2nd (higher) tier of truely hand reviewed adsense sites and allow adwords content users a check box to only use these hand reviewed sites. And, if a site fails the review then tell them why if fails so they have a chance to improve.

1:02 am on July 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

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one more...

Create a paypal-like service where Adsense and Adwords accounts settle at the same time - daily or weekly; and provide the best money market rate :)

ps. i wonder what percentage of folks are both adsense and adwords customers.

1:08 am on July 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

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1- EFT in Egypt
2- Unlimited automatic channels (ability to check the stats of each and every page on the site separately)
[3- This one may not get along with the system: Using local time/date in reports. (A day in the USA ends 7 hours after it does in my country!)]

The "Ads by Gooooooole" thread is closed, so I'll reply to it here: Google started by "Ads By Google" at first, then later it tested the new 7-o word on a limited basis. Later on it switched to it and made it standard. Sure I agree the first one looked better, but the reasoning behind switching to the longer one I think is to make to more clear to visitors that it is an ad. This could result in a higher conversion rate. That's what I think their test results also confirmed hence their perminant switch to it.

1:28 am on July 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I'd like more control over the styling.

I'd like to be able to have a simple one pixel border on an ad unit, for example, without coloring behind "Ads by Google". (At the moment I do this with styling on an enclosing DIV, but that looks strange when there's no ad available.)

3:13 am on July 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

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1. Keyword-based filter to avoid inappropriate ads appearing on certain pages (ice melt products on an ice-skating page)

2. The ability to run ads with larger text (e.g., similar to the ads that run on Google SERPS). For those of us with poor vision, the text on Adsense ads is too tiny to be easily seen. Even if only 5 percent of users are affected, that's still a lot of lost traffic....

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2. The ability to run ads with larger text (e.g., similar to the ads that run on Google SERPS). For those of us with poor vision, the text on Adsense ads is too tiny to be easily seen. Even if only 5 percent of users are affected, that's still a lot of lost traffic....

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When people do a "Text Zoom" in their browser the text in the Google Ads enlarges also. So if they have their browser set to show all text at 120% then the Google Ads are large also.

3:49 am on July 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I know it's a long shot, but a 3 ad skyscraper would be perfect for my site. 4's too big and 2 is too little
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I know it's a long shot, but a 3 ad skyscraper would be perfect for my site. 4's too big and 2 is too little

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Stack 3 single ads on top of each other.

1:21 pm on July 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Heh...or a 2 and a 1...:-)
12:15 am on July 31, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Lol, I really didn't think of that guys, but it would double the impressions. Maybe if the site got a huge amount of traffic it would be worth it? Or am I missing something?

Just the fact that two "Ads by Goooooogle" would be practically right next to each other is... funky looking.

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1) Better communication and customer service for publishers. Today it's either generic canned emails or nothing.

2) A tier level for publishers more granular than today's regular-or-premium. Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum for example.

1:31 am on July 31, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Advent of AdSense Premium...man, I've been asking for this for 18 months:

- every site allowed into AS Premium hand checked for ANYTHING spammy. Once rejected, that domain can't get into Premium again.

- AdSense Premium users allowed to use keyword hints for positive and negative effect. Any cheating...out on your ass!

- use of payments for AdWords accounts.

- Separate "AdSense Premium content sites" option for AdWords advertisers.

- each site put into a dmoz-type category for AdWords ease of use too.

I can dream.......

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Great suggestions Esllou.
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A competive ad filter that works, I added 20 sites yesterday and they are gone today.
6:27 am on July 31, 2005 (gmt 0)

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- Preview tool for Image Ads

- Exlusion of (fixed) IPs that are allowed to click without generating any revenue (webmaster IP, etc). Not possible with dynamic ranges

- Away with the childish "Ads by Gooooooogle"

- More/other font styles in text Ads

- Overview of all domain names (only domains, no full paths) where your Google Ads are currently published on the web. Useful while tracking copied websites and people using your tracking code on pages not under your control

- Adsense phone support

- Better/more layout options for Adsense for Search

- Daily email notification of main statistics

- need I go on? ;)

10:59 am on July 31, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Grouping of channels, channel "folders", or whatever you want to call it.

So, I can create group "A", put a bunch of channels in group A and do reporting on group A.

3:02 am on Aug 2, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I'd like a publisher toolbar with AdSense figures on it and a report spam button.. Just 2 little fields would make my life so simple.
3:22 am on Aug 2, 2005 (gmt 0)

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-Ads by Google

-More Formats

-Daily email notification of main statistics

-Ability to discount clicks from an IP

-Some EFFECTIVE way to report adsense spam.

3:33 am on Aug 2, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Publisher rating system. Let webmasters know if you fall in the trusted category - will help many sleep better and not wonder "if I am booted" when they first check their emails in the morning... "Like you keep reading on WWW"

You could probably set a eligibility criteria -
-Must earn this much to be reviewed for trusted webmaster
-Must be in the program for this long
-A check on the history of the account

Okay, I know it's what the premium publisher is about but come-on - the number of page view requirements are too high - very few will get there.

I think it will definitely build a bond between the big webmasters and Google - which I think will be a benefit to Google also since they will be more assured of these page views. And now that Yahoo is coming up with their own program - and maybe Ask and MSN can also be considered as future competition. It may become important. If Yahoo pays me a similar amount [+-$100] and gives me the support to know that my business operations are safe - that I won't be booted off suddenly without giving me reason - killing a very important revenue stream for my business. I would really consider Yahoo. But frankly i would much rather stay with Google - I like the Google guys much better than the Yahoo guys [I mean the actual people in the organization]

10:51 am on Aug 2, 2005 (gmt 0)

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More countries supported for EFT (at least more european countries)
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more channels for sure. If you have couple thousand pages you must make some decisions based on earnings of those pages. Actually, having unlimited channels would be great. Then we can make some segment income statment :) And I would feel my room like head office of my site analyzing different departmants :)
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I totally agree with you roy, if a publisher is experienced and have been for a long time with adsense he shouldn't be ceased with just one email since it is proven that this person is honest and made good amount of money for adsense in the past.
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- more ad formats and ways to combat ad blindness
- an option to send funds from Google AdSense to a Google AdWords account. Yahoo's YPN features this so I hope Google will implement it soon..
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Okay enough already get rid of the ads by goooooooogle, Make it not link to AdWords, You are dealing with sheep, Or people to stupid to know what an ad is, how to advertise, let alone want to! They just click on the Gooooogle to see what the heck it was, So did I first time I saw it, heck I'm a sheep too!.
3:53 am on Aug 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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An option within control panel to preview the ads before adsense is added on the site.
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Google should let us design our own ad units, so it better matches our sites, select the number of link units we wanted in a section, Choose whether to put ads by Google or ads by goooooooooooogle... We know what makes money, If not we'll keep playing with it until we get the results we need, Which should only make Google more money! We should all have the tools the premium publishers get!
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I guess Adsense does not allow CSS and extensive customization for normal publishers is because it may lead to abuse of the system.
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I would like to see a rule introduced that the domain that is being displayed in the footer of the ad actually is the correct target URL, so that no dubious folks (especially affiliate sites) can get in there.

Reason: I have a number of ads showing up that say "domain.com/widget" in the footer, but if you enter exactly this URL into your browser, you get a 404 error. This comes mostly from self-appointed directories of low quality, and I feel it's a bit fishy.

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