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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.
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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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.
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.
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....
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.
Stack 3 single ads on top of each other.
- 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.......
- 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? ;)
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]
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.