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The AdSense API

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7:20 am on Mar 31, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Oops dont know what will this API have effect , rise in click frauds , advertisers avoiding content networks or what

This API is not easy to install or atleast not for non coders , more ever G is itself monitoring its implementation over websites

Google today announced Adsense API out of beta , and am quoting

"With the AdSense API, your users can create their own AdSense accounts on your site, and display ads alongside the content that they have created. They can also manage their accounts and view ad performance and earnings reports, all on your site."

press release [adsense.blogspot.com].

Oh Google whats next...

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How many of you were already part of Beta and would you please share oyour thoughts on resuts you had

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5:04 pm on Mar 31, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I find it interesting that supporting users who have multiple AdSense accounts is required functionality, and is mentioned multiple times, e.g.:

Users like to switch which AdSense accounts they have associated with your service, so changing it should be easy.

Has there been some liberalization of the policy on multiple accounts? Or is this just a side-effect of the new API: many more authors will have per-website AdSense accounts, and therefore end up with more than one?

Maybe a better way to put this is: is this a new and really easy way to sign up for multiple AdSense accounts? Can I go to AdSense API user www.stooge.com, sign up for an account in addition to the one I already have, and then go use that account at my own secondary website www.experiment-without-getting-penalized.com?

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I think there are tons of ways to get multiple Google Adsense Accounts, the first and possibly the most simple way is with Google Blogger. Just open ten blogs apply for adsense and voila...ten adsense accounts.

So the API is not here to do that. But I still dont understand what the API means when it says I can add my adsense account.

Can anyone give a stern definition on :
A.) What API seeks to achieve?
B.) If it seeks to increase publishers income or increase page views or...?
C.) If anyone who was in BETA has seen the benefits of API
D.) How can implement it quickly (give a scenario)?

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A. allows publishers who run sites with user generated content the ability to share ad revenue. it also allows users to earn money from their content without having to know how to make a web site. Blogger was one of the first usages of this api.

B. I think the theory is if users are generating this much content for "free" how much more will they make if they are getting "paid"

C.in process of implementing it right now, and can see where it will be a nice feature to offer to grab new members.

D. theres no quick release, G has to approve everything including all ad materials. but an example other than blogger and one you will probaly see alot of usage will be the wiki-style sites. users that create articles will earn split ad revenues with the owner of the site.

7:46 pm on Mar 31, 2007 (gmt 0)

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It's an interesting concept but I have to wonder who gets banned for fraud clicks? Both the hosting site and the user who generated the content have something to gain. Surely the host cannot be banned or all their users who contributed content pay the price of being banned by association as well?

And if the user gets banned from a host site do they get banned from their own site if they didn't create a new account? Seems to me it will be harder than ever for Google to stop fraud with this going live.

I also find it interesting that the most revenue you can share is 75% as the host so no matter what you have to take 25% or more for yourself as a host. Google also requires the host to post the split for the public to see although Google doesn't display their cut.

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I also find it interesting that the most revenue you can share is 75% as the host so no matter what you have to take 25% or more for yourself as a host.

You've got it backwards. The largest share that you can take is 75%. It used to be a set percentage of 85% publisher and 15% developer.

You have to remember that in AdSense-API speak, you are the "developer" and your contributors are the "publisher"

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Ths sounds very lame .

click fraud rise i think more than 100%

a lot of users get banned.

dont sound a very good idea.

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but I have to wonder who gets banned for fraud clicks?

i had the same fear, so i asked the api support about it. basically as long as you aren't coaching your users to click etc. you are ok

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The protection from click fraud issues is the only advantage I see to using the API over doing revenue sharing the old fashioned way where you show the author's pub ID a certain percentage of the time.
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The other big advantage is that you don't have to manage all the micropayments yourself.

The main problem we've seen so far with it is that publishers that don't confirm their AdSense accounts get served PSAs, which is a waste of ad inventory for us.

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Whoops, sorry BigDave, I missed your point. We use the API AND we share revenue the old fashioned way by using a random number generator to rotate between the site's publisher ID, and the individual user's publisher ID.

The API allows us to integrate AdSense sign up into our own registration process, and will also allow us to show AdSense stats for each publisher on our site.

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The main problem we've seen so far with it is that publishers that don't confirm their AdSense accounts get served PSAs, which is a waste of ad inventory for us.

Isn't there a way to serve up the ads with your own pub ID if they don't sign up for AdSense? If there isn't a way, there is no way that I'll be switching over. I expect that most of my users will like that the option is there, but are unlikely to bother filling out the paperwork, or at least that is they way that it is now.

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couldnt you just hard code an alternate ad url into your ad code? if you are just randomally rotating in pub id's on the same adblock the alternate url would always be there, so on the include page you could just have the adblock with your pub-id, you could always use a query string and if statements and control mutiple ad versions from one page
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Well, that is the advantage to doing it yourself, if they don't fill in their pub-id, then it default's to showing mine 100% of the time. I can also rotate in the active moderators' pub-ids a certain percentage of the time for their efforts. I can require a certain activity level on the part of the contributor, or his percentage starts decreasing.

There are lots of options for what I can do by doing revenue sharing the old fashioned way. As I don't really care about having access to their accounts, that isn't an overly appealing aspect.The only tow things that appeal to me about this plan is that Google knows it is a revenue sharing site and are involved in it, and the ability to sign people up for AdSense on-site rather than sending them off to the Google site.

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hmmm could be WebmasterWorld may be going to try it out, since adsense just appeared.