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Alternatives to Adsense Channels


4:21 am on May 15, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I know this has been discussed before, but I'm hoping there have been some new developments in adsense tracking scripts.. a search just brought up the same old threads.

So let's cut to the chase:

200 Adsense channels is woefully inadequate and there doesn't appear to be any improvements from the big G in the pipe so I appeal to everyone here - has anyone found a system for tracking adsense clicks and impressions that is a decent replacement for channels? Something that doesn't slow down your site or trigger security warnings or script errors? Obviously revenue per click cannot be tracked outside of channels but surely the rest can?

I've tried scripts like adsense gold and found them to scale poorly (I've had them hog system resources and crash servers when implemented on a medium-trafficked site) not to mention a horrendous UI and reporting system. Are scripts like these still the only alternative? What else, if anything is there?

6:51 am on May 15, 2007 (gmt 0)

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now that you can attribute multiple channels to the same ad it has been possible for me to effectively get a lot more than 200 channels - although they are still groups ...

for instance i'll define channels as: colours, positions, sizes, topics and urls

any one of my ads could easily 'belong' to more than 4 channels at the same time, this effectively becomes a channel in itself ... thus, although it takes some thinking about and some head banging to make sense of the stats, there are effectively a lot more than 200 channels available.

5:29 pm on May 15, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Using Topr8's example there is basically an unlimited amount of channels. Just right down what they mean on paper.

True, the whole process would be a lot simpler if there was just a straight "unlimited" amount of channels.


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