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a) if ad spotted on a different domain an email alert should be sent to adsense login email id. So that further action be taken from my side. This is also useful if I forget to whitelist my own new domain name.
b) Please fix help link url [google.com...]
I will probably have to remove all adsense off of it and put something else on it.
Right here at the end of the month...Oh I get it, an end of the month money trap. hmmmm
Maybe if it gets straightened out they will replace the click money for that site....:( It don't help right now as it has caused a biiiig depression in ecpm and ctr as well as take home pay..Google please hurry.
Sorry for the delayed update - I've been trying to find out as much as I could about this situation in order to make sure I passed along accurate information to all of you.
We're very happy you're all so excited about the new Allowed Sites feature. Unfortunately, we had to temporarily roll back its release, but expect to see it in your accounts again soon. We hope that it helps alleviate many of the concerns publishers have had about code theft and click sabotage.
In the meantime, our engineers have confirmed that we deactivated any settings you made yesterday, so your ads will continue to monetize as normal on all sites.
Again, we're sorry for the inconvenience and confusion, and appreciate your patience.
We want to make sure this temporary release didn't leave any weird loose ends...
And it's also doing a new thing, it lists sites not on your allowed list that displayed your adsense code in the last week. For me, the list was all Google and Yahoo.
I just saw that. It is giving me an IP number that belongs to Google and I have to suppose that it is because I use the Custom Search Engine (CSE) with AdSense enabled on it.
So, anyone know if I should allow it by the IP number (which could possibly change) or if I should allow "google.com"? Or both?
Since the adsense is usually WAY off target in these cached listings on other sites, it's probably a good thing that their impressions will no longer be counted...
I think they should have at least populated the list with the domains Google already knows about. That way it'd at least have a lower chance of having a domain accidentally left out.
YES! THANK YOU!
(ASA, please, can we get a list of domain names/URLs currently showing ads with our publisher ID without enabling the filter first? This info would be very useful.)
Regardless, thank you, G, for making this available to us.
At the very least, Google should automatically recognize and NOT filter clicks from its own services, along with those of Yahoo and MSN. That should be simple enough to accomplish.
In my experience, these ads are ALWAYS terribly off target. If these impressions are being counted for us, but nobody is clicking on them (because someone interested in my music niche is probably not going to be interested in "Construction News" or "Cheap Air Travel"), then wouldn't it be better for our conversion rate that these impressions NOT be counted? I'm willing to lose whatever clicks these bad impressions may garner in return for losing all these impressions and improving my CTR.
What does everyone else think about this?
Anyway they're likely to comprise a very small proportion of all impressions. Too little to be of statistical significance, but just enough to fill up that report with extraneous warning messages.
- List of 'unauthorized' sites (hence clicks will not be counted for earnings), as reported by the G system includes IPs such as
220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168, etc. - which all resolve to Google
- since I activated 'allowed sites' my earnings dropped. impressions are there, however usual number of clicks, for given volume of impressions, is not - this by itself does not mean that it's related to 'allowed sites' feature activation, however it's suspect because it coincides)
The system as implemented is much more elegant, except that it stands to reason that any cached page of abc.com should be treated exactly the same way as abc.com, and any translated page of abc.com should be treated exactly the same way as abc.com. Google can see the page URL, so it shouldn't be that hard for them to accomplish that.
WHY does Google always do things this way? Unstable, unreliable, etc.
Or may be we should add google IPs and yahoo domains to the list...?
Will advertisers be charged for not allowed domain clicks? If so, who will get the money?