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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...]
As far as the prepopulating the allowed list argument. I side with idea of showing us everywhere say in the last month our code has appeared that way I don't erroneously cut my google cached pages income, or other legitimate sites that I may not have thought about where my adsense code may appear (ie. old partner projects where I wasn't the domain owner and may have forgot about the project entirely) Then after I do my initial pruning from the prepopulated allowed list I could have the option to make the list concrete (ie. I'll need to go in there and add the domain names of any new projects or the ads won't appear on those sites/pages) or I could set it on a whack a mole type setting where I'll have a box on the allowed page where new sites would appear and I could choose to deny or keep them on my list of allowed sites.
I have turned it off until they sort this crap out, life is too short to have to keep checking your hit list to see if you are losing income.
Eventually someone will make a generic list that will cover all the search engine and major hosts, that we can cut and paste in.
google.ca or .uk etc, are completely different domains outside of google.com and would have to be added separately
I guess adding them shoud'nt stop them from displaying ads so I added all of them, and if we did'nt have to it was only the waste of a minute.
The Whack a mole list is a great idea, least its a little entertaining that way. They could use nice little animated moles for each domain.
Step it up Google. Show us all the domains our publisherID has been used on...
Would you settle for an IP address?
Google is doing that now with a message that says:
"There are unauthorized sites that have displayed ads using your AdSense publisher ID within the last week. Please click here to view them."
Although all of the IP's listed are Google IP's!
Hmmm. Must be cached pages.
That's interesting Celgins. They are reporting themselves as an unauthorized site. So when you click to view the "unauthorized sites," can you select to add them to your allowed list?
I'm not going to consider using this feature until I can see exactly url by url where my ads are currently triggering impressions BEFORE the feature is enabled to block everything outside my list.
I guess I don't understand the benefit of this option. I turned it on a few days ago after reading this thread, and I now have a long list (~50) of unauthorized sites using my ID in the last week (ahem, 3 days I guess) and a significantly lower CTR for the last few days.
Is that necessarily a BAD thing? Most of them are G IPs, Y, About and MSN subdomains. Question 1: how are THESE sites showing my ads? 2: what if everyone in the world were displaying ads with my ID, as long as I'm getting paid for them, do I really care?