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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'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.
Yeah, I agree (sort of) - it would be very helpful to be able to see the list before enabling the filter. That would allow me to ensure the least disruption to my (and Google's) revenues.
The IP address isn't very useful, either. Why not show the domain names at least?
You should care. What if ads using your pub id are displayed on site which does not conform with AdSense TOS? You'd get banned one day. This option allows to list your authorized sites.
In such a situation Google would stop serving ads to the site and not the account. Are you saying that this feature has accompanied a change in TOS where it is compulsory for us to approve/monitor URLs/sites?
This is a feature. It means you can do something, not that you have to do it.
In such a situation Google would stop serving ads to the site and not the account.
AdSense help says Allowed Sites feature provides more control, it does not state publishers must use this feature. I think this feature would help in resolving "ads on non-authorized non-TOS-compliant site" issue. This is similar to reporting unusual activity on the site, providing extra points for Google to believe you are honest publisher (thus help to reinstate in case of ban).
I added yahoo.com to allowed sites list. It now lists ip 22.214.171.124 in Unauthorized Sites list. 126.96.36.199 resolves to w1.search.vip.sk1.yahoo.com Why it is so?
I added this feature one week back and now for last three days my eCPM gone down by 50%. Is it a regular / periodic fluctuation or I did something wrong?
It seems to me, and possibly others as well, that whenever you change "anything" with AdSense your eCPM becomes an immediate casualty.
Mere coincidence? I'm yet to be convinced.
May be some part of revenue was coming from some proxy or from some other sources, which all are not that bad to be filtered. So publisher can take a look at them and case by case can add to safe list.
Thinking on what can go wrong with this idea. ....
Just wondering, did you add Yahoo right away when you began using the feature or after?
CPM has tanked as well.
This is similar to reporting unusual activity on the site, providing extra points for Google to believe you are honest publisher (thus help to reinstate in case of ban).
I never thought of that way, but in any case I still want to see the list of sites where my ads have appeared recently before I'll enable it and lose a good chunk of legit income from various cache's and such especially if it can take a week to truly get sites from blocked to allowed status, that seems almost freekishly long. I can see this as being a really good thing for everyone once they get some of the kinks ironed out.
I haven't read through all the posts within this thread; but has anyone raised the issue regarding allowing Google datacentres (or other searches) on to the whitelist only to have them display the cached pages of (potential) unauthorised sites bearing our code?
In other words would allowing cached pages from search engines to display become a self defeating exercise?
Personally I love this new feature, it will be another great tool to track down illicit use of my content.
Down by 50%
To verify this, or unauthorized sites, the following is from AdSense Help [google.com]:
"By visiting your Site Diagnostics page, under the Reports tab, you can see URLs that are using your AdSense code but are not on your Allowed Sites list."
Therefore, if any public-spirited individual has made a list of URLs of things like the Google cache(s) and other suchlike which we should have on the whitelist, perhaps they could do the community a service by letting us know what they are.
Ideally, I'd like to see Google itself at least publishing this list if not allowing these sites by default, but if anyone has a handy list, it would save each of us from reinventing the wheel each time.
So far I have this,
my own sites,
a couple proxies and
Is it really worth adding all of those numerical URLs to the list? Will it make that much difference in the earnings?
If its a Google IP , yes.
There will be a difference in earnings if you don't add it.
Turns out to be a great filter for picking up proxy servers.