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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...]
There is only one site in my "allowed sites list" added 2 weeks ago. Starting from yesterday one of my channels is showing a 75% increase in impressions, the clicks are showing normal type figures.
Yesterday i've disabled Adsense on my site but this particular channel - today - is still showing thousands of impressions and one click ...
I have contacted Adsense support concerning this issue and i'm waiting for their reply.
Why should they? If you notice, their solution is not to DISABLE the ads on these sites, as I would think they would, but rather to show them (so they can still be clicked on) and NOT pay YOU for them. I don't recall seeing it say anything about not charging the advertiser or collecting your share for themselves! The more you miss, the more they put in their own pocket.
If a URL displaying your AdSense ad code is not on your Allowed Sites list, ads will still be displayed, but impressions and clicks won't be recorded, advertisers won't be charged, and you won't receive any earnings for that URL.
AdSense Help: What is my Allowed Sites list? [google.com]
I'm testing this new feature, and it seems to be working correctly now, with similar earnings.
And, according to other tracking, Google's caches, translations and similar are a very small percentage of traffic in my case (quite less than 1%). Maybe for others is different, I don't know.
[edited by: Juan_G at 10:25 am (utc) on Oct. 15, 2007]
The more you miss, the more they put in their own pocket.
I've always trusted Google was pretty fair based on last 3 years performance but i am starting to wonder too.
I have seen so many posts about Adwords minimum bids rising or advertisers having to pay more but this month i am experiencing the lowest cpm of all time, exactly half last October with almost same impressions and no big changes to the pages.
I wondered why until I activated my account's Allowed Site feature.
Unbelievably, Big Company X's alpha development website was using my publisher ad client ID!
An e-mail to Big Company X's customer support (also to Google) cleared up the problem, and Big Company X's URLs are gradually disappearing from my unauthorized sites list.
Now my page impressions counts are falling back to normal levels.
Alas, throughout this episode, my CTRs didn't keep pace with the traffic surges, so for the past couple of months my CTRs have been abysmal. (That is, I observed normal CTR for the pages served from my sites, and an an implied near-zero CTR from Big Company X's served alpha, development pages.) If CTR enters into the EPC and publisher pricing formula (lower CTR => lower EPC--a much disputed idea on this forum, but anyway...)--if the artifically low CTR has lowered my EPC over the past couple of months, I've been screwed.
Morever, with the inflated page impression counts of the last several months, my split tests and other statistics have been shot to h***. So much for my long-term trends analysis.
Oh well, C'est la vie!
Moral of the Story: If you haven't activated your site's Allowed Sites list, you should probably do so. You might be in for a shock.
[edited by: MikeNoLastName at 2:53 am (utc) on Oct. 22, 2007]
It's plausible that slimy sites (or even competitors?) could employ your publisher ID to malign your site.
In my case, I have no reason to believe that Big Company X is either (a) slimy or (b) out to "get me".
It appears to be an honest mistake, but how did Big Company X, and its website developer, Small Company Y, happen to use my publisher ID? Did they perhaps use a random number generator for their test publisher ID?
Incidentally, a week after Big Company X removed my publisher ID from their test pages Adsense ads, Small Company Y (the website developer) is still serving test pages with Adsense ads using my publisher ID. I infer this because Small Company Y's URLs are still appearing in my Unauthorized Sites list. (I have sent follow-up e-mail to Small Company Y asking them to cease and desist.)
we're still getting impressions (about 15-20 day) reporting for a channel we took off the page weeks ago
That is a serious lag, obviously there are a few problems right now,
Site diagnostics was showing ask.com as a blocked url, it should only be reporting my urls. Ive seen this before, little glitch i guess but yesterday I saw 15 out of 20 search results were .cn again so i think G is just bogged down right now with tech difficulties and they are probably scrambling to rectify it all.