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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...]
By the way, I was fascinated to read on the set-up page for this that if your ads are run on sites other than allowed sites, that ads will still show, but the impressions and clicks are just ignored. Isn't there still a possible downside to this? Couldn't unscrupulous people be putting our adsense in places Google wouldn't like it to be seen?
However, at least now we (webmasters) are indemnified against possible damage from those kind of situations!
[FredW does happy dance for Allowed Sites feature]
Many webmasters in the past have had circumstances where pirates have copied and pasted their web pages into the pirate's own site, many times without even taking the Google adsense code out. This would mean adsense with OUR adsense publisher ID would appear on THEIR site, leaving us liable for whatever Adsense TOS violations the other site engaged in.
Having the ability for us to limit where our publisher id is valid eliminates the possibility of being liable to this scenario.
Another good thing - "If you put your ad code on a page not on this list, ads will still be displayed, but impressions and clicks will not be recorded" - presumably means we can now test ad placement and see the type of ads which would appear on a new or unlaunched site without artificially inflating page impressions. If so, then double fantastic. ;)
And if so we could use the sites ip instead and view and test and see the ads destination online. But you try it first! :)
[edited by: Genuine1 at 8:39 pm (utc) on Aug. 28, 2007]
And if it does come back will it have saved my URLs or preference and continue as I left it? Or be blank...
But how can we be sure that they still dont log ip adresses and think you are stealing revenue? I hope they thought about that possibility!
Genuine1, I said 'look at' not 'click on'. Big difference. No-one's stealing anything. :)
I've no doubt Google would continue to log all clicks from all IPs no matter what they say to the contrary. I'm certainly not advocating anyone click their own ads. No no, never never.
I do however sometimes add the code briefly to a new site before it goes live in order to get ad colours right or see what types of ad might appear, (can't use Preview Tool, doesn't work on a Mac) and this artificially inflates page impressions.
If this new feature (when it reappears) stops this happening, that's a good thing.