Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 23.20.137.66

Forum Moderators: incrediBILL & martinibuster

Message Too Old, No Replies

AdSense feature requests May 2008

     
10:28 am on May 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



Thanks for your feedback and feature requests to date.

We appreciate you taking the time to let us know how we can improve the AdSense program.

If there are features you would like to see in AdSense, please tell us about them here.

ASA

11:19 am on May 6, 2008 (gmt 0)



Didn't we just do this?
11:30 am on May 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 5+ Year Member



I think it is time for a bigger, better, improved filter. Maybe based on keyword filtering:
- filtering for ad headlines
- filtering for ad copy (e.g. "directory", "cheap", "free", "widgets")
- filtering for parts of target URL (e.g. "www-")
- filtering by Adwords account
- filtering by target IP address (or address range), to get rid of all the ads for parked domains

Ah, and while we're at it, why not enforce a bit of quality upon the advertisers?

11:45 am on May 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



Remove the link between gmail/free/personal google activities - and commercial ones such as adsense and adwords. The forced use of one log in to all google services was so badly thought through.

[webmasterworld.com...]

11:50 am on May 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

5+ Year Member



I hate not being able to use my googlemail.com account for Adsense. It drives me up the wall!

My default homepage is google.com/ig. If I want to check my Adsense, I need to logout, then log in to Adsense, then log out, then log back in to my googlemail.com account so I can see my google.com/ig homepage. Arggh!

12:07 pm on May 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member



I know this was touched upon in previous posts but at the very least I need to know which sites have been targeted by advertisers in the Ad Review Center. I run multiple sites and without that info I can't tell if an ad is appropriate for a particular site or not. It would also be useful to have a count of the number of pages of ads which are available to review.
12:07 pm on May 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member hobbs is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



I'm glad you asked ASA,
here's the list:

July 2005
[webmasterworld.com...]

Nov 2005
[webmasterworld.com...]

Jan 2006
[webmasterworld.com...]

May 2006
[webmasterworld.com...]

June 2006
[webmasterworld.com...]

Nov 2006
[webmasterworld.com...]

Nov 2007
[webmasterworld.com...]

Dec 2007
[webmasterworld.com...]

Mar 2008
[webmasterworld.com...]

Mar 2008
[webmasterworld.com...]

Apr 2008
[webmasterworld.com...]

1:35 pm on May 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 5+ Year Member



Ah, and I forgot to mention that a little feedback on the current status of those requests might be helpful. (I remember having seen a reply on this somewhere, mentioning that this might not be possible for some obscure reason.)

Can we get rid of the optimization tips? These seem rather outdated. I have not received any update in a long time. (Not that it matters to me that much, just to let you know that these tips were not really helpful.)

2:12 pm on May 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member



Is there a point to this?
2:21 pm on May 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

5+ Year Member



Can we get rid of the optimization tips? These seem rather outdated. I have not received any update in a long time. (Not that it matters to me that much, just to let you know that these tips were not really helpful.)

Can you share your latest optimization tips with rest of us? Please...
3:10 pm on May 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

5+ Year Member



I'd like to track how much each page makes. I can currently do this with up to 200 with the URL channels, but I've got about 800 pages so I don't know what the other 600 are doing.

Ideally if this could be tracked and integrated into Google Analytics (which I also use heavily) the information could be used when I decide to sell space to third party advertisers. Well that's one of the reasons anyway. Currently I have to guess how much a page is worth and hope that selling ad space doesn't decrease my Adsense income. It's like playing Russian roulette with your salary.

3:12 pm on May 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member tropical_island is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



More room in the site filter.

Probably never been suggested before :-)

3:33 pm on May 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

5+ Year Member



Maybe it would be more helpful if you mention one possible improvement, then let the group discuss it in detail.

You would then get a better understanding of what the group needs, and they might get a better understanding of Google's position.

This would be helpful also when concerning ideas that the group thinks is good, but Google doesn't. If we understand your reasoning, we might not continually bring up the same items again and again.

3:37 pm on May 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 5+ Year Member



scgcarguy:

I agree, discussing individual features might be a good idea. Unfortunately, this means that Google needs to provide some information (e.g. a one-line feature description). This is probably already considered confidential information, so I wouldn't hold my breath for such a discussion to be started by ASA.

4:39 pm on May 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

5+ Year Member



a minor improvement for the channels manager:

the link to "view all AdSense for Content channels" does not actually show you *all* channels. it only shows channels that received 1 or more page impressions. i recently discovered numerous channels i created years ago, which i no longer use. since they get 0 page impressions they never show up in the traffic reports. it seems to make sense that 0-page-impressions channels would not show up *most of the time* but a way to screen for them once in a while would be handy.

i ended up going one by one, comparing the full channels list with a monthly channels report, finding unused channels that way -- i was nearing the limit on channels, blamed mostly on the fact that i had a lot more unused channels then i realized. i'd imagine others near their limit on channels might have experienced the same.

4:39 pm on May 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

5+ Year Member



To create an unique Message Board for AdSense feature requests, instead of having one monthly
5:22 pm on May 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

5+ Year Member



Poison Words - how about some clarity in what they are. Just publish them once a month.

The AdSense targeting tags don't seem to help in this area.

Poison words are a problem from time to time on pages that can contain user generated content eg. forums, visitor comments etc.

Yes we moderate them, have filter lists etc. But we can't track everything all the time if we don't know what the "naughty word" of the month is. We do our best, but with some help from Google we could do better and don't forget, we're raising revenue for Google as well as the publisher.

Completely disconnecting the user content isn't really an option... it can bring in significant traffic and wouldn't be the "right" thing to do in any case.

6:55 pm on May 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

5+ Year Member



I would really like to see us have the ability to RANK (or at least negatively rank) our content into a channel as part of the equation in determining what ads display on our websites.

For example I often have ads display on my website that are related to dating which is way off subject for my users simply because the word "chat" often appears on my pages. If I could set "Dating" as a low-ranked target channel for my website it would help filter these.

Similarly if my website focuses on autos I would select autos as my highest priority target channel and this would go into the equation of determining ads that appear on my site.

I wouldn't expect this to be a huge portion of the equation (so it's not abused) but it should count. Off the top of my head, the best way to prevent abuse it to allow people to select a percent of their channel dedication. E.g. I want my site defined in these channels... "70% art, 20% technology, 10% software".

9:44 pm on May 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member ken_b is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month



I'm still hoping for a little prompt, meaningful communication.
9:47 pm on May 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member



Letting me know when the stats was last updated (time-wise). This would be helpful esp. today.
9:58 pm on May 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member ken_b is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month



OH, and maybe work on the reports manager system.

I have 6 reports set to be emailed to me daily.

Some days I get all 6, some days I get a random selection, but not all 6.

Some days I get all 6 at one time, other days they arrive in smaller groups, each group arriving at different times of the day.

9:58 pm on May 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 5+ Year Member



I think it is time for a bigger, better, improved filter. Maybe based on keyword filtering:
- filtering for ad headlines
- filtering for ad copy (e.g. "directory", "cheap", "free", "widgets")
- filtering for parts of target URL (e.g. "www-")
- filtering by Adwords account
- filtering by target IP address (or address range), to get rid of all the ads for parked domains

Ah, and while we're at it, why not enforce a bit of quality upon the advertisers?

I'll second that!

10:00 pm on May 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 5+ Year Member



To create an unique Message Board for AdSense feature requests, instead of having one monthly

And an update on the status of previous requests. As someone else said: "prompt and meaningfull communication"

[edited by: Scurramunga at 10:01 pm (utc) on May 6, 2008]

10:25 pm on May 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member hobbs is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



As someone else said: "prompt and meaningfull communication"

it was Ken_b that just said prompt and meaningful communication, yes, a new strategy where you actually hear, listen, act upon it, and give timely feedback when something goes wrong, or as someone just said prompt and meaningful communication, get that one right, and we will be rushing to give you more suggestions.

12:07 am on May 7, 2008 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member farmboy is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 5+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month



See the last message in this thread - [webmasterworld.com...]

FarmBoy

12:37 am on May 7, 2008 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member ken_b is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month



According to the latest (6:43pm today) email from Inside AdSense they now have "known issues" page.

I looked at, it mentions todays stats delays.

5:37 am on May 7, 2008 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



Remove the link between gmail/free/personal google activities - and commercial ones such as adsense and adwords.

I disagree. I like having one login for all google services.

6:34 am on May 7, 2008 (gmt 0)

5+ Year Member



I'd like to see keyword channels. Rather than having to setup a channel for each item ahead of time within adsense, just be able to plug a keyword into the adsense code to create / track a specific channel. I.e. for my page about big red widgets, i could just have a big and red channel code. I know this is possible now, but it's really cumbersome to have to create all the channels ahead of time within adsense.

I guess the same could be said for google analytics as well. The ability to setup and track multiple user defined variables for a specific page. Right now analytics has the ability to track a single user defined variable, but not multiple ones.

12:56 pm on May 7, 2008 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



Give us a little piece of software that allows us to see the ads on our sites as normal but does not make them clickable.

I never click on an ad, on anyone's site, but sometime my mouse flies around and I do not see it. Sometimes I have come so close to clicking an ad when I thought I was clicking something else in another part of the page it panicked me.

Sad state of affairs I know but still...

A little piece of software would put my mind just that little more at ease.

1:29 am on May 8, 2008 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



I have a list of Report Templates on the Advanced Reports page that I run. Typical reports are 'show me channels X, Y and Z for today'.
Sometimes I want to see that group of channels for yesterday, or this month, or the 3rd to the 9th of this month.
Currently I am running the report, waiting (and its slow), then changing the settings and re-running the report to get what I actually wanted to see.
A waste of your resources and my time.
(No, I'm fairly close to the 200 channels. Reselecting a detailed report is a non-trivial exercise)
Could you add a button on the 'Advanced Reports' page beside the 'View Report' button to drop the report parameters that would result from a 'Report Templates' selection into the fields, but not actually run the report?

Thanks!

This 80 message thread spans 3 pages: 80
 

Featured Threads

Hot Threads This Week

Hot Threads This Month