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which is why we're excited to announce the integration of one of our personal favorite reporting tools, Google Analytics, with AdSense. We're gradually rolling out this functionality to publishers, and you'll see an invitation link at the top of your 'Overview' and 'Advanced Reports' pages when it's been enabled for your account.
[edited by: engine at 7:40 pm (utc) on Oct. 22, 2008]
[edit reason] fixed formatting and link [/edit]
I do hope the integration worked properly - I'm still seeing a link to set it up in Adsense... (not that seeing things that no longer apply in the Adsense interface surprises me, so I'm not worrying)
I do hope the integration worked properly - I'm still seeing a link to set it up in Adsense.
after setting up the integration, the invite link in adsense changed to "Go to your Google Analytics Account »"
have you seen the integration video provided by google to make sure you did it correctly: [youtube.com...]
Today, I could use that advice...
Why do my statistics differ between AdSense and Analytics?
If you see significant discrepancies between the reports in your AdSense account and those in the AdSense section of Analytics, then please keep in mind these important points:
* AdSense reports in Analytics only track AdSense for content ad units, and do not include link units, search boxes, mobile ads, or any other AdSense products.
Yet, subtracting the link unit channels from the URL channel it still doesn't match. Maybe it's like you suggested, my Analytics account is on GMT and Adsense is on...? (it seems I can't find that information on my account)
[edited by: Lagonda at 3:51 pm (utc) on Dec. 13, 2008]
window.google_analytics_uacct = "UA-abcyyy-z";
Do I need to add this before ad block or top of page in <head> and </head> section. This for my vb based forum.
Hooked up Adsense and Analytics yesterday, seeing first small results today! Interesting! A lot new to get into, but just to be able to see ad impressions and clicks by page I think will be invaluable!
I removed analytic's from my site(s) because I found it had affected performance. Early on the "instructions" had indicated putting the code at the top of the BODY. There were times this could really delay page rendering. A few years later, long after I had removed Analytics I was looking at a site's source code and noticed the Analytics call at the end of the BODY. This, of course, helps make sure Analytics doesn't prevent your pages from rendering if the google analytics server is overloaded.
When I re-reviewed the instructions on the Adwords site, sure enough they had been revised; saying put the call at the end of your pages. There was never any notice to Adwords users, that I was aware of, about this design change, OOPs!
So my guess is, call at the top of the page more accurate data, but your pages may render more slowly. Bottom of the page call and your pages will render faster but Analytics accuracy will probably degrade some.
This link at Adwords says place the code at page bottom before /body
I don't know how many sites I've gone to (including Google!) and hit the back button because I see:
"WAITING for google-analytics.com" in the status bar.
If you'd like to keep making money with Adsense you might want to carefully consider the performance hit you'll take from analytics.
I didn't realize till today the performance hit from Google's change to calling doubleclick.net to serve ads. No wonder earnings are down!
Click this link to go through the setup steps again.
[edited by: WebWalla at 1:43 pm (utc) on Dec. 16, 2008]
One of my domains could be assigned as the master account, no further changes necessary.
Since I have December 17th a deadline to bring my bilance 2007 to the Austrian IRS, it was not possible to change all my other domains.
So today, I see in Google Analytics only data for the one domain, where it was not necessary to change anything.
The other domains report 0 impressions.
Can not wait until my boring bilance is finished and I can change all my domains for AdSense in Analytics.
Really, thats the best christmas gift from Google ever!
joined:Aug 12, 2004
I dunno - if you're looking for exact matches, I'm afraid it may not happen.
wish I could add more to this.. My limited exxperience with analytics has shown pretty much the same, albeit on a slightly smaller scale... or more.. Or less I guess...
Keep the code in the head and you'll see better results...
Put it in the footer and the discrepency is in time outs. Sonething like that...
They told you they'd fix it or what? I understand client condfidentiality but did they give you an inkling of an inkling? Or an inklng...
No difference in the data as far as I can see.
I've been thinking along the same lines.
I don't know what I'm getting with Analytics that I'm not getting with my own site statistics.
And I don't know what I'm getting with AdSense/Analytics that I couldn't get with channels.
Maybe I'm overlooking something.
As I got the invitation on Monday, I had no time (deadline for my bilance 2007), so only the default domain started working.
All other domains need this
I started rolling this out, 3 hours ago.
But I still see no AdSense data in Analytics from the first domain updated, about 3 hours ago.
If you create a site page by page you can insert an ad and link it to a channel. That way you know which page is more profitable.
But if you use a CMS with ads always in the same spots, you can't create channels for all those pages.
[edited by: Lagonda at 11:36 pm (utc) on Dec. 17, 2008]