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I'll make you a deal: if you all, the members of the AdSense WebmasterWorld forum, can agree on your top 5 asks in order of priority, I will personally email the Director of Product Management for all AdSense products with your list.
So lets get it started.
I think someone else mentioned this, but on the Ad Review page, it would be nice to show the size of the ad blocks being targeted.
Not a big deal, but it'd be nice.
Over on AdWords here at WW, there's a thread about how the AdWords side has some so bloated with features and options it's keeping some potential advertisers away and frustrating current advertisers.
There are lots of features that would be nice, but I hope we don't create a complicated situation for ourselves - assuming our requests get implemented
Google can (after our enabling that option for a channel) run different color combinations once in a while and assess which generated the best performance for that channel, then a report could be sent to publishers...
I don't think it's that simple. If anyone is doing this sort of testing on their own, well, you may be hurting yourself.
I agree. Let Google do some of the hard work too
There are some good ideas in this thread. And I mean no disrespect.
But at some point this begins to sound like looking the gift horse in the mouth.
I don't think it's that simple. If anyone is doing this sort of testing on their own, well, you may be hurting yourself
No one said anything about this being simple, and if Google implements such a feature you're welcome to ignore it, I might do that myself if it does not improve my earnings, but any experimenting done by you or Google implies willingness incur some loss as an acceptable price for potential earnings improvement, just as long as it is done right as already said.
The system becoming over-complicated, and publishers getting tools that could hurt them applies to every single feature in this thread, including the recently expanded filter, and specially the requested CPC minimum.
Keeping things positive means voting a feature as a lower priority, or carrying abuse potential to other publishers like you said and -I agree- regarding self niche naming, but commenting that a feature is too dangerous for a publisher to have or too much to ask for is plain annoying and assumes too little of Google and other publishers even if you mean no disrespect as you say, I seriously would rather be discussing features that could improve our earnings if you don't mind.
Google himself is continuously experimenting as many publishers in this forum can painfully attest :)
Frankly complications doesn't bother me so long it gives more power to play with. I don't think it will bother Google that much either, knowing they have some smart engineers. As for Google, their main concerns would be:
1. Time & cost to implement
2. How it impacts the advertisers
It never hurts to ask, who knows you just might get it :)