If you’re a publisher with content behind a login page, be sure to set up an AdSense crawler login so that your ads are as well-targeted as possible. Doing so will give the AdSense crawler the ability to scan content on these pages, resulting in more relevant, targeted ads that can potentially increase your CTRs and revenue. Please note that adding a crawler login will only help to deliver better, more relevant ads to pages with AdSense code already on them, and will not have any effect on which pages of your site Google Search will index.
To grant the AdSense crawler access, log in to your AdSense account and click on ‘Account settings.’ From there, scroll down to the ‘Access and authorization’ section and click on ‘edit logins’ next to crawler logins.
12:17 am on Dec 11, 2011 (gmt 0)
I think I remember this feature being available for quite some time. Is this new, or has it been changed in some way. I remember reading about this in the Adsense members area a long time ago.
1:21 am on Dec 11, 2011 (gmt 0)
There is nothing Google Adsense would want behind the login, but it has been asking me for that for a while. Everything is accessible, and the login allows others to post comments and similar activities.
I hope Google doesn't think we are hiding something behind the login.
7:37 am on Dec 12, 2011 (gmt 0)
Well don't you think its too risky to trust google so much, we are going to provide him all the data of our site ?
4:37 pm on Dec 12, 2011 (gmt 0)
If you're worried about the risk, then don't serve AdSense behind the login. Easy peasy.
I think they're talking about pages that are not available to non-logged in users here, so there's really no way Google *could* serve a relevant contextual ad if it can't see what's there.