Archive for the 'Adsense' Category

Google Analytics adds New Features!

On October 22nd, Google announced that they would begin rolling out new features for Google Analytics.

They are:
Advanced Segmentation
Custom Reports
Data export API (private beta)
Integrated reporting for AdSense publishers (private beta)
Multi-dimensional data visualizations called “Motion Charts”
Updated user and administrative interface.

The feature I’ve been most anticipating is the addition of the Integrated reporting for Adsense. Unfortunately this is an invite only feature at this time and Google hasn’t deemed me worthy yet. (Google, if you’re reading this, hook me up!)

If you have an AdSense account, eventually you should receive the option to “integrate your AdSense account with Google Analytics”. The option will appear at the top of the Overview page once you login to Adsense.

Watch for your Invitation

Watch for your Invitation

AdSense Overview Screenshot

AdSense Overview Screenshot

Here is the video that Google posted on YouTube giving a peek behind the curtain:

Important Google Adsense Rules.

Here is a Google Adsense Cheat Sheet.

1. Google Ads must be from genuine user interest. Any method that artificially generates clicks in prohibitied.

2. Clicking on your own ads for ANY reason is prohibited.

3. You may not ask visitors, pay visitors or otherwise encourage site visitors to click your ads. 

4. You may not “fool” people into clicking the ads by using graphical gimmicks or misleading labels.

5. You may not promote sites displaying ads through unsolicited mass emails.

6. Google ads can only be displayed on sites that adhere to Google’s content guidelines.

7. Sites displaying Google ads may not include:

  • Violent content, racial intolerance, or advocacy against any individual, group, or organization
  • Pornography, adult, or mature content
  • Hacking/cracking content
  • Illicit drugs and drug paraphernalia
  • Excessive profanity
  • Gambling or casino-related content
  • Content regarding programs which compensate users for clicking on ads or offers, performing searches, surfing websites, or reading emails
  • Excessive, repetitive, or irrelevant keywords in the content or code of web pages
  • Deceptive or manipulative content or construction to improve your site’s search engine ranking, e.g., your site’s PageRank
  • Sales or promotion of weapons or ammunition (e.g., firearms, fighting knives, stun guns)
  • Sales or promotion of beer or hard alcohol
  • Sales or promotion of tobacco or tobacco-related products
  • Sales or promotion of prescription drugs
  • Sales or promotion of products that are replicas or imitations of designer goods
  • Sales or distribution of term papers or student essays
  • Any other content that is illegal, promotes illegal activity, or infringes on the legal rights of others¬†
  • Stolen copyrighted material
  • Deceptive or manipulative behavior intended to trick search engines or site visitors
  • Pop-ups or pop-unders that interfere with the site navigation, change user preferences, or initiate downloads
  • 8. Adsense code must be placed into pages without modification.

    9. Adsense ads may not be integrated into a software application.

    10. Up to 3 ads can be displayed on each website page.

    11. A maximum or two Adsense search boxes may be placed on a page.

    12. Up to 3 link units may be placed on each website page.

    13. Adsense for search results pages may show only a single ad link unit.

    14. No ad may be placed in a pop-up, pop-under, or an email.

    15. No element on the page may obscure any portion of an ad.

    16. No Ad may be placed on any non content based website pages.

    17. No Ad may be placed on a website page published specifially for the purpose of showing ads.

    18, Google ads and search boxes are not to be published on websites that also contain other ads or services formatted to use the same layout or colors as the Google Adsense Ads.

    19. You may have other ads on your site, they may not be confused with Google Ads.