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Monday, December 06, 2004

New Google AdSense Url Channels

I've been using AdSense channels to track different sites since they were introduced. But, one thing that I found difficult to do was to easily track performance at the page level while still being able to track performance of the site as whole.

Today, I see Google has solved that problem with a new feature called url channels. Using url channels you can now do url based tracking, down to the page level very easily. You can track all pages on a domain, all pages below a specific directory, or just track a specific page. The really cool thing is that you don't have to modify any code on your site to use url channels for tracking. Just login to your Google AdSense account and go to the channels section of the "Ad Setting Tab". You can then add the new urls you want to track. Many of you who never used channels because of all the work needed manually modify your page will really appreciate this.

Like I already said; "This is very cool!" and I've already entered tracking url channels into my account. Unfortunately, the tracking only seems to happen once you have created the channel url. It would have been really nice if we could get results from the past. Knowing Google, I'm sure they have it. Another thing is that, there are only 60 channels available. So you will have to share them between the url channels and the custom channels. Fortunately for us, AdSense for search has its own set of 50 channels. If you have a small site, you can track every single page of your site

On a side note: There are now 5 new languages supported by AdSense for search. They are Czech, Hungarian, Russian, Slovak, and Traditional Chinese.

The AdSense Login page has also been redesigned, it looks cleaner and more refined.

1 comment:

Chip said...

I'm a big fan of the Adsense program too, and I also liked the new changes they made.

I've enjoyed reading your blog.