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AdSense Survey Questions – Have your Say Here

Posted By Darren Rowse 20th of June 2006 Adsense 0 Comments

A number of readers have emailed me parts (or and all) of the AdSense survey that some publishers were sent over the weekend. Here are a couple of the more interesting questions that they asked. I’m not sure how serious they are about all of these things but they must shed a little light on some of what AdSense are considering:

How interested would you be in the following capabilities if they were offered within Google AdSense?

  • Selecting the types of advertisers that appear on your site
  • Managing other publishers’ AdSense accounts for them
  • Selecting ad categories to appear on your site
  • Gathering information about your visitors
  • Applying AdSense earnings towards AdWords marketing
  • Specifying your own ad formats and sizes
  • Paying for phone support

Site targeting is a feature that enables AdWords advertisers to list specific sites on which they’d like to advertise. Which (if any) of the following new features would most increase your satisfaction with site targeting – being able to:

  • Choose which advertisers can appear on your site
  • Allow advertisers to see how their ads perform specifically on your site
  • Give advertisers more information about your site
  • Offer your website inventory at a more granular level than domain
  • Set a minimum CPM for ads on your site

How would you answer these questions?

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  • I have read them, a lot of people in digitalpoint forum talked about that.

  • I asked for Porn Ads… is that bad.

  • I would definitely say: “Paying for phone support” is not an option I’d be interested in.

  • 1.- Gathering information about your visitors

    2.- Allow advertisers to see how their ads perform specifically on your site

  • Paying for AdWords out of AdSense would be really useful for me — on a small budget, it’s a great way to alleviate cash flow when you can just transfer the money over.

  • I’d love to be able to choose advertisers. I’d especially like to be able to get all the fat-burner, lose weight quick ads off of my tea site, regardless of whether they might be good money makers.

  • Yessssss, I want to be able to choose advertisers and/or choose categories!!

    I don’t think there’s that many ads available in my ‘niche’, but I’d sometimes rather have none than ads about hotels, las vegas and rss feeds (I blog about events in Perth, Aus, mainly for people living here!)
    I don’t even mention hotels in any of my posts, but still they are the ads I get most!
    I blogged about Cirque Soleil coming to Perth in 2007(!!) a week or so ago, and still now half the ads on the site are about Cirque, and a lot of them relate to their shows in Vegas, now use whatsoever!!

    Anyway, that’s my rant for the day!! :D


    p.s. I didn’t get the survey, what a shame! I love surveys :D

  • Rob
    you sooooo need a bigger monitor…that screenshot is what 640×480?

  • >>Managing other publishers’ AdSense accounts for them

    That’s the one I found most interesting, because it makes me wonder where they’re going with that.

  • I think they missed out on two of the more desirable improvements to the current program.

    First is the perennial problem of ads that have no relation whatsover to the content of the site. My website for example, offers news and comment affairs commentary and analysis. I have been unpleasantly astonished to see ads for Tibetan mysticism, New Age potions and all manner of spiritual thingamabobs. Publishers should be able to intervene somehow when off-theme ads appear- not least because if such ads have no appeal to your audience, you are losing money by displaying them.

    Secondly, I think those text-only ads are mighty old-fashioned and ugly. My site has both AdSense and Amazon ads. Alas the Amazon ads yield very little. But the combination of text descriptions and colorful thumbnails makes them so much more visually appealing than the bland AdSense ads on the same page (see the contrast on the sidebar of These mixed text-and-graphic ads should be added to the current menu of text only, image only or video.

  • Control over the categories of Ads and the advertisers would be wonderful.
    I would also like to see interstitial keyword ads that where I can choose the keywords.
    And of course a WP plugin to manages it all.

  • Aww, I wasn’t sent it. I’ve been thinking about wishing to choose advertisers better, because a lot of handbag advertisers are knockoff sellers. A reader of a friends’ blog started a discussion from a complaint on this.

    People can think we endorse the ads, apparently, so I’ve just been pondering the issue. Does being a handbag blogger mean we’re shady, too? I’m off topic now, though. :-)

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