Sunday, December 14, 2008

Advantages of Google AdSense URL and custom channels

One disadvantage of adding Google AdSense directly from Blogger LAYOUT is that you cannot use custom channel to track the performance of your ad units. Fortunately, there is also URL channels which tracks the total earnings from a particular blog (URL). Now if you track the custom channels for AdSense units generated directly from Google AdSense, then by simple subtraction of the total earnings from custom channels from the total earnings for the blog (URL) you can get what is left, that is earnings from the AdSense units inserted directly from the Blogger LAYOUT placed after each each post. This was how I was able to get a Google AdSense channels report for this blog which is my main blog for bloggers.

Peter Chen's nice graphic signature


  1. Thanks, Peter, for all your blog posts. I included you in a link love post to run tomorrow on, my non-blogspot blog, because I always learn something from you. Your blog is a great resource.

  2. Hi Joan,

    Thanks a million. You have an aesthetically pleasing blog with a wood grain background. However, the text are difficult to read.

  3. im not adsense user, maybe later.. thank for the info.. look at your blog i wonder how many your earn each day? because i see adsense is everywhere.. dont you think to make it look tidier?

    i just open my new blog, hope you can pay a visit..

  4. I have been struggling with that question and perhaps you are right. Perhaps I will remove the Amazon ads to make it look tidier or perhaps I might reduce it.

  5. But so far those who left comments or emailed me, except for you, have not commented on the ads. Hopefully, the content is what they are concentrating on.

  6. How to create google translate???
    What the code???

    Thanks before...

    God bless!

  7. sort of off topic...

    i just started with adsense on my "word of the day" blog, but so far all the ads are kind of random. i guess google's just trying to match ads based on the vocab words i post. so far no ads for dictionaries or study guides have shown up. :(

    i wonder if i should use the word 'dictionary' in every post?

    thanks for all your good tips and tricks!

  8. Hi Peter,

    I'm trying to find the music you add to your invisible background music post.
    Can you help me with it?

  9. Hi Peter,

    I'm trying to find the music you have posted in the invisible background music post.

    Can you help me with it?


  10. May I draw your attention to the note I left at the top of Invisible background music blog.

    "I have forgotten where I got the music for this background music, but if you are the copyright owner, email me via the link in the left sidebar."

  11. Hi Peter, I am not sure which section I should be searching. After every post, it's blogger default to put "posted by" followed by the author. Do you know how to change the "posted by" to other text, eg. "copyright of" ? Thanks so much.

  12. Hi,
    A friend shared your blog with me and suggested I run my blogger problem by you to see if you could help. I should warn you, I am an absolute blogging amateur. The trouble I am having is something with the text font in my Jan. 6th post - as you scroll down the text becomes larger and larger. I have even shrunk the text down to the smallest option in the edit window. No dice. Any ideas? The link is:

    I really appreciate your time.

  13. Hi Peter. I love your blog and it has been enormously helpful to me. I even clicked some ads for you. I wanted to ask you if you know how I can add an additional sidebar on the left side of my blog in the style sheet. I haven't been able to find a resource that gives me this information, though I know it's possible from looking at your blog. My blog is at Thanks!

  14. hey peter, thanks for your help. I was able to fix my blog exactly how I want it. I have one more question though. I noticed that your blog has your picture as its little icon, how do I set the icon to my blog? And can I also set the icon to the feed? Thanks again.

  15. eii youu,,

    pasass por mi blogg??
    te esperroo,,,superr el tuyoo,,

    en efss!

  16. thanx for this post !

  17. Thank you, your Quality posts helped me and to my friends many times, on last day when i checked on my technorati account, i got shocked, they said that my blog participate in viral traffic so your blog is banned from technorati, is there any way to get back my blog??

  18. With Google you can appeal. Perhaps with Technorati you can also appeal. Try to contact them.

  19. Thank you Peter, i will try on that..

  20. This URL has been flagged by our systems. Please read our Blog Quality Guidelines for more information.

    this is showing when i enter my blog url for Claim..

    I have sent a ticket to them but no what to do?

    Is there any way to unflag??

  21. Thanks for posting the fact that Blogger displays Adsense on its own terms. I spent some time in Google first, carefully creating all my different ad formats and custom channels only to realize that they wouldn't display Google-generated code! (You'd think Google would have this info, but thank goodness you did!)

  22. sorry if this is in wrong place but can't find an answer. I can't copy and paste on layout, were one gaget is text l want to copy and paste but by time its got to have paste clicked in screen goes of.
    Have always done it before ok but the gaget gives an option for text.

  23. Sorry don't understand your problem. You will have to explain again.

  24. hello everybody and thanks for the post peter. I was just if all you guys could check out my blog. I am new so I need some advice. I would really appreciate it .Thanks again. My blog is

  25. Why don't you use the 3 column or even better the 4 column template

  26. thanks for your comment. I just have a question. what is a template editor and how do I use it? Because you said use a four column template. THe website said copy the code and paste it in a template editor. Please answer. Thanks. And please feel free to leave more suggestions

  27. Thank you for all of these questions answered. One more thing though that I can't seem to find an answer to ANYWHERE...

    Do you know how I can post a picture but not allow anyone to drag the picture or copy it? To, in term, de-activate it, and only allow it to be displayed but not transfered?

    Hope that makes sense. Thank you!

  28. thanks so much for your tips! They have been very helpful. And if you dont mind it I saw you were very sucesful with adsense so i put my adsense ads in positions like your adds. If you mind it I will remove it. Thanks again!

  29. Well ads positioning is not copyright so you can go right ahead if you feel it helps you. But will be great if you can place an active link to my blog from yours.

  30. Sure! I will write a brief article on your website. Thanks again

  31. I think you can use aggregate reports, which displays more accurate total earnings compared to channel reports. But I think it's more relevant to multiple channels from various blogs or websites...

  32. Hi,
    pls read my mail completely and help me.
    I started my blog in november 2006. But I did not post any thing on that. Recently I have reactivated that and posting regularly. I have applied for Adsense. Google rejected my application. The message from google is....

    We did not approve your application for the reasons listed below.


    - Unacceptable site content


    Further detail:

    Unacceptable site content: In order to participate in Google AdSense,
    publishers' websites and application information must satisfy the
    following guidelines:

    *Your site must have been active for at least 6 months before you apply
    for AdSense.
    *You must provide accurate personal information with your application that
    matches the information on your page.
    *Your website must contain substantial, original content.
    *Your site must comply with Google AdSense program policies: which
    include Google's webmaster quality guidelines:

    If your site satisfies the above criteria in the future, please resubmit
    your application and we'll review it as soon as possible.

    I did not understand these reasons. Does google counts the blog date from posting or creation of blog.
    pls help me in this regard. I want to get some income through adsense for secured survival.
    sorry for this lengthy mail. I am in despair after rejection of my adsense application.


  33. You will have to present to Google at least one website with acceptable content. Take this time to improve your blog then resubmit.

  34. Hi Peter-
    Here I am again asking for more help. :(

    I asked this somewhere and can't find it.

    Down at bottom of my blog

    I have an adsense box. The color of box is blue and I'm not able to blend it when I go to do so.
    Do I need to cancel adsense and start over or is there something else I can do?


  35. i am located in india. my site contains both approved language and unapproved language. i have not completed six months of publishing. i signed up for adsense account and disabled the other day due to unsupported language. google however asked me to resubmit my updated application. i just want to wait a little longer before resubmitting. i wanted to make my blog rich with original content both in supported and nonsupported language in the mean time. how long could i take to resubmit my application. please help

  36. I have not kept up with the Adsense forum and thus not sure if my remarks are up to date. However, I believe how long will depend on how long does it take for you to boost up your content to satisfy yourself that you are ready to reapply. I believe you can reapply as many times as you like and thus how long to reapply don't seem very relevant.

  37. i am having trouble viewing all my channels stats in the adsense overview page. all but one?

    check out my blogs

  38. Hi i really enjoyed ur blog. It's wonderful

  39. Thank you, I love it. from makassar, south sulawesi, indonesia


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