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Adsense ad units on different websites

Discussion in 'AdSense' started by fernandoch, Jun 17, 2013.

  1. #1
    Hello,

    Do you have to create a different adsense unit for every position on a single site? Or can you use the same adsense unit?

    If you have have two sites, can you share the ad units? What is the best thing to do?

    Thank you!
    fernandoch, Jun 17, 2013 IP
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    robyries Active Member

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    yes,.. you can use same code to site that apply on google TOS, if you wanna track, which ads user click, just use channel on it..

    good luck
    robyries, Jun 17, 2013 IP
  3. fernandoch

    fernandoch Greenhorn

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    And then how do you know which ad belongs to which site for example?
    fernandoch, Jun 17, 2013 IP
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    ActiveFrost Well-Known Member

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    #4
    Use channels.
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  5. fernandoch

    fernandoch Greenhorn

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    #5
    If you have the same ad unit for two sites, how can you use channels to track each site?
    fernandoch, Jun 17, 2013 IP
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    lifeplayer Notable Member Premium Member

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    #6
    Yes, you can use the same code but you will not able to track the individual performance
    use channel will be the right way so that you can track the individual performance
    lifeplayer, Jun 17, 2013 IP
  7. fernandoch

    fernandoch Greenhorn

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    I tried with the channels and I cannot tell which ad belongs to which site.
    fernandoch, Jun 17, 2013 IP
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    lifeplayer Notable Member Premium Member

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    fernandoch Greenhorn

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    #9
    I read it, but still not clear.

    If I have an ad with name "728 x 90 Leaderboard homepage" on both sites and I add it to a channel, how would I know which ad belongs to which site? And which one is performing better?
    fernandoch, Jun 17, 2013 IP
  10. GregWR

    GregWR Member

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    Just make separate ads, only takes 2 minutes.
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  11. fernandoch

    fernandoch Greenhorn

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    Yes I know, but I wanted to know what is the best practice...
    fernandoch, Jun 17, 2013 IP
  12. GregWR

    GregWR Member

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    #12
    One ad unit per spot, put that ad into its own channel. Every channel has a single ad from each spot in it, name each ad and channel relevant to its site and ad type.

    site 1 leaderboard
    site 2 leaderboard
    site 1 rectangle
    site 2 rectangle
    site 1 rectangle2
    site 2 rectangle2

    And so on, that's what I do and that (in my opinion) is the best way to track performance over multiple sites and ad spots.
    GregWR, Jun 17, 2013 IP
  13. fernandoch

    fernandoch Greenhorn

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    Thank you!

    So each ad spot in a channel...
    fernandoch, Jun 17, 2013 IP
  14. GregWR

    GregWR Member

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    That's what I do anyway, I find it best, I can see at a glance which ads perform best but can also get deep into the stats of each channel if I have time.
    GregWR, Jun 17, 2013 IP
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    fernandoch Greenhorn

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    But an ad could be performing well on a site and not so well on another, couldn't it?
    fernandoch, Jun 17, 2013 IP
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    GregWR Member

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    Yeah that's what I was saying, never use the same ad code more than once, generate a new ad for each and every slot on your sites. If you have two sites, use an individual leaderboard on each in it's own channel.

    For example I have 3 sites, each site has 3 ads, each sites ads is a unique, generated ad with unique name and channel.

    Over the 3 sites I have 9 ads and 9 channels.

    Site 1 leaderboard, site 2 leaderboard and site 3 leaderboard are 3 separate ads with their own code and in their own channel.

    Same for rectangle1 and rectangle2.

    Doing that you will know every click, impression etc for every ad on each site in an individual report.
    GregWR, Jun 17, 2013 IP
  17. fernandoch

    fernandoch Greenhorn

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    Hummmmmm, I see, but then I find it redundant the fact of having a channel. From the video they have on the adsense youtube channel, they say it is like a folder, to store many ads... I don't see it very clear.
    fernandoch, Jun 17, 2013 IP
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    fernandoch Greenhorn

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    Here is the video

    fernandoch, Jun 17, 2013 IP
  19. GregWR

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    #19
    I see what your saying but bear in mind I'm just telling you how I use them, I'm sure there's many ways (possibly better) of using them but my way is just what I feel is most useful.

    Using channels isn't just about tracking, it's also about advertisers being able to specifically place an advert on your site, that can only happen using channels and often brings you good money, check out the attached screenshot of one of my channels, you can see how highly targeted it is to the point it lets individual advertisers know exactly what they are paying for, excuse the blanked out parts, that's just for my privacy.

    This method lets advertisers purposely target a single ad on my site, the method in the video can only target the whole site.

    I would encourage you to just experiment, took me around 6 months too find a method I felt useful, as long as you don't use the same ad code on different sites you can just track the ads themselves, when I said above...

    "Over the 3 sites I have 9 ads and 9 channels" if all you want to do is track the adds the channels aren't needed but they are useful.

    Feel as if I'm going into crazy amounts of detail here haha

    Hopefully I'm not making it even more confusing, sometimes things make more sence in my head than they do when I type them out :p

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  20. fernandoch

    fernandoch Greenhorn

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    Thank you for the explanations. Yes I guess a channel's main purpose is to sell targeted ads...
    fernandoch, Jun 17, 2013 IP