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Got an invite to Google Admanager - Should I trust the G?

Discussion in 'Google' started by carl_in_florida, Mar 19, 2008.

  1. #1
    I got the email from Google today but I am a little worried that they will have all of my ad stats. This does not seem to be real smart for publishers.

    Anyone else worried about this? Anyone else using this?
    SEMrush
     
    carl_in_florida, Mar 19, 2008 IP
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  2. Sharpseo

    Sharpseo Peon

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    I don't think they'd be offering it unless they were confident that it would demonstrate the value of Adsense vs. competitors.

    Is the main fear that they'll use it to figure out what's the least they can pay you in Adsense %s? I guess it's possible. But if publishers start seeing declines in Adsense revenue after installing AdManager, it'll cause an uproar and hurt G in the long run.

    It is a bit worrying to give them even more data, but as long as the current management is running the show, I don't think they'll abuse it. Who knows, I could be dead wrong.
     
    Sharpseo, Mar 19, 2008 IP
  3. carl_in_florida

    carl_in_florida Active Member

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    That is my exact concern. The G is always looking to better their bottom line.
     
    carl_in_florida, Mar 19, 2008 IP
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    #4
    shoemoney blog about G ad manager so probably it's ok they already got the info if you use analytics and other services...
     
    predpriemach, Mar 19, 2008 IP
  5. carl_in_florida

    carl_in_florida Active Member

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    Shoemoney writes a great blog but you can't give access to all your data just cause a guy with a big adsense check says it is ok.
     
    carl_in_florida, Mar 19, 2008 IP
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    predpriemach Peon

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    There is a moment when name become a brand :) So if a guy with a big adsense check says it is ok... It's ok :) If you use G Analytics they already got the info. If you concern about your info use open ads
     
    predpriemach, Mar 19, 2008 IP
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    angilina Notable Member

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    I guess we have to trust Google :)
     
    angilina, Mar 19, 2008 IP
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    Yes we should trust google. I would go for Admanager once i receive the invite.

    --Thanks...
     
    ashisharora_83, Mar 19, 2008 IP
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    dnqm Peon

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    Could you post some picture of the function of admanager?
    I am curious?
     
    dnqm, Mar 20, 2008 IP
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    tradeya Notable Member

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    Maybe you could give it a try and then tell us the result. :p
     
    tradeya, Mar 20, 2008 IP
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    Abhik ..:: The ONE ::..

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    Yeah.. just go with it.
    Theres no harm in just checking.
     
    Abhik, Mar 20, 2008 IP
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    managemysite Well-Known Member

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    #12
    I am always against the government (google) knowing too much about you.
     
    managemysite, Mar 20, 2008 IP
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    crystak Well-Known Member

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    #13
    What does this ad manager actually do?
     
    crystak, Mar 20, 2008 IP
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    I think it enables you to manage all the ads (such as private) through Google and get stats for them. To be perfectly honest I don't really no.
     
    Blackmane, Mar 20, 2008 IP
  15. The Stealthy One

    The Stealthy One Well-Known Member Affiliate Manager

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    #15
    Ask yourself this question: if it works as advertised, will it help you make more money, or save a lot of time? If you can answer yes to that question, join - if not, don't!
     
    The Stealthy One, Mar 20, 2008 IP
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    If you are not doing anything that violates google's rules you can trust them.
     
    kingofsanda, Mar 20, 2008 IP
  17. carl_in_florida

    carl_in_florida Active Member

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    #17
    I started working with the admanager. I use Openads, which I think is Openx or something like that now. But openads was difficult for me to learn and is somewhat counter intuitive but once you have it set up is pretty easy to run.

    This Google app possibly even less intuitive. It took me forever to get it going on a small site of mine. But here is the biggest rub for me: There are no folders for sites, ads or advertisers. Like in Gmail, everything goes into one folder. So if you have a dozen sites with five or six ad slots then all sixty ad slots are lumped together. You have to name them siteone_rightside_button_125x125. Instead of having a folder that has the siteone ad slots.

    This is a weakness for gmail and is definitely a weakness for admanager.

    However, openads is the largest user of resources on my server and if I can migrate off my box this would save me resources. the fear though is that this will not be free forever.
     
    carl_in_florida, Mar 31, 2008 IP
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    #18
    There are much better ways to make money than what google has to offer.
     
    ePhase, Mar 31, 2008 IP
  19. carl_in_florida

    carl_in_florida Active Member

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    #19
    huh? admanager manages advertisements on your pages. it is not a monetization plan.
     
    carl_in_florida, Mar 31, 2008 IP