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Track AdSense Clicks With Google Analytics

Discussion in 'Google Analytics' started by digitalpoint, Nov 18, 2005.

  1. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #21
    I haven't tested it myself, but this would probably work (same code for both AdSense and YPN)...

    Let me know if it works (once someone tries it).
    <script type="text/javascript">
    // by Shawn - http://www.digitalpoint.com/~shawn/2005/11/track-adsense-clicks-with-google-analytics.html
    // Put this at the bottom of the page (after the last AdSense block)
    	
    function adsense_click() {
    	if(window.status.indexOf('go to') == 0) {
    		urchinTracker ('/AdSenseClick');
    	}
    }
    
    function ypn_click() {
    	urchinTracker ('/YPNClick');
    }
    	
    var elements;
    if(document.getElementsByTagName) {
    	elements = document.body.getElementsByTagName("IFRAME");
    } else if (document.body.all) {
    	elements = document.body.all.tags("IFRAME");
    } else {
    	elements = Array();
    }
    	
    for(var i = 0; i < elements.length; i++) {
    	if(elements[i].src.indexOf('googlesyndication.com') > -1) {
    		elements[i].onfocus = adsense_click;
    	} else if (elements[i].src.indexOf('overture.com') > -1) {
    		elements[i].onfocus = ypn_click;
    	}
    }
    </script>
    Code (javascript):

    SEMrush
     
    digitalpoint, Nov 22, 2005 IP
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  2. mjewel

    mjewel Prominent Member

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    #22
    Thanks Shawn, I really appreciate it. I will give it a try and post the results.

    Gee, why is DP my favorite forum?
     
    mjewel, Nov 22, 2005 IP
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    tresman Well-Known Member

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    #23
    Seobook has published a similar code at http://www.seobook.com/archives/001370.shtml which is supossed to work with Firefox.

    I'm not like working on my sites right now, so if someone tries it it would be nice to hear how it worked.
     
    tresman, Nov 23, 2005 IP
  4. Dekker

    Dekker Peon

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    #24
    shawn, do you have any idea how to track chitika clicks with analytics?
     
    Dekker, Nov 23, 2005 IP
  5. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #25
    No idea... never looked at Chitika.
     
    digitalpoint, Nov 23, 2005 IP
  6. mjewel

    mjewel Prominent Member

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    #26
    YES!! Shawn did it again. Works with YPN :)
     
    mjewel, Nov 24, 2005 IP
  7. Dekker

    Dekker Peon

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    #27
    from what I see...no

    Though I may have installed it wrong or am reading the wrong page I dunno
     
    Dekker, Nov 25, 2005 IP
  8. tflight

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    #28
    Shawn,

    FYI I've noticed that my friend Googlebot is starting to do some interesting things with this code. Given a random page on my site http://example.com/foo/ Googlebot sees a link to http://example.com/foo/googlesyndication.com.

    I'm not sure if there is actually any harm with this, but Googlebot is getting loads of 404's from my sites that are running this code.
     
    tflight, Dec 12, 2005 IP
  9. randymorin

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    #29
    I'm getting something similar, but it's not originating from Googlebot.

    This code is still in testing, but if anybody else wants to test it, then feel free.

    Add this

            function chitika_click() 
            {
    	        if(window.status.indexOf('go to') == 0) 
    	        {
    		        urchinTracker ('/ChitikaClick');
    	        }
            }
    Code (markup):
    Change the for loop as such

            for(var i = 0; i < elements.length; i++) 
            {
    	        if(elements[i].src.indexOf('googlesyndication.com') > -1) 
    	        {
    		        elements[i].onfocus = adsense_click;
    	        }
    	        else if (elements[i].src.indexOf('mm.chitika.net') > -1) 
    	        {
    		        elements[i].onfocus = chitika_click;
    	        }
            }
    Code (markup):
    Note: I'm not having any luck. Looks like Chitika took a break (is down).
     
    randymorin, Dec 14, 2005 IP
  10. randymorin

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    #30
    In my code immediately above, I think the first snippet should be...

            function chitika_click() 
            {
    	        if(window.status.indexOf('More Info') == 0) 
    	        {
    		        urchinTracker ('/ChitikaClick');
    	        }
            }
    Code (markup):
    I'm still testing it.
     
    randymorin, Dec 14, 2005 IP
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    #31
    Update, it worked!
     
    randymorin, Dec 21, 2005 IP
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    #32
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  13. mjewel

    mjewel Prominent Member

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    #33
    Thanks for the update. Be sure to post if you get the script to work with firefox.
     
    mjewel, Dec 29, 2005 IP
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    #34
    How can you avoid the tracking of clicks in Adlinks? The problem I see is you don't know if the user will finally click in the ad (second click) and the script counts all the first clicks in Adlink Units.
     
    alephito, Jan 16, 2006 IP
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    #35
    Little late to the game. So what's the best way to track ad units like adlinks in google analytics?

    I'm using the seobook script but don't think it provides ad unit data...
     
    theduke56789, Jan 23, 2006 IP
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    #37
    Thanks for the reply ....so does this work with Firefox?
     
    theduke56789, Jan 24, 2006 IP
  18. Riboflavin

    Riboflavin Well-Known Member

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    #38
    Thanks for the code guys, and sorry to bump up the old thread but I think it is still relevant, no point in starting a new topic on this subject.

    For me my analytics is reporting more chitika clicks than chitika says I receive, anyone know why?
     
    Riboflavin, Feb 12, 2006 IP
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    #39
    Hi there!

    Beginning the 23rd of February, my Goal %'s are way down, however, actual click throughs are the same. Has anyone else noticed this?

    Again, the number in the G1 or G2 is way off, but clicks on ads are the same.

    Thanks for any input.
    Kind regards,
    Dave Jackson
     
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    #40
    Yes, I can report seeing the same thing. Around Feb 23 goal tracking went to zero.
     
    tflight, Feb 26, 2006 IP