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Tracking Google Adwords Clicks

Asked by: redbob 1042 views Third Party Ads

Hi, I’m a new user and am wondering if there is a way to track clicks in google ads that I am running with advertserve on my site?

Thanks

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  1. renegade_mike on Oct 31, 2007

    Google doesn’t allow or support third-party click tracking. Most ad networks do though. There is a lot of information about this in the user manual here: http://www.advertpro.com/docs/1.0/html/manual/thirdparty.html

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  2. redbob on Oct 31, 2007

    Thanks Mike, I looked at theis info in the manual and wondered why no Google. Now I know.

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  3. StephenL on Nov 01, 2007

    Mike,

    I never tried it, but if he set up the Google code as an HTML media that is being served up,in a campaign, wouldn’t the system count the clicks automatically?

    ..unless the system can’t hook up with the javascript generated code?

    -Stephen

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  4. renegade_mike on Nov 01, 2007

    The JavaScript is the problem. Google doesn’t provide any parameter to pass our click-through URL into their script like Atlas, DoubleClick, etc…

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  5. StephenL on Nov 02, 2007

    I just reread the question, and in fact, I’m doing something slightly different with our own occassional Google Ads that might work here.

    I took that JumpTo code that I modified (you can use TinyURL) and use that as an alias for the embedded Google ad URL.

    The Google ads we run gets the JumpTo alias as the URL.

    When someone clicks on our JumpTo link, the JumpTo calls the Advertserve code and then redirects the call to the client site.

    This way we track the clicks. I don’t remember off-hand how much additional statistical info we get out of it, but we definitely track the clicks.

    If the ads are his own he is serving up, and not someone else’s Google ads that he is repackaging this should work.

    This is the link embedded in the Google ad:

    http://jump2.webadsisrael.com/?WebAds.G.dGPS

    And this is the actual code that is called:

    http://adserver.webads.co.il/servlet/click/zone?cid=177&mid=234&pid=1&zid=152&redirect=http://dadygps.webads.co.il/

    You can use TinyURL for the same effect.

    Here is the source of the code I used as my base for this version of the JumpTo program:
    http://www.fabgraphics.com/pivot/

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  6. renegade_mike on Nov 02, 2007

    That would work with Google AdWords, but not Google AdSense. The original poster said these ads were running on their site, so I believe they are working with AdSense.

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  7. redbob on Nov 02, 2007

    That’s correct Mike … it’s Google Adsense I’m working with.

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  8. tdiaz on Jan 10, 2008

    If you add a TLD URL channel to your AdSense, you can track the amount of revenue owed to each domain, or specific URL if you specify more than a TLD. This data would then be gathered from the AdSense control panel instead of the AdvertPro statistics/reports. You’ll know the clicks/impressions in AdvertPro but not the revenue earned as AdSense varies and does not support third party tracking as discussed.

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