AdSense Gold - Tracking AdSense Ad Clicks by Page and Keyword

Jun 1st

A friend of mine recently quit his job to work as a full time content developer for me, where we share the revenues generated. He started off with about a 20 page website about a month ago and right now it has about 40 pages indexed in Google. Yesterday the site brought in about $40 in AdSense earnings (which is not a lot, but the site is young). Within 2 months I expect the site to be able to make at least $200 a day.

Create a Wide Net:

The ability to quickly grow revenues quickly is largely due to throwing out many fishing poles at the same time and then accepting the feedback the market provides. As you learn what feedback the market offers you can create more content in those areas.

Use Software to Track Your AdSense Clicks & Earnings Granularly:

Here are some ad click stats by URL from the last 3 days. Off to the left of this image are URLs which I did not want to include in the image, but you can see that a few of the pages get the bulk of the pageviews and the bulk of the clicks.

Image of ad clicks by URL over a 3 day period.

In the last 3 days 137 clicks came from 17 new pages that my friend recently created. That is not bad considering that the rest of the site has exceptionally amazing link authority pointing at its well established pages and only had 117 clicks over that same time period.

Keys to Understanding how to Profit from Content:

If content production is nothing but a game of margins (and it is) then it makes sense to focus on the areas that are easy to get exposure in and are conducive to click happy site visitors.

Track Your Earnings at the Keyword Phrase Level:

So that is kinda how tracking your site performance on a per URL basis can help, but you can also track your ad clicks on a per search query basis. I had to scroll down through 9 screens to look at all the search queries that wounded up leading to ad clicks on that site this month.

While there were hundreds of search queries that resulted in ad clicks many of them had any of about a half dozen common modifiers in them. The modifiers that were useful on certain pages of the site were also likely useful relevant words for other sections of the site or perhaps the entire site.

Manufacturing Sitewide Relevancy:

I recently modified the site to

  • integrating relevant keyword rich navigation, breaking large sections into smaller sections and using subheaders near the navigational categories/options and

  • a descriptive bit of teaser content integrated into the content on each page

Doing that makes it easy for every page on your site to naturally match many modifier rich queries that were previously only relevant to a few pages that may have only accidentally contained those modifiers that resulted in heavy traffic.

If it is done well it could double the productivity of your site without adding much risk profile. Good spam does not look like spam. The intent is hard to question if content development is done in a manner where the additional content and navigation elements look like they are useful and targeted at human consumption.

How Do I Track My AdSense Clickthrough Statistics? What are the Best Scripts to Use?

If you want to start tracking your AdSense clickthroughs I offer a free script to track AdSense via Google Analytics. If you don't mind splashing out $97 you may want to give AdSenseGold.com's AdSense tracker a try as it has a few more features and is well worth the price if you intend on making big bank from AdSense. As a warning though, I found the associated newsletter to be so hyped up and spammy that I cursed him out for it, but I think AdSense Tracker itself is an exceptionally useful tool well worth its price.

Published: June 1, 2006

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Comments

Josh P
June 4, 2006 - 5:34am

I'm curious.. what kind of content does that site provide? Are you implying you guys created a website that wasn't about a particular topic, rather random content and then, based on click-through profiles, you added more of the content that was bringing in more revenue?

June 4, 2006 - 6:15am

Hi Josh P
His topic is somewhat niche and I won't disclose it, but within any niche topic there are more profitable sub-niches.

Ryan
June 5, 2006 - 7:05pm

Aaron,

I would like to buy adsense gold, but found it for 20 dollars cheaper at adsensegold.net. Is this the same product as .com or a fake.

Also, how do you compare adsense gold to ASREP (asrep.com)?

Thanks for all you insight,

Ryan

June 5, 2006 - 8:11pm

Hi Ryan
AdSenseGold.net is a thin affiliate site (which sells it at the same price as far as I can tell). If you really want to save money off the cost of AdSense Gold then just sign up as an affiliate of it at Clickbank and sell it to yourself (I think that will cut the price in about half).

I think ASREP is good stuff too, but it has been a while since I tried it.

June 5, 2006 - 8:46pm

I also just seen a reference to adlogger over at SEOmoz. Adlogger is free and open source.

July 29, 2007 - 2:15am

its a great softwrae for the adsense bussineesman ....lots of available in the amrket but the question is what google policy says.is it ok?

ash
May 11, 2007 - 12:15am

good idea aaron. save 50% on clickbank :)

June 1, 2006 - 12:14pm

There are also other people offering scripts for this, and some people even running online services that work the same way as Google Analytics, so all you do is add some JavaScript code to each of your pages and you're done. Definitely worth spending some time checking out.

Alex
June 1, 2006 - 3:52pm

Aaron

This is great stuff, I'd love it if you can write some more articles on this subject.

Thanks!

Jon
July 5, 2006 - 5:03am

Hi I was wondering if you had a chance to review adsense tracker? I was wondering if its better than adsense gold. Thanks

June 2, 2006 - 2:25am

Just out of curiosity, how many uniques/day is your freinds site getting? That is sweet revenue for only 40 pages.

I can only dream of what my 1100 page content site would pull in if I had the link authority of that site.

June 2, 2006 - 2:46am

A couple hundred unique visitors a day.

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