Help Finding Source of Adsense Clicks...

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  1. wordscribe43 profile image90
    wordscribe43posted 6 years ago

    I track my Hubs and articles on other sites through Google Analytics, of course.  I didn't know what I was doing when I started, so I just began tracking them through URL channels.  For a while now, I've been noticing Adsense money coming in that's not accounted for in my Anaytics.  Meaning, I've obviously missed a URL channel, or two or three.  I've thoroughly checked HP, so I know I haven't missed a channel here.  So, it's obviously coming from another source. 

    Is there any way to figure out where the clicks are coming from at this point?  I sure wish I'd been more diligent in the beginning... *sigh*

    1. SimeyC profile image96
      SimeyCposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Do you have any referalls on HP? Maybe one of your referalls is getting pretty successful and you're seeing some nice residual Adsense clicks from them?

      1. wordscribe43 profile image90
        wordscribe43posted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh... that could be it!  I have a referral or two.  Bless your heart, Simey.  DUH to me!

  2. WriteAngled profile image81
    WriteAngledposted 6 years ago

    I found that if I go into the "custom channels" report pages on Adsense, I can then see further menu options on the left. One of them is "sites". This lists any site on which you've had clicks.

    This is on the bog standard Adsense account where you see your earnings, not on Analytics. I don't use Analytics at all because I have no clue how to do so.

    1. wordscribe43 profile image90
      wordscribe43posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, WriteAngled.  I have a suspicion it's from one of my website, so I am now tracking ads on the one I suspect.  I don't know, I've potentially forgotten all the sites I've posted articles on.  My bad.

  3. psycheskinner profile image83
    psycheskinnerposted 6 years ago

    These days adsense tracks sites automatically, just go to reports>sites.

    1. wordscribe43 profile image90
      wordscribe43posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Okay, I see what you're saying.  The mysterious part is this and is purely an example.  I'll see a total tally of one click for, say... $1.04, but the total amount in earnings would be something like $1.72.  Obviously I'm getting some click(s) that aren't registering in my adsense.  Does that make sense?

      1. psycheskinner profile image83
        psycheskinnerposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        You are probably getting paid for some impressions. Banners and large rectangles pay a cent per 1000 or so.

        1. wordscribe43 profile image90
          wordscribe43posted 6 years agoin reply to this

          I think you're right, that's another part of it.  I have a website I haven't kept track of very well, I guess it's time to start!  It's doing better than I thought, anyway.  Thanks for your help.

  4. skyfire profile image73
    skyfireposted 6 years ago

    You can check adsense referrers on analytics too. I don't think that the estimated value on analytics is accurate but it shows valid click anyway.

    http://s4.hubimg.com/u/5910015.jpg

    1. wordscribe43 profile image90
      wordscribe43posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Is that the old interface?  What I'm seeing looks totally different.

      1. skyfire profile image73
        skyfireposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        It's new interface. You can check the link top-right if you want to switch between old and new version.



        http://s2.hubimg.com/u/5910069_f248.jpg

        1. wordscribe43 profile image90
          wordscribe43posted 6 years agoin reply to this

          I'm also using the new one, just don't see adsense referrers anywhere.  I'll dig deeper, thanks Skyfire!

          EDIT:  Nevermind, I found it.  Learn something new everyday.  Thanks to EVERYONE who helped me.

 
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