Adsense Referrals 2.0 A Bit Of A Hassle?

August 15, 2007

Adsense Referrals 2.0 become available to all adsense publishers around June this year I believe. Initially there seemed to be a lot of confusion around the whole concept of the program and some webmasters really have had hassles using adsense referrals 2.0. Others aren't too familiar with the program as yet and have been asking quite a few questions around it. On initially looking at referrals from your adsense account it looks overwhelming but it's not as complicated as it looks.

Before, the referrals program enabled you to let your users sign up for a small number of google products. However, Google launched the updated Adsense Referrals 2.0 which now includes categories for which you can choose from. Referrals 2.0 offers products from thousands of AdWords advertisers and now you can use category and keyword targeting to refer the products you choose to best fit your site. You can also optimize the ad unit for your site for the products you refer by selecting the "Pick best performing ads" option.

Google has updated referrals with the aim of simplifying the program and accomodating the adsense publisher to enable them to earn more. For more information on the Adsense Referrals 2.0 program read more at the Adsense Blog. Let me know how your referrals has been performing since the upgrade.


Hope this post was of help to you!



I still have irrelevant ads still appearing on my site even after using the 'pick best performing ads' option. Is this a bug? | Karen | 08.15.2007 |

Me as well I only get old ads showing even after I change them with new ads and sometimes the ads don't even show | Valerie | 08.15.2007 |

Guys, I had same problems but I read on DP that Google targets ads by country. If your default is USA and you are not in USA then there are problems but choose ads for your own country and it seems to work. | Eric | 08.15.2007 |

Why would Google do that? Anyway, will try that | Matt | 08.15.2007 |

I selected USA and my ads referral ads still don't show!! Pretty upset with the whole thing right now | Jenny | 08.15.2007 |

The text link ones don't have the "Pick best performing ads" option and are supposed to select randomly. Mine don't seem to be random at all | Kathleen | 08.15.2007 |

Google needs to make plan with referrals 2.0 I feel it not work properly ads not showing up | Chang Hao | 08.15.2007 |

Even after maintenance I still get problems so I just took off referral from pages since they still showed white space | Elsa | 08.15.2007 |


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