Last year, we announced the launch of the integration between Google Adsense and Analytics. We identified five things how this integration can help site publishers earn more from Adsense.
These are the ability to know the:
- Specific content on one’s blog or site that delivers income;
- Geographic location of ad clicks;
- Referring source;
- Time the ad clicks were made; and
- Browser and technologies used by the visitors who click on ads
So how can you link your Google Adsense account with Google Analytics? Here are the steps.
In your Adsense account, go to Reports > Overview and beside the “View” drop-down field, click on the link Integrate your Adsense account with Google Analytics.
If you are not seeing this link, Google has not activated it on your account yet so wait until this link appears.
Upon clicking it, you will be redirected to the Google Analytics site and it will ask you if you want to link it to an existing Analytics account or to a new account. Follow the set-up wizard to complete the process.
Analytics will then start tracking the performance of Adsense on your site. Initial results can be accessible one day after you successfully set up the integration.
To access the Adsense-Analytics report, log in to your Analytics account and go to Content > Adsense.
Now you have access to detailed information that can help improve the performance of Adsense on your site. For instance, you can view a listing of referring sources that sent visitors who clicked on the ads.
You can also identify which actual page or blog post on your site had the most ad clicks.
You can even see a daily report of the click-through-rate (CTR) of ads so you’ll know what day of the week you experience a high CTR and high ad income.
These, among other things, are useful info that can help optimize Google Adsense ads on your site. Hopefully you’ll get to make more money online because of this. When that happens, don’t forget: pa-burger ka naman!
9 thoughts on “How to link Google Adsense and Analytics”
how long does it usually take before google activates the google adsense-analytics integration thing?
and i might just figured out why the ipod contest’s effects was very short-lived…. i’ll share it on monday.
the earning student
@ice_hot, I’m not sure. Do you see the link in your Adsense account? If not, then apparently it’s not open to all Filipino publishers. I have no idea what Google’s criteria is for activating that Adsense-Analytics integration.
I noticed the “Integrate your adsense account with google analytics” link in my adsense reports page during the 4th week of January 2009, near the end of my third month of active blogging, though I am not sure if it has been appearing earlier and I just didn’t notice it. I’ve had my adsense account since July 2007.
wow!!! google analytics is way cool! im simply amazed… i was tinkering with their tools and i couldn’t help being a stat freak for a while.
thank you sir james for introducing google analytics to a newbie like me! you’re da man!!!
the earning student
Sana dumating na yung link ko ASAP
Wala pa rin sa ‘yo Dexter? So hindi pa pala talaga siya rolled out sa lahat ng publishers. Hintay lang kayo, darating din yan 🙂
wow! galing nito ah…this analytics combined with google is very much helpful for all people who are monetizing their blogs…a more technical way to earn online.
masubukan nga rin to..sana pwede sa blog ko
@elmot, very helpful talaga itong tool na ito. Kita mo sa Adsense account mo kung pwede sila maintegrate sa Analytics?
it’s crap, i integrated google analytics and my earnings dropped 90%, i hate it. but there is no way to turn it back, see this discussion http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/AdSense/thread?tid=6190bd75b009f34e&hl=en