In my previous post I highlight why you need good AdSense Channels, namely, to easily see how your Google ads perform when you view the AdSense reports. Here is how to use that information to actually create a good Channel (with examples).
Name your Channel:
Info you will need (see previous blog for more details):
- What is your Website name?: Space Blog
- Is it a Google search box or Ad?: Ad
- What type of Ad?: Link Unit
- Where will you place it?: On the Left
- Will this be site-wide or only on Post Pages?: Post Pages
So, using the above info, we can create the name “SB_Ad_Link_Left_Posts“. If you were to test a specific color and wanted to compare it to other colors, you could add that parameter into the name as well.
Now, let’s see how to create the Ad Channel in Google.
1 – Log into your Google AdSense account
2 – Click “Channels” near the top to go to the Channels section
3 – Make sure you’re in the “AdSense for Content” section
4 – Go down the page to “Manage Custom Channels”
5 – Type the name of your Channel (in this case: SB_Ad_Link_Left_Posts) into the text box and click the button “Create New Channel”
6 – Make sure it appears in your list of “Active Custom Channels”.
7 – If you have any typo errors that you need to fix, there is the option to do so at the bottom next to “Rename:”
And there you have it. Now it’s just a case of creating the Ad for this Channel.