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adsense pepper for mint2.0?

Posted on Feb 02, '07 at 06:00 pm

Any chance there’s an updated adsense pepper for mint 2.0? I found this quite useful in previous installs and would love to see it make a return..

previous version works on mint 2

Third-Party Pepper Developer
Posted on Feb 05, '07 at 11:29 am

I wasn’t sure how useful it was, so I didn’t really plan on updating it, since it is limited in how well it supports the Mozilla based browsers due to their tighter security on XSS.

tbowman, Are you unable to install it, or are you just seeking info before making your Mint upgrade? It sounds like it is working for Ellusionist.

Posted on Feb 05, '07 at 11:47 am

Yea, it’s working like before - but as you mentioned shokk, I’m also not sure how useful it is… simply because the klicks Google counts differ a lot to the clicks the adsense-pepper counts (~400 / 94)

Posted on Feb 05, '07 at 04:07 pm

I was just curious about it before adding it to my 2.0 install.. I noticed under 1.2x i got a lot of dupe clicks for some reason and google was showing much less.. I wasn’t sure if there was an update that would make this a bit more accurate..

any idea why it might be showing double clicks?

Third-Party Pepper Developer
Posted on Feb 05, '07 at 05:07 pm

Do you have an ad with two ads in it? I noticed it would count double sometimes with certain ads.

The original was basically the Outclicks pepper with an Adsense detection javacript that is publicly available. However, the Mozilla based browsers (includes Firefox and Seamonkey) do not pass the info from clicks in iframes, so that code hasn’t worked in some time. So there is yet another reason the numbers will differ from Google’s numbers. This needs to be approached some other way.

Posted on Mar 26, '07 at 02:58 am

Bump. I take it there’s no workaround for the Mozilla-based browser issue?

What about the dupe clicks in IE issue?

I guess I should just install it and see.

I would donate some cash ($25+) to an improved version of the AdSense click tracking pepper.

Posted on Mar 26, '07 at 04:16 am

Update: I’ve installed the AdSense clicks tracker and it appears to track Firefox 2.x at least.

You can test it w/o getting in trouble with Google by clicking on an AdSense ad and dragging the link, which will not actually generate a click-thru with Google but will get logged by the mint adsense tracker.

T. T.
Posted on Mar 31, '07 at 04:52 pm

Yeah, an update would be great.

found the workin adsense pepper, just installed it and waited. It only tracked “Netscape”-Users, but a lot of them (from other statistics: too many!).

can anybody confirm that adsense pepper is running properly?

Third-Party Pepper Developer
Posted on Apr 10, '07 at 10:53 am

I can confirm that it probably does not run correctly at this time. Counting clicks in iFrames is a problem in browsers because it is considered a XSS vulnerability. It should not be tracking any Mozilla/Netscape users, since that hole has been closed off, and will produce dups in IE.

I’ve been looking at Adsense reporting code from Google’s dev area, but they only give aggregate stats, nothing on individual pages.

In other words, what was originally being done in this pepper is not something they look kindly upon. Still, the aggregate stats may be of some use, but I don’t think it will give us any more feedback than what we get from the Adsense site. I think that’s the only avenue we have for tracking these right now.


Third-Party Pepper Developer
Posted on Jan 03, '08 at 10:22 pm

I would be able to do something like the following, but it would not be able to specify pages. Better formatting, of course. Would anyone find it useful?

Date Page impressions Clicks Page CTR Page eCPM Earnings

2007-12-14 3 0 0.00% 0.00 0.00

2007-12-15 1 0 0.00% 0.00 0.00

2007-12-16 4 0 0.00% 0.00 0.00

2007-12-17 1 0 0.00% 0.00 0.00

2007-12-18 2 0 0.00% 0.00 0.00

2007-12-19 1 0 0.00% 0.00 0.00

2007-12-20 1 0 0.00% 0.00 0.00

2007-12-21 4 0 0.00% 0.10 0.00

2007-12-22 3 0 0.00% 0.00 0.00

2007-12-25 2 0 0.00% 0.32 0.00

2007-12-26 2 0 0.00% 0.00 0.00

2007-12-28 3 0 0.00% 0.00 0.00

2007-12-29 3 0 0.00% 0.00 0.00

2007-12-30 1 0 0.00% 0.00 0.00

2007-12-31 1 0 0.00% 0.00 0.00

2008-01-02 2 0 0.00% 0.00 0.00

2008-01-03 2 0 0.00% 0.00 0.00

Totals 36 0 0.00

Averages 2 0 0.00% 0.03 0.00

Yes absolutely. I could use that tool in about two weeks.

Third-Party Pepper Developer
Posted on Jan 05, '08 at 04:26 pm

OK, working on it now. How to have it finished by tomorrow.

Third-Party Pepper Developer
Posted on Jan 06, '08 at 08:59 pm

Pick up a copy at shokk.com/downloads/adsenseagg.zip and let me know if it’s useful or if you have any feature requests. I’ll then put a version up in the peppermill.

Adsense Agg

Thanks for this. My blog is being built as we speak so I’ll let you know how it performs in a couple of weeks.

I installed the adsense pepper but it doesn’t seem to display correctly. The values are being presented outside of the border. Let me know.

Third-Party Pepper Developer
Posted on Jan 07, '08 at 02:37 pm

Can you email me a jpg to see what it is doing? I will have a debug script to go along with it to help you make sure it is downloading the correct data.

Third-Party Pepper Developer
Posted on Feb 14, '08 at 09:26 am

Anyone using AdsenseAgg will see an error message as Google has changed their login process for Adsense again. Looking into this…

Posted on Feb 16, '08 at 11:38 am

I ran into the earlier Adsense pepper a few days ago and installed it. Looked like it was working until I noticed that any page I visited immediately showed up in the pepper.

So I found this thread today and downloaded the adsenseagg pepper. While downloading I read the caution in the preceding Feb 14 post so I haven’t installed adsenseagg yet.

I just want to offer encouragement — I’d love to see this work correctly. I can do tracking via Google’s Adsense and Analytics tools but Google can be a bit labyrinthine when you want to make a quick change or just glance at what ad placements and pages are performing well.


Third-Party Pepper Developer
Posted on Feb 17, '08 at 10:40 pm

New version 1.02 posted in shokk.com/downloads/adsenseagg_v102.zip to fix the curl portion against the new Adsense login format. Also changed the cookie file to be stored in /tmp/cookiefile by default.

Perhaps this update will help those that were also having issues before.

Posted on Feb 20, '08 at 11:18 am

AdsenseAgg now appears to work.

Tho’ I guess I misunderstood—I thought it would also track clicks on Adsense ads, displaying what page received the click, as the old Adsense pepper attempted to do. This is not a criticism, the new pepper does its job beautifully, but is tracking individual Adsense page clicks difficult? Is that why Jim Rutherford’s old pepper stopped working?

That tracking info is available via Google, but it’s more difficult to get to than the daily earnings, which is why a pepper displaying individual Adsense page clicks would be welcome.


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