Google Gives Some AdSense Publishers More Channels (500 Total)

Feb 9, 2009 • 8:20 am | comments (7) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google AdSense

Jennifer Slegg reported that Google AdSense has increased the number of channels for AdSense publishers by an addition 300, adding up to a total of 500 channels. Channels give publishers a way to segment their ads and track them for performance and earning objectives.

The thing is, the discussion at WebmasterWorld seems to think that this is a thing given to publishers on a publisher by publisher basis. For some reason, many are reporting only having 200 channels, while others said they had a total of 500 for a really long time now.

I checked my account and I have a total of 500, but I do not know when that was given to me:

Google AdSense Channels

In any event, if you only have 200 and you need more, I am sure bugging your AdSense representative might help.

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

Google added a statement to this forum thread on February 17th saying:

We’ve been experimenting with more channels for a small set of publishers. Thanks in large part to your feedback, we’re trying to extend this test to more publishers, especially those who we know are already using channels most heavily. The reason we can’t just roll this out to everyone is that we need to make sure that our ad serving and reporting continues to run smoothly.

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Lee Woodman

02/09/2009 04:21 pm

I find it strange that they do not allow for dynamic channel creation. Forcing use to use the interface is a pain!

Nick Stamoulis

02/09/2009 05:13 pm

Well this is a step in the right direction. I think it still needs some more work.

Roseli A. Bakar

02/11/2009 08:52 am

I hope Google will open it to more publishers.

Darren Tan

02/11/2009 09:08 am

It's great, but i hardly use the channel. Could be useful in the future though. :-)


02/11/2009 03:19 pm

that good,but it's will be lomg time for do it.

Ed Green

03/25/2009 08:08 am

For me the channel will be really useful over the long term. It will help with my seo efforts


12/28/2009 06:26 am

Good option but needs fine tuning to get the most out of it

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