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The Progression of Google Google has come a long way in understanding needs of publishers and webmasters. Google now offers a system that allows full ad customization. Webmasters can choose from twelve text ad formats and can customize Google advertisements to complement their website and fit into existing webpage layout. The options provided allow webmasters to select and create custom color palettes that match an existing website's color scheme, making ads a much more natural fit.
Many sites have been able to integrate ads into their site design using different ad formats.
Sample sites with integrated ads:
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Online Reports Google recently took a huge step forward, providing publishers ability to track their earnings based on webmaster-defined channels. Recent improvements to Google AdSense reporting have resulted in webmasters having capability to monitor an ad's performance with customizable online reports that can detail page impressions, clicks and click-through rates. Webmasters now have ability to track specific ad formats, colors and pages within a website. Webmasters can quickly spot and track trends. The new flexible reporting tools allows webmasters to group web pages by URL, domain, ad type or category, providing webmasters insight into what pages, ads and domains are performing best.
Reporting is real-time, allowing webmasters to quickly assess effectiveness of any changes. The new reporting makes it significantly easier for webmasters to optimize and increase click-through rates. Optional reporting allows webmasters to monitor traffic, viewing both ad impressions and page impressions.
Advertisers realize benefits associated with having their ads served on targeted websites, increasing likelihood that a prospective web surfer will have an interest in their product or service.
Truth Still Not Revealed Google still does not reveal what percentage of advertising revenue earned is paid to webmaster serving ads, but they have made strides related to disclosure, recently lifting ban preventing webmasters from disclosing amount they earn through serving Google ads.
About the Author: Sharon Housley manages marketing for FeedForAll http://www.feedforall.com software for creating, editing, publishing RSS feeds and podcasts. In addition Sharon manages marketing for NotePage http://www.notepage.net a wireless text messaging software company.