Adsense Gold Statistics
Google Adsense Statistics Tracking Software
The following review is based upon some discussions
I had in a popular Adsense related forum with
a number of other members, where we were investigating
a few different Adsense tracking and statistics
software scripts. The main one I have been using
for the past 2 years, and recommend is
Gold Tracker from Jonathan Ledger.
On the couple of occasions I needed support for
this product Jon always helped out very quickly.
Brilliant. Very fast, excellent statistics
for tracking adsense clicks on Adsense
in a simple, easy to read format, which result
you lots of info for any web site you
own containing Adsense, plus the side effect
is it also gives some
web stats info even if you don't have basic web
already on a site (e.g. hits to pages, keywords
Of course the main point is it tracks your
Adsense ads, so you know EXACTLY which ones
you're getting ads clicks on.
This software tells you so much
than your Google Adsense account control
Single or Monthly Payment for Adsense Tracking?
You are paying for Adsense Gold only once,
to install it on your own server (I have it installed
just one web space, and it
does the tracking for all of my domains from
that one central point,
and it allows you to show the stats for just
one domain, or all of them).
I don't know why people
even consider Google Adsense tracking software
which you have to pay for monthly!
For example Adsense
Detective is a monthly paid Adsense tracking
service. In particular I would say to beginners
getting everything going in the first instance
before you start earning some decent cash, so
why would you want to give a large portion
of that cash
straight back to someone for a
paid service? Doesn't make sense to
me. I would much rather pay once for Adsense
Gold Tracker. I think some people
are probably afraid that installing software
to be difficult, and so they prefer to go
for a monthly service without that headache.
Honestly installing Adsense Gold
really a breeze.
Don't you think its worth
just that little extra effort to pay once,
your own copy of some software, and learn
how to install it (which is really fairly
easy), than to throw money away
month after month?
Bonuses with Adsense Gold
Also the bonuses you get with Adsense
like the 3600
top-paying keywords are a great way to learn
about high earning
Adsense topics. And there's a database of website
I love it!
This is the site I am talking about.....
Here are some of the forum posts which I thought
were quite interesting and raised some additional
There is also a different product at http://www.adsensetracker.com/
It doesn't seem to have the bonuses, but is
a nicer looker interface, and is probably what
some people in the forum are referring to. Confusing!
Anybody got any other comments on these 2 similarly
I use AdsenseGold which I think is probably less
pretty, but is excellent.
It uses PHP/MySQL to store its stats, so in theory
you could extract the database tables import
into Access and create graphs etc.
I have not used AdsenseTracker (only
looked at the website, trouble is both products
seem to be named the same, which
why its a tad confusing).
Jonathan Ledger's Adsense Gold Tracker (the
one Joel Comm recommends, and the one I too use
) is available from www.AdsenseGold.com
Adsense Tracker V3.0 is available from www.AdsenseTracker.com
They are definitely two different products.
Join Date: Aug 2005
I'm also looking for a good Adsense tracker
I've searched Google for Adsense trackers
reviews and all of them are positive reviews -- followed
by an affiliate link on the page. So, it's hard
to choose which tracker to use when everyone's
saying that the one they're using is great and
you don't know who to believe because they might
just be trying to make a sale.
In Joel's teleseminar with Rick Butts, I think
it was real smart of Joel to tell the listeners
to refer to his eBook for more information on
Adsense Trackers and how he didn't want to go
into detail in the seminar because his book covers
a great deal of it. A real smart way to get affiliate
sales. Joel is a smart guy. Seriously!
Right near the start of this thread I had this
to say about the tracker that Joel recommends,
and gave the url of the actual site, not an affiliate
I had researched 3 different trackers independently before
making up my mind, and once I had
bought Adsense Gold, felt it was excellent value
for the money. It was the additional bonuses
my decision. So I have come from the perspective
of buying the product because I had a genuine
need - not because I wanted to sell it as an
affiliate, although that is what I now do.
3600 Top Paying keywords
Database of website content articles (almost
12,000 articles covering a wide variety of topics).
I have had a couple of people PM me for more
about Adsense Gold Tracker, so I thought I would
add this post.
Its good. I like it.
Its not the prettiest program, but it certainly
does the job by giving you all the info you
Its also very fast on my server and doesn't seem
to affect page download speeds when browsing
my web site, and looking at the stats reports
is very fast too.
Remember that it requires PHP and MySQL on your
web site in order to run. Most ISP's provide
Installation was a breeze.
Just a reminder that it is the program I got
[Not to be confused with www.adsensetracker.com
which is a different program at $67, but you
don't get any bonuses. I don't have any experience
of this one so it may be equally as good or better!
Anyone out there who might comment on this?]
I find it handy because it also gives additional
referrer information for a site of mine
which the ISP does not provide any stats for,
Adsense Tracker helps by giving me some stats
for that site - a very useful side-effect!
Here is a screenshot of Jonathan Ledger's
Adsense Gold Tracker:-
Notice that it is giving stats ONLY for the
clicks in the above screenshot, but there
are options to show ALL tracked visits, so giving
who didn't click.
The program has a Maintenance screen which allows
you to delete old stats to keep your MySQL database
lean and mean.
To backup the database every now and then I
do a SQL dump using the free DBTools
Manager Professional which I use to backup some other
MySQL databases en-masse. Its a very good utility
(totally unrelated to Adsense Tracker).
Like I said earlier in the thread, I
purchased Jonathan Legers tracker because after
out Joels recommendations, and reviewing a couple
over the space of a few days it seemed the best
deal (with good bonuses and documentation) and
the clearest/easiest program to use, plus it
suited my hosting facilities of PHP+MySQL. I'm
not telling you this just because I've got an
affiliate link! I am just a bit of a techy and
want value for money and the best software because
often I find that it is false economy to get
something cheap, and later wish you had gone
for the more fully featured program in the first
place. I have not been disappointed by this tracker.
Hope this helps people.
During the course of the discussion Phil G author
of Adsense Tracker V3.0 joined the thread...
Join Date: Aug 2005
Not to be confused with www.adsensetracker.com which is a different program
at $67, but you don't get any bonuses.
Actually, Adsense Tracker has always included
some bonuses, I just don't make a big deal of
it on the sales page. I feel that if a program
cannot stand on its own merits, then it shouldn't
be offered for sale. And if the only reason to
pay more for a product is to get a few freebies
that are readily available elsewhere, are they
www.AdsenseTracker.info was the first one on
the scene and was, for the longest time, the
only product given official permission by Google
to use their Adsense name in the product name.
I probably could have made a "big stink" about
Jonathan Ledger's similar use of the name, but
just felt that I didn't want to "be that
Jon did kindly start referring too his product
as Adsense Gold, but I think the generic name "adsense
tracker" just stuck.
In the end they are both good products and I
didn't see any reason to try to stop the other
one from being marketed.
I found this old thread very interesting and thought I'd pose my latest question
Being an Adwords guy myself, I tend to look
at the ads, and one of the top ones caught my
eye - something to do with Adsense Videos. As
it turned out, it was put together by Michael
Cheney (Website Marketing Bible) and I found
it very informative. He was basically making
the recommendation that one purchase the Adsense
Gold package (which includes Adsense
It does indeed look like a GREAT package.
Based on this thread, I take it everyone who
purchased it was happy?
Your expert opinions are greatly appreciated!!
Bentley, in response to your question, yes I
am still pleased with Adsense Gold's
In fact I recently upgraded to the latest V2.0
which has added a number of extra features:-
- Simpler Maintenance/Optimisation
- Better seperation of AdSense, AdLinks
and WebSearch stats reporting
- Improved stats
searching and filtering options
- Search results
- Use Calendar feature for
easy date selection
- Now caters for Yahoo
Publisher Network ads
- Now shows the local
(real) time the person clicked an ad, rather
the time the
server recorded the click.
reporting layout - Shows keywords seperately
but next to
the referrer detail,
making it easier to see what
keywords the person used
to find your
- New graphical bar representation of Percentage
clickthru per Ad
- New ability to download
a CSV file of any report for loading into
spreadsheet or whatever for further analysis.
These are all useful improvements on what
was already a good, easy to use piece of software.
Adsense Detective by Joel Comm
One thing I have noticed is that since Joel
Comm brought out his Adsense Detective monthly
payment tracking program, he suddenly hid or
archived all the topic posts in the forum
regarding 3rd party Adsense Trackers. Well I
suppose that makes business sense since it is
his forum, however it also seems a bit off to
hide those useful posts.
Some details on Referrer Information used by
I ordered Adsense Tracker from AdsenseGold
in the past but never got it to show me the
right clicks. I tested very much with Jon but
the only result I got from him was that not
all clicks can be shown since the tracker only
works with IE browser.
I cannot believe that this is the only problem
since I am running adwords
campaigns and get clicks everyday but the tracker doesn't show them.
When Jon tested my added code the click was
shown but this was one week
before and since that time I should have more than 30 clicks in my stats
but it shows zero.
Maybe somebody else here has had the same
problem and can help me?
At the moment I run Adsense Logger but I am also not 100% satisfied with it.
Internet Explorer works properly due to sending
its Referrer information.
Firefox has something quirky about the way
it sends referrer information which is what
all trackers rely on, and so some users of
Firefox might not register their clicks in
More importantly though you should consider
that many people install Internet Security
programs on their computers (eg. Norton Internet
Security), and these have privacy options which
stop the users browser sending Referrer Information
so that web sites and hackers etc can't track
the path of the users browsing habits.
This option is often turned on by default
when people install their internet security
software, or people don't understand the purpose
of the option or how it works, and that it
doesn't really hurt to have Referrer information
sent by their browser. So they leave it turned
I think this can account for a large number
of "missed" clicks or stats counting.
There is nothing that you or Jon can do about
this apart from email everyone in the world
to tell them "please let your browser
referrer information through". But I don't
think thats going to happen really!
As I said, this will affect any tracking
and many other kinds of Internet based software
which relies on browsers sending referrer information.
Join Date: Aug 2005
Adsense Gold Tracker is the way to go. The
only problem with it is that it does not detect
Mozilla browsers right now. According to Jonathan,
there is a bug in the Mozilla implementation
not always agree with Google.
The bug in Mozilla browsers is something to
do with passing referrer information, and it
has now been corrected. A similar effect occurs
when firewall software like Norton Internet
Security has the
turned on to prevent referrer information being
passed by people browsing your site / clicking
It is not
a fault of the Adsense Tracking software.
DynaTracker is a general purpose clicks tracker
- it does not track Adsense ads.
I think it gives good features and control of
links for a very reasonable price compared to
some of the big boys in tracking.
If you are confident technically then its good
(its fairly simple to set up), but their help/support
is a bit flat. Some upgrades have been very slow
in coming, their forum is pretty dead, and CJ
the author of the program never seems to answer
I've not had any trouble with the scripts myself,
but I did make some tweaks to them to prevent
SE spiders affecting click stats!!
I think some other people on the Dynatracker
forum are not happy, but I've always liked it
and got on with it - for the one-off price of
Many tracking scripts are monthly payment or
where cheap they are very basic. Those with
fuller features get more pricey. Dynatracker
is well featured at a reasonable price (Update:
This is why I recommend it, but I would contact them about the support issues
beforehand if you need hand-holding.