The Google Publisher Toolbar is a Google Chrome based extension that works excellent for AdSense. This tool has some useful feature that provides up-to-date information about your AdSense, Ad Exchange, Double click for Publishers and Google Analytics account.
The Google Publisher Toolbar needs to log into your Google account to show your Adsense earning and performance data. Along with the AdSense earning and performance related info the toolbar also helps to protect your account from self-click activity on AdSense ads, provides the size of the ad unit, and to get ad unit destination URL.
How to activate Google Publisher Toolbar?
This Toolbar doesn’t come with the Chrome browser but can be installed from Google Chrome Store. >>Download the Toolbar Extension.<<
When it gets the download, an icon will be available on top right of the Chrome browser address bar. To setup Publisher Toolbar, clicks on the icon. As soon as you’ll click on the Toolbar icon a menu will appear. Then click on Google AdSense “Enable” button.
After that Google account permission will open and you’ll need to give account access, so click on “Allow” button.
Now the Publisher Toolbar has been successfully activated.
What Google Publisher Toolbar can do for us?
As you have successfully installed & enabled the Google Publisher Toolbar but after that, you’ll think what the Google Publisher Toolbar can do? If you don’t know about this, I’ll tell you some secrets of the Toolbar. But before using them, you’ll need to add your site to Google Publisher Toolbar:
Add your site to Google Publisher Toolbar
- Click on the Google Publisher Toolbar icon; The Publisher Toolbar will open then click on the gear icon Settings menu. And choose “Sites” option from the menu.
Now in the “Sites authorized to show ad overlays” box enter your website address. If you have multiple sites, then enter one site URL in per line. After this, click on “Save” button.
Now, whenever you open your site in the Google Chrome browser, then it will add an overlay on the Google AdSense ads and other Google network ad unit such as Ad Exchange, Double click for Publishers.
1. Enable Self click protection on Ads.
In my previous post, I have described some methods to avoid self-clicking activity on AdSense Ads. One from them is Google Publisher Toolbar. If you regularly use Google Chrome browser for doing all website related work and opens your site then sometimes you mistakenly click on ads. If you keep doing same for a long time then one day your account will be banned. So this toolbar helps you from being banned AdSense for Self invalid click activity by adding an Overlay on ad units.
2. Add Overlays and shows units size:
After adding your site to Publisher Toolbar, it will add an overlay to AdSense ads. So when you open your site in the Chrome browser, it will block all the ads and shows the actual ad unit size.
3. Ad performance detail:
When you click on the ad unit, then it will show the advance performance of the ad unit in the month by default. And along with this, It helps you to know displayed ad URL. So you can block irrelevant ads from appearing on your site and also can send a report about the showing ad to Google Support team.
4. Block unrelated ads:
As I mentioned above if you click on the Add overlays then you’ll get some advance info related to showing ad unit, and it will also provide an option to block showing ad. If you find the showing ad is not relevant to your site, then it can be directly blocked using Publisher Toolbar.
5. Gives Estimated revenue detail:
It’s really awesome because you can get your estimated revenue details in one click and you’ll not need to log in your AdSense account again and again. When you click on the Publisher Toolbar icon you’ll initially get info about Today so far, Yesterday, This month so far and Last month earning.
And if you have opened the Toolbar on your site page then it will show additional info on ad units.
So if you’re a serious AdSense publisher and wanted to get instant ad performance information about your site, then The Google Publisher Toolbar will provide a great solution for you.