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How to Find a Google Adsense Lost Channel

If you’re like me and have a large website you might have run into a problem with your Google Adsense channels.  Channels allow you to track which pages or areas of your website earn you money with the Google Adsense program.

The problem begins when you look at your advanced reports and see that you have an old channel (ghost channel) that is generating impressions. You look on your website and can’t find the channel id anywhere on your website.  Memory fails and you just don’t know where it is. It’s just lost!  You’ve already tried to search for the lost channel using your computer’s search function but nothing is found. You quickly find out the computer won’t search within the JavaScript ad code.  You’ve emailed your Google Support Rep and they say they can’t give out the information. Oh what to do? You feel as if you have to find the channel just to make sure nothing fishy is going on with your Adsense account.

Well, if you use Dreamweaver you’re in luck. While in the site view, click on Edit and Find from the menu. For Find What, enter HTML Source and enter the  code for the ad channel in the search box and click Find All. Dreamweaver will quickly search through all of your website’s pages and locate the channel id for you. You can double click on the page names that come up and modify the channel to your liking.  

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This a great little tip. I’ve used Dreamweaver for years but never even saw the Find fuction until recently. Well, you learn something every day! :)



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June 25th, 2008 at 5:46 am

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