The Adsense Publisher Toolbar for Google Chrome

For those of you making a little (or a lot) of money via Google Adsense, I wanted to give you a heads up on a new extension for Google Chrome that you will likely find very useful. It’s called the Adsense Publisher Toolbar, and is developed and maintained by Google. When installed, it gives you 1-click access to your Adsense stats, including:

  • Current Day Stats
  • Yesterday Stats
  • Current Month
  • Previous Month
  • Lifetime Revenue

It also lists the top 2 revenue producing custom channels, and top 3 URL channels.

Another great feature of this extension reveals itself when you visit one of your sites that is running Adsense ad units. It will detect that you are visiting a site that is running your own Adsense ads, and will give you the option to enable ad overlays for each of the ad units on your page.

I’ve included a screenshot of an ad unit I added to one of my sites with the overlay enabled. As you can see, the overlay provides you with specific information regarding that ad unit: the name of the unit, stats for today, yesterday, and the prior 7 days. It also allows you to see what types of ads are being shown on your site (keep in mind, these are going to be targeted to you, based on your browsing history), and the overlays also prevent you from accidentally clicking on your own ads (a pretty surefire way of getting your adsense account disabled).

Overall, I’ve been very pleased with this extension, and it has only gotten better since it was first launched.

Again, this is a Google Chrome extension, and it can be downloaded for free. I searched briefly for a similar extension for Firefox but did not see anything. Do you have any other tools or plugins that you find especially helpful? Please share them in the comments, or drop me a line directly.

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