Do you want to find out who is advertising on your site via Google AdSense? As you should already be aware, you are not permitted to click on your own ads, so how do you find out who those advertisers are?
This article will show you an easy way of identifying the URL behind each ad being served on your site through Google AdSense, without you breaking their terms of service.
Step One : Identify the advertisement
Find the advertisement that you want to find the URL for, and right-click on the text link.
Step Two : Copy the link location
When you right click on the ad you want the URL for, select the option ‘Copy Link Location’ or ‘Copy Shortcut’.
Step Three : Paste and identify the URL
Open a text editor and paste the URL. Then do a search for the text ‘adurl’. When the result appears, you will see the URL of the advertiser appear after the search text.
In this example, we can see that the URL of the advertiser is ‘http://ads.glispa.com/z/2343/CD111/’, which directs to the website ‘American Singles’.
Why do you want to know who is advertising on your site?
You may not want to be advertising certain sites that are currently being displayed; you can use this technique to find out just what ads you are serving, and block them should you so wish.
You may also want to directly approach the sites advertising on your sites to negotiate a direct advertising deal – this can be more profitable for both yourself and the advertiser.
Alternatively, you may simply be curious to see what sites you are advertising.
You should always be aware of the content on your site – your ads are no different.