Q. I have a Google Adsense account. Google occasionally shuts down for maintenance. During this time, usually four hours, all access reports if off. I’m left with no way of knowing how my website is performing. What do I do?
A. Google continues tallying ad clicks on your website, even if you can’t see them on your adsense account while the system is down. High volume websites sometimes make adjustments on the fly if things aren’t working well, or to respond to fast-changing.
Here’s a little known trick to see your stats even when Adsense is down…
What you will need:
1. Google Analytics tracking stats for your website. www.google.com/analytics
2. To Attach your Adsense account to your Google Analytics account. This is done in your Adsense account settings menu.
Log in to your Google Analytics account, and click on the “Content” tab.
In the Content Overview tab there’s an “Adsense Performance” section that continues to show you the total value for the time period selected. It doesn’t give you all the detail that you see from AdSense, but it’s the next best thing.