Finally, we now have an official tool from Google which lets you monitor and check Adsense earnings from desktop, without having to manually login to your Google Adsense account. If you are an Adsense publisher and use Google Chrome as your default browser, the Adsense publisher toolbar extension (from Google) will help you grab a quick summary of your Adsense account from the browser itself.
There are quite a good number of third party tools and browser extensions which claim to provide Adsense earning reports from desktop. While their claims may be true, I never tried them for one obvious reason.
Your Adsense account is an asset and it is, in some ways, very risky to trust an unknown publisher and enter your Google account credentials in their program preferences. If things go wrong, you might lose access to your Google account and the worst clause is that Adsense publishers can create only one Adsense account in their entire lifetime, makes the situation even more perilous. Agree that there are some workarounds to get over this situation but why take a chance?
Coming back to the Adsense publisher toolbar for Google Chrome, here is how earnings are displayed, once you click the extension button on the right top corner of the page:
The overlay window provides a brief summary of your Adsense account which includes, daily, weekly and monthly reports. The section on the bottom shows a list of top performing custom channels and the top URL channels for the entire month. There is another feature called “Insite overlay” which provides an instant summary and performance report of individual ad unitd for the current day, yesterday and the last 7 days.Pretty handy!
I am a security freak and maintain separate Google accounts for work, email, social services and Google Adsense. As you can imply, logging in and out from one account and signing into another is very painful. Thanks to this extension, I can keep an eye on my Adsense earnings, without having to manually sign into my Adsense account, over and over again.
Now if Google could release an Android or iPhone app for monitoring Adsense earnings from mobile, that would be awesome too.
Thanks: Digital Inspiration.