Last week I posted that a number of AdSense publishers noticed a new feature in their AdSense reports called Site Diagnostics’.
This feature highlighted pages that AdSense was having problems running ads on and gave a reason for the problem.
Within a few hours of my post on it the ‘site diagnostics’ tab disappeared from AdSense publisher’s reports pages and it has not been seen since. Also disappearing was the help pages associated with this new feature (there was one here). There was no official explanation given on the appearance or disappearance of site diagnostics so I shot an email over to one of the AdSense team asking for one. Here’s what they replied:
Since the feature you’ve noticed was part of a temporary test, we’ve removed it from publishers’ accounts.
To obtain similar functionality, however, we encourage publishers to sign up for Google Sitemaps, which will provide reporting details on a site’s crawl status, common words that are linked to the site’s pages, and the top search queries on Google that are driving traffic to that website.
For more information, please visit www.google.com/trysitemaps.
As you know, we’re always working on new features for AdSense. I’d encourage you to keep an eye on the AdSense blog, where we’ll release details on new features as they become available. You can find the blog at http://adsense.blogspot.com.
The Google AdSense Team