Google and Microsoft do not get along when it comes to both Windows Phone and Windows 8. Luckily for tablet and PC users, there are numerous ways to access Google services, but if you're using a Windows Phone there have been issues in the past that hamper the user experience.
The same goes for AdSense (www.google.com/adsense), Google’s advertising network for webmasters and content creators. Unfortunately, the company has yet to release an official app for the mobile platform but Windows Phone has some talented third party developers. Cue WP Adsense.
WP Adsense, as is rather obvious with the name, is an unofficial Google AdSense client for Windows Phone. Should you have a Google account with online properties (websites) and advertisements you can monitor site performance while on the move.
It’s worth pointing out that this is an early release and as such functionality is rather limited. That said, you’re able to login with your Google Account, view performance, earnings and other data. We can see room for improvement and bags of potential with more in-depth graphs, possible Analytics integration and more.
WP Adsense makes it possible for you to view daily and monthly AdSense earnings with Click Through Rate (CTR), Impressions Per Thousand (RPM), Cost Per Click (CPC) and page views for each specific property. Here are some highlighted app features:
- One Time Login using OAuth2 Secure Authentication
- Auto Refresh every 5 minutes (If the app is left open)
- Option to sign out
- Shows Today's, Yesterday's and This Month details
- Lightweight and fast
As noted above, this is an early release and there are some features not yet available. This includes Live Tile support, which is stated to be coming in future updates. We’re impressed by what the developer has been able to include thus far (it's a start) and are excited to see how this unofficial solution improves.
Please note that this isn’t a Google developed app. You’re connecting to the AdSense service through third party software. We’ve experienced no issues using WP Adsense, but should you wear a tin foil hat, you may wish to avoid.
You can download WP Adsense from the Windows Phone Store for free (ad-supported).
Rich Edmonds is Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him over on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.
Had this for a while
Come on Google, you have to put your apps on wp platform. At least chrome and YouTube apps would be great .
An overwhelming majority of Google users still access the services from windows pc.
Chome isn't that amazing to have on WP, but we at least need official YouTube, even though we have amazing 3rd party apps.
I don't need any google apps on wp. Atleast for privacy reason. I don't want to be scroogled. Hopefully with wp 8.1 one can watch youtube videos with breeze in ie 11.
They probably will in 8.1 I think cause hearing the details about all the incoming features and improvements makes windows phone 8 sound ancient lol but we had a good one that they blocked!
Whoa! I don't even use chrome on my pc, no thanks, I'm not getting scroogled... Bring on YouTube
I'd like to see a PubCenter/Microsoft Advertising app too, would go well with the Dev Center app
Yeah, definitely could use a PubCenter app too.
This is a bit of a tangent, but has anyone noticed terrible fill rates for ads through pubcenter? im lucky if i can break 15% on my apps...
Bing should have their own adsense alternative.another simple reason they cant compete hard enough.
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