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Jason [PersonRank 0]

Saturday, April 8, 2006
16 years ago4,166 views

Damn, and I'm happy when I make $1500 per month...

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Kinda releated to this is a blog post maed to the Official Google Blog that they seem to have prematurely published to their feed without it being online yet (as they have done several times in the past):

Doing what they love, the rest follows

Apr 8, 2006
Posted by Brian Axe, Group Product Manager, AdSense

As a past founder of a technology startup, I understand the elation of coming up with an idea that solves a real need, building a product, and seeing people use it to make their lives better. Even more satisfaction comes when you can do all of this and pay the bills too. As I mentioned in this article [*] it brings a smile to my face to hear about entrepreneurs in the developing world who use AdSense [**] to replace their day job with AdSense earnings – simply by writing [***] about what they know and love. The story says these people are on "Google's hidden payroll" – I say let's not hide this opportunity any longer.

[*] http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2006-03-28-googe-adsense_x.htm
[**] https://www.google.com/adsense/
[***] http://help.blogger.com/bin/answer.py?answer=964

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Scrap that last comment – they didn't "prematurely publish" that post, Google Reader just choked on the feed (as it has done several times in the past) and showed it to me again... sorry! The original post is here:

http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2006/03/doing-what-they-love-rest-follows.html

Michael Schaap [PersonRank 3]

16 years ago #

I can't stand it when ads are so embedded that you can't see the difference between editorial content and ads...
Worst example I've ever seen is this one: http://www.infosyncworld.com/reviews/n/6142.html

   – Michael

or [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Tony Ruscoe, that is actually a problem with Blogger, not Reader. A google engineer had notified the Google Reader Group about this last month; it seems that it will be some months before the Blogger team can fix the issue.

Sam Davyson [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

It also happens with the RSS readers on the Google/Ig homepage pretty often.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Some sites use tricks to make the AdSense be less annoying even when they're within the content. When the post is still fresh they don't have any AdSense. Then, when some weeks pass they include the AdSense, right in the content, with a content-like layout. This way, regular readers won't be annoyed by too much content-like ads. At the same time those searchers coming from Google a year later will see the ads (and maybe click on them).

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