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dpneal [PersonRank 10]

Tuesday, July 25, 2006
14 years ago3,946 views

Maybe they are testing this out with Google's backing? Google often uses a few companies to test out new products.

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

It's not a software, it's a local web app. I wonder how they target the ads as the pages aren't crawlable by Google.

Dominik Schwind [PersonRank 1]

14 years ago #

Didn't Opera have Google Ads before? So I guess it is with Google's backing.

Cristian Mezei [PersonRank 5]

14 years ago #

It's software Ionut. All day long.

And yeah. it might be that Google offered this as a test trial.

Spiceworks gets some juice and Google gets the chance to experiment.

As far as targeting goes, I guess either they have static (non-contextual) ads, or they need a 100% open internet connection all the time.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

> It's not a software, it's a local web app

Be it software as the article states or a web app, Google doesn't (at least not always) allow this... I was not alllowed to put AdSense on the chat web app! blogoscoped.com/chat/

Cristian Mezei [PersonRank 5]

14 years ago #

LOL .. nice chat feature.. Never knew it existed.

Sander Dijkhuis [PersonRank 1]

14 years ago #

Maybe this is the new Google service you talked about at blogoscoped.com/archive/2006-0 ... ? Ads to sponsor your OSS work.

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

I've installed the app and I solved the mystery.

The local page includes an iframe a webpage that receives encoded keywords and sends AdSense ads. Examples of iframe:

frontend.spiceworks.com/a/rout ...
frontend.spiceworks.com:80/a/b ...

The uuid is a user id, but the ad has this code:
google_page_url=document.location
so the crawler should follow the parent doc.

I don't think they do that with Google's blessing, but I might be wrong.

Chris [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

Spiceworks has $5 mil from Austin Ventures...I'm sure they have Google approval.

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