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Andrew Hitchcock [PersonRank 10]

Saturday, January 6, 2007
15 years ago4,959 views

I am using the MiniMessages now to tell users that the URL of a gadget has changed (the new version has more features).

or [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Watch, I bet we will see miniAds soon. And if you put gadgets on your site, there may be some kind of Adsense for Gadgets.

Ryan [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

there needs to be some sort of mini ads.

I get about 15 or so emails daily asking me when i'm bringing back one of my gadgets, and the answer is not until I find a way to pay for the bandwith it uses. (I can't host at google cuz it needs to connect to my server's DB)

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

I think that's why many people use the gadget as ad itself – a general promotion for their website.

Reto Meier [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

IMO that's one of the big problems with user generated content at Google (Gadget and Coop), as there's no revenue stream a lot of people are using them as advertising to drive traffic to their sites rather than to provide useful standalone information.

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