3. September 2011 12:35
Today, I've received below email. Although they've closed my account they thought I would be interested with whats going on!!!
It looks like Google shifting all the mobile web ads from Admob to Adsense. It was clear that they wanted to use Admob for in app advertising and below email confirms this.
Not sure how long this will last but Google have a long habit of closing down startups it bought.
Dear AdMob Mobile Web Publisher:
Following the acquisition of AdMob by Google,
we have continued to operate parallel products for mobile web publishers on both the AdSense and AdMob platforms.
To ensure we offer a single best solution for mobile web publishers, we will be focusing our efforts on the AdSense platform going forward.
On September 30, 2011, we are beginning this transition to the AdSense platform and will discontinue support for WAP mobile web on the AdMob network.
All publishers who are currently using AdMob's WAP mobile web solution are asked to register for an AdSense account and begin using the Google AdSense for mobile content.
This change enables Google to offer our mobile web publishers an industry leading content monetization solution with access to advertisers interested in reaching your mobile audience.
We encourage you to use Google AdSense to
monetize your mobile webpages going forward. Google AdSense for mobile provides you many of the same features with more flexible reporting tools.
Implementing Google AdSense now will allow you to continue monetizing your mobile content after September 30 without disruption.
To get started using Google AdSense for mobile, visit google.com/adsense and log in with a Google Account.
If you don’t have a Google Account, you can create an account for free at https://www.google.com/accounts/NewAccount.
Once you have been approved as an AdSense publisher, simply log in to your account to create a new mobile ad unit and generate ad code for your site. If you are already an existing AdSense publisher, you can create a new mobile ad unit to start monetizing your mobile site right away.
For questions about this transition, please visit http://helpcenter.admob.com/content/admob-mobile-web-sunset.
For additional support on Google AdSense, visit the Help Center at http://www.google.com/support/adsense/.
The Google AdMob Team
4. March 2010 22:00
You've probably already heard that google started behavioral advert targeting. In a nut shell if you show interest to an advert on the google ad network you start to get more of smilar adverts as you surf on the internet.
It's been some time but I recently experienced it on my blog. I was searching about FOREX and clicked on an advert on google home page. I don't usually click adverts on google but this time was different. I've read on the net that some people makes 100s in matter of days. That sounded perfect way to get extra money. Anyways, in short i didn't invest and i wasn't going to anyway. I just wanted to get some info about what it is.
After my short info gathering surf i started to realize that i keep seeing adverts about FOREX. At first I didn;t notice anything fishy as there is a good market and it is perfectly normal to come across adverts related to FOREX trading companies. My coin dropped when i started to see adverts about FOREX from google adsense on my blog! I don;t have any content related to FOREX or any financial system but i was seeing adverts about FOREX!
I advice everyone to do what i done. Whichever browser you are using get an ad-blocker plugin!
- Firefox already have one called adblock plus
- Internet explorere users can instal IE7Pro's ad blocker
- I use Opera and here is my urlfilter.ini. Copy > Open notepad > Paste > Save as "urlfilter.ini" and put it under profile folder of Opera
- Chrome? Are you mad? I am trying to stay away from google as much as possible.
Here is my Opera adblock list
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