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Google Pulls Adsense for New Users on Google Owned Sites

 
JoHarrington
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on 08/03/2013

Have you all seen this?

Changes to AdSense on Google Sites

It seems to be a very curious move, and I wonder if it's going to affect YouTube.  There's going to be a lot of unhappy people, if they do. 

Extant users are fine though.


Guest
on 08/03/2013

At least we can keep what we have on our existing sites, just can't edit, only remove. Curious is what I was thinking, could this be some precursor to the end of Google Sites?

It has also become very buggy lately, pages having to be reloaded in edit mode all the time. Honestly though, I don't consider that a big loss for me losing the Adsense on them. If they ban Amazon or eBay, then I am angry.

2uesday
Posts: 321
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on 08/04/2013

Thanks Jo, my curiosity makes me read these things and then I begin to wonder if others understand it in the same way that I do. So anyone adding thoughts on this to Jo's post would be helpful for me.  Often, questions come to my mind quicker than the answers when it is technical or changes like this. 

Does it mean -  no adding Adsense ads to Google blogs/Blogger in future, but people can keep the ones they already have but not alter/edit them?  It looks like that but I wonder if there may be more to it with it being Google.

That does not really affect me as my blogs are enjoyable to write and also I hope help people wanting to grow things, food and flowers, rather than a earning source. Not very nice for some people though, especially if at the same time they are suffering from a dip in traffic to other sites.

WordChazer
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on 08/04/2013

I've never earned much from AdSense or any other affiliate program, so I obviously don't get the whole affiliate thing anyway.

I wonder if Google's move has something to do with the prevalence of adblockers now. Some of the adverts, even here in Wizzley, are getting a tad old and I never looked at them to start with so I'm not going to look at them for the n-millionth time. Many are completely irrelevant to me too. I'm using that word more and more and feeling very disconnected from what is allegedly of interest to the wider world at present.


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Tolovaj
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on 08/04/2013

I think this affects only Google Sites and this is probably the start of the end of this service. YouTube and Blogger will not be affected until they decide to apply something similar there (I don't see the reason why they should do that). Especially YouTube is making them pretty good money.


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WordChazer
Posts: 412
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on 08/04/2013

 

Tolovaj: 08/04/2013 - 04:10 AM

I think this affects only Google Sites and this is probably the start of the end of this service. YouTube and Blogger will not be affected until they decide to apply something similar there (I don't see the reason why they should do that). Especially YouTube is making them pretty good money.

Blogger already split with Amazon anyway years ago when they stopped allowing automatic embedding of Amazon ads in blog posts. I have earned nothing from Amazon Affiliates either in USD or GBP and my specifically keyword driven articles do better on other people's sites than my own blog or here.


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LindaSmith1
Posts: 132
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on 08/04/2013

From what I understand, this adsense thing only applies to blogger (Google owned sites) and it won't really affect those already in existence. 

I didn't see anything about the possibility of Amazon being banned. 

I stopped adsense on my blogs long ago after they shut down my account for supposedly clicks on ads which I have no control over.  I got a new account after protesting, but I don't use it on my blogs. 

If Google turns blogger blogs into something like the Free Wordpress where you cannot use any affiliate links,  at least there are other options which are not controlled by Google.

 

But, if you do use Adsense, you can still place adsense on your other sites. 


Linda Smith
WordChazer
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on 08/05/2013

If Google turns blogger blogs into something like the Free Wordpress where you cannot use any affiliate links,  at least there are other options which are not controlled by Google.

I'm thinking about trialling Chitika on here given Jo Harrington's success with it. I'm about up to here with affiliate programs at the moment especially as all the ones I've been using to date have quietly been withdrawn and the remaining ones don't earn me any money!


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vocal_pen
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on 08/06/2013

guys it's not blogger ; not yet anyways. its google sites - their web hosting service. sites.google.com


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