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Google Allows AdSense Publishers to Click Ads

Discussion in 'AdSense' started by wentworth, Apr 1, 2006.

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    http://www.memwg.com/blog/adsense/

    Note: the following press release was forwarded to me by a Google employee who wishes to remain anonymous and is set to cross the wires later today.

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - April 1, 2006 - Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) announced today that it was removing prohibitions that prevented AdSense publishers from clicking Google-supplied ads on their own sites.

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    This smells like an April Fools Joke!!! :)
     
    wentworth, Apr 1, 2006 IP
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  2. Mong

    Mong ↓↘→ horsePower

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    "We feel sorry for the small publishers," says Klif Draucc, AdSense optimization specialist at Google, "the ones that do not reach the $100 mark in order to get paid. Relaxing our rules as to what constitutes click fraud will help them increase their earnings."


    :D:D

    Automated means are still not allowed :D
     
    Mong, Apr 1, 2006 IP
  3. Talktechno

    Talktechno Peon

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    lol this is a joke rite :p
     
    Talktechno, Apr 1, 2006 IP
  4. rubeina

    rubeina Invisible Staff Affiliate Manager

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    #4
    Haha! What a good april fool joke!! :D
     
    rubeina, Apr 1, 2006 IP
  5. sundaybrew

    sundaybrew Numerati

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    Yep, I have read nothing but april fools jokes in the last 2 hours, some where real funny
     
    sundaybrew, Apr 1, 2006 IP
  6. Michau

    Michau Well-Known Member

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    Wow, this joke is a good one :) Wish my wife would understand that if I told her... but she doesn't get the whole AdSense thing at all :)
     
    Michau, Apr 1, 2006 IP
  7. Jarodboy

    Jarodboy Prominent Member

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    /me rushs to click my own ads 3000000000000 times...
    Or not :p
     
    Jarodboy, Apr 1, 2006 IP
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    irka Well-Known Member

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    lol go ahead, click your ads :D:D:D!!!!!!
     
    irka, Apr 1, 2006 IP
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    shauner Well-Known Member

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    I wonder how many people are going to fall for this one. Seems like Google may have their hands full in the coming week deleting accounts!
     
    shauner, Apr 1, 2006 IP
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    sebastianrs Active Member

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    LOL this is a dilemma for many publishers for SURE! Whether Google will wonder why there are so many click frauds then?
     
    sebastianrs, Apr 1, 2006 IP
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    T0PS3O Feel Good PLC

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    If DP is swamped with April fools jokes, I dread to go check out Digg today...
     
    T0PS3O, Apr 1, 2006 IP
  12. Michau

    Michau Well-Known Member

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  13. InfinityGuy

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    #13
    this years google april fools rocks
     
    InfinityGuy, Apr 1, 2006 IP
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    I will tape my left mouse key shut today$
     
    CyMoo, Apr 1, 2006 IP
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    I can see people believing this, and then explaining to google why they did it.
     
    biggerboy, Apr 1, 2006 IP
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    Good call. :rolleyes:
     
    jackburton2006, Apr 1, 2006 IP
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    very funny - :)
     
    DanNicol, Apr 1, 2006 IP
  18. AdsenseAddict

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    I just clicked on my ad believing this.























































































































    NOT!!!
     
    AdsenseAddict, Apr 1, 2006 IP
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    then google will forgive them right? LOL
     
    mark90196, Apr 1, 2006 IP
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    AdSense publishers are still not allowed to use automated means to click the ads and face suspension or termination if they are caught. "Believe me, as a computer scientist, we have the ability to detect the invalid clicks", reiterates Schmidt. "Plus we have so much free cash now that we thought it would be nice to share it with our greatest supporters, the AdSense publishing community. Think of it as an early Christmas gift."


    Uh huh -- right. Google=Greedy They would never do this.




    - Can I go back to WORK now?
     
    joeychgo, Apr 1, 2006 IP