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googles policy changes is this the lull before the storm

Discussion in 'AdSense' started by gerer, Jan 20, 2008.

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    googles policy changes is this the lull before the storm

    well every one in US is feeling the fear of the 'R' word (recession)

    with google making three policy chnages in one single day

    there is something cooking up

    the changes are
    1) adsense referals users will now not be paid any bonus
    2)google pack referal is now only 1$
    3)firefox referal policy for china is changed
    SEMrush
    is this a real time for panic
     
    gerer, Jan 20, 2008 IP
    SEMrush
  2. nasph

    nasph Peon

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    I would say there is something strange with what's going on at the moment with Google and the US market, but I just think companies are tightening their cashflow belts, ready if there is going to be a downturn.

    There's also talk of offline businesses suffering because of a boost in online sales here in the UK, so I think all businesses are wary that people are choosing haphazardly recently and there isn't much security in any business.

    Google could be planning something big at the same time though.
     
    nasph, Jan 20, 2008 IP
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    astup1didiot Notable Member

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    Lay off the coffee, the referral bonus was never ment to be forever, if you actually used AdSense when it first came out that was just a temporary thing that was continued indefinity. I wouldn't sweat it, wasn't easy to get that bonus anyways.
     
    astup1didiot, Jan 20, 2008 IP
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    shabbirbhimani Well-Known Member

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    All the markets are on a collapse including the EM's
     
    shabbirbhimani, Jan 21, 2008 IP
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    Google doen't need the referals anymore.
     
    bogart, Jan 22, 2008 IP
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    Lexiseek Banned

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    I think offline companies will be hurting much more than online ones.
     
    Lexiseek, Jan 22, 2008 IP
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    A recession in my opinion won't hurt Google as much as most companies. They are a global company and when people are laid off or need money they spend more time online searching with google.
     
    edbri871, Jan 22, 2008 IP