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New Adsense Feature - Referral Text Links

Discussion in 'AdSense' started by mariush, Apr 20, 2006.

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    Check out your Adsense Account , Referrals section.

    Now we can use text links to promote Firefox, Adsense, Adwords ...

    How do you feel about this new feature, are you planning to use it on you sites?
    SEMrush
    To me, it seems the links are a bit long and for example, I can't find a good placement for such a long link on my two sites.
     
    mariush, Apr 20, 2006 IP
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  2. hansi

    hansi Peon

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    Finally, these images where really to big.

    I find a spot but is it allowed to write "For best view get " _ADLINK_?
    Example
     
    hansi, Apr 20, 2006 IP
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    jackburton2006 Peon

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    What they should do is work on making those Adsense buttons of theirs less tragic looking. You'd think Google could come with with more attractive graphics than those ugly things.
     
    jackburton2006, Apr 20, 2006 IP
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    oziii Peon

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    #4
    Worth noting:

    - you can still only place one link per product per page (its either a text link OR a button)
    - they are only available in English to this point
    - there are only four options for the links which limits the ability of publishers to use them within an article contextually. It'd still be possible if you're willing to use one of the four phrases they've chosen in a sentence.

    I'm not sure I'll use them much as I find the most effective way to get results from an affiliate program (which is what this really is) is to deep link within content to a product. I guess some will attempt to use these phrases in this way.
     
    oziii, Apr 20, 2006 IP
  5. Jarodboy

    Jarodboy Prominent Member

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    #5
    No text referrals to me...
    I'm in Portugal :/

    EDIT Thanks oziii...Now i know why i was not seeing the text referrals :p
     
    Jarodboy, Apr 20, 2006 IP
  6. AdSenseAdvisor

    AdSenseAdvisor Peon

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    #6
    Hi everyone --

    Thanks for your feedback on the new referrals text links. As you know, we've already launched text link referrals in the U.S. I wanted to let you all know that we'll be launching in all AdSense for content supported languages soon.

    Let us know what you think!

    -ASA
     
    AdSenseAdvisor, Apr 20, 2006 IP
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    Gurpartap Peon

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    #7
    Not much impressive. Still lesser referral resources in adsense. Hope for some affiliate network too :p :D
     
    Gurpartap, Apr 20, 2006 IP
  8. Mong

    Mong ↓↘→ horsePower

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    #8
    This product is not working for me :(
     
    Mong, Apr 20, 2006 IP
  9. livingingermany

    livingingermany Active Member

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    #9
    Note that as said above, the text links are ONLY available currently in English and only when you select English (US). Works fine for me but I really would like some guidelines / advice as to where I am allowed to put:

    LINE 1: This site has been designed to look best in
    LINE 2: Firefox with Google Toolbar <-- Referral link

    or

    LINE 1: Add Google search, SpellCheck and Autofill to your web browser,
    LINE 2: Get Firefox with Google Toolbar for better browsing <-- Referral Link
    LINE 3: The latest and most feature-packed web browser there is... FREE !
     
    livingingermany, Apr 20, 2006 IP
  10. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #10
    A nice option... still wish you could set the anchor text yourself, but at least it's a huge step in the right direction. :)
     
    digitalpoint, Apr 21, 2006 IP
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    i like that gif animation. haha
     
    tonyinabox, Apr 21, 2006 IP
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    JamesColin Prominent Member

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    #12
    That's good, I like when there are changes, no matter how small... I spotted a mistake in one of the referrals, Adwords, one sentence reads : "Bring targeted traffic traffic to your site with Google AdWords" there's twice the word traffic.
     
    JamesColin, Apr 21, 2006 IP
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    #13
    I agree, right in line with placing images with your AdSense for increased exposure.
     
    MaxM, Apr 21, 2006 IP
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    wwwSENSERELYcom --

    Just wanted to let you know we have corrected the typo you mentioned in your post.

    Thanks for bringing it to our attention!

    -ASA
     
    AdSenseAdvisor, Apr 21, 2006 IP
  15. livingingermany

    livingingermany Active Member

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    By the way as I posted previously, I would like to put text before and after the adsense referral text lines, so I decided to email google themselves:
    The helpful and prompt reply I had is as follows:

     
    livingingermany, Apr 24, 2006 IP
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    Wally Well-Known Member

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    #16
    Also no text referrals to me... (germany)
    ok I wait...
    The Idea is maybe not bad.
     
    Wally, Apr 24, 2006 IP
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    bhopkins Banned

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    #17
    Thanks for the tip I had not noticed these. I'm going to try it out on a site and see how it works. Historically the referral program has not worked well for me at all, maybe I will have better luck with these links.


    Bruce
     
    bhopkins, Apr 24, 2006 IP