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What If One Day Wikipedia Began to Sell Google AdSense Ads?

Discussion in 'AdSense' started by Minterest, Dec 9, 2007.

  1. domainsurfer

    domainsurfer Well-Known Member

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    #41
    I think i read it somewhere, dont remember where..

    However, This fact cannot be denied that the popularity of wikipedia is solely due to google. Wikipedia has done no advertising whatsoever. Its google who has fuelled wiki's popularity since every search shows wiki's page as the first result relating to that keyword. This clearly indicates that Google's SERPS are biased towards wiki.

    If tomorrow, google were to pull of this act , then the popularity of wiki would severly decrease. Every schoolboy knows what google is, but he doesnt know what wikipedia is. Its due to google that wiki became known.

    Also read that Google offers to Host wikipedia

    (article here : http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,1764349,00.asp) Isnt too much dependency a tell-tale sign that wikipedia and Google will soon be one ?
     
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  2. Minterest

    Minterest Well-Known Member

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    #42

    No way...... Maybe the visitors ignore the ads... but they wont dissapear as long as the content is there......
     
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    ForgottenCreature Notable Member

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    #43
    http://www.hostip.info/index.html

    Google doesn't host it.
    Host name: google.com
    IP address: 64.233.167.99
    Location: Mountain View, CA, UNITED STATES


    Host name: wikipedia.com
    IP address: 66.230.200.100
    Location: Tampa, FL, UNITED STATES
     
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  4. Fka200

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    #44
    Wrong. Everyone and their mother knows Wikipedia now. Severely decrease is NOT a problem since they are popular enough TODAY. And you can bet everything that every schoolboy knows what wikipedia is! Wikipedia helps SO many people with school work these days it's insane.

    http://alexa.kingnic.com/data/details/traffic_details/wikipedia.org

    Wikipedia.org has a traffic rank of: 8

    I do agree that Google made Wikipedia known--due to the ranking of Wikipedia for VERY competitive terms.

    THANKS FOR STARTING THIS TOPIC Minterest. Rep added. Finally an interesting discussion in the AdSense section, lol.
     
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  5. Minterest

    Minterest Well-Known Member

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    Dean_Saliba Notable Member

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    #46
    There was a part on their donation FAQ (which has since been removed) that addressed advertising on Wikipedia.

    It said something about not wanting to be seen as endorsing one adverting company.

    Which is crazy because if they put Adsense on their pages then they would easily make the money to do the stuff they want like put on events in Africa and such.
     
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  7. ForgottenCreature

    ForgottenCreature Notable Member

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    #47
    Ya, because they'll have a premium adsense account and they'll be able to do whatever.
     
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    joebert Well-Known Member

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    #48
    That part is a secret. ;)
     
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    tzau Well-Known Member

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    #49
    Ofcourse they can and they did (video.google.com).
    But it is 10% not so popular than youtube.
     
    tzau, Dec 9, 2007 IP
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    Dollar Active Member

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    #50
    They would use up all the adsense inventory :eek:
     
    Dollar, Dec 9, 2007 IP
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    ForgottenCreature Notable Member

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    #51
    Yahoo also has a video section.
     
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    Johncena Banned

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    #52
    google already had Google Videos when they bought youtube google videos didnt do that well compared to youtube but after google bought youtube than youtube is doing much better than before
     
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    clookid Notable Member

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    #53
    And of course the content, you cannot forget the content. ;)
     
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    #54
    the wikipedia people are some smart webmasters but financial idiots if they implemented ads they could contribute more, kinda the whole purpose of the site to donate more...just my two cents :)
     
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    #55
    then Jimmy Wales will be filthy rich!
     
    USPB, Dec 12, 2007 IP
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    kodut Well-Known Member

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    #56
    yes i too had a similar idea and i bet they can make millions in a month from there , i would say wiki could be the biggest mfa
     
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    Minterest Well-Known Member

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    #57

    Ha ha ha..... Biggest MFA :D

    If it is the case... then what do you call Yahoo? Made For Banner Ads?

    and what will you call Google? Made For AdWords?
     
    Minterest, Dec 13, 2007 IP
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    #58
    I am really sure that wikipedia had adsense a few years ago and that they take it off... anyone can answer me if I am ok?
     
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    #59
    No.... I think they never sold any ads....
     
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    #60
    Wikipedia is a non-profit organization. But if they did put adsense ads, I'm not that sure that they will get many clicks. Most people are searching for information on Wikipedia, not looking to explore our sites or buy anything. So, the amount of clicks will not be as high as we may actually think.
     
    RichUser, Dec 13, 2007 IP