| 3:37 pm on Jun 28, 2003 (gmt 0)|
Agh! That's a good question. I hope we can run them on forums as I believe I would get the best click ratio on the forums I run. :-/
| 3:56 pm on Jun 28, 2003 (gmt 0)|
"News groups" (or newsgroups) is a term with a very specific meaning. If Google had meant "forums," it almost certainly would have said "news groups, forums, message boards, bulletin boards, blogs, and other community pages" or words to that effect.
Still, if you want to ask, why not ask Google? Just click the "Contact us" link on the AdSense site, which will lead you to an e-mail form.
| 4:00 pm on Jun 28, 2003 (gmt 0)|
I have asked Google, but got a standard "thanks for your feedback" mail. I've repeated the question, though - and appreciate they must be very busy indeed!
| 6:12 pm on Jun 28, 2003 (gmt 0)|
|do they mean web pages like Google Groups which take Usenet and reformat it for the web |
I have a site with archived usenet postings running AdSense, but the site is limited to a very specific topic. This seems OK with Google. No idea about more active usenet feeds. A search for "google adsense" "usenet" doesn't show much else.
| 6:51 am on Jun 29, 2003 (gmt 0)|
News groups!= forums.
I run the ads on a forum with no problem.
| 4:05 pm on Jun 29, 2003 (gmt 0)|
Newsgroups are forums that use the Network News Transfer Protocol (NNTP):
| 6:27 pm on Jun 29, 2003 (gmt 0)|
In which case, I'll add them to our user forums. Thanks!
| 8:19 pm on Jul 2, 2003 (gmt 0)|
Confirmation from Google, who say that forum pages are okay.