I saw it running on a couple of sites and wondered what it was. I then searched a bit and subscribed.
worth1000.com introduced them on their site, I checked them out, applied, got denied.
Started a new, better site, applied again, got accepted, earned cash.:)
There was a blurb on wired magazine, about a guy that was making few hundreds bucks a month. I gave it a try...
[google.com...] May 04
I didn't know adsense from artichokes until I started reading these forums. -Larry
I seem to remember a circular or an article from the Adsense team, maybe Google, promoting it or something similar prior to launch.
Checked it out, thought it was a good idea and went with it:-)
I definitely knew about it before seeing it on any sites...too many hours peering into my x-ray box has befuddled the grey cells.
Former employers. (They gave me the login to their account so I could put together some ad code, and when I saw the numbers red flashing lights and penetrating alarm sirens went off in my head. Suffice to say I now have my own acct.)
I was told from a clever man and I know he is somewhere around. I must say thank you to him.
Webmasterworld, March 2003.
Check out this thread for a moment in history:
I remember reading this thread before AdSense had been publicly relased - it was only available on a few of the advertising networks.
As you can see, none of us knew what it was. >;->
Webmaster World, June 2003