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m0thman

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Msg#: 3866474 posted 6:04 pm on Mar 9, 2009 (gmt 0)

An interesting looking feature, but why is it posted on the AdSense blog? Fair enough, interesting and engaging content for users. But they should have that already on your website.

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jmccormac

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Msg#: 3866474 posted 6:10 pm on Mar 9, 2009 (gmt 0)

So these people running the Adsense blog think that publishers want to waste valuable page real-estate with a non-performing widget? Maybe it is a nice little gimmick for bloggers but I doubt any mainstream publisher will even bother. There's no revenue.

Regards...jmcc

LifeinAsia

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Msg#: 3866474 posted 6:20 pm on Mar 9, 2009 (gmt 0)

I agree- if a widget is going to take visitors away from my site, it certainly better compensate me for them!

m0thman

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Msg#: 3866474 posted 6:24 pm on Mar 9, 2009 (gmt 0)

I tried to be tactful rather than just come out and say "What's in it for us?" Things are bad enough at the moment without sending visitors down some non-monetised route.

HuskyPup



 
Msg#: 3866474 posted 6:32 pm on Mar 9, 2009 (gmt 0)

Like I'm going to "Give" Google my one and only 728 x 90 Leaderboard for their news?

Hmmm...at least I would know I'm getting nothing rather than what I'm getting right now:-)

himalayaswater

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Msg#: 3866474 posted 6:45 pm on Mar 9, 2009 (gmt 0)

How about adding value to your readers by displaying related news?

LifeinAsia

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Msg#: 3866474 posted 6:58 pm on Mar 9, 2009 (gmt 0)

How about adding value to your readers by displaying related news?

Unfortunately, the limited added value of displaying news (that thousands of other sites using the exact same widget will be showing) is negated by having those same users click away from your site to read the full article.

netmeg

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Msg#: 3866474 posted 7:17 pm on Mar 9, 2009 (gmt 0)

Yet another kick in the teeth to the newspapers, too. (I say this because my mother has to give up her home delivery of the Detroit Free Press after receiving it for 60 years - they're cutting it down to two days a week this month)

BigDave

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Msg#: 3866474 posted 8:00 pm on Mar 9, 2009 (gmt 0)

I actually have two sites where I plan to add it as a service to my regular members. I don't really care if they leave my site, what I care about is that they keep coming back. The more useful the site, the more likely they are to come back.

asinah

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Msg#: 3866474 posted 1:28 am on Mar 10, 2009 (gmt 0)

Looks like a nice tool but I would never tollerate a channel like FoxNews on my site.

acac

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Msg#: 3866474 posted 5:48 am on Mar 10, 2009 (gmt 0)

It's in iframe generated by javascript like AdSense ads. I seriously doubt Google crawler will crawl this content.

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