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Google Ending AdSense Video Units
elsewhen




msg:3880313
 7:12 pm on Mar 27, 2009 (gmt 0)

[adsense.blogspot.com...]

this isnt the video-ads thing, this is embedding youtube videos and taking a percentage of ad revenues from the youtube videos.

program will end at end of april.

 

alika




msg:3880349
 8:01 pm on Mar 27, 2009 (gmt 0)

About time. Too hard to make any money from it that we had to remove it from our site.

AdSenseAdvisor




msg:3880359
 8:08 pm on Mar 27, 2009 (gmt 0)

Thanks for pointing this out, elsewhen. If anyone has questions, I'm here to answer them.

ASA

eeek




msg:3880538
 2:38 am on Mar 28, 2009 (gmt 0)

Sure glad I didn't buy into that one. Removing the referral ads has been bad enough.

Scurramunga




msg:3880604
 7:28 am on Mar 28, 2009 (gmt 0)

Why an I not surprised?
The only program within Adsense that I have found to be profitable is the good old text adblock.

jetteroheller




msg:3880636
 11:19 am on Mar 28, 2009 (gmt 0)

They write there something about YouTube

I find YouTube limits to much communication.

When somebody has questions about one of my videos,
I would like to show him background information with photos from my web site.

But YouTube makes it impossible to post an answer with a link, this makes it unuseable.

JS_Harris




msg:3880643
 11:52 am on Mar 28, 2009 (gmt 0)

I had no use for the video units which was essentially just a random video player. Perhaps if I could have controlled what it displayed I'd have worked with it.

Good call ASA.

jetteroheller




msg:3880647
 11:59 am on Mar 28, 2009 (gmt 0)

The only program within Adsense that I have found to be profitable is the good old text adblock

AdLink was the last really money making invention in the system.

Lame_Wolf




msg:3880659
 12:38 pm on Mar 28, 2009 (gmt 0)

I wish they would stop with the gimmicks like youtube videos etc. and instead concentrate on making a decent algo, so we have related adverts.

zett




msg:3880662
 12:59 pm on Mar 28, 2009 (gmt 0)

One. Trick. Pony.

maximillianos




msg:3880670
 1:16 pm on Mar 28, 2009 (gmt 0)

We gave them a try. Zero earnings over a few days. Figured it was broke. Nope, just doesn't pay out much.

CWebguy




msg:3880758
 4:53 pm on Mar 28, 2009 (gmt 0)

Could be cause no one was using it.

BillyS




msg:3880805
 6:20 pm on Mar 28, 2009 (gmt 0)

Good move.

jetteroheller




msg:3880809
 6:28 pm on Mar 28, 2009 (gmt 0)

I wish they would stop with the gimmicks like youtube videos etc. and instead concentrate on making a decent algo, so we have related adverts.

Most important would be education for small business owners.

When many small bussiness owners would know more about the power of AdWords, they would shift their advertising budget away from local newspapers to AdWords.

Imagine world wide 50 million small business owners would move 500 EUR per year advertiding budget to AdSense ... 25 billion

Lame_Wolf




msg:3880942
 12:10 am on Mar 29, 2009 (gmt 0)

Very true, Jerreroheller. Good point.

blend27




msg:3880982
 3:19 am on Mar 29, 2009 (gmt 0)

-- Imagine world wide... --

Don't get the started, otherwise we are in for Ads on Snaple Caps.

Scurramunga




msg:3881061
 10:24 am on Mar 29, 2009 (gmt 0)

AdLink was the last really money making invention in the system.

I know many publishers would agree with you. But alas, they did not work well for me.

Scurramunga




msg:3881062
 10:26 am on Mar 29, 2009 (gmt 0)

I wish they would stop with the gimmicks like youtube videos etc. and instead concentrate on making a decent algo, so we have related adverts.

Ditto. Perhaps they could also work on some effective publisher tools.

alephh




msg:3881112
 12:47 pm on Mar 29, 2009 (gmt 0)

Unfortunately there seems to be two more newcomers (some sort of rich media ads or almost kind pop-up ads expanding over everything) for each bad experiment removed :-/

newborn




msg:3881135
 2:10 pm on Mar 29, 2009 (gmt 0)

NO!

I was seeing some relative success with this as it engaged my visitors more allowing them to remain on the page. Also
ASA.. the epc with video ads were much higher than with regular ads.

Is there any way to allow those who have video ads up and running the ability to keep them. They add to the aesthetics of my websites.

Please ASA look into allowing the few publishers that want it to keep it. First the referrals went now this...

Arrrrgh

mt1955




msg:3881372
 11:16 pm on Mar 29, 2009 (gmt 0)

Agreed, newborn. They were working very well for me too, as were the referrals ... back to the drawing board.

nealrodriguez




msg:3881678
 2:34 pm on Mar 30, 2009 (gmt 0)

yeah, that option where you chose which youtube partners to post on your site was completely off anchor. the more targeted your approach on any ad posts the better.

ember




msg:3881764
 4:38 pm on Mar 30, 2009 (gmt 0)

Could never get videos to match our content, so it never worked. Glad to see it go.

ronin




msg:3882023
 10:31 pm on Mar 30, 2009 (gmt 0)

A shame to see this disappear.

Perhaps Adsense Video Units will be revived when the economy sorts itself out?

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