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I don't like this kind of philosophy. Google are making money FROM your website, they just happen to be sharing a large portion of it with you. But remember this, without our content, they wouldn't be making a dime on AdSense.
That's not to say we shouldn't be happy - I am... but I don't feel like I owe them anything. They provide me with some checks in exchange for advertising space (which I bet converts very well because my site sells items and it in itself converts well.) But it's good business, not a free favor.
That said, I'd share a glass of champaign with them any time! :)
Thank you Google for the wonderful present, but surely it is I who should be sending you a present.
Best wishes and happy holidays to all at Google and WW,
I'm pleased as punch to get it! Wish there was a phone number I could call to thank someone personally for it. Awesome, brilliant little gift.
The mood light is cute but better than that is the 30" Apple Cinema Display I'm currently working on... which was the real Christmas present Google bought me. ;)
I do have an Adsense account that has done better and better every month as I read and learn here and elsewhere. My Adsense code is on about 5 sites that I own, with 3 of them responsible for the bulk of the earnings.
Anyway--in my excitement over the GoogleGift, I went to the Amazon homepage and did a chunky 'one-click' contribution to the Red Cross in honor of Google.
Thanks Google for the gift and the recognition.
(From Down in Dixie)