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1/ how long before they simply create and intellitext like link to your content and hey presto why pay publishers to post some java code on their site? Goodbye adsense
2/ What are amazons competition doing about this?
3/ Is this new toolbar adware? - of course as we all love google that is a heinous suggestion.
As a publisher, I want to know immediately when someone has created a piece of code that blocks the autolink feature from working on a webpage, as I'll be implementing it on each and every page that has addresses or other "autolink" content on them.
I'd be surprised to find a single publisher who'd want to have their visitors leave via an "autolink".
and if user decides to click that button it means he's not satisfied with the links you provide ... i.e. he's not goining to click any of your links of adverts anyway
i assume some 0.1% of google users have toolbar installedI think it would surprise us all how many people do have this. How many non techie [people are out there and have installed it by mistake, have installed it as part of the package (you know, would you like to install the G toolbar as well-hey I've heard of them-seems like a good idea etc etc).
Also I would suggest that the technology to convert this into "intellitext like" links taking away the need (i.e. the revenue splitting) with a publsiher isn't that different.
The net while quite developped is still in its infancy, and all this caching and now suggestions of links on text that are not part of the site.
Wonder whether G would use the service to link to yahoo searches on its own searches!
I remember sometime back a site created software where you could post post-its on any site, which created an outcry.
This is one thing I doubt the publishers would put up with and as someone has already commented most would use code to disable it at once.
Google wouldn't have the b*lls to implement autolink at this stage. Anyone remember the fuss about Microsoft's smart tags in the pre-XP days?
Yep. And there was a meta tag to disable it on a per-page basis as well. I imagine that sort of mechanism would have to exist for this as well, and the documentation will surface presently.
pretty benign to me, at least from the Google description.Perhaps at the moment but what do you think their next move is? Why stop at street maps or books? My logic would suggest ,link a street map now, Wait a minute why are we giving x% to a publisher to get surfers to click on a european hotels advert. I know we could set up an auto link if that word appears on a page as well. Wait a minute why .....
Which should hopefully also answer the what impact does this have on adsense question
Why stop at street maps or books? My logic would suggest ,link a street map now, Wait a minute why are we giving x% to a publisher to get surfers to click on a european hotels advert. I know we could set up an auto link if that word appears on a page as well. Wait a minute why .....
Why? Because they'd have too much to lose. Period.
If you really want something to worry about, think about the crash that's going to happen when Google, Microsoft, and the Department of Homeland Security all try to download the contents of your hard drive at the same time. :-)
Nothing is ever impossible, of course, but I don't think we need to worry about Google trying to cut out publishers at this point. They need publishers to reach parts the SERPs can't scratch. What was it a Google rep (?) recently said - Search is less than 5% of how people reach data?
It is amazing how many of you look at the "doom" as coming to Google Adsense:
I have been reading how Google will be shortly making some very interesting changes to help increase the publishers earnings.
Please be greatful & just KNOW, Google will be thriving for years to come.