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Let me in to your community about Google AdSense please :)! Thanks in advance :).
I need a suggestion about using of Google AdSense in desktop applications.
In example, I am developing of the program that uses Google Adsense Search form. People using this program make some search requests and their search will performed with Google and AdSense. For this I use the TWebBrowser Delphi component that is a simple wrapper of Internet Explorer.
Is it permitted or restricted? I asked Google support, but didn't get any answer :(.
Any suggestion is very appreciated.
Sorry for my poor English and thanks for any help.
Maybe there is another advertising service that would allow this, but I wouldn't try it without the express permission of the operators.
Nice idea though
Even then, I seriously doubt G will allow it, the risk of being labeled as spyware (and thus associating Adsense with illegal activities) is real IMO (Opera does constitute an exception, though).
The base for adsense marketing is TARGETED trafic.
G tells to advertisers they will only get targeted traffic, so every click paid is worth the expense.
If you think about it, your delphi component will encapsulate an IE thingy whose URL will be:
How can the Adsense bot read that page to serve targeted traffic?
So, if Google gives you paying ads, it will be doing a very bad service to its advertisers, selling untargeted traffic at the cost of targeted traffic.
If, on the other hand, your program opens a web-base page (http://www.some where.com) then the spider could see the page. In this case, anyway the risk is to be mis-detected as fraudulent traffic and have your account terminated.
why do u think so?
Google are currently beta-testing AdSense for RSS feeds, which essentially puts AdSense on the desktop anyway. You just need a feed-reader inside your app to display ads and maintain a feed that's topical to the type of search users will be making using your app.
If your app is a generic search tool it won't work of course, but then I can't see much value in a generic google search tool anyway.
user make search request and his search word will be put into Google AdSense search form
Doing anything that will generate the AdSense for search results that is not the result of the user actually physically typing the keyword(s) into the unaltered (ie. the code exactly as provided by AdSense) search box is also against the terms.