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Who is paying for "Related Links"?

I've clicked on an ad? on my site!

     
4:48 am on Dec 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I'm a Beta tester for "Related Links" and I have just watched a cracking YouTube Rolling Stones video.

It's a "Related" link, presumably random, under "Video".

Straight through to YouTube and "Sympathy for the devil">

Great:-))

Who's paid, me? An advertiser?

Am I about to be banned for seeing what the hell it is I'm serving?

I was tempted by the devil:-))...Don't even start!

Are G seeing how many people are prepared to click thru and then consider possibly how many may pay to see such stuff?

Again I ask, since G does not say: AM I GETTING PAID FOR THIS?

And...wouldn't you be tempted? BTW, don't be so hypocritical when answering:-))

ann

11:49 am on Dec 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Opti,

from what I read about it awhile back NOBODY is getting paid for it unless you are a humongus site and have a special arrangement with Google.

Didn't seem fair to me.

Ann

Apparently they are out of Beta.

Try this url: [google.com...]

12:16 pm on Dec 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I was tempted by the devil

Opti Opti Opti, that excuse won't fly for a long time now (as old as Eve)
If I were you and got banned I would remove all Google ads from my pages immediately and start an Anti video ads cult ;-)

Don't worry Opti, you're ok.

12:19 pm on Dec 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

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No, you are not getting paid.

It's not actually part of AdSense per se.

4:50 pm on Dec 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

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thanks for the info... it looks like it'll take traffic away from your site(?), and i can't see a reason to add content links that you can't monitize.

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5:09 pm on Dec 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Google's stated reason: combatting ad blindness. People see interesting related links in a particular spot on a page, then might be more likely to click on an adlink or ad unit.

But I am not sure I buy that.

5:37 pm on Dec 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Google's stated reason: combatting ad blindness. People see interesting related links in a particular spot on a page, then might be more likely to click on an adlink or ad unit.

But I am not sure I buy that.

The real reason is probably to increase free traffic to their own sites.

 

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