surprise..google adsense on my wordpress.com blog with out my knowledge

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  • #23001

    linuxunix
    Member

    Hi all,

    Surprise !! surpriise for me. To day i saw google adsense ads running on my blog entries ( http://linuxunix.wordpress.com) without my knowl edge… is wordpress.com forcing ads now ?

    one of my post was listed in google with search string “mysql only hosting ” click and see on top of post google adsense is running ? strange !! as adsense not appering on normal blog … adsense is appearing on posts listed in google

    you can see screen shot at http://linuxadminsupport.com/wordpress.png
    Even i click on link “advertise on this site” and the output is like
    http://linuxadminsupport.com/adsense.png

    Anyone facing same type of issue ??

    Thanks for your time
    Linuxunix

    #23237

    alphonse
    Member

    http://wordpress.com/blog/2006/07/27/testing-ads/

    WordPress.com is trying out ads.

    #23240

    linuxunix
    Member

    so we can put our own google adsese code or wordpress only put their code only ?

    #23242

    cornell
    Member

    Currently they are testing contextual advertising.

    It may happen, it may not. If you have a couple of hours spare have a read of “adsense in my blog” thread running at the moment.

    Collin

    #23243

    giftedadults
    Member

    Ugh! I withdrew from squidoo.com as a lensmaster because of an identical Google ads placement. Now I have to worry about this happening here? Bottom of the sidbar or as a footer doesn’t bother me, but this does. Squidoo is apparently going to give lensmasters a choice of how and whether ads will appear. I hope WordPress has the sense to do the same. I’d much rather pay for my blogs than have them mucked up with ads.

    #23245

    cornell
    Member

    At the moment gifted, we just don’t know.

    The wp.com team are simply “testing” the advertising at the moment. They may offer it to bloggers, they may not.

    Even if they do I suspect it will be an opt in thing. There’s so much discussion in the other thread that (as I said above) if you have a good couple of hours then have a read.

    /me goes to look at Squidoo as I’ve never heard of it…

    Collin

    #23257

    timethief
    Member

    @linuxunix
    Say what? Am I receiving what you’re saying correctly? Did you say that google adsense ads have been placed on your blog without your prior knowledge and permission? NAH – that can’t be. That’s nuts.

    #23259

    wank
    Member

    When they said they’d be testing, I assumed they’d be putting ads on their own blogs. Or the blogs of people who’d been asking for ads. Seeing as how any other approach would be, as tt correctly points out, nuts, and frighten people unnecessarily. You may want everyone to keep up to date with the news blog, but the unfortunate truth is that they don’t.

    But then, the ToS does say they can change their advertising policy at any time, so they don’t actually need our prior knowledge and permission for anything.

    #23260

    timethief
    Member

    @wank – I’ll bet my blogs and yours will be next [she said with a wicked chuckle.] GOTTCHA! Take that you uppity women … lol :D … going to check …

    #23267

    drmike
    Member

    *chuckle* So what does Linux win for being the first one to point out the Adsense adverts? ;)

    #23268

    timethief
    Member

    Free unwanted ads for life, of course … lol

    #23288

    linuxunix
    Member

    @timethief @wank thanks for your updates…i think you should desrve moderator status …what you think drmike ??!!:)))

    #23291

    drmike
    Member

    Out of my hands. I don’t have access to user levels here.

    #23295

    timethief
    Member

    I’ve http://www.mootjes-creative.nl/fotoklein/pierot.jpg worked hard to create and maintain my role here.
    I have surrendered my hair with sadness but I will not surrender my cute little hat http://www.ciskesplace.be/les%20pierot/pierot_small.jpg.
    The Moderator’s hat belongs to drmike http://www.hatsinthebelfry.com/Merchant2/graphics/00000001/wizarddragon_375.jpg
    I’m just a clown.

    #23296

    sunsaturn
    Member

    Without upsetting users.. WordPress should use In-Text Advertising which is online product placement based on the contextual relevancy between an advertiser’s brand and online content. With In-Text Advertising, the advertiser’s brand is linked to a relevant keyword appearing in the online content which is matched to the advertiser’s ad.

    http://www.affiliatetier.com Once the page has loaded some words which are relevant to the keywords outlined in the web page will be underlined. This does not cause a huge lag in service, nor does it interupt your viewing pleasure

    #23298

    timethief
    Member

    @sunsaturn
    I would like to strongly recommend that you read all the many threads on adsense and advertising. I think you will find many of us are fully aware of all the ins and outs of “conceptualized” rationalized advertising and are not in the least desirous of allowing advertising of any kind on our blogs.
    Many believe that those who do want to benefit from the niggardly profits gained from advertising pay for their blogs, rather than getting them free of charge.
    Some are even prepared, if backed against a wall, to pay to keep their blogs ad-free.
    I’m also feeling that you may need to be reminded (but I could be wrong so please don’t be insulted if I am) that at this point in time you are not allowed to have any advertising on your blog here at wordpress.com.
    I’m sorry if you conclude that I sound terse but I have very strong feelings about this over-commercialized world we live in , as well as, the pollution of cyber space.
    Happy blogging.

    #23300

    i had a feeling that’s how they’d blend them in, ads only showing up when your referrer is google (or another search engine).

    something matt said about you and your regular readers not seeing the ads.

    #23304

    drmike
    Member

    With In-Text Advertising, the advertiser’s brand is linked to a relevant keyword appearing in the online content which is matched to the advertiser’s ad.

    HELL NO!

    My words are not to be linked to advertising copy. And what’s to say that I would rather see those words linked to something else? How about if I want to have them linking to something else. Say I try to make a post to someone else’s blog but the text includes one of those words that are now paid for? There goes my link.

    #23306

    timethief
    Member

    Text linked advertising is PARASITISM. I actually understood this jargon and that’s why I was so huffy. Kill the parasites! [she shrieked].

    #23311

    vivianpaige
    Member

    I’m with drmike on this. I HATE that text linked advertising. I stopped visiting a number of sites because of it. It’s garbage!

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