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Re: Google ads on debian.org

* Martin Michlmayr - Debian Project Leader <leader@debian.org> [2004-12-13 17:08]:
> Normally, I reply to advertising requests on debian.org with a polite
> "no".  However, given that google ads are widely considered different
> to normal ads, and might even enhance a web site, I thought I'd ask on
> -project to see what other people think.

Michael Banck pointed out on IRC that I should explain what google ads
actually are.  The basic idea behind google ads is that you don't
simply show random ads, but ads which fit in very well with the
contents of the page - therefore, the likehood that the ad is of
relevance to the view ofer the page is quite high.

More information can be found at https://www.google.com/adsense/

Let me quote one paragraph which summarizes it fairly well:

 | When your content changes, so do your ads.

 | Google AdSense technology goes beyond simple keyword or category
 | matching. We work hard to understand your content and deliver ads that
 | are precisely targeted to specific pages, automatically, no matter how
 | many thousands of pages your site may have, or how specialised or
 | broad your content. As your content changes, Google's ads change to
 | match.

Martin Michlmayr

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