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Re: Google ads on debian.org

Martin Michlmayr - Debian Project Leader wrote:
> * 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.

Honestly, I cannot imagine a reason, why the Debian projects should
turn their web pages into commercial web pages by adding Google ads
to them.

Maybe the next offer ist to place ads to the head or footer of each
distributed mail on our list server?



Reading is a lost art nowadays.  -- Michael Weber

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