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Re: Google ads on debian.org

On Mon, Dec 13, 2004 at 05:27:15PM +0000, Martin Michlmayr - Debian Project Leader wrote:
> 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.

Don't fall for google mumbo-jumbo.  Thanks to the great Google AdSense,
you can find advertisements about 'ostricht plume hat' on a news about
RedHat. See <20041210151801.GZ30613@seventeen> in debian-curiosa.
Since it is randomized, you cannot even know what your own site advertise!

I wonder what would fit quite well with a flamewar about hot-babe.

The main beneficiaries of this wonderful technology is the Google
shareholders. The main victims are the poor souls that don't know how to
block them. I hope someday browsers will be configured by defaut to
block all ads.

I am very happy Debian does not follow the sad example of gentoo.org
which has literaly sold the main page.

Bill. <ballombe@debian.org>

Imagine a large red swirl here. 

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