4 New AdSense Languages:
Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, and Swedish
The free Google site search now also pays. When people click on ads in your site leve search or web search from your site Google splits the revenue with you.
I am curious to see if this will cause an increase in fraud since many sites which are not in expensive categories may have friends (or enemies) perform expensive fraudulent searches from their sites. This is a rather bold move by Google.
New Ad Format:
The new half banner is a 234x60 horizontal banner, available for text ad units.
You can now create up to 50 active channels for each of AdSense and WebSearch, for a total of 100 channels across your site.
Google AdSense Preview Tool:
The AdSense preview tool is an exciting new tool that's loaded with features. Use it to preview the ads that would appear on any web page, from a number of geographic regions. Test out color combinations. Click through to advertiser sites without generating invalid clicks, and easily add their URLs to your URL filter list.
Neotonic Software is a San Francisco-based start-up which specializes in e-mail customer support. Google have also hired David Jeske, co-founder of Neotonic and the former director of engineering for eGroups (which now exists as Yahoo! Groups). source: SE Journal
Some Automated Bots are off the mark. When I linked into my page about Traffic Power & Cold Call SEO Google decided to reject the ad because I did not state my affiliate status? Clearly this was the action of an automated bot or a person who did not look at the page...I know that sometimes they do review pages because one time on my other site they sent me an email about a page for speaking of the AdSense ads which "were off to the side." Clearly though this is not an affiliate ad...
Campaign: 'Campaign #16,' Ad Group: 'Traffic Power'
Cold Call SEO is Bad
Were you recently cold called by
someone selling SEO services?
Action taken: Suspended - Pending Revision
Issue(s): Identify Affiliate Status
Google making a bigger splash into intranet search
With over 95% of their income comming from internet advertising some people are concerned that they will need to diversify their business model. Meet the new Google enterprise level search technology...
The new system is bigger, with more processing power and memory, allowing a single box to index up to 1.5 million documents and 300 queries per minute, fivefold increases over the earlier model, he said. The boxes cost between $32,000 and $175,000 each, depending on the configuration. ... In 2003, Google enterprise search accounted for $48 million, less than 5 percent of the company's sales, according to a securities filing. That's well behind longtime market player Verity, which racked up $121 million in sales last year. source: ZD Net.