Google RSS Ads - Come & Look

May 23, 2005 • 7:20 pm | comments (7) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google AdSense

No touching, but you can look. Loren Baker from Search Engine Journal was actually able to see my Google RSS Ads after I was approved. He only saw it once or twice but was able to take a screen capture of it for me. I check my feeds very often in both Bloglines, My Yahoo! and Safari RSS and have never seen them. But Loren has proof, which he emailed me. This is the first posting of a picture of a Google RSS AdSense Ad to-date, I believe.


Now if they worked 100% of the time. Just kidding, I am beta testing it for them, so its cool for it not to work. Forum discussion at Search Engine Watch Forums.

Update: Wow, I actually now see Google AdSense RSS ads in my Safari reader.

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Michael Nguyen

05/24/2005 12:30 am

Working good in my bloglines reader.

Mike Lambert

05/24/2005 12:58 am

Works just fine for me too. But why are you using both ads *and* excerpted feeds? I can understand excerpts to drive visits to your site where you have advertsing, but if you're advertising in your RSS feed, then I'd expect to at least be able to get full content feeds. Thanks.

Barry Schwartz

05/24/2005 01:08 am

Yea, its working globally now. Full RSS feed is at /index-full.rdf Mike, you are right, full RSS feed at index-full.rdf I am just testing the RSS ads now for Google, so nothing is permanent here.

Kate Bolin

05/24/2005 10:24 am

I'm definitely getting them in Sage. However, Sage shrinks them to match the height/width of the window it creates, so they're not exactly readable. But they're there.

Loren Baker

05/24/2005 01:26 pm

Seeing lots of them today. Of course, not many are relevant to your actually content Barry.

Derek Andrews

05/25/2005 12:45 am

I am seeing them in Bloglines, and must say I find them rather overwhelming, perhaps annoyingly so.

Barry Schwartz

05/25/2005 02:26 am

I am going to turn the main feed into a full description feed. So its not overwhelming, ok?

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