Google's Gmail Does Show Thematic Ads At Top

Feb 21, 2007 - 7:20 am 0 by
Filed Under Google Ads

A Search Engine Watch Forums thread asks how true is it that Gmail shows ads based on the content of the email.

Well, it is very true. That is their goal and that was the big stink when they launched. Google was reading your emails and placing ads based on the email text. What a privacy violation! Well, that big controversy died down, didn't it.

In any event, the ads Google shows on the right side and top tend to be relevant to the context of your email.

Some examples for you:

An email with the term "PageRank" in it shows an ad at the top for Google Sitemaps.

Gmail Ads

An email with the term "reciprocal link exchange" shows an ad for "Automated Link Exchange."

Gmail Ads

In fact, some emails that contain "link exchange," "text links," and so on have adds leading to Google's Webmaster Guidelines.

Nothing new, just not discussed much.

Forum discussion at Search Engine Watch Forums.

 

Popular Categories

The Pulse of the search community

Follow

Search Video Recaps

 
Google Spam Update, Volatility & Indexing Bug, AI Overviews, Google Maps Exploit, Ads, Applebot - YouTube
Video Details More Videos Subscribe to Videos

Most Recent Articles

Search Forum Recap

Daily Search Forum Recap: June 24, 2024

Jun 24, 2024 - 10:00 am
Google Ads

Google Ads To Bring Automatically Created Assets To Ad Level?

Jun 24, 2024 - 7:51 am
Google

Google Perspectives Can Show Instagram Posts

Jun 24, 2024 - 7:41 am
Google Search Engine Optimization

Google Structured Data Carousel Guidance On How To Markup Multiple Items On Category Pages

Jun 24, 2024 - 7:31 am
Google Maps

Google Using AI Overviews On Business Profiles Local Listings

Jun 24, 2024 - 7:21 am
Google Search Engine Optimization

Google: When You Should Fix Pages 404 Status Codes

Jun 24, 2024 - 7:11 am
Previous Story: Version 3 Of The Search Engine Roundtable