Google Related Links Are Not AdSense Ads

Mar 6, 2007 - 7:35 am 0 by
Filed Under Google AdSense

This is now the third time in less than a week where I spotted a thread where someone asked if Google has launched a new ad format. A DigitalPoint Forums thread asks if something like this:

If those are a new type of Google AdSense unit. The answer is no, they are not.

Google launched Google Related Links on April 4, 2006 at http://www.google.com/relatedlinks/ for anyone who wants to place more Google results on their page, to do so.

Clicking on those links will not earn me a penny, so go do it. Google wants you to put them on your site to promote Google and I believe blend what is a Google AdSense unit and what is a non-paid Google Related Link unit. The confusion seems to be working, which leads me to believe that Google needs to make this much clearer for publishers, advertisers and seachers.

Forum discussion at DigitalPoint Forums.

 

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