I read the open letter that a so called ex-Google Employee divulged to the public accusing Google of banning hundreds of web publishers from its AdSense advertising system.
Some say it could be a disgruntled publisher that got banned. However, after reading the article, there were some points that I had to agree.
I won’t deny I got banned at first by clicking on the ads myself. However, my wife opened up one of her own and there was even no self-clicking that happened. This thing they call click-bombing wherein someone else, perhaps a competitor or just someone who wants to ruin the publisher for no reason at all starts clicking the ads on websites.
Naturally, AdSense will see it as an illegal move, hence the ban. That was what happened to my wife’s account and it seems that until this day, Google still has not done anything to solve this kind of problem.
Oh, and do not waste your time trying to email to appeal because they never reply back which holds true based on the expose that was shown to the public.
The accusations could be possible. But of course the accused will always deny. There are many AdSense publishers who are angry because of this expose. They just hope it ain’t true.
Have you read it? If not, read it here and let me know what you think.
Almost all services online have rushed to make their own app version so mobile users can also gain access to such services. Businesses see the number of mobile users increase year after year, hence the potential to be able to use their services through an easy and common medium is through the use of apps in mobile devices.
OLX is no exception. It is the #1 classified app in India and enables users to find, buy and sell online products catered to locations in India.
The app is pretty easy to use. I think it is even easier than when setting up something to sell using your desktop PC. Click on the picture of the product you wish to sell from the app, include a brief summary of its features, set the price, provide your contact information and that’s it!. Easy as 1-2-3.
It also takes advantage of the power of social media by enabling you to share your ads and post them in your social networking accounts.
OLX has one nifty feature that I find useful. Using the app, it is not necessary to share the location coordinates, but you can update the ad’s location for it to be easier to look for products or services depending on their location through the map’s integration within the app.
Just imagine if you are an existing OLX customer, you will never be more than just a couple of clicks or text messages away from your next purchase. You can get prices, shop, answer to questions and even post an ad with the convenience of a mobile phone.
Get OLX App for mobile, both available for iOS and Android, Windows Phone and Blackberry powered devices.
It did not take long for them to officially go this path. The ads I mean. While there are already some ads sprawled on the side of one’s Facebook page, everybody knew that it was only a matter of time when Facebook will start splash ads in almost every space available in the page.
Sponsored stories as they call it reportedly will begin appearing in the feed in the top right corner of home pages. Once the page will be full of worthless ads, I may have to stopped using it.
Placing it in an area that constantly streams Internet bandwidth is of no use to me. That live feed section is already annoying to me. Adding ads to it makes it even more of a nuisance.
Well, they are a corporation. Apart from selling user info to investors (don’t give me that crap that they do not sell those to 3rd party poopers), these ads will enable them to get more profits and solidify to non-techie minded people that Facebook survives because of ads when all the time majority of the reasons investors put their cash on them is to get access to user details.