Home | Contact | Advertising
Small Business, Information, Resources, Articles - SmartBiz.com
Members Login:
Sign Up Forgot?
SALES & MARKETING
Marketing Online
Email Marketing
Search Marketing
Selling
PR
ONLINE BUSINESS
E-Commerce
Website Creation
Productivity
Accounting
CRM
Web-based Software/SaaS
BUSINESS STRATEGIES
Case Studies
Smart Answers
Videos
Podcasts
Smart Blog
Human Resources
Management
BITS & BYTES
PCs & Online Equipment
Mobile Computing
Security/Business Continuity
Telecom/Office Networks
Small Business Products
FORUMS & RESOURCES
Free White Papers
Tools and Calculators
SmartBiz Forum
Legal & Business Forms
News Feeds
Featured Webcasts & Videos
Franchise Offers


 
SMALL BUSINESS AND STARTUPS INTERNET TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES
Search SmartBiz:
Forms and
Downloads
Free
White Papers
Special
Offers
SmartBiz
Blog
Free Email
Newsletters
Marketing Online
Google Giveth, Google Taketh Away -- Or, Poof, There Goes Your AdSense Revenue
Email ArticleEmail Article
Print ArticlePrint Article
Increase Text SizeIncrease Text Size
Decrease Text SizeDecrease Text Size
Del.icio.us
Digg This
Bookmark and Share

By Rich Karpinski

Google AdSense has served as the fuel that drives many Web content sites. But rely too much on one vendor for your revenues and you could find yourself in trouble.

That's the lesson one Israeli company, IncrediMail, learned when Google "disabled" its AdSense account, resulting in an overnight 40% drop in the public company's stock price. Read more about it on TechCrunch.

It's not clear what happened, but speculation includes charges of spyware-bombing and potential violations of the AdSense terms of service.

Lesson learned for small businesses: Google AdSense might be easy, but many different vehicles now exist -- from CPM banners to CPC text ads to affiliate network links and more -- to monetize your smartbiz Web site.

Google sure seems stingy of late. Blog reports recently proliferated that the company had drastically cuts the fees it pays affiliates for encouraging others to sign-up for AdSense and even totally eliminated the program for sites outside of the U.S., Canada and Japan, leading ProBlogger.net to write a breaking up with Google.

.

Add a Comment View Comments
Small Business Home

SmartBiz Shop
Promotional Items with Your logo
 
     
 
Smart Services
Spacer
Spacer
Spacer
Spacer
Add Your Logo Now
Spacer
Get Your Business Online
Build a Website Host Your Website Market Your Business Online
Business Form Downloads
Legal Forms Business Forms
Smart Forums
Recent Postings
Stimulus or "Pork"ulus?
Blog: How Do You Know What Insurance Is Right for Your Business?
If Layoffs Are Necessary, Protect Your Business
Blog - Do You Have Email and Internet Usage Policies in Place?
MORE
Home | Contact | Advertising
© 2017-2019 SmartBiz. All rights reserved. Privacy Statement and Terms of Service
Small Business Home | Business Tools | Online Business | Bits & Bytes | Sales & Marketing | Business Strategies | Forums & Resources
Email Marketing & HTML Email Driven By: Hosted By:   Design By:
Email Marketing
 
XML LogoRSS Logo
Receive our stories via SmartBiz XML/RSS feeds.
Include our stories on your website through SmartBiz javascript content feeds.