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Google discontinues AdSense for Feeds

Google stops Adsense for RSS feeds

Google has sent notification emails for the AdSense publisher today ,stating that they are no longer supporting AdSense for Feeds. AdSense is a program from Google ,that helps the web site owners to make money(of course Google ! )by showing relevant ads for the content of the web site. AdSense falls into few categories like Image/Text Ad units,Ads on Custom Search and Ads for feeds . If a web site publisher, partnered with Google has enabled the AdSense for Feeds ,then the feeds will show advertisements and makes the publisher to earn a little income via user clicks . But ,I guess that due to the very low levels of ad conversion rates ,(users normally don’t pay much attention for ads within a RSS reader, mostly they are ad blinded ) ,Google has taken a decision to quit it .

Anyway ,It is a good news for the people who reads RSS feeds a lot ,no embarrassing ADs at all .

Bellow is the email sent by Google to the AdSense Publishers :

Hi,

We’re contacting you because you’ve enabled AdSense for feeds in your AdSense account. After carefully evaluating the product, we’ve decided to retire AdSense for feeds.

Starting December 3, 2012, we’ll discontinue serving ads via AdSense for feeds on RSS feeds and you’ll no longer see feed units in your My ads tab. To check if you’re currently generating any revenue from AdSense for feeds, visit your “Products” performance report and look for recent data for “AdSense for feeds”.

Please note that reporting on your feed ad units will remain available following the product retirement. FeedBurner URLs powered by Google will continue to function, but will no longer serve ads. As a result, it won’t be necessary to redirect your subscribers to different URLs or to take any other action in your account. For more details please visit the AdSense Help Center.

Rest assured, this upcoming change won’t affect the availability of other AdSense products that you’re currently using.

We appreciate your understanding and thank you for your patience as we continue to develop new features and offerings within AdSense.

Sincerely, The Google AdSense Team

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