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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Google Blogger begins monetization

For years I am amazed at the generosity of Google Blogger in offering millions of bloggers this free blogging platform without asking for or expecting anything in return (other than the requirement to display the navbar which is never enforced). You can do many things with Blogger including putting not only Google Adsense ads in your free blog, you can even add competing ads like Yahoo Publisher Network. You can register your own domain and use it for your blog (custom domain) and Blogger will even host it free of charge for you.

Now I think Blogger has begun to experiment with displaying ads as what looks like the first step to monetizing Blogger. Today, after publishing a post, this was what I saw:

Blogger begins monetization

The display of ads seems random and I don't think that happens without fail. I have noticed this before but only chose to write about it today. I am glad Blogger is not forcing us to display their advertisements on our public blogs but choses to display their ads in password protected areas like our Dashboard which only we blog owners can see.


  1. At times it is the demonstration of some features like new gadgets, and ways to increase page loading speed.

    And, I don't mind it there.

  2. Anonymous1:19 AM

    I like the idea too rather than the ads being shown in our blog.

  3. Anonymous3:56 PM

    i liked very nice fun picture!

  4. Anonymous4:55 PM

    I like the idea as well to show ads in the password protected user area rather than on our actual blogs - after all, Google has to monetize blogger somehow.


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