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Damien Fate

I'm game for it.

Ciaran Laval

Well that's a good suggestion if it's feasible, sometimes Google have promotions for new advertisers.

If the ads appear Second Life related, I think we'll see less complaints about them.


As someone who has used AdSense for quite some time, I can tell you it doesn't work that way.

You're seeing 'impressions' based upon your previous browsing sessions-relevant *paid* advertising is delivered to you. T

They can't really hook into the creators ads for that-unless they are dropping some dollars to Google for it to happen.

Every ad you see via AdSense was paid for by the creator/owner. You only see that particular paid ad if its relevant to your browsing. The only control you have is whether or not adult ads are shown, that's it.

LaPiscean Liberty

Ok well, It's being done anyway :)

Adeon Writer

Man, there are a TON of residents who would love to rent that space. Why would LL give it to real-life ads first?

Hamlet Au

"The only control you have is whether or not adult ads are shown, that's it."

Actually, as a site owner running AdSense, you have much more control than that -- you can block specific advertisers for whatever reason. I do that with my own AdSense account, and I guarantee you Linden Lab is already doing that to block ads from IMVU and other competitors. And AdSense also has an "Ad Review Center" which allows the site owner to manually allow or block specific ads or advertisers. A Linden staffer could use that to allow SL-related ads, and block non SL-related ads.

Ciaran Laval

There's also ad placement where advertisers can target sites for placement of their adverts.

Gwyneth Llewelyn

300-400k *monthly* visits? Uh... my maths were all wrong, then. I estimated from Alexa that they would have half a million pageviews *per day*. It would be still pocket change by corporate standards, of course, but still...

Where did you get your stats from, Hamlet?

Oh, and btw, to anyone wishing to place ads on LL's website, there used to be a way to buy campaigns on Google AdSense specifically on a single site. Is that facility off? It's been over half a decade since I last tried that out, so I have no idea if it still works that way...

Shockwave Yareach

I'd love to see ads for SL stuff in the SL main page. Whether Ad sense is the way to do it, I'm not sure. Seems that when I go to the SL website, I always get ads for TI parts. So in the future my guess is Ad sense will begin throwing ads for SL stuff at me when I go to the TI webpage too.

Hamlet Au

"300-400k 'monthly' visits"

VisiTORS, Gwyn. The homepage and account creation funnel gets a lot more inbound from potential new users, but looking at the SL Marketplace and other user-centric sections of the site (where these AdSense ads are showing up), it looks like it's more in the 400K unique range.

Gwyneth Llewelyn

Ah, ok, I stand corrected, Hamlet :)

Still, ads from AdSense are "blind", in the sense that anyone views them, no matter how "involved" in SL they are. And it's pageviews that generate income, not visitors... That's why I was asking about the source for your numbers. Do you know anything better than Alexa to measure website traffic?

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