John Battelle is blogging his experience with advertising on his weblog. He's started with Google AdSense (which I also use) but seems to have violated the First Rule of Google AdSense rather quickly.
There's some amusing (or sad, depending on your point of view) stuff in his post as well as some good comments from Cory Doctorow in the comments, like:
anything the scale of Google is way, way too big to be involved in editorial decision
I think John's response(s) to Google are quite appropriate. I'm curious to see how this evolves.
I remember being rejected by the AdSense program in the early days. I mentioned it to a few Google folks at Foo Camp 2003 who encouraged me to re-apply. Obviously that all worked out, but the initial blow off was rather puzzling.
I guess things haven't changed much.
Posted by jzawodn at September 07, 2004 06:08 PM