A decade ago, Google launched an ad program named as Google AdSense to help and support online publishers earn money by placing relevant ads on their websites. Today, the service acts as huge revenue generator for the company Fast-forward 10 years, I have noticed, AdSense has influenced lives of many a bloggers and website owners. It has become a core part of Google’s advertising business. More importantly, the AdSense community that started with a small team from a cramped conference room has now grown to include more than 2 million publishers.
AdSense turns 10
Last year alone, publishers earned more than $7 billion from AdSense. Having said that, tomorrow is the day when AdSense will celebrate its 10th anniversary. To celebrate the occasion, Susan Wojcicki, SVP of Advertising and Commerce, will host a live Google Hangout at 10:00 AM PDT tomorrow.
AdSense is 10
Wojcicki, who lead the launch of AdSense will not be alone. She will be joined by three more AdSense publishers who will give a glimpse of the evolution of the program
“It’s especially inspiring to hear the stories of partners who have been with us since the very beginning—like a retiree in New Zealand who was able to pursue her dream of writing about her garden, a tech support expert in Colorado who can spend more time with his kids, and a theme park reviewer who now sends employees around the world to test and review rides—all thanks to money earned from AdSense”, stated Google’s official blog for news.
On a side-note, when you will log into Google AdSense, you will notice something new and unusual or unique. At the bottom right a number 10 will be visible to you. Of course, it marks the 10th anniversary of AdSense program but that’s not all! When you will hover your mouse cursor over the number 10, a game of pong will start-up. check it out!
If it weren’t for online advertising, the Internet as we know it today, might not have developed the way it did. It is thanks to online advertising networks like Google AdSense, that webmasters, site-owners and bloggers are able to generate & share content, pay their web bills, earn a decent income – and offer content free.