Google and MTV Video

Google recently completed a trial of new video content in their Adsense program, and one of my sites: www.thetransformers.net was selected by Google to trial the ads. Flattered, and slightly intrigued I ran the ads as they requested, expecting some content relevant to my site to be filtered through.

Unfortunately I only received one video link, that never updated, for Sponge Bob???

Suffice to say it wasn’t a flying success, and the video seemed to slow the site down radically as it loaded.

However, last week I received a parcel from Google! Some branded tat perhaps, like the stuff they send to their top publishers? No, it was strangely a lava lamp. Not quite sure of the relevance of that one, but then the video ads themselves were a little wide of the mark for my content, so I’m not really surprised. Nice thought though, thanks Google!

News of the MTV / Google deal can be read on the BBC site here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/5254642.stm

Darren Jamieson, aka MrDaz, is the Technical Director and co-founder of Engage Web and has been working online in a career spanning two decades. His first website was built in 1998 and is still live today.

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