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Facebook launches mobile ad network trials

How Facebook will make the type of money it needs to make to satisfy Wall Street is yet to be determined, but one thing is certain: if Facebook is going to make the type of money it needs to make to satisfy Wall Street, mobile will have to be a big part of it.

Facebook’s mobile usage has skyrocketed in the past year, and the common wisdom is that Facebook will have to find a way to monetize its users on mobile. But capitalizing on the mobile opportunity may not fully require Facebook to monetize them directly.

Google may penalize ads, but what about its ads?

Google’s efforts to improve its SERPs are no secret. From Panda to Freshness, Google’s strategy can be summed up briefly: filter out the junk, promote quality and relevance.

When it comes to the former, Google may be considering an interesting approach: penalize pages that it believes have too many ads.

Google reveals the AdSense revenue share

AdSense is one of the widely-used monetization tools amongst digital publishers, especially those of the smaller variety. Yet publishers have no idea what portion of the advertising revenue their sites generate is being shared with them by Google. Until now.

Yesterday, in a move that has been discussed and anticipated for some time, Google has finally shared the AdSense revenue share with publishers.

Yahoo throws in another towel

Yahoo has been forced to throw in the towel quite a few times over the years. From search to music to travel, getting out of markets may arguably be the one thing Yahoo still does well.

And the list of markets Yahoo gets out of continues to grow. Yahoo’s latest shuttering: its AdSense-like ad network, Yahoo Publisher Network (YPN).

Is Google cutting publishers’ AdSense revshare?

Google AdSense pays out over $1bn in revenue every quarter of the year to publishers. For many of these publishers, especially smaller ones, AdSense is a primary source of revenue.

Yet there’s something interesting about AdSense: publishers don’t know the exact percentage they’re being paid by Google for ad revenue their sites generate.

What’s on your Google wishlist?

Google remains synonymous with search, but we all know that there’s so much more to it than that.

Most internet professionals use Google’s apps and services to help
power their businesses. It’s pretty much unheard of for a website owner
to be unfamiliar with Google Adwords, Gmail, Google Analytics, Google
Webmaster Tools, much less to avoid using any of these products.

The trouble is, as good as they are, there is always scope for
improvement
. So here are my five wishes for improvements to Google’s
existing product set. Admittedly they are not the most ambitious of
requests: they’re simply tweaks that I think Google can introduce
quickly, perhaps with the exception of the first one…

Google continues growing, slowly

All eyes were on Google yesterday afternoon when the search engine giant reported its earnings for the second quarter. Because of its position, Google has served as a sort of proxy for gauging the global recession’s effects on the internet economy.

Based on Google’s results, there’s good news and bad news. The good news: things could be far worse. The bad news: things could be far better.