There has been a wide speculation on the amount of revenue paid to Google AdSense publishers for a long time now. Many people have said that Google pays 50% or lesser revenue to publishers, however, that myth has now been busted with an official announcement by the Google AdSense team about the revenue sharing between Google and publishers.
According to Google, AdSense for content users get a revenue share of 68% across the world and AdSense for search users gets a 51% revenue share. The AdSense for content share is pretty much on par with other advertising platform and in some cases even higher.
Google AdSense is one of the biggest revenue earner for Google and this transparency will definitely give publishers a chance to better choose an advertising platform for their website. Considering that you now know how much revenue share Google is sharing with you, would you make a decision to stick with AdSense or would you try out a better alternative which offers higher payouts?
Google has declined to offer revenue sharing details about AdSense for mobile applications, AdSense for feeds, and AdSense for games.
Until today, no one had even a wild guess on how much revenue the Adsense team shares with it’s publishers. Today the Adsense team announced the exact percentage of revenue shared among Adsense publishers.
Among the most popular Adsense products are Adsense for content and Adsense for search. Adsense for content publishers earn 68% of the revenue made on their websites. This means, the Adsense team pays you 68% of the total money that they collect from the respective Adwords advertisers whose advertisements appear in your websites.
The revenue shared with Adsense for search is however on a lower number. Adsense pays you 51 % of the total revenue earned from the search ads that appear in your websites. The Google Adsense program started way back in 2003 and the revenue share has been the same from the start.
Google has not revealed how much revenue it shares for other Adsense products. This include Adsense for feeds, Adsense for domains, Adsense for mobile content etc. Google says that the revenue they keep is used to compensate for Google’s costs for continued investment of the Adsense program, for further development and for building features and products that improve the overall “Money making” experience.
I think Adsense is the only network which has shared this kind of information. Do you think 68% is okay or should Google share more revenue with Adsense publishers? Share your thoughts in the comments section.
A few days ago, Google featured a new Doodle on their search page to celebrate the 30 year birthday of Pacman. Unlike other Google Doodles, this one was actually a real game that you could play right on the search page.
Lots of people enjoyed playing the game and lots more people were annoyed at the game sounds that played when the page loaded. Those who enjoyed playing the game might have been disappointed to see that it is now gone from the Google search page.
Earlier today, I saw a post by Shankar Ganesh which told me how I could download a copy of the Google Pacman page. I wasn’t satisfied with a downloaded copy and I decided to look around for the original page and after a few minutes, I found it.
The new permanent home for Google’s Pacman is:
Now there’s no need to download a copy of it. All you have to do is bookmark the page. You can even set this page as your default search engine if you really enjoy it.
If you still want to download a copy of this game, just go to the link above and use the Save Asmenu in your web browser to save a copy of the page.
Here are three tips for playing the game:
- It can now be muted by clicking the sound icon on the left corner of the game board.
- You can play a two player game by clicking the Insert Coinbutton under the search box.
- You can easily resize the game by holding down a CTRL key and scrolling your mouse wheel.
Many people think that this is the best Google Doodle ever made. What do you think?
Android 2.2 Froyo had been officially made available for the Nexus One along with an option where users could download and install the manual update on the Nexus One. However, if you are not that tech savvy you can easily root Android 2.2 Froyo on the Nexus One using a tool called Quick Rooter.
According to an XDA forum member, Quick Rooter does not install a full ROM, however, it should be used to flash an existing installation.
Just a quickie to enable root access on the new FroYo OTA.. This is *not* a full ROM, but meant to be flashed over an existing stock installation. This is just something I threw together for myself until Google releases the source to AOSP and CM6 can get underway.
If you are eager to root your Nexus One and get Android 2.2 Froyo on your device, visit this page on the XDA forum to find the necessary downloads to flash your device.
Watch the Lost Season 6 Final Show Finale Online. Lost Final Season 6 is about to end and you can watch the season finale of the show online.
If you haven’t heard about the series "Lost" yet, you might probably be lost in an island yourself. However, the Lost Season 6 which is also the final season of the American drama television series will be aired on Sunday 23rd May, 2010 on ABC.
The season Finale for Lost will air on 23rd May and will be 2 and a half hours long and is bound to attract a record number of viewers. The story of lost is based on a fictional airplane crash in 2004 on a mysterious island with survivors must deal with a nuclear bomb.
The series has become very popular not only in the US, but also all over the world. The season finale would definitely be viewed by millions of users, who will also be heartbroken that at the end of the show there will be no more "Lost" anymore.
If you are a "Lost" fan and are waiting to watch the season finale, you can do so by visiting the official site at http://abc.go.com/shows/lost. If you are in the United States or Canada, you can also watch the season finale of Lost at Hulu by visiting http://www.hulu.com/lost.
Please note, the finale episode of Lost 6 will only be available for viewing after May 23rd 2010.
[Windows Only] The folks at NewFreeScreensavers posted a letter to me the other day. They’ve released a few new screensavers that I thought you might like to see. Here’s what the letter said:
Today Newfreescreensavers.com offer you ten more new free screensavers. Now there are more Nature free screensavers (waterfalls, sky, clouds) on our website. Some waterfall free screensavers are designed for HD monitors and from my point of view look fabulous. All new nature free screensavers will create a relaxing atmosphere and will decorate your monitor when it is idle. For those who prefer life in a city Newfreescreensavers.com has released a screensaver called Night. Download Night screensaver and enjoy the lights of a night city life.
Unlike the screensavers at a few other free sites, I’ve always found these to be completely free from ads and other junk that you don’t want. Below are screenshots of my favorite two screensavers from this latest batch.
NFS Clouds This one has a rapidly changing scene with clouds and sunlight rolling across a pastoral setting.
NFS Sky This one makes you feel like you are riding on the nose of a jet as the clouds fly by you.
Here is a screenshot of the web page showing some of the most recent screensavers available.
Use this link to see the latest screensavers.
Techie Buzz Verdict:
Although the screensavers at this site may be simple, they are almost always beautiful and unique. You won’t have any trouble installing or using them.
Techie Buzz Rating: 4/5 (Excellent)
A few days ago we told you how the Android 2.2 Froyo update will be available for Nexus One shortly, and earlier today we confirmed that few Nexus One users have already started to receive the Android 2.2 Froyo update.
If you are a N1 user and haven’t yet received an update to Android 2.2, you can do it manually by downloading the latest firmware and uploading it to your phone.
Here are the steps to upgrade your Nexus One to Android 2.2 Froyo, courtesy of Phandriod.com.
- Download the Android 2.2 firmware for the Nexus One here is the link to download
- Rename the file update.zip and copy it to your microSD card via USB. [Note: make sure the file is named update.zip and not update.zip.zip.]
- Power down your Nexus One
- Hold down the Volume Downbutton as you power the phone back on.
- A screen should appear showing your phone’s system searching for various files. Scroll down to recoveryand press the Powerbutton.
- When you see the triangle with an exclamation point symbol, press the Powerand Volume Upbuttons at the same time.
- From the menu that appears, select Apply sdcard:update.zip.
- When the screen displays Install from sdcard completeselect reboot system nowand wait for the phone to power back up.
The latest update to Android 2.2 on the Nexus One should speedup your device by up-to 5 times, along with giving you options to tether you internet and more. So if you have been waiting for this update go ahead and follow the instructions listed above.
According to DigiTimes, HP will release a tablet device by the end of October. However, it has not been confirmed whether the tablet will running the WebOS or Windows 7. The Vice-President of HP Taiwan, Mr. Monty Wong said that HP would announce tablet and mobile based devices after HP completes the acquisition of Palm by the end of July. He also said that the company would not launch Net books running on the WebOS. According to him, net books are similar to PCs in their usage and functionality.
Mr Wong also said that the HP Slate featuring the WebOS and/or Windows 7 would hit the retail market sometime in October. Along with the launch of the HP Slate, users will also be offered access to a huge catalogue of applications. DigiTimes does not mention whether Mr Wong was talking about a WebOS based tablet or a Windows 7 based tablet. It is rumoured that HP is working on a webOS based tablet device dubbed Hurricane. The device is expected to hit the retail market in the third quarter of this year.
It is very well a possibility that Mr Wong was talking about the HP Hurricane only. We need to wait until the end of July or for some HP Slate news to leak to get a confirmation on this one!
It looks like the Nokia N8 will hit the retail market sooner than expected. The Nokia N8 is now up for pre-order at the Amazon Germany site. The Nokia N8 is expected to cost around 370 Euros, but users can pre-order it for 469.50 Euros from Amazon.de right now. It is up to the users to decide whether the 100 Euros premium for this Symbian handset, is worth it or not. As of now, only the black colour of the handset is up for pre-order.
The Nokia N8 is the first Symbian^3 powered device from Nokia. According to the specifications of the device and how things stand right now, it looks like the Nokia N8 is going to be the most powerful camera phone ever to hit the mobile market. The N8 has a 12 Megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, and it can record HD videos. The device also features a first-of-its-kind HDMI out port on a mobile phone. The Nokia N8 also boasts of a staggering battery life, and a 3.5 inch Capacitive display with nHD resolution.
It was expected that the Nokia N8 will be launched in the month of September/October, but now it looks like the device will be launched by the end of August.
A new version of GCalctool, the default calculator application used in Ubuntu has been released. The new version (5.31.1) has some changes, most notably its speed. It is now faster than Chromium. (Yes the browser. If you do not get it, I suggest you read Jogre Castro’s blog post.)
Here is a list of the changes with GCalctool 5.31.1 :
- New color scheme, as you have already seen from the picture above.
- It starts really fast.
- Keyboard input and accessibility works without any problems.
Although it is supposed to come with Maverick, you can install it from the PPA if you are using Lucid. To do it, open the terminal and execute the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:robert-ancell/gcalctool
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gcalctool