Re: Google Adsense versus Adwords

+1 from me, given that it's a grant... $329 a day is actually quite

On 5/24/09 9:37 AM, "Behnam Esfahbod "ZWNJ"" <behdad behdad org> wrote:

> +1 from me too.  I did this once before.  Not rocket science :).
> behdad
> On 05/24/2009 09:10 AM, Stormy Peters wrote:
>> When I asked Google about an adsense account (which enables you to put
>> Google ads on your website and get compensated for them) they mentioned
>> the AdWords grant program to me. AdWords lets you advertise your site
>> via google ads on other people's sites, including Google Search.
>> The AdWords grant program offers free AdWords accounts to nonprofits:
>> (You get a daily budget of $329.)
>> However, you can't have an AdSense account too.
>> Since we are conflicted about ads, and much more likely to reach
>> agreement on specific company ads than general google ads, I recommend
>> we apply for a Google AdWords grant.
>> If we get it, is there anyone with experience in AdWords, SEO or
>> advertising that would like to help run it? (The application itself
>> requires just a few things like target audience and sample campaign
>> slogans that we'd need to think about.)
>> Thoughts? All for applying for a free AdWords account?
>> Stormy
>> On Thu, May 7, 2009 at 3:45 AM, Dave Neary <dneary gnome org
>> <mailto:dneary gnome org>> wrote:
>>     Hi,
>>     Stormy Peters wrote:
>>> I agree that if it's even a percentage of that, it might be worth it.
>>> What would people think of trying it out for a couple of months? We
>>> could start with Google ads to see how well ads work and once we
>>     have an
>>> idea of how much to expect, we could solicit ads directly from
>>     companies.
>>     One important thing to bear in mind (and I'm digging into second-hand
>>     memory banks here) is whether this would affect our relationship with
>>     the various companies who donate bandwidth & hosting services. I don't
>>     think OSU OSL has any issue with this, but IIRC, hosting in Red Hat's
>>     colo had a "no ads" condition attached.
>>     Worth investigating, at least - if we end up with $150K advertising
>>     revenues a year and an extra $300K hosting costs to pay, it would be a
>>     bad deal.
>>     Cheers,
>>     Dave.
>>     --
>>     Dave Neary
>>     GNOME Foundation member
>>     dneary gnome org <mailto:dneary gnome org>
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