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Sunday, April 15th, 2007, 11:36 am

AdSense Suggests I Sell My Soul to Microsoft

A couple of years ago I complained about AdSense placing anti-Linux ads (from Microsoft) right inside my Linux pages. It was then that I was told about an option which prevents this from happening.

Earlier today I logged in to my AdSense account again. It’s something that I only do twice a month. What did I discover? A new little feature that apparently gives advice to publishers. Here is the message I received:

Block AdSense

Aha! So the high payers are apparently not allowed on my sites. Who could that be?

Block AdSense

The apple does not fall far from the tree. This may explain why many Linux sites out there still display blatantly anti-Linux ads from Microsoft. Isn’t advertising lovely? Microsoft knows no bounds.

2 Responses to “AdSense Suggests I Sell My Soul to Microsoft”

  1. Computer Guru Says:

    Hey Roy,

    Haven’t seen for a while on WP-Hackers – looks like we’re taking turns not posting :P

    Question: Did you cave into the anti-linux ads? Or are you still blocking MS?

    (you don’t have to answer :))

  2. Roy Schestowitz Says:

    Oh, of couse I did not. In fact, the reason I have had little time for mailing lists is the volume of Free software advocacy that I do. I still have a look at wp-hackers every now and then (been there since 2004), and post ML stats, of course. ;-)

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