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Posts Tagged ‘Google Feed Ads’

Google AdSense for Feeds is Live: Many Doubts Though

By Mohnish On August 17, 2008 1 Comment

If you log into your Google Adsense account you will notice a new option under the “AdSense Setup” tab: AdSense for Feeds. The image below illustrates it.

Once you click on that option you will be presented with a screen where you can configure the look and properties of your AdSense units for your RSS feed. The problem is that below you will be asked to select on which feed you want to display that ad, and they are referring to a feedburner.google.com feed (the place where they are going to move Feedburner), and not to our traditional feedburner.com feeds.

Basically you will see a message like this:

You have no feeds in your account yet. Already have an account with feedburner.com? Need help migrating your feeds to Google? View our account migration guide and get those feeds over here!

You can also burn a new feed right now to display this ad unit.

Hmm. Burning a new feed is out of question right? So I clicked on the account migration guide link, which pointed me to a page saying this:

Google will soon provide a self-service process to migrate from an account on the original FeedBurner website to a Google Account. Currently, migrating your feeds from from FeedBurner to a Google account is a manual process. We will assist you directly to ensure a successful migration. The only way you can use AdSense for feeds is through your Google Account.

To migrate all of your feeds, and your account from feeds.feedburner.com to Google, please contact us at adsense-support-aff@google.com and provide the following information:

* Your FeedBurner account username
* The Google Account email address you use to sign in to AdSense

We will migrate your account and contact you with specific steps for you to follow once migration is complete.

Personally I think Google should have made this switch effortless on the part of Feedburner publishers. They should have handled it smoothly and behind the scenes. For one thing I am waiting other people to transfer their feeds first before attempting anything with mine.

Another doubt that I have is the following: how is this new AdSense feature different from the Feedburner-Adsense integration that we already had available on the “Monetize” tab of the Feedburner admin panel? I just tried it out and you can specify any AdSense unit to run in your feed footer already.

I am curious to hear what you guys think or know about the issue.