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    Exclamation Google's Shutting down AdSense Referal Program
    Just received this email that appears legit:

    Hello

    Thank you for participating in the AdSense Referrals program.
    We’re writing to let you know that we will be retiring the AdSense
    Referrals program during the last week of August. We appreciate
    your patience during this transition and here are some alternative
    options to consider:

    * Google Affiliate Network: As part of the integration of
    DoubleClick, the DoubleClick Performics Affiliate Network will now
    operate as the Google Affiliate Network for advertisers targeting
    users located in the United States. Similar to the AdSense
    Referrals program, the Google Affiliate Network enables publishers
    to apply for advertiser programs and get paid based on
    advertiser-defined actions instead of clicks or impressions. For
    further details, please visit:
    www.google.com/ads/affiliatenetwork.
    * AdSense for content ads: If you have less than three AdSense
    for content ad units on a page, you may wish to replace the
    referral ad units with standard AFC ad units.

    there's a few more grafs more of the same..
    Last edited by Trust; June 30th, 2008 at 09:40 PM. Reason: so people don't have heart attacks

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    That's not general adsense, it is adsense referrals, which was their attempt at CPA affiliate marketing.
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    Fixed the title so you don't freak people out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trust
    Fixed the title so you don't freak people out.
    We did it at the same time... lolol.

    No freaked out people here....
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    Okay, I'm glad someone posted this because I just got the email. I'm not very experienced with this stuff and I just finished getting all the code on my pages. So my code for the Google ads will continue to make money when clicked?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DesignST
    Okay, I'm glad someone posted this because I just got the email. I'm not very experienced with this stuff and I just finished getting all the code on my pages. So my code for the Google ads will continue to make money when clicked?
    yes

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    Thanks

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    Thank you Loxly and Trust! Sorry about that, I had to run in the middle of writing the post and hit submit so I could go take care of another small crisis. Should have just waited until I finished one thing before starting in here with that. But it's better now

    No , the email doesn't mention the AdWords Ads, just the Referral Ads. Since I'm in the process of taking out the other ones too it's no biggie to take out the referrals. Didn't intend to freak anyone.

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    I almost had a heart attack until I read Loxly's clarification.

    Their referral ads didn't make much money for me when I tried them anyway, so no big deal.

    I am concerned because I did NOT get that e-mail regarding the change.

    lol... I finished reading my e-mail and the message appeared.

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    Freaked me out big time

    *sigh of relief*
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    Freaked me out too because in the Newest Posts list it says "Google's Shutting down AdSense..."

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    Is this legit and true?
    I have used referrals - and often get update emails from Adsense - but have not gotten this one yet. Is this bogus or real?

    General consensus?

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    They are pumping their "new" Affiliate Network.
    Selling products now that G offers more than just selling advertising. (Although that has been doing good for them...)
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