The AdSense Program is Free!
This is almost unbelievable!
A few weeks ago the Inside AdSense blog had a post about people thinking they had paid to join the AdSense program.
The complaint they had is that they had been rejected after paying. In some cases, the purchase was for a CD.
I am not even sure this is a scam or just outright stupidity.
When I first read the post, the idea of one company charging someone to join a program run by another program seemed like an outright scam. It is. After reading some of the comments left on the post over the past weeks, I begin to wonder if these people (those who were scammed) really just paid money and never read what they were doing. I would like to see one of these sites.
Some of the comments on the Inside AdSense blog were jaw-dropping.
- One person did not even seem to read the post. He was still confused because he had read you needed to by a CD that came with a free Website.
- One person wanted to know how to blog and advertise.
- One person had gotten an AdSense account but still did not know how he was supposed to make money.
There was a point that some of the programs the post was referring to used AdWords to Advertise.
This commenter wondered if Google was partially responsible. Maybe just a bit, but I would hate to see Google trying to check all the AdSense ads under this kind of scrutiny. It would take forever for ads to be approved and we would not have as many advertisers using the AdSense program. Not because they are bad, just because of the extended hassle advertisers would face.
It does not cost anything to join the AdSense program.
You do not need to buy a CD. You do not go through another company. You only work with Google. You will need a Website that they will approve I believe, but that is all. If you do not have a Website, you have no way of using AdSense. You can make a free Blogger blog and get into the AdSense program with that, but you need to actually have created content first.
If you blog, create Websites, or do Internet Marketing the Inside AdSense blog is a must subscribe.
It is a good source of information on many topics you need to be familiar with, including AdSense. Even if you are not in the AdSense program. It is also good for entertainment as well. I find it amazing that John Chow has more subscribers than Inside AdSense.
Check out the Inside AdSense post below.
What do you think? Are some people just too stupid? Were they looking for instant money? Was this an outright scam? Was it totally misleading? Were these people purchasing a Website and thinking they were purchasing the right to the AdSense program? Do you think Google shares in the responsibility?
Inside AdSense: A word of caution A word of caution Of late, we’ve received a few emails from new AdSense applicants about not being accepted into the program despite paying a specific amount of money or buying a CD package. We’d like to take this opportunity to state that we’re not affiliated with any third-parties that solicit payment to join the AdSense program or that sell CDs with money-back guarantee offers. AdSense is a free product offered to publishers by Google Inc., and there’s no cost or obligation involved. As a result, we recommend that prospective publishers exercise caution when presented with such offers.