gregbo (gregbo) wrote,

AdSense's impact on web content

Another interesting thread on WebmasterWorld, A Whole New Web, speculating
on how web sites with AdSense links are now starting to focus more on getting clicks than
content. It's very similar to how linking was originally intended to help people find
related material, but is now (arguably, not by everyone) being used to boost rankings in
search engines.

This could make quite a study for some aspiring media student. I wonder if Lessig or any of
the other modern media critics have explored this. Also, if this starts getting out of
hand, you'll see more ad blocking software created to deal with it.
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