Bye bye adsense for Referrals and a hearty Welcome Google Affiliate Network.
Google will be retiring the AdSense Referrals program during the last week of August.And if a user completes the advertiser’s required action (Adsense Refferal program) within 30 days of clicking on your ad, earnings will accrue to your account through the end of September. After that time, you will no longer be able to earn money from referral ads. Your payments won’t be affected; you’ll continue to be paid once you’ve reached the payment threshold.
From August, any remaining referral ads on your site will no longer work, and will appear as blank space on your website. In order to prevent a decrease in your AdSense earnings remove all those referral adsense codes.
At the end of October, you will no longer be able to generate reports for your historical performance for referrals. If you wish to retain performance data, please run the appropriate report on your Advanced Reports page before the end of October. You can download and save a copy of your report by clicking the CSV link above the report.
The worrying part is….we need to again apply separatly for Google Affiliate Network and all adsense publishers/advertiser is not inside Google Affiliate Network.
Google Affiliate Network can help you discover new advertiser referral programs and generate more revenue.
Google Affiliate Network will be:
Easy to use:
Save time with an intuitive user interface, fast-loading pages, and creative trafficking tools.
Tracking and reporting:
Track conversions and member IDs for loyalty marketing. Schedule and save reports.
Receive electronic payments, consolidated across advertisers, twice a month. Choose from a variety of commission structures.
Support and development:
Contact experts for technical support or to help you find new revenue opportunities.
Earn AffiliateVIP status and enjoy exclusive marketing opportunities and greater visibility in the network.
Network depth and breadth:
Advertisers can now choose from a wide variety of high-quality publishers based on detailed profiles and metrics.
Tracking and reporting:
Track conversions, evaluate performance, and optimize program with actionable data.
Work only with qualified publishers who are continually screened, reviewed, and advised by a quality team at performics.
Rest assured that cost-per-action pricing means both advertisers and publishers will have a win-win situation….and Google will always be a winner!
And you would be interested to know that, Google affiliate network is just DoubleClick owned performics.
DoubleClick was acquired by Google recently.
Here is the email I recieved from Google AdSense team this morning:-
Skip this, if you have read it.
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:
* 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.
If you currently use referral ads, either to promote Google
products or offerings from AdWords advertisers, AdSense Referrals
code will no longer display ads beginning the last week of August.
We encourage you to take the following steps before the product is
* Remove the referral code from your site(s): Please take a
moment to remove all referral code from your sites before the last
week of August, so you can continue to effectively monetize your
* Run and save all referrals reports on your desktop: Create
and save all reports related to the referrals program on your
desktop, so you continue to have access to your valuable campaign
Why is this happening?
We’re constantly looking for ways to improve AdSense by developing
and supporting features which drive the best monetization results
for our publishers. Sometimes, this requires retiring existing
features so we can focus our efforts on the ones that will be most
effective in the long term. For this reason, we will be retiring
the AdSense Referrals program. If you have any additional
questions, please visit our Help Center:
The Google AdSense Team
Google Affiliate Network provides a dedicated publisher support team. You can email the team at email@example.com for any clarification.
Click here to apply to Google Affiliate Network.
What do you think about Google Affiliate Network.Do you feel that, it will increase/decrease your earnings? Please share your thoughts in the below comment section.