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Google Chrome to soon see ads inside of extensions

Google's web browser, Chrome, to soon feature ads inside of extensions.

@anthony256
Published Wed, Jul 4 2012 3:26 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:28 PM CST

The Next Web is reporting from an e-mail they received explaining that Google says that extensions developers can now start monetizing via Google Adsense, where Google state:

We are updating our ad policies to allow extensions to monetize through ads. Please ensure your extensions are in compliance by reviewing our extension ads policy guidelines.

Google seem to be giving developers the ability to put ads in extensions that feature more persistant visual elements, TNW have used an example by adding them to the TNW extension for Chrome:

Google Chrome to soon see ads inside of extensions | TweakTown.com

But, it is nearly full circle for Google, because when extensions were first announced back in 2009, the early extensions focused on a few areas, one of which were to block ads. Now these same extensions can feature ads, making developers money on ad revenue. It has been noted though, over the course of the Extensions timeline, that some were being used to replace or display alternative ads on websites, which takes potential profits away from the site owner.

Google's Chrome Extensions Policies completely forbid this exact thing:

Ads associated with your app may not interfere with any ads on a third-party website or application. You may show ads alongside a third-party website only if all of the following criteria are met:

  • This behavior is clearly disclosed to the user.
  • There is clear attribution of the ads' source wherever those ads appear.
  • The ads do not interfere with any native ads or functionality of the website.
NEWS SOURCE:thenextweb.com

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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