[drupal-devel] some drupal stats

Gabor Hojtsy gabor at hojtsy.hu
Thu Mar 31 21:42:33 UTC 2005

>> I don't have the details at hand here so I'd rather bring it up when 
>> I'm back in Belgium.  Unfortunately, I guess that is too late now.  In 
>> short: we got an offer from Google to integrate AdSense support into 
>> Drupal.  For each Drupal user that signs up with Google and enables 
>> Google Ads on his or her Drupal site, we would get money from Google.  
>> Clearly, this is a great opportunity to generate some money.  However, 
>> the question arises: do we want to go there, and if so, how?
> I think that's a whooole different approach than the Wordpress issue. 
> Wordpress was doing it "secretly", and in a pretty borderline-ish way 
> (I, personally, think that this is bad, very bad, and don't agree with 
> ANYONE supporting this approach). A Drupal implementation that:
>   a) clearly defaults to "off".
>   b) clearly admitted it'd help Drupal make money to offset costs
>   c) offered the user a chance to use their ID instead of Drupal's
> is insanely better. It's full disclosure, fully optional, and fully 
> modifiable by the user. You just can't go wrong with that.

The offer was not about getting revenue from the ads displayed on the 
user's page, but from getting revenue just because a user displays 
google ads on his page. The Drupal project would get a fixed amount of 
money once a user enables this feature on his site (with any affiliate ID).


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