AdSense turning eight years old tomorrow on June 18th! Happy Birthday AdSense
Launched in 2003, the AdSense has grown to over two million publishers worldwide. Per 2003 launch press release:
"Google AdSense improves the overall web user experience by bringing relevant, unobtrusive, text ads to web pages rather than disruptive, unrelated ads such as pop-ups and animations," said Sergey Brin. "By providing website publishers with an effective way to monetize content pages on their sites, Google AdSense strengthens the long-term business viability of content creation on the web."
"Google has dramatically improved our ability to reach our readers with very targeted advertisements," said Robert Hoskins, group publisher, Broadband Wireless Exchange, Inc. (bbwexchange.com). "We're now able to reap thousands of dollars in additional advertising revenue each month that we probably would have missed without Google AdSense."
"The ads served through Google AdSense are a service to our users - they're not flashy, obnoxious or intrusive," said Erin Martin, web producer, Infoplease.com. "We like giving our readers what they want - ads that are helpful. With Google AdSense, we immediately made twice the money we had been making with any other type of advertising."
"As we celebrate AdSense, we want to share our appreciation for all the AdSense publishers whose innovation has made the last eight years so successful. The Google Display Network is comprised of many AdSense publishers like you: those who offer useful and engaging content for your community and serve as an effective channel for advertisers to connect with audiences," Google stated.
"For the last eight years, we've relied on your product feedback to help us improve, your success stories to inspire us, and your content to enhance the ecosystem of the world wide web. We look forward to growing older and wiser with all of you for many more years to come!"
[Source: Inside AdSense]