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Google video content through AdSense

Thursday, August 24th, 2006

Google hints that it will soon be offering video content through its AdSense network.

Here’s an example of the new player:

A few interesting things:

  • The video appears to be higher quality than the typical videos on Google video.
  • In this example, the ad appears after the content (which I think is a good idea)
  • The player has a playlist, in this case with three videos: a logo video, the content video, and an ad video. In this example, the playlist controls let you skip a video instead of forcing you to sit through the logo or the ad.
  • There is no shuttle control for moving to a certain point within the video.

Since this is being offered through AdSense, I assume that Google will be offering some kind of revenue share, but the details have not been revealed at this time.

How not to do RSS

Wednesday, July 12th, 2006

Lifehacker posted a question about duplicate entries in an RSS feed so I looked into it, and the feed in question attaches a different tracking id to the item’s link and guid, each time the feed is fetched.

Brilliant! Google Reader assumes it’s a new entry and you get duplicates.

I’m using SharpReader and it seems to detect stuff like that (that is: it doesn’t trust the RSS data to be correct)… I’m not sure how I feel about that, but at least I’m not getting duplicates.

(via Scripting News)