In the last few weeks, some of you have noticed that we have started experimenting with a Google AdSense integration. As the level of speculation rises, we would like to shed some light on this issue.
The integration is part of our efforts to provide new ways for you to earn more revenue from your work. Google AdSense is one of the most lucrative ad networks out there. However, it does not allow to conduct any type of revenue share on the revenue generated from its ads unless conducted in an integrative manner. This is the reason why we were not able to use it the way we’re used to with other ad networks (i.e. deal with it ourselves and save you all the trouble of dealing with it yourself). Then again, we couldn’t ignore it’s potential so we decided to hand the choice of either using it or not to each and every one of you.
The reason the integration is being unrolled slowly is to enable us to thoroughly test it on increasing scales. We have allowed a few Triond users access to it so they can help us test it, and more users are being (randomly) enrolled every day. Once we feel the integration is running smoothly, everyone who published at least three textual articles will be enrolled and be able to sign up if they wish to.
In order to participate in this program, you will have to either associate your existing Google AdSense account with your Triond account or create a new one, and therefore you’ll have to agree and obey to Google AdSense Terms and Conditions.
If you choose to participate, Google AdSense ads will be served to several ad spaces in your pages instead of some of the ads that are currently being served, while the other ads will remain. This means that no additional ad space will be allocated on your pages.
Since the Google AdSense ads will be served on behalf of your Google AdSense accounts, Google AdSense will be responsible for paying you those ads revenue, not Triond. For your convenience, we will synchronize earnings data from Google AdSense into Triond on a daily basis, so you will be able to view your Google AdSense earnings in your Triond account along with your Triond earnings. Please remember that although this data is presented to you in your Triond dashboard, we can not guarantee its accuracy, and in any case, the data that you see in your Google AdSense accounts is the most valid one.
Since we’ll omit some of the ads on your pages in order to make room for Google AdSense ads, the portion of your payout that is paid by Triond may be slightly lower than before. But once you add the Google AdSense payout to the pile, your total earnings will be higher, as we will optimize the use of Google AdSense ads and serve them only to those locations where they generate more revenue than other ads.
Also be aware that Google AdSense splits the payout 50/50 between Triond and you, so in essence, the revenue split is the same as with other ads managed by Triond. The difference here is that Google AdSense pays your portion directly to you, while with other advertisers, Triond collects earnings from them and then splits 50/50 with you.
We hope that things are clearer now, and if you haven’t already seen the Google AdSense integration enabled in your account, you will soon.