The latest product to get the chop is “Adsense for feeds”
Adsense for feeds allows bloggers to place adverts directly into their RSS feeds and earn money from it. I’ve no idea how much money some of the bigger blogs were earning from this, but it was probably quite a bit.
Here’s their announcement email:
We’re contacting you because you’ve enabled AdSense for feeds in your AdSense account. After carefully evaluating the product, we’ve decided to retire AdSense for feeds.
Starting December 3, 2012, we’ll discontinue serving ads via AdSense for feeds on RSS feeds and you’ll no longer see feed units in your My ads tab. To check if you’re currently generating any revenue from AdSense for feeds, visit your “Products” performance report and look for recent data for “AdSense for feeds”.
Please note that reporting on your feed ad units will remain available following the product retirement. FeedBurner URLs powered by Google will continue to function, but will no longer serve ads. As a result, it won’t be necessary to redirect your subscribers to different URLs or to take any other action in your account. For more details please visit the AdSense Help Center.
Rest assured, this upcoming change won’t affect the availability of other AdSense products that you’re currently using.
We appreciate your understanding and thank you for your patience as we continue to develop new features and offerings within AdSense.
The Google AdSense Team
Were you using it?
Will you miss it?
Do you even care? 🙂
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- The FeedBurner Deathwatch Continues: Google Kills AdSense For Feeds (techcrunch.com)