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Old 07-21-2010, 09:45 PM   #1
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Default vBulletin 4 and Adsense

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When installing this version [version 4] and using the AdSense integration provided by vBulletin.com, users are agreeing to allow Internet Brands to access information about the performance of their ad units. Internet Brands will also be given a monetary referral credit if someone signs up for an AdSense account through a link on the vBulletin forum rather than the owner of the forum.[33]

The owner of the forum is also agreeing to potentially share revenue in the future. While the percentage of revenue sharing is currently set to 0%, a vBulletin Team Member has stated it may be subject to change in the future.[34]

Users are required to opt-out of data sharing if they have activated the AdSense integration and linked their vBulletin.com account with their AdSense account, but by doing so are left unable to use the integration features.

This is not 100% clear during the sign up process, and Internet Brands has not yet released a statement about how they will use the information gathered from linked AdSense accounts, leading to potential privacy issues and a competitive advantage for future Internet Brands owned websites.
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Old 07-22-2010, 07:32 AM   #2
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Thanks, Andrew.

What happens if you set up your own ads? I know they tell us that the vB AdSense is well laid-out and easy to install, but others have done it by other means. Or is the vB deal a requirement?

   
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I assume you can set up your own system. I assume you also have to opt-out. But I would check the vbulletin agreement.
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I found something, but it goes back to version 3.8.

http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/showt...09#post1679409

http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/showt...24#post1677124
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