Thursday, September 24, 2015

"Google Contributor" a win win project for content producers and consumers !

I started blogging about 13 years ago, like many other blogger, I took advantage of ads to get money. till one day AdBlocker extensions were invented for Firefox (and later chrome), that blocked the ads and thus the earnings for the bloggers.

I made a blog post to question, weather it is moral for people to block bloggers ads, which turned into a heating discussions over that times commenting ad-don systems (yep ! we used to install an addon on our blogs to have the luxury of comments)...

In all of my those comments everyone was in favor of ad blockers ! and were mad at me for even asking like what about the interests of the bloggers ? how else are they supposed to make money for spending time to create content ?

Many bloggers/producers wrote scripts that will block you seeing their content if you have an adblocker installed. (the most recent example is The Late show with Colbert Report on CBS)

Some of the angry people commented on my blog had a point, they didn't mind helping the content producer but they didn't wanna be annoyed by random ads ( in some cases even offensive ads ).

One solution was donation buttons, but there were downsides to it, you would have to do many donations to many bloggers, and so many more bills to manage, and donation amount was not relefictve of how much you use their content accurately .

After 13 years Google contributor project! answered my question beautifully !  the idea is you pay a monthly fee which will be paid to content producers, you will not see annoying ads on their contents !

Content producers win !
Content consumers win !
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