MOUNTAIN VIEW, California: Online search leader Google, never one to miss a dollar-making trick, is to expand its cellphone advertising services.
Its AdSense for Mobile project will allow any website accessible through a mobile internet browser to participate in Google's vast advertising network.
For example, a web user reading about a football game on a mobile device will be able to see an ad for sports equipment or memorabilia. If the consumer clicks on the ad, the marketer pays Google a fee that is shared with the publisher of the mobile web page.
Dilip Venkatachari, product management director for AdSense, says the ads will provide a new source of revenue for publishers and could encourage more mobile-focused websites.
Data sourced from New York Times; additional content by WARC staff