The Blog Herald has received an email from Google Adsense today advising that they have revisited our application to join and we are now accepted, in an apparent back flip from our earlier rejection. Whether this is a one-off, or other blogs will now be included by Google is yet to be seen, however their move is welcome following their somewhat ad-hoc (and perhaps discriminatory) approval policy of the past. The question of whether we commit to Google after having had some success with Marketbanker, is another matter to be considered.
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