Chrome extensions can now have advertisements

By on July 4, 2012
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Extension makers can now begin monetizing their software with Google Adsense.


Google Chrome extension developers can now choose to support their software via advertisements using Google’s Adsense.

The changes made to the Google Developer Policy allows any Chrome extension developer to feature advertisements in their extension and benefit from monetization. Google have already begun notifying developers of the change via email.

Developers have to abide by a guideline in order to do so. According to the policy, ads in extensions must not interfere with “any native ads or functionality of the website,” must not force users to click on the advert or submit personal information, and the developer must clearly state the nature of the advert and where they will appear in the extension to its users.

Google states there are more than 310 million people actively using Chrome. This is a great platform for developers to make extensions and support themselves via advertisements. Chrome Web Store has tens and thousands of extensions already. There is also Chrome for iOS devices now, but it does not support extensions just yet.

Source: The Next Web. (Via Neowin)


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