Official Google Blog: An update on payments

Over the past four years, Google has billed advertisers in 65 countries more than $11.2 billion in 48 currencies, and made payments to advertising partners of more than $3.9 billion. ...
My concern is that Google is motivating people to put up web pages designed to fool people into clicking on paid ads in a way that is not necessarily paying off for the advertisers.

As the number of Google services has increased, we've continued to build on our core payment features and migrate to a standard process for people to buy our services with a Google Account. Examples of this migration include enabling users to buy Google Video content, Google Earth licenses, and Google Store items with their Google Accounts. We also just began offering similar functionality on Google Base.
thes guys are going for the gold.  They will be a force to recon with in commerce for at least the next decade.

source:  Google Base Blog
While Google Base provides data structure and distribution for a wide range of content and information, a subset of items are for sale. To help users more easily purchase and sell Google Base items, we're planning to enable people to buy items on Google Base using their Google Accounts.

Many of you are probably already familiar with the Google Account. You use it to sign in and pay for a number of Google services, like Google Video and Google Earth. We're now introducting similar functionality on Google Base.

For buyers, this feature will provide a convenient and secure way to purchase Google Base items by credit card. For sellers, this feature integrates transaction processing with Google Base item management.

We're starting with a very small number of sellers and we expect to include more over the next several months. If you're a seller and you're interested in getting an announcement when this feature is generally available, let us know. And if you want to know how this functionality relates to Google's broader work in payments, read this update. We hope this feature will make it even easier for people to use Google Base to post and distribute a wide range of content, whether information for sharing or goods for sale.
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  1. google
  2. adwords
  3. adsense
  4. advertising
  5. payments
  6. business
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  8. google base

Comments


Seth says
We might want to tie this into a buy button here for content but am not sure how it will work yet. It would be nice if they hosted and took the money. Fbi would just make it easy on a user to utilize that service. I am looking forward to a mashup in the future, so gave them my email address (see "let us know").

Seth says
source: relative to this an email recieved from google

Hello Seth,

Good news! In response to your recent request, we'd like to offer you
early access to our new Google Base payment feature. With this
feature, you can post items for sale on Google Base and accept buyer
payments for these items through Google.

If you're a U.S.-based seller with individual items to post, you can
get started now. Simply visit
http://base.google.com/support/bin/topic.py?topic=8288 to learn how
to post items, process orders, and more. If you have any questions or
feedback, feel free to contact us at
http://base.google.com/support/bin/request.py.

We hope you take advantage of this opportunity and enjoy using this
exciting new feature.

Happy selling,

The Google Team

...


Seth says
Who says banner ads never work ... i just clicked on this one over at Mashable ...

which goes here ...

which who knows i may even take them up on.




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