Google to Launch AdSense for Games

via Media Week

Google is making an aggressive play in the online gaming world, as the search giant announced it will expand its AdSense product to various Web-based gaming sites and platforms.

Like Google AdSense for publishers, which allows Web sites and blogs of all sizes to add text links to ads delivered by Google to their pages on a self-serve basis, Google’s AdSense for Games has been designed to enable game publishers large and small to monetize their game by adding video, display and text ads from the company. However, at launch, Google is limiting AdSense for Games to publishers, who produce games that have a minimum level of usage.

Among Google’s initial partners is Mochi Media, a company which provides distribution and analytics tools for a network of small game publishers, many of whom create games that are built to travel across the Internet–anywhere from pure gaming sites to personal blogs. Google’s deal with Mochi will initially focus solely on international ad inventory. Continue reading