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It’s Official, Google Killed TextLinkAds As We Know It?

It’s official. Google doesn’t want paid links that are followed. More at

I pondered last week if this was a killer? I don’t think it will be because the guys at TLA are pretty smart and should figure out a way to rebound from this brand assassination they are getting right now.

What do you think?

Update: Joel in the comments points to this information about TLA today.

.. we have just uploaded changes to our marketplace that should significantly increase the privacy of your ad buys. We will no longer be revealing pictures or URLs to our users. We feel moving to a more private marketplace will prove more valuable to you the advertiser in the long term. This way your competitors, or other market players, will not have any access to which sites are selling text link ads. In addition to more privacy for your ad buys, we have advanced filtering that will allow you to find the ideal ad fast!

Does “closing” the open marketplace work?

Update #2: Shoemoney points out how easy it is to see who’s running TextLinkAds on their sites. Just do a Google search.

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