Google Opens AdSense Office In Australia

Yesterday I had an unexpected phone call. It was from Michael from Google.

Now while I do chat to a few Google employees occasionally it’s always at odd hours of the day and usually via email – but this was an afternoon call and via phone. Different….

The accent was American and my immediate thought was that someone was working very late (or had gotten up very early) as it was the early hours of the morning in the US.

Michael introduced himself and quickly told me that he was working in the AdSense department in Sydney (which had just opened) and that my account had just been transferred from my previous account manager (at Google HQ in California) to him.

Ok – so in the scheme of things it’s not massive news but it was nice to get a personal call from someone in my own timezone. It’s also great to know that next time I run into a problem with AdSense that I probably won’t have to wait until the following day when my rep in the US wakes up to get a response.

From what I could tell from our conversation the Aussie AdSense department is pretty small at present but is set to grow in the coming months as they begin to hire (hopefully some locals).

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  1. Swade says:

    You have an Adsense rep?

    Hmmmm. Have to get those little Trollhattan monkeys to pump out some more ad revenue…..

  2. Angela says:

    You must be doing awfully well if you have your very own adsense rep! =)

  3. Angela says:

    Do me a favor, will ya? Ask your adsense rep when they are going to implement the adsense for feeds, k? Thanks! =)

  4. Darren Rowse says:

    Not sure you have to do REALLY well to have one – but I guess there must be some level when it kicks in.

    Angela – they already have adsense for feeds. It still might be a closed beta test though. I’ve not seen too many people do well with it to be honest – the systems being rolled out by TLA and feedburner seem to have done better.

  5. Nico says:

    They just opened an office in Finland too. One person works there and a country manager will be starting in the nearby future. We finns use 90 + Google. There is no other search engine for us!

  6. Ando says:

    Nice to see they are taking Australia seriously, now if I can get my ad revenue a bit higher then $15 a month I might get a call ;-)

  7. Good to hear! Google continually impresses me with their dedication to the user, keeping at heart the principles that boosted Google in the beginning. Cheers mate!

  8. Yan Sniim says:

    What is the work of the ADSense representative?

  9. AdsenseTips says:

    You never know with these big Internet companies. I’m sure one part of a lot of people’s minds finds it hard to imagine Google having any offices whatsoever! (Surely it’s run in someone’s garage, right?). On the other hand, I live in Ottawa, and the other day I drove past an Adobe tower block! Now what are they doing here…?

    Check out my Adsense blog at

  10. shannon says:

    Sydney……I would go back in a second. I have a friend who works for google and they love the company.



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