<rant>Once again AdSense have alienated publishers not based in the US with an update to their blog post announcing their new video units with a short update:
“Video units will be live in AdSense accounts later today (10/9). Currently this feature is open only to publishers located in the United States with English-language websites.”
These US-centric product releases are incredibly annoying for those AdSense publishers situated outside of the US. Despite having sites which attract largely english speaking US based readers and despite our blogs usually being hosted on servers within the US we are penalized by our own locations.
Yes I know there’s probably a perfectly legitimate reason for it – but give us a break! By the time we get to play with these new ads the US dollar that we all get paid with for AdSense will be worthless and video will be SO 2007!
Just once I’d love to see AdSense release something that is exclusively for those situated in Asia, Europe or Africa.</rant>