Google Adsense might not be sending out Christmas gifts to its top Adsense publishers this year. It’s disappointing, but it seems the global recession and job layoffs are taking their toll on festivities this year.
As impatient Adsense publishers searched the forums looking for Adsense gifts, Amit spotted AdsenseAdvisor, an official Google Adsense representative who remarked in the Webmaster World Forums that
We really appreciate the work you all put into building great sites. However, we feel that gift-giving is not the most appropriate gesture this year given the current global economic climate. I know you may be disappointed, but I hope you can understand our efforts to be fiscally responsible in these times.
As the discussion continues, I am sure publishers will be disappointed. It was a nice year-end gesture from Google and surely it didn’t cost a fortune since they sent it out only to a select few Adsense publishers only. Google sends out nice gifts every year in the last few years they sent out some Google-branded USB memory cards and digital picture frames.
Here are images of some Google Gifts sent out previously. Click on images to read their stories.