Do ad revenues from page-views (as opposed to ad-clicks) accrue from webpages viewed via Google cache?


I ran a test using http://www.cachedpages.com/ on a blog using ad sense. The Google cached page does not load ads. In this case, the answer to your question would be no.

However, I ran the same test with another site using a different ad network, and the ads were loaded. So in this case, the answer to your question is yes.

Conclusion: it depends of the ad network.

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    Thanks. FWIW I've found if you search for http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:{INSERT URL HERE}&strip=1 you'll get a text-only version which presumably won't pay ads. Dropping &strip=1 returns full cached version. And you can sub %s for the url and add to Chrome as a custom search engine. – geotheory Aug 17 '14 at 8:45
  • Don't forget to approve the answer if it answers your question. Cheers! – Jérôme Verstrynge Aug 17 '14 at 9:02

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