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Operation Gadget Starts to Pay Off

Dave Aiello wrote, "CTDATA launched Operation Gadget on November 17, 2003. Today, we received a check from Google for participation in the AdSense Program through December 31."

"This is the first time that CTDATA has received a payment for operating the Operation Gadget website. It proves that a site that does not have a direct selling function can still be considered an e-commerce site. In an article in the U.S. 1 Newspaper about Operation Gadget that was published in November, I said:"

Although Operation Gadget is primarily intended to be a demonstration of our {Amazon Web Services} design and development capabilities, it is intended to be a modestly profitable business in itself, thanks to referral fees paid by Amazon.com and payments from third party advertisers.

"I want to thank Matt Haughey for publishing his article on making weblogs pay, called Blogging for Dollars. It brought together a lot of ideas that had occurred to me at different times over the summer. Haughey's article provides a model for advertising-supported weblogging, and it's definitely worth reading if you are interested in entering the fray."

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