Many webmasters from Germany to Australia in a thread at Webmaster World have informed that Google has automatically selected offers without the AdSense publishers testing it out himself.
One webmaster writes, "What I don't understand (hypothetically) is how they can simply start running CPA ads on my site. I thought the whole point was for the publisher to go in and manually select relevant offers they wish to participate in? "
"This is not good. I checked my referral product list and find G has added products of competitors I donot want to promote, on my website.
This is NOT fair. I added a few non threatening referral products and they automatically added products THEY THINK, I should promote" says Green Grass.
Whether this is an international test of Referrals 2.0 no one is certain now and there has been no word from Google.