Monday, April 04, 2005


All this railing against the evils of advertising has gotten me thinking about adding Google-Ads to this blog. Since the ads are targeted according to the page's content, they would probably mostly consist of links to philosophy forums and other useful and relevant sites. That'd be the hope, anyway. If it started advertising fashion accessories and online casinos instead, I would soon pull the plug in disgust. (Fortunately, I'm told that when no "relevant" ads can be found, Google offers charity links instead - though you don't get paid for them, of course.) Also, I wouldn't want it to ruin the aesthetic appeal of the current template, so I'd take care to avoid flashy banners or other ghastly intrusions.

So, assuming I manage to avoid the problems mentioned above, would any of my regular readers be particularly offended by the addition of Google-Ads?

Also, does anyone know if it's actually worth the bother of installing Google-Ads on a blog which only gets about 200 visits daily? I think the way it works is that I'd get a few cents each time someone clicks through an advertised link, so I guess it would largely depend on how useful and relevant the offered links were, hmm. I'm obviously not planning to get rich out of this, but even an extra couple of bucks a month would be nice, for no extra work on my part!


  1. Google Ads bring is next to nothing. I have been disappointed with them.

  2. And your site gets many times the traffic of mine, so that's disheartening. Though I guess it depends how close to nothing you mean by "next". I would be happy with even just $5 or $10 per month... is that realistic for a blog my size?

  3. Hmm. Well, I'll give them a try and see how it goes...

  4. I can't say I like it. Your page is already so slow to load, and they slow it down even more. But thats opinion. If it makes you a couple of pennies, i might even click on a link or two.

  5. But they're so pretty! (Ha, you can probably guess my favourite colour.)

    The loading time is a pain, I agree. Still, I think I'll keep them for now, as they fit into the rest of the page quite nicely. (And I do like those pennies!)

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