Friday, March 17, 2006

Google ads

Since this blog costs me to run, I’m playing with using Google ads on this site to “fund” my habit. It might take a day or so to get ads in the right zone, so in the meantime, I might not support all the ads you see.

Posted by steve at 08:15 PM


  1. I tried google ads, but decided they weren’t going to be worth the effort, though I’m sure they could be if you were willing to put in the effort. Problogger has helpful tips (it also looks like he reads you blog, with a timely post on experimenting with adsense).

    A different tack might be to do a little self publishing and sell some of your material as PDF’s at a low price.

    Comment by Graham Doel — March 17, 2006 @ 10:03 pm

  2. tis ok, i use a firefox plugin that automatically blocks/removes adverts like adsense from sites that i view….

    i never see google adverts… its lovely

    Comment by darren — March 18, 2006 @ 2:48 am

  3. me too – go firefox!

    Comment by Makeesha — March 18, 2006 @ 3:52 am

  4. Graeme,
    Any thoughts on what might be worth self-publishing? And I presume you mean using say lulu?

    I feel I am treading a tightrope. It costs me to run this blog. Yet people appreciate it in terms of visitor numbers. So I am looking for ways to reduce the cost to me, both in terms of hosting, and in terms of being a “volunteer” thing that cuts into recreational time.


    Comment by steve — March 18, 2006 @ 2:42 pm

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