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First, I’m sorry for not writing a bunch lately. I’ve been crazy busy with a few clients. Anyway, whatever. It’s life. You understand, I’m sure. Oh, and Happy Turkey Day! I hope you had a great one.
Second, I need to apologize to those of you who have non-IE browsers. You might have noticed the Google ads on the right side are back again. I really am sorry, but lately those ads haven’t been paying jack. I’d love to replace them all with TLA since just the two I do have here pay more than big amount of space that Adwords take up.
Anyway, I apologize. My ad revenue has been significantly lower lately, so I’m going to have to leave those up for a bit until I can find a better way to monetize the traffic that comes (and goes) from here. Oh, and if anyone wants to pay to fill that space with something more relevant and better than ads, feel free to send me about $100/mo and I’ll be more than happy to remove those Google ads.
Third, the point of this post ….
I’ve run across a pretty interesting new little item. I have a hope that perhaps while people are on this blog that some day I might simply be able to remove the ads all together. Maybe someday when I have more money than I need.
It’s certainly sneaky, and could most assuredly be considered poor form to force ads onto a site which you don’t own. It’s almost like those guys who steal blog content and put their own ads up, except easier.
Right now, I’m feeling pretty bad about putting up this script on this site. But, I’m also an experimenter. So, we’ll see where this goes.
I’d love your thoughts on the subject. Have you used UserCash? Has it been a good experience? If you’re completely appalled right now, shoot me those thoughts too (just don’t call names, that’s not nice).
Update: Based on the wonderful comments below (see, I do care about you guys), my own hesitations about UserCash’s system, and the fact they make almost no money for me (it takes about 10,000 link clicks to make $1!), I’ve decided to cut the program. Interesting idea, even if sleazy. Too bad (or good thing depending on your view) it makes very little cash for the publisher.
[tags]usercash, blogging for money, monetization, ads, google ads, adwords, tla, text link ads[/tags]