Monday, December 31, 2007

Blog Advertising

When I finished my last post, I noticed an ad that says "Earn money from your blog
Let your blogging pay off with relevant ads from Google AdSense." and I had a thought. What if I stab myself in both eyes with a steak knife, and sell my soul for a few dollars.

Up front, I would say that I hate, Hate, HATE internet advertising, especially clogging up blogs. Garbage on the page where all I want to do is read something useful.

I would additionally ask who the hell clicks on those damn things anyways? It will make a mess of my page, and not bring in any money anyway.

Then I think of another blog I go to. He recently mentioned that his blog makes him about $5,000 per month in advertising revenue. He is making plans to quit his job, and blog full time.

What? No way! I'll tell you, those Yahoo ads that are placed on random internet pages certainly work to drive traffic to my store, so somebody is clicking on them.

After all, I figured no one bothers to read this blog at all, but I know of two readers that are out there, cheering me on. Besides, if every other post of mine mentions the words Chess, Backgammon, Gifts for Him and Gifts for Her, then I **edited out because of AdSense Rules** to click on all the "Buy Chess" ads, I could make some money. Serious money. Or not... I won't really know. It said that they won't tell me how much money THEY made on the click, so how do I know if I got a fair share? It said "Although we don't disclose the exact revenue share, our goal is to enable publishers to make as much or more than they could with other advertising networks."

So, I decided what the hell, I'd give it a shot. After all, it says "There's no cost, no obligation, and getting started is quick and easy." Of course, that's followed by legalese of what I can, and can not do. What I can post about, and what I can't. I would love to tell you about it all, but it said I would be in violation, if I mentioned any of it to you. HA! Google Adsense system is really obnoxious. They are going to "Review" this blog to make sure it's real, and what kind of content it has on it. I better not mention the words Casino, Gambling, or Tobacco. The Google World Police will then veto my ability to become part of their collective.

So, it says I will get paid 30 days after I reach $100 in clicks. Yeah, OK, I'll hold my breath.

Oh, another odd thing. When I went to sign up, it said that I did NOT have an account. Which i find odd, since I DID have an account. For that Game Store stuff. I guess when I complained about the system last time, they booted me out. Ha, that's funny.

Since I can't have Yahoo Ads with these Google Ads, maybe I should make a clone of this website on some Yahoo system and sign up for their system too. hmm... I guess no one ever said I couldn't have two identical websites run on two different systems.

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