I recently signed up to Google AdSense when I converted the main site search to using Google Custom Search. (The revenue share on my accounts page is listed as 0.0% for some strange reason though; I’m not sure what that means, but Google doesn’t actually publicly reveal what share of the revenue they give you, so I’m not too worried about that.)
Now, I’m trialling Google referral ads as well. Because my site’s primary purpose isn’t to make me money, I’ve tried to make them as unobtrusive as possible. Currently, they’re only showing on static pages (such as the home page), and they’re just ads for Firefox and Google Pack — two pieces of software that I’m more than happy to recommend. I definitely won’t be going down the AdWords path just yet — I don’t have positive association with those types of advertisements.
By the way, this is the truth.
- I'm your host, Enoch Lau, a software engineer at Instagram NYC from Sydney, Australia.