Searching for the Moon

Shannon Clark's rambles and conversations on food, geeks, San Francisco and occasionally economics

Google adsense and monetizing blogs

Posted by shannonclark on November 8, 2004

So, as of this evening I have added Google adsense ads to the left side of my blog. It is a bit of an experiment to see if anyone is reading, I hope over the next year it may earn a small amount for me.

In general I agree that the best way to “monetize” a blog likely is not advertising, but as well I am philosophically inclined to like Google Adsense – I like the concept of targeted ads based dynamically on the content of the page.

I suspect that BlogAds may be better targeted at the readers of many blogs, and that sponsorship or the simple selling of personal consulting services, speaking fees, or other services and/or products will generally speaking be more valuable than any amount of ads, but as well it is painless and simple enough to implement – so I am going to try.


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