Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Ads

It was brought to my attention that my recent test of placing ads between posts while my revenue increased was annoying. So I've now changed the colors. I like messing around with the ads for various reasons so please humor me. If you find them really annoying just drop my a polite email or comment. I don't mind changing them but I find it really interesting how placement can affect the revenue they generate.

9 comments:

Fernando Madruga said...

Feel free to place ads wherever you want: I've yet to see ONE! :)

I use Firefox with the Ad-Block Plus add-on, and it's a very rare occasion when I see a single add on whatever website I visit! :)

Xepol said...

Ad Block is supposed to be good for FF. If anyone IE based finds them really annoying, they could just add the google ad server to restricted sites list.

I've got like 15 entries that removes 90% of the ads on the internet (and a lot of the hyperlink stuff). I could go to 99.9% and add google ads to my list, but then I would have no idea what ads are being served on my website.

Google ads are pretty non-intrusive compared to a lot of the alternatives (freaking noisy flash ads.. ugh).

Jan Derk said...

I always have to fire up IE when people are speaking about advertisements. Firefox with Adblock plus does such a good job that one forgets what some pages look like originally.

Well looking at it in IE I have to say that for my taste they are a bit too intrusive. But then again anyone who cares can just block them.

dummzeuch said...

I can't see any ads, even if I turn off my add blocker in Opera.
Very odd...

Chris Bensen said...

I think I'll move the ads back to the sidebar. The new feature of placing them between the posts is annoying.

Xepol said...

I learned the value of not blockings ads served on my own site when google decided that ads for erotic literature was suitable for "generic content".

Really the sort of thing you want to know about so you can add content to drive ads in a different direction.

stanleyxu said...

It's OK, here is not CodeGear's official website. Compare to those useless blogs, I would rather reading ads. ^^)

What really annoying is the fixed width of your blog. Your articles only use (<=) 1/3 width of the screen. Maybe you should change the template...

Chris Bensen said...

stanleyxu,

I just set the width to 65% of the page width. That's about the best I can do with the current template. I honestly don't like the current template that much either but I like it better than the other choices I've seen. At some point I'll spend some time tweaking it to make it look better.

Chris Bensen said...

xepol,

A while back I started a blog as a test.. I wanted to find out three things:

1. How many people found it without telling anyone to test Google Analytics vs my own home brew solution
3. Messed around with the template to get it better for this site.
2. What sorts of ads would pop up with certain words used on the site.

It was an interesting test.

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