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Thursday, July 20, 2006

Return of the ads...

Some of you may have noticed that advertising space in the upper right hand corner of this site has returned. When I started the Content Done Better Blog, it featured a few Amazon ads and some referral advertising through Google. I didn't run Adsense ads, though, as the prospect of advertising for other frelance content writers didn't excite me too much!

I then went completely ad-free for awhile. Now, I am trying something different. I signed up with AdBrite and am going to see about selling a few text link ads here. I am comfortable with that approach because I get full power to approve/disapprove of individual ads. This is not a contextual advertising option, ala Adsense (although that option is also available with Adbrite). Instead, a description of the blog is listed there and interested individual advertisers can opt to purchase the space.

Adbrite has a smart-pricing system for this... I set a minimum and as competition heats up for the few spaces available, the price will start to scoot upwards. Well, that's what will happen if people buy ads here, anyway.

So, you may be wondering how I got so desperate that I would approve "CHEAT AT POKER" ads, right? Well, I really haven't. What happened is that I accidentally checked the box allowing Adbrite to run network PPC ads in the space. I looked at the blog this morning and found that I was accidentally providing billboard space to the card-sharking industry... I have since changed my preferences and those should soon disappear with nothing else taking their spot until legit advertisers make an offer on the spot.

It's too early for me to tell whether this will be a good idea or a waste of energy for this particular blog. However, I can tell you that the Adbrite system has some definite potential. Selling those few text link ads can be a nice little income boost and if you are not using their contextual ad offering, it is apparently safe to run Adbrite and Adsense simultaneously.

If you have a blog and would like to try it out, or if you are interested in purchasing an ad here through Adbrite, just click on the button right above the links on the right side of this page.