Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Hasta la vista, Google AdSense

As I'm sure you could tell as soon as you visited today, this is once again an ad-free blog.

I promised when I added Google AdSense to the site that if the ads didn't help me earn enough to buy an extra game or two a month I'd get rid of them.

Well, not only didn't the ads earn me enough to buy a game in the last month, they didn't earn me enough to buy a pack of gum! So, away they go.

Although I'll likely give them a second chance at some point in the future, for the time being this blog will be free of those oh-so-helpful ads that try to get you to buy heartburn meds or invest in retirement homes.  

12 comments:

apricotsushi said...

Aw, that's too bad the ads didn't work out. Would it have helped if we clicked on them? I don't really understand how putting ads in blogs/websites brings in money, so...

Anyway, they didn't really bother me at all, so if you ever feel like using them again, go ahead!

Sean said...

Wow, not even a pack of gum? The ads I'd see on your blog here in Japan were usually for Groupon or Calvin Klein.

Guess I'll keep them off my blog too for now:)

Viewtiful_Justin said...

Well, that's a drag for you! Sorry to hear they didn't work out like you'd hoped they would.

I was really enjoying my Final Fantasy V experience, had just made one of my characters a Geomancer to check it out...I saved my file after the Library of the Ancients, took my DS to the laundromat, and when I turned the game on...POOF. No save file.

Fucking game...

RetroKingSimon said...

Haha, yeah, I'm thinking of getting rid of them too - I've made £2.84 in about four or five months! :|

Bryan Ochalla said...

Thanks, Anne! I'm sure I'll give them a try again in the future. It's nice to know they weren't too bothersome :)

Bryan Ochalla said...

Sean: I think they're pretty specialized, based on your searching history. I'm not sure what that says about the ads I was seeing then...

Bryan Ochalla said...

Oh, NO, Justin! I wonder what caused that?? I don't suppose there's any hope it'll come back (the save file)?

Bryan Ochalla said...

Simon: It seems neither of us were deemed to be worthy of viewable rather than clickable ads. Sorry you haven't had any better luck with them than I did :(

Viewtiful_Justin said...

It's not coming back...and I'm having trouble bringing myself to start again (although I'm already thinking about what I'd change, jobwise)...

Bryan Ochalla said...

Oh, that's terrible :( Maybe you should take a break from it, then, and come back to it later when you're not so pissed at it...

Viewtiful_Justin said...

I think I might.

Bryan Ochalla said...

Ugh. Sorry that had to happen. It's a great game otherwise, really!