I’m thinking about doing one or both of two things, and would love reactions from The Great Collective Mind:
- Restoring ads (presumably AdWords/AdSense, unless someone knows of a network that pays for impressions rather than clickthroughs) to this blog. When I had them before, there were so few clickthroughs that it was largely wasted noise on the page (I think I earned $20 over the four or five months they were running–and that’s total, not per month). The blog seems to have a lot more readership now, but I still wonder whether library types are likely to click through. Opinions?
- Adding a Google Custom Search box to the Cites & Insights home page, specifically searching C&I itself, so that readers could search across issues and essays. (Hmm. I could also include Walt at Random in the searches, but that might muddy the results.) This would not raise any revenue, but might make the large body of C&I material more useful… (I looked at other free site-index possibilities: They seem to top out at file# or size limits below C&I’s needs, unless you pay an annual fee.) Opinions?
As for other possibilities posts…one of these days. I’m finding them hard to write.