I’ve received some clarification on matters hinted at earlier (not the two books: those are jes’ fine), and am now looking into what I should do about Walt at Random and Cites & Insights. Those are two very different topics, to be sure.
This post is about the former. Namely, what I might do to generate a little revenue from this here blog.
I could sign up for AdWords again, and might do so, but I’m a little chary of the “only pay for actual clickthroughs” model, particularly for a blog that reaches mostly library people. So I’m also thinking about some other ad model (via Google? Dunno: haven’t investigated that yet), including models that pay for exposure and those where ads are actually fed along with individual posts in RSS feeds, not just on the sidebar here.
Example within the library field: David Lee King’s blog–not every post, but at least some of them. There are others.
So the questions are:
- How intrusive do you find such ads? Are they likely to make you unsubscribe?
- For that matter, how intrusive do you find banner ads and “in-stream” ads (ones that appear between or within posts on the site itself)?
- Any other suggestions as to how to make this blog a source of income?
- Can you suggest any reputable ad networks that might work for this blog, and that pay based on views, not just clickthroughs?