Love them or hate them most of us bloggers who are paying for our blog, be it web hosting or some other financial investment regarding our site, at some point consider putting ads on our site. This is no less than the third time I’ve given this a shot. The first time only a few of you knew about the blog and so it never panned out. The second time was relatively recently and it honestly didn’t work out too badly but I was, I guess, morally annoyed by putting ads up. This time, we’ll see I guess. The big difference this time is I’m not using Google Adsense, I’m trying out Project Wonderful. I plan to do a review of the service in time as it promises to be a much better platform for a niche blog about 40K.
The main reason I put them back on is, like most everyone in my boat, in hopes of gleaming enough pennies here and there to start covering my web hosting. See, the cool thing about this blog becoming more known is that more of you visit, which is awesome. The downside, there always is one, is that I am allotted a certain amount of bandwidth every month and this past month I came close to exceeding it. I run more than just this blog off my hosting account. I also run Command Center, my guild’s forums, forums for my FLGS and another small forum for me and a few friends. It all eats away at the bandwidth but none nearly as much as this blog. I already upgraded my hosting plan recently and it seems I may be reaching another milestone where I need to upgrade again, hence the ads.
Anyway, I’m hoping where I placed them is not too intrusive, works well enough in the site’s design and that they’re relevant, at least more so than those from Google.