I was up late last night working on our sites. I had never added any Google Adsense to four of our sites. Why? Well, when we’d first started them I was using traffic engines like Bl)gexplosion and Bl0gMad to begin getting some new visitors to the sites. It worked, I believe that we managed to get a few regular readers and have retained some of the early connections that I made by being very active on the various traffic engine sites.
The problem is that you can’t have Google Adsense (not on the main page anyway) of a site that’s regularly being seen on a traffic engine site as they believe that is generating false impressions of the Google Adsense ads. So I didn’t have Google Adsense on those four sites.
I haven’t been using these sites at all this year, so I finally decided late last night to deactivate, put on pause or hold, all of the sites that I’d had listed on the traffic sites I’d been using in the past. Once I did that I started putting Adsense on this site, As the Garden Grows, Breath of Life and Odd Planet.
It was kind of stupid of me not to put Google Adsense on these sites earlier since these sites tend to have the most traffic of all of our sites – well other than my website. I tried to make the ads as non glaring as possible so as not to irritate our regular readers. Yeah, it might not be quite as effective that way, but for now that’s how I’ll try it on these sites.
All of the sites also have Kontera on them now too. I’ve set it up so that you shouldn’t see Kontera ads in new posts. I tend to post several times a day on a few of the sites so for the most part regular readers should have Kontera free posts. If you don’t visit as often and you scroll through the sites to see all the posts that you’ve missed since your last visit then yes, you’ll run into some Kontera ads here and there.
I’d love to hear if you like the way I’ve set things up. I’ve tried to monetize my sites in a way that should have very low impact on regular loyal readers.