Silent Technical Ramblings

Why The Ads?

Why The Ads?

Robert Williams May 19, 2015

We’ve placed some Google AdSense ads on two of our websites, currently on our main site The Rua Network and on The Stray Sod.

  • Why are we showing ads?
    • It’s mostly an experiment in using AdSense to see how well it works, and if it’s even worth using in the long run.
  • Can they be blocked?
    • They sure can! Feel free to grab a copy of AdBlock, AdBlock Plus, Ghostery, and/or Privacy Badger to do so!
  • Will we care they get blocked?
    • Not entirely. As mentioned, this is just an experiment to test something and if it doesn’t work out, then it doesn’t work out.

This experiment is not for making a few extra cents from any ads that show (although a few extra cents does go a long way with hosting costs), but rather a live trial and error to not only see how it all works, but to get a better grasp on how to properly implement such a thing should a future client have such a request for ads on their sites.