Tuesday, October 21, 2014

There's a giant ad stuck at the bottom of this page, and I put it there on purpose.

I just wanted my readers to know that they're not seeing things and they're not infected with spyware. That ad is real. I'm learning how to put ads on my blog. However, don't fool around with it, don't touch it, don't click it, unless you really, seriously want to go look at their page and buy whatever they're selling. I'm not supposed to encourage anyone to click on it. The people who click the ad have to be real people who seriously are interested in whatever the ad is talking about, not people who click on it just to be nice to me. So, just look but don't touch, unless you're really serious. No fooling around with the ad. The ad is probably looking at cookies that are saved in your browsers so that it can decide which ad to show you. If you don't want it to do that, you can turn off cookies in your browser. I'm not sure how to do that with each and every browser. I'm only experimenting right now, just seeing if I can get the ads to work, so it might not stay that way forever. I just need to learn how to do it, so please pardon me for putting up something really big that takes up a lot of space on the screen. Eventually I will get things set up the way I want.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Okay, not starting AdSense yet

AdSense rejected my application because either this blog was too small or it didn't have enough content that would work with their advertising. Since I haven't finished importing most of the other blog yet, I don't know if it will be accepted eventually, or not at all. But I've been reading about alternatives to AdSense that I could try, and maybe some of them would be willing to advertise on a personal blog page instead of a more formal page. I agree that there isn't much in here that would work with advertisements, but I didn't know how stringent AdSense would be about that. Other advertisers might not care that this is just a personal blog. So I will keep working on importing the other blog, and then find out if some other advertiser will do it if AdSense won't.