Saturday, April 30, 2005

I sold out.

You've probably noticed the Google banner ad running across the top of my blog. I'm trying out their new Google AdSense program; in theory, every time someone clicks on one of the advertised links, I get money (it's probably like half a cent per click, but what the hell). The cool thing about it is that the links and ads are customized to the content of my blog--it picks up key words from the posts (NASCAR teachers soldiers troops nanny <--- just experimenting) and displays links that are relevant to what we're talking and writing about (you can thank Renee's recent post for the link to "Buttermilk pancakes," lol).

Anyway, I'm just trying it out. We'll see how it goes. (It BETTER work; this revenue is going to be my drinking money for the blog party). ;)

26 comments:

keesh said...

So, everyone go to all the ads that are on Jen's blog at least 100 times :). Now how do i do that on my blog?

Jen said...

when you go to the main blogger home page, after you log in, look on the right hand side and find "Google AdSense," then click on that for more info and to get started. You can change the colors and stuff to make it match your site.

They do give you "code" that you have to post into your blog template; I had to play around with mine to get it in the right place.

Renee said...

I think it's cool, not really selling out :-) I'll click the links many times so you can get paid :-)

Renee said...

Have you figured out how much $$ it is yet? Like, do you have an "account" that you can check the balance on or anything?

Anna said...

I don't see the ads. Where am I not looking?

Renee said...

LOL. Right under the "It's not that I'm lazy. it's that I just don't care" title, before the first post. It's the same colors as the blog, just a link and a little blurb trying to get you to click the link.

Anna said...

It's so tiny! OK, I'll give it a whirl.

Jen said...

Hmmm...no money so far. And people have been clicking, so apparently you need a whole LOTTA clicking to start making money.

At this rate, I'll be drinking water at Ye Olde Blog Gathering.

Renee said...

Hehehe. I'll buy you some booze if need be :-)

Jen said...

Nah, I'll just start hookin' again.

Anna said...

I still didn't see anything to click.

Jen said...

OH MY GOD, ANNA.

LOL.

When you're looking at my main blog page. The "home" page. Up at the top. Right under the "IT's not that I'm lazy" and "a Very special blog," you'll see a series of 4 or so ads going horizontally across the page. You click THOSE. THOSE. (As I write this, they're all about blogging stuff.) Text only, no pics.

Anna said...

OK, I did click on that but I didn't know it was an advertisement cause there weren't any flashy commercials. Got it, got it.

Renee said...

LOLOLOLOL. Anna, you're so damn funny.

Jen said...

I'm really not happy so far. I haven't made any money, AND the ads are changing now with new posts; they're still the pancakes-and-blog ones. Maybe they'll change once the posts discussing our blog party and Brent drop off the page; if not, I'm just getting rid of the whole thing.

Renee said...

yeah, I noticed that it hadn't changed either... that's retarded.

I'll still keep clicking them for ya, though.

Renee said...

yeah, I noticed that it hadn't changed either... that's retarded.

I'll still keep clicking them for ya, though.

Jen said...

As of Friday afternoon, they have FINALLY changed, so I'm excited. (I need to get out more.)

Renee said...

But, the most important question is-- have you gotten any money yet?

Renee said...

But that fucking buttermilk pancake one is still on there, and the link hasn't worked for me YET.

Jen said...

LOL, and now they're back to the Sucky Links for me anyway.

Let me check my balance. If the ads aren't there anymore by the time you read this, it means "No, there ain't shit."

Renee said...

Well, I see that they're gone... too bad you didn't make any money off them, but at least we don't have to click anymore ;-)

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