Thursday, October 16, 2008

And Now A Word from Our Sponsors ... AdSense

Do you use Google AdSense on your blog or web site?

Or should I say do you not use it? I think I see AdSense on most content pages I visit on the web, on social sites, blogs and forum communities. AdSense enhances the page content and the earnings help support my sites and keep my content free. I also offer Google search features on my web sites, and I know my users appreciate it - they use it.

So, it's a win-win situation. I don't display AdSense ads or links on this blog because its about sharing information and my marketing philosophy. I do use an AdSense custom search box so my visitors can search perform keyword searches of Squidoo lenses directly from this blog.

It drives me nuts to find sites that use the power of AdSense improperly - those thin-to-none content pages and parked domain landing spots that are basically a bunch of links with AdSense plugged into the page body. They're only there to generate clicks (earnings for the site owner). When I hit one of those I just want to scream "Don't waste my time ... will someone please pull the plug!"

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