Yes, I have added an adbox to my blog. For those who are wondering, no, I haven’t become a hypocrite. I still don’t like big banner and skyscraper ads all over, but I don’t mind a few small buttons… especially when the advertiser pays per day, rather than per impression or per click.
Pay-per-day ads like the ones I’m using allow people who aren’t interested (in most cases, that means me) to use tools like AdBlock Plus without hurting anyone (the only effect is a few less views on the graphs shown to potential advertisers) and, since it’s Project Wonderful ads, even I don’t block them. (The Project Wonderful guys run their ad service the way I would) It also helps that I’ve set my profile to refuse animated GIFs.
Anyway, I’ve set a minimum price per adbox of 1¢ per day and I’m providing two boxes. Hopefully, there will be enough interest that I won’t have to switch to one box at 2¢. My goal is to make this blog pay for itself when hosted on NearlyFreeSpeech.NET.
Adbox by Stephan Sokolow is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.