Comments on the Google4Paul PledgeSubmitted by Michael Nystrom on Tue, 05/29/2007 - 23:23
An Open Letter to Ron Paul supporters and especially bloggers
On May 30th, 2007 danda says:
Please consider taking the Google4Paul pledge and posting my "Open Letter to Ron Paul supporters and especially bloggers".
The letter is here:
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Thanks Danda. I appreciate your initiative and good idea. I put the Google links up, just below the main mast-head. We'll see how much money we can raise. I'll report back.
One kind of complicated caveat: I use Google Adsense on my other site - www.bullnotbull.com, where they produce part of my regular income that I live on. Google Adsense is set up in such a way that a person can have only one account with them. They also have something called, "Smart Pricing" which I think is kind of stupid. How Google calculates click revenue is highly secret, and based on ad relevancy. Because I write about the stock market and money and such things over at Bullnotbull, the ads are targeted to that subject matter, and due to the subject matter, pay fairly decently.
The ads that are currently showing up here at DailyPaul.com clearly are not targeted. At the moment, there is an ad for Paul Harvey, Sign up for your own blog, Buy a new air purifier, etc. From my own experience, I know that these low-priced ads very low paying - a few pennies max, should someone decide they want to search for Paul Harvey merchandise on Ebay and click on that ad. That is fine for what it is - every little bit helps, right? - but due to Google's "Smart Pricing" it could (and likely will) impact my revenue over at my other website. If that is the case, I'll likely have to pull the ads here in order to save my income over there.
Otherwise, I think the Google4Paul Pledge is a great idea, but I'd like to open the floor to see how other people feel about it. How do people feel about having advertising on the site? If not Google, then how about other advertisers?
Ideas and suggestions welcome. I'll keep you posted.