Got an interesting email in my inbox a few days ago. Here’s a copy of it:
We understand that the recent economic turmoil has created a lot of uncertainty in the lives of AdSense publishers. During these difficult times, we’re continuing to invest in innovations that improve publisher monetization and advertiser value in the content network.
We’re focusing on further developing our product offerings and boosting ad performance for publishers. We recently announced advancements in AdSense for search and experiments to make ads more effective. We’re bringing DoubleClick technologies to AdSense publishers, and we’ll continue to launch new products and features. We’re also continuing to improve our offerings for AdWords advertisers, making it easier for them to target the Google content network. Features for advertisers, such as the new display ad builder, are designed to improve ad performance on AdSense publisher sites.
We’ll keep driving technological progress, but our best asset will always be our publisher partners. The strength of AdSense lies in the value of the content you bring to users and the quality of the sites you bring to advertisers. Our success is tied to yours. We look forward to partnering with you for the long term, and remain dedicated to helping you succeed.
Director AdSense Online Sales & Operations
1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
Mountain View, CA 94043
This email is regarding the AdSense account associated with ca-pub-8234810200509513.
While it’s nice that Google Adsense is concerned about the “recent economic turmoil” that we’re going through, I have to admit that I’m really getting fed up with them. Time and time again, when I view my blog, all I see is adverts for Family Guy and Dungeons and Dragons stuff in the right sidebar. Granted posts about those subjects are fairly popular on this site, I serious doubt they’re displaying to those folks interested in those topics.
Now I know I’m not supposed to tell you my percentages and I’m not going to. This site hasn’t done that well with them. The Youtube video downloader simply in scale as it gets considering the number of hits each day it gets. And it gets a lot of them. It kind of balances out and the other site supports this one.
Now I’ve tried tricks to get decent adverts to display. We used to get nothing but steak adverts here which did little good. I wrapped both the title line and the h1 tag line in code that told the Google Adsense bots to not look at that stuff and it pretty much worked. At least I rarely see them. But what do I see on my Gallery or Flickr? Post? You guess it. D&D and Family Guy. What a surprise.
I for one hope something can be done about this as I’m out of ideas.
Now I’m going to sit back and watch all the Google Adsense spam hit this post. And, no, that’s not why I wrote it.