As you may have noticed I removed the amazon ads from the main page and individual blog posts. The reason was two fold – first, they created visual clutter, and second, they were completely useless. At least adsense tries to serve ads relevant to the topic. Amazon was almost always displaying random bizarre shit.
It also didn’t earn me any money. Not one cent. So screw it. I dumped them for some more Adsense here and there. The blog should end up looking a wee bit cleaner.
If you want to show me some love, go click on some of the ads. ;)
Here is an interesting observation: the large square ad panels are much better at serving up relevant content than the banners. They almost always have something that’s on topic, while the banner on top of the pages often gives me some rather generic stuff. Go figure.
Also the ads on the front page are almost all generic crap because the topics of my posts are totally random and incoherent. :P
[tags]adsense, amazon, amazon associates, amazon ads, google ads, advertising[/tags]