About the ad’s

Why are there suddenly ad’s on this site?

So, recently I enrolled this site into Google’s AdSense network. It’s something that I really didn’t want to do, and am still a little torn about it.

I don’t like ad’s on web pages for a number of reasons:

  1. I think pages with ad’s feel less credible. So I’m going to try to limit the number of ad’s on each page to one or two. ( I know there are some with more than that right now… I’m still experimenting with how it works.)
  2. They can be annoying.
  3. The advertisement revenue model rewards click bait that generally has crap content.

So why did put ad’s on my pages? I have a few reasons for doing so that I hope the two or three people who read my blog regularly this can empathize with.

  1. The cost of keeping this site up and running is not insignificant. Hosting charges add up and I’m hoping to generate enough revenue to break even.
  2. It’s the easiest way to fund this account at the moment. I’ve kicked around the idea of using Patreon and I still might, but for now I’m going to stick with the advertising and see how it goes.

If you notice an ad that is offensive or if you find them too distracting let me know in the comments and I’ll try to either refine the placement of the ad’s or in the case that something is offensive I will do my best to remove it.

By Luke

Linux Systems Administrator RHCSA, LFCS, ITIL v3 Foundations.

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