After checking out reddit.com for the first time, a post in the “top” section jumped out at me:
I gather that Steves website is pretty popular and well known so i wont go into it to much, but i found this article interesting, and so starting on monday next week, i’m going to attempt to get up at 8:30 every day for a month and see if i cant improve my productivity. This means not going to bed until i feel tired so some nights i can see me staying up very late, and setting my alarm for 8:30am to go off everyday, i’ll keep kind of a log within my blog and see how it goes.
On Steve Pavlina’s website he has lots of interesting articles, some about improving traffic and some about sleep and other interesting things, one about giving up caffine which i stayed far away from, i love my caffine! T didnt read that many of them, but i did read one about Adsense. He was saying about how he was making triple figure sums from the adsense adverts on his page, and i get the feeling that he gets a lot of hits, but was amazed me was that i couldnt see any adverts at all, i though wow, maybe i can do that and not make my site look like all the other horrible ad-filled sites.
Then i remember that little word in the bottom of my browser… Adblock… ahhh, so i fired up IE6 to have a look without adblock stopping his adsense adverts.
I was shocked, out loud shocked.
The amount of adverts, the placement of them, the sheer in your face-nus of the whole site without adblock! If i had gone to this site i wouldn’t have read a word of it, i would have hit the back button very rapidly. He has some great ideas and his articles are very well written but without adblock its a horrible mess of a site.
And thats got me wondering… does the whole internet look like that now? With Adblock in place i wouldnt know, but i sure hope not.