I was browsing CoComment earlier and i stumbled across Problogger.net, by the looks of it, it is a very popular blog (he lives off the money he makes from it), and it has some excellent tips for bloggers be them n00b or l33t, i was quite impressed and took some of the tips to heart to try and improve my blog.
But… adsense, always with the adsense!
I was reading one of his posts and there was a bit about the growth in populartiy of your blog over time, which is pretty true, if you continue to post regualrly for a year you are going to get quite a few follows, but then he went on to say how you can expect to make certain amounts of money and have it increase every month. A little pause… How is he making this money?
I love Adblock, it has hiddened every single one of his adsense ‘verts and banners and giant iFrames.
Open up in IE6 and it looks quite a bit more jumbled, with adblock the theme was very nice and clean and clear, but without the adsense words just messed it up and put me off the blog a bit.
Obviously he is making money from his blog (quite a bit my the looks of it) but at what cost?
Personally if i didnt have adblock i would be instantly put off by the large ads obscuring his articles, lots of them promoting more affilite programs and adsense for bloggers (almost liek a pyrimd scheme maybe?), but i dont know what other people think of it.
Would you have a kinder word to say about it?
Would you be a regular reader of a blog with that many adverts?
Do you use adblock to shield you from the horrors of adsense?