Here is another interesting wordpress plugin for a wordpress dev himself Donnacha O’Caoimh. This time he calls it “Friends don’t let friends see ads” , I prefer to call it “Ads for Enemies“. This one is a really interesting one for the following facts:
- You can choose to let Digg/Redit/Stumbleupon visitors see ads or not.
- You can turn off ads if people have commented in the past.
- Show bigger ads to people who come from search engines.
It makes Ad-Sense
To me it makes sense that regular contributors to your blog shouldn’t see ads (I will try and implement this during the week). People who read here every few days or weeks, are not that likely to click ads, so the ROI on having ads for them is very low. Also it encourages people to leave comments, which you should reply to. You can of course still use your nice affiliate links in posts, so you not letting your readers 100% ad-free 😉
Ads for Searches
Once you have a blog and you start to get traffic from the search engines, you will suddenly have to deal with another type of visitor. These visitors that are just wandering around the web, looking for something, researching something. It would be great to turn these people in regular readers, but it can be a lot harder (especially if they are not avid blog readers). So what do you do ? Push so big ass ads at them and make some more money ! Yes it’s that simple.
My Ad Strategy
I plan to use this ad for the text link ads referral ads at least. Most of the people who read here know about text link ads already and don’t need these banners shoved in their faces. I’m not sure how compatible it will be with how I use AdSense here, but I will find out. Let’s see how it works…