For the past 13 months I’ve been receiving $25 a month advertisement pay for the inclusion of four text links at the bottom of each page here at MikeDiDonato.com. It was hardly an annoyance except to those people who felt betrayed (read: Ryan Schenk and Jon Abad*) and for my google strength which pretty much dropped off the proverbial map.
The ads themselves didn’t bother me at all and the google drop simply meant fewer passers by. Despite this, today I removed the advertisements from the website. This doesn’t mean I won’t sell out again, I assure you that I will – but I’d like to do it with a little more finesse. I’m hoping to switch my advertising type to one that’s more centered on specific local businesses. I’m not exactly sure how I’ll make it work, but I’ll probably be testing a few things in the background over the coming months. We’ll see how well it comes together.
*especially hilarious about the betrayal was Jon and Schenk’s disclaimer removing all responsibility to any potential advertising frustrations.