I’ve been using Adsense on my blog for awhile now (with little result) and am now in the process of changing that practice. For one thing, I don’t like the limited number of advertisers I have to choose from in the industries I’m interested in. And second, I just don’t like seeing all those obvious Google-based ads.
I’m trying an affiliate program that has (1) a big selection of good companies and (2) not a lot of self-promoting jargon surrounding the ads. And my policy will be that I only host ads for companies and products that I’ve actually used and would feel comfortable recommending to any reader. I’m not interested in hosting mystery ads anymore, so this is how it’s going to be for awhile.Â I’ll mix up text and image ads, not have too many running at a time because I’m not interested in being a billboard.