Software developers, and people who usually work with computers tend not to click on ads in the web. Some of them even filter ads using software such as AdBlock
. I find this always quite amusing when other people find this out the hard way, like for example about half a year ago the people behind Stackoverflow
[...] how does anyone make a decent living with AdSense? Seriously, how?
Some years ago I put up google ads on this blog and I learned this quite quickly as well: The ratio between people who visit this blog and people who click on ads is incredible low. That's because nearly only people with a technical background are reading this site.
On the other hand, other sites I run such as Darkness Springs
or Bienen und Blumen
are quite the opposite: People playing online games or using dating sites seem to click anything which is colorful. :)
Anyway, I never took down adsense from this blog, but because this is quite senseless, I now replaced most of the ads with a small script I just created to show some own images. Where the google adsense 'Wide Skyscraper' images were shown before on this blog, this script now shows images of the software I'm blogging about here. Simply click on the comments or archive to try it out.
Here is the source, if anyone is interested: writeads.js
. The script even parses the DOM to find some keywords matching the images.
Do you like the new images instead of the ads? I do :)