Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Not Quite Madison Avenue, But It'll Do For Now

So as some of you may have noticed (but most of you probably haven't), I've subscribed to Google's Adsense program, where I place some silly text ads on my blog and get paid for each random person that clicks on them.

Now before there's any confusion, I am definitely not in it for the money. If the fact that I placed it in one of the least conspicuous spaces on my blog isn't evidence enough, I think I can count on no hands the number of times I've clicked on a random ad link lke that in my life, so at that rate it should only take me about 12 years to make my first $10.

No, it's more about curiosity to see what Google ends up considering 'relevant' ads for my blog. To be honest I've wondered what their magical formula must be ever since I noticed that all of the targeted Google ads they place in my Friendster profile seem to think that I have a burning desire to be an actor, and keep asking me if I want to sign up for acting classes.

So far I've been less than impressed with their choices. Here's a rundown of the ones I've noticed:

Amazing Chinese fat loss secret -- Probably because I'm always ragging on fat people. Fair enough, if I'm gonna bitch about chubsters all the time, I might as well have a resource available for them to cure their terrible terrible disease.

Tasty foods -- I guess this is for the fatties who, when criticized about their weight, decide to eat more instead of hitting the gym or eating a few less tubs of chocolate cake frosting. Something for everyone!

Drink recipes -- I suppose if someone reads the blog and feels inspired?

Apartment search -- Let's face it, when you drink like I do, there's a good chance you're gonna be asked to move out by your housemates on a regular basis.

That's all I've personally noticed so far. I think I'll be satisfied when one pops up for Alcoholics Anonymous, but until then I'll just have to wait with bated breath for that and my check from Google for 83 cents.

1 comment:

Vicki said...


The online leader in information for Alcoholics.

And I got that on my first try. Maybe Google looks at the visitor, not the blog content.