Posts Tagged ‘advertising’
Occasionally I hit some bumps trying to navigate the SS Panties through the waters of the business world, and I hit a doozy last Christmas. I discovered a company that scores sites based on content, and that score can have a severe impact on ad revenue. I’ve documented my adventure in this article: https://medium.com/p/3f559a96e166
While we’ve come out the other end OK, this is a problem that can still be affecting other artists out there that use banner ads to generate revenue.
My intent isn’t to bring out the pitchforks against these guys, but to bring attention to their practices in the hopes of increasing the transparency of their organization (e.g. having a better appeal process).
So take a look, and share the article! Hopefully it’ll help someone out there.
P.S. You guys rock.
Once upon a time, we stopped having advertisers and just had a fund drive each month to make up the income that we needed to keep the lights on and the mortgage paid.
After a few months we noticed that the bulk of the monthly donations were being provided by the same few (totally awesome) readers. We didn’t want to put that burden on such a specific few, so we ended the monthly fund drives.
Now we are trying to balance the books and keep the lights on, and we found that we still need the advertisements to help pay the bills.
In a perfect world, we wouldn’t need advertisements on our website. But until we find that perfect world, the gas, mortgage, power, and water companies would all like to get paid, like, every month.
That’s the bad news.
The good news is that if you are a Bonus Booty subscriber you will be immune from all this.
The Bonus Booty is a subscription where you get a few emails a month with bonus comics, art, and media. Now, in addition to all that, you get to browse the site without ads.
One day we’ll be able to figure out a way to keep the ads off the site permanently, but till then, subscribe to the booty.