Christian Heilmann

No more ads on my blog

Thursday, August 30th, 2018 at 3:38 pm

Most of the readers here on Desktop will not have realised any difference thanks to ad blockers, but I just took the conscious decision to take off all the ads from this blog.

The reasons is that even by sticking to Google as the ad provider, I keep seeing ads I don’t approve of, and I just don’t think the JavaScript/Tracking overhead is worth the gain. At the heyday of blogging, I made about an extra $1k a month with this blog without resorting to SEO nasties or linkfarming. These days, I make about $80 extra, which I am happy to not have if it means that my content is delivered without any extra cognitive overhead or annoying content beneath.

I still use analytics, but they might go soon, too. I am in the lucky position that I don’t need to live off this blog, so I am happy to do my share to un-clog the WWW a bit more.

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