Hicks

A quick note on adverts

You may have noticed something new lurking in the sidebar, and like Ryan, I feel the need to explain myself. I’ve always resisted ads such as google’s, I’m not keen on how they look or the idea of making money from site visitors. The exception to this was when Dooce mentioned eating Leta with barbecue sauce, and her google ads made suggestions of where to get that sauce.

So, I’m experimenting with the iTunes affiliate scheme. The advantages here are:

  • You get to choose the advert you display
  • They’re suprisingly well designed for a link scheme
  • Most importantly, I see it as being a way to promote an artist that I’m excited about. If it does make a few pennies then they’ll go somewhere other my pocket, but I don’t really see that happening.

I hope that’s OK!