Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Do not taunt Happy Fun Ball

If you're looking at this post on the Mommy Esq. homepage, scroll down a bit, and look at the right side of the page where the Google AdWords module is. Are you only seeing their "public interest" ads? (Stop Hunger, Help the Children, Stop Eating Whale Jerky, meesh meesh meesh.) I bet you are--I just tried in a few different browsers and they were all I got.

Those are the default ads Google runs when you first sign up for AdWords, before they've confirmed that your site is "OK," and not doing anything shady. Or pr0n. Significantly, unlike "real" AdWords ads that run after the site is cleared, the site owner doesn't get paid for them.

Hmmm...is there anything that Mommy, Esq. posted recently that might upset Google's bots enough that they would deny us our meager AdWords revenue? I wonder.

5 comments:

Helen said...

You seem to have upset the google gods my friend! Maybe Jordan can get you back on their good side.

Nicky said...

Actually, I'm seeing ads for how to make money with adwords. Which is actually evidence that it's working properly, since it accurately reflects the keywords in this particular post....

Jordan said...

Yeah, the adwords look good to me. Seriously, why do you have to hate on America's company. That's two posts in a row. I guess going back to work turns you into an evil Google basher. Not cool.

Stacey said...

Hmmm. I need Husband to teach me how to bring in some AdWords revenue on my blog!

Mommy, Esq. said...

Nicky and Jordan--are you reading the post on the homepage, or on the post's own page? I see what you're seeing on the post's own page. But still get the PSAs on the homepage.