An Experiment

Several months ago, I started running an add on a single post. It happened to be the post that got the most traffic, so I figured I’d try and monetize it. It made some money, about $22 in four months – nothing to write home about.

Well, I’m expanding this little experiment further my introducing ads to all the posts on AFdN. Ads will not be shown on the homepage. However, they will also be shown on pages and in the RSS feeds.

I’m mostly curious to see how much this rakes in.

Of course, this goes almost directly against what I wrote two years ago:
From andrewferguson.net:

But I don’t, and you will never see any advertisements on my blog (save the Amazon affiliate linking and things of that nature that are unobtrusive).

Oh, boy.

8/23/2008: Experiment over. Password removed.

For Rent: Students From NATO Countries Only

0121080828 (by Mr Ferguson)

If you overlook the fact that this violates the Federal Fair Housing Act1, it’s kinda funny at first.

After a bit more thought, it becomes less funny, especially when you consider the fact that many of the International Students at Mines are from the Middle East, none of whom are part of NATO.

You can examine the advert yourself down at Higher Grounds Cafe.

1 U.S. Code Title 42, Chapter 45, Subchapter 1, Section 3604 (b): “To discriminate against any person in the terms, conditions, or privileges of sale or rental of a dwelling, or in the provision of services or facilities in connection therewith, because of race, color, religion, sex, familial status, or national origin.”