In an effort to defray the costs of hosting, I’ve gotten the Google Adsense ads running throughout the Schlock Mercenary archives.
Most of the ads are just “Comics” things that I doubt any of my readers are really interested in. You read Schlock Mercenary (if you do, that is) because you enjoy that strip, not because you’re a comics collector. Since Google only pays on click-through, the archives are not going to generate much revenue… except for strips where there are footnotes.
I find this both creepy and hilarious. This strip, which has a footnote about the infamous chupaqueso, was sporting four ads for cheese. I think writing footnotes just got more interesting for me…”Gee, what kind of whacked-out Google ads can I get to load under THIS strip?”
It’s been a horrifically busy weekend, what with the move and the only-barely-preannounced arrival of relatives. All my time was spent working with chalain on the site, tweaking the look and feel, and realizing just how HUGE my installation at Keenspot was. We still have a lot of work to do. It’s a good thing Google is making me giggle, or I’d be a basket-case.