> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> Ignoramus13314 wrote:
>>> On 14 Jul 2005 06:36:57 -0700, email@example.com
>>> <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>>> Do any of ad providers pay per impression?
>>>> I'm tired of this useless pay per click model.
>>> Google adsense has a mix of PPC and CPM advertising. Try them, they
>>> actually have very relevant ads (not the "you have been selected as a
>>> lottery winner" or "click here to kill the monkey" junk), and good
>> You say "good payouts", but what do you perceive as a good return?
>> Cover for the hosting costs or utility bills too? For me, Google
>> AdSense only does the former only (just over USD 30 a month). I
>> suspect this can be described as disappointing by those who seek
>> profits (I am not among these), e.g. forum administrators, search
>> engines and blog hosts. Blogger were acquired by Google because they
>> failed to make profits despite all the traffic.
> Try different size adsense ads and also try different positions and colors
> of the ads.
I think that all 3 measures would make the ads more obtrusive, annoy the
visitors and miss the entire point of my site, which is non-profit (only
hosting costs to be covered) and Open Source-oriented. I use the site as a
gateway to my research and a productivity tool. That's why I mentioned as
examples sites where no profits imply a failure. Why, for example, would
you provide search facilities that do nothing but eat up traffic?