Recently, on a whim, I thought that I’d add Google ads back onto my blog. I had run them previously, mostly as a test for a previous employer, but Google ads ended up paying out about a penny every other year, so I took them off my site when I joined the BlogHer ad network, mostly to reduce the clutter on my pages.
But also because the BlogHer ads are a much better deal. Not only does the BlogHer ad network provide a much better return, it supports women who blog. I’m all about that, especially since some of my favorite bloggers are women.
Turns out that after I turned my back on them, Google decided that I was a danger to their advertisers, and now refuses to provide ads for me to run on my blog, per this email:
After thoroughly reviewing your account data and taking your feedback into
consideration, we’ve re-confirmed that your account poses a significant
risk to our advertisers.
I’ve got six loyal readers. Even if all of them boycotted one of your advertisers, nobody would notice. Hell, all of them could storm the corporate headquarters of one of your advertisers and nobody would notice. Shit, while storming their way into the building, they could all fit in one minivan and, once inside, they could even share the elevator to the CEO’s office with several security guards–who might want to watch out for a sudden diaper change outside of a restroom, or other dangerous parenting activities.
After thoroughly reviewing your response and taking your feedback into
consideration, I’ve re-confirmed that you can kiss my sweet white suburban dad’s ass.