Monday, December 21, 2009

Like winning the lottery

I had 2 Ads by Google on my blog. What a cash cow that was. It didn't exactly set any records as a money maker.
When I saw I could place ads and make money, I was all about it. I told my wife, "That summer home you've been dreaming about on a Caribbean Island is about to become a reality."
Every time I would log on, I would see that the ads magically changed. Wow, cool.
"You can quit your job honey, ads by google will be supplementing our income any time now."
I wrote to the White House and informed the president that I had a solution to our country's growing debt. Put a "Ads by Google" sign in the background when Obama speaks to the nation from the Oval Office.
Hang a Ads by Google sign from the Washington Monument. That would be a real eye catcher, surely it would generate revenue.
Ads by Google banners could hang from various railings inside the Senate building, like the "Coke" banners hanging on the center field wall at Yankee Stadium.
The possibilities are endless.
I thought it was a great idea.
I logged on last night and checked my account. "What color sport scar do you want honey, I'm about to check my account." She wanted a red one.
I had to inform her today that the only Caribbean beach she'll be seeing is the one they show on the Travel Channel.
If you want a sports car, you better rent one from Avis, because Ads by Google isn't all that.
My account was zero.
My demographic research was wrong.
I guess I'll be keeping my job.


Melinda said...

I love this post. It's good information because I've thought about making my riches, too, through google ads. Now, not so much. Merry Christmas.

Alison said...

I guess that was in the 'too good to be true' category. But hey, shouldn't you have earned SOMETHING??

nacherluver said...

Um... yup! I feel your disappointment. I too thought by putting google ads on my blog I was looking at (at the very least) some pocket change to go to the movies once in a while. Never seen a stinkin' dime. Nada. Nothing. Maybe we're all too savvy to be pressing the ads. Maybe we're all here to experience each other and don't notice the ads. Maybe...

Mark said...

I must admit, I've never even noticed an add on any blog.Thats not why I visit.

Bull Rhino said...

Clever post and good information. I was ready to retire and by a Harley LOL, now I guess I'll wait.

I just found you as a follower of Barefoot from Heaven. Nice blog, I'll be back.