We don't yet have any real ads on this site that people pay to have placed, but I did sign up for a couple of the automatically generated ads that earn money when people click on them. So far, we're making about four cents a day on that. I've noticed something strange lately, though.
I don't know about the display our readers get, but mine again and again shows some camera on the right that Amazon is selling. As long-time readers know, I dropped the little digital camera that I take pictures with (video, too). It's taped up with black electrical tape, and it basically still works, though. Thing is, it's a little pocket camera, with a tiny zoom, so every time the ad for nice camera comes up, I pause in temptation.
The other thing that's displayed is a little Google text ad right over the top of where the posts start. It's been advertising LASIK eye treatment lately, and I've been thinking about that, too. I'm nearsighted, and usually wear contacts, but they are a hassle. I'm kind of a weenie when it comes to any surgery, though. Wounds on the soccer field are ok, because those are battle scars, but scalpels are a different matter. I've never had any surgery before. I suppose it's mostly done by lasers anyway, but I keep reading about some people who get halos or weird white spots and then I start to think "Contacts not so bad".
I haven't decided what to do yet. However,I just think it's funny that rather than making us much money, the ads seem to be mostly baiting me into spending mine.