Isn’t a rarity nowadays. More and more bloggers have joined ad programs and affiliate programs such as Google Adsense, Amazon Associates, Video Ads (only US) and others out there. I know bloggers who’ve managed to survive via some of these methods but I would like to ask the readers opinion on this. Therefore I’ve set up a simple poll here for all to vote. I’ll run this poll till the end of June. It’d be helpful and beneficial to all if you would kindly ask others to vote on this too. Thanks.
The options available are mainly targeting Malaysian audiences. And for those who’ve not read my blog before, Disguised Google Adsense meant:
..usage in a manner of disguising it as part of an entry. Preying on click mistakes done by visitors.
Or Amazon Associates is their very own affiliation program for promoting their products as well as the company. I came about this while surfing another weblog and was actually quite impressed. I can’t compare the impact of this against Adsense since Google has monopolized the online ad campaigns from my opinion.
However, here are my reasons why I might find Amazon Associates better than Adsense:
- Amazon Associates come with an image of the book.
- People always look at books then the price.
- Focused content blogs are like books.
- Don’t have to disguise the ad in an entry.
- Amazon pays by cheque, direct account or gift certificates.
I know a lot of you might not agree with me on how Amazon works better, but would your conscience ever bug you that you’re prying money from the mistakes of your fellow visitors when implementing Adsense? Yes, I know sometimes you can’t be honest in gaining funds but I’d prefer being honest than quiet.
There are different ways of enticing your readers into clicking ads by their own will. For my Amazon ads, I’d maybe title it “My Recommendations” or “Amazon Interests”. To me, that’s promoting as well as trying to be honest whilst gaining funds from my readers. If you’re interested in becoming an Amazon Associate, find out HERE.
In the end, me as a single blogger won’t make a difference in the blogosphere but I’d rather keep on doing good than spoil myself being bad in the future.