Dark Side Experiment
May 4, 2006

There's another new addition to the right sidebar ... I am running a two-week test with Google Adsense. I know, I know, stop screaming. It's an experiment. I kinda figured that I get this INSANE number of hits for those stupid Red Monkey Jeans that I never even knew existed before I started my blog. Nearly 45% of my total website hits (if you hit the home button up top, you go to my main homepage for CoyoteThunder.com) are for those jeans. It suddenly occurred to me the other day ... I'm always going to get those hits. The way the search engines work, I'm always going to get hits for those jeans ... so why not kill two birds with one stone? If Google will put some Red Monkey Jeans ads in that sidebar, then the folks looking for Red Monkey Jeans will get what they came here looking for ... and maybe I'll make some cash and quit whining about all the people who land here looking for those stinking jeans.

We'll see. If this doesn't really generate anything worth speaking about in two weeks, I'll resign from the Adsense program and remove the ads. If it does work, then I will seriously look at re-designing the template and moving to a real 3 column design to better leverage space.

Meanwhile, sound off about the migration to the dark side in the comments.

Posted by Red Monkey at May 4, 2006 9:30 AM | Blog | | StumbleUpon Toolbar Stumble |


logtar said:

Too bad the add has nothing to do with the Jeans... who knows if they even advertise via google... why not contact the company directly and work out a deal with them?

Red Monkey said: That's why I'm giving it two weeks to pick up on the Red Monkey Jeans bit ... right now Adsense is responding to a post 2 or 3 days old. As for contacting the company, there are multiple companies who sell the things, several of which do advertise through Google - I researched that before attempting this test. But, if this Google bit doesn't work, I may very well try to work with one of the sellers.
May 4, 2006 9:43 AM


lydia said:

Well I will always remember where I was when you succumed to the dark side, Good luck hey, when you are a millionaire can I have some money?? :)

May 4, 2006 4:48 PM


michele said:

If i can't find red monkey jeans,you think i can find
some jazz coffee jeans?

May 7, 2006 2:48 PM
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