Advertising Revenue Drops Very Low

I’ve checked our advertising revenue for the last few months and it’s extremely disappointing. The numbers also don’t match the number of hits to the site to various pages which means people are using ad blockers. I’d like to remind people that although everyone hates advertisements, especially intrusive ones but advertising is what tries to pay for the free services that are found at deardiary.net and if everyone uses ad-blockers I will need to switch more and more features to Plus only to compensate.

The server costs are around $400 a month guys, and last month I earned $80 from advertising – you do the maths 😉

If you’re not a Plus user, please spare a moment and think about how the free access to the site is funded. Then if you believe this site offers you something, please put www.deardiary.net as a site that’s allowed to show you advertising into your ad-blocking software.

Sadly, most of the people who won’t read this are actually the people who are also blocking ads so I am preaching to the already converted. Spread the word!! 🙂

Steve.

6 thoughts on “Advertising Revenue Drops Very Low”

  1. Since not everyone has their notifies set up to receive DD1 (though they should), maybe you should send this out as an e-mail to all subscribers.

    It might upset some subscribers, but I think it is fair to make more of the features Plus Only.

    I’ll do my best to help spread the word.

  2. I didn’t realize that ad-blockers prevented you from receiving ad revenues! I always figured they paid you a set amount per month/week/day to add their adds to the pop-ups.

    So as long as those ads don’t send any spyware, ad-ware, malware, or whatnot to my computer – I’ll set my ad-blocker to allow them if I can 🙂

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