Slacker Stuff

February 11th, 2007

Well, after making the frontpage of Reddit, Digg, and Del.icio.us Popular, it looks like the traffic to Former Slacker has finally died down.  All told, the site got over thirty-eight thousand visits over the past three days.  I put up a post discussing how Reddit and Digg killed the server over there.  Traffic continued to flow in after that post, but at a much more manageable rate.

On another note, I’ve put up Google Adsense ads on that site.  I tried to make them as unobtrusive as possible.  I’m not sure if they’ll really make me any money, but I can’t see any real reason why I shouldn’t put them up.  Just for reference, if the average visitor were worth one cent, I would have made three-hundred eighty dollars from the surge.  I have no idea if the average visitor is worth a penny in advertising revenue, though.  Maybe I would have only made a buck fifty.  Nonetheless, I’m going to see what happens.  It’d be nice if I could get enough from them to cover my hosting fees, at least.

Also, please don’t go clicking on the ads trying to make me money.  If Google starts seeing anything that looks like fraud, I’ll get my account terminated.

  1. seleena Says:

    Hmm, now that former slacker has the “smelly people” post, your ads from google are getting interesting.

    I’ve noticed several “smelly people” remedy ads, and even a “smelly vagina” remedy ad. Yes, the ad headline was “smelly vagina?”

  2. seleena Says:

    Ok, my bad. Technically the ad says, “Smell of Vagina.”

    Either way, nice ads!