I’ve had ContentLink
running on the site since last week, and most of you have likely have not
noticed it. I’ve only put it on archived
help articles and such, but not much on my blog postings.
I know that most of you are not fans of ContentLink, as I
have seen your reactions at The Green Button between ContentLink and IntelliTXT. As I don’t need the revenue to keep this blog
going, I wanted to ask people’s opinions
before I go any further with it.
Since most people don’t like ContentLink, I’m not planning on enabling it site wide
or for that matter, on the front page.
When you come here, my main goal is for you to be interested in the
content. Content always comes first, and
when ads interferer with content that’s a problem for me. I do however have a small interest in
advertising, so I would like to explore that here.
My thoughts for
ContentLink on this site including keeping it off of the front page, always keeping
RSS ad free, and providing a way for you
to disable it if/when enabled.
What I was thinking is that I can use ContentLink to better
monetize my traffic coming from Google, so starting this month as posts get
knocked off the front page, I would edit them to add the ContentLink code. You would only see the ContentLink pop-ups
when you click back to the old stories, or who I’m really gunning after, when
Google searchers find results on my blog.
I’d like to get your
opinions on this. I feel that
keeping it off the front page is the best bet for general acceptance. For those who are not fans at all, I noticed
that you can selectively disable
ContentLink on a site-to-site basis.
To do this, click the link below to go to an example of what ContentLink
looks like enabled. Hoover over one of
the links and then click on the question mark (“?”) in the top right. Scroll to the bottom of that page, and it
says “…if for any reason you would like to disable ContentLink.” Done, you will never see them again (until
you delete your cookies).
So, what do people think?
I’d like everyone’s opinion on this before I do anything else. You can click here
for an example of what a post looks like with ContentLink enabled.
var dc_UnitID = 14;
var dc_PublisherID = 11967;
var dc_AdLinkColor = ‘6699cc’;