I’ve been playing around with Google’s AdSense over at USSM, tinkering with various layouts and trying to see if it’s possible to scrape up enough money to pay for a server upgrade.
It’s been kind of a pain, for a variety of reasons.
Anyway. One of the things I hate is the ads for places offering “free” stuff if you complete 20 offers. So I use the competitive ad filter to block them.
The problem is, the same place runs a ton of these as different companies. So you may get Google putting up racks of essentially the same ad from nominally different companies.
media-offer.com is onlinerewardcenter.com is sports-offer.com
Compare, for instance, their terms of service.
They’re all exactly the same company. They place the same ads. But I have to block each one of them, using one of my limited filters. Ugh.
Also: man, we are not earning money off AdSense.