You may have noticed that I'm trying out some new advertising from Chitika on Deaf Dogs and Benevolent Gnomes. After our falling out with Google AdSense over a year ago I've been searching for an online advertising shop worthy of the high standards of the creators and readers of this fine blog. The Amazon Associates ads are good, but not generating enough action to justify being my sole attempt at website monetization. You can still do all your Amzaon.com searching and purchasing through the "Search Amazon.com" box at the middle-left part of the blog or click on any of the Amazon widgets that look particularly enticing.
The first few days of running the new Chitika advertisements saw some really non-specific ads (pretty much just incorporating "Deaf Dogs and Benevolent Gnomes" into some semi-sketchy search engine), but the ads seem to have gotten a bit better over the last week. What's your feedback on the ads? Annoying? Tolerable? Do you have ads blocked or opted out of seeing them? Do you have any other or better recommendations for web advertisers? If you blog, what ads do you run on your site?
And please note that any and all revenue from this site goes to help deaf dogs in North Dakota. We're not an officially sanctioned 501(c)(3) charity or anything, but every little bit helps.